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Old 03-03-2020, 10:21 PM
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The trip is not all about driving the Ring,

the local roads, scenery and the atmosphere around the area is awesome.
Couldn't agree more.... hence I'm taking Claire & Ellie out there for a week at the end of July (as can't make the SES Ring trip in May).

Doubt i'll be on circuit as will be taking the diesel beemer, but will be visiting stuff and enjoying the scenery in the Moselle/Rhine valley. Ellie likes a castle or two as well, no shortage of them... Staying 2 mins from the Ring in a chalet/lodge place (Lindner Ferienpark NŁrburgring).

We were going to go to Cornwall for the week but the accomodation in Germany looked better and half the price!
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Twin Rooms

1: Ian and Steve. ( Eurotunnel paid)

2: Sean and Cheryl (Tunnel paid)

3: leighton & Lisa

4: George & Ellie

5: 555_Si & Wagon_Jo - Twin room

6: Steve & Liz

7: Mark + 1

8: Nige + Skullfudge (tunnel paid)

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2: Nikkinokkinoo

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Twin Rooms

1: Ian and Steve. ( Eurotunnel paid)

2: Sean and Cheryl (Tunnel paid)

3: leighton & Lisa

4: George & Ellie (ET Paid)

5: 555_Si & Wagon_Jo - Twin room

6: Steve & Liz

7: Mark + 1

8: Nige + Skullfudge (tunnel paid)

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11:

Single Room

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2: Nikkinokkinoo

3: Ferd

4: Mike J


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Twin Rooms

1: Ian and Steve. ( Eurotunnel paid)

2: Sean and Cheryl (Tunnel paid)

3: leighton & Lisa

4: George & Ellie (ET Paid)

5: 555_Si & Wagon_Jo - Twin room

6: Steve & Liz (Tunnel Paid)

7: Mark + 1 (Tunnel Paid)

8: Nige + 1 (tunnel paid)

9:

10:

11:

Single Room

1:

2: Nikkinokkinoo

3: Ferd

4: Mike J
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The list is looking good for this years trip.
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Twin Rooms

1: Ian and Steve. ( Eurotunnel paid)

2: Sean and Cheryl (Tunnel paid)

3: leighton & Lisa

4: George & Ellie (ET Paid)

5: 555_Si & Wagon_Jo - Twin room

6: Steve & Liz (Tunnel Paid) + (Deposit Sent)

7: Mark + 1 (Tunnel Paid) + ( Deposit Sent)

8: Nige + 1 (tunnel paid)

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Single Room

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2: Nikkinokkinoo

3: Ferd

4: Mike J
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Twin Rooms

1: Ian and Steve. ( Eurotunnel paid)

2: Sean and Cheryl (Tunnel paid)

3: leighton & Lisa

4: George & Ellie (ET Paid)

5: 555_Si & Wagon_Jo - Twin room

6: Steve & Liz (Tunnel Paid) + (Deposit Sent)

7: Mark + 1 (Tunnel Paid) + ( Deposit Sent)

8: Nige + ? (tunnel paid)

9:

10:

11:

Single Room

1:

2: Nikkinokkinoo

3: Ferd

4: Mike J
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Old 14-03-2020, 08:13 AM
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Got to ask, do you lot think everything will go as normal with this virus crap going around?.
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Old 14-03-2020, 08:14 AM
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Got to ask, do you lot think everything will go as normal with this virus crap going around?.


The VLN races have just been cancelled, but no news on TF yet


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Got to ask, do you lot think everything will go as normal with this virus crap going around?.
Hopefully, unfortunately all we can do is wait and see..

On a plus side it might be quieter this year.
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If you look at the figures in China it really got going mid-Jan,peaked mid Feb and is now almost contained. Looks like your all be ok.
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I went to France on Wednesday & due to this bug The train over was light. On the way back it was so light it took 50 mins instead of the normal 35min. Hopefully no queuing when we get there. Hand gell, elbow bumps & give the customs guys a toilet roll job done
Iíve had my speed limiter removed so my passenger may need a bog roll or two YOUR
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Iíve had my speed limiter removed so my passenger may need a bog roll or two
What you driving these days Nige? German i assume?
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Old 15-03-2020, 10:53 AM
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Twin Rooms

1: Ian and Steve. ( Eurotunnel paid)

2: Sean and Cheryl (Tunnel paid)*

3: leighton & Lisa (Tunnel paid)

4: George & Ellie (ET Paid)

5: 555_Si & Wagon_Jo - Twin room

6: Steve & Liz (Tunnel Paid) + (Deposit Sent)

7: Mark + 1 (Tunnel Paid) + ( Deposit Sent)

8: Nige + ? (tunnel paid)

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Single Room

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2: Nikkinokkinoo

3: Ferd

4: Mike J
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Old 15-03-2020, 11:15 AM
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What's everyone's thoughts on breakdown cover then as last years and previous ones we find out that we are not covered if you go on track.

Has anyone found one that will cover you?.
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It wasn't the being on track, it was if you broke down on-track.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but legally I believe the issue was (in the end), down to modification of vehicles.

