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*Scotland - Nurburgring 2008 Blog*



Ok bare with me, I'll try get this all in one go.. But probably won't manage!

17/10/08 – 21/10/08

Well the date was set, myself and Ali were heading over for the 1000+ miles round trip to the Ring. Insurance and the highest RAC cover in place, just incase ;) and we were set.
The TVR has recently been serviced (big service) so was quietly confident on it making it there.. But never wanted to say anything incase I jinxed it! I’m sure you have all heard the horror stories.
We met on a freezing Friday morning ready to head over, iPod’s loaded, GB sticker on and both cars cleaned and filled. Time to set off!

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Plan was as follows –

Friday – Aberdeen to Newcastle to catch the ferry overnight to Amsterdam. Few Beers.
Saturday – Amsterdam to the Nurburgring, check in to hotel and get a lap under our belts.
Sunday – Full day at the ring, few more beers at night time
Monday – Head back up to Amsterdam for the return ferry. Beers again!

The drive from Aberdeen to Newcastle was fairly uneventful, rain was on and off, though a Gallardo did pass us and waved :D We also stopped twice for air/petrol/food.

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My best friend joined us..
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Some German asked me – ‘Iz Zit Ze Triumph?!’ Em, no mate.

Onto the ferry, £250 each return including a cabin. Took ages to board but finally got on and there was plenty to do. Cinema/Casino/Bars/Restaurants etc.
Saturday morning was the drive down.. Driving on the other side took about 5 minutes to get used to, only dodgy bit I found was roundabouts, and giving right of way.

Quick petrol stop.
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Quick wipe down.
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Back on the road.
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Soon we got some Autobahn action :D TVR pulled easily up to just under 180 on the speedo and the road angel was at 165mph. Pretty impressed, until my speedo dropped off to zero, and thought it would be wise to back off the throttle. The drive down was relatively stress free aswell. Once we pulled off the motorway, we saw our first ‘Nurburgring’ sign and the pulse started to race! Went down some brilliant winding roads through three tunnels, so plenty of windows down action! Most of the time coming towards us was so me of the locals Ring Toy’s, M3’s, 911’s, stripped golfs. Magic.

Tunnel Run in the Vee –
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Then pulled up at the hotel.
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The whole place just buzzed with petrol heads. Cars and people everywhere, from Nissan GTR’s right through to Gallardo’s, GT3RS’, F430’s. Loads. Exhausts popping and banging all over the place. Really is a Car nut’s heaven! Weather was looking good for a quick lap too. Met a few other guys in the car park who helped us out with a phone number etc. So we checked into the hotel and snapped a quick of the view from the room. This was the track going over Ardnau Bridge. Hotel was basic, but thats all you need really.

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Went for a quick drive about and met Weeman and Adespec from Cliosport. Good to put the face to the name. Weeman’s mate also got us onto the track which was much appreciated 
On track, there is nothing like it, I am a massive track day novice and was shitting myself! There is so many quicker cars there you spend alot of time looking in the rear view mirror. For the first half of the lap, I was passed by just about everything, but I wasn’t bothered. My first full lap I picked up the pace a wee bit and really enjoyed it. Still got passed by all the locals! Ha!

The track closed around 18:30 and we headed for the local Italian.. Hmm sexy waitress :D Food was good yet cheap, though the beers were mainly froth! Ah well. Back to hotel to watch German MTV and sleep!
Sunday Morning, there is something special to be said when you get woken up by a Ferarri 360 CS flying passed your window. Awesome. Downstairs for a quick breakfast (where’s the sausage and bacon!?) and out to the track for day 2. Decided to take both cars up to the track and head out in the TVR first. TVR has a strict warm up so didnt want to stop then start it and go out on track.

Heading up to the track.
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So ticket in, through the barrier and get a knock at the window. Damn. Noise test. Pretty much knew instantly I would fail. Quick check on the rev counter and asked to rev to 4k RPM. Took it to 3k and the reading was already at 102dB. He asked ‘Do you have Noise Eater?!’ – Nope. 
The limit is now 95dB, so end of the road for Trevor. Back to the car park to get the Vee. Quick lap with Ali and decided to let him go solo, and went for a wonder about to get some pics. 2 bad crashes happened right on front of me, one was the beemer, and the other I never had my camera. Think there must have been about 10-15 cars pulled off the track on the tow truck during the weekend. Aswell as a few bikes.

Busy Day
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Inferno – RIP
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Then look who I caught on camera!

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The way back up the road we got lost slightly, but found our way eventually. Then back home to a comfy bed! AAAH!

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Havent bothered with any major PS work. Just tweaked a couple of light/dark ones.

