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    Shall I meet you guys in EuroTunnel? Going from London...

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    FOR SALE: S3 Phantom Black, left hand drive, Xenons, FBMFSW, bucket seats, BOSE, rear parking sensors, armrest, interior light package, Symphony II+. Full Audi service history and 4 new Michelin Pilot Sport 2. 18500 miles PM for details! I want to give it away have a good family reason. For a quick sale around 19.5k PM only if interest is genuine! Thanks

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    We should meet in the terminal bit, where the shops are, then all go in convoy lol! "Sorry mate, you cant go in that carriage, Audi only"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    Fine by me, I'm just off the M1 at J47 (1st jcn after joining M1 from A1).

    There's a McDonalds at J46 that we could meet at: Here
    Sounds good to me, ill pm you closer to the time to confirm things

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    Quote Originally Posted by L60N View Post
    We should meet in the terminal bit, where the shops are, then all go in convoy lol! "Sorry mate, you cant go in that carriage, Audi only"
    I think that is a good idea.
    FOR SALE: S3 Phantom Black, left hand drive, Xenons, FBMFSW, bucket seats, BOSE, rear parking sensors, armrest, interior light package, Symphony II+. Full Audi service history and 4 new Michelin Pilot Sport 2. 18500 miles PM for details! I want to give it away have a good family reason. For a quick sale around 19.5k PM only if interest is genuine! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by L60N View Post
    We should meet in the terminal bit, where the shops are, then all go in convoy lol! "Sorry mate, you cant go in that carriage, Audi only"
    If we want to be on the same shuttle we well need a ticket with the same letter, which means meeting before we go through the main gates, at the service station i recon would be best like last time.

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    Yeah your right Alex. I'll try not to fly past it this time :P

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    Last edited by mitch78; 14th March 2009 at 23:50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamS3 View Post
    Does France not require you to carry a first aid kit in the car also?
    This might help you chaps.

    http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice...equipment.html

    Envious of your plans - enjoy!

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    Last edited by mitch78; 14th March 2009 at 23:51. Reason: didn't notice the booking fee at first
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    Cheers mitch! Do they do group buys? :P

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    Count me in for this too - thought i may be going away but not looking that likely anymore.

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    Last edited by mitch78; 14th March 2009 at 23:51.
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    Yeah im gonna swap grilles while he's not looking :P

    Welcome aboad S3izzo, So can we put you in the defo list or on the fence?

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    Penciled into diary - need to read up on the whole thread to get the jiist but you can put me in the defo list (unless anything drastic happens i'm there)

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    Last edited by mitch78; 14th March 2009 at 23:52.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    We can buy the Swiss vignette before we go.

    Order them online from here.

    Like Dave said earlier, it's 21 +5 booking fee and is valid until Jan 31st 2009. If we all bought them in advance it would be one less thing to worry about and would save us a bit of time and hassle over there.
    Nice one!

    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    lol

    Be alright if they did, wouldn't it! Got mine ordered anyway, just need to know when to rearrange the channel tunnel ticket for... any news Alex?
    Err, not yet, sorry guys, been really busy, I *should* be free tonight to plan everything...

    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    UPDATE:

    MAYBE:
    chasdrury
    PNH80
    sjahS3
    Wes G
    S3 LTN
    Crisis
    jamiekip + another S3? + an R32?
    marriedblonde
    rhubarb4
    newbiecrg
    Ian W

    DEFINITE:
    siu00adg + my mate Adam
    L60N
    S3 Big Andy
    djakster
    robreun
    mitch78 + mate Bob
    S3izzo

    It's looking better and better!

    Amazing! I can't wait!!!

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    Last edited by mitch78; 14th March 2009 at 23:52.
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    Have a super time you guys. I'm sure you'll enjoy the driving.

    I'm off to Germany (mosel Valley) for a week and then on for a further week in Switzerland (near Davos) on the 14 June. It cannot come soon enough.

    With regard to the Vignette - it very easy to purchase one as you cross the border. When I cross on the A5 at Basel it only takes a couple of minutes and you don't even have to get out of the car!
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    Ok guys, here is what I'm thinking:

    Friday
    10:00h leave Guildford to Folkstone
    12:00h leave Folkstone to Calais on eurotunnel
    12:45h leave Calais to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    21:00h get to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    Hotels:
    Hotel Chris-tal http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.d...1/htid=1116736
    Hotel Du Bois http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.d...=1/htid=889384
    Htel Les Campanules http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.d...1/htid=1741350
    Hotel Beau Site http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.d...1/htid=1783471
    Saturday
    09:00h leave Chamonix-Mont-Blanc for Davos (D1506, 9/E62, 19, 13/E43, 28)
    15:00h leave Davos to Stelvio (28 (via Fluelabach), 27, 28, SS41, SS38)
    17:30h leave Stelvio to Bormio (SS38)
    18:30h get to Bormio
    Hotels:
    Albergo Quarto Pirovano http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.d...1/htid=2012967
    Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.d...1/htid=1550235
    Hotel Baita dei Pini http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.d...1/htid=1787491
    Sunday
    09:00h leave Bormio to Mesocco (tomtom it)
    12:00h leave Mesocco to Hinterrhein (13 (not 13/E43) - San Berardino pass)
    12:30h leave Hinterrhein to Calais
    22:00h leave Calais to Folkstone on eurotunnel
    22:45h drive home/get hotel/crash at mine...

    Monday
    09:00h Sleep!

    These are very approximate times, I'll work them out exactly if everone is happy with the above. Does anyone have a problem with us leaving on Friday morning? if so we can leave a day later (or Friday night maybe) but get back very late on the Monday.

