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Post by classic2cv » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:08 am

Where in the Czech Rep will you be going?
i drove across and stayed in Prague for a few days
great place to be

it would be a good excuse for us to go back again

can we come ? :)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:26 am

This could turn into a 'Transeurope BXpress'... The area I'm going to be heading for is about 50KM north of the Austrian border, near a place called Chesky Krumolv (?). When I do this expedition is an open question at the moment, but I would have thought the Spring is the best idea. If anyone wishes to make up a convoy (and especially if there's a mix of mechanical know-how!), who knows - we could do something!

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Post by mnde » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:32 am

Yay, I've been to Český Krumlov, back in 1994 on a Prague tour with my County Youth Orchestra. Nice place! Also České Budějovice, home of Budvar or "Budweiser".

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:02 pm

I guess the thing is to find out how many my mate could put up in his farm! Then we could all drink a few Budvars...

I will of course, need to say, 'whoah' and not rush into organising some sort of cannonball run until some details have been worked out! :D

I have a couple of route options - one taking me via Munich and the other via Regensburg/Swienfurt (excuse spelling - no atlas handy!). I have spent some time in Munich in the past but never got to see the BMW museum, maybe this time?...

I would be looking at one overnight in Brussels prior to an overnight stop in Munich (possibly) and ending up in the Czech Rep. Return trip migh involve a detour to Linz... I need to give this all some thought.

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Post by classic2cv » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:13 pm

mnde
Yay, I've been to Český Krumlov, back in 1994 on a Prague tour with my County Youth Orchestra. Nice place! Also České Budějovice, home of Budvar or "Budweiser
i went to Český Krumlov and České Budějovice too on the way to Prague

it's a small world 8)
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Post by tom » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:13 pm

Bruxelles to Munchen in a day is a long drive! I wouldn't drive down the street to see the BMW museum. If you are going via Mulhouse, that is a different story altogether...

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:19 pm

Excuse my ignorance, but what's at Mulhouse?

PS I appreciate Burxelles to Munich is a long way so I might well break the trip up differently. 500 miles in a day is about my safe maximum, given my experieces in France.
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Post by tom » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:33 pm

Just another car museum...

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:34 pm

Methinks you tease, master tom
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Post by Mr B » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:35 pm

tom wrote:Just another car museum...
Expand please Mr S :twisted:

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Post by tom » Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:07 pm

Some years ago, a carpet company went bust, owing the taxman lots of money and the principals fled to Switzerland. The money had secretly been spent on collecting and restoring Bugattis - about 300 of them. The Arts Minister seized them in lieu of tax debts as a national treasure. Like I said, just another car museum...

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:32 pm

He teases indeed.Several years ago,I read a book about the place,what a facinating story.I've also seen several programs about the place and read several articles.If there's a place a petrol(or diesel :D ) head should go once in his life,this is it .I haven't been myself yet but one day I will
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Post by classic2cv » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:49 pm

we were going to drop in on the way back from the ICCCR in Switzerland

but we got lost in the town of Mulhouse

(they were in the middle building a new tram system) so we never did get to see it :(
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Post by Oscar » Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:33 pm

In 30 years' time, someone will write "Oh yes, (insert your name of choice) went bust a few years ago - the money had been spent on restoring vintage BXes in Walmington-on-Sea", and everyone will go "OOOhh, sounds great, when can we go?"

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