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Nige
02-08-2010, 06:22 PM
All loaded and ready to go. We`re taking a roofbox this time, full of duvets and pillows, leaves loads more room in the X5 & Golf. We actually have room for more stuff !

The usual amount of photos should follow in due course :D
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010653.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010649.jpg

We are excited. :veryhappy:

Duncan
02-08-2010, 07:36 PM
Nice addition there Nige :whistle:

Have fun !

jon_r
02-08-2010, 07:45 PM
Have a great time guy's. Look forward to this being 40 pages within weeks! :D

m3tom
02-08-2010, 07:55 PM
Have a great time and stay safe :thumb:

Weeman
02-08-2010, 08:05 PM
See you at the weekend I think :D

Floyd
02-08-2010, 08:06 PM
Have fun :thumb:

Dave G
02-08-2010, 08:13 PM
Looking forward to this! :thumb:

Have a great time.

Peach-uk
02-08-2010, 08:54 PM
I've bought a family sized bag of popcorn in anticipation of another epic :)

rossm
02-08-2010, 08:58 PM
Most excellent

mr rooney
02-08-2010, 09:30 PM
Is the roof box an addition to the golfs aero package?

See you over there :thumb:

Nige
02-08-2010, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by mr rooney@Aug 2 2010, 09:30 PM
Is the roof box an addition to the golfs aero package?
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/gifs/happy_61.gif

Dan
02-08-2010, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by Dave G@Aug 2 2010, 09:13 PM
Looking forward to this! :thumb:

Have a great time.
This.

:thumb:

driveforward
03-08-2010, 07:26 AM
See you in a bit :thumb:

alclark
03-08-2010, 08:20 AM
See you in 2 weeks!

jon_r
03-08-2010, 08:59 AM
Anyone else slightly dissapointed that this hasn't been updated since last night?

:nono: ;)

Kev_G
03-08-2010, 09:15 AM
These threads now make my augusts :D in regards to the trailer, car and it all loaded up is it on the verge of the max weight to tow at all? All the best and safe trip to you and the family

Nige
03-08-2010, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by Kev_mk3@Aug 3 2010, 09:15 AM
in regards to the trailer, car and it all loaded up is it on the verge of the max weight to tow at all?
Been on a weighbridge and I`m nowhere near ;)

Sat on the tunnel now :thumb:

Simon
03-08-2010, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by Nige@Aug 3 2010, 12:10 PM
Been on a weighbridge and I`m nowhere near ;)

Sat on the tunnel now :thumb:
This is like real time Pinder tracking :lol:

Screacher
03-08-2010, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by Nige@Aug 3 2010, 12:10 PM
Sat on the tunnel now :thumb:
Isn't that a bit wet? :stoopid:

Tim
03-08-2010, 11:35 AM
Looking forward to reading this and seeing you guys out there in a couple of weeks :thumb:

Hannah
03-08-2010, 11:38 AM
May see you soon with Mr Laidback :thumb:

Ian H
03-08-2010, 12:13 PM
See you on Friday (hopefully) :thumb:

stevem
04-08-2010, 09:04 AM
There's a distinct lack of updates happening here. :nono:

Simon
04-08-2010, 09:11 AM
Originally posted by stevem@Aug 4 2010, 10:04 AM
There's a distinct lack of updates happening here. :nono:
Have a look at Google Earth. I bet that you can see camp pinder from space atm :rolf:

driveforward
04-08-2010, 03:02 PM
No sign of him here yet, probably still setting up camp!

Stace
04-08-2010, 04:06 PM
Sits and waits :computer:

Simon
04-08-2010, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by Stace@Aug 4 2010, 05:06 PM
Sits and waits, falls asleep :computer:
EFA :whistle:

Floyd
04-08-2010, 07:30 PM
Is he there yet?

Screacher
04-08-2010, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Aug 4 2010, 08:30 PM
Is he there yet?
http://clipart.coolclips.com/AGifm/tf05192/CoolClips_wb022569.gif

Ian H
04-08-2010, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Aug 4 2010, 08:30 PM
Is he there yet?
Yes, they are in the CC ;)

mr rooney
05-08-2010, 07:51 AM
The man is on his summer holiday for fcuk sake !

Let him have some time to enjoy the place. :blink: :rolf: :rolf: :thumb:

Stan
05-08-2010, 08:18 AM
Golf looks better with big bumpers B)

sparrow
05-08-2010, 04:40 PM
See you tomorrow! :D

Stan
05-08-2010, 08:37 PM
roof spoiler looks great

mjrc
05-08-2010, 09:14 PM
Have a good one Pinders! :computer:

Floyd
05-08-2010, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by mr rooney@Aug 5 2010, 08:51 AM
The man is on his summer holiday for fcuk sake !

Let him have some time to enjoy the place. :blink: :rolf: :rolf: :thumb:
It's not his holiday anymore. NL expects.

tallchap
05-08-2010, 09:47 PM
Really looking forward to this years epic! :computer:

Have a good one!

TC.

Nige
06-08-2010, 09:36 AM
Good drive to the Tunnel. I have a 34oz Insulated cup that is great when travelling :)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106541024x768.jpg

This way !
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106551024x768.jpg

On the full-height tunnel carriages. Journey was as quick as usual
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106581024x768.jpg

After lots of traffic and a 7hour journey from Calais, we arrived in Nurburg at 8pm and quickly put the tent up before it started getting dark
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106591024x768.jpg

The balancing game brought out lots of "if you fall you`'' hurt yourself..." comments
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106611024x768.jpg

Meal of fried ham, pasta and sauce was delicious
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106621024x768.jpg

Shattered and bed at just after 11..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106641024x768.jpg

Wednesday and we put up the gazebo, its started to get a little tired and now needs assistance from cable ties and gaffer tape
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106651024x768.jpg

Andrew and Tom helped too
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106661024x768.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106671024x768.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106681024x768.jpg

Hi..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106701024x768.jpg

Time to get wood. I`ve got a new chainsaw this year, its much better :D
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106711024x768.jpg

Splitting
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106721024x768.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106731024x768.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106751024x768.jpg

Megasquirt broke. Grrrrr. :angry: Put K-Jet back on. More info on that later.

Went to the ring, chatted to Northloopers,bought my JK and did 4 laps, it opened late so didn`t have time to do more. I was surprised how quickly it all came back. Car ran well, I was pleased.

Went to Jorgs on Wednesday evening and he prepared a fantastic meal for us. Back to the Bar and it was time for a sing-along. There was also an arm wrestling `competition`. Jorg and I ended up conceding a draw. My arm still aches :lol:

Nige
06-08-2010, 09:37 AM
Karin.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106771024x768.jpg

Karin & Cat
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106801024x768.jpg

The singing was going well
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106811024x768.jpg

Kim, Claire, Cat & Karin
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106861024x768.jpg

The Sing-along started
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106871024x768.jpg

Me and Cat ;)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106901024x768.jpg

You`re my bestest mate you are...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10106941024x768.jpg

This always kept happening....
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107001024x768.jpg

Jorg was giving it everything.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107021024x768.jpg

Matty was barman. This turned out to be a BAD thing.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107031024x768.jpg

Daisy Dog joined us
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010
/P10107081024x768.jpg

Claire & Kim singing along
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107091024x768.jpg

Ah.. Matty decided to `try` some of the shots on Bren & Jorg.. This would not end well.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107101024x768.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107111024x768.jpg

This one even had `bits` in :o
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107141024x768.jpg

Tasted crap too..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107181024x768.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107231024x768.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107241024x768.jpg

Claire & Kim again :lol:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107261024x768.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107271024x768.jpg

Me. Propping up the Bar
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107291024x768.jpg

At 01:30 we decided it was time to leave after a fabulous evening. Thanks Jorg :thumb:


A Late start Thursday morning.. I felt fine, but we were all just tired.

It was raining and I needed to change the rear wheel bearing on the GOlf. It was fine on the road, but when loaded up on fast corners was making noises. Reversed into the Gazebo to keep clean.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107331024x768.jpg

The old bearing was showing signs of wear. New one fitted, test drive and all was well.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10107361024x768.jpg

Went to Karls to fit his new K-Jet, but there is something weird going on.Can simply won`t rev, at all. Removed inlet manifold and cam cover, checked cam timing and cambelt timing, all spot on. I`m starting to think its spark related, but I`m struggling :(

Did another 6 laps on the ring in the evening, had a VERY close moment with a UK Nova.I thought I was pretty good at ready car "body language" and when the car made a definate move to the right, I pulled alongside, I didn't expect him to then turn into the corner. This was at the entrance to Hatzenback, I took to the inside kerb and had more of the Golf on the grass than on the road. Scary and unexpected.

Back to the campsite for chicken stir fry then beer.

A proper fire :smug: We were joined by Andrew, His friend John & his brother, Tom, his FRIEND Helen and UK Biker who is touring Europe and called in at the ring. I also went and had a talk to some UK Golf owners who are over for the weekend.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010772.jpg

Small kettle being heated in the fire..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010773.jpg

Called it a night at about half 12, had a really enjoyable evening. This is exactly why we go camping for, good company, fire, beer and time simply flies. :thumb:

dotty
06-08-2010, 09:47 AM
UGH. SO JEALOUS. UGH.

Weeman
06-08-2010, 10:09 AM
Probs see you either tomorrow or Sunday Pinderman :)

Kev_G
06-08-2010, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by dotty@Aug 6 2010, 09:47 AM
UGH. SO JEALOUS. UGH.
+1 I can't wait for 2011 and to get back over there

chilled
06-08-2010, 11:06 AM
See you guys, on weds probably.

CaptSolo
06-08-2010, 11:32 AM
Epic! Say hi to the Quattro (and everybody else) for me!

Gary Kinghorn
06-08-2010, 12:53 PM
Good start Nige :thumb:

Good to see Daisy in one of the shots too

JamesW
06-08-2010, 02:48 PM
this just makes me want to pack up the BMW and do a trip next weekend....hmmmmm!!!

Stace
06-08-2010, 03:12 PM
Looking forward to catching up on the 20th :thumb:

Would you rather we brought wood or beer? :D

driveforward
06-08-2010, 06:22 PM
I'm willing to bet today's update will be "not many laps"!

alclark
06-08-2010, 07:16 PM
Can't wait to be there!
Looking like I'll be in the 540 or a Jag, no Datsun. :(

Simon
06-08-2010, 07:26 PM
Looks like you are all in & settled :thumb: . Missing the CC nights :( .

