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Ian H
25-05-2009, 05:25 PM
... we are waiting :whistle:

Ian, Nige, Simon :D

Floyd
25-05-2009, 05:37 PM
Sheesh, give me a chance :rolleyes: :lol:

Ian H
25-05-2009, 05:40 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/N24%202009/DSCF3659.jpg

Ian

Floyd
25-05-2009, 06:09 PM
Great minds think alike Ian.

The report will be called The Return of the Fantastic Four

(and as Jim joined our party we can add) - The Rise of the Silver Surfer:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009124.jpg

:whistle:

m3tom
25-05-2009, 06:10 PM
:thumb: Top weekend :thumb:

welly gt
25-05-2009, 07:06 PM
yes was a great weekend with loads of crazy german scaffold/ wood buildings all around the track, fires, fireworks, drunken behaviour tollerated. Some of the organisers from england should go over and see how to do a proper 24 hour race. Can you imagine trying to erect some of those buildings in england ha ha.
Also had a good drink with M3 toms dad in the lindenhoff on the friday night..

Weeman
25-05-2009, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by Ian Howell@May 25 2009, 07:40 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/N24%202009/DSCF3659.jpg

Ian
I took that LOL :lol:

Simon
25-05-2009, 08:28 PM
Bloody first class weekend & such an easy roadtrip in Ian's A4 oil burning rocket ship :thumb:

Great to meet loads of people, old friends and new alike (even you, Skippy :D :D ).

Uncle Benz
25-05-2009, 09:18 PM
Awesome weekend!!!

Where else can you watch motor racing and drunken lunatics putting a three piece suite on a bonfire at the same time??

Hippychick
25-05-2009, 10:35 PM
Were the Fabulous Four actually there? We only saw you on Friday night!!!

Were you starting your own clique??? :P

Nige
25-05-2009, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by Hippychick@May 25 2009, 11:35 PM
Were the Fabulous Four actually there? We only saw you on Friday night!!!

Were you starting your own clique??? :P
I could say the same :wave:

We saw the rest of your group on Saturday at the track. :D

Hippychick
26-05-2009, 08:23 AM
Originally posted by Nige@May 25 2009, 11:41 PM

I could say the same :wave:

We saw the rest of your group on Saturday at the track. :D
:wave:

Was there something going on at the track on Saturday? :fish: UB had never been up the castle so I took him up there! :D

Karl
26-05-2009, 08:30 AM
Originally posted by Hippychick@May 26 2009, 09:23 AM
Was there something going on at the track on Saturday? :fish: UB had never been up the castle so I took him up there! :D
http://ccgi.rallytrader.plus.com/forum/images/smiles/c_norty.gif

Dan
26-05-2009, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by Hippychick@May 26 2009, 09:23 AM
Was there something going on at the track on Saturday? :fish: UB had never been up the castle so I took him up there! :D
:smack:

Ian H
26-05-2009, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by Hippychick@May 25 2009, 11:35 PM
Were the Fabulous Four actually there? We only saw you on Friday night!!!

Were you starting your own clique??? :P
Walk away from the keyboard Ian... :whistle:

Ian :D

Trevor
26-05-2009, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by Hippychick@May 26 2009, 08:23 AM
UB had never been up the castle so I took him up there! :D
Do you take a lot of people up the castle for their first time?

Hippychick
26-05-2009, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by Trevor@May 26 2009, 05:14 PM
Do you take a lot of people up the castle for their first time?
You have to be in the clique ;)

Simon
26-05-2009, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by Hippychick@May 26 2009, 06:16 PM
You have to be in the clique ;)
Potentially the biggest clique on NL :whistle:

Hippychick
26-05-2009, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by Simon@May 26 2009, 06:49 PM
Potentially the biggest clique on NL :whistle:
:boom:

JudeM
26-05-2009, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by Ian Howell@May 25 2009, 06:25 PM
... we are waiting :whistle:

Ian, Nige, Simon :D
Floyd I'm waiting.............. ;)

Terence Ledger
26-05-2009, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by Ian Howell@May 25 2009, 06:40 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/N24%202009/DSCF3659.jpg

Ian
I have found the clique. I was forcibly removed from this photo as I was not part of the clique. Feeble attempts by the clique to make me feel better have not worked. My counseller said today that I should just block it out and administer some rohypnol... wait take some prozac and get over it.

