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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #175 on: September 26, 2018, 20:07:20 »
I didn’t know the auto train still ran. I used it a couple of times from Calais to Brive and Nice, but know it no longer runs from Calais
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #176 on: September 27, 2018, 05:50:25 »
It does James! It's a good service they offer!

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #177 on: September 27, 2018, 06:35:00 »
Hello everyone,

Arrived a day early at our lovely hotel (well done Rick, Pascal & Paul!).  We are in for quite a treat.

For the navigator, note that on our approach to the hotel (2-3 KM out), my navigation sent us on a trek down a gravel road.  I had a 2nd navigation going (Waze) and it said to go the other way.  I should have listened to Waze.  I don't know how I managed to find this gravel road.  You are not likely to repeat this, but if you are near the hotel and start to proceed down gravel, stop and take the other route (which appears shorter anyway).

Looking forward to seeing everyone this evening.

Best,

Tom
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #178 on: September 27, 2018, 12:54:51 »
Picked up the car at a Friend‘s vacation residence near Nice, France that I will be sharing with Garry Marks from Australia for the next 2 weeks on our 2018 Euro Tour in France.the little 53 year old Mercedes 230SL drives like a charm. We now arrived at the Chateau were we will be staying for the next 3 days then our trip will take us west to Bordeaux to visit the Paul Bracq Ateliers. It should be a great two weeks driving the back roads in France after having meet old friends and meeting new ones during our 2018 Euro Event,

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #179 on: September 27, 2018, 18:17:05 »
I'm enjoying your South of France Tour Pagoda trip as if I were there.........it is a familar road for me....keep sending your postings.
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #180 on: September 28, 2018, 10:06:38 »
Fixed Broken cooler belt on Autostrada in Verona!😎😎😎 yesterday! Did 30 km with it!
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #181 on: September 28, 2018, 12:48:49 »
That's the way to do it! Use a little ingenuity by the side of the road!  Once a friend lost a belt on his M.G. TC on an M.G. tour.  He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt with a tie cord for the hoodie.  He pulled the cord out and tied it around the pulleys, just like you did, and continued on to that evening's stop without incident.  Another participant donated his spare belt and the cord went back into the hoodie.  He still has that sweatshirt, complete with (somewhat stretched) tie cord!

Wishing all you guys a great tour!
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #182 on: September 30, 2018, 14:45:34 »
The Merano “gang” in good spirits at an afternoon coffee stop near Monaco several hours after Peter March’s fan belt incident in Verona, Italy.
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #183 on: September 30, 2018, 15:25:03 »
We left Chateau de Taulane for Italy at 10:00 AM this morning in a five car caravan, all white Pagodas!  The four Merano cars plus Simon from Prague.  We stopped in Arenzano, Italy at 1:00 pm for a fine lunch of typical Genovese dishes (and a drop or two of Vermentino).

Flora and I said our goodbyes to the group and boarded our trusty Hilux for Lavagna.  We arrived safely at home in Lavagna at 4:00 PM.  The rest of the group proceeded on to Merano where they should arrive at about 8:00 PM.

What a wonderful weekend! I will post a few pictures when I have sorted through them.
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #184 on: September 30, 2018, 16:07:55 »
Delighted you’re home safe Ralph

I am now in Macon, after a 6 hour run up the Route Napoleon and Autoroute. Torrential rain around Grenoble had me driving on an autoroute at about 30mph following the white lines. Very scary stuff for about 20 minutes. And a huge difference in weather from our weekend
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #185 on: September 30, 2018, 16:53:07 »
Thank you for the note, happy you are both safe.  Hopefully your run the rest of the way home will be much better. 

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #186 on: September 30, 2018, 17:10:22 »
She flew from Nice! Plane delayed but I am driving alone
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #187 on: October 01, 2018, 05:54:34 »
👍Stay safe James!
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #188 on: October 01, 2018, 06:13:18 »
Late morning Friday, September 28.  On the rim of Gorges du Verdon. Spectacular!
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #189 on: October 01, 2018, 06:36:02 »
Mid-morning wine stop (a bit of the hair of the dog that bit you🥂)!  Pas de la Faye, Route D6085.
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #190 on: October 01, 2018, 06:58:55 »
Churches, Friday afternoon, September 28, the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. Note the star suspended above the church on the mountain.
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #191 on: October 01, 2018, 07:10:25 »
Sorry about that sideways church above. :-\
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #192 on: October 01, 2018, 12:54:22 »
This was yet another amazing European event and many thanks to our organizers for putting on a great show!  Peter, on your ingenious roadside repair-nice work.

But no one asked why you had a spare pantyhose to use as a fan belt.  Not that there is anything wrong with this...

Looking forward to 2020!

Best,

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Re: Euro Event 2018
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #194 on: October 01, 2018, 13:58:35 »
Wow! That's a great picture. What a beauty. Are your windows tinted?

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #195 on: October 01, 2018, 14:38:04 »
Beautiful shot James.  Is this John K’s car?
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #196 on: October 01, 2018, 14:45:24 »
Looks like it was an amazing weekend.

Could you guys post somewhere the routes you drove? Nowadays with Google View, it's fun to follow such. And who knows, maybe someday the rest of us will get our chance to go to the same places
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #197 on: October 01, 2018, 16:17:00 »
I had no idea who it belonged to - I just snapped it as I walked past reception on Thursday

Think it's the Dutch car that had the gearbox issue and I think the only one hardtopped...
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #198 on: October 01, 2018, 16:18:10 »
Could you guys post somewhere the routes you drove.....

The road book is about 15 pages and I don’t think the maps would be readable if scanned. 

Perhaps the esteemed event organizing committee-Rick, Paul and Pascal could post it as a zipped electronic file or post a link to it if there is a full electronic version.

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #199 on: October 01, 2018, 17:06:46 »
A few shots in the town of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Saturday morning, September 29.
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