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Buxton GP Weekend 26th/27th April 2003

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    [Feb 22, 2003]
    Buxton “GP” Weekend 2003

    Time has come for traditional and annual Audi-Sport.net Buxton meet, here are the details…

    Date: 26th/27th April 2003
    Location: Buxton, in the Peak District

    Hotels / Links:

    There aren’t any really flash hotels close to Buxton, so most people usually stay in the Old Hall, or in one of B&B’s close by.

    www.oldhallhotelbuxton.co.uk
    www.smoothhound.co.uk/buxton.html
    www.buxtonuk.com
    www.buxtononline.net
    www.cressbrook.co.uk/buxton.htm

    When selecting a hotel, select ones either along the "Broad Walk" or "Burlington Road", those are only a 5 minute walk (or stumble) to the Old Hall and the centre of Buxton.

    Format…

    <<< ignore >>>>
    Friday 25th

    In previous years some people have arrived on Friday evening, to make a full weekend of it.
    So people arriving on the Friday night, we will meet up in the hotel bar of the Old Hall hotel, from say 9:00pm onwards.

    Please let me know if you intend arrive on the Friday or not.
    <<< ignore end. Not enough interest in Friday night stay >>>

    Saturday 26th

    For those arriving Friday, I’m open to suggestions for things to do on Saturday. Possibilities…

    <ul type="square">
    [*] Shopping / general lazy day in Buxton
    [*] Small drive and a bit of walking
    [*] Alton Towers
    [*] Visit to David Suttons Historic Motorsport at Daventry
    [/list]

    I will be going on the Historic Motorsport visit, its an event organised by Daniela Unwin of Club Audi / TT-Forum. I’m sure she won’t mind if some of us attend. This place has some of the famous Audi Rally cars. http://www.davidsuttoncars.com/

    Saturday Evening

    Curry and Beers

    I suggest we all meet up at the Old Hall hotel, between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Once a firm idea of how many people are attending this meeting, I will book us a table at the Taj Mahal resturaunt in Buxton. The staff there recognise us every year, provide friendly service and decent food.

    Sunday 27th

    The bit people travel hundreds of miles for, the Buxton drive. We will either do the same route as previous years or if I get my act together, I may plan a new route.

    The drive will start at 10:00am, meeting at the Old Hall hotel in the centre of Buxton. It has to be an early start as traffic can start to become annoying even at this time in a morning.

    If you intend to just join us for the drive on the Sunday, please let me know, and try to get here for 9:30am. Then we can set off on time.

    Final notes
    If you'd like to come along,

    <ul type="square">[*] reply to this post registering your interest
    [*] tell me what days/nights you are attending
    [*] book yourself into a hotel of your choice
    [*] let me know which hotel you are booked into, and PM me your mobile number
    [/list]

    If you like driving, in great scenery, you have just got to come along!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif

    Cheers

    AL /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

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    [Feb 22, 2003]
    Sounds cool, will have a look at work commitments around this time and get back to you, may just have to come over for the Sunday but will see what I can do!
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    [Feb 22, 2003]
    This may tempt people...(from September Buxton meet last year)

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    [Feb 22, 2003]
    If I come it will make me get the rear bumper fixed too! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif Should be a good one, will be then on the Sunday for definate unless something major occurs!
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    [Feb 22, 2003]

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    Ok. I'll probably wait until after next weeks meet to see where other folk are staying and take it from there.
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    [Feb 24, 2003]
    I am up for this! Probably drive up late Friday - how long do you reckon it'll take from Windsor??

    JPR - we sharing cars or taking both !?
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    [Feb 25, 2003]
    Take both I reckon /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    Al, you do realise Daventry is South of Birmingham? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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    [Feb 25, 2003]
    I'll be there. I might only be able to make it down for the drive but I'll try and be there for the curry on Saturday night. Look forward to it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif.

    Christian
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    [Feb 25, 2003]
    [ QUOTE ]
    JPR said:
    Al, you do realise Daventry is South of Birmingham? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    Just looked on a map, didn't realise it was that far down! Can't believe Daniela has organised it for that weekend - really wanted to visit that place. Looks like its walking/shopping in and around Buxton then.

