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Audi Driver International 22nd Oct. Who's going?

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    [Oct 11, 2005]
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    looks like I'm confirmed......... Track pass arrived, I'm doing the afternoon session, so I'll see you guys in the morning,,, do I still have a place on the AS Stand? Or has it gone??

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    Since Richy has dropped out, you should defo have a place on the stand.

    IIRC, there is a pub right on the end of the road which leads to the entrance of Castle Coombe, but not sure what it's called though? Maybe we could meet there??, it's quite easy to drive past the entrance if you don't know where it is aswell...
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    [Oct 11, 2005]
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    looks like I'm confirmed......... Track pass arrived, I'm doing the afternoon session, so I'll see you guys in the morning,,, do I still have a place on the AS Stand? Or has it gone??

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    Since Richy has dropped out, you should defo have a place on the stand.

    IIRC, there is a pub right on the end of the road which leads to the entrance of Castle Coombe, but not sure what it's called though? Maybe we could meet there??, it's quite easy to drive past the entrance if you don't know where it is aswell...

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    There is also the Shell petrol station!
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    [Oct 11, 2005]
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    looks like I'm confirmed......... Track pass arrived, I'm doing the afternoon session, so I'll see you guys in the morning,,, do I still have a place on the AS Stand? Or has it gone??

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Since Richy has dropped out, you should defo have a place on the stand.

    IIRC, there is a pub right on the end of the road which leads to the entrance of Castle Coombe, but not sure what it's called though? Maybe we could meet there??, it's quite easy to drive past the entrance if you don't know where it is aswell...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    There is also the Shell petrol station!

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    That would be the other end of the road right? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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    [Oct 11, 2005]
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    looks like I'm confirmed......... Track pass arrived, I'm doing the afternoon session, so I'll see you guys in the morning,,, do I still have a place on the AS Stand? Or has it gone??

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Since Richy has dropped out, you should defo have a place on the stand.

    IIRC, there is a pub right on the end of the road which leads to the entrance of Castle Coombe, but not sure what it's called though? Maybe we could meet there??, it's quite easy to drive past the entrance if you don't know where it is aswell...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    There is also the Shell petrol station!

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    That would be the other end of the road right? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    Uh.. M4 end!?
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    Haven't been on the site for a while - work has been mad. I am going on the Saturday so will see you there. Hoping for a day long track pass but will be having a wander too /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Greg
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    [Oct 11, 2005]
    [ QUOTE ]
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    looks like I'm confirmed......... Track pass arrived, I'm doing the afternoon session, so I'll see you guys in the morning,,, do I still have a place on the AS Stand? Or has it gone??

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Since Richy has dropped out, you should defo have a place on the stand.

    IIRC, there is a pub right on the end of the road which leads to the entrance of Castle Coombe, but not sure what it's called though? Maybe we could meet there??, it's quite easy to drive past the entrance if you don't know where it is aswell...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    There is also the Shell petrol station!

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    That would be the other end of the road right? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Uh.. M4 end!?

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    I am not fused as long as they are easy to find, but then again if I am following jojo I aren't too fused /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goofy.gif
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    [Oct 11, 2005]
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    looks like I'm confirmed......... Track pass arrived, I'm doing the afternoon session, so I'll see you guys in the morning,,, do I still have a place on the AS Stand? Or has it gone??

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Since Richy has dropped out, you should defo have a place on the stand.

    IIRC, there is a pub right on the end of the road which leads to the entrance of Castle Coombe, but not sure what it's called though? Maybe we could meet there??, it's quite easy to drive past the entrance if you don't know where it is aswell...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    There is also the Shell petrol station!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That would be the other end of the road right? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Uh.. M4 end!?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I am not fused as long as they are easy to find, but then again if I am following jojo I aren't to fused /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goofy.gif

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    PMSL, what makes you think I know thw way? think I fluked it last year lol. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_2.gif
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    [Oct 11, 2005]
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    looks like I'm confirmed......... Track pass arrived, I'm doing the afternoon session, so I'll see you guys in the morning,,, do I still have a place on the AS Stand? Or has it gone??

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Since Richy has dropped out, you should defo have a place on the stand.

    IIRC, there is a pub right on the end of the road which leads to the entrance of Castle Coombe, but not sure what it's called though? Maybe we could meet there??, it's quite easy to drive past the entrance if you don't know where it is aswell...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    There is also the Shell petrol station!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That would be the other end of the road right? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Uh.. M4 end!?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I am not fused as long as they are easy to find, but then again if I am following jojo I aren't too fused /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goofy.gif

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    PMSL, what makes you think I know thw way? thinkn I fliked it last year lol. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_2.gif

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    Good job I've got Sat Nav then isn't it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goofy.gif
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    [Oct 11, 2005]
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    humm... can't come guys.. sorry.. ive had a few problems with the car and so wont have the car to drive down in on the saturday 22nd..

    but otherwise i would come down in my TT powered golf but thats in having the bushes replaced..

