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Gary Kinghorn
12-09-2006, 08:55 PM
Charley’s first visit

Tuesday 5th September

A 5am start for Emma, Charley and Gary for the mad rush to the tunnel to catch the 7.30am crossing. An easy crossing and journey saw them at the ring for 2.15pm. First up they nipped to Adenau to collect the 205. All felt well with the car and it was ready to rock and roll. On the drive to the apartment the car felt very wallowy, Gary put it down to being different to the last 7 hours in the Mundano. However on closer inspection it was found to have a virtually flat back tyre. A quick bit of aid by Marc at TTE :thumb: and the 205 was ready to play again.
Up to the track for 5.15pm and Gary had the treat of a Quiet evening with some nice laps on a bone dry track. He met up with guys from ScoobyCity who were there in force with there jap crap ;)
Gary, Emma and Charley joined the scoobycity guys and gals for a meal at the ‘Ring Haus’ before retiring very tired quite early.

8am start for the early laps considering the Scuderia free lapping was due to start at 10am. A quiet dry track lap with Dynamix following the 205 set the tone for the day.
The next lap was Gary taking Matt for a passenger lap. As they left the cones they saw a Red 205 waiting which proceeded to follow for the full lap. The driver was Pascal.


They had not met before but soon got to talking about all things 205. The spec on Pascal’s 205 was very nice indeed. Pascal took Gary out for a passenger lap with and he was very impressed with his 205 and Pascal’s driving skills :thumb:
Gary, Matt and Dan went to take pictures at Quiddlebacher Hohe, then into the GP circuit to watch a Porsche driver training season. There were a couple of other bits of exotica on show also


Back at the track for more laps. The passenger seat in the 205 was rarely empty.
The thoughts that the Scuderia boys would be a nightmare were unfounded with the standard of driving being pretty good. Gary did however have to complain to the management about a gorgeous looking 1970’s Alfa he caught quickly in the bends but then slammed the door shut on him several times when he attempted to pass. Plonker

A Quick drink in the Ring Haus after the track closed where Gary chatted to one of the Scooby city crew who was an official photographer for Banzai, J tuner and mini world magazines to name a few. They also discussed the possibility of an article featuring Gary and the 205. Watch this space, you never know, people will read anything these days ;)
Gary also met with Marc from Sportfoto.de and discussed photo’s of Northloop members for the future.
The group ate together again at the Pistenklause this time.



At Karl’s suggestion, Gary, Emma and Charley drove to Burg Eltz near Cochem. The 45 minute walk up hill carrying Charley, was well worth while. The castle was very much in the fairytale category. :thumb:


A pit stop at another castle on the way back to the apartment gave the guys the chance for a well earned glass of wine and chill out.

Back to the apartment then on to Pistenklause to visit Charley’s new best friend Fabrizio.


Gary was up early to change the brake pads on the 205.
That done the family went off to Altenahr on the way to see the Rhine. On the way they stopped to walk round a couple of the villages and sampled the local wine. It proved to be another stunning wine producing region, not unlike the Mosel valley.

A short ferry trip across the Rhine in the Mondeo and they stopped for lunch at Bad Honninger. This place felt like the old people swingers capital of Germany, a very odd place with drunk men and women wandering round in groups at 4 in the afternoon.

Up to Cologne Bonn airport to pick up Rob and Josh. The flight arrived late so there was time to use the internet café and catch up with goings on at Northloop.
Having collected them it was back to Pistenklause for Rob’s first steak on the stone of the weekend. :rolleyes:

A reasonably early start to nip to Adenau to collect Rob’s M3. Rob was extremely impressed with the condition of the full paint job the car had received. Andre then proceeded to spend an hour cleaning the car while the guys waited. Now that’s pride in your work

The guys spotted a couple of RS2000 hidden away in the garage but Arno could not be tempted to part with them both. The red one yes, but not the white one :(


Karl’s 944 still looked poorly sick


Everyone then crammed in to the mondeo for a drive to Cochem. The place never fails to impress B)
Lunch in a comedy snitzel bar. The cook reminding them of the chef from the muppets


6ft 4, 18 stone Rob shitting himself on the chair lift while Gary and Josh took the piss was a nice moment

Back in the car for a drive to Daun to make a visit to the Roodelbahn. Gary fell off on his final corner of his first run, suffering the wraith of the controller at the bottom.
Rob was looking very quick until his last run, where he to fell off in pure comedy fashion.