Costs for the trip..
Ferry – £250 return each
Food/Drink on Ferry – Expensive! £4 a pint, and £30 for a small steak. Breakfast was another £10
Petrol – Just over 1000 miles all in, so car dependant. Think I spend about £250 on it.
Ring Ticket – £50 for 4 laps
Food and Drink elsewhere – Cheap! About £10-12 for a meal and a pint at night. Lunch was about £5 for a burger and chips.
Hotel – another £50 each for 2 nights.
So roughly around £700 ish. Give or take slightly.

All in all, what an awesome experience. Even though I only got one and a half laps, I loved it. The locals were all surprisingly friendly (the italian waitress was FIT!) and just the actual ‘being there’ was good. Plenty of other car nuts there to chat to, and loads of exotic metal to see aswell. The orange sagaris stole the show for me, and its almost convinced me to get one early next year.
Trevor and Vee made it there and back surprisingly flawlessly. Would recommend this to any car fan. Think we were lucky the weather was so good. Had it been raining it wouldnt have been as enjoyable. Next year I will be taking something quieter and more handling orientated. Thinking Exige again!
 
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  White Sti Hatch
Im so doing this next year lol !!!!

Should have said you were stopping of in Dundee i would have came for a quick blether before you two headed as on round the corner from the tescos....


Pics are ace and weather looks good to....

Also Pictures of Said Sagaris ?
 

Tav

  Clio 197
Yup nice write up and pictures Justin! Some lovely looking cars over there. Gutted to hear that you didn't get many laps in thanks to your TVR's excessive exhaust noise...

Quite liked the cheeky (blatant) nod to the GT3 RS that the M3 owner has achieved.
 
  A4 Avant
Great photos and writeup. Looks like a real good trip. Pity you didn't manage more laps though.
 
  Trophy #490
Really enjoyed reading that! Shame about the noise restrictions though, ah well at least it didn't spoil the trip for you both.
Gorgeous cars, Ali's vee is perfect tbh and your TVR looks ace :cool:
 

Ali

  V6, Jeep SRT, GTS
Awesome right up!

Wish i got a vid of me and Adey! Nose to tail for 23km!!! Fast wee bugger, but the std Vee was all over ya! ;)

I'll be bak next yr in something more track suited, but the Vee was epic! The attention it got over 100k porka's and ferrari's was ace!

:)
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  Frankenstein Twingo
good pics man, good to meet ya, that yellow elise and the tvr held me and ali up for the rest of that lap even with flashing to move over grrrrr, think we might of gone round in 9.20ish with the hold up but if we did i was counting in my head
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  Frankenstein Twingo
Wish i got a vid of me and Adey! Nose to tail for 23km!!! Fast wee bugger, but the std Vee was all over ya! ;)


:)


aii that you were, even said to my mate who then mentioned youd been racing karts since you were 6 lol ;) ill have to follow you next time to learn the lines, followd a few cars the next day, saw where i was suposed to drive lol and got alot quicker

roll on next trip
 

Daniel

ClioSport Moderator
  Whichever has fuel
You have an Ass not too disimilar to that of the big black women in the Rap videos...

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Daniel

ClioSport Moderator
  Whichever has fuel
Wallet and passport! Pisch patter youth!

b****cks!! Look at the size of your ass! its massive. I'm suprised you have a CLio V6 to be honest. You could do with a Toyota Hi-Lux.

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  172, Tiguan
Cracking pictures and report. Glad you all got back in one piece.

2 trips in Nov. w00t.
 
  E90
Nice to meet you chap, great right up, post that up on Northloop and say hello, copy and paste will do it, just leave out the crash pics. Your more than welcome to come join us lot for a trip next year, Richardson's coming again in two weeks, I aint had a weekend away from there lately LOL

Keep looking for a piccy, you would of been out just after the closure coming on at briedschied, so I wouldn't be surprised if there aint one of ya somewhere. :D
 
  Elise/VX220/R26
Brilliant write up fella you cant beat the first trip out there it really is petrolhead heaven. We were at the same hotel in May this year. You cant beat munching euro breakfast while theres cars streaming down the hill right in front of you.

Did you go down to trackside near the hotel? Did you see if our www.meganesport.net tag was still on the track? If not we'll be back next year to re do it :D

Oh yeah and Ali does have a fit arse ;)

PPS gutted to hear you got a noise test. Probably would have got away with it in the summer when its busier. I got a silencer made up specially for the meg to get the noise down.
 
Brilliant write up fella you cant beat the first trip out there it really is petrolhead heaven. We were at the same hotel in May this year. You cant beat munching euro breakfast while theres cars streaming down the hill right in front of you.

Did you go down to trackside near the hotel? Did you see if our www.meganesport.net tag was still on the track? If not we'll be back next year to re do it :D

Oh yeah and Ali does have a fit arse ;)

PPS gutted to hear you got a noise test. Probably would have got away with it in the summer when its busier. I got a silencer made up specially for the meg to get the noise down.

Just up the stairs across the road was where I was but can't say I noticed the MS tag??
 


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