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DSR15 - Netherlands / Belgium Run

DSR15 - Netherlands / Belgium Run

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dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Monday 4th May 2015
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Early morning team up at the service station:

Inspecting Cloggies Chim V8 riot.


How differeent! 3 litre turboed 6 vs raw 4 litre V8 power.


Steve and Sallii brought their brand new C7 over: excellent choice of colour.


European styling got our appreciation votes. Exhaust guns a crispy V8 howl: direct injection.


Heading for the sunshine. Tops were removed!


Orange RS bomb.


Some way to deliver 400 brake in gentlemans stylee.


Thank God I wasn't the only diesel. Andy and Anne came with the 1.6 Fabia.

More to come!

dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Monday 4th May 2015
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Alfa Spider 4: perfect tool for this weekend.


A classic dwarfed by a modern: Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 next to a 2009 Ford Focus RS.


Jaguar XJ8 next to the humble diesel.


It's obvious who is the gentleman here ...

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LeoZwalf

2,693 posts

147 months

Monday 4th May 2015
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This is something I would be interested in joining (I also live in NL) smile Is it regular? Must palms be greased with bitterballen to come along?

dinkel

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Monday 4th May 2015
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Everyone is welcome - I organise this every 1st weekend of May. Check my profile to see all 7 wrapped up in PH phototopics.

Check diary and give me a shout in december wink

dinkel

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Monday 4th May 2015
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As you can see, everyone and every car is welcome.

Ready to go? One more coffee then.


Drop that top!


King of the road spec Beemer.


Time to hit the roads.

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dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Tuesday 5th May 2015
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Waiting for the ferry: mint TVR Tuscan Mk2.


Dutch owner talked us through his brute TreVoR.


What a looker.


Speed Six vs blue printed RV8.


Bonnet has be unscrewed to get into the engine bay. Klaas (Cloggie) told the story about the 'lifting bonnet' on the Autobahn. A proper and needed mod!

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dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Thursday 7th May 2015
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Steve and Sallii's immaculate C7 stunner.


Effective GT Sportscar with a purrrfect soundbyte. Direct injected 6.2 gives a lusty 466 brake and 630 Nm.


In NL this has a Eu 125K pricetag which is competitive in this performance segment: 0-60 in 4 secs and 292 kmh!


Ally frame makes this a lighter car than the C6. In NL a Boxter is same money!


Back on the ferry: anxious for the next legge!


A day full of sunshine ahead.

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dinkel

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175 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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And now for the Alfa-section of the garage:

Woof woof!


Pack of quick ones: Ford Focus RS, GTV6 and former press car Q4.


Notice the white Grande Punto diesel hack!


Mega graceful 400 brake XJ8 cat, 330 brake 3 Coupe turbo with a soundbyte to GoGoGo! and Andies trusty Fab diesel.


Nothing to see here!


Let's fire up Mr Shouty and let's move on.

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5 USA

4,810 posts

162 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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Another fantastic DSR with a fine collection of cars and very nice people. As ever, our Dutch hosts made everyone feel very welcome. Good food along the way too! Great start to the season.

Many thanks to Dinkel and Joop for organising it all. Brilliant!

Ferry red Alfas.....


xRIEx

8,180 posts

65 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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Great pictures thumbup

dinkel said:

A classic dwarfed by a modern: Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 next to a 2009 Ford Focus RS.
It's an ST rather than an RS, no?

dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Sunday 10th May 2015
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You are so right - I'd better stick to pre 85 cars :sorry:

dinkel

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Sunday 10th May 2015
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Bang on the money trio.


After a cracking night out with the DSR posse - Wok all you can - we fuelled up for the 2nd to 6th legge. First few hours after Gent was a bit ... interesting. In the process of making Day 2 - a few months ago - Joop and myself decided to choose for a stretch campaigning the typical :cough: Belgium variety of architecture. We were not dissapointed.


There's a lot you can say about these parts of B elgium but for one thing: fuel is che ap here. Which came in handy as both the 300 brake ST and the 400 brake XJ8 are thirsty animals.


No need for my diesel to fill up (22 kms / litre) so I could snap about. Trusty 2 litre Spider 4 and the XKR animal waiting to wrap up.


Chilly and drizzly - so hence the top up. We were going way to slow. Roads are 50 - 80 kmh but the many villages kept our pace down. We decided to speed things up and choose for a 60 mins highway to arrive in time for the lunch spot.

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Medic-one

2,845 posts

120 months

Sunday 10th May 2015
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Great pictures!

I keep saying i'm gonna come along for one of these tours but haven't had a chance yet, maybe next year...

dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Monday 11th May 2015
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There's a rumour 'someone else' is going to organise DSR16!

dinkel

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24,207 posts

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Tuesday 12th May 2015
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You can dream about your Tuscans and Sagaris: V8 TreVoRs for me.

Last bits coming up.

Pablo16v

1,317 posts

114 months

Tuesday 12th May 2015
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Fantastic pics thumbup

Brings back nice memories too. When my wife and I lived in NL we had a Mk1 Golf GTI convertible to hook around in which made for some memorable trips around Europe.

dinkel

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24,207 posts

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Tuesday 12th May 2015
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Were did you go? Do you have postings on PH about these?


Lut in the happy seat.

Last bits.

dinkel

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Wednesday 13th May 2015
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Looking forward to next friday: Spider Run. Or when it's raining: Bertone Run wink

Last three.

Pablo16v

1,317 posts

114 months

Thursday 14th May 2015
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dinkel said:
Were did you go? Do you have postings on PH about these?
No postings on PH I'm afraid as it was before I found this site. We drove all over Holland, up to Denmark, down to Belgium and France and across to Germany. Great times. I sold the car in Feb 2007 to a guy called Steven Scholten, who specialises in Mk1 Golf cabrio's http://www.golfcabriolet.nl/index.php?option=com_c... , and I have always wondered if my car is still around.


dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Thursday 14th May 2015
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You can always ask. Golf 1, 2 and 3 are great little cars. The feel OK and have that 'contact with the road' feel the 4 so much lacked. I had a 4 for a lease hack: almost lost it a few times. Never happend to me with other cars!

On with the show:

Dull weather, bright colours!


If you ever find a spare 10K somewhere around.

Thanks so much and until next year! Oh well, in June and August there are plans for one day runs.