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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. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Moderator

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    You might want to start a provisional role call to get an idea of numbers?

    J.
     
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  3. Andy_S3

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    Hey Im looking to do something a bit different this summer so count me in, bear in mind tho i know no-one here! :ermm: lol
     
  4. S3 Big Andy

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    I don't need Reading tickets to get in ;) rock star that I think I am!!
     
  5. siu00adg

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    Ok, so far then...

    MAYBE:
    chasdrury
    PNH80
    mitch78
    sjahS3
    Wes G
    S3 LTN
    Crisis
    jamiekip
    marriedblonde
    rhubarb4

    DEFINITE:
    siu00adg
    L60N
    S3 Big Andy
    djakster


    Post here as soon as you are a definite (or you have to pull out). Also, I've put a few down as definite from what you have posted, let me know if you are actually a maybe.

    The sooner everyone is confirmed the sooner we can book and the more chance we have of all staying in the same hotel(s).
     
  6. marriedblonde

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    Most of us don't! apart from the banter that goes on here and the 3 that went on the last road trip!

    J.
     
  7. siu00adg

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    UPDATE:

    MAYBE:
    chasdrury
    PNH80
    mitch78
    sjahS3
    Wes G
    S3 LTN
    Crisis
    jamiekip + another S3? + an R32?
    marriedblonde
    rhubarb4

    DEFINITE:
    siu00adg + my mate Adam
    L60N
    S3 Big Andy
    djakster
    my mate rob in his merc
     
  8. S3 LTN

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    What Merc is it? :racer:
     
  9. siu00adg

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    Not a fast one! I don't know anything about mercs, he's got a small one in silver!
     
  10. S3 LTN

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    Phew. I was thinking AMG or Brabus. lol
    Poor S3 no chance... All we'll be left with is stonechips catching that.
     
  11. JUX

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    Im also a maybe mate, if im not going Cancun then i defo want to go with you guys!:racer:
     
  12. siu00adg

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    Nice one.

    UPDATE:

    MAYBE:
    chasdrury
    PNH80
    mitch78
    sjahS3
    Wes G
    S3 LTN
    Crisis
    jamiekip + another S3? + an R32?
    marriedblonde
    rhubarb4
    JUX

    DEFINITE:
    siu00adg + my mate Adam
    L60N
    S3 Big Andy
    djakster
    my mate rob in his merc
     
  13. Andy_S3

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    Thats good then! Ill be bringing a mate hopefully to help keep costs down and for some company on the long drive! Im Andy by the way (should change that username its kak lol)
     
  14. siu00adg

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    Yup, much better with a co-pilot! :)
     
  15. siu00adg

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    Anyone not got a turbo on their cars? Been reading up a bit and if you don't have one you'll lose a lot of power at high altitude! My mates merc is a 1.8 non-turbo! Might struggle to move! ;)

    about 1% less per 100 meters apparently, and I think we're going to exceed 2000 meters on the trip :)


    at 2000 meters a 140bhp 1.8 NA will be pushing out around 112bhp!
     
  16. marriedblonde

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    Yep me!

    J.
     
  17. siu00adg

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    It's a Z4 though, so it'll mean we'll be able to keep up! ;)
     
  18. S3 LTN

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    Lose power at high altitude.!! :wtf:How does that happen?
     
  19. siu00adg

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    Don't worry mate, you've got a turbo, it'll just take you a bit longer to spool up!

    In N/A engines the air pressure effects the power of the engine (the less oxygen the less power).
     
  20. S3 LTN

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    Didnt know that.... Cool. Nice one Alex.
     
  21. L60N

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    I've got a feeling this is gonna be a trip to remember too ;)
     
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  23. S3 LTN

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    Last one was truely epic though hey...
     
  24. siu00adg

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    Sure hope so! When my mate Rob saw the list of people who might be coming he said it was an invasion not a convoy! :)

    Should be a blast :)
     
  25. L60N

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    Yeah Ali, the last trip was a blast for sure!!

    Its looking positive for this one too! Im sure a fair few will drop out for various reasons, but even half a dozen cars or so would make it a real good weekend.