    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    sorry for been a let down.. wish you guys the best of luck.. and if someone can take as many pictures as possible it would be much appriciated.

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    Sorry to hear you can't make it!

    No problem matey, I'm sure we'l all meet up again...
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    [Oct 11, 2005]
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    looks like I'm confirmed......... Track pass arrived, I'm doing the afternoon session, so I'll see you guys in the morning,,, do I still have a place on the AS Stand? Or has it gone??

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    Glad you can make it!

    Yes you are officially on the stand!

    Updated list...

    DickyS3 - Audi S3
    Jojo - Audi S3
    Markb - Audi A3 1.8T
    docurley - Audi A4 1.8TQ (RS4 Body conversion)
    madkebab - Audi A4 1.8T
    Enzo (possibly) - Audi S4 (B5)
    marctwo - Audi S3
    Crash - Audi A4 2.4
    The911SC - Audi S4 (B7)
    domcj - Audi A4
    trekbiker - Audi A4 Avant 2.5 TDi
    Outlore - Audi Sportback s-line
    JPO - Audi S4
    ANDYTQ - Audi A3 1.8TQ
    s3bow - Audi S3
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    [Oct 11, 2005]
    I was thinking of meeting at that pub on the junction too. It has a large car park IIRC so it would be ideal..

    Its the one where you come off the M4 and turn at the junction just in front of it to head down the lanes to castle coombe...

    Anyone know the name of it?
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    [Oct 12, 2005]
    I think those ones mark are in castle coombe village.

    the one I'm thinking of is the first one you come to when you leave the M4 (Bath turn off).

    I'll have a look on tomtom to see if it is listed as a poi...
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    [Oct 12, 2005]
    Is it the Crown...? just off M4 J18...?
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    [Oct 13, 2005]
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    Is it the Crown...? just off M4 J18...?

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    I don't think so mate... HOwever I could be wrong!
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    [Oct 13, 2005]
    wouldn't mind a spot on that stand if there's room for a newbie there, can try and tag on up with the welsh lot, aby ideas on time's and are you going to meet and leave, or just turn up

    rob
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    [Oct 13, 2005]
    that makes no sense, really should check spelling, i meant are any welsh lot from s.wales, dickyS3 and others meeting down here before going up there, or all turn up at whatever pub

    rob
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    No problem rojocho

    Updated list...

    DickyS3 - Audi S3
    Jojo - Audi S3
    Markb - Audi A3 1.8T
    docurley - Audi A4 1.8TQ (RS4 Body conversion)
    madkebab - Audi A4 1.8T
    Enzo (possibly) - Audi S4 (B5)
    marctwo - Audi S3
    Crash - Audi A4 2.4
    The911SC - Audi S4 (B7)
    domcj - Audi A4
    trekbiker - Audi A4 Avant 2.5 TDi
    Outlore - Audi Sportback s-line
    JPO - Audi S4
    ANDYTQ - Audi A3 1.8TQ
    s3bow - Audi S3
    rojocho - ?
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    [Oct 13, 2005]
    So how is everyone going about cleaning their cars when they get there?

    Do you take a bucket of water and sponge etc...? With you?

    Mark.
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    [Oct 14, 2005]
    i think i've got a coupla water carriers, the 2 gallon type for camping that fold flat, and a few buckets that i can bring along save people lugging buckets everywhere

    let me know if you want me to bring them, as they are somewhere in my attic after bvf this year. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jump.gif

    also, i'll be coming along in the a3 tsport dicky! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    There are stand pipes all over the place in the 'paddock' area so theres lots of access to water for the guys washing. Hope for dry weather so you dont have to wash!
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    [Oct 14, 2005]
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    i think i've got a coupla water carriers, the 2 gallon type for camping that fold flat, and a few buckets that i can bring along save people lugging buckets everywhere

    let me know if you want me to bring them, as they are somewhere in my attic after bvf this year. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jump.gif

    also, i'll be coming along in the a3 tsport dicky! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

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    Yeah if you could bring those rob it would be great!
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    Yeah bring them buckets along please as that would be a great help.
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    [Oct 14, 2005]
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    Just been having a search for this pub and I've found these two:

    Salutation Inn

    The White Hart

    The Castle Inn

    The Manor House

    Any of them ring a bell?

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    Not sure about salutation Inn, theres nowhere to park at castle inn (its actually in village). If your going in The Manor House take your credit cards with you - its where all the big-wigs stay on race days - helicopters on the lawns etc. Only been in White Hart from the rear- theres certainly no parking or room to stop there
    HTH /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    [Oct 14, 2005]
    Guys the place I'm thinking of is a restaurant/hotel/pub just off Junc 18. If your heading from Wales direction, come off the M4 at Junc 18 and go left down a carraigeway. You get to some lights and you turn right heading for castle coombe. Its at these lights where you see this pub. It has a large car park and is about 15 mins from the track.

