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Got up on Thursday morning at 08:30 ready to pack and clean the car. After hunting around all day looking for car docs and other bits and bobs it was 01:30 Friday morning and get in the car to pick up my mate Gareth to start travelling to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Dover</st1:place></st1:City>.

Met with Chris (CKB) Jason (Nosaj) Barry (RS Bora) and his mates Darren and Phil, and we?re all booked on the 04:30!! Ferry.

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We all get across fine just when we arrive the whole town is covered in thick fog and we were just waiting on Neo (CmdrFire) who is coming across on the Channel tunnel? so we get a call at 06:30 ??I?ve missed my train? so the rest of us thought right we?ll kill some time and go find a Shell garage and fill up?put the details in the TomTom and off towards a shell garage. We found the garage fine just it has only 2 pumps and its only 95RON!! So we all turn around and go back to where we were going to meet Neo?sounds simple but the Good ?ol TomTom decided we needed a tour of Calais and sends us down a road and wants us to turn left?but left is into a crash barrier and the next turning is 12 miles away?so we go off to the next junction only to find a toll and that the on ramp is not working and we need to take back roads back for another 12 miles back to Calais. So we decide to stop at a Esso garage and fill up? Whilst there I get another call from Neo ??the train has now broken down and they are moving me to another.? So we start going back to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Calais</st1:place></st1:City> in the fog and sure thing the TomTom decides the quickest route which is back through the crash barrier!!! most unpleased as did not notice this until we had come on top of it due to the fog?so?back down the road again?pay toll..again..and back to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Calais</st1:place></st1:City>. By this time Neo has come through the tunnel and we are on our way.

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The drive across was brilliant?couldn?t have asked for better roads... got some great video footage and some good shots, as Gareth decided to hang out of the sunroof and window.

We got hit with heavy traffic going through the ring-road in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Belgium</st1:place></st1:country-region>, but other than that had quite a smooth run. Got stopped by German border control and the officer had great difficulty in understanding why I has German plates and a English number, his words were ??it?s is fine as it matches your documents but I do not understand why English man want to be like German, I never heard this before?? The drive downt he Autobahn was cool, just only a small 20 mile section was unrestricted and only got to have a little blast, but sooo much fun.

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The weather couldn?t have been more perfect ? Blue sky?s and warm!! And the drive down the hills towards the ring were great, and some amazingly good views. We arrived around 15:00 and found the guest house.

The place we stayed in was perfect ? right in the middle of the ring in the North section and 2 mins drive from the track entrance.

The rest of Friday night was spent in a local pub and then went up to the ring to have a look round and then went back for some needed rest ready for some Saturday track sessions.

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Saturday was the first time on the ring and loved every minute of it. The track is very demanding but great fun, and managed to get 2 laps in before we got ourselves to a local pub to watch the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">England</st1:place></st1:country-region> game.

Met some people in the bar that were taking photos from the day (www.northloop.co.uk) and some from the Supra owners club.

Gareth and I got to go out round the track in an Aristo with a Supra engine in and damn that was quick!!

Saturday night at the pub was a laff?Gareth trying to tell a joke that should have lasted 30secs or so but ended up taking over 20 mins to tell?with Chris Heckling on every word Gareth said!! Lol and Gareth every 2 seconds saying ?don?t talk to me about?? and the shameful efforts of footie in the fresh cut grass field next door, and the Rooney and Crouch jokes coming from all angles.

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Sunday we we all up nice and early and headed off to the track, managed to get 3 more laps in and just chilled in the sun and took some pics of the cars parked up.

Sunday had a few more people there and a few more yellow flags.

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We all met Sabine in the local petrol garage filling up too! And damn she can drive?that car went flying past me?but it was involved in an accident with a biker later on in the day?don?t think she was driving the ring taxi then though. It?s 260EUR to go round with her and there is a 6 week waiting list also!!!

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In the evening we?re driving back from the ring and a comment was passed about my drving??so you trust Aarons driving...then????AhhHH???S***???TRACTOR!!!?, as a tractor comes round the corner!!

Plenty of stories from the weekend and comments that have stuck like:

?this one time at band camp?? , ?don?t talk to me about anything? , ?have you checked your wheels nuts?, ?multi-story-karp-arc?, ?roooney??sure there are some more?