    AL
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    [Feb 25, 2003]
    [ QUOTE ]
    audi girl said:
    I am up for this! Probably drive up late Friday - how long do you reckon it'll take from Windsor??

    JPR - we sharing cars or taking both !?

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    Depending on traffic it will take you about 2:30 - 3:00 from Windsor, averaging about 85-90 KPH. I come from Macclesfield which is the next town to Buxton and that normally takes me 2:00 - 2:30

    Cheers,

    Jon.
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    [Feb 25, 2003]
    Oh!

    Forgot to mention that i will be coming /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Just need a ride for the GP because i won't stand a chance keeping up in the Cabrio /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Hopefully won't get called back to work this time either /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif Might lose my phone or something.

    Jon.
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    [Feb 25, 2003]
    [ QUOTE ]
    AL B said:
    [ QUOTE ]
    JPR said:
    Al, you do realise Daventry is South of Birmingham? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    Can you Organise an audi-sport visit then instead? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
    Just looked on a map, didn't realise it was that far down! Can't believe Daniela has organised it for that weekend - really wanted to visit that place. Looks like its walking/shopping in and around Buxton then.

    AL

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    [Feb 25, 2003]
    I'll be coming for the drive on Sunday like last year with any luck.
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    [Feb 25, 2003]
    I'm hoping to do the drive on the Sunday too /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
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    [Feb 25, 2003]
    You said that last time. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif Think you were tucked up in bed when I rang you at 9:00am Sunday morning! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

    AL
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    [Feb 26, 2003]
    Wouldn't miss it for the world.
    Not sure about the whole w/end, but we'll see.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif
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    [Feb 26, 2003]
    [ QUOTE ]
    AL B said:
    You said that last time. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif Think you were tucked up in bed when I rang you at 9:00am Sunday morning! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

    AL

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    I had a bit of an overhang last year... this will be sorted in advance this time, on Saturday night will be a Tennents LA night /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    [Mar 3, 2003]

    Al, I'll be coming down on Saturday with a mate. Should arrive in the afternoon sometime. On Saturday we didn't seem to get any nearer to arranging a place to stay did we?

    Anyone know how much we can get off the Old Hall rate? I'm not particularly fussed where, so long as it's nice enough, since it' only really for kippin' Saturday night.
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    [Mar 16, 2003]

    Oooh, it's gone all quiet again? Any word on where folk are staying???

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    [Mar 18, 2003]
    I'm registering my interest! Weather had better be good though and I might need to jump in with someone else cos I'll never keep up with you lot!
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    [Mar 18, 2003]
    Cool. I'm sure you'll keep up just fine.

    AL
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    [Mar 24, 2003]
    There's a nice hotel in Ashford in the Water (one of the most beautiful vilages in the Peaks quite close to Buxton) called the Riverside - high quality but if you can afford an S3 you can pay £95 a night for a single.

    For Buxton hotels go to http://www.travel-hotels-england.co.uk/derbyshire-hotels/buxton-hotels-1.htm

    I wouldn't recommend the Palace. We used the place for an event and it smelt nasty.

    Also, an idea for a visit, you could try the Motor Museum at Donington. Approx an hour from Buxton I guess. If you haven't been there I think you will be shocked - and amazed - by what they have.

    http://www.doningtoncollection.com
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    [Mar 26, 2003]
    Before I book somewhere stay, how many people are coming on the Friday?

    If there isn't anyone else going on the Friday, then I won't. If I'm only staying one night, I may stay at the Old Hall rather than a B&amp;B.

    Cheers

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    [Mar 26, 2003]

    Al, I'll be coming down Saturday with a mate, aiming to be there shortly after lunchtime.

    I'm happy with the Old Hall, but it would be nice if we could get a discount for several bookings.

