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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:28 am 
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Once again, the amazing Etienne and his club are organising a big get-together in Huy. Here's the text of his latest blog on the subject:

BIG Saabhuy meeting 31/10/2010 !

Due to the success of 2007 event the city council of my hometown, Huy, allow me to organize a great Saab event on the historical centre of the town (usually a pedestrian area).

Hundreds of Saab are expected, there will be a Saab spares flea market area as well.

It will be biggest funniest and more crazy again this year, as the whole historic city centre will be reserved for Saab enthusiasts!

The meeting and the flea market are totally free of charges but based on first come first served (meeting will start at 9 AM, but you're welcome early, as the 250 first car will be better parked and will receive a little welcome pack)

This meeting will be held on Sunday 31st October, there no on site activity the Saturday. Nevertheless an evening meal will be organized the Saturday night (this will be obviously charged and must be booked.) Details and price will be follow shortly, but I can already tell you that payment will be make also in £ on an UK bank based account and by paypal for your easiness.

Welcome and enjoy Belgium beer and atmosphere!

These information will be available soon in many others language but meanwhile is up to you to translate in your national language and post it on you national forum!

http://eurosaabmeeting2010.skynetblogs.be/ [end of msg]

Looks like a good one to attend. If you want a hotel, B&B or campsite, best to get looking and booking, as it'll get more difficult. I think I might just go to this one - missed the last one due to a business trip. Anyone who knows Etienne will know that it'll be an excellent bash :lol: .

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:17 pm 
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I think i better get in touch about a room for the night then :D Looks like another overseas convoy to me :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:47 pm 
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Hi all,
Etienne asked us at South West Saab to help with the English side of organising this.
As David has already mentioned the actual event on the Sunday is a freebie.
Getting your own accommodation will be down to you. That way you can choose: hotel, camping etc as David suggests.
What Etienne wants us to do is take and look after the monies for the meal on the Saturday night.
Paypal is one option, but it costs, and we have an address that can be used but the easier way will be to pay by cash or by cheque to our branch account, then we will transfer the monies to Etienne in one move. Alex and I will issue receipts etc. When we know the price of the meals we will publish it here. For evening meal interest please send a pm.

Although we (SWS) are helping Etienne I want to add that this is a Saab Enthusiast event, you do not need to be part of a club.

Another great option for this event will be to convoy over to Belgium, like we did for the Classic 900 event to Paris.
"Probably" take the midday ferry from Dover and make our way to Huy all together.
We would love to get a Rally Plate made again and if anyone out there fancies sponsoring it then please PM me, otherwise it will be £10 for each plate paid by each car. (the plates do get cheaper the more you order). This we can sort out later when we know what interest is there.

So I'll be brave and start a list for those interested in the convoy itself.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:15 pm 
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I've already booked my hotel room in Huy for the Saturday night - very close to the city centre! As to "The Rosbifs Convoy", I've looked at Eurotunnel prices and it seems that, as it's one of the half term weeks, Friday travel costs are higher than for other weekdays. I'm thinking of taking a short break in Belgium, staying with friends near Brussels, so will probably travel across on the Thursday. We'll all drive down to Huy on Saturday (for the dinner and pre-event celebrations) and back to Brussels on Sunday evening. Back to UK mid-week after taking in some Belgian culture, which will include a few brewery visits :lol: and the excellent motoring and aviation museums in Brussels.

Note: it's about 180 miles from Calais to Huy, whichever route you take (there are 3 recommended by Via Michelin)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:29 pm 
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I'm pretty certain I can make it so if anyone wants to share a car let me know

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:06 pm 
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Heli-saaber - will be there already.
Robin Morley & Alex Rankin (one car)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:35 am 
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I'll be there too and I'm looking forward to meeting you all overthere ! I think that this event will be grant ! Trust in Etienne :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:57 pm 
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It will br good to meet you again Jeff and have more of a chat than we did in Holland :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:17 pm 
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just working out Chunnel or Ferry (going to consult a well travelled mate for advice !!)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:15 pm 
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Convoy to Huy, 30th October.
OK, Alex and I have starerd the ball rolling for those who would like to convoy across to Belgium.
At the moment, if you book quick enough, the train is as good a price as the ferry and is 2 hours quicker each way.
We would love to plan to meet everyone inside Eurotunnels grounds in the duty free shop/cafe. Then when everyone is there, drive together to the train, hoping that they let us stay together.

