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dinkel

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24,354 posts

180 months

Monday 3rd May 2010
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Ladies and Gents, please dump your pics 'n chat here:


Dutchie

147 posts

137 months

Monday 3rd May 2010
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Hi Albert & Joop,

Unfortunately we could only take part on the Saturday, but the roads were awesome and we never got the chance to get hungry. biggrin
Thanks for the organisation and the warm hoodie (it sure came in handy on Sunday on a cold and wet Spa-Francorchamps) and see you all next time!

Inne & Peter

Forthright MC

8,334 posts

205 months

Monday 3rd May 2010
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Nice one A! (joins thread)

Klassiekerrally

2,543 posts

177 months

Monday 3rd May 2010
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^ What Forthright MC said smile

nitrosman1

641 posts

117 months

Monday 3rd May 2010
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Thanks albert and joop for organizing a great weekend !! and great to see some new and old faces diffinately a spring run to remember

Edited by nitrosman1 on Tuesday 4th May 08:54

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digga951

485 posts

197 months

Monday 3rd May 2010
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Hi All,

I just got home and the TVR is now having a well earned sleep in the garage!

I just wanted to say what an AWESOME weekend DSR 2010 was. It would take too long to list everything that happened, to the point that it feels like I have been away from home for a month! Just looking at the route we took on a map makes you wonder how it all fitted into 2 days...

For me, the best part was meeting some new people who I sincerly hope to see again really soon. I think its great that our convoy ranged from cars which have been designed and constructed using the latest computer technology which costs millions, to cars which were built in a shed in Blackpool using off cuts of metal and a hammer... And yet, everyone had the same amount of fun, although Albert will probably disagree as he has now experienced what its like to be in an 80's TVR in the rain, with no window demister, on Dutch roads which make no sense whatsoever...

Anyway, many many thanks to Albert and Joop for all the planning and arranging you did so that the rest of us could have a trouble free weekend. It really was appreciated and I hope you'll come and visit the UK soon so that the hospitality can be returned!

Dan.

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,354 posts

180 months

Tuesday 4th May 2010
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Thanx for all the kind words guys, and I'm so glad you all had a nice weekend. Was a bit worried about the weather but it turned out really well apart from the last leg in the Achterhoek. Great fun though!

Agreed we did good work: route was a bit long maybe but the variation was to our satisfaction. An easy 1st day and a more spirited driven 2nd.

And Dan: no worries about TVRs 80s quality products. The soundbyte made up for this and besides that I like a car that can be felt proper. Seats are superb. Thanx again for having me, I enjoyed it big time!

I also had a great time in Stephens 968: thanx for that! More of that later (mini-reviews) - but in advance: amazingly stiff and both comfortable car with a dual experience engine. The 3 litre four is so easy and relaxed but becomes angry when on cam and pulls like a train almost VTEC-like.

The Old Skool Jap Skyline was a complete riot: bloody awesome machinerie and so well sorted it makes a period Lamborghini shy when it comes to AWD roadhandling. It really does! Glad to see the little axle problem sorted out quick and without hassle.

DSR11: 3 days of Blighty roads if Joop would agree. Brainstorming starting somewhere in the autumn me thinks.

I'll drop a few snaps every day and will try to add a few words as well.

Cheers! A.

plenty

2,558 posts

108 months

Tuesday 4th May 2010
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What a blast!

Thanks to Albert and Joop for the effort and hours in organisation, and to everybody on the run for making this a weekend to remember. I was expecting a bit of a cruise, but didn't realise what a splendidly social event this is.

My highlights include:

- Following Ollie and the “NASCAR” Monaro through the Westerschelde tunnel on the way to rendezvous
- Watching the Mustangs drift around Zandvoort
- Tiptoeing through the endless rows of multicoloured tulips
- The Afsluitdjik: it's not every day you get to floor it on a perfectly-surfaced road on top of a dyke with water as far as you can see on both sides
- David after a few beers and his tales of exploits on the farm
- Proper frites and mayonnaise: yum.

Driving-wise for me the final Achterhoek leg was actually the best of all, with the Skyline, Monaro and 968 forming a fast-paced splinter cell sprinting through the forest roads. The pouring rain only added to the rally-stage atmosphere.

Thanks also to my passengers, Albert and Aram, overtaking co-pilots and local tour guides that helped to make my weekend a rich and authentic Dutch experience.

redsub

62 posts

128 months

Tuesday 4th May 2010
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Also i had a great weekend till whe left the hunnebed smile
some metal noise maked me worried.
after calling the AA whe could fix the prob. and i could find the rest of the group again.
Only said thing i couldnt/ didnt go faster then 150km/90miles on the autobahn frown
but im still happy it wasnt the gearbox and only propschaft that whas loose and 1 bold missing.