The-Vee
06-08-2010, 10:32 PM
Looks good comrade, keep up the good photjournalism :thumb:

sparrow
08-08-2010, 01:40 PM
Live update from the Comfy Corner - Karl has made us aware that the showers today will continue all week, but it will get warmer.

Weeman
08-08-2010, 05:46 PM
Update


Myself (driving) Ian (driveforward) Sparrow, and Andrew Hereward conducted a physic's experiment with a 3 series touring.

Can you exit the Mini K early in a 3 series touring.

Newton said no.

fully sideways, catch, flick back, give up trying to catch, backwards, both feet on brake, back in correct direction, finish 1 foot from armco 30 yards up the road. Breathe sigh of relief

Sorry again chaps for being a knob, I'm buying a lottery ticket

pye21
08-08-2010, 06:29 PM
:loser:

Weeman
08-08-2010, 06:37 PM
I was a very silly boy today, I shall not be repeating that sort of thing ever again.

Stace
08-08-2010, 07:42 PM
Did you take spare pants :o

Good save Dave, sort of :D

Screacher
08-08-2010, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by Stace@Aug 8 2010, 08:42 PM
Did you take spare pants :o
Spares? I'd heard he didn't bother at all.





























No sh!t, Sherlock.

Weeman
08-08-2010, 07:52 PM
No saving involved really short of the initial counter steer and me deciding to stand on the brakes at some point it was passenger all the way. None of this would of happened if I hadn't been a tit.

Stace
08-08-2010, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by Weeman@Aug 8 2010, 08:52 PM
No saving involved really short of the initial counter steer and me deciding to stand on the brakes at some point it was passenger all the way. None of this would of happened if I hadn't been a tit.
Tell me you said "watch this" just before :lol:

Weeman
08-08-2010, 08:00 PM
Nope I just wrongfully and stupidly assumed a touring with 4 blokes in, would exit the mini K, the same way my old saloon E30 used to on 888's. Issac Newton would of been turning in his grave lol

Das Chin
08-08-2010, 08:11 PM
u have no talent that's all :thumb:

Weeman
08-08-2010, 08:17 PM
That could also be a factor

leavingeasy
08-08-2010, 08:22 PM
If you ain't spinning......

Good man!

Dave G
08-08-2010, 08:22 PM
Nearly another statistic Dave!

Goes wrong all too easy!

Nige, hope you are having fun in spite of the rain?

Weeman
08-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by leavingeasy@Aug 8 2010, 10:22 PM
If you ain't spinning......

Good man!
I came home in the car tonight and actually thought to myself " I bet Oakie says well done" lol

leavingeasy
08-08-2010, 08:58 PM
You maintain the hero status in my eyes luvva

driveforward
09-08-2010, 07:50 AM
Originally posted by Weeman@Aug 8 2010, 06:37 PM
I was a very silly boy today, I shall not be repeating that sort of thing ever again.
As the cloud of tyre smoke cleared, we realised how close the armco was from our final point of rest and directly in front were a very shocked, white-faced German couple sitting staring at us.

How we didn't connect with anything I don't know, but feck were we lucky!

Weeman
09-08-2010, 07:53 AM
Divine intervention lol Sorry again mate.

Neil Mac
09-08-2010, 09:51 AM
Originally posted by Weeman@Aug 9 2010, 08:53 AM
Divine intervention lol Sorry again mate.
In your case, Dave, I'm sure Divine intervention would have involved a lightning strike...

Well done on finding the brake pedal with all your feet, btw :thumb:

Kev_G
09-08-2010, 10:04 AM
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/9856/08082010tf0135.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs147.ash2/40705_142279555795049_132186510137687_264755_15830 73_n.jpg

Jim Cameron
09-08-2010, 10:20 AM
So the Megasquirt is fecked, and Karl's Glof isn't working either? :fish:

Are you just running it, albeit down on power, Nige?

Weeman
09-08-2010, 11:08 AM
Its working again Jim, I did two laps yesterday next to Nige and he made me feel sick LOL Nige shall update but it also did its fastest ever lap yesterday.

CaptSolo
09-08-2010, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by Weeman@Aug 9 2010, 11:08 AM
Its working again Jim, I did two laps yesterday next to Nige and he made me feel sick LOL Nige shall update but it also did its fastest ever lap yesterday.
So sub-10 minutes?

Tim
09-08-2010, 12:25 PM
Originally posted by CaptSolo@Aug 9 2010, 01:21 PM
So sub-10 minutes?
He'll be quicker this year because you're not there to get in the way Mike :whistle:

Stace
09-08-2010, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by Tim@Aug 9 2010, 01:25 PM
He'll be quicker this year because you're not there to get in the way Mike :whistle:
:lol:

CaptSolo
09-08-2010, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by Tim@Aug 9 2010, 12:25 PM
He'll be quicker this year because you're not there to get in the way Mike :whistle:


You're dead to me Tim....

Kev_G
09-08-2010, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by Kev_mk3@Aug 9 2010, 10:04 AM
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/9856/08082010tf0135.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs147.ash2/40705_142279555795049_132186510137687_264755_15830 73_n.jpg
Quick question for nige or anyone in the know what tyres does nige run on the league alloys for the wet? As I assume the track tyres are on the multispokes

Tim
09-08-2010, 01:58 PM
Silverstone wets

Weeman
09-08-2010, 02:51 PM
Pilot sport thingie's on the x spokes, they are epic aswell, no squeal

Tim
09-08-2010, 02:57 PM
Originally posted by Weeman@Aug 9 2010, 03:51 PM
Pilot sport thingie's on the x spokes, they are epic aswell, no squeal
Couldn't hear them over your girly squeals

chilled
09-08-2010, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by Tim@Aug 9 2010, 02:57 PM
Couldn't hear them over your girly squeals
And if Tim thought they were girly.... ;) :D

I'm leaving today. Woo hoo!

Tim
09-08-2010, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by chilled@Aug 9 2010, 04:06 PM
And if Tim thought they were girly.... ;) :D

I'm leaving today. Woo hoo!
See you soon Mark :fight:

Stace
09-08-2010, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by chilled@Aug 9 2010, 04:06 PM
And if Tim thought they were girly.... ;) :D

:lol:

Last time I spoke with Nige regarding the Sliverstone wets, he was well impressed :thumb:

Floyd
09-08-2010, 04:57 PM
Good work Nige :thumb:

Weeman, go careful mate.

Weeman
09-08-2010, 07:18 PM
Lesson learned buddy, I saw my whole wallet flash before my eyes.

sparrow
09-08-2010, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by Stace@Aug 8 2010, 07:58 PM
Tell me you said "watch this" just before :lol:
No, but there was some mention of lack of drifting skills within the previous 5 minutes...

No worries Dave, you missed everything (yes, luck counts).

sparrow
09-08-2010, 07:28 PM
Just got back from my trip, big thanks to Nige for the lap, it was epic. Just goes to show what a well sorted Mk2 can do. It's given me the itch to fix mine. Just need to find some time and money now...

Gary Kinghorn
09-08-2010, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by CaptSolo@Aug 9 2010, 02:34 PM


You're dead to me Tim....
:rolf:

Gary Kinghorn
09-08-2010, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by sparrow@Aug 9 2010, 08:28 PM
Just got back from my trip, big thanks to Nige for the lap, it was epic. Just goes to show what a well sorted Mk2 can do. It's given me the itch to fix mine. Just need to find some time and money now...
Long time no see Alex :thumb:

Weeman
09-08-2010, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by sparrow@Aug 9 2010, 09:26 PM
No, but there was some mention of lack of drifting skills within the previous 5 minutes...

No worries Dave, you missed everything (yes, luck counts).
Sorry again Alex, Beers owed at Xmas party lol

jon_r
09-08-2010, 09:20 PM
If it continues to rain, will that front splitter rot? :fishing:

Tim
09-08-2010, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by jon_r@Aug 9 2010, 10:20 PM
If it continues to rain, will that front splitter rot? :fishing:
http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~apc38/spraak/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/ronseal-300x197.jpg

tallchap
09-08-2010, 11:07 PM
Originally posted by Weeman@Aug 8 2010, 05:46 PM
Update


Myself (driving) Ian (driveforward) Sparrow, and Andrew Hereward conducted a physic's experiment with a 3 series touring.

Can you exit the Mini K early in a 3 series touring.

Newton said no.

fully sideways, catch, flick back, give up trying to catch, backwards, both feet on brake, back in correct direction, finish 1 foot from armco 30 yards up the road. Breathe sigh of relief

Sorry again chaps for being a knob, I'm buying a lottery ticket


As you attempted said manoeuvre, did you shout "Watch this!"?

sparrow
10-08-2010, 06:58 AM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Aug 9 2010, 07:45 PM
Long time no see Alex :thumb:
Hi Gary

Not been around much lately. Second daughter born on Christams Day, and quit the day job to concentrate on the new business full time means no time or money for cars. Was given a pass out for the weekend, so made the most of it.

Hope to see you all soon again.

Nige
11-08-2010, 02:19 PM
Went and had a chat with the Nova driver, nice bloke, he saw me in his mirrors, then I dissapeared (as I was alongside)... He didn`t think I`d be past him by then...All sorted now anyway.

Back to the Campsite Friday lunchtime and Ian, Jude, Laura and James arrived.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010775.jpg

The campsite was filling nicely for the DTM, but we spread our cars, trailers and chairs all over the pitch to `reserve` it for just us ;) Andrew, Mat and I went to get some wood, took the chainsaw and chopped up a large log, brought it back then cut it
and split it into smaller bits.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010777.jpg

Andrew preferred the Girly hammer. :whistle:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010779.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010784.jpg


Balancing on a bit of wood became a challenge..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010780.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010782.jpg

Ring opened and I managed to get some nice laps in, even though there was a lot of traffic, I found a few clear laps !

Andrew and Matty
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_2952.jpg

Ian did his first laps of the year :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3104.jpg

My ECU was still playing up. Gurds has the same setup in his car, so I popped to test it in his car, it was faulty (phew, I thought it was my setup !) Eddie, the ECU Guru is repairing it whilst Gurds watches.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010789.jpg

Back to the campsite and after we`d eaten, I was keen to fit the ECU
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010793.jpg

Tom loaned me a head-torch.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010794.jpg

Fitted the ECU, started the car and it was STILL BROKEN ! FFS! :angry:

Andrew showed his best side ;)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010795.jpg

Just chilling.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010799.jpg

Heat Haze from a raging inferno. :smug:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010800.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010806.jpg

Louises friend Claire and her sons Luke and Ethan arrived afte a 10hour drive from southern France.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010807.jpg

Finished off the night with beers and a campfire. I didn`t sleep particularly well, I kept wondering what was wrong with the ECU. Up at 7am and refitted the K-Jet ready for a days lapping.


