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    MORNING!

    Well it was morning a few hours ago when we (MatG, DaveCoupe and redhotpanther) left Birmingham at 5am. It wasnt the best start to a Euro road trip with a very sleepy bear (AKA Redhotpanther) managing to scrap his car in the first 30cm of driving Yep Bear caught his front bumper on the low wall onmy drive .... gutted!

    Pic of damage:



    Moving on!

    We have met up with West Brom Customs AKA Brett and Shaun this morning and are on route to the tunnel to meet Clokey, Hayley, Mr LMF - Steve Crook and Dannysport, currently navigating the M25 with a 40mph WTF? its 7am on a Saturday with no bloody traffic




    Checking out for now.....

    P.S DaveCoupes car fresh from Plush Automotive yesterday is stunning! Just a teaser

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    Sorry to hear that it's got off on a low point, best of luck with the rest of the journey ... have fun, look forward to reading the rest of the blog.

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    Oops

    Quick emergency repair tip if it won't t-cut out - stop off at a Halfords and get some wet and dry and a spraycan. Sand back a little so it's a bit smoother, then using a bit of cardboard to mask the unaffected bit above the scuff (an AOC flyer is ideal), a couple of very quick passes with the rattlecan should hide it sufficiently until you can get it addressed properly when you get back

    Mind you, you're probably nearly there by now ain't you? Ahh well, have fun guys
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    Bonjour!

    We are now in France on route to Belgium

    As always nothing is straight forward in the world of AOC road trips Winding back a few hours we met up with Steve and Danny on the M20 on route to the meeting point, we say met up what we actually saw was a red blur of a red corsa C with 350bhp screaming past

    Got to the meeting point and found Mike (clokey) and Hayley, did the hellos, topped up with fuel, had a look around Daves interior which is stunning! Pics:















    Found enough time whilst the Bear was in the garage to apply some stickers





    So we are now following the bear

    FIRST BREAK DOWN OF THE TRIP - lets hope its the last. It was shaun in the Mk2 astra with a sticky alternator, Brett pushed and the car started with no issues, although I am not sure on the status of Brett as he informed us "I'm built for lovin not pushin"

    Now the slight **** up was on my behalf booking Steves tunnel time for the one before us, which is cool as they are every half hour. The following **** up was a group thing, we missed our train Whilst consuming the most expensive Breakfast in the UK we missed the calls (well heard them but thought "it will be ok" - Typical English!). We did get to see some nice machinery in the car park though









    Train issues aside we got the next one and arrived in France behind Steve and Danny.

    A Call from Lee (linea rossa), cheers mate Means are next rendezvous (check out the lingo! ) is Oostende in Belgium for some lunch and sight seeing with the full group of Tunnel and ferry people

    Next update will be early evening
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    Good to see the trips going well cant wait for the next update
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    excellent blog Matthew, wish I could have made it though ah well, next year perhaps.

    Dave's interior is pretty nice too
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    Keep the updates comming mat
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    Nice blog so far Mat. Really really dissapointed that I could not make this due to being in Germany still.

    Look forward to the next installment...... or should I say we look forward to the next installment as a few work colluegues are reading this as well.

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    Sticky starter lol

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    The equation:

    AOC members + road trip + Europe + two groups = Chaos!

    AOC has arrived in Belgium but it was by know means slick! The channel tunnel crossing group got split up, the ferry group got split up and it turned into chaos

    But never fear where there is a McDonalds the car modifiy will sniff it out and find each other After a mass distribution of us all over france and Belgium we all meet in Oostande Food fill up and drink, quick hellos and we were on route to our final destination Aalst.



    As its a road trip there has to be the moving shots....... so the players:











    and the contender Awesome sound from this when he floored it




    Just to keep us entertained Brett proved the hummour







    We are now at the hotel, chilling and preparing for the enslaught that tonight will bring, more tomorrow if my body and head allows.....

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