French Frolic 2018

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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by Kinger » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:23 pm

a4drk wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:48 am
When I was at Oulton in October- lets just say it was Chav Tastic ....
Mk3 Golf GTis ..... not prepped for the track etc ...


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The group at Spa was certainly more upmarket, made my Exige seem pretty average. Sounds like more day at Oulton was for budget cars 😂. No seriously we did have and iffy night at Snetterton about 3 years ago, where people just didn’t want to let you pass. This trip was a pleasure.

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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by Andy G » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:55 pm

Kinger wrote:
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a4drk wrote:
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Gordon - ive had 2 bad experiences with Javelin
1st one at Donington - a race car testing took me on an apex as I was approaching it
2nd - people overtaking me on the wrong side
Bunch of amateurs- watch out
Lots of 1st time trackdayers
Hi
We’re just back from two Javlin track days at Spa, driving standards were very good. A huge difference in cars on track, everything from Lamborghini Hurcan to a Clio.

Must admit the sighting laps were a bit chaotic, Peeple leaving pit lane and straight to racing speed 😂, at least one off during our sighting laps. After that everyone very well behaved. Just had to check mirrors frequently as some rapid machines on track.

All of us really enjoyed if even though the track was like driving on ice when it rained which resulted in a few binned cars.

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Yup echo Kinger feedback. The cars were all pretty good, ranging from the Performance and Gt3s etc - and a good mix of everything in between, but by and large no muppetry - actually had more issues with twats on the last LOT day! (till Golding sent them home :damnfunny )
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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by a4drk » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:43 pm

Anyone checked the ferry prices ?
I'm doing it now & its up to nearly £800 for 2 people sharing 1 cabin & 1 car
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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by BigD » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:16 pm

Worth checking the Hull ferry if you haven’t already. Usually cheaper.

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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by a4drk » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:17 pm

That was Hull to Zeebrugge & also Rotterdam


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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by BigD » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:23 pm

Harwich is cheaper but a bit of a pain for a drive. Busy time being school hols so always a bit pricey.

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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by Kinger » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:28 pm

Last year I just drove down to Folkestone, stayed in Pikey lodge overnight. Through the tunnel first thing in the morning and drove down to Dijon and came back via the tunnel with a stay in Calais. Cheap as chips 🍟

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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by a4drk » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:18 pm

Kinger wrote:Last year I just drove down to Folkestone, stayed in Pikey lodge overnight. Through the tunnel first thing in the morning and drove down to Dijon and came back via the tunnel with a stay in Calais. Cheap as chips Image
Folkstone is 200 miles further away from Hull. But 78 miles nearer at other side
And its £170 return
Im tempted to go down this route


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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by ed » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:16 pm

Cant believe how expensive the Ferry is. Decided to visit family and then take the Chunnel. Looking like £166 but with clubcard vouchers only £56. 8) :thumbsup
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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by a4drk » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:41 pm

Clubcard ? Tesco ?
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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by C7Steve » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:53 pm

We used our Tesco Clubpoints the last time.

https://secure.tesco.com/clubcard/boost ... 004078.prd


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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by campbell » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:55 pm

Chunnel is ace
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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by C7Steve » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:39 pm

campbell wrote:
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Lisa and I could be free for the 2018 dates but Budget and vehicle rule us out, ironically :-/

Feck.
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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by a4drk » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:04 pm

Im thinking of pulling out now ......
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Re: French Frolic 2018

Post by campbell » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:45 pm

C7Steve wrote:
campbell wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:01 pm
Lisa and I could be free for the 2018 dates but Budget and vehicle rule us out, ironically :-/

Feck.
Your half way there now. :drive


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True.

But nope. Nae chance.

Let's see what 2019 brings...
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