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The Trip to Amsterdam afterwards was awesome?70miles of unrestricted Autobahn and managed to get a top speed for 10 miles or so of 135on the TomTom and 139 on the speedo and at 51/2k Revs so a little bit more to go. That drive will defo be done again?was chasing a woman in a Merc the whole way to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Amsterdam</st1:place></st1:City> and just couldn?t catch her!! Its only a 2 ? hr drive too!

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Must say a big thanks to all, Gareth, Chris, Jason, Barry, Darren, Phill and Neo that came and made my weekend away one of the best in years ? couldn?t of asked for better company, a laff from start to finish?

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Anyway gonna stop blabbering and post this?.probably missed loads but sure will post again..

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Looking forward to the trip in October now!!

Pictures and video to follow....

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Well, what can I say?

An absolutely amazing trip in every way. We are going to be organising the next one for late September/Early October. Hopefully with a much bigger turn-out (and a car this time).

I'm sorry but I just can't find the words to describe how important it is to check wheelnuts, especially AFTER racing round the 'ring and doing a few autobahn miles.... eh Neo? :)

I can't wait to start editting some of that video, I hope it was worth it me hanging out of Aarons sunroof at 120mph on the autobahn. The flies didn't think it was a good idea (trust me, I headbutted a few that day).

I didn't think roads existed like the ones on the way there, it was pure paradise and I wanted my car soooo much! Actually, I don't think I shut up about my car all weekend so I will stop now.

The hotel was brilliant, all be it with very low tollerance to mine and Chris's footy chants but no-ones perfect eh?

The best part by far of the whole trip was actually being at the track around so many like-minded enthusiasts. And also getting suitably embarassed by Sabeen Schmidts unbelieveable driving skills (sideways round a corner at about 80mph, overtaking on the outside!). And of course, the car porn was second to none. Got some great clips of both a Carrera GT and a Lambo flying past at WOT around 1.5 metres from the camera... can't wait to see those vids!

Anyway, thanks to all who came, especially to Barry who knows hes going to be putting that sticker on the Bora (and some new tyres!). Great to meet you all, see you again soon!

Gaz
 

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sounds like you lads had a good time, shame i had to miss this one...and i dont think i got enough holiday to make september/october trip[:'(]
 

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LOL some of the more itneresting bits definitely left out I think

Gareth, sorry about that heckling mate, it didn't help when I had Jason and Aaron keep laughing at my heckling, so you know, it just got worse. I had so much more even after I'd promised to shut up...

And yeah, I don't remember them being chants, but I remember Stefan coming out to tell us he thought there were 12 people on the patio when there was only 3 of us "Only 3 of you? You make enough noise for 12!"... Quality. Oh and yeah dropping that glass whilst hollaring Rooney (Gareth!) and Crouch (Jason!) jokes as well - I dont know what happened - it just kinda, well, dropped [y]

The tractor incident definitely made quote of the year... It was the fact poor Aaron was the only sober person in the car (bearing in mind Gareth and myself had been proper on the beers!), and we all shout some different obscenity about Aaron's driving as he pulls into a tractor coming around the corner - who remembers the look (promptly followed by laughter!) on the tractor driver's face??

Neo - I think we've covered him after his wheel fell off in France... You dozey git! [;)]

Some fantastic runs around the ring - Aaron, "a few more tyellow flags" on Sunday?? Are you having a laugh - there was a flag out somewhere permanently all day, and you missed the bird that came around KM 16 and fell out from under her bike into the barriers with the almighty bang!!!

I've scrubbed plenty off my tyres and brakes that weekend - and 152mph on the clock on the autobahn coming home was certainly auxhilarating [:D] I make that just over 140 in reality but it's good enough for me - it had room for a few more mph too [:O]

Definitely wanna go back - not sure about September though - I might save it for next year about the same time when we should go again - don't wanna ruin a good thing by doing it too much if you know what I mean??

As for "And this one time, at band camp" - I barely remember saying that, sorry about that... Can't remember who I was hecklin that time (don't even think I'd had a drink either lol!)

Will post more gibberish later when I get my pics and videos sorted. Thanks to Aaron for sorting a truly amazing weekend, other than your TomTom skills (probably dozey joke of the weekend [;)]) it was spot on. No, seriously, it was all spot on. Twice round Calais - who'd have thought we'd end up meeting Neo spot on time lol [;)]

Laters

C
 

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Chris mate, I gave as good as I got that weekend mate :) all good fun eh?

