Land's End to Ness Point, midsummers evening 2017

Land's End to Ness Point, midsummers evening 2017

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blaineuk

2,542 posts

186 months

Sunday 25th June 2017
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Bluesgirl said:
Wish I'd known that the Monaro has a 6 litre engine - that explains a lot
Lol and it's super charged 😁😁

Was a great night, good to meet all who came.

Mike1977

11 posts

21 months

Sunday 25th June 2017
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Bluesgirl said:
By the way, what's with the kamikaze wildlife on the A12? Birds, chicks, bambis all out for a dawn stroll along the white lines.... Sadly one of them didn't make it.
We had the same problem. We and another crew were 20 minutes apart and both saw the same huge deer just stood by the side of the road watching the cars go by. Must be a member here. Thankfully no furry critters had to die to allow us to get to our destination though.

iamdjka

11 posts

21 months

Monday 26th June 2017
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Hey guys!

Looks like everyone had a good run last night too! Here's my YouTube video of the experience! Hope y'all like it smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEV8QPckWRY

Hopefully see you all next year smile

pingu393

3,135 posts

144 months

Monday 26th June 2017
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Epic fun doing these trips.

All the points of the compass + sunset-to-sunrise + highest tarmacked road in UK

Every county in GB

I've not read the previous 8 pages, so I don't know if you know, but...

http://astro.ukho.gov.uk/nao/miscellanea/UK_SRSS/u...

Doesn't stop it being an epic West-East smile

blueroom

85 posts

132 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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I love that so many people are still doing this event. When I came up with the original idea back in 2009, I never thought that it would still be going on 8 years later. Well done to all who took part this year. Chris
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BURNIE

1,028 posts

179 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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2nd that great pics and right upStill buzzing.

BuzyG said:
Great write up, much enjoyed the read & the pics.

BURNIE

1,028 posts

179 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Honda S2000 broken? never.
James2593 said:
Hope everything works out, hope to see you later.

I'm ready to go, just waiting to pick up my co-driver. Might make it to the station house depending on time. It's a 6 ish hour drive and we're setting off at 1.30pm.

See you all at lands end.

Miglia 888

929 posts

86 months

Thursday 6th July 2017
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Hi to Byf_biggy in the Golf taking the longer way through Lowestoft, Bluesgirl in the 911, Heebeegeetee the fellow MINI owner, and Don the fellow Mercedes owner with the lovely SLK - great chatting & many thanks indeed for the Merc servicing specialist recommendation.

It was very nice to meet everyone, and well done to all who made it to Ness Point though the night.

So, anyone up for a dawn to dusk Ness Point to Lands End, on December 21st or 23rd/24th... smile

blaineuk

2,542 posts

186 months

Friday 7th July 2017
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Miglia 888 said:
Hi to Byf_biggy in the Golf taking the longer way through Lowestoft, Bluesgirl in the 911, Heebeegeetee the fellow MINI owner, and Don the fellow Mercedes owner with the lovely SLK - great chatting & many thanks indeed for the Merc servicing specialist recommendation.

It was very nice to meet everyone, and well done to all who made it to Ness Point though the night.

So, anyone up for a dawn to dusk Ness Point to Lands End, on December 21st or 23rd/24th... smile
The problem is it's very close to Christmas, lots of people pottering about, plus getting round London at 8/9 in the morning, I don't think there would be much chance of making it.

Ripley079

12 posts

13 months

Monday 12th February 2018
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Hi. My first post coming right up.

Anyone doing this this year. 21st falls on a Thursday? I wouldn't be able to make the Saturday though.

Martin350

3,088 posts

134 months

Monday 12th February 2018
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Has someone just been watching Top Gear on Dave..? biggrin

Ripley079

12 posts

13 months

Monday 12th February 2018
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Martin350 said:
Has someone just been watching Top Gear on Dave..? biggrin
How'd you guess 🤣

No ideas for a name

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400 posts

25 months

Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Ripley079 said:
Hi. My first post coming right up.

Anyone doing this this year. 21st falls on a Thursday? I wouldn't be able to make the Saturday though.
I have a hotel booked for the evening of the 20th so I can be at the start easily on the 21st. All being well, I will be there.

Sorry, but I know I started the thread last year, and was then unable to come down. I actually couldn't bring myself to even read the thread afterwards. Everything is now back to normal and I hope to be going for it.

New car this year that does more mpg and has a bigger tank - should do it with one fuel stop. The old one might just have needed two stops as its range was about 250 miles.


Ripley079

12 posts

13 months

Tuesday 13th February 2018
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No ideas for a name said:
I have a hotel booked for the evening of the 20th so I can be at the start easily on the 21st. All being well, I will be there.

Sorry, but I know I started the thread last year, and was then unable to come down. I actually couldn't bring myself to even read the thread afterwards. Everything is now back to normal and I hope to be going for it.

New car this year that does more mpg and has a bigger tank - should do it with one fuel stop. The old one might just have needed two stops as its range was about 250 miles.
Where abouts have you booked. I will be coming from Bedford, so a fair way to get to the start.

No ideas for a name

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400 posts

25 months

Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Ripley079 said:
Where abouts have you booked. I will be coming from Bedford, so a fair way to get to the start.
If I tell you that I might get my Nissan Mica nicked off the car park smile

Actually, Premier Inn near Newquay.
At least coming from Bedford means you have a relatively short drive home in the morning... I have around 250 miles back.

Johner

24 posts

22 months

Wednesday 21st February 2018
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No ideas for a name said:
Ripley079 said:
Where abouts have you booked. I will be coming from Bedford, so a fair way to get to the start.
If I tell you that I might get my Nissan Mica nicked off the car park smile

Actually, Premier Inn near Newquay.
At least coming from Bedford means you have a relatively short drive home in the morning... I have around 250 miles back.
Coming in from Essex, so, booked into a Travelodge in Plymouth for Wed night.
Nice easy tootle down in the morning, then a relaxing PM by the sea, ready for the off.

If you guys are planning to meet up somewhere, let me know, it would be good to put faces to names

John

Skywalker

3,267 posts

153 months

Sunday 4th March 2018
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I will try for a drive out this year, having been foiled by my mother’s late notice birthday party in 2017z I think that I will aim for Sat 23rd.

Hopefully the weather will be nice so I can have the roof down.

blaineuk

2,542 posts

186 months

Sunday 4th March 2018
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Not sure about doing it this year, definitely doing it next year as the 21st falls on a Saturday, Did it last year, well worth doing.

Khaki Suit

294 posts

103 months

Monday 5th March 2018
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blaineuk said:
Not sure about doing it this year, definitely doing it next year as the 21st falls on a Saturday, Did it last year, well worth doing.
That's a fair point with having to take 3 days off work for me to take part. Next year sounds like a better option for me too..

James2593

285 posts

76 months

Tuesday 6th March 2018
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I'm very tempted to do the hat-trick in a row, just for the craic. I work shifts so the 21st-22nd are my days off anyway.

Funds are tight as i'm saving for a house deposit, so i'll most likely be running a knackered old Saab 9-3 shed.

Last year we were only the 3rd car to arrive, in a MK2 MR2, at around 3.45am. That might be our target to beat this year.