Carpark was busy as expected, this car got a lot of admiring views.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010812.jpg

The German sim in the phone does make it much easier to keep in touch with Lou when we are over here.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010815.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010819.jpg

Louises friend Claire is staying for a week. She has absolutely no interest in cars, but thought that seeing as she was over, a single lap was required. She was very nervous getting into the car. As we went under the bridge and into the dip, she let out a small scream. Another couple followed furter round the lap :smug: .SHe said she was scared and excited at the first time and really enjoyed it :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010823.jpg

I Also took out CLaires other Son, Ethan (Luke has already had several enjoyable laps), he didn`t say much on the lap, but next day asked if he could have another :)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010825.jpg

Someone modified Andrews Fast Classics sticker..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010824.jpg

A few people had spoken to me by PM, both from Northloop and CLubGT saying they`d like to camp with us, I told them I`d save a space. We positioned the cars and trailers to make the pitch look full, to reserve the spaces. They turned up, thought the pitch was full and camped elsewhere :rolleyes:

Nige
11-08-2010, 02:23 PM
Back to the campsite and quick change ready for the meal at the CC.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010826.jpg

For some reason, I look fed up, I wasn`t !
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010827.jpg

Ross was friendly and nice to people, I find this disturbing...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010828.jpg

A good turn out ready for the meal. The room was buzzing as people recounted the days events or just got to know each other.

:thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010830.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010831.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010832.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010834.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010836.jpg

Alcohol and a camera ;)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010837.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010841.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010842.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010852.jpg

Damon asked if I knew where the speed cameras were on the ring, I said I didn`t, but I know a man who did. Karl went into great detail about the cameras, the fines associated with them and the noise meters...... Andy couldn`t find the words to express himself, so kept drinking.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010856.jpg

The food, oh The FOOD :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010857.jpg

Jorgs Fis and Chips with not a lettuce leaf in sight.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010858.jpg

Laura, James and Jude.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010859.jpg

Not a fan of the camera..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010860.jpg

Sonja and Lou enjoying themselves.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010863.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010864.jpg


Cat & Luke
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010871.jpg

The guy in the white T shirts is from Skye, Karl made him feel welcome to civilisation...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010875.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010876.jpg

Note the new barmaid !
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010877.jpg

Karl left his perch and staggered off to the lou. What followed was hilarious.
Steve Sat in `Karls` chair and gave a superb impression of Karl, insulting anyone who happened to be passing for no reason whatsoever.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010878.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010879.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010880.jpg

Drinking `Girlie` beers
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010881.jpg

And laughing when people said they `lifted` for the Foxhole...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010882.jpg

Jorg had one of his busiest nights ever, with 3 seperate sittings and he was exhausted when he finished. Unfortunately, that meant no sing-along.

Sunday morning and I`d set the alarm for 7:30am. Woke at 6 to torrential rain, so turned off the alarm and went back to sleep, as did everyone else. Woke at 10, fitted the wets and did 3 laps. They gave good grip and although soaked, I enjoyed the laps..

It dried out quickly so back to the campsite and switched to Pilot Sport Cups. Weeman arrived and so I took him out for a couple of laps. Needed a `Dab of oppo` going through Flugplatz, I turned in as normal, but they behave differently to Direzzas and initial turn in is sharper, that caused me to just clip the inside kerb, bringing the back out. The tyres don`t squeal and when they do lose grip, its quite sudden, not as progressive as other R tyres I`ve driven on.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010886.jpg

Track closed so we drove down to Jorgs for some lunch.

More to follow later. Still having a fantastic time :veryhappy:

Simon
11-08-2010, 02:35 PM
Great update, Nige


Ross was friendly and nice to people, I find this disturbing...

PMSL at this :rolf: :rolf:

orsonbuggy
11-08-2010, 02:55 PM
^^ me too :rolf:

Usual class read and fun pics :thumb:

Tim
11-08-2010, 02:59 PM
:thumb:

A little over a week and we'll be there too, can't bloody wait!

Dan
11-08-2010, 03:20 PM
:thumb:

Stace
11-08-2010, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by Tim@Aug 11 2010, 03:59 PM
:thumb:

A little over a week and we'll be there too, can't bloody wait!
This, totally :thumb:

mjrc
11-08-2010, 03:57 PM
What! No Weeman wee picture?! :whistle:

Gexx
11-08-2010, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by Nige@Aug 11 2010, 02:19 PM
Someone modified Andrews Fast Classics sticker..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010824.jpg


Yeah ... sorry for my part in encoraging this and providing the gaffa tape. As it turns out we did modify it further on the sunday... removed a little in the middle and at the end.

Andrew then went to get something from the boot and a truely scary picture was taken :)

Nice meeting you all again and see you next year (Hopefully)

chris

Hippychick
11-08-2010, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by mjrc@Aug 11 2010, 04:57 PM
What! No Weeman wee picture?! :whistle:
He's a new man since meeting Gem!

Looks like everyone's having fun...now I want to be there even more :(

driveforward
11-08-2010, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by Gexx@Aug 11 2010, 06:47 PM
As it turns out we did modify it further on the sunday... removed a little in the middle and at the end.

Andrew then went to get something from the boot and a truely scary picture was taken :)
Ahh.. you mean THIS picture..!?

http://www.driveforward.com/northloop/arse.jpg

atari boy
11-08-2010, 07:25 PM
Sod it, I'm heading over next week (thur - sat), it all looks too good to miss.
Nige, I have sent you a message on F/B.

Tim in Yorkshire
11-08-2010, 07:28 PM
Keep having fun Pinders :thumb:

c6mby
11-08-2010, 07:54 PM
hi was great to meet you, shame about the camping, we honestly thought your pitch was full, i had no idea you had positioned your cars to look that way, as it turned out we had 4 tents anyway so probably wouldnt have fitted.

your car looked very well planted on track was very impressed, shame i couldnt grab a passanger lap, i was rather ill saturday and just wanted to rest.
realy enjoyed the meal in the evening at the comfy corner, was great to meet fellow ring lovers.
look forward to meeting you all again soon

regards
sam

Tim in Yorkshire
11-08-2010, 08:15 PM
BTW did you know that Pinda's in dutch means peanuts??

Gexx
11-08-2010, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by driveforward+Aug 11 2010, 07:15 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (driveforward &#064; Aug 11 2010, 07:15 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin-Gexx@Aug 11 2010, 06:47 PM
As it turns out we did modify it further on the sunday... removed a little in the middle and at the end.

Andrew then went to get something from the boot and a truely scary picture was taken :)
Ahh.. you mean THIS picture..&#33;?

http://www.driveforward.com/northloop/arse.jpg[/b][/quote]
That&#39;s the puppy&#33;

Anyway a big thank you to all you chaps for making a great weekend, and talking to people who know next to nothing about cars and driving (me) :) It wouldn&#39;t have been half as fun without you&#33;

I&#39;ve also found this photo which I think sums up the spirit of you chaps

http://highspeedfotos.de/Coppermine/albums/TOuris2010/07082010/auslaender/sonstige/IMG_1061.jpg

Rory
11-08-2010, 08:59 PM
Good stuff Nige, looks like you all are having a blast. :thumb:

Looking forward to finally checking out &#39;Camp Pinder&#39; when I&#39;m out there next week.
I&#39;ve read so much about it, I do hope the bonfire will be blazing then. :D

GVK
12-08-2010, 06:45 AM
Catch up when your home Nige, looks like you&#39;re all having a great time.

Been chatting to Eddie about your MS :thumb:

stevem
12-08-2010, 10:06 AM
MS are easy. If I can build one anyone can :thumb:

The difficult bit is in the software ...

AndrewH
12-08-2010, 12:30 PM
Fab&#33; just fab&#33;

Kev_G
12-08-2010, 01:57 PM
Anyone seen the pics on fb of the golf on a recovery truck :(

atari boy
12-08-2010, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by Kev_mk3@Aug 12 2010, 01:57 PM
Anyone seen the pics on fb of the golf on a recovery truck :(
Yes but I don&#39;t know what is up with the car?

Nige
12-08-2010, 02:37 PM
/ Saturday Afternoon /

I still wanted to fit the megasquirt, so when the track was closed, I met up with Gurds and we fitted my ECU to his car. It still ran rough. At least I knew it wasn`t my setup. We spent a while checking it over and found a dry joint under some heatsleeving that was causing a lot of the problem. When positioned in a certain way, it was fine, but the way I had it in my car meant the wires were intermittently touching, hence the misfire &#33; result :thumb:

We then refitted the lid and it misfired again :o

Eventually found that the OTHER coildriver was the problem. They are on a mica insulator and secured by a hole drilled through the case and a small bolt. When I`d assembled it, I had left a tiny bit of swarf between the 2, normally it wouldn`t be a problem, but because I was having issues with the dwell, which was saturating the coilpack, the drivers were getting hot, weakening the insulator and causing a short. Cleaned the swarf out of the way, refitted everything and it ran &#33;

Back to the campsite and once again, removed the K-Jet and fitted Megasquirt. Went and drove it to the carpark, seemed fine &#33;

Did 2 back to back laps and it ran great. Now this is more like it. :thumb:

On my 3rd lap, it started misfiring going up kesselchen, not often, just an occasional blip, so I dropped it into 5th and cruised up. Just after Mutkurve, it died completely. :angry:

Phoned for a recovery truck, asked for ADAC, but this week it is Bongards turn :rolleyes:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/Image000.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/Image001.jpg

The driver wanted to drop me off at Bongards in Adenau and charge me, saying I could reclaim the money later. Some discussion later, he dropped me off at the campsite and took my ADAC details instead. It really is worth insisting that you have cover, be pleasant and explain your case, you have nothing to lose, if they had charged me, I could have reclaimed the cost, but its extra hassle.

Back at the campsite and a very quick investigation showed the main Fuse for the ECU / Coilpack had blown (30Amp). Fitted another and it started straight away. However, WHY had it blown ? A bit of work on the laptop changing dwell and I reckon the setting was too high, allowing the coil to be over saturated, heat up and eventually blow the fuse. Dropped the dwell and went for a drive. Seemed fine, so I did another lap of the ring. Slight misfire on the 3rd back to back lap at Minikarussel.

Back in the carpark and I dropped the dwell even more and it has been fine ever since.

A lot of hassle, I knew there would be teething problems, but hopefully its sorted now.

