Spa Classic / travel

Spa Classic / travel

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ncjones

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222 posts

192 months

Saturday 14th May
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Anyone else on here going to the Spa Classic next weekend? I’m heading over in a small convoy.

Long range forecast is for showery weather.

I’m wobbling about the which car to take dilemma. Nothing fancy and both more than up to the trip. I was thinking the MX5 as don’t need to take much stuff, nice to run around locally with roof down (if not raining!) and amusingly it qualifies for free within circuit parking over the weekend. BUT, due to time constraints and relatively few interesting route options anyway we’re going to need to do most of the journey both ways on motorway…..so should I take the Octavia as it’s better suited to high speed mile crunching.

First world problems and all that, but anyone who’s been before do the local roads and the event itself mean I’d regret not taking the little rwd convertible over a practical but quick hatchback? And is the within circuit parking a whole lot more accessible….particularly thinking for my Dad who coming with me and could get quite knackered with all the walking around?

Edited by ncjones on Saturday 14th May 11:46

Haribo Lecter

895 posts

204 months

Saturday 14th May
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I’ve fancied a Spa trip for a while but from central Scotland it’s such a pain. No ferries that I’m aware of, so need to drive 400 miles on the motorway to Dover before I get anywhere near Europe. frown

ncjones

Original Poster:

222 posts

192 months

Sunday 15th May
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Getting to Ashford / Dover is always the worst part. Belgium motorways aren’t great, compared to the French autoroutes, but they’re good for covering the ground quickly (Brussels ring-road at rush hour aside).

We drove out to the Alps at Easter and having spent hours doing the last 20 miles to Ashford it was a relief to get on the Autoroute. “Continue straight ahead for 85 miles, 55 minutes.” Admittedly that was on a Sunday morning, with Waze estimating a ‘personalised’ journey time.

Still after any intel on Spa Classic, parking, local roads., interesting but still fairly quick routes to and from the channel.