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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:01 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:12 pm 
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Looking good! Love driving in France.

Your wheels look great - could you tell me what they are? I had a quick look through your posts but couldn't see.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:44 pm 
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I love the Alsace. I had a great Uncle from Belfort, but he ended up living in Paris. Worked for Peugeot all his life.

He only drank Alsace wine and beer. Now I am a bit older, I can see why!

I'm not interested in Peugeot. He wouldn't have liked that.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:17 pm 
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Wheels are the Hirsch 18 inch ones. They were added a long time ago along with the 300 hp engine upgrade and the bigger 345mm front brakes and the Hirsch suspension.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:49 pm 
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Wheels are the Hirsch 18 inch ones. They were added a long time ago along with the 300 hp engine upgrade and the bigger 345mm front brakes and the Hirsch suspension.


Ah of course! Very nice. Thanks for coming back to me 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:22 pm 
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You can see them better on this old picture... :)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:23 pm 
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Cheers! Great looking 9-5 :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:48 am 
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I just skim read the title, read is as panic stop, assumed youd ran out of wine


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:34 am 
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British tradition requires a picnic stop to be in a very small lay-by next to a busy A road. Picnic chairs, vacuum flasks and Tupperware must be in view together with a small woman with tightly permed hair and a fixed smile.

Please revise your heading.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:56 am 
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I think Will and Mrs SGould would've enjoyed a nice cold Cremant or Gewurztraminer with their picnic rather than a flask of coffee/tea


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:34 am 
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The picnic was a quick snack made from all the stuff left in the fridge when we came to leave!! :)

It was really an English style picnic, from a wider view, you can see it was an autobahn parkplatz. But they provided the table and chairs...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:45 am 
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A couple of days in and we have discovered a new mantra. :o

It's no longer the old Fawlty Towers "Don't mention the war", it's more "Don't mention the Brexit". Our European friends just fall about laughing!! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:51 pm 
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A couple of days in and we have discovered a new mantra. :o

It's no longer the old Fawlty Towers "Don't mention the war", it's more "Don't mention the Brexit". Our European friends just fall about laughing!! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


I quite understand. I had a similarly embarrassing experience in Dresden a few weeks ago....

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:34 pm 
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And further south on the way to Bodensee, I noticed this with some amusement...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:43 pm 
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Also these...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:19 pm 
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I’ll see your Alsace and raise you a stop in the Meuse Départment including a lay-by, picnic table, wife and dog.

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Or an alp in the background (San Gottard Sud services).

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:17 pm 
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Motorway through the St Gotthard? What's wrong with going over the top!! :D

No picnic there though! Too snowy.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:43 am 
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Motorway through the St Gotthard? What's wrong with going over the top!! :D

No picnic there though! Too snowy.

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I had to go over the top once, returning from Greece in my Greek Fiat Brava, problems with the throttle thingy meant it stalled every time you went to tickover so I was driving it so as to minimise that.
I got to within a hundred yards of the tunnel when everything stopped. Waited for over half an hour then the police opened the central barrier took us all back on the opposite carriageway and up a slip road the wrong way before diverting us ‘over the top’!

The temperature went from 11 degrees to minus 9 at the top, no snow just cold, not my favourite diversion ever nursing a sick car, in the Saab I would love it!

Talking about diversions, on Monday we were taken through a 7km contraflow on a French motorway (not péage) past the exit we wanted back round, following the diversion signs carefully only to end up in the conraflow where we started!!! 7 km later we ignored the signs and took the next exit, thank god for satnav as the roads we took to get back onto our route were not on our map.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:20 am 
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They almost did that to us yesterday on the A6 near Lyon. The signing was terrible with identical signs pointing in different ways. One with a small 7.5t on it. The exit was closed. We were sent on a contraflow down the “up” slip road which was now two-way, back onto the motorway, onto the new junction, then back to the original junction in the wrong direction, round that and off where we were supposed to go! There was much “forceful” lane changing needed :o

We were running late because of a long delay earlier in Germany where a BMW had rear-ended a Mercedes in a contraflow on a bridge and closed everything.

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