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Gary Kinghorn
27-11-2006, 07:53 PM
The Generation game.

It all started 3 weeks ago when Emma and Gary took Gary’s Mum for a trip to the Moor Valley Country park. On the journey there Gary and Emma discussed their trip to the Ring for Christmas. Gary’s Mum joked by saying Gary never took her anywhere so he called her bluff and said ‘’Right, we are going to the ring in two week’s time’’. That was how it started.

FRIDAY

Two week’s and a lot of rushing round to get new passports sorted they were on their way. Gary finished work at Mid-day Friday, rushed home to collect Emma, Charley and Sylvia and they were off. The trip down to the tunnel was a quick and easy one. The Mondeo was loaded to the roof with enough gear for 3 women plus a huge box of R1 bike parts for Bren. :lol:

A 2.40pm crossing saw them hitting Brussels in the rush hour. Amazingly the traffic wasn’t too bad, it really seems to be hit and miss that city.

9pm saw them pulling up at the pub for a quick beer with Karl. Luckily Karl had only been drinking for 4 hours so he was sober as a judge :whistle: ;) The keys for Gary’s 205 collected they retired to their accommodation (cheers Steve Gill, Jochen and Tim).

SATURDAY

7.30am and Gary was up and about, as was everyone else. With 4 month old Charley on the scene it was impossible to do otherwise.

Gary left the house at 8.15am to get some fuel and air in his tyres then to the car park to see who was around. Amazingly he was the only person there. This was very odd as there was only ten minutes until opening time

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At 8.55 another car turned up, a red and silver EVO. At 9am the EVO went out and Gary followed a couple of minutes behind. The EVO almost made it too T13 before he stopped so Gary had a clear wet track to himself. The morning was gorgeous, leaves on the track had yet to be disturbed by passing cars, nobody out watching, it was like a dream. Gary seriously considered stopping near Hohe Acht to take a picture but thought that might be taking things too far. Back in the car park nothing had changed, one more car had arrived. Gary went straight back out for his second lap. The same thing happened with Gary not seeing another car or person. It was starting to feel weird. Back in the car park 2 or 3 other cars had arrived, including Emma, Charley and Sylva in the Mondeo. If ever there was the opportunity for 3 generations of Kinghorn to have a safe lap of the Nurburgring this was it. The whole clan went round for a 50mph spectating lap. Amazingly they didn’t see another car or person again. Gary really wished he had gotten his mum to drive, a better opportunity would never present itself again.

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The girls nipped to Adenau to have a look round the shops while Gary made the most of the quiet track. By now Karl had turned up as had Bren to collect his gear and Steve and Barbara who were making the most of the quiet damp track. Gary managed 9 or 10 laps seeing no more than 2 or 3 cars on any one lap. This gave Gary the ideal chance to work on his wet lines and learn the abilities of his car on a damp track.

At midday Gary called it a day and returned the car to Adenau. The girls picked him up and they took a trip to Cochem. As always it didn’t fail to impress, even more so with a Christmas market in full swing.

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Later in the afternoon they decided to take a drive to Burg Eltz. Gary and Emma had visited it before and decided to take Gary’s mum for a look see. Unfortunately they couldn’t find the car park despite having been there before and driving round for 45 minutes :lol: :lol:

Later they got back to the house and Gary texted Davetouring to see where he was. He was in the Pistenklause sheltering from a storm, so Gary took a drive out for a beer and a chat. Dave and his mate hadn’t seen Gary at the track earlier as they hadn’t gotten out of bed by then :lol: They said they had been up till 6 in the morning. Whatever floats your boat fella’s :gayfight:

Off to La Fontana for a meal with Karl, Claire and the kids to celebrate Kim’s birthday. Charley was on top form screaming the place down. Luckily they were the only customers though :whistle: ;) :lol:


SUNDAY

A chilled out start to the day with a visit to the GP circuit. They also had chance to say hello to Johannes and Robert

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Bren, Gary wants number 3 at Crimbo
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This was followed by a drive home the Eupen way. From Nurburg to Eupen they didn’t catch and be slowed by one single car or lorry. Another record. The 2.40 tunnel was caught once again and back home in Andover by 4.30pm.