JudeM
26-05-2009, 07:08 PM
Welcome to my world :D

Nige
26-05-2009, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by Terence Ledger+May 26 2009, 08:05 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Terence Ledger @ May 26 2009, 08:05 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Ian Howell@May 25 2009, 06:40 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/N24%202009/DSCF3659.jpg

Ian
I have found the clique. I was forcibly removed from this photo as I was not part of the clique. Feeble attempts by the clique to make me feel better have not worked. My counseller said today that I should just block it out and administer some rohypnol... wait take some prozac and get over it. [/b][/quote]
Terence Who ? :fish:

Weeman
26-05-2009, 07:24 PM
pmsl at Terence ducking out the way, strange you say that bruce, I dont seem to remember being asked into it either, infact I had to ask the clique if they wouldn&#39;t mind taking one of me and thee so we didn&#39;t feel left out :lol:

Floyd
26-05-2009, 07:59 PM
We&#39;ve lost that photo Dave.

Terence, I suppose you could be Victor Von Doom.

Ian H
26-05-2009, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by Weeman@May 26 2009, 08:24 PM
pmsl at Terence ducking out the way, strange you say that bruce, I dont seem to remember being asked into it either, infact I had to ask the clique if they wouldn&#39;t mind taking one of me and thee so we didn&#39;t feel left out :lol:
I actually remember asking if you wanted your photo taking :whistle:


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/N24%202009/DSCF3660.jpg

Ian :D

Floyd
27-05-2009, 12:14 PM
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

The report:
Our trip to the N24 was separate from the main advance battalion. We decided attack early on Friday morning once Nurburg had been softened up for us by group &#39;cannon fodder&#39; on operation &#39;hangover&#39;.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009004.jpg
Nige
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009001.jpg
Ian &#39;pretty eyes&#39;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009002.jpg
Simon
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009005.jpg
Moi
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009018.jpg
Traffic wasn&#39;t too bad apart from the usual M25 sticky patch
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009007.jpg
We managed a bite to eat at the Chunnel. Full breakies all round to top up the fart ammo stocks for Captain Nige.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009015.jpg
France and Belgium were dispatched easily as always :whistle:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009024.jpg
And Nige insisted on taking photo&#39;s of interesting road signs in Germany:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009029.jpg
Ian&#39;s big red rocket really was impressive
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009032.jpg
The brakes worked well too when this pulled out on us :blink: :o :blink: :o :jerk:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009031.jpg

Ian H
27-05-2009, 08:51 PM
Good start Floyd... keep it coming :thumb:

Ian

Ian H
27-05-2009, 10:11 PM
Got loads of photos to add, hurry up Floyd :D

Ian

Floyd
28-05-2009, 07:09 AM
We arrived in Adenau and collected our accomodation keys from Michaela at the BE. What a star she is :veryhappy: and her hospitality/generosity is brilliant B)

On the way to drop off our bags we bumped into Sonja, who had a sore head. She said something about a late night and a lady beer or two :whistle: It sounded like the party had already started... Next stop the CC and we said our hello&#39;s and booked a table for Saturday night :thumb: It felt like coming home :thumb:

After the bag drop (I bagged the single room :whistle: while Nige was paired with Simon :D ) we headed for the Burgstrube to see Martin, Heidi, Andy and then Team B. Gary gave a guided tour of the wonderful markets of 24hr town :rolleyes: and on the way we met this chap with a world class cheesy grin:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009034.jpg
The markets actually consisted of tat and beer stalls:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009037.jpg
"Point this way and click here"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009040.jpg
Eeegads :blink: They could be brothers:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009044.jpg
Arty:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009045.jpg

Jim Cameron
28-05-2009, 07:34 AM
Hear Hear, Michaela was an absolute star :veryhappy:

Ian H
28-05-2009, 09:43 AM
I recognise some similar photos

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/N24%202009/DSCF3451.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/N24%202009/DSCF3460.jpg


And some different ones...

