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Post by mds141 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:09 pm

Just finished my night shift's, still groggy and half asleep, plus the weather forecast is lousy so i'll be coming down to Stratford on Sunday and forgo camping on Saturday night. Anyone else just coming for the Sunday. Anyone one want to meet at services en-route :?:
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
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Post by Paul296 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:48 pm

I'm going tomorrow - which route will you be taking?

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Post by Way2go » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:01 pm

What time does it start shutting down tomorrow?
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Post by mds141 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:36 pm

I'll be doing M6, M6 toll, then M42 and final slog along M40 and A46. Nice steady 70mph cruise and 40 mpg. :lol: 8)
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Post by Defender110 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:50 pm

What time are you setting off / passing Knutsford services?
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Post by Paul296 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:10 pm

I'm setting off from Newark (Notts) at about 9.00am - should be at Leicester Forest East about 9.45 (ish). I pick up the A46 after the M69 (with a bit of A45 in between) I'm not sure where Knutsford services is?

My mob. no. is; 07932991820 if you want to 'rendezvous'- be good to bump into each other (not literally obviously - that would be a bad thing)

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Post by mds141 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:00 pm

I'll set off around 9ish, so would be passing Knutsford svcs 10-15ish if you want to travel in convoy.
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Post by Paul296 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:10 pm

Where's Knutsford? It's not on my 'AA route planner' - I'll 'google' it.

edit; North of me on the M6

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Post by mds141 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:39 pm

Knutsford svcs. Pokey MOTO service station that doesn't like truck drivers using it's facilities. Judging by the attitude of it's staff towards me and my fellow truckers, on the unfortunate occasions i have been forced into using it's "facilities". Rant over. :x
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:42 pm

What's the address for Stratford?

I presume its the racecourse?
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Post by Paul296 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:51 pm

Thats North of me - I'll probably be somewhere on the A46 by then - travelling rather slower I expect, so I'll keep an eye out. Any major services in the Warwick/Rugby area - if you're going that way?

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Post by RxBX » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:57 am

MULLEY wrote:What's the address for Stratford?

I presume its the racecourse?
If you have a Sat-nav, post code (CV37 9SE) should be of help :wink: !

Also Matt don't forget to take an umbrella, I think you my need it !

:lol:

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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:35 pm

A lovely day out, and a good turn out of BX's. hardly any rain too, brought the GT back packed to the gunnels with stuff....... :shock:
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Post by Defender110 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:20 pm

Yep got some bargains for my parts stock too.
Kevan
1987 Citroen BX MK1 diesel estate.(Currently in dry storage)
1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Series 1 3 door - in need of TLC

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Post by mds141 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:13 am

Well i finally got home. Noticed as i was still at Stratford that the ignition barrel seemed stiff to turn but turn it did, however after stopping at Charnock Richard svcs about 45mins from home the ignition definitely didnt want to turn. Swift response from the AA man got me going again, but key won't turn in barrel on getting home. Reckon the new key i have been using has exasperated the wear in the barrel so a new barrel is in order i think. Apart from that a good day out. :(
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.