    The hotels might be a bit of an issue, in that we might end up in 2 or 3 different hotels depending on availability, but they are all in the same areas.

    Does anyone have any comments/suggestions/questions?
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    Mr Alex Green aka Maximillion Cooper... excellent once again for the organisation... sounds sweet and mouth watering just thinking about it.
    As for me not a defo yet still deciding... Got a mate who probs will come too with his RS4 if he can sort out his cover for work.
    Fingers crossed i can go.... esp after our last experience.

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    Last edited by mitch78; 14th March 2009 at 23:52.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 LTN View Post
    Mr Alex Green aka Maximillion Cooper... excellent once again for the organisation... sounds sweet and mouth watering just thinking about it.
    As for me not a defo yet still deciding... Got a mate who probs will come too with his RS4 if he can sort out his cover for work.
    Fingers crossed i can go.... esp after our last experience.
    hope so too!

    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    Friday morning is more than fine by me. If we leave it too late I'll probably need to take the Tuesday off work too, with having to carry on up to Leeds, not to mention those that are even further north!

    I'll have to dig out a decent map to have a look at the route. Sounds good to me though.

    Google maps/earth is good to check the route. Especially google earth, you can see the awesome mountains and roads in 3D!

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    That is a good plan!!

    I will decide next week if I am up to.. I might prefer to be windsurfing in Portugal.

    If I decide to go I will join you only on the first two days, Sunday I take my route to monaco, Nice, Barcelona and then Porto as I am on holiday I might take the entire week driving about...

    But possibly I will be windsurfing instead... I have to make up my mind yet...

    Pedro
    FOR SALE: S3 Phantom Black, left hand drive, Xenons, FBMFSW, bucket seats, BOSE, rear parking sensors, armrest, interior light package, Symphony II+. Full Audi service history and 4 new Michelin Pilot Sport 2. 18500 miles PM for details! I want to give it away have a good family reason. For a quick sale around 19.5k PM only if interest is genuine! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbiecrg View Post
    That is a good plan!!

    I will decide next week if I am up to.. I might prefer to be windsurfing in Portugal.

    If I decide to go I will join you only on the first two days, Sunday I take my route to monaco, Nice, Barcelona and then Porto as I am on holiday I might take the entire week driving about...

    But possibly I will be windsurfing instead... I have to make up my mind yet...

    Pedro
    Wind surfing?! pa! nothing compared to Audisportball 2000!!

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    Last edited by mitch78; 14th March 2009 at 23:52.
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    Plan looks good, can someone give me a rough figure for the petrol costs? As this will be the biggest bill of the weekend im just trying to plan my finances in advance.

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    ok so totalling my figures up for 2 people im estimating a sum of around 1200, is this fairly accurate? This is based on:

    1. 150 hotels
    2. 200 Eurotunnel
    3. 150 spending money
    4. 100 insurance (for my codriver) and european breakdown cover (45)
    5. 20 vignette
    6. 600 petrol (im getting 35MPG at the moment so i may spend slightly less than the 8P's on fuel)
    Last edited by Andy_S3; 28th May 2008 at 17:24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djakster View Post
    ok so totalling my figures up for 2 people im estimating a sum of around 1200, is this fairly accurate? This is based on:

    1. 150 hotels
    2. 200 Eurotunnel
    3. 150 spending money
    4. 100 insurance (for my codriver) and european breakdown cover (45)
    5. 20 vignette
    6. 600 petrol (im getting 35MPG at the moment so i may spend slightly less than the 8P's on fuel)
    It will be a lot less than that mate, I recon including everything < 900, my first trip to the verdon gorge was around 1900 miles and two nights in a hotel - worked out at about 350 per person (me and a co-driver) so around 700 total.

    I'll work it out later...

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    The route above adds up to 1770 miles, so say 1800 at 24mpg = 75 Gallons = 340 litres = about 400.

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    Last edited by mitch78; 15th March 2009 at 00:09.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    But don't forget he's in Teesside, so that adds almost 600 miles to his trip.
    Ouch, so add another 140 odd on there.

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    Great, 900 does sound more reasonable! Im really looking forward to this now, the only thing holding me back is my codriver, but if he backs out im sure there's others who'd love to come

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    Quote Originally Posted by siu00adg View Post
    Ouch, so add another 140 odd on there.
    Ill just have to drive really sensibly on the way down then lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by djakster View Post
    Great, 900 does sound more reasonable! Im really looking forward to this now, the only thing holding me back is my codriver, but if he backs out im sure there's others who'd love to come
    It'll be well worth it too! Trust me, this is going to be amazing!!

    Quote Originally Posted by djakster View Post
    Ill just have to drive really sensibly on the way down then lol
    Drive like a total granny an you'll do 600 miles in a tank and a half Although I don't think I've ever got more than 320 miles out of a tank! But I don't give the S an easy time!

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    Last edited by mitch78; 15th March 2009 at 00:10.
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    Bloody hell, i must drive like a real nerd, im getting 400-420 on a regular basis, dont worry guys ill do my best to keep up lol

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    UPDATE:

    MAYBE:
    chasdrury
    PNH80
    sjahS3
    Wes G
    S3 LTN
    Crisis
    jamiekip + another S3? + an R32?
    marriedblonde
    rhubarb4
    newbiecrg
    Ian W
    My mate Steve in his MR2


    DEFINITE:
    siu00adg + my mate Adam
    L60N
    S3 Big Andy
    djakster
    robreun
    mitch78 + mate Bob
    S3izzo

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    I've just sent a mail to everyone on the list asking whether they can confirm if they can come or not.

    We have plently of time, but it would be good to finialise the plan as soon as possible making sure everyone is happy with it.

 

 
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