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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by TizzyD » Thu May 18, 2017 7:21 pm

That's a very kind offer Tim, truly, it is, but I've already relinquished the time I'd booked off at work but thank you.

This disappointment of having to drop out of this one will only serve to fuel the determination to make it on the next one!
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Tim Leech » Thu May 18, 2017 7:33 pm

No worries mate. Maybe consider getting a cheap daily runner so you can take the tzd off the road and get her fighting fit again?
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by xantia_v6 » Fri May 19, 2017 3:17 pm

On the Friday of your tour (starting at Bourg-en-Bresse), you will be passing within 25 metres of our front door in Beaune, as it is on the most obvious routes to Savigny-les-Beaune.

You are welcome to drop in and say hello, or we could do lunch at a local bistro, before you head off the the Chateau at Savigny.

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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Des Smith » Tue May 23, 2017 11:53 pm

Tim Leech wrote:European breakdown cover arranged with the RAC for the week, not cheap at £99 but £22 cheaper than the website with some haggling.


I got AA European Breakdown cover for £92 and no haggling. I have got Gold membership which appears to have saved me a tenner, but well worth it for the peace of mind.

The car is looking shiny and I've been attending to jobs I've put off for months, like taking off the sunroof, cleaning the rubber seal and putting on a smear of silicone, re-conditioning the driver's sun visor so it stays in place and rodding the spray bar.
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed May 24, 2017 5:52 pm

I get full European cover with my insurer for an extra £50, £30 for just UK. Quite happy with that :D I think i'm with Zenith this year, through Lancaster - i've found them to be quite cheap, and very easy to use as they're a broker.
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Tim Leech » Fri May 26, 2017 4:27 pm

As per blog, new timing belt kit/water-pump and exhaust bits on and some genuine front pads.

Just needs a good wash and polish and I am all set!

See you at the port guys.
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Tim Leech » Sun May 28, 2017 2:04 pm

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1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by TheParisOne » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:24 pm

Just in case some of you haven't heard, there is a problem with getting petrol in some areas in France. Paris/Ile de France is mostly affected, so shouldn't cause you too many issues, but there are a few garages on your route to your first stop, so please do take care :) There is a map here that you can check to see the garages that are out of fuel/close to be out of fuel, to help you plan :)

https://www.thelocal.fr/20170531/intera ... unning-dry

They say it should be over by Thursday, but they don't say which one (today, or next Thursday).

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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:49 am

That looks f***ing epic Tim!
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:58 am

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In the que for the ferry at newhaven, the Sun is shining!
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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:13 pm

Arrived at our hotel, very warm and sunny!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:36 pm

Greetings from La Roustou! Unfortunately the last few days have been very wet which means a quick decamp this morning from Sallanches and plenty of wet tents and a few damps challengers too!

Epic scenery, plenty of old French tin but only two bx's so far including a romantic blue mk1 (not Toms!)

Au revoir
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:37 pm

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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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by demag » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:29 pm

The car looks brilliant Tim. :)
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by xantia_v6 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:33 am

On Friday, I have booked lunch at Le Conti restaurant in Beaune.

My attempts to organise reserved parking closer to the centre of town have failed (the Police department needed more notice!),
So I would suggest parking in the new LIDL car park off Rue des Verottes. (note that LIDL moved recently, so don't trust a satnav POI).

When you get to Beaune (coming from the direction of Pommard), at the second set of lights you will turn right into the one-way ring road. You need to follow that road 7/8ths of the way around the town (admiring the town walls as you go), then take the D970 signposted towards Auxerre, and rue des Verottes is the first on the left.

I will be in the car park with my XM and at 11:00 I will walk into town (about 5 minutes). There would be time to take in a tour of the Hospices de Beaune (the town's main attraction) or take a look around the town, before lunch at 12:00 in the cellar of Le Conti in Rue Ziem.