A quick visit, 10 laps, reasonable weather and no delays, almost the perfect trip.

leavingeasy
27-11-2006, 11:05 PM
Top man, top trip.

Not fair,

Humpf.

Nige
28-11-2006, 04:46 AM
Your last report of 2006.....

Good one though. :thumb:

Gary Kinghorn
28-11-2006, 06:33 AM
Originally posted by Nige@Nov 28 2006, 05:46 AM
Your last report of 2006.....


Not if Bren has wireless it wont be ;)

Duncan
28-11-2006, 06:40 AM
Wow - how quiet was that?

It must have felt really weird being the only one in the car park :?

Gary Kinghorn
28-11-2006, 06:51 AM
Even stranger being the only one out on track ......... ;)

slidersguesthouse
28-11-2006, 06:51 AM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn+Nov 28 2006, 08:33 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Gary Kinghorn @ Nov 28 2006, 08:33 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Nige@Nov 28 2006, 05:46 AM
Your last report of 2006.....


Not if Bren has wireless it wont be ;) [/b][/quote]
Of course he does... :thumb:

Gary Kinghorn
28-11-2006, 06:52 AM
su---------bloody----------perb :thumb:

Floyd
28-11-2006, 07:10 AM
I like it :thumb: Pity you couldn&#39;t get your mum to drive though.

F

Simon
28-11-2006, 07:13 AM
Nice one & glad all the Kinghorns enjoyed the weekend :thumb:

Bren, can&#39;t you break the wifi before he gets there or we will never get any peace :whistle:

Gary Kinghorn
28-11-2006, 08:16 AM
Now now Simon :P

slidersguesthouse
28-11-2006, 09:50 AM
Originally posted by Simon@Nov 28 2006, 09:13 AM
Nice one & glad all the Kinghorns enjoyed the weekend :thumb:

Bren, can&#39;t you break the wifi before he gets there or we will never get any peace :whistle:
I could always turn it off... for a fee of course.. :)

Gary Kinghorn
28-11-2006, 09:53 AM
and spoil the chance of me upsetting a wider audience than just you lot ....... I think not Bren :lol: :lol:

jon_r
28-11-2006, 10:26 AM
Nice report Gary, sounds like a good weekend.

rossm
28-11-2006, 10:48 AM
Knew I should have come

SteveW
28-11-2006, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by rossm@Nov 28 2006, 11:48 AM
Knew I should have come
I thought you had emigrated to Australia or something?

rossm
28-11-2006, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by SteveW@Nov 28 2006, 04:02 PM
I thought you had emigrated to Australia or something?
Funny strange old geriatric old man :gay:

I was on holiday

Robert
28-11-2006, 08:40 PM
Hello Gary,

I didnt see you, and that is too bad.

Greetz from robert

Gary Kinghorn
29-11-2006, 06:53 AM
I did see you on Saturday evening Robert (around 4pm). You and your good lady were just leaving the track. One in the BMW one in the camper. I beeped my horn at you near the Zakspeed building. I was in the UK plated black Mondeo.

Gary

Johannes
29-11-2006, 08:21 AM
Hi,

thanks for the report, Gary, great pic of my backside :lol:

I&#39;ve never been so much sideways on the Nordschleife as on this weekend :D It was so slippery in places that I could get the back out in 3rd gear at low revs.

On Sunday it was even better, it was almost dry from about 13.00, and though the car park was almost full, the track wasn&#39;t much more crowded than on Saturday, so I could do some fast-ish dry laps as well. Terrific end of the season :thumb:

Bye,
Johannes

Gary Kinghorn
29-11-2006, 08:57 AM
It was a good fun weekend and a shame I wasn&#39;t around long enough to do more laps.

