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    Steve's Euro Trip

    !!!! ATTENTION - LOTS OF PICS !!!!

    Hey all,

    A few members from the AOC and others were attending the Nurburgring to burn some rubber, more pics and others etc on this thread - CLICKY

    So i decided to make a week of it.

    First things first, me and my mate scott and paul were heading down to dover from scotland, so it was a late departure at 9ish on thursday night to get us down to Dover for around 5am







    First destination was Bruges in Belgium, this idea came about due to the film In Bruges, if not seen i reccomend you see it.

    anyway here is some pics from there



























































    Thena after meeting up with Will and Tim we headed for Germany, but you gotta go when you gotta go... even if it may be in the middle of a traffic jam on the hard shoulder lol



    Couple of mug shots at dinner at the hotel





    Next morning we decide to get some pics out of the way so here is a selection i got





































    So back up to the entrance to get our tickets and to see who else was there and their cars





























































































    Now it was our time to go on the track





    a couple of laps were in order

    and i must say it was the most high addrenelin course ever, the bends straighs and the G forces is enough to keep you coming back for more lol

    while we let the cars cool down time to grab some scenery shots.















    after a couple of laps i decided to take a wander into Nurburg





    That night we settled for something to eat in nurburg with will and tim,
    unfortunately my other mate paul in the red Audi had left us early due to personal circumstances but i was a shame he missed out.

    but early night (well if thats what you call hanging about the bar in the hotel till stupid o'clock hehe)

    up early next morning and headed down to the entrance, whilst waiting on the worlds slowest getting ready people (will and tim), and we saw sabine schmidt.

    she was getting filmed for some cheezy german show lol









    anyways went a little run to warm the car up for going on the ring again



















    another couple of good laps

    and whilst browsing the tinterweb i found this little treat:



    Now its time to get the Official Nurburgring Stamp of Approval














    Whilst Will and Tim had one more lap each to do i decided to take some photos and try get them in action as well.



































































































    Here is Tim chasing the Porsche lol









    Here is Will the only astra driver i know that has done the nurburgring on 3 wheels haha















































































































































































    Here is a couple of pics from Will and Tims hotel bedroom window





    After the good few laps we all got under our belts we decided to check out the nurburg castle:























    time to unleash the inner monkey haha











    having a little fun on the old buildings















    Later on we decided to go and take a walk round to the carousel for some pics



    the all famous grafiti







    my mate being a tree hugger lol











    I thought i would climb the tree to get a good veiw













    and some action shots





























































































    Later on that night me and scott decided to check out the castle when it was dark







    Next morning we were up early to see what was going on the track and to get ready to head of home... well Tim and Will were



































    so after a good weekend at the nurburgring tim and will were away home and me and scott were heading to Amsterdam

    here is a couple of pics on the way





























    Had a real good time in amsterdam, the night life was electric and 'red' :P

    we also had a video camcorder so once that has been downloaded we'll get a nice wee you tube link.

    amsterdam was only for the one night so we could catch our ferry to Newcastle the next day.

    the ferry was and all night ferry and by god it was a good laugh, plenty of talent on it

    and also plenty of booze

    once we arrived on wednesday morning in Newcastle Upon Tyne i decided to give Munkie a small visit at his work

    the next destination... Blackpool

    got to blackpool and just spent the whole day on the pleasure beach turning our stomaches upside down lol.

    got booked into the hotel and decided to chill out in the Jacuzzi and pool for a while before getting ready then heading off to the Casino to throw some money away

    weather has been amazing for the past week, we were walking about in amsterdam in about 20-21oC but when we get to the point we are heading home.... absolutely bucketing it down

    but anyways, safe and sound back home looking through all the pics etc and sharing it with you all.

    and the total on the clock in the car was..... 1642 miles

    Woop woop,

    look forward to next years festivities

    Steve
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    A good read and looks like you had an awesome time, some mint pics, even if there are about 300 lmao
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    Looks like you guys had an awesome trip, and pleanty of awesome pictures! How did the cars take to the ring, what's the damage?!

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    Yeah was an absolutely great trip had soo much fun,

    only damage i got was from Paul in his audi as he threw a couple of stones up on me on the M1 and av got a couple of stone chips on the bonnet,

    also the carousel i could not go into due to the kit but saying that i was still managing to get round it roughly the same as everyone else if not quicker

    my time was 10:55 on my timed lap, am sure i done faster but i only timed one lap and that was including 2 accidents that i had to slow down for

    Steve
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    Well that's a pretty good time What about brakes, tyres, clutch?

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    Looks good Steve

    Might join you next time!

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    Some really good photo's there!

    Looks like a good time was had by all.

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    Absolutely gutted I missed this guys

    Lookslike it was a good trip. Maybe next year
    Gaz

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    Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring

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    Some great photos there mate looks like you had an amazing time. Some wicked photos to.

    Were you nervous going round the ring?

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    lol at the commitment into the corners!

    The one on 3 wheels, or there abouts is suburb!

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