CCC National Rally 8-10 July 2016 (Citroens plus the odd Pug even!)

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Re: CCC National Rally 8-10 July 2016 (Citroens plus the odd Pug even!)

Post by Stickyfinger » 08 Jul 2016, 00:13

at least you can count sheep, that should help.......and take it easy David, tickets are easy to get but harder to get rid of.....:)
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Post by daviemck2006 » 08 Jul 2016, 00:59

I'm intending going a bit slower on the M74 than I did the last time I was on it! I haven't decided if I shall take the A66 and A1 or keep on the M6. I expect the former. I will have a self imposed speed limit of 70mph. That's through the towns and villages though [emoji13] [emoji23] [emoji23]

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Re: CCC National Rally 8-10 July 2016 (Citroens plus the odd Pug even!)

Post by chinkostu » 08 Jul 2016, 09:34

daviemck2006 wrote:I'm intending going a bit slower on the M74 than I did the last time I was on it! I haven't decided if I shall take the A66 and A1 or keep on the M6. I expect the former. I will have a self imposed speed limit of 70mph. That's through the towns and villages though [emoji13] [emoji23] [emoji23]

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I still don't know which way to go! M6/Toll that direction is quicker according to maps, and given i'm leaving about 7am ish on sunday I doubt i'll bump into anyone!
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Re: CCC National Rally 8-10 July 2016 (Citroens plus the odd Pug even!)

Post by daviemck2006 » 08 Jul 2016, 21:17

I actually went Edinburgh and A1 all the way. I wish I hadn't, I dislike the A1 intensely between Edinburgh and Newcastle. It's very slow and quite a bit longer. Never again! Spent hours sitting g at 30 mph or less [emoji37] The road is [emoji90] and there were lots of hold ups with roadworks. I shall see you guys in the morning.

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Post by Fake Concern » 08 Jul 2016, 22:14

I'd better check where this is then (and hope the XM starts!)
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Re: CCC National Rally 8-10 July 2016 (Citroens plus the odd Pug even!)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Jul 2016, 22:26

daviemck2006 wrote:I actually went Edinburgh and A1 all the way. I wish I hadn't, I dislike the A1 intensely between Edinburgh and Newcastle. It's very slow and quite a bit longer. Never again! Spent hours sitting g at 30 mph or less [emoji37] The road is [emoji90] and there were lots of hold ups with roadworks......


If you fancy an adventure on the way back you could always try the A68 and pause for reflection at the best border crossing high up at Carter Bar, and gaze out over the dramatic vista of your homeland laid out before you. Much shorter, and no traffic jams until you reach the City Bypass at Edinburgh.

Probably same-ish time, but you are moving all the time. I would normally take the first exit after Scotch Corner at Piercebridge (B6275 but a very straight B road non the less) and "cut the corner off" before joining the A68, but the main A68 turnoff is only a few miles further on from Scotch Corner. Personally I would never use the A66 to go across country and up the west side to get to Scotland.

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Post by daviemck2006 » 08 Jul 2016, 23:16

I think it was the 68 I went up last time. I would have to look at a map to see. Not when I fetched the car home, gut going home from weatherby. I went past my aunt and uncle, they stay in Crook, county Durham. Those roads would be good activa territory, and it wouldn't surprise me if my car has seen some of them having lived in the north east with Chris for 5 years!

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Re: CCC National Rally 8-10 July 2016 (Citroens plus the odd Pug even!)

Post by wurlycorner » 09 Jul 2016, 12:11

Right, much later than planned, I'm about to blast up there. Should be there about half 1.
If you see a plain blue 51 plate c5 lx estate rock up, that's me... come say hi - I don't bite! :D
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Re: CCC National Rally 8-10 July 2016 (Citroens plus the odd Pug even!)

Post by Fake Concern » 09 Jul 2016, 20:33

I didn't manage to get there due to a minor family crisis involving my mother (89 on Monday!). All sorted now, sometimes mothers have to come first!
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Post by myglaren » 09 Jul 2016, 21:19

wurlycorner wrote:Right, much later than planned, I'm about to blast up there. Should be there about half 1.
If you see a plain blue 51 plate c5 lx estate rock up, that's me... come say hi - I don't bite! :D


Was that you talking to Ben about centreless wheels and looked at those on my silver C5?
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Re: CCC National Rally 8-10 July 2016 (Citroens plus the odd Pug even!)

Post by myglaren » 09 Jul 2016, 22:03

This was the star of the show.
Never seen one previously.

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Re: CCC National Rally 8-10 July 2016 (Citroens plus the odd Pug even!)

Post by CitroJim » 10 Jul 2016, 05:52

Fake Concern wrote:I didn't manage to get there due to a minor family crisis involving my mother (89 on Monday!). All sorted now, sometimes mothers have to come first!


Totally understood. My 92 year old dad ins my reason for non-attendance...


myglaren wrote:This was the star of the show.
Never seen one previously.

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Wow! So good to see a Panhard :D
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Jul 2016, 09:09

myglaren wrote:This was the star of the show.
Never seen one previously.

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..nice vert, but undoubtedly the paint colour has a more exotic name than that, so I tried to find out.

In 1964 Panhard on the 24, only offered one "green" namely "Vert Lumina" which is a much lighter green than that on the car in the picture. Can't find a Panhard 24 or any other vehicle in that colour as an example, but its very light. If you do a seacrh on Panhard 24 Vert Lumina, this is the closest you get

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Could well be correct as the 24CL in 1964 did come in Vert Lumina/Gris Sylver

Citroen offered a Vert Tilleul (lime green) in 1964, but not quite the right shade

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But the closest colour to me looks like Vert Muscinee available from 1970

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Re: CCC National Rally 8-10 July 2016 (Citroens plus the odd Pug even!)

Post by chinkostu » 10 Jul 2016, 20:54

Cheers for a good day guys, nice to see familiar faces and new ones! Im burnt to a crisp somehow but was well worth it!

Sorry if I didn't say bye to anyone, wife was prepping the steaks so got a shift on!
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Post by BW » 10 Jul 2016, 21:15

chinkostu wrote:Cheers for a good day guys, nice to see familiar faces and new ones! Im burnt to a crisp somehow but was well worth it!

Sorry if I didn't say bye to anyone, wife was prepping the steaks so got a shift on!


It was great to meet you, look forward to seeing how your car progresses.
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