Just for Darren, as he never gets photos of him taken apparently...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/N24%202009/DSCF3462.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/N24%202009/DSCF3465.jpg


Mr cool...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/N24%202009/DSCF3466.jpg

Tim
28-05-2009, 10:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v8VAt5hO8s...player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v8VAt5hO8s&feature=player_embedded)

L&#39;homme du sport :lol:

Ian H
28-05-2009, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by Tim@May 28 2009, 11:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v8VAt5hO8s...player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v8VAt5hO8s&feature=player_embedded)

L&#39;homme du sport :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Ian

Floyd
28-05-2009, 12:41 PM
Back at the Burgstrube we mingled and caught up on the gossip:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009047.jpg
I have to say that the fajitas were simply fabulous :thumb: I couldn&#39;t remember what I&#39;d ordered originally but it didn&#39;t seem to matter.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009049.jpg
Knowing that there are some greedy buggers around I nipped in the queue early and sat back down to tuck in:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009052.jpg
Jimmy:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009054.jpg
A rare shot of Andy smiling:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009055.jpg
I&#39;ve caught his best side here, I feel:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009057.jpg
Jim telling a war story - "I could see the terror in his eyes as I plunged the dagger into his chest etc":
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009059.jpg
Karl had bought a rubber bracelet from Jim after he&#39;d rubbed it into his private parts - caption required:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009061.jpg

Ian H
28-05-2009, 01:00 PM
Keep it coming Floyd :thumb:


So this phone thing, how does it work...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3468.jpg


Well what you do is...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3471.jpg


Ah, I get it now, have a look at this...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3491.jpg


Finally worked it out then Jim...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3487.jpg


Karl, Jim and Nige re-enact the Python Yorkshiremen scene...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3496.jpg


Andy can smile, occasionally (even when beer isn&#39;t involved)

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3482.jpg


Food was good on the night...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3477.jpg


So was the drink...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3489.jpg


Darren was very social with everyone....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3480.jpg


BFF...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3498.jpg


No Claire, of course I&#39;ve not had a beer...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3499.jpg


I see trouble, expense and a blown engine in your near future...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3529.jpg


Oh god not another photo says UB&#33;

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3520.jpg


Oh god its Fabian....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3516.jpg


Yes I did like Miami Vice, why do you ask????

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3531.jpg


Ian
:D

Neil Mac
28-05-2009, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by Ian Howell@May 28 2009, 02:00 PM


Karl, Jim and Nige re-enact the Python Yorkshiremen scene...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/N24%202009/DSCF3496.jpg


Brilliant :lol: :lol: :lol:

Terence Ledger
28-05-2009, 02:25 PM
Great report Floyd, keep it coming

Floyd
28-05-2009, 06:47 PM
I don&#39;t even remember that last picture of me being taken :blink: No more pictures from me of that night (that are publishable). We made it back to the digs and went to sleep to the sound of happy snoring and farting - bliss.

I got woke up at earlierthanexpected o&#39;clock by Simon and his skilled ninja creeping past me for a wee, trick. I particularly liked the way he managed to creak each and every floor board :loser: That was it then. I had no blind on my window so bright sunshine and a need to go for a wee meant no real lie in for me :argue: Anyway, the day looked to good to stay in bed so we all arose and some got tea in bed :thumb: Thank you tea fairy, who ever you are :D

We took a trip down to the Rewe for supplies and a bit of a look around - the beer shop was, er, busy :blink:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009075.jpg

Having been extremely jealous of Teffers black waistcoat we were all surprised and excited to find the same item at a stall nearby:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009074.jpg

Afterwards we were wondering where Jim had gone to and hen Simon noticed a young lady trying clothes on at the same stall. She was trying on all sorts of tops and not bothering to be discrete either, especially as she didn&#39;t have a bra. No, I didn&#39;t take a picture :pokefun:

Chris D
28-05-2009, 06:54 PM
/&#092;/&#092;/&#092;/&#092;/&#092;/&#092;/&#092;/&#092; :thumb: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumb:

did you actually buy them ?

