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Dave & Andy's Excellent Adventure

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#1 OFFLINE   chaseracer

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:00 PM

On Sunday afternoon, FPB7 paid a visit to Chaseracer Towers.  Neither of us was especially busy work-wise this week, so talk turned to the idea of a day trip to Calais. 

 

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Ah, Dover.  Tuesday, awaiting the 1200 DFDS sailing to Dunkirk.  This was a good start but, as you see, the plan had changed already.  From Dunkirk, we struck out across Europe in the faithful Blingo and before we knew it were in Belgium.  This was evidenced by the abrupt change in the quality* of the road surface, which now resembled something from a war zone.  Or Staffordshire.

 

Antwerp was reached by around 5pm.  Superb forward planning.  Every car in Belgium appeared to converge on the orbital motorway which, naturally, had roadworks and lane closures at various strategic points clearly designed for maximum impact and inconvenience.  A satnag-led attempt at a detour proved abortive but did at least lead to cheap refuelling in an anonymous suburb.

 

Dispatching Eindhoven and Venlo with barely a glance, we were across the German border and into the industrialised megalopolis of the Ruhr valley.  Duisburg and Essen flashed past in the dark before we turned north toward Munster and Osnabruck.  The three of us were properly in the groove now, so we pressed on to Bremen hoping to find rooms at the Ibis near the airport.

 

Er, no.  Full.  And it was now 11pm.  The satnag suggested a couple of alternatives but one no longer existed and the other was way out of our price range.  We decided to get back on the A1/E47 autobahn and try for a motel at a rasthof.  The one we looked at near Hamburg - complete with protective fence - put us straight off that idea and we finally pulled into a rest area 40km short of Lubeck to kip down in the car.

 

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:59 PM

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#3 OFFLINE   jackytwoshoes

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:19 PM

I really hope this involves a purchase


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:34 PM

Have isis got you?
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:04 AM

TEMP SITREP: Safe. No R20 activity observed. Out.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:37 AM

Popping in for a brew Dave?

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:57 AM

Kindly get TF on with it, les mecs.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 11:00 AM

I am assuming that the plan is to buy something Soviet-era that has been converted to run on fermented camel dung and is located in Azerbaijan.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:43 PM

Well there was that Sierra base I spotted in​ Crimea the other day...

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:35 PM

Aha!

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:04 PM

Destination reached.

 

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:24 PM

Destination reached.

 

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YASS! Is that the Volvo museum in Gothenburg? 

 

I've been there!


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:38 PM

Yup. Chatted to one of the staff about a new acquisition into the collection. namely this:

 

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ten minutes later we were met by the director of the museum who came down to find us for a chat as he didn't believe to people came from England just to see the museum. Turns out he was in put charge of Volvo bus parts in Rugby after they took over Leyland bus in '86 and lived in Stratford upon Avon for a number of years. Top bloke.

 

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I may post some more pics up in a while but the internet's a bit meh.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:53 PM

Should be links to some pics on my Facebook thingy.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:55 PM

Home.  2119.6 miles since 0630 Tuesday.  Top work, Blingo.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:32 PM

Things are never what they seem in Sweden......

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:34 PM

Might be of mild interest.

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:37 PM

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Is the 99 (edit: 900) a 9000 development mule?


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:45 PM

I really hope this involves a purchase

 

It may yet......  :)


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:46 PM

Is the 99 a 9000 development mule?

 

Winner.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:48 PM

To summarise. We crossed this:

 

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To go to this:

 

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To see some of these:

 

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And let David play on this:

 

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And see some of these:

 

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To be continued...


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:52 PM

The next day, after spending a night here:

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and seeing this in the car park:

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We passed this:

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To go to this:

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Inside, there were these:

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which cheered me up quite a bit. After this, we crossed this again:

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And came home via this:

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The end.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:07 PM

Totally excellent, dudes!


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:44 PM

To summarise...

 

Couldn't have put it better myself!!

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:48 PM

I really hope this involves a purchase

 

This.

 

Of that Bacon Spread stuff you showed me the picture of.

 

For me.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:39 PM

The bacon spread was very nice.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:41 PM

You ate all my bacon spread?

 

FFS.

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:22 PM

I now want a Volvo 263.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:21 AM

That 263 is hawt, and so is that 900 estate


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:22 AM

Morning after coffee brought to you by.....

 

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