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ring leader
17-10-2007, 11:52 AM
Well what can I say? Just a massive thanks to all the loopers I met over the 2007 season at the ring !
I have just completed my 26th and Final "commercial tour" of 2007.

The weekend weather was "Fan bloody tastic" my customers as usual had a great time.

Thanks for all the Coffee's that some kind loopers have brought me :thumb:
And thanks to some of you for your business ;)

What I found fantastic was some of the newbies from NL actually asked for some advice from me
Made me feel like a bit of a "legend" lol


Anyway we took the skyline over for a maiden run, just to see what the costings would be like
It did however make it there and back, and did 1 lap to my sheer amazment :D
which leads me on to my story of the weekend

We headed home from the final weekend yesterday! my customers decided to make a dash for an early train , so we said fairwell at Spa and headed our seperate ways! The passat and the Skyline went into "cruise" mode and headed down the Brussels route for a change!
The sun was out and not a cloud could be seen!

I was just recaling some of the trips in my mind when I spotted a blue Skyline parked on the hard shoulder with hazzards on.
I slowed but could not see anyone in the car and so crawled up the slow lane for a few miles until I spotted two peeps walking

I pulled over and asked what the problem was, to which they replied that the gearbox had blown and they had forgot to get breakdown cover and were therefore in the shit !
No worries I said , jump in and we looped round and took the car in "tow" behind the passat :thumb:

WOW.. how heavy are skylines !

Anyway I explaind that what we were doing is megga ilegal on the motorway over there, but my cunning plan of sitting our skyline behind theirs and me townig at 60mph in the slow lane should give us a slight chance

Not for too long :rolleyes:

Mr Plod arrives in a plain black peugeot and escorts us to the services
A good ticking off :nono: and A few apologies later :shame: and the fact that I explained I was only helping this couple as a passing motorist as they had broken down in a dangerous position.. :whistle: I also explained we could not leave it on the services and needed to get it into a secure place, the two coppers were fantastic and escorted us out of the services down a dirt track into a to village, and then they went :wave:
I dragged the skyline aaround and found a lady in a garden who I asked nicely if we could leave it in her drive for a few days and we gave her some euros locked the car up and went on our way :wave:

On the journey back to dunkirk the cpl told me that they were with friends in other skylines who had tried to help but unfortunately had to make their train so they carried on without them ! :whistle: I phoned ahead and booked them in as passengers with me and dropped them off in Dover !
A good deed done :thumb:

I said :wave: and headed off into the sunset :D well the pissing down rain :D and that was that ;)

So, Good luck one and all for the winter season, maddog I will see you next Friday !

I'm now packing for my Holiday with her indoors :blink:

We head off for a tour of France , Monaco, Italy, switzerland, Austria, Etc, on Friday, and I'm looking forward to a well earned break :D

Laters mav :veryhappy:

Karl
17-10-2007, 11:58 AM
Nice story, glad you had a good season, Mav, and it was nice not to meet you :lol:

Weeman
17-10-2007, 11:59 AM
Skylines are heavy Halleluyah, final found a reason why they lap the ring in 15 minutes, I was wondering what the problem was :lol:

Sorry I didn't have the pleasure of meeting you mav, and the handshake that would no doubt be applied by those popeye forearms of yours, next year hopefully, have a good vacation, Lucky **** :lol:

Simon
17-10-2007, 12:08 PM
lol @ Karl :lol:

Nice 1 or was it 26, Mav? :lol: Good to see you over there a 'few' times this year.

Enjoy your holiday, i recon that you deserve it :thumb:

Gary Kinghorn
17-10-2007, 12:55 PM
Haven't you had enough of driving Mav ....a tour of France :o :o :thumb:

Have a good rest mate and I will see you next season

Jochen
17-10-2007, 01:58 PM
Sounds like another regular trip to the ferry :lol:

Saw the passat a few times, including at hotel Sun night when we were on our way back and didnt have time to stop, then on Mon eve after closure but you were not around so never had the chance to say hello.

Have a good tour buddy!

JudeM
17-10-2007, 03:08 PM
Sounds like a bus man's holiday to me, but have a lovely time.

Jude

ring leader
17-10-2007, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by JudeM@Oct 17 2007, 03:08 PM
Sounds like a bus man's holiday to me, but have a lovely time.

Jude
Nah Jude it's a passat mans holiday :thumb:

see ya all soon

mav

Nige
17-10-2007, 07:21 PM
Glad you made it through the year Mav :thumb:

I`ve said it before, but i`ll say it again, your help when I had my crash at Easter was superb, you offered to spend time helping me when you`d only met me for 10 minutes before. If you look after your customers as well as you did a relative stranger, i`m not suprised they come back for more :thumb:

Jim Cameron
17-10-2007, 08:46 PM
Cheers mate, good to run into you on Sunday. :wave:

Have a great holiday... driving round Europe you nutter!

Drop me a line when you get back mate :thumb:

IanHowell
17-10-2007, 08:56 PM
Good to meet you this year Mav :thumb:

Have a great holiday and see you next year ;)

Ian

ring leader
30-10-2007, 06:06 PM
We're back

Was this the TOP OF THE WORLD?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/madmav/IMG_0612_2.jpg

Look mate it's just not the fastest way down Jumping
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/madmav/IMG_0611.jpg

Hey Mav where are we actually going?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/madmav/IMG_0639.jpg

Well see that Mounting with the snow on in the distance!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/madmav/IMG_0631_2.jpg

Errm Mav are you sure this is the right way?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/madmav/IMG_0673_2.jpg

Listen mate I'm sure there is some twisties aound here !

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/madmav/IMG_0672.jpg


See I told u so

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/madmav/IMG_0662_2.jpg

Errrm cant remember this bit LOL
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/madmav/IMG_0649.jpg

At Last finally here ! and Clarkson says this is the best road in europe !!!!!! :jerk: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/madmav/IMG_0674_2.jpg

We had a fantastic Holiday

cheers mav :veryhappy:

Nige
30-10-2007, 08:17 PM
Report in photos, we like those :thumb:

I`m sure you`ll tell us all about it on the Christmas do :D

Floyd
30-10-2007, 08:36 PM
I want to do that trip :thumb:

F

ring leader
30-10-2007, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Oct 30 2007, 09:36 PM
I want to do that trip :thumb:

F
F, You are welcome to join me. May-July- September 2008
email me for details

Mav :thumb:

Floyd
30-10-2007, 09:16 PM
It'll be another box ticked, that's for sure B)

F