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Old 9th June 2024, 10:00 PM
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Once again, a most enjoyable occasion. Angela and I send our most hearty thank yous to Jim and Nick for putting together a great weekend. The Vulcan Bomber flight deck was a real treat.
We thoroughly enjoyed all your company and the conversation, banter and hi-jinx! Brian and my posteriors can be booked for cabaret and Bar mitzvah via the forum!

See you all next year.

CtL and Angela
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Old 10th June 2024, 03:23 PM
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Once again, a most enjoyable occasion. Angela and I send our most hearty thank yous to Jim and Nick for putting together a great weekend.
Well said. Thanks also to their significant others who also contributed.

Finally arrived home at 3:00am this morning. Journey back in the car was faultless, despite the nagging little noise from the engine bay, which incidentally some of the ladies picked up, as they too are attuned to these engines.

Probably the longest time from start to finish: 3:30am on Friday to 3:00am Monday. Total distance (excluding ferry crossing) was 714 miles, although I don't know how much extra was added with Google Maps wanting to take me into Birmingham!

I have 404GB of data to sift through, which are a combination of photos, dashcam footage and 360 camera footage. There may be at least one photo that is 'over-exposed', but time will tell.
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My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

Sold! 2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:LY7F Suzuka Grey Pearl Effect, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

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Old 10th June 2024, 05:51 PM
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I can only echo the comments above. A great weekend and some great company as always. Some good weather too and the full moon sighting was an unusual highlight. Perhaps next year we can do some planetary spotting - the 7th planet from the sun (cant remember the name) is an interesting object .........
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Old 10th June 2024, 06:30 PM
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Great meet & just as much fun as always, so thanks for all the time, thought and effort that was put into organising it (not always as much fun, I know, but greatly appreciated ).

The moon(s) in June indeed!

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Old 11th June 2024, 08:43 PM
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To all.
Many thanks indeed for making us so welcome to the club of S8/A8 ownership.

To all on this forum.
A truly super bunch of people who own such a special vehicle made by Audi.
Quite simply a super car attracting super people.

Sure to talk to each other through this forum and see you all next year..
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Old 11th June 2024, 08:45 PM
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What a run you had.. fabulous...
Best wishes.
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Old 12th June 2024, 10:10 AM
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What a run you had.. fabulous...
I was hoping to see what way Google Maps decided to take me down there on the Friday, but checked the files yesterday and the dashcam never picked up a GPS signal from Holyhead! It was fine all the way to Dublin. Even the GPS signal on the Saturday is way off, which I was hoping to use.

This is an issue with the heated windscreen, and yet my 10 year old Chinese cheapie that I just replaced had no issues.
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My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

Sold! 2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:LY7F Suzuka Grey Pearl Effect, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

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Old 12th June 2024, 04:03 PM
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Default Thanks for all your kind words

It was a pleasure to help with this 2024 meet, and lovely to have the opportunity to get to know Jim and Christing better.

The Vulcan was our shield.

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Old 12th June 2024, 05:06 PM
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Brilliant panoramic photo.
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My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

Sold! 2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:LY7F Suzuka Grey Pearl Effect, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

My DIY jobs - Fan Jet Windscreen Washers, Retrofitted Electric Side Blinds
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Old 12th June 2024, 05:15 PM
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Thanks from us too, very enjoyable weekend
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