Ian H
28-05-2009, 07:16 PM
Weather was not bad...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/N24%202009/DSCF3533.jpg

Ian

Floyd
28-05-2009, 07:31 PM
A quick trip to Pension Karlito for a spin on his drive:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009077.jpg
It&#39;s surprisingly slippy.

Amorous dog is pleased to see Jim - aww:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009081.jpg

Karl&#39;s house really is very nice B) It was good to meet Claire again too :wave:

Everyone likes a bit of bling:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009119.jpg

While we were there a helicopter flew overhead. It couldn&#39;t be, could it?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009120.jpg

We left the car at Karl&#39;s and wandered up to WSF. This is my favorite picture of the trip ;)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009095.jpg

Ian H
28-05-2009, 07:35 PM
Saw some classics...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0310.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0300.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0326.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0332.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0335.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0336.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0432.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0311.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0317.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0332.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0330.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0346.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0400.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_0406.jpg


Ian

Floyd
28-05-2009, 07:43 PM
Thanks Ian, my instamatic pictures aren&#39;t quite so good.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009090.jpg
More kerbage here than I&#39;ve seen before:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009100.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009104.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009112.jpg

Floyd
28-05-2009, 07:48 PM
How do you transport a tree back to the digs?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009128.jpg
This had a strange effect on the Adenau highstreet. Some people looked and stared, some waved, others tooted their car horns and many smiled :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009129.jpg

Tom
28-05-2009, 08:00 PM
Sounds a great trip, keep it coming&#33;

Ian H
28-05-2009, 08:06 PM
Edit: some extra photos added of the classics ;)

Ian

Nige
28-05-2009, 08:06 PM
we called at the CC
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/nurburgringphotos/24hr/IMG_0410.jpg

nobody would talk to oakie, so he used his phone.
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/nurburgringphotos/24hr/IMG_0411.jpg

Terence with a beer
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/nurburgringphotos/24hr/IMG_0412.jpg

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/nurburgringphotos/24hr/IMG_0414.jpg

The cliques together.
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/nurburgringphotos/24hr/IMG_0417.jpg

well, its like this....
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/nurburgringphotos/24hr/IMG_0418.jpg

Quick improvised camera strap &#33;
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/nurburgringphotos/24hr/IMG_0419.jpg

When Jim was with us, the back of the audi was a bit of a squeeze. Floyd was the one who suffered :lol:
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/nurburgringphotos/24hr/IMG_0423.jpg

hmmm. where will this fit?
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/nurburgringphotos/24hr/IMG_0425.jpg

Here &#33;
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/nurburgringphotos/24hr/IMG_0426.jpg

Floyd
28-05-2009, 08:58 PM
The main event. We met up at HB and watched the parade and start of the race. The day was gloriously hot an a few had brought sun cream so I blagged some and covered up. I think others wished they had too :whistle:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009132.jpg
Gary turned up a bit worse for wear and introduced himself to the camp by knocking a BBQ over :lol: Here he is trying to rebuild it:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009134.jpg
I&#39;m sure someone with photoshop skills could have a field day here:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009137.jpg
The parade:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009138.jpg
The start:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009140.jpg
Weeman spies a couple of lovelies and hides his delight well:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009142.jpg
After a while we wandered off to view elsewhere:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009144.jpg
Galaxy:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009146.jpg

Ian H
28-05-2009, 08:59 PM
Up to the track to watch the start of the 24hr.


It was hot so out came the lotion...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3541.jpg


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Interesting surroundings...


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Gary was thirsty...

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So was Simon...

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The cliques meet....

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Ian

Ian H
28-05-2009, 09:06 PM
I lurve you...hic :drink:

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Gangsta Dave...

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The parade...

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Ian H
28-05-2009, 09:17 PM
Just for Weeman...

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How cool...

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How uncool...