    These trips make driving fun again :racer:
     
  26. L60N

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    BTW Ali, I should be in Luton for around 12 on sunday.

    I'll ring you when i get close...

    Did u book the ambulance for Kris? ;)

    And wheres Mitch78??? IM hoping he can make this planned excursion. Such a shame he missed out last time :(
     
  27. siu00adg

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    Hell yeah! can't wait!
     
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    Yeah, hope so too. He's already paid for the eurotunnel so should make the trip a bit cheaper for him!
     
  29. marriedblonde

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    I'm looking like a positive for this one, the wifes booked a holiday for october so I'm safe on that front. Although I may be flying solo, stangley very few people are willing to co-pilot me.

    J.
     
  30. S3 LTN

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    Wicked no problem mate. Meet you same place probably or at the venue.
    Any idea of the venue BTW?
    You going to be in your own car?
    Got an air ambulance ready though :slapped: lol
     
  31. L60N

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    Im not sure if im in my car mate.. I think theres quite a few going so i may be piling in with someone else.

    Besides, need to get it in for steering rack #2 and a new seat.

    I dont know where its at right now mate, but if i find out i'll pm ya ;)

    *Update* Kris just text me, its called "Chicago rock cafe"??
     
  32. S3 LTN

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    New seat?? Whats happened to it?

    Ok chicago rock cafe.. bit of an unusual place to have a fight competition. More of a nightclub / bar :think:
    Oh well should still be a good sunday afternoon. :icon_thumright:
    Foody fa fa:)
     
  33. marriedblonde

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    Not down my way :) If it's not the old slappers fighting over some lipstick it's some chav boy getting upset as someone's look at his bird....
     
  34. S3 LTN

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    Lol. It meant to be a Thai boxing fight well several fights. In a cage i believe... in a nightclub. Just thought strange to hold a seated fight there. :beerchug:
     
  35. L60N

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    Us lads up north will fight anywhere ;) lol

    Anyway, it should be a good day, and chance for a good catch up!

    P.S. the seats been pissing me off, the bolster on the drivers side has a serious gimp in it.
    [​IMG]

    So i moaned about it whilst booking it in for the creaking steering, which theyre now saying could be some dodgy bushes??

    I dont care as long as it gets sorted (second time lucky i hope)

    P.P.S. Spacers ordered today, for a birthday present!! I love my missus :D ;)
     
  36. Wes G

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    Really looking forward to this now...struggling to find a co-pilot at the mo but 3`ish months to go I reakon I`ll talk someone into it?:beerchug: Thinking on the line of fuel-trying to keep up with you `S3 ers` I reakon I might need to stop more frequently-along with MB & the guy in the R32??? ...Be worth it though!!! Need to try and get a decent camera by then too-any ideas??? Mind you if I`m going it solo then I wont be taking many!:photo::icon_thumright: How far in advance do we need to book the tunnel etc
     
  37. siu00adg

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    Trust me, the S3 drinks with the best of them when you press on a bit!

    The tunnel isn't usually an issue, it's the hotel we need to make sure we book in good time, especially since there are so many of us. I recon get everything booked up a month before hand will be pretty safe.
     
  38. Andy_S3

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    Just thinking, any sort of documentation that we might need to get sorted beforehand would be handy to know too, ive travelled abroad before to Nice but never to the Alps so it may well be different for different countries? :think:
     
  39. L60N

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    Passport
    drivers liscence
    Insurance cert
    hotel booking
    tunnel booking.

    Thats it for paperwork ;)
     
  40. Andy_S3

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    Nice and easy then!:icon_thumright:
     
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    When you take your car to Europe you have to carry your V5 Registration Document with you as well. Also make sure you notify your insurance company that you are taking your car abroad otherwise you may find your not insured. A European Health Insurance Card that entitles to you to basic heathcare in another EU country is always a good idea. These are free from the NHS but you must apply for one.

    Also if you are going to be driving in Switzerland and you wear glasses for driving you must carry a spare pair with you.

    Spare bulbs, flourscent jackets and warning triangles are also a requirement in most EU countries.
     
  42. L60N

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    You forgot the kitchen sink Dave ;)
     

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