the chosen train time is:

Going out
(local time) Day/Overnight Fare | Folkestone to Calais | Saturday 30 October 2010
Boarding at 12.20 Train Departure time 12:50 Arrival time 14:25 Cost £29

our chosen return train is
(local time) Day/Overnight Fare | Calais to Folkestone | Sunday 31 October 2010
Check-in closes 20:20Departure time 20:50Arrival time 20:25 £29
but you can choose your own.

Heli-saaber - will be there already.
Robin Morley & Alex Rankin (one car) - train booked
Ellie Wilson - train booked
Inspector gadget
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:32 pm 
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We will be there all being well.

Time for an outing in the Sonett, we think.

Heli-saaber - will be there already.
Robin Morley & Alex Rankin (one car) - train booked
Ellie Wilson - train booked
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Sonett97 - nothing booked yet

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:27 pm 
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Fantastic !
You're very very welcome 8)

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Convoy to Huy, 30th October.
OK, Alex and I have starerd the ball rolling for those who would like to convoy across to Belgium.
At the moment, if you book quick enough, the train is as good a price as the ferry and is 2 hours quicker each way.
We would love to plan to meet everyone inside Eurotunnels grounds in the duty free shop/cafe. Then when everyone is there, drive together to the train, hoping that they let us stay together.

the chosen train time is:

Going out
(local time) Day/Overnight Fare | Folkestone to Calais | Saturday 30 October 2010
Boarding at 12.20 Train Departure time 12:50 Arrival time 14:25 Cost £29

our chosen return train is
(local time) Day/Overnight Fare | Calais to Folkestone | Sunday 31 October 2010
Check-in closes 20:20Departure time 20:50Arrival time 20:25 £29
but you can choose your own.


Seems like a good idea but after reading this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-10863075 :lol: :wink:


Looks like I might be able to go finance permitting! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:29 pm 
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Hope you are able to join us Tony, It looks like a really good event :)
Good luck for the International and rember to get that photo of your c900 on that famous street in Paris! ( Can't begin to spell it, but you know the one i mean! lol)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:34 pm 
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Unfortunately I won't be able to take the 900 this time as it requires some work! :evil:
However taking the 9000! :D

Hopefully will take the 900 if I can make it to Huy!

Watch this space! :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:46 pm 
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Tony, i thought all along the 9000 was the car to take, Julie will be pleased!! :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:19 pm 
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Ok, update time for cars travelling (as I know)

Heli-saaber - will be there already.
Robin Morley & Alex Rankin - Saab 900 Turbo - train booked
Ellie Wilson - Saab 9-3SS - train booked
Inspector gadget
David R
Sonett97 - nothing booked yet
Chris Hamley - Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible - train booked
Chris Hamley - Saab 9-3 Sports Convertible - train booked

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:39 pm 
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Ok, update time for cars travelling (as I know)

1.Heli-saaber - will be there already.
2.Robin Morley & Alex Rankin - Saab 900 Turbo - train booked
3.Ellie Wilson - Saab 9-3SS or 900 vert - train booked
4.Inspector gadget
5.David R - 99GL
6.Sonett97 - nothing booked yet
7.Chris Hamley - Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible - train booked
8.Chris Hamley - Saab 9-3 Sports Convertible - train booked
9.Rob Gray - 99 turbo- train booked
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:55 pm 
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oooh, Rob's 99T That's going to cause quite a stir! :D

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Ok, update time for cars travelling (as I know)

1.Heli-saaber - will be there already.
2.Robin Morley & Alex Rankin - Saab 900 Turbo - train booked
3.Ellie Wilson - Saab 9-3SS or 900 vert - train booked
4.Inspector Gadget 9000 Anni - train booked
5.David R - 99GL
6.Sonett97 - nothing booked yet
7.Chris Hamley - Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible - train booked
8.Chris Hamley - Saab 9-3 Sports Convertible - train booked
9.Rob Gray - 99 turbo- train booked

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