/ Back to Sunday afternoon /
After lunch at the Comfy Corner, I did more laps taking out passengers but the weather was very hit and miss. I was taking Eddie out at pm and the heavens opened just after flugplatz, but Hohe-Acht, it was torrential. The Pilot Sport Cups are OK in the wet, they still have decent tread so displaced the water. Standing water caused aquaplaning, but I was aware of that and drove accordingly.

We called it a day and went to the Burgstube for one of their great Hot-Chocolates. :thumb: Had a good talk with a lot of the

ClubGti guys, one of them had the electric power steerting setup fitted I was considering fitting to the golf, so I took his car for a drive, hmmm, not that impressed. It works, but at the expense of steering feel. Guess I wont be fitting that then... :(

As often happens, the rain stopped just after 7:30...

The modifications to Andrews sticker continued...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010887.jpg

As the DTM weekend had finished, the campsite was MUCH quieter. We decided to do our usual drive around and see what we could fine. The kids think its great fun. Ready to go...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010889.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010893.jpg

Mat found a BIKE.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010895.jpg

A dissapointing haul. A few chairs, a tent and a bike. Very little firewood this year :(
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010898.jpg

We did have an impressive campfire and beers though :) Bed about 1am :thumb:

More to follow :thumb:

Nige
12-08-2010, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by Kev_mk3@Aug 12 2010, 01:57 PM
Anyone seen the pics on fb of the golf on a recovery truck :(
It is in the report, and FB is faster at uploading than Photobucket :rolleyes:

Kev_G
12-08-2010, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by Nige@Aug 12 2010, 02:39 PM
It is in the report, and FB is faster at uploading than Photobucket :rolleyes:
Glad it&#39;s not something huge and is a easy fix as you said you knew there would be teething issues. Saw chrispy in his diesel mk1 last night as he lives near me :)

bimmer
12-08-2010, 03:19 PM
Excellent thread :thumb:

CaptSolo
12-08-2010, 03:20 PM
Burgstube&#33;

Say hi to Heidi and Martin for me&#33;

Kev_G
12-08-2010, 03:35 PM
cant believe you have dont this to me after the pm Nige your evil :(

vw_singh
12-08-2010, 05:41 PM
Great thread Nige.

Glad the your Megasquirt got sorted in the end. Happy to help :thumb:

Thanks for the PAX lap too. You really are very smooth and inspire confidence. Pity it was too wet to take you out in mine. Maybe next time. :D


Gurds

turbosam
12-08-2010, 09:13 PM
Superb thread as always nige :thumb:

Whilst at the campsite in May, I found a good source of (partually burnt) logs and firewood here (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=50.324674,6.943621&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=32.885543,86.396484&ie=UTF8&ll=50.324704,6.943746&spn=0.003233,0.010546&t=h&z=17) . There was enough there for some excellent campfires :D

Floyd
12-08-2010, 09:30 PM
Glad you&#39;re getting there with the new ECU :thumb:

DevilDamo
12-08-2010, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by Nige@Aug 11 2010, 02:23 PM
Damon asked if I knew where the speed cameras were on the ring, I said I didn`t, but I know a man who did. Karl went into great detail about the cameras, the fines associated with them and the noise meters
I&#39;ve just seen this&#33; Damon... the bladdy cheek. It&#39;s DamIAn. I&#39;m not the ex-F1 driver you know... but very similar :shame:

Was nice to meet some of you on Saturday night :)

Sorry for this random post :lol:

crossie
13-08-2010, 07:04 AM
couple of interesting car photos up on facebook last night

Hows it all going Nige??

SimonP
13-08-2010, 07:29 AM
Hope you&#39;re all having a great time out there. Nige, good luck with fixing the car :(

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Pughie_2007/andrew5.jpg

Simon
13-08-2010, 07:51 AM
Good work on getting the car sorted, Nige B) . I really love reading you holiday reports, next best thing to being there :thumb:

Weeman
13-08-2010, 07:54 AM
I take it you aint seen Facebook, Reevo?

Simon
13-08-2010, 08:24 AM
Originally posted by Weeman@Aug 13 2010, 08:54 AM
I take it you aint seen Facebook, Reevo?
Don&#39;t use faceache, it&#39;s shite. Why, waz up? :fish:

Weeman
13-08-2010, 08:27 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs128.ash2/39741_433687208888_667098888_4806986_482669_n.jpg

:(:(:(

Darren Langeveld
13-08-2010, 08:29 AM
I just saw that over there - no info here yet then?

Simon
13-08-2010, 08:33 AM
Shite :( . That looks broken. Has he fixed it yet? :fish:

Darren Langeveld
13-08-2010, 08:35 AM
That&#39;s a couple of days worth by the time you&#39;ve sourced bits :(

Tim
13-08-2010, 08:39 AM
Meltdown :(

Modified engines are the devil.

Simon
13-08-2010, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by Darren&#39;Teffers&#39;Langeveld@Aug 13 2010, 09:35 AM
That&#39;s a couple of days worth by the time you&#39;ve sourced bits :(
He will have the kids out scavenging by now.

Tim
13-08-2010, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by Simon@Aug 13 2010, 09:41 AM
He will have the kids out scavenging by now.
Matthew will be moulding a piston with is bare hands out of bits of mud and empty beer cans as we speak :thumb:

Screacher
13-08-2010, 09:00 AM
Weeman has a couple or three working cylinders. Can&#39;t he just graft those on to his three and make a V6?

Weeman
13-08-2010, 09:19 AM
I deffo have 3 working ones, not sure if number 3 looks like that though LOL

This is the reason why I don&#39;t want too modified, having said that, Nige will have that sorted in the time it takes me to make cheese on toast

Ian H
13-08-2010, 09:19 AM
Car sorted in the day and back running on track :thumb:

Ps back last night from a great week over there n
Will catch up later today ;)

Karl
13-08-2010, 09:23 AM
You weren&#39;t supposed to say that, Ian, Nige was doing a spot of teasing :lol:

Nice to see you and Jude again, mate, even though it was very brief :thumb:

CaptSolo
13-08-2010, 09:36 AM
Originally posted by Karl@Aug 13 2010, 09:23 AM
You weren&#39;t supposed to say that, Ian, Nige was doing a spot of teasing :lol:

Nice to see you and Jude again, mate, even though it was very brief :thumb:
Was it breif because you were trying to be "pleasant"?

Jim Cameron
13-08-2010, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by Ian Howell@Aug 13 2010, 10:19 AM
Car sorted in the day and back running on track :thumb:
FFS, that&#39;s inhuman :lol: :lol: :lol:


Good stuff, c&#39;mon, detail&#33;

Weeman
13-08-2010, 09:48 AM
He makes me physically sick, I mean I love my dad I really do, but I wish I was put up for adoption as a child and taken in by Nige.

Kev_G
13-08-2010, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by Darren&#39;Teffers&#39;Langeveld@Aug 13 2010, 08:29 AM
I just saw that over there - no info here yet then?
The message I got was wait and see off mr pinder just to tease me the nasty man :(

bimmer
13-08-2010, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by Weeman@Aug 13 2010, 08:27 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs128.ash2/39741_433687208888_667098888_4806986_482669_n.jpg

:(:(:(
Camp-ping.

Floyd
13-08-2010, 11:44 AM
That&#39;s some bad det. :(

So, is it fixed already or what? I can&#39;t work out if it&#39;s possible to fix a car that damaged, at a camp site&#33;

vw_singh
13-08-2010, 12:49 PM
It wasn&#39;t det...... :whistle:

Gurds

rossm
13-08-2010, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Aug 13 2010, 12:44 PM
That&#39;s some bad det. :(

So, is it fixed already or what? I can&#39;t work out if it&#39;s possible to fix a car that damaged, at a camp site&#33;
Yes it is and not only that, he&#39;s got Brens Jetta running too :o

Ian H
13-08-2010, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by rossm+Aug 13 2010, 01:49 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (rossm @ Aug 13 2010, 01:49 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Floyd@Aug 13 2010, 12:44 PM
That&#39;s some bad det. :(

So, is it fixed already or what? I can&#39;t work out if it&#39;s possible to fix a car that damaged, at a camp site&#33;
Yes it is and not only that, he&#39;s got Brens Jetta running too :o [/b][/quote]
Watch it, Karl will tell you off :whistle:

Tim
13-08-2010, 01:15 PM
We need camp pinder spoiler alerts

alclark
13-08-2010, 01:26 PM
Aaaaaamaaaaaaazzzzzzing.

slidersguesthouse
13-08-2010, 05:54 PM
As said in another thread

HUGE thanks to Nige Steph and Andy for spending all day getting the Jetta up and running again

TUV man gget your pen ready as we have some dark blue light blue golf racing to do ;)

leavingeasy
13-08-2010, 08:44 PM
How long are you out there Pinder people??

I&#39;m just thinking aloud........

Ian H
13-08-2010, 09:53 PM
Another 10 days I think ;)

GVK
14-08-2010, 02:36 AM
Originally posted by leavingeasy@Aug 13 2010, 09:44 PM
How long are you out there Pinder people??

I&#39;m just thinking aloud........
:whistle:

Andy C
14-08-2010, 08:03 AM
Also thinks aloud....