I will be bringing a map next time, none of this electonic co-driver business. Tomtom is crap in Europe!

With regards to September, you may think thats too soon but you had a car... I NEED to get the Supra round that track! Would be good if you could join us though - we could do with the entertainment!

We got some video of Aaron doing a topspeed run on the way to 'dam which should make some interesting viewing.

Oh yeah, and the bandcamp reference was directed at mr wheelnuts if I remember rightly!
 

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With regards to September, you may think thats too soon but you had a car... I NEED to get the Supra
round that track! Would be good if you could join us though - we could do with the entertainment!
Haha good to know I'm useful/good for something [:D] [h]

Oh yeah, and the bandcamp reference was directed at mr wheelnuts if I remember rightly!
Mr Wheelnuts - PMSL!!!!! I think you're right though, it might've been. I dunno sometimes I just let my big gob run away with itselfs.

Cheque please - Tractor for one [;)]

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Here's some of my pics guys want any let me know....I will send some on...

Plus i found these - won't hot link them and steel bandwith so here's the link to his great site Nordschleifen fotos ...If anyone else has been, there are some links i found looking for mine at the bottom of this post....

enjoy...

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www.mw-sportfoto.de/ (go into events section, then touristenfahrten)

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Neo : http://www.racepicture.de/html/touristenfahrt_1_07_2006_nachm_101.html
 

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Dude sweet pics - the GTIs playing with one another again [;)]

Any ETA on that DVD? [:D]

Will go through all your links once I've got my stuff uploaded, hopefully by Weds at this rate!

C

PS - on the plus side, at least my wheel didn't fall off [;)]
 

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Any ETA on that DVD? [:D]
Only just found the battery - the footage that Gareth got was erm... well... good but just loved the zoom button a little!!........well alot!.

I have to get it on the comp and sort though what i can use... it will take a few hours but i will get there....not sure if to post the vids on here though might just send the link to others and host it with you

PS - on the plus side, at least my wheel didn't fall off [;)]
That would't happen to anyone....Everyone checks their wheel nuts[;)][:p]....traveling 600ish miles and going round that little track'n'all..! lol
 

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That looks like a fantastic trip you people had! Lucky things, I can only dream. Great cars and pics too. Must've had a ball!

And yes, I am up at this unearthly time too but its now 12.55 PM here! Cheersto you all, Andrew
 

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Appoliges for late replies to this one

Arroon just wana say .....Many Thankies for sorting this trip out ......[:D]

Think most has been covered ie general banter and all that

but must say what a top weekend

ferry trip was cool eating breakie at 4am lol must be mad shame we ahad a slight delay thou

what a great place ie hotel was spot on and only like a 5min drive from the ring , now that cant be bad

at all ......[:D]

was so looking forward to this event for so long and realy enjoyed it was good little run over there and a few times maxin the car out on the autobarns ......[;)]

the track was awesome and def gives ya a buzz driving.... ops i mean ragging it round lol

took a fair few miles of my tires thou ......still was worth it ....

Guys ......realy enjoyed it and def count me in for the one next year ............

Pics will be posted up very soon ............[:D]

aaroon do you know how we get a copy of are cars ie the pic on that webby site , wouldnt mind geting that photo .....
 

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Dude sweet photos - miles better than anything I've got other than a couple on the monday morning I took of mien [:(]

Where'st he rest of them anyway - I wanna have a butchers and I wanna see the clip! [:D]

C
 

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aaroon do you know how we get a copy of are cars ie the pic on that webby site , wouldnt mind geting that photo .....
I have sent the guy an email and he has advised:

10 x 15 cm................................................... 5,00 EUR
13 x 18 cm................................................... 6,50 EUR
20 x 30 cm..................................................11,50 EUR
30 x 45 cm..................................................19,50 EUR
40 x 60 cm..................................................27,50 EUR
50 x 75 cm..................................................37,50 EUR
60 x 90 cm..................................................47.50 EUR

Data file:
1152 x 768 (mit Schriftzug).........................6,50 EUR
1800 x 1200................................................12,00 EUR
3504 x 2336................................................25,00 EUR

He will keep hold of all our pictures until we buy them, as i have told he we would like copys of all 3 of us that he managed to catch.

Personaly I'm going to buy the Data file in RAW format so can photoshop it and blow it up and shrink it as i like and then take it to jessops or the like to print it out.
 
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