***Oxfordshire Meet - possible interim special 9th April***18:00 onwards drive, 19:30 food***

For good food and good company while we put the world to rights, meanwhile our car stays in the car park.
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Re: ***Oxfordshire Meet - Weds 27th Mar***19:00 onwards meet, 19:30 food***

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Another good evening and turnout. x4 Rx8s with 3 R3s. Shame an old battle tank merc and cyclist was ruining the theme, but a 6 member turn out for the last winter call out is a good show. Looking forward to mine being back on the road next week and hopefully we can time a meet for us all to be in an 8 for a photo op. Alan you may just have to drive towards me a bit then we can come down in tandem to warm one of yours up......

Also....discussions of a Norway road trip.......start saving pennies everyone. You heard it here first. Summer 2025 could be epic.....
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DrewR3 wrote:Another good evening and turnout. x4 Rx8s with 3 R3s. Shame an old battle tank merc and cyclist was ruining the theme, but a 6 member turn out for the last winter call out is a good show. Looking forward to mine being back on the road next week and hopefully we can time a meet for us all to be in an 8 for a photo op. Alan you may just have to drive towards me a bit then we can come down in tandem to warm one of yours up......

Also....discussions of a Norway road trip.......start saving pennies everyone. You heard it here first. Summer 2025 could be epic.....
Assuming we go back to Tuesday's, I'll be coming from Milton Keynes, so that will solve the issue, as long as I don't commute in the Peugeot that is...

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another great evening guys, food at the new venue was very good (even if my random nonsensical ramblings interrupted).

i don't know if i can do the next one so i'll have to play that by ear.
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DrewR3 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:21 pm
Another good evening and turnout. x4 Rx8s with 3 R3s. Shame an old battle tank merc and cyclist was ruining the theme, but a 6 member turn out for the last winter call out is a good show. Looking forward to mine being back on the road next week and hopefully we can time a meet for us all to be in an 8 for a photo op. Alan you may just have to drive towards me a bit then we can come down in tandem to warm one of yours up......

Also....discussions of a Norway road trip.......start saving pennies everyone. You heard it here first. Summer 2025 could be epic.....
The Atlantic Highway by any chance? I have a route for that.
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Southerly left hand side. Partial of that. Stavanger to Trondheim then direct route back.
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i tell you what, the rain certainly made for an interesting drive home last night.

it wasn't treacherous but certainly required being gentle on the throttle.
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DrewR3 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2024 7:05 am
Southerly left hand side. Partial of that. Stavanger to Trondheim then direct route back.
The following may help put this into perspective and provide indicative an indicative cost. Clearly there are multiple route choices but in 2018 our route was as below;

Drive.........Calais-Bruges-Hirtshals
O/N Ferry...Hirtshals-Bergen
Drive.........Bergen-Balestrand-Gerainger-Kristiansund-Atlantic highway-Trondheim-Lillehammer-Oslo-Langesund
Ferry..........Langesund-Hirtshals
Drive.........Hirtshals-Calais

The above was c3500 miles including Cheltenham to Dover and took us from 20th April until 5th May with a total cost of c£2500 fuel & Air BnBs exc: food & ferries due to road closures!! Our hotel in
We were too early in the year for the mountain passes to be open so if you do go then late summer would be a better time when the snows have melted and the roads will be open and the waterfalls in full flow.
Also this is not to be missed https://www.hotelunion.no/en/facilities ... ar-museum/
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Thanks Chris.....Look at that SeanP my estimation of 3500miles and 2.5k was bang on.....Though the timings are significantly greater.
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Just a thought, I actually have my R3 with me this week and next in Oxford. With the clocks forward and a bit lighter on an evening, would any of the usual faces (or new ones) fancy a drive out around the Wallingford/North Reading area and to our new PackHorse frequent for a bite or just refreshment after on Tues 9th? Or perhaps convoy to caffeine and machine or somewhere similar near here? Would be a shame to waste an opportunity to enjoy my car in the evenings around here, so I'll be doing something.
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Its a possible from me
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There is the car meet at the Six bells in Warborough that night, perhaps a starting point for an early assemble
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There is the car meet at the Six bells in Warborough that night, perhaps a starting point for an early assemble
Sounds interesting. Thats only 10 min from me so definately happy to go and then maybe do a nice run out to the pack horse from there? Maybe even via some known good roads in the area
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About 2-3 miles from Benson. Its off the Shillingford roundabout, opposite side and that village
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About 2-3 miles from Benson. Its off the Shillingford roundabout, opposite side and that village
Yep, we can take the 2 white R3s 🤣 plus any other takers? The Condor of Might shall likely see this soon.
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https://www.facebook.com/share/p/kHfF5uhHCDFQehV2/

Guessing it's not happening.

Would be coming back from MK that evening, so probably unlikely depending on what time you intend to start.

Would probably get to Benson around half 6, and not sure I'd be in an 8.

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/sixbellsclassicmeet

Apparently new people in very soon so will be going ahead
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Could make it 3 white R3's
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doubtful i'd make this, this month is going to suck for me personally so i probably won't been in the mood to join on this occasion.
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Could make it 3 white R3's
3 is always better than 2 josh.
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https://www.facebook.com/share/p/kHfF5uhHCDFQehV2/

Guessing it's not happening.

Would be coming back from MK that evening, so probably unlikely depending on what time you intend to start.

Would probably get to Benson around half 6, and not sure I'd be in an 8.

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Benson for 1830 is fine and of course you'll be in a 8 Alan 😉 think of how much quicker you can get from MK in an 8
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Lemon wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:29 pm
doubtful i'd make this, this month is going to suck for me personally so i probably won't been in the mood to join on this occasion.
Or it could Improve your mood? Whichever you choose though.
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DrewR3 wrote:
MightyCondor wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2024 12:45 pm
https://www.facebook.com/share/p/kHfF5uhHCDFQehV2/

Guessing it's not happening.

Would be coming back from MK that evening, so probably unlikely depending on what time you intend to start.

Would probably get to Benson around half 6, and not sure I'd be in an 8.

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Benson for 1830 is fine and of course you'll be in a 8 Alan Image think of how much quicker you can get from MK in an 8
Subject to it passing its MOT on Thursday, it can be done.

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Warborough confirmed to happen on the 9th
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Warborough confirmed to happen on the 9th
Little nudge on this. We're heading out to Warborough to make the most of a local meet event put on. This is additional to our regular end of month. Drive after for food etc if wanted. See people there, please pop names on here though to track.
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I'll commute in the PZ with the intention of joining in on the way back. So is the plan to meet at the car meet and then play it by ear?

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