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    NORTHERN RUN/DRIVE-OUT - SUN 1st OCT

    Guys 'n' Gals (gotta stop saying that in case anyone thinks I've got some weird Jimmy Savile-type thing going on...),

    after the success of the Cumbria do last weekend, here's notice of the next driving event I'm (loosely) organizing. This is a one-day thing - no stopover or hotel, just a simple run on some fab northern roads. Plan is to meet at DEVIL'S BRIDGE, KIRKBY LONSDALE, just off the A65 - it's the popular biker meeting place and there's a great burger/butty van that dishes up top filled barms (egg, bacon, sausage, etc) plus tea and coffee in proper mugs.
    We're aiming to meet at 10 for a 10:30 start, and the distance will be...erm...actually I dunno, cos I've not sorted a route yet, but it's usually 110, 120 miles-ish. There'll be a coupla stops chucked in for refreshment and regrouping, and the whole thing will be as informal as I can get it

    Other non-Stratosey peeps will be coming, so it doesn't matter what you drive, as long as you're prepared to be laughed at (a guy came in a Nissan Micra on the Cumbria run, and he did OK - in fact a few asked me later if it was tweaked....it isn't, you just need to try harder, haha!)

    So. If you fancy a wee trip around Da Norf, insult your calendars and see if you can get a pass-out (or even better, bring t'other half along - it's not unknown for us to pop into a small chocolate factory en route....NOW you're interested, aren't ya!), and then stick yer name on here so I know who's coming and I can sort out suitably-sized groupings on the road.

    Oh, and just so's you know, this'll be the last one I'll be organizing this year - the next one will be early May, so if you like the idea but miss this one, you've got a bit of a wait till the next!

    I'll be posting the route instructions on 'ere once I've worked out where we're going, cos as you all know after the last gig, I'm just making most of this up as I go along....

    Laters, Taters!

    The (Social) Norm

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    Re: NORTHERN RUN/DRIVE-OUT - SUN 1st OCT

    Soz Norm.....weel Av ta gi this un a miss

    see ya next time
    Phil and Helen

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    Re: NORTHERN RUN/DRIVE-OUT - SUN 1st OCT

    No worries Phil - I didn't expect anyone from your neck of the woods to be up for this one with it being a one-day effort....it'd make it a 500-mile day! Might get a few of the northern peeps interested though - we'll see.

    On a separate topic, I believe they've come up with a new design for lobster creels based on the interior of your car after seeing the trouble I had getting out....and say Hello to Big H for us

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    Re: NORTHERN RUN/DRIVE-OUT - SUN 1st OCT

    Think I would be up for a another day out. Some issues to sort out on car first maybe.
    Last edited by Martin Crikey; 27-08-2017 at 21:46.

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    Re: NORTHERN RUN/DRIVE-OUT - SUN 1st OCT

    Be good to see you again, Martin - as I said, haven't set a route yet but no prob with you peeling off at a suitable point so you can get home at a decent time!

    Everyone else - it's no problem if you can't make it - I do these runs for a variable bunch of mates anyway, and so if any of you Forum guys fancy coming along, great! But it's also cool if not (i.e. don't feel you have to attend to support a Forum activity!)

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    Re: NORTHERN RUN/DRIVE-OUT - SUN 1st OCT

    Bit of an update - got a route in mind now, but need to ensure we'll be welcome at the stopoff point before I commit anything to print. Hopefully I can sort that this weekend!
    I see in a different thread that Cheshire John is aiming to come along if his RHD->LHD conversion comes off in time. John, come anyway, doesn't have to be a Stratos! And Carol - the start is literally just down the road from your gaff - pop down for the start, even if you don't do the run!

    We've got a fair selection this time - F-Type SVR, Exige V6, 911 Carrera x 3, Focus RS, coupla Boxsters... could even be an old Sierra Sapphire Cossie...

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    Re: NORTHERN RUN/DRIVE-OUT - SUN 1st OCT

    Might be a battered x-Trail yet!

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    Re: NORTHERN RUN/DRIVE-OUT - SUN 1st OCT

    Well luckily, Ian, Tim with the Micra can't make this one, so you could be the only Nissan. Unless we visit an airfield, and then there might be a Nissen Hut

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    Re: NORTHERN RUN/DRIVE-OUT - SUN 1st OCT

    Gang,

    bit of a request - can I ask anyone who's even only thinking of coming on De Run to let me know please, even if you're not certain at this point? Reason being that I need to let the peeps know numbers at the stopoff point (it's not very big) so they can sort out space accordingly. I didn't get to go up and sort it out last weekend - forgot I was on call! But I'll deffo be doing it this coming weekend...
    Post on here or PM me, either's fine.

    Ta, and that

    Norm

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    Re: NORTHERN RUN/DRIVE-OUT - SUN 1st OCT

    Frederic and I will not be able to make it Norm. Sorry to miss out again.

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