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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: dante giacosa] #1602957
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Originally Posted By dante giacosa


Getting exciting now! here's the MUST HAVE Coupe accessory for 2017!!

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Brilliant job thumb


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: dante giacosa] #1602975
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This looks terrific. There's a guy on Stronsay who does tattoos, I've booked you in xx

Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: driley] #1602977
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Originally Posted By driley
This looks terrific. There's a guy on Stronsay who does tattoos, I've booked you in xx




rofl


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: Edinburgh] #1602983
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Aye looking good Jim. Looks like it's going to be a busy tour. Local paper saying that more and more enthusiasts are heading for the loop. My wife spotted among other marks five Porsch GT's heading for the A9 on her way to work this morning. Wife never usually comments driving on moments like that...

Hey Diane, you still have the large sticker on your car from last year?


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: Edinburgh] #1602986
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which sticker, Jim...??

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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: jimboy] #1603002
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Hi Jim, no unfortunately it didn't make the removal process. rolleyes had car detailed in and out for this trip.

Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: driley] #1603005
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Glad to hear your Coop is sorted. Unfortunately no Coop for me this trip, it's still down at Joe's being transformed. Hopefully this year some time will see its rebirth.... cool

My diesel hack would be an embarrassment so I'm hiring something small, rear wheeled propelled & a hoot to drive..... driving


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: driley] #1603006
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Originally Posted By driley
had car detailed in and out for this trip.




love


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: Edinburgh] #1603216
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Originally Posted By Edinburgh
Ok, first night's accommodation for Thursday 27th July reserved at Royal Hotel Thurso.

Not quite our original intended location but at this moment everywhere has booked up fast and it's the Glasgow Fair so we did pretty well to get everyone in the same place.

Doubles are £80 B&B, 6 reserved
Singles (2 reserved) are £50 B&B, 2 reserved

Friday's should be done tomorrow, most likely in Ullapool.



Slight amendment here, first night Rosso + P, also Bill & Robina are staying in different accommodation which is ok with the K9's, so I've cancelled one two of the doubles at the Royal Hotel Thurso. (ref: M/D, Royal Hotel)


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: Edinburgh] #1603224
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thanks Simon top job on all that organising.


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: Edinburgh] #1603419
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Hi Simon, a bit previous I know. Are you going to be stopping off anywhere near Inverness? I could catch up with you anywhere really. I could even wait along the A9 North, I'm sure I'd be able to recognise those Fiat cars wink


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: jimboy] #1603421
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Jim, there's a good chance we'll be stopping off to refuel at the Shell garage near Raigmore
here

If you have a PMR device, great - or a text will work near the time smile


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: Edinburgh] #1603422
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Bloody hell laugh I was struggling there for a wee while, what the hell is a PMR laugh I did look it up. Physical medical rehabilitation. shocked Nah it's no that. Private mobile radio.. phone I'll have one Simon, thanks to my Son in law. Yep I know that petrol station very well. So not really that long to go. I will see you Southerners there. Channel seven I believe?


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: jimboy] #1603423
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Fast worker Jim, spot on!

Not long indeed, just Spain and back to go after end of term now hippy


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: Edinburgh] #1603425
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You are indeed a busy man Simon. You have indeed done the right thing. smile

I to have to get moving more..... rotate


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: Edinburgh] #1603427
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jargon, eh..?

Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: dante giacosa] #1603429
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Originally Posted By dante giacosa
jargon, eh..?


Ah, was wondering how long it would take you to be lured on here laugh



Incidentally, with the happy coincidence that my daughter has just started a printing business the windscreen stickers I can report are now well on their way cool


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: Edinburgh] #1603435
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'lured...'

like some kind of beast...?

i don't see any mention of promotional stickers for car tours on the website?!

Maybe they should have a link back to us..?

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Well,

Three weeks tonight...

We will be... [ ]


(Fill in, as appropriate)

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I'm on holiday from tomorrow right to the end of the month... laugh

I will be well relaxed by the time of our tour.... driving


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Has there been any plans made for food stops?


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: Rosso] #1604135
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Originally Posted By Rosso
Has there been any plans made for food stops?


Good shout Brian, that is indeed part of the tour, I mean we have to keep up our strength have we not.... yum


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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: Edinburgh] #1604136
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dog-food, you mean..?

funny you should mention that...

in a word, 'no'

But i had mentioned to my 'Number 2', who drives a yellow car, with a black roof, that we should produce 'day-cards' which have a overarching route plan, and key details which might feature in stops.

Once he returns from a 2CV-spotting holiday in Spain (you think I'm kidding, don't you?), we shall task-up to produce results!

Local knowledge, or tips, from the attending team will of course be gratefully received ahead of this task.

shout"come in Number 2!?"

In the meantime, technology prevents me from showing you the finished 'Tour 17 stickers, which are a little bigger than last year...

Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: Barmybob] #1604209
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Sadly I was unable to fit in with the plan for this tour frown

But I am looking to make my way up anyway, with some friends. We're looking to get up from the 24th to 28th and I'm currently looking to take the Coupé along.

Current Rough Route Plan

Is your plan below still where you expect to be on those days?

Originally Posted By Edinburgh


Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July as a core period, similar to last year
Projected itinerary

Day 1, up East Coast - 1st major rendezvous at House of Bruar coffee stop, drive to Lybster, north of Helmsdale. Option for those that want to take a jaunt to John o' Groats.

Day 2 along North Coast westwards, then south - drive to Unapool area (if o/night accommodation allows) along the north coast via Strathy, Tongue, Durness and Kinlochbervie

Day 3 down West Coast - drive to Invergarry area via Ullapool, Achnasheen and Dornie

Day 4 - return home/extend trip for those that want.



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Re: 2017 North Scotland tour... [Re: Edinburgh] #1604319
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We should be in Thurso and at the hotel about 17.00 What time do you think the rest of you will arrive?

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Just found this : Good news and maybe bad news. Looking for places to eat for all of us in Thurso. This is a review for the Y- Not bar and Bistro on Trip Advisor.
The y-not is ranked no 1 in Thurso


"We stopped here for an evening meal as our hotel (royal hotel) looked grubby.
We had a nice surprise as we walked in . The restaurant was lively and vibrant with helpful bar and waiting staff. We both had the venison with haggis .


Grubby!!!! I think I might buy a dog so I can join Brian and Pauline

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I used to frequent thurso some years ago, and to be honest I found the Royal Hotel a bit run down. The eateries were not that salubrious,perhaps things have changed, but hey ho with good company & the craic, I'm sure we will be fine. smile


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How exciting!

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It's all very quiet on this thread at mo. Are we all holding our breath and counting no of sleeps?


Be nice to have the schedule and route confirmed in one place so it can be printed off in advance if possible

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It's all quiet Dianne, as Squadron Leader has been away on holiday.

(As have I in fact)

But as we are both back today (separately) I expect there will be movement soon.

It may have been 'quiet' on the thread, but in excess of 17 thousand views denotes significant interest!

Even if we haven't been away yet!

Personally- I am thinking about route cards, a cleanup on the car before the trip, and the completion of my hands-free 2-way radio mod. The radio itself has now been mod'ed, I just need to add some stuff to the car...

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