Back to the track for 5.30 opening, the guys sat on the kerb for 15 minutes watching the queue of cars waiting to enter the track which stretched to the Ring |Haus in one direction and out of eye view in every other direction. It was not looking good.
There followed a few dry but busy laps. Loads of Northloop members were around including Steve Gill, Jochen, bad roo and omen 666,
The Pistenklause AGAIN, for a meal with Karl and family, Jochen, Sophia and Steve.
Fabrizio begging Gary :lol: for a framed picture of his 205 to put on his infamous wall. Something that will be resolved next month :thumb:


An 8am start for Gary, Rob & Josh were still unconscious in their bed.
The first lap of the day out with Steve following Gary’s 205 in the CSL. It was a nice quite lap until the biker they were following went too wide at Weirshaven, after hitting the kerb on the other side of the track he fell off, arms, legs and bike going everywhere and finishing in the middle of the road. Potentially an extremely dangerous situation as he was blind to vehicles coming round the bend. Gary and Steve making a split second decision to leave him where he lay and warn on coming vehicles. When this was under control the biker was already on his feet and trying to move his bike. A scary moment and luckily ending with nothing more than a bruised bike and ego for the rider.

Gary and Steve go straight back out to finish what they started. A good fun way to start the day with the CSL pushing the 205 round the track with ease.
Gary then took a passenger lap with Steve in the CSL. A nice, quick, safe, well driven lap :thumb:


Gary repaid the favour taking Steve for a lap in the 205.

Lunch at the track side Imbis in Adenau followed by more photo taking.
T13 proving to be entertaining. The most impressive car being the beige R5 turbo, which performed a scandanvian flick, lifting one or two wheels on every lap. That guy can drive

Back to the track for more laps, with late afternoon the track started to get quiet down as per normal.
An Aerial Atom lapping with the guys from Top Gear magazine. A brief chat and perhaps some Northloop members pictures being published in the next couple of months. B)

A nice half lap following Damon in his CSL


A meal at the Chinese in Adenau and time to view the weeks photos.

9am start for the drive back for the tunnel. 2.30pm tunnel back to the UK and home for 4.15pm

A great week at the ring, with a mixture of complete day opening and complete closed days.
The Northloop membership is expanding all the time meeting new members on every trip. It’s a nice thing to be a part off :thumb: :thumb:

12-09-2006, 09:23 PM
Top report as always Gary- salivating at the thought of the next trip! Just booking the ferry now (if the norfolkline website ever comes back up!)

Gary Kinghorn
12-09-2006, 09:26 PM
forgot to put the funniest picture on it ........... will be on there in two mins :thumb:

12-09-2006, 09:27 PM
another superb write up - must be really hard squeezing a whole week into a report. looks like charley had a great trip, one that she might remember for many years if she wasnt asleep all the time :) ... sure i should have watched watched emma was feeding her ;)

great to meet you all - next time my wife and daughter will be coming out ... I have promised my daughter a quick lap ish.

thanks for taking it slow that first lap on the wednesday whilst i was trying to keep up with you :thumb:

Dave Malings
12-09-2006, 09:35 PM
the biker was already on his feet and trying to move his bile.

:lol: :lol:

Gary Kinghorn
12-09-2006, 09:39 PM
good spot dave ......

12-09-2006, 11:04 PM
Lovely write up

I thought that castle was a photoshop, truly superb. Perhaps you'd PM me the address/name etc. Looks like a lot of the ladies will be going back on another visit and on a hopefully unrelated manner, I thought the waiters name was 'Patrizio' not Fabrizio?

What a result being asked for a signed photo of your car for the PK........better than the Topgear news anyday :D

Dave G
12-09-2006, 11:15 PM
Good report Gary.

Sounds like you had a fun filled week!

Everytime I read a report or see pictures I just want to be there! :gaypride:

Nice one. :thumb:

13-09-2006, 06:53 AM
Nice write up Gary :thumb:

thought the waiters name was 'Patrizio' not Fabrizio?

