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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    Is it worth the 3 hour or so trip?
    no.

    You never know what cars will be there, or whether you'll actually be able to get on-site to park. There is no provision for overflow, and there will no doubt be some Summer weekends when 1000 cars will attempt to turn up. It's a great place, but it's only worth risking it if you're in the area anyway (or it's a weekday and you're passing close by, in which case crack on).
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JByoU26vxOo

    between 7 and 8 mins you may see a green rav 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossie View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JByoU26vxOo

    between 7 and 8 mins you may see a green rav 4
    Thanks Ed! I was starting to wonder if my green car was invisible. I make a cameo appearance as the Aston is moving from it's parking space under the trees, squatting to take a photo. You can also see me slinking away when the red pickup turns up.
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    It's about 10min from me - has a good mix of cars, plenty of #insta around but that's offset by the interesting metal.

    Summer evenings down there should be a hoot, the bacon butty I had the other day was fairly average, so I'm hoping they do a mean BBQ come summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    As I went to leave, I noticed that my immediate route out was blocked, so I thought I'd pop across the big grassy area in full view of everyone present. This was not a good idea. The 'grass' turned out to be constructed of liquid mud with a sprinkling of green stuff on top, and my 'all-terrain' tyres were outside their operating window within seconds. I was having to apply increasing quantities of opposite lock to maintain forward-ish movement and desperately trying to manage the wheelspin and not draw too much attention to my cack-handedness. Just when it seemed like I got away with it, I saw that the exit I thought I was heading to was blocked, so I would have to turn around and go back to where I started. This only made things worse, as the lower slopes which looked drier were actually just as sodden, and I very nearly got stuck. I didn't want to stop and engage the centre diff lock in case I couldn't get moving again, so I basically slithered and wheelspun all the way across the grass again before slinking out. Attempting to steer through the large gap between a Range Rover and a tree proved tricky, as the RAV4 had given up on all semblance of directional control. Still, I made it out in one piece. It was only when I was on the main road making my escape that it occurred to me that some of my rooster-tails of mud may have landed on some peoples pristine vehicles. oops.

    You utter bell-end.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Hell View Post
    You utter bell-end.


    Good work.
    He was MY hero first. Hands off, Thomas.
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    He can be everyone's hero, there's enough of his voice alone to go around.
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    OK girls, calm down. Valentine's Day is bad enough without a cat fight breaking out...
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