R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#16 Post by 961tat » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:20 pm

Well would love to John , its a 1hour and half from ullswater to leyburn , but I don't finished racing until 3 so 4.30 is the earliest I can get there .

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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#17 Post by gbs100 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:34 pm

Add me to the list
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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#18 Post by StubbornPatriot » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:39 pm

I'd been looking forward to this event all year but, unfortunately, the date was announced 2 days after I accepted an invitation to be a guest at the World Para Swimming Championships at the Olympic pool. Sorry, but I'm not prepared to let my host down. I hope you have a great time. It would have been cool to meet Russ again. Cheers, Duncan.
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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#19 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:42 am

Is there an intended arrival time back at Thirsk at the end of the day?

eg for final photos? I might not be able to get there right at the start at lunch time due to kids Saturday morning activities (football, swimming lessons).

I’m not too fussed about meeting Russ :)
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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#20 Post by GTiJohn » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:35 am

So far we have
1. GTiJohn
2. Cabriolet106 plus 2 or 3 friends
3. 1234dist (pending working vehicle)
4. Paul_1978
5. 220 GSi turbo
6. gbs100

I'm going to suggest meeting up The Angel at Topcliffe - http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk/ around noon and start from there. This is were the NE group meet up.

Meeting up at the end (again at the Angel) but the timing might be difficult if some (only me at the mo :mope ) are going over to see Russ but what are others plans?
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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#21 Post by gbs100 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:10 pm

I'll come with you to see mr swift.

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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#22 Post by GTiJohn » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:56 am

Updated attendees :-
1. GTiJohn - visiting Russ
2. Cabriolet106 plus 2 or 3 friends
3. 1234dist (pending working vehicle)
4. Paul_1978
5. 220 GSi turbo - visiting Russ
6. gbs100 - visiting Russ

This might help getting to the Newport Bridge

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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#23 Post by kevinwillis » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:54 pm

It looks like I will be able to call by for this on to break a journey going up North

I will be in a Coupe but not one off the best ones as I am dropping if off up North to a new owner to be fully restored

Updated attendees :-
1. GTiJohn - visiting Russ
2. Cabriolet106 plus 2 or 3 friends
3. 1234dist (pending working vehicle)
4. Paul_1978
5. 220 GSi turbo - visiting Russ
6. gbs100 - visiting Russ
7, Kevin Willis

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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#24 Post by cabriolet106 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:26 pm

Count me in for a visit to Russ. :clapping

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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#25 Post by GTiJohn » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:19 am

Updated attendees :-
1. GTiJohn - visiting Russ
2. Cabriolet106 - visiting Russ - plus 2 or 3 friends
3. 1234dist (pending working vehicle)
4. Paul_1978
5. 220 GSi turbo - visiting Russ
6. gbs100 - visiting Russ
7. Kevin Willis

Suggested timings:

12 Noon - Meet at The Angel at Topcliffe and photo op
12.30'ish - Leave for Thirsk/Hutton-le-Hole
2'ish - Leave Hutton-le-Hole area after lunch
After 3 - Arrive at Middlesbrough (arrive earlier and you risk hitting Middlesbrough footy match-day traffic)
3.30'ish Newport Bridge and possible photo ops

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After 4'ish arrive at A) Thirsk or B) Russ Swift's (optional)

Evening (optional) - meal in Thirsk area (Howard to advise)

It's dawned on me that it's likely there won't be a R8 5 door present (nor a 4 door), so we may have to take a group photo of 'noses only' :*laughs*
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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#26 Post by kevinwillis » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:42 am

What is the postcode for the meeting point and where are people staying?

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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#27 Post by cabriolet106 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:55 am

The Angel Hotel
Topcliffe
Nr Thirsk
North Yorkshire
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http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk/

There is also plenty of other places to stay depending on your budget as it's a tourist area.

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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#28 Post by kevinwillis » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:40 pm

They are sold out for Saturday night so maybe the are more people coming than the list shows :unsure

Depending on what is happening I might either hit last minute hotels.com for somewhere to stay in/near Thirsk or head a bit more up North as it is a bit late now for an early booking discount: laughing2

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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#29 Post by GTiJohn » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:25 pm

I'll be bringing along the club's stock of mugs and T-shirts if anybody is given any spending money for this skool trip :laughing2
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Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

#30 Post by Vinny1979 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:36 pm

GTiJohn wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:40 am
We have had a very kind offer from Russ Swift to visit him at his home in Leyburn, which is about a 40min additional drive each way from the proposed route - basically driving west from Nortallerton on the return leg of the route down the A19.

Tea, a chat and a look at his collection of mementos will be involved, cars may also be present. There is also a very good pub 4 doors away which does excellent lunches - http://www.queensfinghall.co.uk

Rather than turn-up willy-nilly, can I suggest a target time of 4 pm on Saturday afternoon?

If you are interested in adding this to your route please PM me for the address.
Such a shame its a bit north for me

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