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Rest of the pic's will come later today have to do some work again frown

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,354 posts

180 months

Tuesday 4th May 2010
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Hook, 9:30:


Apparently this years theme was red. Here the loudest - gulp! - and the most quiet - Swiss pipes! - cars of our bunch: Ollies 600 brake Monaro weapon and Steve 'n Sallies beautifull red C5.


The Simmons' 2000 Spider as a repoussoir here. Aram is admiring Elcos amazing AWD Skyline missile.


All fueled up and ready for the first leg. As some needed 98 octane quality we could not fill up everywhere.


Inne and Peter amazed with their quick 147 V6 GTA. Not the most thirsty of the bunch so it was on gueard here.


Stephens 968 variocammed 3 litre supplies for 240 brake to haul the 1370 kgs car around.His amazing car is large but feels way smaller. Almost Lotus like roadhandling, although with a higher centre of gravity.

Corvair engine trivia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Corvair_eng...

About 5 snaps a day OK?

sunbeam_alpine

3,522 posts

110 months

Tuesday 4th May 2010
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Hi everyone!

What a brilliant weekend! It was great to meet all of you.

Lut has worked her magic with some of the photos (see below). If anyone wants pictures of their cars, send us a PM and we'll send through what we've got.

Our most frequent view of the Monaro!

Over the ton!



Hungry?

More pics here (and more to follow): http://www.rantsoen.be/dsr/dsrindex.htm

Thanks to Albert and Joop for all their efforts to make it a really memorable experience. We've got loads more photos - will try to get some more up over the coming days.

The Alfa has gone in for a complete respray and overhaul as a reward for not letting us down!

Hopefully see you next year (if we're allowed back!)

5 USA

5,024 posts

167 months

Wednesday 5th May 2010
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Yup, many thanks to Albert and Joop for an excellent DSR 10. Great to see some more of the Netherlands. Here are just a few shots from the trip.



















dinkel

Original Poster:

24,354 posts

180 months

Wednesday 5th May 2010
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First lunch at Zandvoort track restaurant:


Joop laughs at how (many times) Dan takes out his doors upholstery to fix his window. TVRs . . .


David and Luts' nice 2000 Spider fired up for the 2nd leg. Trouble free motoring with this new aquisition.


Dan, Inne, Peter, Joop. Stephens 968 is an amazing car. Not many are made since Porsche was doing not so good early 90s - recesession - and decided to drop everything in their current range in favour to further develop the 911-idea. Ah well . . . together with the 2nd incarnation of the 928 Stephens car is amongst my fav pieces of Pork.


"Errr guys, I need some petrol?"


The more I come to think of it Joops comfy 325i Coupe - stunning piece of kit - could well be the best compromise for a run like this. Aram took the passenger seat and I wonder what his thoughts are on the car.

More soon.

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,354 posts

180 months

Wednesday 5th May 2010
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5 USA said:
Yup, many thanks to Albert and Joop for an excellent DSR 10. Great to see some more of the Netherlands. Here are just a few shots from the trip.

Cheers Steve 'n Sally. It was great to have you on again.

FYI: there's a huge flock of DSR10-snaps on Facebook. Sally told me she was on FB but did not use it much. May come in handy as a usefull timewaster now wink

sunbeam_alpine

3,522 posts

110 months

Wednesday 5th May 2010
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dinkel said:
FYI: there's a huge flock of DSR10-snaps on Facebook.
Can you post a link please?

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,354 posts

180 months

Wednesday 5th May 2010
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That's only for FB-friends David. Are you on FB?

sunbeam_alpine

3,522 posts

110 months

Wednesday 5th May 2010
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Only just.

Joop!

68 posts

113 months

Wednesday 5th May 2010
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Thanx to all the kind words from you all. Albert and I already did have a lot of fun planning the trip. Glad to see you enjoyed this weekend and this trip. This year we tried to show the full variety of Hollands scenery. I think we've succeeded.

I had a great weekend too. Nice to see some familiar faces again, but also nice having met new people.

I'll try to post my photo's and some words with it this week...

I see that Albert is in his mind already in England... So I think it will be the UK next year ;-) Ideas for over there are all welcome so we will try to create another well spend weekend.


...@Dan: I've already created a FB-account ( http://tinyurl.com/2wdq59p); I'm not familiar with it, so I still have to figure out how it all works...

cloggy

4,829 posts

131 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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Arrived back yesterday afternoon, ran out of petrol after leaving the ferry in Dover just outside the dock gate..
As luck would have it only a quater mile from the nearest petrol station.laugh

Thanks all for a great weekend.

Klaas and Sheila.

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,354 posts

180 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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There you are Klaas 'n Sheila:


Always the first to be ready.


Always . . . somewhere else!


Reading a map. I mean surely . . .


Footage from da cam should be awesome, can't wait!

More friday.