Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

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Tim Leech
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1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:45 am

There PLENTY of time to get one.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:57 pm

I guess so, but I do think we'll work with the ZX we have - which, after all will be 20 yrs old in 2015. But who knows? I love BXs :)
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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:02 am

I know it's still about 19 months away...... There has only been interest from people in this club and other Citroen clubs. I am not aware of anyone planning to do it in a Pug or Renault - or anything more exotic.

Is there anyone you know who doesn't have a BX who might want to bring an old French car along?
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Tim Leech
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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:36 am

Seems I have my challenge car then......we can sleep in the back of it!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:37 am

I only know what I've seen on FB so, Tim, what's the story?
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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:42 am

Kitch has very kindly handed over the reigns of "the estate" to me after it made it to the NEC but didnt want to go much further. So its now at Leech towers being slowly improved to "my standard".
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:23 pm

Here's a Screensaver for you. Not quite sharp enough as a good print, so next best thing.

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• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Tim Leech
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:22 pm

Looks great! Michael and I are looking forward to it, but sleeping in the car I am told is a no no!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:29 pm

Well there are some nice Hotels as alternatives to camping - some I am tempted to stay at myself, they look so cool.

And the campsites are OK too - especially considering it'll be early summer, warm enough with long days but before the holiday rush.

Another picture: (PS If anyone has a nice picture of the 2013 Ecosse they'd like doing in the same way, let me have it).

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• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:36 pm

Camping is fine aslong as we buy a nice sized tent!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:41 pm

Depends how much you want to spend - and how long you want to spend putting it up... But there are some nice easy-to-erect pop-up style tents that are a lot better thought out than the usual £24.99 rubbish (as you'd imagine!)...

I was considering this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-SLUMIT-GO ... 1329364755" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by mds141 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:50 pm

I spent £100 on my Coleman 'Cobra' back in 1999. Seemed expensive at the time, but it's still in perfectly serviceable condition and I hope to get many more years service out of it. It must be one of the easiest tents to erect, the inner tent can be up in under two minute. Personally I wouldn't bother with cheap pop-up tents. They're incredibly low quality and if,going by any of the 'performances' I've witnessed, an absolute faff to put away.
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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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:33 pm

So long as it's under 16 days, you can always take one back to Argos when you've finished the holiday... ;)
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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by mds141 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:48 pm

Very crafty. ;-)
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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Re: Tour du Coeur Classic Challenge *NOW 2015*

Post by mds141 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:49 pm

I remember buying a suit for my friends wedding reception and taking it back the following week. Just about managed to get the beer stains out of it first. :-)
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.