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Old 16th June 2024, 09:46 AM
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Somewhat quicker than last years photo montage. I cheated and used the same template I made last year.

The dashcam footage is around 25 and 50 minutes for the Saturday run, so might do two versions of them. Not looked at the 360 stuff yet (other than to check the photos on the Saturday night), but I got it thoroughly drenched going through Wales on the Sunday. It's been in the hotpress for a week.

https://youtu.be/8OqarqznJwA
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Old 16th June 2024, 10:52 AM
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Great photos Sean. You certainly have a good eye!
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Old 16th June 2024, 12:08 PM
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Thanks Sean. Great photo reel & I love the aircraft identifiers - very thoughtful.
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Old 16th June 2024, 12:29 PM
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Great photos Sean. You certainly have a good eye!
Good memories, but still a bit rushed though on some of them.

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Thanks Sean. Great photo reel & I love the aircraft identifiers - very thoughtful.
Yeah, used their logo and photos of all the plaques I took as I went around.
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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 17th June 2024, 08:48 PM
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You take excellent shots Sean, and you've captured much of what we did on that day. Thanks
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Old 17th June 2024, 09:38 PM
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Here's the first two videos using the dashcam footage. It's the first part of the drive on Saturday, with two different versions, the real-time version and a speeded up version.

Real-time version (21 mins.): https://youtu.be/qAvYBXMhf9w

Speeded up version (5.5 mins.): https://youtu.be/xf3dFP5xCMY
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Old 18th June 2024, 09:08 AM
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An excellent weekend, many thanks to all the organisers and to Sean for the imaging.
Also, not a D3 in sight - what does that tell us? (Not even a V10 S8 )

PS I had a standard online follow-up questionnaire from the hotel which I completed honestly, fairly and constructively. The manager sent me a personal response by email!
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Old 18th June 2024, 11:21 AM
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An excellent weekend, many thanks to all the organisers and to Sean for the imaging.
Also, not a D3 in sight - what does that tell us? (Not even a V10 S8 )

PS I had a standard online follow-up questionnaire from the hotel which I completed honestly, fairly and constructively. The manager sent me a personal response by email!
Agreed on all the above: although there was a grey D3 (and a W12 one at that! ) that pulled out of the road opposite the hotel as we left on Saturday morning, and was sort-of-part-of our "convoy" for about mile or so, before he turned left - not sure if anyone else spotted that though?...

I also gave the hotel similar constructive feedback via email, as part of getting them to correct the overcharging on my bill
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(1) 2015 Tesla Model S: (was 85D, now 90D ). Silent and deadly, and very fast... But not as fast as Ian's M3P-
(2) 2002 D2 S8 Final Edition: Bulletproof and faultless: Brilliant Black with Extended (Red!) Leather. Three-times winner of Best D2 1st prize
(3) 1997 Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo: Scots (! ) Green. Fragile, but beautiful.
(4) 2010 Fiat Panda 100HP. White Pandamonium (Final Edition!!). Pure old-fashioned 6-speed go-karting.
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Imagine my surprise as I am on my way to Aldi, I'm about to pull out of a side street and opposite I see a nice A8 pull out, then another, and another and another (possibly an S8 in there somewhere too if I remember). Then I get waved out by another A8 owner and I join a convoy on my way to pick up shopping!

I found you lot within 5 mins of getting home and joined up to just say hello but I've only just been allowed to post.

It's a 54 plate D3 W12 in murano green.

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Imagine my surprise as I am on my way to Aldi, I'm about to pull out of a side street and opposite I see a nice A8 pull out, then another, and another and another (possibly an S8 in there somewhere too if I remember). Then I get waved out by another A8 owner and I join a convoy on my way to pick up shopping!

I found you lot within 5 mins of getting home and joined up to just say hello but I've only just been allowed to post.

It's a 54 plate D3 W12 in murano green.
Aha! So that was you that I saw - glad I did imagine it and that it was someone on here
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(1) 2015 Tesla Model S: (was 85D, now 90D ). Silent and deadly, and very fast... But not as fast as Ian's M3P-
(2) 2002 D2 S8 Final Edition: Bulletproof and faultless: Brilliant Black with Extended (Red!) Leather. Three-times winner of Best D2 1st prize
(3) 1997 Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo: Scots (! ) Green. Fragile, but beautiful.
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