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NORTHWEST DRIVEOUT

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by MARKY 355, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. MARKY 355

    MARKY 355 Karting

    Dec 26, 2003
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    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
    ANYONE IN NORTHWEST FANCY A DRIVEOUT SOMETIME ?
     
  2. gts328uk

    gts328uk Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Its about time we got something set up here in the North. Count me in.

    Will need to be at a weekend as I work in Dublin all week.

    Mark
     
  3. ferrari355gtb

    ferrari355gtb Formula 3

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    Most weekend's are good for me too. Looking forward to meeting some fellow F Chatters.

    Any suggestions to where we can meet and drive ?
     
  4. MARKY 355

    MARKY 355 Karting

    Dec 26, 2003
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    WILL HAVE A THINK WHERE WE CAN MEET/DRIVE,2 OF US IN LANCS 1 IN YORKS SO FAR,MUST BE MORE OF US ?
     
  5. chrisdataclinic

    Nov 27, 2003
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    Hi,

    A NW drive out sounds good but I have not idea when... it's been really wet up here lately...
     
  6. andrewg

    andrewg F1 Rookie
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    Sounds good to me

    Can we try to pick some decent weather though (heating and ventilation not being a T's strongest point!)
     
  7. ferrari355gtb

    ferrari355gtb Formula 3

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    How about following the route/direction of the supercar Ferrari's in this months Evo - down near Bala (North Wales). Been there before a few years ago and remember some nice roads. Not sure how far away it is for people (I'm in Warrington).

    As for the weather, I think the decision to go will have to be made either the day before or in the morning. An early is more suitable as there is less traffic.

    Thoughts ?
     
  8. gts328uk

    gts328uk Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    North Wales would be fine but if we are looking for a more central route for most people with decent pubs for lunch then North West Derbyshire to central Derbyshire may be a possibility. Any views?

    Mark
     
  9. gumball3000

    gumball3000 Formula Junior

    Dec 17, 2003
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    Am based in East Yorks, but am keen to meet up at some point. A little more central would be good for me! Not too bothered though!

    Ed
     
  10. ferrari355gtb

    ferrari355gtb Formula 3

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    Likewise I'm happy meeting up somewhere in between, more the merrier.

    The only roads that spring to mind are the Woodhead Pass and the pub the Cat & Fiddle (highest pub in England ???)
     
  11. andrewg

    andrewg F1 Rookie
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    Don't think N Wales is a good idea, the police are the most money grabbing in the country, went to Prestatyn last week and saw a huge traffic police presence, camera vans everywhere, esepcially near bala, I have the photo for speeding there last year!! was only doing 74 (and I still maintain it was safer to overtake a caravan at 74 than be stuck behind it and overtake in the wrong place but you can't argue with some welsh!)
     
  12. MARKY 355

    MARKY 355 Karting

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    Looks like derbyshire could be good,as you say ,will have to decide day before.Should be be able to have a laugh with fellow F.Chatters
     
  13. gts328uk

    gts328uk Karting

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    I know Derbyshire pretty well so if its ok with everyone I will think about a meet point, route and watering hole when I get back home this weekend and post it for consideration/comment.

    Mark
     
  14. chrisdataclinic

    Nov 27, 2003
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    Derbyshire sounds good, I was bought up in Matlock so know the surrounding areas and roads very well. I suggest something that involves Snake Pass, Hope, Castleton and then onto the Ashbourne to Leek road...

    or even Snake Pass, Grindleford, Bakewell, Ashbourne, Leek

    Both these would being and end near Manchester

    ...don't forget your Road Angels :)

    - what d'you think?

    C
     
  15. kenyon

    kenyon F1 Rookie

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    I am up for it..
     
  16. simon355

    simon355 Formula Junior

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    Yea,i'm up for it too,Derbyshire/Yorks is good,Woodhead pass 10 mins from me,let me know when!!
     
  17. Steve275

    Steve275 Formula Junior
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    Simon,

    Welcome to F-Chat, The UK Forum & in particular the Northern contingent of the Family !

    I'm in North Nottinghamshire - Count me in too guys !

    Steve
     
  18. ferrari355gtb

    ferrari355gtb Formula 3

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    I'm definately in. Just let me know when.
     
  19. MOD500

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    I'd be up for it.

    MOD. :)
     
  20. gts328uk

    gts328uk Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Sorry guys

    Bin up to my ears this weekend. Will look at a route over the next few days and post for comments.

    There was a seperate thread re North East drive out any thoughts re combining the two into one larger event.

    Mark
     
  21. ferrari355gtb

    ferrari355gtb Formula 3

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    Combining the two runs sounds like the best idea. Maybe the North West could all meet before and then a convoy to meet in the middle.

    This Sunday just gone was a perfect day for it (although a little damp in the morning)
     
  22. kenyon

    kenyon F1 Rookie

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    Guys, If we combined the North west and north east we can have one big drive out. My Parents at the Jenny Wren Inn in Susworth North Lincolnshire would love to have you guys stop for lunch. The locals would love to see all the cars. The Inn is locaed off the M180.

    Anmy thoughts....
     
  23. ferrari355gtb

    ferrari355gtb Formula 3

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    Kenyon - thanks very much for the offer, but if my geography teacher taught me correctly then I think it might be a little bit too far for the NW F Chatters.

    Somewhere in between would be suitable - if it's possible.

    Rick
     
  24. gumball3000

    gumball3000 Formula Junior

    Dec 17, 2003
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    I am happy to meet in the middle somewhere. We were planning to head for Leeds on the 8/9th....It is about an hour and a bit for me. Is this central enough for the North west guys?

    Any other suggestions are welcomed obviously!

    Ed
     
  25. gts328uk

    gts328uk Karting

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