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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #200 on: September 19, 2016, 19:12:34 »
Mike, when this happens to me I sleep in the car :)

Dieter

PS. I always try to stay in B&Bs (Bed and Breakfast as we say here or Zimmer Frei in Germany outside city limits). I somehow feel it keeps the car safer then in a hotel parking lot.
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #201 on: September 19, 2016, 19:16:12 »
Jonny B and I are leaving on Wednesday morning. We team up with Brian and his sister and together we are headed to the Black Forest. I have already booked a hotel.
Paul and Rick, maybe we could meet you along the way. If not on Wednesday, maybe on Thursday.

Jon keeps saying to me: I can hardly wait. Same counts for me.

See you all soon!

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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #202 on: September 19, 2016, 20:00:57 »
Dear All,
 Happy Driving .We are leaving London Early on Wednesday morning and stop off just north of Colmar with "warm under ground parking with TV for her to watching Top Gear all night . An early start again should see us through Zurich and still undecided which way to run in but want try via Hochgurgl around 2pm , maybe see someone on the way.
Great posts.
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #203 on: September 20, 2016, 08:53:15 »
We drove through Switzerland yesterday and woke up in Savona this morning. This may be off-season, all right, but for us Finns this is summer  8).
We'll head to Monaco later today...

Maritta & Petri
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #204 on: September 20, 2016, 09:20:05 »
Full power sunshine in Merano today and forecasts getting even better !  Kitty and Mark

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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #205 on: September 20, 2016, 14:19:52 »
Well good to hear everyone is on its way or planning to ..
We are leaving tomorrow morning and hope to do the Stelvio on Thursday ... Better pack some extra brake pads  8)

But as promised ... The weather forecast looks great !! 

Will pick up some pagoda's on the way ....  Where will you stay Martijn ?



 
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #206 on: September 20, 2016, 15:49:21 »
Hi Rick,

We're staying in Schluchsee, in the southern part of the Black Forest.
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #207 on: September 20, 2016, 18:36:52 »
We're on the way on North Sea ferries to Zeebrugge then overnight stay Wednesday in Strasbourg then Stelvio pass to hotel, looks good so far

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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #208 on: September 20, 2016, 20:23:45 »
Drove around 500 Kim's today. Over the Autobahn to Koblenz, then on small roads (the B9, 48, 37 and 39 to Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany). Had a great meal. Tomorrow we drive to Längenfeld in the Ötztal, Austria. There we meet up with John and Lia to take the Timmelsjoch pass to Meran.

Safe travels everyone!

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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #209 on: September 20, 2016, 20:24:51 »
Stupid iPhone or turning everything upside down. We're in Australia instead of Austria. See you next year  ;)
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #210 on: September 20, 2016, 20:37:14 »
Neil- You know how to treat the lady

Peter- who is watching the road :o

We are still trying to decide if we fly to Innsbruck or Verona and if we get a taxi from there or organise the car collection from one of those airports or have a beer on the plane ;)- We had time constraints!

Safe journey all and see you at the hotel.
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #211 on: September 20, 2016, 21:54:34 »
Peter also appears to be wearing a mantle clock on his wrist, or a giant watch.

I'm gutted I can't be there. First Euro one I've missed... :-[

(That said I won't miss having to carry Andy and Damo aka The Lightweight Twins around the bars and clubs of Europe).
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #212 on: September 20, 2016, 23:25:06 »
Stupid iPhone or turning everything upside down. We're in Australia instead of Austria. See you next year  ;)

Peter your Pagoda must be supercharged and have fins as well to be sea worthy (like the one in the 007 film). LOL get the next moon ship and get back on schedule to arrive at the hotel in time :) no pun intended.

Dieter
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #213 on: September 21, 2016, 00:16:54 »
Peter also appears to be wearing a mantle clock on his wrist, or a giant watch.

Hi James,

I think the watch may need a new crystal looks a bit faded to me (might just be the photo angle), what do you think? Hmmmm lets see what can be done about that. Anyone on the trip that can disassemble and reassemble the watch Hmmm ... Then he might not need it bet his Pagoda dash clock works just fine.

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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #214 on: September 21, 2016, 08:41:46 »
We stayed overnight at a charming hotel in Conde - Northen, France.

Next stop is Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #215 on: September 21, 2016, 11:30:02 »
Is anyone other than Lucy really worried that Kemal is not only NOT looking at the road but is driving with his eyes closed?
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #216 on: September 21, 2016, 12:27:15 »
Hopefully he is stationary and just elated to be going on another Euroevent  ;D
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #217 on: September 21, 2016, 13:06:50 »
Shutup you. I'm pissed off not to be... >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #218 on: September 21, 2016, 13:11:30 »
What, no James L after all these years!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #219 on: September 21, 2016, 13:47:10 »
Yup - at booking time we were supposed to be in Asia - Ts work as well as birthday and 19th anniversary (yesterday)) so I didn't sign up
Then Asia didn't happen
And now SHE is in New York so I am now doing the Euro Event from, erm, home.

Pesky kids and their education ::)
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #220 on: September 21, 2016, 16:26:45 »
James, will miss you and your humour, sorry you can't be here.

We've checked in to stopover no 2 in Germany and flaked out ....

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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #221 on: September 21, 2016, 20:13:07 »
The watch is an old, faded Swatch.

Today we drove to Längenfeld, Austria. We started off on the Autobahn from Neustadt to Stuttgart on the A8, then took the smaller roads via Bad Urach, Biberach to Memmingen and then to border at Fussen.  Lots of delays at the Fernpaß. On to our hotel in Längenfeld, where we met up with John and Lia Dreu. Tomorrow we take the Timmelsjoch pass on to Meran.

The car is doing very well after it's been hardly used for over a year. 500kms without a hitch yesterday, and again today. Speeds of up to 140 km/h on the Autobahn, pulling strongly in the mountains, braking sharply on descents, and surviving start and stop traffic.

Checked the oil and coolant tonight, all looking good so far.
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #222 on: September 22, 2016, 07:37:38 »
[quote author=Garry link=topic=22543.msg178383#msg178383 date=1474.....

Meanwhile my co-driver Alfred (66andblue) is coming all the way from San Diego to meet up in Mirano and enjoy our 230SL supplied by Peter for the event.

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Hi Garry,
where are you now?
I am ready to board the train at the airport to arrive in Meran at 4 PM.
See you and everyone else soon!
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #223 on: September 22, 2016, 09:21:18 »
Alfred,

Am having a coffee at the hotel.

call on +61418394984
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #224 on: September 22, 2016, 11:20:31 »
Austria ... coffee break 😊
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