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Audi-Sport Road trip in August - Switzerland/Italy

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by siu00adg, May 11, 2008.

  1. h5djr
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    There is an article in today's Auto Express about making sure your headlights are setup (xenon) or the patches (halogen) applied correctly. It says that the continental police can fine you up to £710 if they are not applied at all or not applied correctly!! the article also says that if you did have an accident and the patches were missing you insurers would only cover you for third party claims.
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    LMAO at the female model! She's really workin' it!
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    [Aug 13, 2008]
    Does anyone have a vagcom lead + laptop??
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    you should get ones with audisportball on the back - looks to be only a quid extra...
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    one step ahead of you mate! ;)
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    [Aug 13, 2008]
    Mitch78 is bringing his VAGCOM I think, it's posted somewhere in the thread, so hopefully can get the lights sorted with that.

    Probably not so much of a problem this time of year, as you don't need them on as much!
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    ...god i'm so tempted...... just a bit last minute and it would be near impossible for me to get organised in time!
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    Except in every tunnel you go through and there are a lot of them in Switzerland !!!
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    Some of the older models with halogen headlights had a small lever inside the headlight to change them over.
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    Come on mate, you know you want to!! How hard can a train and two hotel bookings be?! Took me all of 15 min! :)

    P.s. 10 pages woohoo!
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    Do it, do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,do it, do it, do it,
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    [Aug 16, 2008]
    UPDATE:

    MAYBE:
    chasdrury
    PNH80
    Wes G
    S3 LTN
    jamiekip + another S3? + an R32?
    marriedblonde
    Ian W
    xs2man
    S3izzo
    djakster

    DEFINITE:
    siu00adg + my mate Adam - BOOKED UP
    S3 Big Andy - BOOKED UP
    robreun - BOOKED UP
    mitch78 - BOOKED UP
    rhubarb4
    SnAzBaZ - BOOKED UP


    Sorry guys but I'm a definate no now. And because I'm not going, my mate wont be going either. Have a cracker tho! And safe driving :busted_cop: lol

    If anyone wants my eurotunnel ticket, departure from Folkstone is 08:50 on the 22nd (Friday morning) and departure from Calais is 22:20 on the 25th (Monday Night).

    Coss
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    :( next year though!?

    Steve, there you go - a eurotunnel ticket up for grabs!! Take it!!
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    Topgear was just on TV where they drove through the Alps, awesome, simply awesome!
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    I am going now, I cant wait any longer!!!!!!

    5 more sleeps!
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    What a drive! Your right not a lot of sleeping!!
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    Might be in the thread somewhere, but what cars are going?
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    [Aug 18, 2008]
    A Drove of Audi's!
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    Lee's got the stickers now, so wear em with pride!!

    Have a really good trip lads, make it one to remember.. But stay out of trouble!
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    Who's trouble? and why is she coming with us?
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    Ive been in trouble before mate, you dont wanna go there, shes a sloppy mess...
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    [Aug 19, 2008]
    Right last minute stuff, got my first aid kit etc what else do we need to be legal?
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    New laws passed in July, you now need a high vis vest and warning triangle in the car
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    I have not got a First Aid Kit. According to the AA it's not compulsary in France, Switzerland or Italy.

    Warning Triangle should be in your car already, by the spare wheel, though to be extra pedantic you should move to inside the passenger compartment as apparently the boot is not a good enough place for it to be stored!

    What's the plan for Friday morning ? We are leaving Thursday night and staying in Ashford Thursday night, so where is the best place to meet and what time on Friday AM.

    I think everyone else is coming from Guilford or Reading right ?

    Been to Tesco today and bought them out of Red Bull! :D

    Andrew
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    Not sure was going to meet at Guildford but might just hook up on route! I am in Maidstone Thursday for an interview!!
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    Enjoy guys,i wish i was coming to too,maybe next year.
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    [Aug 20, 2008]
    List:

    Passport
    Print out of hotel bookings
    Print out of tunnel booking
    2-ways
    Wigs
    Map of Switzerland/Italy/France (just in case)
    Hivis jackets
    Torch
    GPS
    Plastic
    Food
    Clothes
    Cameras
    Balls of steel and lead foot.

    Anything else I'm missing?
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    phone, charger, sunglasses, driving license
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    A decent Roadkill remover for windscreen.... our wipers weren't up to the job last time round.

    Remember this mess all over our windscreen...

    [​IMG]

    I promised myself a decent bug remover next time round... the wipers would just smear it all over but not clean.
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    These need to be at the top of the list lol essential stuff!

    [​IMG]
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    [Aug 20, 2008]
    Does anyone have an iphone car charger? Apple have removed the firewire charging abilitys of the 3G iphone so I can't charge it in my ipod dock anymore!
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    Perfect, thanks.

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