It would be extra cool if you landed on Do Ho :thumb:

AndrewH
14-08-2010, 08:21 PM
Comfy Corner Wi-Fi :) :piccy:

Nige
15-08-2010, 12:58 PM
Sorry for the delay, too busy having fun ;)

/ Monday 9th /

We were awoken by the sounds of a car pulling up outside the tent, heard a Scottish voice and Steph had arrived &#33; He had told me he would try and get out, but didn`t give any specifics. They had left at 9pm the night before and driven through the night, he was exhausted &#33;
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010904.jpg

Ewan was very keen to show me his kite.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010905.jpg

When packing Steph had realised they would be short of space and he was quite proud of his makeshift roof carrier. :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010906.jpg

Everyone helped them put the tent up.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010908.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010914.jpg

Cat kept libby entertained.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010909.jpg

Mat was asked to fill the bucket with warm water, he told us he could carry it on the bike we found last week. About 5 seconds after this photo, just after hitting a tiny bump, the bucket fell off :whistle:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010912.jpg

Ewan put up his own tent &#33;
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010916.jpg

He was also very pleased with himself when he built up the wood into a pile.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010919.jpg

Sam`s 2 week old gearbox had failed. He sourced another from the scrapyard and fitted it at the campsite. Between us we had all the tools necessary. He said the new box was the smoothest he`s had, very lucky &#33;
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010924.jpg

He was out lapping that night :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3595.jpg

The campsite was FULL of police searching for the missing Mini driver. Sadly, they found him in the lake later the afternoon :(
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010925.jpg

Nige
15-08-2010, 01:00 PM
Even though we go each year, the Wildlife park in Daun is a great day out.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010926.jpg

Jochen was there with some friends too, followed by Ian, me then Claire
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010928.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010932.jpg

Ethan feeding a deer.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3122.jpg

Luke & Cat
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3126.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3136.jpg

Andrew and I came up with a cunning plan to stop the BMW seatbelt warning from going off. If the seatbelt is left clipped in behind you, the catch digs into your back, but we routed the belt BEHIND the seat. Worked a treat :smug:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010953.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010955.jpg

Luke wanted a better viewpoint..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010969.jpg

The animals all behaved differently, we decided this snobby looking one shopped at Waitrose.. :)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010977.jpg

Ian.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3133.jpg

Its a nice drive through the forest.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3145.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3164.jpg

The old `throw food on the road in front of the car behind` always raises a smile. :D
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3162.jpg

Ethan chasing them away so they could get past. :lol:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3175.jpg

Claire after just hitting a poor animal :whistle:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3255.jpg

Cat trying on Andrews hat... :o
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3268.jpg

It looks much better on Cat ;)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3277.jpg

Nice...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3269.jpg

Laura and James
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3272.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3321.jpg

Jude
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3322.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3337.jpg

Nige
15-08-2010, 01:02 PM
Ian didn&#39;t seem to give off the right vibe..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3288.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3290.jpg

After the drive, we stopped and had lunch. The people in the kitchen won&#39;t get a job in McDonalds, thats for sure &#33;
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1010985.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3293.jpg

The bird show is always worth a visit &#33;
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020004.jpg

No, you will NOT get that shot again &#33;
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3297.jpg

They do fly low above the crowd..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3357.jpg

Sorry its blurred, I just saw this out of the corner of my eye. Check out Ian in the bottom left of the picture :lol:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3387.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3388.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3389.jpg

Luke & Claire after the bird had JUST passed inches away from them.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3331.jpg

Its worth a visit if you&#39;ve never been.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3478.jpg

Nige
15-08-2010, 01:03 PM
Back to the ring in time for some evening lapping.

Andrew
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3607.jpg

Anarky
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3697.jpg

Golf, running Megasquirt. It was going well :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3726.jpg

I was going to take a few people out for passenger laps, did 2, came back into the carpark and had a drink. Started the car and it sounded dreadful :(

Jude kindly lent me her towrope and Lou towed me back to the campsite.

Tried turning the engine over with a socket on the crank and when No1 and 4 were at TDC, it was VERY hard to turn. The head would need to come off. Tried not be Mr Grumpy, but I knew it was something major..

Usual beers and fire :thumb:


/ Tuesday /

Next morning, I was up at 07:30 and whipped the cylinder head off. Ah.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3808.jpg

No1 Cylinder has had a foreign object in the combustion chamber. (No3 was a touch lean too..)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3811.jpg

Hmmm, piston damage too.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3812.jpg

One poorly Golf
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3813.jpg

I know EXACTLY what happened. Builder error i`m afraid :( When fitting the Megasquirt and inlets, I made a backplate to secure the airfilter. This was secured by aluminium brackets to the head to keep it stable. One of the bolts had vibrated loose and was sucked into the engine, where it made a right old mess. Damn and double Damn. :angry:

Spoke to Chris Slator to discuss options and Andy Carlisle. THere were spare parts at Brens and his old, knackered engine. I wonder if there are enough parts to fix my Golf ??

Trailered the Golf to Sliders, seemed a much more sensible option to do it there.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3814.jpg

One patient, prepped for surgery.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3815.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3822.jpg

Andy had done a spectacular job of destroying the Engine in the Jetta last year. 3 pistons were dead, but one held a faint glimmer of home. Removed it from the engine and yeah, this might actually work &#33;
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3818.jpg

One donor piston
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3821.jpg

Bren had a spare cylinder head he`d sourced last year, but the cams wouldn`t turn when ANdy and I fitted it last year. We removed the cams and followers from my head, fitted them to the donor head and they turned :)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3824.jpg

Removed the sump from my engine (Hate those bolts at the bellhousing end &#33;), removed the conrod bolts and removed one dead piston.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3829.jpg

I See you.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3835.jpg

Fitted my shells to the new piston, no ring compressor, which made installation a bit harder than usual. But here is the piston almost in the block
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3844.jpg

2 Hours later and it runs :veryhappy:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3846.jpg

A big thanks to Bren for letting me use his old engine for spares and to Andy who made the job so much easier. There are certain times when 2 hands aren`t enough and having him help made a difficult job easier. Thanks mate. :thumb:

Trailer back to the campsite and had a well earned beer. The acid test is tomorrow when I take it on the ring.... (it ran perfectly and it still doing so, 20 laps later :thumb:)

Nige
15-08-2010, 01:04 PM
Lou, Mat, Cat & Andy went with Claire, Luke and Ethan to the pool at Rheinbach.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020089.jpg

Cat was most pleased with herself when she jumped off the top board.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020100.jpg

Luke and Mat decided Andrew DID want to go in the freezing outdoor pool ;)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020126.jpg

Now let go...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020135.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020143.jpg

Back to the campsite. Cat & Libby.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020163.jpg

John, who was on a tour of Europe, fell aslepp in the sun. :loser:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020168.jpg

A few tents on the pitch now :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020169.jpg

Steph had `found` some wood. Petrol chainsaw makes light work of that :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020172.jpg

Luke learned how to split logs.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020187.jpg

Cheers.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020188.jpg

Thats a beer bottle that had been in the middle of the fire. It was that hot :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020194.jpg

Sometimes, the fire is so mesmerising, people jsut sit and stare.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020196.jpg

Its Marshmallow time. :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020199.jpg

Now THATS a fire :smug:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020222.jpg

The pace was too much for Lou.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020227.jpg

:o
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020228.jpg

As usual, This report is a few days behind, next update is for Wednesday its Sunday here now and I am here until next weekend. Last laps will be on Friday afternoon, then its Rad-Am-Ring. I shall endeavour to update the thread beofre then ;).

Sarah
15-08-2010, 03:10 PM
Good to see you out there Nige, and meet some other Northloopers too.

We got back from a lap on Monday and Jude told us that you had a problem with the Golf and that Lou had towed you back to the campsite, pleased you fixed it so quick and did not miss out any lapping :thumb:

Thanks for the pax laps :thumb:

Enjoy the rest of your time out there.

Floyd
15-08-2010, 03:57 PM
Nige, good update. I feel like I&#39;m there with you :thumb:

You have now been elevated to hero status by fixing that much engine damage B)

Dan
15-08-2010, 06:11 PM
I need to join you guys next year :thumb:

anarky
15-08-2010, 06:14 PM
Can I just say how much water can fall out the sky :fish: :angry: all bloody day.

Nice write up Nige :thumb:

tommy6r1
15-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Aug 15 2010, 03:57 PM
Nige, good update. I feel like I&#39;m there with you :thumb:

You have now been elevated to hero status by fixing that much engine damage B)
Yes,great write up this but got to hand it to you for a MAJOR fix there :veryhappy:
I&#39;d of chucked it back on the trailor & whimped off if i&#39;m honest :sick:
10/10 for effott & a result&#33;

Hippychick
15-08-2010, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by Nige@Aug 15 2010, 02:00 PM

The animals all behaved differently, we decided this snobby looking one shopped at Waitrose.. :)

Oi&#33; :fight: :wave:

I would shop at Co-op but it adds another 200 yards to my 300 yard journey&#33; ;)

Stace
16-08-2010, 06:54 AM
Great work with the engine Nige :o

Looking forward to catching up with you in a few days time :thumb:

Andrew
16-08-2010, 08:43 AM
All in a days work eh? B) B)

Kev_G
16-08-2010, 10:07 AM
glad its all sorted now and your all well

N/B
16-08-2010, 10:23 AM
Nige, you need a TV show ;) Awesome effort&#33;

Ali M
16-08-2010, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Aug 15 2010, 03:57 PM


You have now been elevated to hero status by fixing that much engine damage B)
x2 :thumb:

Stace
16-08-2010, 04:10 PM
Whas Nige not at Hero status already? :fish:

crossie
16-08-2010, 08:05 PM
Great report Nige&#33;

Nice work with fixing the car&#33;

see you on wednesday&#33;

Robert
16-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Hello you all and Nige,

We are so sad we couldnt come. But as we had no contact to you Nige, we did not know if we could have some arrangements for it. Like electricity. So, we had to deside not to come.

You can imagin that I had a very bad weekend.

Greetings from Robert

Jim Cameron
16-08-2010, 08:41 PM
How much time have you spent under the bonnet of that thing? I bet Lou could have killed you :whistle:

Good effort to get it going again :o

bimmer
16-08-2010, 10:43 PM
Good job fixing the engine - now use Locktite from now on&#33;&#33;&#33; :D

I also heard that Nige seamwelded the complete Golf one evening
at the campsite using only wooden sticks and campfire :o

Kev_G
16-08-2010, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by bimmer@Aug 16 2010, 10:43 PM
Good job fixing the engine - now use Locktite from now on&#33;&#33;&#33; :D

I also heard that Nige seamwelded the complete Golf one evening
at the campsite using only wooden sticks and campfire :o
you forgot the bottle that they melted in the fire

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020194.jpg

hartyb
17-08-2010, 11:36 AM
If all goes to Plan,

we will see you Some time Wedensday Nige

Only Millon things to get done before the off lol

Nige
17-08-2010, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by Jim Cameron@Aug 16 2010, 08:41 PM
How much time have you spent under the bonnet of that thing? I bet Lou could have killed you :whistle:
Before the trip, I told her all the works I`ve done over the last 12 months was to make the Golf reliable and less work required in Germany :whistle: I`ve spent a full day on the engine and several hours here and there on the ECU, time I`d rather have spent doing other stuff. :(

If you take the Megasquirt out of the equation, I`ve changed a rear wheel bearing and set of brake pads. ALL the other work is related to the Megasquirt ECU / Install. I knew I`d have teething problems, I only fitted it a couple of weeks before we came out, but overall, the Golf is very reliable for the miles it does, isn`t it ?