Yeh, we were told that too :whistle:

13-09-2006, 10:15 AM
Great read fella, glad to here the trip was good and event free. That is one beautiful castle, I will have to go and visit it.

Whats that orange motor in the garage, other than very expensive?

I didnt know Karl was making his porsche rear engined, I can see the TB through the glass :lol:

Gary Kinghorn
13-09-2006, 10:41 AM
Its Fabrizio you peasants :lol: :lol:

13-09-2006, 11:07 AM
Great report Gary, my car looks proper ill :huh:

Gary Kinghorn
13-09-2006, 11:09 AM
I have an engine picture too ;)

Dave Malings
13-09-2006, 11:12 AM
Originally posted by Karl@Sep 13 2006, 12:07 PM
Great report Gary, my car looks proper ill :huh:
Wow Karl, I never knew you were down with the street talk.

Never had you down for a a superdope homeboy :thumb:

13-09-2006, 11:22 AM
Originally posted by Dave Malings@Sep 13 2006, 12:12 PM
Wow Karl, I never knew you were down with the street talk.

Never had you down for a a superdope homeboy :thumb:
pmsl. respec boi :thumb:

13-09-2006, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by Gutmann pug@Sep 13 2006, 10:41 AM
Its Fabrizio you peasants :lol: :lol:
He answers to it, probably 'cos he's fed up of all the foreigners getting his name wrong... :thumb: :thumb: :lol:

13-09-2006, 12:12 PM
I call him Glade, saves confusion and does the same job :thumb:

13-09-2006, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by Gutmann pug@Sep 13 2006, 10:41 AM
Its Fabrizio you peasants :lol: :lol:
Well next time you're in the PK, have a look at his photo on the wall and tell me what the name underneath says ;)

Gary Kinghorn
13-09-2006, 03:39 PM
Your looking at the wrong photo :lol: :lol:

Niek Storteboom
14-09-2006, 08:38 AM
Hi Gary,

Shame I didn't have much time to chat last wednesday, but it was nice to see you again.

What's this I read about an E30? :)

Gary Kinghorn
14-09-2006, 08:53 AM
I thought it was about time I bought a german car :whistle:

14-09-2006, 09:29 AM
Hello Niek, you lanky streak of piss, how long have you been on Northloop? :lol:

14-09-2006, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by Gutmann pug@Sep 12 2006, 09:26 PM
forgot to put the funniest picture on it ........... will be on there in two mins :thumb:
Thanks Gary - I wondered what had happened to Karl's 'Turbo' Porsche :lol:

Niek Storteboom
14-09-2006, 10:12 AM
Originally posted by Karl@Sep 14 2006, 09:29 AM
Hello Niek, you lanky streak of piss, how long have you been on Northloop? :lol:
A few hours :D

14-09-2006, 10:26 AM
Well welcome then :thumb:

Euan, "I" didn't put that bloody badge on :angry:

14-09-2006, 10:27 AM
Oh Niek, post something in the anything else section, I want to show you a trick :thumb:

Ryan W
14-09-2006, 10:49 AM
Looks like you had a really good time! I just hope our trip in Oct will have the same weather as you did (yea nice one!)...

Can't wait to get back out there and see what my CR-X can really do...

Ry :D

Niek Storteboom
14-09-2006, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by Karl@Sep 14 2006, 10:27 AM
Oh Niek, post something in the anything else section, I want to show you a trick :thumb:
Will do, but I have this ominous feeling......

14-09-2006, 11:13 AM
Can't imagine why? :whistle:

14-09-2006, 11:17 AM
Karl, you are a bad bad man :nono:

Gary Kinghorn
14-09-2006, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by Karl@Sep 14 2006, 11:26 AM

Euan, "I" didn't put that bloody badge on :angry:
But you havent taken it off either have you :whistle: :whistle:

14-09-2006, 11:22 AM
I can't get the bloody thing off and I'm afraid of damaging the fading paintwork :(

14-09-2006, 11:25 AM
& its got to be worth 5 seconds a lap at least 'when' it gets going again :lol:

Gary Kinghorn
14-09-2006, 11:44 AM
It might be the only bit of the car which is the original colour :thumb: