Highland Drive 2013 chat thread

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Re: Highland Drive 2013 chat thread

Post by toymr2 » 11/04/13 12:08

Now only 7 more sleeps until the start, car's raring to go :rolleyes: and so am I :)

Has everyone received there pm's from me regarding the itinerary and "rules of the road"
and if anyone wants it printed off please let me know soon :th:



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Post by TonyleFrog » 11/04/13 12:52

Glen N wrote:I suppose the bumper will get chips on the trip
You could say that - see the pic I posted on page 6 of Vinny's car... :blink:
Glen N wrote:but folk who damage someone else's cars and drive off are a disgrace :sad:
I know exacty what you mean. Car parks are the worst for this. On Tuesday some oxygen thief scraped the back of the rear wheel arch on mine. There is no way they wouldn't have ben aware that contact had been made.
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toymr2 wrote:Has everyone received there pm's from me regarding the itinerary and "rules of the road"
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Post by vinp182 » 11/04/13 13:19

I love that my car is the show piece for highland drive damage :D
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Re: Highland Drive 2013 chat thread

Post by Kinsy » 11/04/13 13:42

I'll bring a 8-pack of AAA batteries with me.

Other than the clutch judder when pulling off the car is ready, just needs a good wash, polish and wax. Oh and maybe an MOT :blink: Haven't even began to look at the Toms for a refurb yet as I need £150-ish just for new bolts so I'll leave the bling bling gold Enkeis on. I'm just shy of doing 20k in this car and the highland drive will be around the time I bought this '2 last year so fingers crossed it stays together!

My co-pilot has moved to Bournemouth but he assures me he hasn't forgotten about the drive and will travel up Wednesday. The Midlands convoy is too far west for us to meet up first thing in the morning so we'll just aim to meet you guys at Dumbarton around 6pm.

The GF is not too happy about me burning through £400 in petrol over a weekend when she wants to book a holiday, but hey ho!

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Re: Highland Drive 2013 chat thread

Post by Ripley » 11/04/13 19:17

Kinsy wrote:
The GF is not too happy about me burning through £400 in petrol over a weekend when she wants to book a holiday, but hey ho!
I hope after you're first Highland Drive you are happy to say its the best £400 you've ever spent Ross :th:
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Post by MartinR » 11/04/13 20:26

Ripley wrote:
Kinsy wrote:
The GF is not too happy about me burning through £400 in petrol over a weekend when she wants to book a holiday, but hey ho!
I hope after you're first Highland Drive you are happy to say its the best £400 you've ever spent Ross :th:
When your up driving those roads ya just don't care how much fuel is costing... Ya just fill it up and set back off. :th:
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Re: Highland Drive 2013 chat thread

Post by toymr2 » 11/04/13 20:46

Kinsy wrote:
The GF is not too happy about me burning through £400 in petrol over a weekend when she wants to book a holiday, but hey ho!
Last year my rev3 350bhp Turbo burn petrol at the rate of 17mpg over 950 miles :rolleyes: but I could not care less because it was so much fun :D

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Post by Wabbitkilla » 11/04/13 20:49

Will be a bit different for you this year Peter ;)

Will be a bit different for me too :yahoo:
"It's a quiet road - except for the traffic"

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Post by Ripley » 11/04/13 22:03

Are we there yet?? :cool1:
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Post by PeteT » 12/04/13 13:03

We are nearly there Ann :yahoo:

I don't want to jinx it, but have you seen the weather :D
http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-UKXX1071:1:UK
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Post by Wabbitkilla » 12/04/13 13:09

Hope you were touching some wood when you did that Pete ....




.................. not not YOUR wood, I said some wood :bleh:

For info I have printed the information packs for everyone along with copies of the routes for each day. I will bring them along and let everyone have a copy if they want one.
"It's a quiet road - except for the traffic"

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Re: Highland Drive 2013 chat thread

Post by Glen N » 12/04/13 19:01

I was going to print off the routes tonight but if you've done some already it will save me the hastle. I'm not liking all this rain the last few days,I'm loosing out on time to work on the car. One of my new calipers is leaking at the piston so need to swap it.i can see me working on the car next Thursday night to get it all sorted out! It's all daft things aswell but they soon mount up
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Re: Highland Drive 2013 chat thread

Post by TonyleFrog » 13/04/13 2:39

PeteT wrote:We are nearly there Ann :yahoo:

I don't want to jinx it, but have you seen the weather :D
http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-UKXX1071:1:UK
Looks like we may have picked the wrong week. :sad:
http://uk.weather.com/story/news/040913 ... k-20130409

Those who were on the 2009 event may remember meeting some fellow petrolheads at Kylesku. Well they were up in the Highlands recently. Not much sun, but no rain either.
A couple of the cars may ring a bell.

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Re: Highland Drive 2013 chat thread

Post by MartinR » 13/04/13 3:48

Glen N wrote:i can see me working on the car next Thursday night to get it all sorted out! It's all daft things aswell but they soon mount up
10am Thursday morning last year I was at the garage with the exhaust in bits. At 1230 we had just put the exhaust back on, bolted it up, lowered it off the ramps and we set straight off from Manchester heading for a meet point we didn't think we'd make :D

Next year..... Next year :D
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