    How about meeting at 8 AM prompt? It will take about 15 mins to get to the track and I believe the how opens to the public at 9.

    How does this sound?
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    i'm fine for 8am, will bring buckets etc.

    let me know if any of you guys get the pub name though, good habit of getting lost! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bang.gif

    rob
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    Sounds good to me.
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    i'm fine for 8am, will bring buckets etc.

    let me know if any of you guys get the pub name though, good habit of getting lost! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bang.gif

    rob

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    Yeah I am just working out my route again so that me and jojo will be there for 8ish LOL

    We need to know the name of this pub though! Then I can find out a post code for my Sat Nav!
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    [Oct 14, 2005]
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    i'm fine for 8am, will bring buckets etc.

    let me know if any of you guys get the pub name though, good habit of getting lost! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bang.gif

    rob

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    Yeah I am just working out my route again so that me and jojo will be there for 8ish LOL

    We need to know the name of this pub though! Then I can find out a post code for my Sat Nav!

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    \I'll let you sort it out then Mark, since I'm following you lol. Antone else fancy meeting up on the M5, let us know! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    [Oct 14, 2005]
    Updated list...

    DickyS3 - Audi S3
    Jojo - Audi S3
    Markb - Audi A3 1.8T
    docurley - Audi A4 1.8TQ (RS4 Body conversion)
    madkebab - Audi A4 1.8T
    Enzo (possibly) - Audi S4 (B5)
    marctwo - Audi S3
    Crash - Audi A4 2.4
    The911SC - Audi S4 (B7)
    domcj - Audi A4
    trekbiker - Audi A4 Avant 2.5 TDi
    Outlore - Audi Sportback s-line
    JPO - Audi S4
    ANDYTQ - Audi A3 1.8TQ
    s3bow - Audi S3
    rojocho - Audi A3 1.8T
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    [Oct 14, 2005]
    not called the cross hands is it, just a stab in the dark since just been on rac.co.uk and that's the only one shown on the route just off m4.

    dont hold me to it i'm usually wrong /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    rob /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    [Oct 14, 2005]
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    i'm fine for 8am, will bring buckets etc.

    let me know if any of you guys get the pub name though, good habit of getting lost! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bang.gif

    rob

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    Yeah I am just working out my route again so that me and jojo will be there for 8ish LOL

    We need to know the name of this pub though! Then I can find out a post code for my Sat Nav!

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    I'll let you sort it out then Mark, since I'm following you lol. Antone else fancy meeting up on the M5, let us know! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

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    OK jojo I've re-calculated the route using the RAC route planner, and it looks like we will have to change it to:

    Markb, jojo: 6.30AM Strensham services (Sounthbound) just before junction 8 on the M5


    This will mean that I have to leave my house at 5.00AM which in turn will mean that I have to get up at 4.00AM /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif Oh well it should be worth it!
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    not called the cross hands is it, just a stab in the dark since just been on rac.co.uk and that's the only one shown on the route just off m4.

    dont hold me to it i'm usually wrong /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    rob /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

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    Thats the bugger! Well done that man /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

    Post code is BS37 6RJ for all you sat nav'ers!

    Full address is :-

    Cross Hands Hotel
    Old Sodbury
    Nr. Bristol
    South Gloucestershire
    BS37 6RJ

    See you all there in the car park at 8 AM sharp! We will be leaving at 8:15 to make our way down to the track.

    It maybe an idea to email me your phone numbers incase you are running late etc.

    my email addy is - dickys3 AT ntlworld DOT com

    When I get your emails, I'll reply with my number ...
    Rich.
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    [Oct 14, 2005]
    I will go from Gloucester down to Stroud junction then cross country to Coombe thats the quickest way by far, any one want to meet let me know.

    This route brings toy direct to the pub your on about, although i cannot remember the name.
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    [Oct 14, 2005]
    6:30 Mark! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif, man I'm gonna be knackered, guess I better get friday off aswell /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    6:30 Mark! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif, man I'm gonna be knackered, guess I better get friday off aswell /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Yeah if all goes well it should take us an hour to get to the Cross Hands Hotel, which will make it 7.30.

    Therefore giving us 30mins spare for wrong turns, diversions etc...

    You'll be fine matey /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    [Oct 14, 2005]
    Its going to be around 4 hours drive from Woodbridge to Cross Hands Hotel. I'm taking the A12 then onto the M25 anti-clockwise before joining the M4. If anyone here is taking the A12 route, let me know. We can probably meet up.

    Alternatively I might consider staying in one of the hotels.

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