Nige
17-08-2010, 12:21 PM
WHOOPS, these were in the wrong folder. :shame: A few from around the Fire from Monday night, lots of us having beers, talking and sitting round the fire :veryhappy:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3762.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3780.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3787.jpg

Damn, whats this thing getting in the way of the beer and my lips ? That`ll be the cap steph ;)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3798.jpg

Vicky & Lou
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3800.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3801.jpg

Those of you who know Vicky will know by this photos that she`s had a few glasses of wine....
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3804.jpg

Ian, Ben, Kel, Kiara, Sam & Cat
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3805.jpg

Yoohoo, over here
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3848.jpg

Yes, You &#33;
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/NLP_3853.jpg
:veryhappy:

Nige
17-08-2010, 12:23 PM
/ Wednesday /

First time on the Rodelbahn for several of us. Weather was glorious, its a nice drive out so why not. I know we do it every year, but we still enjoy it.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110810.jpg

At this point, Andrew was not sure what was about to happen...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110811.jpg

Steph and Ewan
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110819.jpg

Vicky and Ewan
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110840.jpg

Jude
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110822.jpg

Andrew
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110810.jpg

After me being unable to catch him...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110843.jpg

Luke
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110833.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110841.jpg

Ethan
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110834.jpg

Mat & Me
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110835.jpg

Cat
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110842.jpg

Lou
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110862.jpg

Laura
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110836.jpg

James, Smiling on camera &#33; ;)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110837.jpg

Ian.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110838.jpg

There are rabbits in moveable nclosures spread around the place, Andrew spotted this one was making a bid for freedom..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110848.jpg

FREEDOM &#33;
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110849.jpg

Hiya mate..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110850.jpg

Laura trying to capture the errant Rabbit
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110852.jpg

Come here boy...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110854.jpg

Run Away &#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; Note how James and ANdrew are just stood laughing...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110856.jpg

We eventually captured it and put it back in the cage..

Cat & Libby
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110860.jpg

Ian, Jude, Laura & James
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110863.jpg

Vicky took Ewan for aPony ride,he loved it.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110866.jpg

Some of us just chilled.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110873.jpg

Nige
17-08-2010, 12:24 PM
Next stop, The Ice Cafe &#33; The owner remembered me and was actually pleasant :o

Ethan & Claire
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110874.jpg

Andrew & I. Andrews first visit, he liked it, a lot..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110875.jpg

Cat & Lou
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110877.jpg

Vicky, whilst Ewan looks on wistfully.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110878.jpg

Ewan finally got his own
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110883.jpg

Mat & luke
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110881.jpg

A drizzly evening and some slow laps. Met up with Mark (Chilled).
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110886.jpg

Took Mark out for a steady lap, following Andrew. Andrew & I knew there were photographers at the exit of Pflanzgarten, so he intentionally clutch kicked it to get the back out. Marks initial reaction was "He`s lost it&#33;", followed by, "Ah, he meant to do that didn&#39;t he" as Andrew held a lovely drift all the way around the exit :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/andrew5.jpg

I went out for a lap in the MX5 of win.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110887.jpg

It was wet.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110888.jpg

It was Ians last evening, so we had planned to do some laps together, be passengers in each others car and then it rained, so we didn&#39;t have chance. :angry:

As it was the last night for a few people, we headed back to Pinnochios for some Pizza. Last lap was a 1/2 lap and I came off at Breidscheid, well, seeing as it was open, I have a JK, it would be rude not to ;)

It was quite warm, so we sat in the outside part.

The Pizzas are always very nice :thumb:
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http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/11085.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/110889.jpg

Back to the campsite and it was raining again, this meant no last night campfire &#33; BOO &#33;

We retired to our tent and watch Toy Story 3 :thumb:

DevilDamo
17-08-2010, 12:59 PM
What was the bit about the Mini driver? :o

alclark
17-08-2010, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by DevilDamo@Aug 17 2010, 12:59 PM
What was the bit about the Mini driver? :o
Depressed, got drunk, drowned in pond - apparently. So I hear.
Could be TF Crash Rumours though, sure the story will be cleared up.

Gexx
17-08-2010, 09:20 PM
Edited to put info in another thread rather than in the trip report

http://z8.invisionfree.com/Northloop/index...showtopic=30324 (http://z8.invisionfree.com/Northloop/index.php?showtopic=30324)

Juju13
18-08-2010, 04:08 PM
Good morning, I was on vacation at the same time as you in Nurburgring last week with friends, in 306 S16, Integra Type R white, M3 CSL, Golf V GTI Edition30, Audi S4 and I not only to admire your piloting and especially the job performed on your Golf 2, I was very surprised to see again it turn the following day, hat :thumb: :thumb:

I took your friend in photograph besides in Karussell

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4905604870_21caa3c643_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/automotive-photo-by-ju/4905604870/)
Mazda MX-5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/automotive-photo-by-ju/4905604870/) par automotive-photo-by-ju (http://www.flickr.com/people/automotive-photo-by-ju/),


I would look if I have you in photograph;)

Nige
23-08-2010, 08:25 AM
/ Thursday 19th /

I wandered down to Karls to try and sort his Golf. After fitting my old ECU and wiring loom, it was still causing problems. Removed the injectors to measure the flow and they seemed fine.

I then started the engine with one injector removed and into a container, no matter how much throttle was applied, the fuelling didn`t increase. Ah, progress &#33;

Eventually, the problem was narrowed down to a canister on the side of the German metering head, it was blocking flow back to the fuel tank and affecting the control pressure. By-passed that and the car ran superbly :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3752320.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3792640.jpg

The cause of much head scratching, now removed.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3808448.jpg

Whilst checking the car, I spotted the oil cooler hose rubbing on the cooler ( I mentioned this in Ians build thread... ) :karl:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3769728.jpg

Starting to rub through...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3776896.jpg

Wrapped with a double layer of spiral wrap then cable tied in place to stop it rubbing :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3801152.jpg

In the meantime, Steph and Ewan had made a bow and arrow.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3625600.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3645312.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3664896.jpg

Mat had a go
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3545216.jpg

As did Andrew
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3595840.jpg

Cat, Vicky & Libby just watched..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3635328.jpg

Up to the carpark when the ring opened for some evening lapping. Pedro had arrived :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3817024.jpg

Had some good laps, then back to the campsite for a BBQ. Steph did an outstanding job cooking the food.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3835072.jpg

I lit a fire.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3855552.jpg

Had a call from Andy & Bren. We`d invited them over for a BBQ, but the officious buggers o the gate wouldn`t let them in. I went up and almost begged them to let them in for 3 hours. Promising I`d have them off site by 11:30.

Andy was driving.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/LostFile_JPG_3897728.jpg

Really good to have them pop over for an evening talking around the campfire. Brilliant. :veryhappy:
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Unfortunately, when it was time to go, it was decided another `for the road` was a better idea. The next day I got a bollocking from the boss of the campsite, telling me in no uncertain terms that I Had PROMISED they`d be gone by 11:30 :shame: To smooth the waters and hopefully ensure we can do it again, I took them up abottle of wine as way of an apology...

orsonbuggy
23-08-2010, 08:55 AM
Nice update, Nige and great to catch up in the CC on Friday :thumb:

Nige
23-08-2010, 08:58 AM
Thanks Chris, as always, it was good to meet you again too :thumb:

Hopefully, now I have internet access, I can get this report up to date :whistle:

jon_r
23-08-2010, 04:14 PM
You&#39;d think with the amount of business and money you send their way Nige they&#39;d cut you some slack on that campsite&#33;

Great little update, look forward to the conclusion now that you&#39;re all back&#33; :thumb:

Gary Kinghorn
23-08-2010, 06:56 PM
Another good read Nige.

You sure that picture of Andy isn&#39;t actually you :whistle:

Nige
24-08-2010, 05:22 PM
/ Friday 20th /

As my Megasquirt setup was not causing me any more issues, Steph and I decided to fit my old Metering head, inlet manifold and injectors to Brens engine (its a known setup). Arrived at just after 9 and got started.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/Image000-1.jpg

The Engine was already in place and everything was soon bolted up. We didn`t need to ask each other what to do and the job progressed very smoothly.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/Image002.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/Image003.jpg

Mid morning and Bren made a great cooked breakfast for us.. Then we cracked on and just after lunch, it started :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/Image005.jpg

Even Ross helped :o
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/Image006.jpg

By mid-afternoon, the engine was finished, new exhaust fitted and it was ready for a test drive &#33; Bren was rather pleased.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/Image008.jpg

After the test drive, he even washed it and fitted the Northloop sun-visor he`d had for a couple of years.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/Image010.jpg

Whilst we had a productive day, the kids and ladies went to Adenau swimming. Andrew saved Ewan from drowning. He said he could swim, jumped in and promptly sank.... Ewan `swimming` was with the aid of a lifebelt, he forgot to mention that ;)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020388.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020389.jpg

The kids had good fun on the slides as usual
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020404.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020433.jpg

Karin & Cat
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020506.jpg

Ewan even jumped off the spring board :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020526.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020535.jpg

The evening campfire was a good one, we were joined by the dutch people who were sharing the same pitch (they`ve been there with us for the last several years now), Sonic and his mates also joined us.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020569.jpg

Andrew drank THREE beers :o
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020577.jpg

Vicky had wine, lots of wine as it happened :whistle:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020578.jpg

Andrew soon realised that if Vicky wouldn`t leave him alone, if he started talking about cars and she`d leave :lol:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020580.jpg

Vicky in full flow, Steph was asleep..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020582.jpg

Sonic
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020583.jpg

I`m not sure who was worse, Lou or Vicky :whistle:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020589.jpg

OOOH LOOK &#33; a Shooting Star &#33;.. No, ladies, its a plane... :rolleyes:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020570.jpg

rossm
24-08-2010, 06:24 PM
Oi, you could delete that picture of me being helpful, don&#39;t want to give out the wrong impression :whistle:

Nige
24-08-2010, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by rossm@Aug 24 2010, 06:24 PM
Oi, you could delete that picture of me being helpful, don&#39;t want to give out the wrong impression :whistle:
I`ve filed it, along with the `Ross was nice` one too.. :smug:

slidersguesthouse
24-08-2010, 07:16 PM
Very much appreciated all your hard work guys.. thankyou.. :thumb:
It may even make it to a track near me soon ;)

rossm
24-08-2010, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by Nige@Aug 24 2010, 07:33 PM
I`ve filed it, along with the `Ross was nice` one too.. :smug:
I really must be slipping :(

The-Vee
24-08-2010, 07:29 PM
Saw you and Andy driving thursdag and friday. Waved like a crazy mofo and you waved back, probably thinking who&#39;s that idiot :lol:

vw_singh
25-08-2010, 07:36 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/Image005.jpg

Is that guy on the left your brother Nige?

