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Old 01-01-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Hi all, Happy New Year! The Nürburgring retro run is an amazing chance to take your classic or retro car on a run to the legendary Nürburgring for a week with fellow retro and classic car owners. The run starts on 5th September we travel to Dover in convoy and get the ferry to Dunkirk, and then drive down in several small convoys to our campsite next to the Nürburgring where we stay for the week and split our time between spectating and lapping, visiting the local area and drinks and campfire stories. At the end of the week we then convoy back to Dunkirk for our ferry home after an amazing week. For more information check out the dedicated forum www.retrorun.co.uk

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Old 02-01-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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I've been a few times but went in 2010 with Mike and the 'crew' and would wholeheartedly recommend it, I actually go more for the banter than the track itself but that just goes to show what the crowd is like.......

If you got a classic mini you already qualify, if you got a 'retro' car then check the webby to see if your car is good enough
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:27 AM   #3
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I quite fancy it, me and my friend were planning a trip to the Nurburgring when the Mini's finished, can't guarentee I'll be ready though.
When is the cut-off for entry's?
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:30 PM   #4
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at the moment there isnt a cut off as we havent 100% decided the date but ill keep this thread updated with more info sign up to the forum and say hello and vote on the polls on there to have your say on dates

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Old 04-01-2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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Providing dates dont clash with my shift pattern im in, was planning to take it up in the first week of September but the idea of a bunch of people going takes the pressure/worries of going solo!
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Yeah its a great run and people help if you have an issue and lend you tools etc etc

Dates now up on retrorun.co.uk
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:54 PM   #7
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Cheers Mike all booked
cannnnnnnnnnnnnnt wait!!!!
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me neither! just need to get the car on the road now
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:16 AM   #9
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YEY! another 16v mini going, i plan to take my mini if not my reserve is my eunos... and she is definitely making a bid for it recently as im having more and more enjoyment driving her. Difficult decisions to be made!
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You'll get more respect turning up in a mini, not just from me but everyone on the run, everyone whos out there, everyone in europe and everyone from the whole wide world and even beyond

You do the maths
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last time i did this, i spent half the trip fixing peaching mini's!
tempted to again but i'm hiding my tool kit if i do
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You do the maths
Ha ha ha i like this!

Will drive the mini about a bit and see how she is hopefully get a change to iron out some of the quirks in it. Mini is preference... just the eunos has some creature comforts!
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Creature comforts?

You don't need heated seats or retractable mirrors or a heads up display on your windscreen to enjoy driving a car, not sure if you have been out there but classic cars get more kudos whichever way you turn

There will probably be another mx-5 on the run but these will just get you a free haircut somewhere and no kudos
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ha ha no by creature comforts i meant, a heater, carpet sound deading! Been adding all these into the mini but yet to see if they have paid off. If i took the mini in its old state i would have been deaf long before i even go to brands! oh does the ring have a noise limit?
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Believe it or not yeah they got noise limits, the locals had been complaining so they got some detectors dotted around couple of years back, mainly by the residential areas like breidscheid/adenau half way round where you can turn off the circuit for a breather........or exchange insurance details

Don't worry though, unless yours sticks out and sounds like a daytona car while your waiting amongst all the cars at the barriers then you'll be fine

They mainly go on looks, if your car looks like sh!t and immensely unsafe and also looks like sh!t then you'll get pulled to one side, which basically means you can't play
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