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Nürburgring Weekend 19 - 22 Sept

Post by BIGWITHEY » Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:21 pm

Right this is on!!

Long weekend leave am Fri back pm Monday, the 'ring is open Fri / Sat evening and all day Sun. Plan is to get there in time to get some laps in Friday then a "social evening" :wink: . Lie in on Sat easy day looking around and "stuff" with some more circuits later in the day. Full day Sunday with the return on Monday morning.

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Post by CraigRX8 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:26 pm

Very interesting but would need to know cost and an idea of what paperwork, insurance etc etc is needed
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Post by CitizenFish » Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:32 pm

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Post by BIGWITHEY » Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:43 pm

Ferry costs:
8am Fri - 4pm Mon aprox
Norfolk Line Dover to Dunkerque £54
Tunnel £116
P+O £64
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Post by CraigRX8 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:53 pm

is that return
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Post by Shagrington » Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:45 am

Does this mean the Eurotour is off? :(
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Post by BIGWITHEY » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:06 pm

No just delayed a little there's a couple of reasons, I'm just about to change jobs so getting a week off in Sep will be a struggle also by getting this "out of the way" means we can do the south of France, Italy and Switzerland without trying to squeeze a trip to the 'ring into the week.
I'm looking at late May early June for the Euro trip.
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Post by Shagrington » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:13 pm

OK cool, thanks Jon - I'll let my passenger know. :salut:
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Post by countzero » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:27 pm

sorely tempted as our holiday to China is off this year :cry:
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Re: Nürburgring Weekend 19 - 22 Sept

Post by jang » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:02 pm

Bu**er the cost
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Post by MetA » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:39 pm

Another bloody thing where I'm already committed :(

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Right .... what do folks want to do about accomodation ?
I can find out good decent campsites.
Germany Gasthoffs are brilliant - the equal of Scottish B&B !! Very reasonably priced too. 20-40 euros per night per person ( Sadly used to be a GREAT deal but the pound weakens :( )
OR ... can see if I can get neighbouring apartments all together or a large house from some folks I know over there. Can definately get us a good price from Eddy at Hotel an der Nordschleife including breakfasts.
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Post by newspeedie » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:34 pm

Linda and I are definitely up for it.


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Post by Screamer » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:02 pm

I'm very interested. Had a few expensive weeks recently (and my approx £1300 insurance comes around again in Sept-Oct :shock: ), so a much shorter trip works for me at the moment.

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Post by MetA » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:34 pm

just a thought folks .... especially for those for whom cost may be a block.

Ryanair and GermanyWings do low cost flights to Frankfurt-Hahn and Cologne-Bonn. Can do return for as low as £40 ! Each airport is only about an hours drive from the 'Ring. Hire cars are very cheap -- but NOT ALLOWED on the 'Ring.

So anyone with "spare seat(s)" coudl offer a cost share trip ? Worked for Sean and I -- tho' Sean may say otherwise after lack of sleep :)
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Post by BigIan » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:29 pm

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Post by MetA » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:14 pm

Rosyth ferry route ends on the 12th September :(
Newcastle to Amsterdam is £400.
If petrol stays where it is, it'll be cheaper for us all to trapse down to DOver :(
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Post by The G Man » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:26 pm

Might be worth trying the Hull routes?
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Post by countzero » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:37 am

damn you all, cannot make this as just dawned on me that it is the same weekend as Goodwood Revival - plus just shelled out for this year's holiday and a track day in December - clouds, linings & silver etc
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Post by Screamer » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:08 am

Do we have any idea what the likely total cost of this is going to be? Minus fuel costs I guess would be good, given that my fuel consumption may well differ from everyone elses...
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Post by D3BS » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:12 am

As I understand it:...............about £65 for the ferry................and Jon is waiting for confirmation on the accommodation cost.

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Post by Screamer » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:42 am

Thanks Debs - sounds promisingly cheap :wink:
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Post by MetA » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:49 pm

The apartment/hotel manager got back to me and it looks like good news :)
Eddy wrote:You can get my house in Hohenleimbach from arrive 19.09. – leave 22.09.2008.The price is EUR 35,00 per person/night incl. breakfast. ( 24 beds )
Or 6 apartments in the apartmenthouse. Price EUR 45,00 per person/night incl. breakfast.( 24 people)


Hve to say it's a bit of a squeeze getting 4 into my apartment !
Once we get definite numbers at those approximate prices then I can try for slightly less "squeezed in". I've not stayed at Eddy's house, so can't say what it's like. The apartments however do look over the bridge at Breidscheid and you ARE woken in the morning by the cars :)

THe date is a bummer for me, but I've asked permission of my mate and his band and have been allowed NOT to turn up to his 50th birthday bash and the band runs one short ...... keyboards, so they can run a midi file in the keyboard anyway :)

So, are we definite and do we want to look for other accomodation ?
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Post by SeanP » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:59 pm

Grrr... I'd really like to do this... BUT would have major protestations from SWMBO :evil:

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Post by MetA » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:25 pm

Not fair Sean.

Fair's fair ... you should stay home and look after Joseph and Siobhan can come along -- I've got a spare seat again :)

As you still need to work out how much I owe you then you could ADD to it the costs for the 'Ring. THen I give you the larger sum, you give me the difference ... voila "hidden" :) However, Siobhan's too smart NOT to spot it later !!

Shame you can't make, but maybe we start up an annual 'Ring trip :)

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Post by jang » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:56 pm

I don't want to sound pushy :oops: but can we nail this ASAP as I want to start getting quotes etc for insurance for the ring or does someone know a good source :roll: Plus Maz has to book her days off well in advance or pull a couple of sickies :oops:

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