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This isn't a club supported event but Longy, who is well known to quite a few members, organises what is typically (barring Covid) an annual road trip to Europe. 

This years event starts this weekend as we head to Reims in France on Friday to start the tour on Saturday morning from the old historic race track. After that, the destination is unknown to us participants and only Longy knows the destinations for the following week (we get to find each days destination the evening before or over breakfast normally). There will likely be some silly challenges and some fairly spirited driving on the way but I'll report back after the event.

In the meantime, this years chariot is all ready to whisk Mrs N and myself around whatever mountains, switchbacks, tunnels and autobahns we may visit!

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Nice, enjoy your trip! Look forward to the pictures :)

We are off on the 9th Sept for our Euro road trip.

Car had service and check over ready for the trip.
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Sad to say I'm not on this Run2 (the first one we've ever missed) :cry:

I'm keeping up with their adventures via the WhatsApp group.  Some of the photos and destinations are awesome.

I'm seriously jealous!

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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Having just got back this evening and driven approx. 2,400 miles, I have to say that it has been truly epic. One of the best (even to the point where Mrs N said so too!). The route included:

Reims, France (and the historic start finish straight from the race track) - there may have been some fast pass by video's so rumour has it

Dijon, France

Grenoble, France

Rapallo, Italy (taking in a few glaciers in view on the way and soem epic roads)

Pisa, Italy

Florence, Italy (on the way the next day, we stopped at the Mugello race track for a quick piccie)

Bologna, Italy (on the way to the next destination we stopped at the Ducati Offiicial shop and the Lamborghini factory and museum)

Innsbruck, Austria

Bad Herrenalb, Black Forest Germany (including some unlimited Auto Bahn of course)

The German Police stopping us with 2 cars! (more to tell on this later), on the way to

Brugge, Belgium

I tihnk we went through more tunnels than ever before as well but I'll give a bit more detail of all the above in the next couple of days along with some pics etc. Thankfully though, aside from having to change the brake fluid on one of the guys Audi RS5, it was an incident free trip and everyone got back safe and sound with some amazing memories.

 

 

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Finally got round to sorting through the photos and videos, so thought I'd share just a little sample of our trip .............

Meet point at the Eurotunnel:

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Start of the Run2 at the historic start/finish straight of the Reims race track

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Lunch in Dijon

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2016 Sepang Blue Audi RS3 - APR Stage 1 tune with High Flow air filter and Secondary Decat Pipes - I'LL MISS THE POPS AND BANGS (BUT THE NEIGHBOURS WON'T)
2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
2005 Gun Metal 350Z GT, Alezan Leather & plenty of mods - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Overnight stay in Grenoble:

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Some dramatic views on the way oer the Alps into Italy, like this Glacier

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And some beatiful buildings:

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2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
2005 Gun Metal 350Z GT, Alezan Leather & plenty of mods - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Two beautiful views in the Alps?

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Arriving that afternoon into a little gem of a resort in Rapallo, Italy

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And at night ..........

 

 

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2016 Sepang Blue Audi RS3 - APR Stage 1 tune with High Flow air filter and Secondary Decat Pipes - I'LL MISS THE POPS AND BANGS (BUT THE NEIGHBOURS WON'T)
2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
2005 Gun Metal 350Z GT, Alezan Leather & plenty of mods - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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After leaving Rapallo, a little stop and tour of Pisa:

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2016 Sepang Blue Audi RS3 - APR Stage 1 tune with High Flow air filter and Secondary Decat Pipes - I'LL MISS THE POPS AND BANGS (BUT THE NEIGHBOURS WON'T)
2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
2005 Gun Metal 350Z GT, Alezan Leather & plenty of mods - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Arrived that evening in Florence - an absolutely stunning city with some very famous views:

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The Ponte Vecchio:

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2016 Sepang Blue Audi RS3 - APR Stage 1 tune with High Flow air filter and Secondary Decat Pipes - I'LL MISS THE POPS AND BANGS (BUT THE NEIGHBOURS WON'T)
2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
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More views in the morning as we had plenty of time to explore:

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The Piaza Di Michelangelo:

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2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
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After leaving Florence, it would be rude not to visit a few famous local places, like:

The Ducati factory/showroom:

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The Lamborghin museum (I have many many photos of the italian exotica:

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And a quick stop at the famous Mugello race track:

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2016 Sepang Blue Audi RS3 - APR Stage 1 tune with High Flow air filter and Secondary Decat Pipes - I'LL MISS THE POPS AND BANGS (BUT THE NEIGHBOURS WON'T)
2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
2005 Gun Metal 350Z GT, Alezan Leather & plenty of mods - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Last few worthy of note. After leaving Florence, we headed to Innsbruck in Austria, which meant some amazing roads up through the Alps again and lunch at over 7,200 feet:

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2016 Sepang Blue Audi RS3 - APR Stage 1 tune with High Flow air filter and Secondary Decat Pipes - I'LL MISS THE POPS AND BANGS (BUT THE NEIGHBOURS WON'T)
2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
2005 Gun Metal 350Z GT, Alezan Leather & plenty of mods - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Very nice pics. Nudge: You've promised to tell us about the police encounter...

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4 hours ago, JohnFK said:

Very nice pics. Nudge: You've promised to tell us about the police encounter...

Well not much to say really, a bit of a shootout, then high speed pursuit to the border.... helicopter gunships, guns, Police dogs, Tigers etc....a bit boring really!

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