I think I saw you at Pflantzgarten on one of my laps ;)

I&#39;m looking forward to my BMW being finished so I can join in with the RWD fun :thumb:

What suspension do you have on your car by the way?

Gary

Johannes
29-11-2006, 09:27 AM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Nov 29 2006, 10:57 AM
It was a good fun weekend and a shame I wasn&#39;t around long enough to do more laps.

I think I saw you at Pflantzgarten on one of my laps ;)
Yes, that was one of my first laps on that WE, and I was still scaaared :hehegay:


I&#39;m looking forward to my BMW being finished so I can join in with the RWD fun :thumb:

What suspension do you have on your car by the way?
It&#39;s the H&R ClubSport. Together with harder suspension bushings I strongly recommend it.

Bye,
Johannes

Gary Kinghorn
29-11-2006, 09:33 AM
I already have the bushes, just looking for the right suspension. I was looking to buy H&R. This is the kit I was looking at but it isnt the Clubsport and doesnt appear to be as adjustable as the KW kit.

http://www.xsperformance.co.uk/e30zone/pro...&products_id=26 (http://www.xsperformance.co.uk/e30zone/product_info.php?cPath=121_125_170&products_id=26)

Gary

Johannes
01-12-2006, 08:02 AM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Nov 29 2006, 11:33 AM
I already have the bushes, just looking for the right suspension. I was looking to buy H&R. This is the kit I was looking at but it isnt the Clubsport and doesnt appear to be as adjustable as the KW kit.

http://www.xsperformance.co.uk/e30zone/pro...&products_id=26 (http://www.xsperformance.co.uk/e30zone/product_info.php?cPath=121_125_170&products_id=26)

Gary
At that price that could be the ClubSport, or H&R isn&#39;t offering the CS in GB at all. You could maybe ask Marc (my mechanic) whether that is the CS or not.

Bye,
Johannes

Gary Kinghorn
01-12-2006, 08:17 AM
It isnt Clubsport Johannes. It might be worth me asking Marc how much he could get me a set for though. It might be easier for him to get it for me and me to collect it from him when i&#39;m over there at Christmas.

I will send him an e-mail.

Thanks
Gary

p1doc
06-12-2006, 04:37 PM
dream trip nice
martin

Gary Kinghorn
06-12-2006, 06:59 PM
Hi Martin, long time no see.

Gary

Thorleif
06-12-2006, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Dec 7 2006, 12:59 AM
Hi Martin, long time no see.

Gary
so you are still traveling to the eifel, just hope mine will be ready for the start of the season next year. god report, and have fun :rolleyes:

Gary Kinghorn
06-12-2006, 07:10 PM
No slow CSL&#39;s around. Infact no 911&#39;s either :whistle:


Good to see you back on-line mate :thumb:

p1doc
07-12-2006, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Dec 6 2006, 07:59 PM
Hi Martin, long time no see.

Gary
just back from holidays-parents/insulate loft/disneyland paris and then on call on return so busy busy busy :(
martin
ps bizarrely i am getting one off size garage door from germany with bloke saying it is made near the ring :o .do you do decals for garages 9ft 10 inches by 7 foot if you have any lying around :D

jf_cole
08-12-2006, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Nov 27 2006, 08:53 PM


Later in the afternoon they decided to take a drive to Burg Eltz. Gary and Emma had visited it before and decided to take Gary’s mum for a look see. Unfortunately they couldn’t find the car park despite having been there before and driving round for 45 minutes :lol: :lol:





Was the picture of the castle in the original thread though to be burg eltz? Thats not it&#33;

This is it:

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Its in the middle of nowhere.

Gary Kinghorn
08-12-2006, 04:00 PM
Jeff the picture in the thread is Cochem castle, I have been to Burg Eltz and it is spectacular :thumb:

Gary

jf_cole
08-12-2006, 05:51 PM
That explains that so&#33; Was wondering where the town had cropped up from&#33;