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Old 10th September 2019, 09:24 PM
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Default Road trip to Germany and Austria

Have spent the last few days in Bavaria, visting the various car museums at Stuttgart, Ingolstadt and Munich. After this went to Salzburg and from there to Vienna; but stopped off at a town on the way to Vienna They must get loads of people stopping...a local drive past us, laughing
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Old 10th September 2019, 10:18 PM
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I've never visited f**king but I've seen numerous photos of that sign over the years.

Apparently British tourists frequently steal the signs:

The UK has it's fair share of funny place names too:

Minge Lane reminds me of one of the late great Kenny Everett's characters ...

I believe the story goes that the BBC hadn't realised that his popular character, Cupid Stunt, was a spoonerism for something rather offensive. Once they did realise they insisted he change the character or the name. In response he suggested a new character called Mary Hinge, which they agreed was much better.

2002 FE S8 Ebony Black Pearl

Cars Owned:

The Audi Era: '97 A8 4.2 (Ming Blue) --> '96 A8 4.2 QS (Dark Green) --> '02 FE S8 (present)
The Citroen Era: '84 BX 1.6 RS --> '89 BX 1.9 DTR Turbo --> '94 XM 2.0L Turbo --> '96 XM 2.0L Turbo Exclusive --> '00 Xantia Activa 2.0L Turbo
The Banger Era: '76 1.2L Lada VAZ-2101 (Ruski Fiat 124) --> '80 1.7L Morris Ital HL, finished in Ermine White and Rust
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Old 14th September 2019, 09:45 PM
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Back from trip - just over 2400 miles in 12 days. Car was perfect and even dealt with a biblical rainstorm with gusto! Average mpg was 34.8mpg - which is fantastic .
The only thing that failed was the headlight bulb at Calais docks; luckily I had a spare.
Also clicked up to 100k miles.
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Old 14th September 2019, 10:18 PM
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Did a European tour in my 2.8 QS in June and it was a simply superb companion for the trip.

2000+ miles, nicely over 30mpg and simply did it better than many modern cars could manage.

2002 Audi D2 S8 - Ming Blue Pearl
2003 Audi D2 A8 QS - Light Silver Metallic
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Old 15th September 2019, 08:41 PM
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I attended the German meet at the beginning of August and extended my stay to a fortnight. Cruised a few times at 160mph, bliss.
Going back 30th September for another few days. Using the Chunnel this time 85 single. I'll book the return when I decide to come back.
Ray at Wigan Pier

2014 A8L D4 4.0TFSI Gold (Sticker says "Beige") Can't leave you in a black smoke cloud anymore..
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