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Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by minisaki » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:21 pm

THE BIG SCOTTISH ROAD TRIP 2018

I'm happy to announce I'll be running the Big Scottish Road Trip again this year :thumleft: (I have no intention of having another child around this time) Image

The dates are: Friday 14th September to Sunday 16th September

Well be starting at:
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Inverness,
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at: 0900


Well grab a bite to eat at the wee van in the carpark before fueling up and setting off.

Day 1 will be meeting at Inverness and having a wee get to know each other before having an amazing drive on some awesome roads finishing at Ullapool where we'll have tea and a chat.
Day 2 will be meeting up after breakfast before going for another day of epic driving and some great food finishing up in Wick for the night.
Day 3 is much the same as day two completing the circle passing Inverness before heading down the old military road finishing just north of the Forth road bridge.

I post this event up this early as I strongly advise people to book hotels ASAP. Remember book 1 night in Ullapool for Friday 14th September ( I have booked in at the Morefield Motel ) and 1 night in Wick for Saturday 15th September ( I have book in at the Nethercliffe hotel ). Feel free to book wherever suits yourself there's no need to feel compelled to stay in the same place although it can be nice to see familiar faces at breakfast. I used booking.com as the prices are OK and you get free cancellation before September should anything come up that you have to drop out.

Things to remember before putting your name down:
It's 3 days of pretty intensive driving on some old roads so it's pretty hard going on both the car and driver so make sure both are ready for it.
The cost - Its not massively expensive but expensive enough to need thinking about costs are roughly:
Fuel - 4 tanks for just the route we're doing - £300 (with premix)
B&B - 2 Nights B&B - £180 (roughly for a double)
Food and drink - I try to keep costs down but expect - £100 (probably not quite this much)
So all in a rough budget of say £600 all in so not too bad for a long weekend trip away and well worth it in my opinion.

Any questions please just ask, comment below to be added to the list and I look forward to seeing you in September.

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  1. Minisaki (Ben) RX-8 - hotels booked :thumleft:
  2. Big Blue 90 (Hannah) RX-8 - hotels booked :thumleft:
  3. XPT (Kerr) RX-7 - hotels booked :thumleft:
  4. Shagrington (Brian) RX-8 - hotels booked :thumleft:
  5. Craig M (Craig) +1 RX-8 - hotels booked :thumleft:
  6. DavyL (David) RX-8 - hotels booked :thumleft:
  7. AutoGibbon (Andrew) RX-8 - hotels booked :thumleft:
  8. geofftl1000r (Geoff) RX-8 - hotels booked :thumleft:
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Big Scottish Road Trip 2018!

Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:31 pm

This is now on the Club Calendar :thumleft: - Events Team
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018!

Post by Shagrington » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:24 pm

On the subject of costs, the two times Ben ran this before I believe I had to come from further away than anybody else who was there. I drove up from south of London taking my time to get there (so I decided on taking a couple more nights in hotels on the way and coming home as I made a full week of it) and my total costs (hotels, petrol, oil, food, drinks etc) worked out at about £700 in 2015 and just a little over that in 2016. Unless you are doing the same as I did I'd reckon Ben's estimate above is as much as it should cost ... and having been to do this twice I can say it was absolutely worth every penny and more. :thumleft:

You can add me to the list of probables again Ben, I have every intention of coming for the third time. :D
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018!

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:24 pm

Bad boy Ben you have me itching to do this but I won't know till mid year really how my finances will be!
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018!

Post by minisaki » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:36 pm

PLEASE NOTICE I HAVE HAD TO MOVE THE DATES TO FRIDAY14th TO SUNDAY 16th

I have had to do this as the road trip clashed with the Paul Walker tribute show at Knockhill

Nigel would you please change the date on the club calendar cheers
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018!

Post by GreySilver Beast » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:17 pm

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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by Shagrington » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:03 am

Good job I didn't book all my hotels yet ;) :lol: I've added the dates to the title for ease of reference.
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by minisaki » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:28 am

I had booked mine but could just change the dates on booking.com so wasn't too big of a deal :thumleft:
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by XPT » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:17 pm

Put me down biatch! Looking forward to this :thumright:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:22 pm

Have put myself down on the list :thumright: ,but as a possible as I'm looking to tie the trip into a Knockhill Track Day as well :twisted:
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by minisaki » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:54 pm

updated for XPT (Kerr) as hotels booked :thumleft:
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by Shagrington » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:48 am

I really should try to get on with booking hotels at the weekend ...
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by minisaki » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:54 am

There's also some interest on the facebook page I have so hopefully a few there :thumleft:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:48 pm

Sorry have now removed myself off your list as can't afford this trip :(
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by minisaki » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:22 am

No worries Nigel cost is always a massive factor in any event ..... If only we where all millionaires ;)
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by Craig M » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:36 pm

Hi Ben, really enjoyed this in 2016 so stick my name on the list too please.
The better half has agreed to join me this time as co-pilot (slow down slow down, ha ha) as long as you all down mind a combined age of over 100 :shock:
Will stick with the group until Saturday night in Wick then on the Sunday we are going to do our own thing for a few days.

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:09 pm

List updated on behalf of Ben :thumleft: - Events Team
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by Craig M » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:34 pm

Thanks for updating the list Brian :thumright:
Hotels booked :
Creagan Guest House -Ullapool
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by Craig M » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:38 pm

Craig M wrote:
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Thanks for updating the list Brian :thumright:
Hotels booked :
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Mackays Hotel-Wick
Apologies Nigel, everyone is Brian to me after a couple of sherbets :oops:

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Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by Yorkie194 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:12 pm

Hello all. I’m alive and still own my Rex

Please add me to the list. This trip is without doubt the best you can do in the UK. With these cars and these friends I wouldn’t miss this for the world. Can’t guarantee I’ll be bringing the same car this year though...


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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:14 pm

List updated on behalf of Ben :thumleft: - Events Team
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by Shagrington » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:56 pm

I've booked all my hotels now (at long last). :D

Wednesday night I'll be at the Spa Hotel, Teeside airport
Thursday night: Falkirk Travelodge
Friday night: Morefield Motel, Ullapool
Saturday night: Harbour House B&B, Wick
Sunday night: Falkirk Travelodge
Monday night: Spa Hotel Teeside airport

Just need to see if my friend can put me up on the Tuesday nights on the way up and on the way back again. As before I'm taking my time and making a week of it, 8) but I do have a long way to come.
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List updated on behalf of Ben :thumleft: - Events Team
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Re: Big Scottish Road Trip 2018! (14-16 Sept)

Post by minisaki » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:36 pm

A wee bump as we can still have a few more and stay safe :thumleft:
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