:lol:

Nige
25-08-2010, 06:09 PM
/ Saturday /
Ring was open from 11am, so we had a steady start, I did a few checks on the Golf (All ok) and then Lou and Cat went with Vicky, Ewan & Libby to centre parks for the day. They had an enjoyable time,
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020602.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020605.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020611.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020614.jpg

Vicky enjoyed it too.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020627.jpg

Oh Dear
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020637.jpg

Meanwhile, I lapped, Steph sat in for 5, on the 3rd lap, going through Flugplatz flat in 5th, I turned in then just after the bump, the back stepped out, needed 1/2 turn opposite lock left, right and left again &#33; :o Steph didn`t say much apart from "That went without warning &#33; " I thought it was the tyres, the PSC`s do bite different to other R tyres I`ve had, but the right handers seemed a little vague on turn in. I wondered if I`d knocked the tracking out or something. A few more laps then back to the campsite for a check and to change the PSC`s for 888`s so I could see how they felt. Jacking up the front and the nearside wheel wobbled. Initially I thought it was the new wheel bearing, but it was the CV nut that had loosened AGAIN &#33; :angry: Loose front wheel CV, that`ll be why it turned in strangely then :whistle:

The rest of the day was great, busy but dry and I had some really enjoyable laps in traffic. Couple of closures which are to be expected but I took those opportunities to nip back to the campsite for something to eat and check the car.

Not sure if it was Saturday, but I took Mark (Chilled) out for a lap, was going well until Hedwigs Hohe when the throttle pedal went to the floor. Thought the cable had snapped &#33; Pulled into the marshalls parking post before Wipperman and revered well behind the barriers and out of the way. Popped the Bonnet and it was instantly obvious the cable hadn`t snapped, the rubber that holds the outer part of the cable in place had broken, allowing the cable to move around. Cable ties soon fixed it back into place and it has been fine since..
I broke down the next lap too &#33; Going through roadworks approaching PF3 and the engine died. Wouldn`t start so I pulled out of the way into the marshall post before Schwalbenschwantz. Took about 15 seconds to diagnose. The main ECU fuse and it had blown again. I had a spare in car, changed it and carried on, took a couple of minutes from stopping to starting again. Back in the carpark I reduced the dwell time and I`ve since done 40 laps without issue. I think it was still saturating the coil and drawing too much current. My plan it to split the feed to the ECU and coil via seperate fuses, rather than the shared one they have now.

Nige
25-08-2010, 06:09 PM
Saturday night was CC night.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020640.jpg

I tried one of the beers that Ross drink, very nice it was too.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020643.jpg

Jorgs Roast Beef :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020642.jpg

There were lots of Northloopers.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020647.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020648.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020641.jpg

Andy :whistle:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020651.jpg

Ewan
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020655.jpg

Mat and Kaja (sp ?)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020658.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020656.jpg

HE was there, as usual
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020659.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020675.jpg

So was the good looking barmaid.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020660.jpg

Smile
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http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020671.jpg

Ross surreptitiously checking if his BO was the reason nobody would talk to him...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020662.jpg

Ah, lets try on those glasses and see who they suit...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020665.jpg

nope, they don`t suit me :lol:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020666.jpg

or him..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020667.jpg

Kim looked OK in them.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020668.jpg

:lol:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020684.jpg

Sonja, put him down, you don`t know where he`s been :whistle:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020686.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020687.jpg

If it was early enough in the evening for Karl to focus, as soon as someone got a laptop out he`d wave in their general direction and shout `Geeks &#33;`..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020669.jpg

Hi Karin :wave:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020695.jpg

Lou and superchef
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020688.jpg

Ooooh, lets play `slaps`.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020697.jpg

Nah, thats too easy, lets play `knuckles`. Fools :rolleyes:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1020699.jpg

sonja
25-08-2010, 07:21 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: what a good night out again&#33; :veryhappy:

slidersguesthouse
25-08-2010, 11:07 PM
Originally posted by sonja@Aug 25 2010, 08:21 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: what a good night out again&#33; :veryhappy:
:thumb:

AndrewH
26-08-2010, 11:18 AM
Ahh, this all seams like so long ago.... The campsite is surprising quiet now, although Harvey is trying to make up the missing noise for all of you... Only 4 days left for me now... :(

orsonbuggy
26-08-2010, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by Andrew Hereward@Aug 26 2010, 01:18 PM
Ahh, this all seams like so long ago.... The campsite is surprising quiet now, although Harvey is trying to make up the missing noise for all of you... Only 4 days left for me now... :(
It must have been very quiet for you yesterday then, while we were out on the bikes for the day :D

djuwenda
27-08-2010, 01:26 PM
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd29/djuwenda/PICT0024.jpg

seen this and thought of you guys...

AndrewH
27-08-2010, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by orsonbuggy@Aug 26 2010, 11:56 AM
It must have been very quiet for you yesterday then, while we were out on the bikes for the day :D
Yeah, it was quiet&#33;

Andy B.
01-09-2010, 08:09 PM
Another excellent trip with all the hazards that would stop the normal person from carrying on.

But not so with you.

Enjoyed that read and thank you for sharing it. :thumb:

Nige
01-09-2010, 09:00 PM
Cheers, Glad you enjoyed it. I have been very busy the last few days and haven`t updated this report. I`ve still got a week to go and intend to get it done over the next few days :thumb:

Andy B.
03-09-2010, 05:58 PM
Well hurry up. It&#39;s not like your busy... :fish:

Nige
04-09-2010, 05:27 PM
/ Sunday /
Woke up to rain. Lots and lots of rain. The ring was open from 11:15, but there was no urgency around the campsite, usually, people are aware the ring is open and get to the ring asap, today we had coffee and chilled. The rain showed no signs of stopping so I put the wets on the car.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10207021024x768.jpg

an Hour later and it hadn`t slowed.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10207071024x768.jpg

A steady 1/2 lap, the Foxhole was a little damp...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10207151024x768.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10207161024x768.jpg

Popped into the CC, had a coffee, went online and chatted with jorg & Karl. Did another 1/2 lap back to the carpark and decided to do another lap, just because I could... :D

The rain didn`t stop all day, there wasn`t even a break :(

We decided that we`d spend the night in our tent, we were joined by Alex, Andrew, Steph & Vicky. :thumb:

Cat, what are you doing ?
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10207201024x768.jpg

AH, Giving Alex a stick-on tattoo :lol:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10207231024x768.jpg

Steph arrived, he says that wearing trousers round your knees is `trendy` :o
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10207271024x768.jpg

How do you stop a Scotsman falling over ? Grab his belt buckle :lol:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10207531024x768.jpg

You cool fekker :whistle:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10207641024x768.jpg

Cheers &#33;
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10207611024x768.jpg

Hmmm, no fire, I wonder if you can cook Marshmallows by fan-heater ?
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Alex found it amusing anyway..
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I`ll spare you the videos of the singing ;), but this was during the Macarena.
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Cat, Vicky & Lou
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Nige
04-09-2010, 05:32 PM
As often happens after a few drinks, things soon became childish ;)

Throwing Marshmallows.
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Catching them with no hands...
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Alex tried hitting them with a frying pan, and missed both :loser:
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Next was the `pick thinks up with your teeth, without touching the floor...`
Alex was rubbish.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10208201024x768.jpg

Andrew wasn`t much better.
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Lou was pleased she`d managed to stand &#33;
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I did OK
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P10208361024x768.jpg

So did Vicky.
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Then I fell over..
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Steph introduced us to the stupid game of `stick pegs on someone elses face` :o
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Next, he tried to show us the `push your opponent over by using thumb pressure only`.
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Alex and I thought it was better using feet :lol:
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Then we played `slaps`. Decided it was silly and stopped soon afterwards...
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Steph had a few drinks and Lou fell asleep :lol:
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Charades. Thats always fun, especially after drinks.
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Vicky, you are NOT supposed to speak &#33;
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I said you are NOT supposed to speak &#33;&#33;&#33; :nono:
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Vicky then swore and was told to face the door and think about what she`d done. :rolf:
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Steph got into the swing of it.
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We just watched in awe..
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"..and I would walkd 500 hundred miles, and I would walk 500 more...."
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I`m not really sure where steph losing his trousers fitted in...
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Steph felt tired (it was 01:30), so fell asleep with my wife..
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He ALMOST spilt his beer &#33;
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Amazingly, he went from being fast asleep to awake and demanding Vicky give him his beer back the second she took it out of his fingers :lol:
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We called it a night as it was getting on for 2am. The thing is, even though the rain didn`t stop for over 12 hours, we really didn`t care. The whole point of this type of holiday is being with friends, relaxing and having fun. OK, its nice to sit round a campfire, but we had a great night in the tent, just messing about :veryhappy:

AndrewH
04-09-2010, 06:21 PM
:thumb: that night was ace&#33;

Screacher
04-09-2010, 06:49 PM
Originally posted by Nige@Sep 4 2010, 06:27 PM
/ Sunday /
Woke up to rain. Lots and lots of rain......

......We called it a night as it was getting on for 2am. The thing is, even though the rain didn`t stop for over 12 hours, we really didn`t care. The whole point of this type of holiday is being with friends, relaxing and having fun. OK, its nice to sit round a campfire, but we had a great night in the tent, just messing about
Nige, that&#39;s exactly what it&#39;s about. I&#39;m very jealous that I couldn&#39;t share fantastic times like that. These reports bring lots of fun and happiness to those of us who weren&#39;t there.....yet feel we were.

PS. Loved the pic of the Fuchesrohe. Awesome&#33;

Gary Kinghorn
04-09-2010, 06:56 PM
Did Steph put anyone in a head lock?

anarky
04-09-2010, 09:28 PM
Despite the rain I&#39;m getting camping withdrawals.

Good work Nige :thumb:

AndrewH
05-09-2010, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Sep 4 2010, 06:56 PM
Did Steph put anyone in a head lock?
Dont think so... But he did attack me with a 6 inch knife...

anarky
05-09-2010, 11:43 AM
Andrew I&#39;ve still got your Allen key PM me your address and I&#39;ll post it back to you :thumb:

And a little souvenir for you :whistle:
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Louise
05-09-2010, 08:37 PM
I have just read Rainy Sundays report - the day Cat and I basically never came out of the tent.....