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How very unpleasant :D

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Jim Cameron
28-05-2009, 09:23 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Ian H
28-05-2009, 09:39 PM
Edit: Photos moved to further on in this thread

Ian

Ian H
28-05-2009, 10:08 PM
EDIT: photos moved

Ian

Simon
29-05-2009, 07:53 AM
Some great pictures, Ian :thumb:

Ian H
29-05-2009, 08:37 AM
Thanks :thumb:

Come on Simon, add to the report ;)

Ian

Ian H
30-05-2009, 07:43 PM
floyd :whistle:

Not finished yet&#33;

Ian :D

leavingeasy
30-05-2009, 09:53 PM
Great report boys- one week later and I&#39;m missing you all&#33;&#33;&#33;

Floyd
03-06-2009, 12:06 PM
I suppose I&#39;d better finish this now :rolleyes: :whistle:

As it turned dark we decided to view at Adenau Bridge where the air was thick with smoke of all sorts&#33;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009150.jpg
Even my instamatic can take night shots it seems.
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A view from MiniK, where we managed to drive right up to it :thumb: The Police were there in force too.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009164.jpg
The fireworks were going off all around and sometimes being fired across the track at the fans on the other side :blink:

We had a great meal at the CC that night too:
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Floyd
04-06-2009, 12:14 PM
Sunday morning was started with scrambled egg on toast, tea followed by some geeky wifi antics and photolaptopery. I washed up because everyone else was &#39;busy&#39; :angry: We packed our gear and headed for some viewing at the bridge at BTG. We couldn&#39;t all fit in one car so Major Cameroon had to pax in the Pug CC.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009175.jpg
There will be some interesting pictures from the others here, as we wanted to capture a Major Catastrophy from Major Malcolm Function :whistle: It looked B) though :thumb:

An Audi photo, taken from that bridge:
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Nige wasn&#39;t tall enough, in fact no one is tall enough to take photos over the bridge wall so Nige resorted to standing on a road cone, which collapsed. :lol: So I tried it and it even collapsed with me on it :angry:

After that we decided to explore other viewing points on the far side before T13. This involved a short walk through the woods. We contemplated leaving breadcrumbs to find our way back or pine cones as we had no bread. Brilliant.

All was well until we came across a raging river to cross. Nige build a suspesion bridge to shame Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Not really. Ian jumped first and was successful so I followed and hilariously made it look difficult. It wasn&#39;t of course. I just wanted to inject some humour into the mundanenous, which will be proved with video evidence :angry: Simon followed and we had camera&#39;s at the ready just in case.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009183.jpg

Up a steep hill the other side, we popped out at a fantasticly close viewing spot. Unfortunately it took just under a nanoi second for the marshalls to start their whistles and shoe us away :shame:

We tried some other areas, which entailed picking our way through stinking mud paths or fly infested piles of human poo, only to get the same &#39;get lost&#39; message from the marshalls. Bugger :angry:

We ended up at FP and got some great shots leading up to the rise and after it. Here are two SLR heroes who monopolised the viewing hole:
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After we&#39;d had our fill of the 24hr it was time to head to Calais, stopping at a health shop on the way:
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We spent an evening in Calais, which is almost a dump and chose a typical French restaurant to enjoy our last supper together. It was all rather pricey here but the one we chose looked good enough. The waiters would be considered &#39;dishy&#39; if you were that way inclined but fairly humerous and down right arrogant. Typical indeed then.

Egg and cheese = 14 Euros.
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Desert:
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I reviewed the bill only for the waiter to appear from nowhere and snatch it from my hands :blink: Those words correctly describe his actions. I was bemused as were everyone else. The waiter had realsied he&#39;d undercharged us and corrected it. Comically we didn&#39;t leave them much of a tip :jerk:

Don&#39;t go here:
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All in all, a great trip and it was good to meet up with the usual crowd and put faces to new people. As for the 24hr race, well, I&#39;ve done it now but I doubt I&#39;ll do it again. Fantastic cars, brilliant atmosphere, company, food etc but all it made me think of is driving it myself as soon as possible :thumb:

The End.

