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Molly GT

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1,689 posts

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Come on then - who's going to pick up the baton?

Mikey K did a great job of sorting a Spring meet/run out.

We have taken up the challenge of sorting a Summer version.

Who's going to organise an Astonauts* event in the Autumn?

(* copyright Yeti)

mikey k

8,671 posts

96 months

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Feel free to meet up with us in the Pryenees and the Alps wink

Molly GT

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1,689 posts

34 months

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Aw, come on guys, somebody must have a little inkling of an idea ....

lady topaz

3,735 posts

134 months

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Hi Molly.

I think the problem us south east Astoneers have with arranging a good hoon is that we just don't have the roads for safe camera free fun. I did arrange a meet a couple of years back in the Cotswolds but had to rely on a local friend for the route.

Do we not have a Scottish contingent that actually live in Scotland. I am only thinking maybe the roads similar to Wales.

Will give it some thought as its a great idea.

Oh and all booked in for July, can't wait.

Di

Token Jock

827 posts

119 months

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Scotland (Loch Lomond upwards) is the very best driving for a fleet of Astonauts, light traffic, flowing roads, spectacular scenery, deep fried Mars bars and Irn Bru hehe

Did a trip back to my homeland 2 years ago, my trip report and photos can be found here: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=848...

I was Billy No Mates on this 'wee' drive, just me and the Aston and we got to know each other very well smile My round the Highlands trip was near to 1000miles biggrin

The problem maybe that the Sotherners do have a hefty journey before the fun starts, it's 300miles from Birmingham to Loch Lomond eek

John
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Token Jock

827 posts

119 months

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Cotswolds is a possibility, some good roads however sadly a good few are littered with 50mph signs.

I'll have a look to see what maybe possible to get a good route worked out.

John

yeti

9,569 posts

155 months

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lady topaz said:
Hi Molly.

I think the problem us south east Astoneers have with arranging a good hoon is that we just don't have the roads for safe camera free fun
Agreed - I just don't think we have roads like that daaan saaaaf! Also volume of traffic is much heavier.

I will ask around on some other forums and see if there anything recommended for a decent drive. Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire are BIG places!

GPM3D

704 posts

111 months

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Tour of Scotland would be brilliant! Distilleries / breweries / Aberdeen Angus steaks ..... sounds wonderfull! And I could even take my wife back to her roots - another TokenJock laugh
Graham

mikey k

8,671 posts

96 months

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Token Jock said:
Scotland (Loch Lomond upwards) is the very best driving for a fleet of Astonauts, light traffic, flowing roads, spectacular scenery, deep fried Mars bars and Irn Bru hehe

Did a trip back to my homeland 2 years ago, my trip report and photos can be found here: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=848...

I was Billy No Mates on this 'wee' drive, just me and the Aston and we got to know each other very well smile My round the Highlands trip was near to 1000miles biggrin

The problem maybe that the Sotherners do have a hefty journey before the fun starts, it's 300miles from Birmingham to Loch Lomond eek

John
+1 we have done a couple of 1 week hoons up in the "real" highlands
Superb
Inspiring? Any one know the significance of the castle?


Highlands 10 075_resize by mikey k V8VR, on Flickr

Forget the Cotswolds too many scameras and tourist.
My suggetion beside Scotland would be Peaks/Pennines or South West Wales

mikey k

8,671 posts

96 months

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How about a visit to the hill that started it all? Aston Clinton?

X7LDA

727 posts

84 months

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I'd love a Scotland run as being based in Edinburgh i've not been able to join in on previous runs to date!

MattV12V

49 posts

39 months

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Token Jock said:
Cotswolds is a possibility, some good roads however sadly a good few are littered with 50mph signs.

I'll have a look to see what maybe possible to get a good route worked out.

John
The A361 between Burford and Bibury is an awesome piece of road (i used to race up and down it on the way to / from uni in my 1.3 escort and it was fun - haven't been back in the Aston yet but I bet it's now full of cameras)

I think it has to be Wales, Scotland or France really - very frustrating sitting in a great car in slow moving traffic. I've *really* got to move out of London!

B4rnst4ble

375 posts

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morning all, north york moors up to middlesborough is good driving, with plenty of national speed limit roads!!
If you southern softies smile are up for a venture to gods country I can get some ideas together??

yeti

9,569 posts

155 months

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Or... and bear with me... A quick jaunt over La Manche through the tunnel and a drive around northern France? Maybe some quiet roads around the Le Touquet area, I have a contact with some lovely routes and the hotel Westminster does a good group dinner. Plus there's a casino in town wink

Did the trip with the Maserati owners back in the day and it all worked out very well indeed. The roads were not like the Welsh ones we've just done but I don't think anywhere else is! If demand permits, we could also take in a half day at Abbeville or Ecuyers? Again, I have a contact via Lotus on Track... Thinking out loud here.

Opinions? confused

George H

12,043 posts

44 months

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What about Buttertubs pass? Even comes recommended by Aston Martin via their app smile


yeti

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George H said:
What about Buttertubs pass? Even comes recommended by Aston Martin via their app smile

It's not like you're going to turn up anyway is it? You've got 'form' now... wink

George H

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yeti said:
It's not like you're going to turn up anyway is it? You've got 'form' now... wink
As long as it doesn't clash with the F1/MotoGP races I'll be attending in the autumn then I shall be there. Hopefully it will be up North though! smile

mikey k

8,671 posts

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laugh

Buttertubs can get very busy

George H

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mikey k said:
laugh

Buttertubs can get very busy
What about Snake pass?

mikey k

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George H said:
What about Snake pass?
Even worse frown
Lorries in the week and tourists at the weekend, it is the major cross pennines route other than M62 and A50 frown
There are some good "back roads"
I contemplated the Lakes but that suffers the same frown
What about The Forest of Bowland wink
I might have a nice little route around SW Peaks & Derbyshire Dales but it does have ALOT of "back roads" scratchchin

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