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Re: My GTS 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 46
The second picture your friend took looks the job

Coming along really well
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#60523
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 57
thanks Rex


Anyway lads, since i'm off on my Euro adventure in my 2 on friday, i said i better make sure my new home was all there so i got no nasty surprises halfway across the continent when i went to put it up

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Will be staying in this mixed in with a few hotels along the way. Can't wait now! If i have access to the internet i'll try to update both the good and the bad bits as i go (hopefully mostly good!)
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#60524
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 42
Best of look hope you guys have a great time
iam sure you 2 will be flawless.
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Re: My GTS 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 114
your going camping in an MR2?
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#60529
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 57
got92tubby wrote:
Best of look hope you guys have a great time
iam sure you 2 will be flawless.


I hope you're right!
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#60530
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 57
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your going camping in an MR2?

I sure am!
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#60541
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 57
Well just back in after giving the 2 good service, wasn't due for another couple of thousand km but better safe than sorry

Any body ever drive across Europe? Anything ye would recommend that people wouldn't normally think of until ya realise you don't have it?!
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#60543
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 90
Bommie wrote:
Well just back in after giving the 2 good service, wasn't due for another couple of thousand km but better safe than sorry

Any body ever drive across Europe? Anything ye would recommend that people wouldn't normally think of until ya realise you don't have it?!

I've driven few cars from Ireland to Eastern Europe and back via France and England. All I ever needed was sat nav and cash for food
I presume as long as you have phone with unlimited calls and in car charger you should be sorted against unwanted situations.
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#60547
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 57
i like the way you think silverlux! No point preparing for a situation that might never happen! Food,shelter and fuel and i'm good to go
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#60732
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 57
Well lads, in lake garda at the moment, I've now been to clermont,marseille, and Monaco aswell, got a short vid of me going down the lowes hairpin and through the tunnel in Monte Carlo that I'll post when I'm home. Nurburgring and Disneyland Paris yet to come mr2 going brilliant, over 2000k done on this trip, hopefully it continues
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#60736
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 42
Enjoy dude sounds like great fun kcd for convincing the other half to go on a euro trip in your 2
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#60852
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 57
got92tubby wrote:
Enjoy dude sounds like great fun kcd for convincing the other half to go on a euro trip in your 2

Thanks dude

Well after 4162km, €635 in petrol, €222.50 in tolls and 2 of the best weeks of my life i'm home Car was fantastic and never missed a beat Will upload a few pics today or tomorrow when I get a chance

I also popped the question to the girlfriend after she sat in with me for my first lap of the Nurburgring so i'm now engaged, couldn't be happier
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#60853
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Sorry to hear that but look on the bright side at least the rest of your trip went well

only jokin congrads dude start savin fast that is the most expensive question you will ever ask.
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#60855
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Sounds like a great trip, congrats on the engagement Thomas! Kc'd for luck!
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#60862
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haha thanks lads
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#60870
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congratulations on the engagement bud kcd now stick up some pics of your trip
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#60877
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congrats mate - I went over to France for 3 weeks there but was in a boring astra - where did ye keep all the camping gear,etc? did it all fit in your mr2?
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#60906
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 80
this is something i would love to do
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#60933
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 57
@ eringobragh - got most of it into the car. Would definitely have managed everything we actually needed but brought way too much stuff as we weren't sure as this was our first time attempting a trip like this. If it was only for a week you'd definitely have enough room in a 2 for what you need, i was pleasantly surprised

@Cozzy - Being totally honest, i would recommend it to anyone! The mr2 is more than capable of munching up the motorway miles and can be surprisingly economical. We did approx 900k per day on two occasions and i can't believe it never once made me feel tired or cramped and was concerned about the gearing for motorway travel but it was fine. I'd recommend travelling with at least one other vehicle though, as even though nothing went wrong it was comforting to know ye could help each other if needs be

I wouldn't think twice about travelling in Europe again, the fear is well and truly gone. The motorway facilities are brilliant (petrol/food/rest stops/toilets/showers)and make it easy to travel long distances. Driving on the other side of the road comes as second nature in the first few miles and although the tolls in France can seem quite steep at times they are more than worth it, especially if you are splitting them with someone else!
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#60942
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 57
cheers Bunney  

Definitely one of the highlights of the trip was the hotel we stayed in at the Nurburgring, the Dorint hotel, it was on the main straight of the Formula 1 track! It was basically a car museum! Heres a few pics of some of the stuff in the hotel..


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Awesome tables!

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Coolest pub ever in the hotel with loads of auto memorabilia!

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View from the rooms!

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Some of the shops and cars in the Nurburgring complex

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Floor in the nissan shop..

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Just a few cars waiting to tackle the track

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Someone got a little excited outside the track!

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#61092
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 57
Few more pics of the 'Ring...
Surrounded!

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Heading out on track..

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m3 hunting ;)

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This lad passed me like i was stopped!!

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This poor mk1 sounded very rough, i'd say it's only ever seen the track!

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The rollercoaster at the Ring!

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sweet pics
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cozzy90 wrote:
sweet pics

Cheers cozzy
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Savage driveway shot.
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#61581
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 57
found a couple of pics of me putting the 2 through its paces on the Nurburgring on www.Nordschleifepics.com ,will definitely be ordering some of these and will be getting pride of place on the wall


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And of course the future Mrs Kiely, she always was a bit of a speed demon :)

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#61582
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Looks like a great trip! And you have some swingers to be tackling it in an MR2, the potential for things to go wrong would be too great for a lesser man!

I haven't been following your thread, so apologies if you have already posted, but was wondering what size of rear wheel and tyre you are using? I have to say that the car sits very well with whatever they are.

Is that your driveway in the photos from your previous post? Whats the specs on the 1200? My next project is hopefully going to be a Celica TA22 shape from that era, if i can ever find one.
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#61586
Re: My GTS 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 57
was a great trip, can't wait to go back!

Wheels are:
Front 215/40/17, UniRoyal Rainsport 2 on 7J rim
Rear 235/40/17, Federal 595 on 8J rim

It's my mates driveway, Datsun just had a head rebuild and full respray last year. He has just built a brand new shed so this will be getting some tlc over the winter ,with a possible engine change.

My neighbour actually has one of those celicas, has an sr20det in it, beautiful car!
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#61587
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The rears actually look a bit wider than that, suppose its a good thing, saves on the tyre costs!

The Datsun does look really well, not often you see these type of cars over here, most have rusted away. Some great pics from the Auto Legends show here: www.speedhunters.com/2013/09/auto-legends-1/
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