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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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun May 06, 2012 4:19 pm

We should be there for about 7-8pm
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by mds141 » Sun May 06, 2012 4:27 pm

Same here.
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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Tim Leech
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Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun May 06, 2012 6:50 pm

Mark we will be taking a very steady run down, so meet you at Junction 21A Services (Leicester Forest East) at 4pm?
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Tim Leech
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Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun May 06, 2012 7:06 pm

Well heres "Team Pink"s offering, the photos REALLY make it look much nicer than it is, the stickers on the roof have more bubbles than an Aero but who cares! Still no blower but will try and fix that tomorrow.

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun May 06, 2012 7:38 pm

Well I can imagine our initial convoy of 10 Citroëns - including 6 or 7 BXs of which 3 will be valvers - should turn a few heads as we make our way down to our first overnight near Orleans. 8) By the time we finish the event in Epinal there should be another 2 BXs in our ranks - assuming nobody buys a BX Sport en route :wink: :-$
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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Post by mds141 » Sun May 06, 2012 7:49 pm

Don't tempt me Phil. :)
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 Mike E (uk) » Sun May 06, 2012 11:50 pm

Jaba & I are staying at the start point B&B Motel on the Tuesday night.
So we will be waiting for you all after we have eaten a hearty breckfast of croissants, brioch and pain au chocolat.
la BX 16 soupapes: sachez apprecier avec moderation.



It might be clever now, but it won't be in the morning!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon May 07, 2012 12:05 am

Great. We should be there about quarter to nine. :) Pain of chocolate will have been endured by then I hope. :D
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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon May 07, 2012 1:04 am

Well, I'll be waking up to this,
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buying a couple of croissants and then heading to wherever we're supposed to meet. Note to self, must check exactly which hotel it is again... :oops:
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1993 1.9 TZD Turbo Estate
1996 3.9 V8 Discovery
1993 VW LT35 campervan
1985 Hyundai Stellar V8
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Post by Paul296 » Mon May 07, 2012 2:21 am

Roverman wrote:Well heres "Team Pink"s offering.

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Pink?? That's about as red as, Red Jock McRed, winner of the all Scotland 'Mr. Red' contest! :D (and very nice too)

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Post by Vantman » Mon May 07, 2012 7:12 am

For those staying at Ashford International and may need supplies or fuel there is a 24 hour Sainsburys next door to the Hotel. Alternatively there is a Shell fuel station at junction eleven.

Good luck to you all and have an enjoyable and safe trip.

Brian.

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Post by citsncycles » Mon May 07, 2012 10:50 pm

Pink?? That's about as red as, Red Jock McRed, winner of the all Scotland 'Mr. Red' contest! (and very nice too)
Yes, but you know how quickly those red BX's can fade :lol: :lol:
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Tim Leech
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My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Mon May 07, 2012 11:33 pm

Vantman wrote:For those staying at Ashford International and may need supplies or fuel there is a 24 hour Sainsburys next door to the Hotel. Alternatively there is a Shell fuel station at junction eleven.

Good luck to you all and have an enjoyable and safe trip.

Brian.
Thanks Brian, are you local? Just wondered
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue May 08, 2012 12:10 am

Here is a photo of my trusty steed, taken just now in typical Welsh weather. As you can see I've really gone to town with the prep! (I do have a couple of sticker to put on if/when it dries out...)

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1993 1.9 TZD Turbo Estate
1996 3.9 V8 Discovery
1993 VW LT35 campervan
1985 Hyundai Stellar V8
2016 Hyundai iLoad

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Post by Paul296 » Tue May 08, 2012 12:24 am

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Have a fabulous time fellas (I KNOW you will) and look forward to the pics and tales of automotive derring-do on your return - drive safely.

^^ ^^ ^^bx>