Which that being said, any suggestions on breakdown cover for modified vehicles? 🤔

Note for all, as they have been clamping down in UK, even a non-standard exhaust is a modification, so not advised to dance on a risk-positive strategy (unless the cover is more than doubling down on cost?!)

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Hopefully the borders be open for when you all go for the yearly trip .
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What's everyone's thoughts on breakdown cover then as last years and previous ones we find out that we are not covered if you go on track.
I think the main issues are that:
- some breakdown companies would have an exclusion zone around the Ring, based on their assumption that you've broken your car by ragging it on track...
- If if they don't have an exclusion zone around the Ring, some admit to looking at Ring photos/social media accounts if you happen to break down nearby and then won't cover as the policy doesn't cover 'competitive' or track driving.
- Some will just refuse to cover modified cars, but only at the point of claiming when you most need help. When was the last time you saw the option to even specify modifications on a breakdown quote?

It's something i've thinking about as well as we'll be staying a few miles from the Ring in July, but won't be using TF. If i need breakdown cover, I fully expect to have an argument on my hands because I just happen to be staying down the road...

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Old 15-03-2020, 07:36 PM
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I used AA for European breakdown cover and I sware by them that they are bloody good they covered my old type r that was lightly modified and will use them again for both my foz and classic .
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Yeah I used AA last year but it came out that if you went on the ring you are not covered they look a the carmas etc for the ring and then it all kicked off from that, Sean knows more on it then me as hes been looking into it but I'm sure your not covered and was wasting money paying for it and can't use it.
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I used AA for European breakdown cover and I sware by them that they are bloody good they covered my old type r that was lightly modified and will use them again for both my foz and classic .
But you were about 50 miles from the Ring when it went pop.... I imagine you might have had a different conversation if you were parked up in Adenau phoning then
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But you were about 50 miles from the Ring when it went pop.... I imagine you might have had a different conversation if you were parked up in Adenau phoning then

Yeah it's just a grey area I guess, if it goes bang near the ring your screwed as they will look to see if you was on it. Theres different things being said so I dont know what's what's or whats the best thing to do
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Yeah it's just a grey area I guess, if it goes bang near the ring your screwed as they will look to see if you was on it. Theres different things being said so I dont know what's what's or whats the best thing to do
I have been with ADAC for years,

I have just renewed my membership over the phone.

Unfortunately they are no longer taking new customers from the UK..
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What you driving these days Nige? German i assume?
Yes mate Iím in a A45 AMG. Had a RS focus last year at the Ring good car but the engines are chocolate. Then bought a Golf R that lasted 7 days couldnít get it around a decent corner + it drove itself. Iím sure the A45 will be ok there. You still got the bug?
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One silver lining in all this virus stuff, fuel could be cheaper this trip if the prices remain they way they're going, 1.07/ltr for 98 over here now: https://www.rtl.lu/mobiliteit/petrolspraisser it's dropped around 30cents in over the last fortnight.
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You still got the bug?
Yep, the bugs still here. 13 years i've had it now.
The A45 AMG will do fine round there, I had a good fun lap a few years ago chasing one for ages, although he just had the edge on me. A few bits of traffic let me close back up
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I was with the aa breakdown and broke my gearbox near the ring. When it come to claiming they checked photos and noticed my car had been on the ring, change plates next time lol.

It wasnt declared as modified as it wasn't a option.

Also it said in the terms that it has to have all the service stamps done, I'm sure not many people have that because we all maintain are cars are selfs, well I do anyway.

They will always find something if they don't want to pay up.

I hope you all have a good trip
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TF closed until April 20th. Spectator locations around the Nordschliefe are closed.



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See they have closed the borders into Germany not sure how long it will be for .
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I believe it's initially for 30 days,but with the possibility to extend if necessary. Lots of countries putting time lines on events/suspension of travel ,etc ,but we are all going into the unknown. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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So my cars ready & Boris says no!
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Old 27-03-2020, 12:36 PM
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Quite obviously our trip is not looking good !!.

Those of you that have paid deposits will get a full refund.

For those that have already booked Eurotunnel

I have copied the following email which explains your position with Eurotunnel

Standard Tickets

You can amend your booking for free up to 24 hours before your departure time, if youíre travelling in the same direction and we have space available (you will have to pay the difference if the new ticket is more expensive, but there will be no amendment fees). Most ticket types have a full year from date of original purchase to be used. You can amend your booking here: My Eurotunnel

Flexiplus Tickets

As well as being amendable our Flexiplus tickets are fully refundable too. Travel to be completed within 1 calendar year of the date of original purchase.

Our service is operating as normal and our ticket terms and conditions can be found here.

Bookings made with Tesco or other discount vouchers

If you have purchased a ticket in full or part using a Tesco or other discount voucher, please contact us by phone to amend your booking.



If it proves impossible to continue our (as looks likely) trip.

I will be looking at going later on in the year.

If all else fails we can hang onto the Eurotunnel tickes until next year and go then provided its with in a year of the previously booked trip.

So now its a case of fingers crossed and wait and see.

Best regards

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Old 27-03-2020, 08:09 PM
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Must be a massive disappointment for everyone concerned,especially you Ian,but the right decision. All stay safe and plenty of opportunities in the future.
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