View Full Version : Stan goes to the ring at last

02-09-2008, 07:40 PM
Well after a 2 year delay we finally set off to Germany and the Nurburgring. Packed the car untill it was ready to burst, had a fight with the lock on the roof box :angry: . Set off at 930am on friday the 22nd had a nice steady run to Dover. The team was me Stan, Lou ( my wife ) Madison our little girl of only 14 months, and Edward my brother. Not my son, Karl you bugger ;) . I know i had a hard paper round and look older than 23 but come on :whistle: . Checked into the ferry at Dover and the weather was great for a change.
After a calm crossing we has a 15 min drive to the hotel in Dunkirk. The room was a ok with tv and enough room for all of us and the travel cot.

02-09-2008, 07:54 PM
On the way to the ring campsite the main road after the 61 motorway was shut :blink: . We jumped back on the 61 and got off at the next junction. The nav sent us back along the side roads untill we reached the closed road we had been at 20 min earlier :( :angry: . (Oops I said the F word)ing sat nav . After a few choice words with the sat nav we arrived at the Ring and then had a drive round untill we found the campsite. Set up the tent and gazebo and opened a beer or 2 :D .



02-09-2008, 09:04 PM
After a cold first night we took some advise from Nige and Lou and left the fan heater on all night. Nice and warm after that and Madi slept alot better.
Had a drive to the animal park with Nige, Simon ,Bruce and Dave and the rest of the family.
The Pinder Clan

Gary Kinghorn
02-09-2008, 09:06 PM
Bit harsh making nipper sleep outside when you have a nice comfy tent for yourself :lol: :lol:

02-09-2008, 09:08 PM
Enjoying this so far, keep it coming :thumb:

02-09-2008, 09:13 PM
On Monday we finally got some laps in at the ring. My first thought was my god this is steep and the fox hole was an eye opener. The carasol was bumpy as hell :o . The Skoda Octavia Diesel Barge was on good form and even with low friction fuel saving tyres i had a great time. Made a few people in very quick cars look a bit slow and i loved it.
The ring car park was full of car porn.
And a pic of the BMW ring Taxi :whistle:

02-09-2008, 09:24 PM
A ring sticker for the Skoda and yes Nige its on a bit wonky :whistle:

02-09-2008, 09:29 PM
I didnt take any pics of fantasia land so i will let Nige fill in the gaps. We had a great BBQ with lota of beer and food after some air bed pump action B) .
Nige cooking my tea :thumb:
Girly chat :blink:
Ian and Jude :wave:
Madison was having a great time
Get off you little bugger :P

02-09-2008, 09:35 PM
More car porn
Ian do you remember this plonker just before mini carosel :thumb:
Nice under take Ian i am well proud of you :lol:

02-09-2008, 09:41 PM
Had a great time and i will be back, its not just the Nurburgring but the great people from the northloop that made our holiday fantastic. Thanks to Andy, Bruce, Nige, Ian for the Pax laps. The advise about the line and clipping points was a great help and kept me and the clan safe :thumb: .

Jim Cameron
02-09-2008, 09:56 PM
:thumb: Glad you enjoyed it, credit to you camping with the little one :blink:

02-09-2008, 11:07 PM
I am Glad I could help always like to take people out, just doing my bit to keep everyone safe and sound

Good to see you and hope to see you again soon


Dave B
03-09-2008, 06:52 AM
Great read Stan, and how much easier will it be next year when Maddi can toddle off around the car park :o

Ian H
03-09-2008, 07:07 AM
Originally posted by Stan@Sep 2 2008, 10:35 PM
Ian do you remember this plonker just before mini carosel :thumb:

Nice under take Ian i am well proud of you :lol:
Yes i do Stan!

Louise got a great shot of it, so has jochen.

Just to make things clear for everyone.

I did not underpass him.

I had indicators on for a long way approaching him and he moved over to the right to allow me to pass. He wasn't happy but it was safe!

I passed him on the left as per the rules of the ring.
Don't want people thinking anything badly following this weekend.

Was a great feeling and one of the better moments of the trip :thumb:


03-09-2008, 07:18 AM
Nice thread looks like you had a great time, familiar camping pitch :P
Got to show the misses this thread, babies and the ring do mix :veryhappy:

Dave B
03-09-2008, 07:36 AM
show the misses this thread, babies and the ring do mix

Hell yes, especially when there are 11-15 year old girls within the group who look after them lots giving you a bit of a relax at drink time :thumb:

Dave B
03-09-2008, 07:46 AM
Sorry for the hijack but Isabels' finest hour...well few seconds. She saw it going on and insisted we try to follow it....this during one of those Thursday afternoon laps where there may have been 5 cars on at any one time!!

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd241/boristhebold_photos/th_CIMG0935.jpg (http://s221.photobucket.com/albums/dd241/boristhebold_photos/?action=view&current=CIMG0935.flv)

03-09-2008, 08:57 AM
Good to meet you Stan, and your wife, daughter and son :lol:

03-09-2008, 09:27 AM
good read and good to see you all :thumb:

03-09-2008, 09:28 AM
Originally posted by Dave Boulder@Sep 3 2008, 08:46 AM
Sorry for the hijack but Isabels' finest hour...
was that a little `oooh` from Isabele as you passed ? :lol:

Dave B
03-09-2008, 09:32 AM
Yes, but you all missed the 'go on dad you wuss, go faster and take him, go on go on go on ,' in true Mrs Doyle fashion...there is a 2nd video showing a 911 Carrera 4s on our next lap, the car had its door numbers on as he was on that course to get some kind of race licence, he may be a contender for a sack race but certainly won't win owt in his porker if my slug cruised past :whistle:

03-09-2008, 11:10 AM
Was good to meet you and the family - Not bad for a 38 year old, with a son doing GCSE's ;)

03-09-2008, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by Karl@Sep 3 2008, 08:57 AM
Good to meet you Stan, and your wife, daughter and son :lol:
:lol: :jerk:

Dave B
04-09-2008, 06:51 AM
Get with it Karl, it was his son and his two daughters. :D

05-09-2008, 01:21 PM
Glad you got home safe and enjoyed your trip. Madison was a little star :D