    David (and anyone else travelling down from Scotland), if you're going down Saturday, give me a shout and we can meet up.
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    [Mar 26, 2003]
    Work commits will preclude me from getting there at a reasonable hour on friday, BUT, if there is sufficient interest and something interesting to do on the sat, i'll make it a late one!

    Otherwise I'll meet up with Mark and use him as a mobile radar deflector /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif on saturday. Remember to leave early to get the sauce in....
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    [Apr 5, 2003]
    Right people. I've finally managed to book into a hotel.

    I'm booked into the Buckingham Hotel for the Saturday night. I'm not bothering with the Friday night, due to lack of interest.

    The Buckingham is a little further to walk to the centre but has reasonable parking. The guy said their are 2 or 3 rooms left.

    Other places which I called:

    Grosvenor House, Broad Walk, (0)1298 72439. 3 rooms available. On street parking only.

    Roseleigh Hotel, Broad Walk, (0)1298 24904. 1 room available. Off street parking.

    Other hotels/B&amp;B's close to centre:

    Old Hall Hotel, The Square, (0)1298 22841 - not easy to park here, but very central.

    Westminster Hotel, Broad Walk, (0)1298 23929

    Hartington Hotel, Broad Walk, (0)1298 22638

    I really suggest you contact somewhere soon, as it would seem Buxton is very busy.

    AL

    Other Hotels: http://www.smoothhound.co.uk/buxton.html
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    [Apr 5, 2003]
    Hi Al. Thanks for the update /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    I've booked into the Portland Hotel, which is right across the road. Number is : 01298 22462.

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    [Apr 7, 2003]
    Just booked me and Jo in at the Buckingham on the Saturday /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    [Apr 7, 2003]
    I called them up and they said they were only taking two night bookings /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif Still, only across the road /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    ring them up again and say my good friend John Robins just booked in twenty minutes ago, they can't say no if they know others have done recently
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    [Apr 8, 2003]
    Booked into Buckingham for sat night...
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    Looks like bad timing for me. They will only take one night booking if they have that room booked on the Friday or the Sunday. Hence, minimum of two nights. Guy wasn't too helpful on the phone though /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Doesn't really matter I guess, it's only across the road. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    [Apr 10, 2003]
    Would an evo be welcome amongst all these audi's????? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
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    [Apr 10, 2003]
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    RS6 Barry said:
    Would an evo be welcome amongst all these audi's????? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

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    Sure we could squeeze one in /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

    Of course, come along. I'm going on Saturday morning with David R, so if your coming and want to tag along, just let us know.
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    Yeah. Come along Barry. It will be great to see this EVO of yours.

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    [Apr 10, 2003]
    Right, Myself and Jane are booked into the Netherdale Guesthouse for the Saturday night /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif.

    Not long to go now, getting excited.

    Looking forward to meeting people and maybe having a ride in Barrys Evo /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif.

    Al, can you post a definitive list of whos going to be there? Are we going to kick the night off with a curry at the usual place? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif

    Cheers,

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    [Apr 10, 2003]
    List of folks:-

    Definites:

    me &amp; beth - Saturday &amp; Sunday
    Drystone &amp; Jane - Saturday &amp; Sunday
    John &amp; Jo - Saturday &amp; Sunday
    Simon &amp; Sharon - Saturday &amp; Sunday (not on this board)
    DavidR - Saturday &amp; Sunday
    Mark_R - Saturday &amp; Sunday

    Maybes:

    Barry - Saturday &amp; Sunday ???
    Jon + 1 - Saturday &amp; Sunday
    Loretta - Saturday &amp; Sunday ???
    MacRS4 - Saturday &amp; Sunday ???
    Daz - Saturday &amp; Sunday ???
    S3Moff - Sunday
    Moresauce - Sunday
    BiTurbo - Sunday
    Golf Bygone - Sunday

    AL
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    [Apr 10, 2003]
    Barry, you gonna bring your mate with the sunglasses?
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    [Apr 10, 2003]
    Moff you want to travel over to Buxton in convoy, if I can keep up?
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    Any thoughts on the route yet, do i need to reinforce my sump again?
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