I had so much fun that day, and I probably laughed more that day than any other the whole holiday - and I missed half of the nights entertainment when I just laid down (exhausted from the amount of wine Vicky had MADE me drink....) and promptly went to sleep&#33; The next morning our friends from the Netherlands in the caravan next door said they were watching tv, and had to turn it up really loud as they could not hear it because of the singing and laughter from our tent :D

thanks to you all for a great day, and to everyone who made our holiday so much fun :thumb:

Nige
08-09-2010, 09:22 PM
/ Monday /

Alex`s Birthday &#33;

NO RAIN. :veryhappy: It was chilly, but dry, which was a bonus for Steph as they were packing to go visit Mediocre France for a week, well, it started out as a week, then got shortened to a few days...
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The dutch were also leaving, we helped them put the awning down then turn the Caravan around.
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The headlamp heigh adjusters weren`t working on Alex`s van. We had a look and tried to fix them, but failed miserably.
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Mat and Andrew rode around on the bikes, enjoying the clear skies... I took a gamble and refitted the 888`s
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are YOU looking at ME http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/gifs/angry.gif
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After lunch, we joined Jorg and Mathias at Ringwerks to have a go on the recently opened Kart track.
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All ready to go.
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Cat, Me at Mat (only the small camera, so they were blurred in the low-light)
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Jorg
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It only costs 11 for 10 minutes, its great fun and as the Karts are Gas powered, you don`t get the fumes you normally would from petrol powered ones.

After, as expected, we compared times.
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By now, Jorg was muttering something about weight being a handicap, I`d stopped listening... :whistle:
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We then went across the road for a cup of coffee. The place was deserted, how on earth they can make money is beyond me. It may be full on a Friday and Saturday night, but midweek it was dead. :fish:

The ring opened at 5:15, I tweaked my tyre pressures.
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Using this compressor
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Located Here :thumb:
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Followed Andrew for a while
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Then Alex and I tried to get a photo at Bruunchen.
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Lou rang and said she was moving, so we tried again at Pflanzgarten
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Next lap and we were positioned perfectly. Unfortunately, Lou had gone :loser:

Back to the carpark for a couple of photos
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On the way back to the campsite, Mat & I did a couple of filmed drive-bys.
Click this, its a video ;)
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Alex went out for a meal then straight back to the UK. We had a steady night back at the campsite, it seemed so quiet &#33;&#33;&#33;

Kev_G
09-09-2010, 01:01 PM
cracking update :)

SimonP
09-09-2010, 09:19 PM
Who is the Alex chap Nige? I&#39;m sure I had a fun and frantic half lap chasing him last summer. Caught him up on the DH straight (he was going slowly) and he wanted to go for another blast. The man is possessed :lol:

Nige
09-09-2010, 09:24 PM
He`s `Lizard Logistics`. :thumb: Very nice bloke, looks like Jesus / Chewbacca ;)

His car is quick, but he isn`t :fishing: :whistle:

SimonP
09-09-2010, 09:44 PM
He&#39;s ceratinly got lots of enthusiasm and he&#39;s still faster than me :whistle:

Nige
12-09-2010, 11:06 AM
/ Tuesday /

Still damp :( Popped into Adenau and recycled some bottles.
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Better than throwing them away :)
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Went to Ice Cafe for lunch, well, we are in Holiday ;)
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Afterwards, we popped in to see Claire and the Girls and I fitted a catch tank to Karls abused Golf.
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Back to the campsite and Cat drove the X5 :thumb:
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Few laps but it was still greasy, so nice and steady ones.

Back to the campsite, had our evening meal with alcohol, then, seeing as it was wet so we watched another film :thumb:


/ Wednesday /
Andrew had a mouse in his tent. Well, not in the sleeping part, but it was making itself comfortable in his `lounge`. It was probably a sign that he hadn`t tidied up for 3 weeks... :whistle:
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A leisurely morning and early lunch as We Had Plans. :karl:

Jorg had invited us to join Jagoda, Mathias and him to see the Cold War German government nuclear bunker &#33; It was recently opened to the pubic so we jumped at the chance. It is about 35 minutes from Adenau, through Altenahr. I can`t remember the name, but I`m sure Jorg can..

The Bunker is 19km (yes, NINETEEN Kilometers) long. It is big enough for 3,000 people to live for 30 days.The tour covers a tiny percentage of the entire complex. The tunnels are 114m under the mountains &#33;

It rained a lot of the way there, then we parked up and walked alongside the steep vineyards to get there.
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Jagoda was thrilled to find there was a carpark at the top and we could have parked there instead :loser:

The Bunker
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Ready to go inside.
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The tours run at certain times, so we bought our Yellow tokens and popped back outside for a drink. My Token had vanished, I couldn`t find it anyway. Everyone else took great delight in showing me they had THEIR tokens :angry:Jorg, mathias, Jagoda, Andrew
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Jorg & Mathias
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Jorg translated some parts of the tour for us, we also picked up the English tour book when explained each room as the guide took you through it.
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Nige
12-09-2010, 11:09 AM
As you enter the bunker, you pass thorough the main blast door, it was rather thick. (1.23m thick, 3.7m Diameter, weighing 25 tons each)
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we were very fortunate that the tourguide knew Jorg and operated the door for us :veryhappy:
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To the side are smaller `personnel` doors, there are several of these operating an airlock system
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The doors couldn`t be closed by pulling...
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As you entered the bunker, you passed through the decontamination area
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This had a viewing window so the Doctors could visually check people before letting them in
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Immediately after was a medical room
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The tour then took you into the rooms which are just off the main corridor
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The communications room
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The guide giving an input in German.
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Some of the spares needed to maintain the bunker.
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The control room
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Some firefighting equipment
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Geiger counter. Unsurprisingly...
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The majority of the contents had been sold off, but there were photos showing what it was like

Thats a large generator &#33;
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Water treatment
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Kitchens
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Washing machines
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A price list from the old canteen
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The cameras were still there where TV Broadcasts to the public would have been made from
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The prime-ministers room. Spartan to say the least...
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The Bunker is in an unused railway tunnel, only a tiny fraction is accessible.
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Nige
12-09-2010, 11:11 AM
The upstairs was the accomodation section, below the floor was where all the supplies, wires etc ran
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Here you can see the height of the tunnel and the ceiling
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There had been a dentist there too
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As the 934 bedrooms were upstairs, headroom was limited..
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No expense spared on the bedroom furniture.
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A deluxe Single room
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There was a cinema for recreation.
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Near the exit was a small display. Now THATS an allen key &#33;
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A highly recommended afternoon out if you like that sort fo thing. Imagining what it could have been like, to live and work in there in the event of a Nuclear war was sobering. Thanks for taking us Jorg :veryhappy:

On the way back we called into the wine merchant where Jorg buys his wine. It is made from locally grown grapes and his family have been using it for year. We had a taste of a few wines, some were very nice indeed. Afterwards, we stopped off at the Comfy Corner for a cup of coffee and chat in the sunshine before venturing up to the ring to do some laps.

As the weather was nice, we had a fire.
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Playing with long shutter speeds.
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Bruce had arrived and unpacked and relaxed with a beer.
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Mark
12-09-2010, 04:18 PM
:o @ the Cold War bunker. Looks fascinatiing :thumb:

Tim
12-09-2010, 04:38 PM
A.w.e.s.o.m.e.o

The-Vee
12-09-2010, 04:56 PM
That bunker is friggin aweeeeesome&#33;&#33;&#33; I&#39;m gonna look it up and visit it soon, never knew there was something like that there&#33;

Floyd
12-09-2010, 06:28 PM
Your car sounds amazing Nige in that drive by video :thumb:

steve G
12-09-2010, 08:23 PM
Nige,we are at the ring at the moment and its not open during the day so we would like to maybe visit the bunker,any info that would allow us to find it?

Nige
12-09-2010, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by steve G@Sep 12 2010, 08:23 PM
Nige,we are at the ring at the moment and its not open during the day so we would like to maybe visit the bunker,any info that would allow us to find it?
Give Jorg a ring tomorrow or call in at the Comfy Corner. :thumb:

Its in Marienthal, but I can`t remember exactly where.

I`ll PM you his number.

steve G
12-09-2010, 08:55 PM
thanks Nige :thumb:

Jim Cameron
12-09-2010, 09:17 PM
I&#39;ve spent a lot of time in Cold War places like that, they are fascinating :thumb:

That looks brilliant, it is on the to-do list for next year B)

The-Vee
12-09-2010, 09:32 PM
PS. How old is your daughter? I.e. isn&#39;t she driving without a driving license and at the age at which driving is prohibited?

Jim Cameron
12-09-2010, 09:37 PM
On a campsite, not on the road.

Dan
12-09-2010, 09:39 PM
:thumb:

Added a visit to that bunker to my next visit list.

AndrewH
12-09-2010, 10:14 PM
:thumb: Loved the cold war place - and still laughing at you Mr Pinder for loosing your yellow tab&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; :sick:

The-Vee
12-09-2010, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by Jim Cameron@Sep 12 2010, 09:37 PM
On a campsite, not on the road.
How big is the camp site :o , judging from the blur of the scenery, she looks to be doing at least 50

Mark
13-09-2010, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by The&#045;Vee@Sep 13 2010, 12:33 AM
How big is the camp site :o , judging from the blur of the scenery, she looks to be doing at least 50
Big, we got lost a couple of years ago :shame:

I think the slight bluring in the foreground shows a slightly longer exposure, giving a false impression of speed ;)

Nige
13-09-2010, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by Mark@Sep 13 2010, 10:37 AM
I think the slight bluring in the foreground shows a slightly longer exposure, giving a false impression of speed ;)
You think ? :whistle:

She was doing about 10 mph. :lol:

Kev_G
13-09-2010, 10:50 AM
I&#39;ve heard of the bunker didn&#39;t know it had opened that looks awesome can&#39;t wait to go next year. How much is it?

Simon
13-09-2010, 11:05 AM
Great update and the bunker is one more thing to add to the list of places to visit :thumb:

Floyd
13-09-2010, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by The&#045;Vee@Sep 12 2010, 10:32 PM
PS. How old is your daughter? I.e. isn&#39;t she driving without a driving license and at the age at which driving is prohibited?
Next you&#39;ll say that my 16 year old son can&#39;t legally drive when he drove me to Blackpool on the motorways a few months ago&#33;

The-Vee
13-09-2010, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Sep 13 2010, 11:52 AM
Next you&#39;ll say that my 16 year old son can&#39;t legally drive when he drove me to Blackpool on the motorways a few months ago&#33;
You are right, I will say that: "Your son is not capable to drive safely without a drivers license, let alone at the age of 16 and you are one lousy parent for allowing him to do so".

Nige
13-09-2010, 01:05 PM
Thats not a discussion for this thread...