Floyd
04-06-2009, 12:17 PM
Except it isn&#39;t...

After the restaurant we looked for a bar to have a few drinks. Exploring the side roads we saw some waitresses having a smoke outside a bar. This lead onto a conversation about prostitutes, because that&#39;s what we thought they were before realising they weren&#39;t. Anyway, this describes the end of that conversation.
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Weeman
04-06-2009, 12:43 PM
LOL common mistake confusing french women with prositutes, as the majority are.

Karl
04-06-2009, 02:12 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Jun 4 2009, 01:17 PM
Except it isn&#39;t...

After the restaurant we looked for a bar to have a few drinks. Exploring the side roads we saw some waitresses having a smoke outside a bar. This lead onto a conversation about prostitutes, because that&#39;s what we thought they were before realising they weren&#39;t. Anyway, this describes the end of that conversation.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/FloydM/24hr%20Ring%202009/24hr2009194.jpg
You called them prostitutes and then jizzed all over them? :o

Floyd
04-06-2009, 02:23 PM
Blinking of the eyes to show what splashed in the face would look like with psft psft psft sounds. :lol:

Simon
04-06-2009, 02:49 PM
PMSL. :lol: :lol:

I have still to find my camera after moving although I doubt that the pictures will be worth looking at as I only took a few and Nige & Ian got all the best spots :P

Ian H
04-06-2009, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by Floyd+Jun 4 2009, 01:14 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Floyd &#064; Jun 4 2009, 01:14 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>We packed our gear and headed for some viewing at the bridge at BTG. We couldn&#39;t all fit in one car so Major Cameroon had to pax in the Pug CC. There will be some interesting pictures from the others here, as we wanted to capture a Major Catastrophy from Major Malcolm Function :whistle: It looked B) though :thumb: .[/b]

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Originally posted by Floyd@Jun 4 2009, 01:14 PM
Nige wasn&#39;t tall enough, in fact no one is tall enough to take photos over the bridge wall so Nige resorted to standing on a road cone, which collapsed. :lol: So I tried it and it even collapsed with me on it :angry:


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Originally posted by Floyd@Jun 4 2009, 01:14 PM
All was well until we came across a raging river to cross. Ian jumped first and was successful so I followed and hilariously made it look difficult. Simon followed and we had camera&#39;s at the ready just in case.


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Originally posted by Floyd@Jun 4 2009, 01:14 PM
We ended up at FP and got some great shots leading up to the rise and after it.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/IMG_1035.jpg

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Originally posted by Floyd@Jun 4 2009, 01:14 PM
We spent an evening in Calais, which is almost a dump and chose a typical French restaurant to enjoy our last supper together.

Desert:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Motorsport/N24%202009/DSCF3691.jpg


<!--QuoteBegin-Floyd@Jun 4 2009, 01:14 PM
All in all, a great trip and it was good to meet up with the usual crowd and put faces to new people. As for the 24hr race, well, I&#39;ve done it now but I doubt I&#39;ll do it again. Fantastic cars, brilliant atmosphere, company, food etc but all it made me think of is driving it myself as soon as possible :thumb: [/quote]

TOTALLY AGREE :thumb:

Ian

crossie
04-06-2009, 09:57 PM
Super photos guys&#33;

Must do this next year&#33;

Pedro
04-06-2009, 10:24 PM
I wonder if the guys who put the fences up laugh at all the tourists hunching down and getting sore backs because of the stupid height they put the holes in the fences.

Ian H
04-06-2009, 10:25 PM
I had my Leatherman and thought of making some more photo holes :whistle:

Ian :D

Dan
04-06-2009, 11:15 PM
Originally posted by Ian Howell@Jun 4 2009, 10:27 PM

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I see your pics and raise you.....
:whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

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Jim Cameron
04-06-2009, 11:23 PM
Boring&#33; You are sat in it... :lol:

Simon
05-06-2009, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by Jim Cameron@Jun 5 2009, 12:23 AM
Boring&#33; You are sat in it... :lol:
:lol: :lol: