we could keep ourselves to ourselves and have a look at perhaps that cafe up the A12 (can't recall the name off top of my head) where it'd just be us.
alternatively there is the Halfway House Jap meet on the A127 which are held on the 2nd friday of each month (just outside of basildon) if people are feeling more sociable...plus a few other motors to look at...or we could just meet there regardless
or failing that the SXOC meets (held on 3rd thursday of the month), the location changes every now and again but usually in and around basildon area.
I'm not that bothered about the distance to a degree, to be fair a 20-30 min drive will give time for it to warm up.
theres the Dick Turpin meet (weds during summer) where the local Yank meet happens, lots of old school Yanks..not sure they'd like a group of Jap "crap" turning up though lol
then we have to work out time, whether it be a sunday night, week day evening? i assume most people (myself included) generally like to keep friday and saturday eve's to spend time with family etc?