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My events for 2021 at the moment.
28 March,track day,circuit de haute saintonge.this is becoming my favorite track,the car always goes well there and only usually 40 cars so relaxed day and no traffic issues.
22/23/24 may Pau Grand Prix ,spectating,weekend away with the boys normally 6 of us.Pau is a great town and the street circuit goes around the old town it also a university town so the night life is good ( usually need Monday off to recover) .
1/2/3/4 July,Le Mans classic,spectating,this is a family event for me we will be camping and a friend of mine is taking his caravan.really looking forward to this as it was cancelled this year.
7 August track day,Le man, I really enjoyed this,this year so looking forward to this as well,hopefully a little cooler would be nice.
I will add to this as things come along,
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Just a heads up for you Mark :thumleft:

Four of us have booked the Nurburgring on Tuesday 6th April, if you want to drive and see us :P
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Or you can come join myself Wayne Graham and Ranjan at Spa 19 March


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GreySilver Beast wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Just a heads up for you Mark :thumleft:

Four of us have booked the Nurburgring on Tuesday 6th April, if you want to drive and see us :P
Thanks for the offer Nigel,I think the cost and time away from work will rule this out for me,which makes me sad and a bit envious of you all.
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Neilparry wrote:
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Or you can come join myself Wayne Graham and Ranjan at Spa 19 MarchImage


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I would love to do spa again,it is on a Friday so I would only miss two days work. :-k
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I would love to do spa again,it is on a Friday so I would only miss two days work. :-k
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Markl17 wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:08 pm
GreySilver Beast wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Just a heads up for you Mark :thumleft:

Four of us have booked the Nurburgring on Tuesday 6th April, if you want to drive and see us :P
Thanks for the offer Nigel,I think the cost and time away from work will rule this out for me,which makes me sad and a bit envious of you all.
Mark.
I have the time but not the funds to do these great events, sympathy sighs please!
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ChrisHolmes wrote:
Markl17 wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:08 pm
GreySilver Beast wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Just a heads up for you Mark :thumleft:

Four of us have booked the Nurburgring on Tuesday 6th April, if you want to drive and see us :P
Thanks for the offer Nigel,I think the cost and time away from work will rule this out for me,which makes me sad and a bit envious of you all.
Mark.
I have the time but not the funds to do these great events, sympathy sighs please!
Shame Chris

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ChrisHolmes wrote:
Markl17 wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:08 pm
GreySilver Beast wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Just a heads up for you Mark :thumleft:

Four of us have booked the Nurburgring on Tuesday 6th April, if you want to drive and see us :P
Thanks for the offer Nigel,I think the cost and time away from work will rule this out for me,which makes me sad and a bit envious of you all.
Mark.
I have the time but not the funds to do these great events, sympathy sighs please!
Absolute nonsense
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I agree with Wayne =D> , as you only live once :thumleft:
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I agree with Nigel agreeing with Wayne :lol: :P

Wayne is very right to quote Paul Arden when he says, “regret what you have done and not what you have not done”.
Come on Chris and Mark; be lovely to meet up again.

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This is similar to one of my maxims of life...
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper wrote:"If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologise than it is to get permission."
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On the other hand mrs Holmes would like to have a long earned holiday together no doubt.
Just like my better half. Don’t begrudge me doing my car thing but the best times are spent with the one you love. Not the ones who make you spend your money


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The pau Grand Prix 2021 has been cancelled 😡 because of COVID...
I was really looking forward to it as it is one of my favorite weekends away with the boys.
I am p#ssed off..let’s hope this isn’t the start of things to come.
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Two new dates have been released for Le Mans Bugatti circuit,I don’t know if I will be doing these at the moment but very tempting.
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Looks good Mark =D> , but for me, maybe next year assuming travel will be easier :roll:
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GreySilver Beast wrote:Looks good Mark =D> , but for me, maybe next year assuming travel will be easier :roll:
Yes it does
Continent track days are going to be very expensive if your towing a trailer now 🥲


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mrspiller wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:46 pm
GreySilver Beast wrote:Looks good Mark =D> , but for me, maybe next year assuming travel will be easier :roll:
Yes it does
Continent track days are going to be very expensive if your towing a trailer now 🥲


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Can I ask why it is expensive if you tow a trailer?I have no knowledge of the new rules.
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Markl17 wrote:
mrspiller wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:46 pm
GreySilver Beast wrote:Looks good Mark =D> , but for me, maybe next year assuming travel will be easier :roll:
Yes it does
Continent track days are going to be very expensive if your towing a trailer now 🥲


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Can I ask why it is expensive if you tow a trailer?I have no knowledge of the new rules.
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Now we are flying solo ....... not in EU
you need a carnet ( I think it’s called ) to prove your not importing anything into Europe
It’s around £ 3-400
You also have to list any tools - parts - wheels etc individually so can be singed off on border controls both ways
Could also add hours to the journey
I’m booked to Nurburgring later in the year and should ha e been in spa yesterday 🥲🥲🥲🥲


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Since we left the EU
PIR insulation had gone up 40%
Steel 14%
Imported carcussing timber and ply 20%
Pretty much everything in construction has gone up more than 10%
But income support has gone up £20 per week during covid


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Bloody hell that’s terrible.so do tourists have to do the same for caravans.
I have customers here with holiday homes and have all come tons of stuff.
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Markl17 wrote:Bloody hell that’s terrible.so do tourists have to do the same for caravans.
I have customers here with holiday homes and have all come tons of stuff.
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Yes I believe so
Not 100% but pretty sure If they tow them


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I think caravans are exempt but must have a green card as well as the car for insurance


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The Le Mans classic has just been canceled for 2021 .
I was looking forward to this,as it would have been our first weekend away in what seems like forever.I will probably roll the tickets on till next year.so I think I will do one of the track days at Le man as compensation.sad day.
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Good morning everyone
I have not up dated this for a while,I am going to an unofficial car meet this morning,I have just got back from walking the dog and thought I would do an update,I have not done any track days this year because of cancellations and travel restrictions.
So I have had nothing to look forward to so it makes for all work and no play,not good.
Things look like they are easing off a bit here so June looks like my first of the year.
I should have been at the Pau Grand Prix next week it will be the first time I have missed it in eight years.
I am going to wash the car now
Bon dimanche mark
Edit,I must be getting old it is the second time I have missed Pau,one year just rolls in to another.
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