DTEC 2016 - w/ Video

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Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Post by Deano1712 » Sat 07 May, 2016 13:26

Its fun up here so far so good. The road from Ullapool to Durness is my favourite :-)
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Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Post by maurice the martian » Sat 07 May, 2016 15:00

Nice pic, the three musketeers,
But, oh Mark , loose the H T. :roll:
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Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Post by Brian H » Sat 07 May, 2016 15:37

What have you done with Pingu? Agree, Great road Mark.

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Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Post by bertiejaffa » Sat 07 May, 2016 20:27

Brian H wrote:What have you done with Pingu? Agree, Great road Mark.
He forgot Lancashire - there was no alternative !!

a few pics from today... great roads and great to meet Will.

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Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Post by Alfie » Sun 08 May, 2016 01:14

So when is day 5 exactly?
I might be able to 'unofficially' tag on the end as you waft through Dorset.... :D
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Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Post by bertiejaffa » Sun 08 May, 2016 17:18

Good to meet BrianH today (Alison says thanks for the wine!) and a cheeky quick round down the Kings course back 9.....

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Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Post by Brian H » Sun 08 May, 2016 19:41

Good to meet you both Alison and yourself Lee, also good to see Mark and Gary again. Great drive around in the sun for a few hours, a real tonic :)

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Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 11 May, 2016 23:27

End of day 5 (Wednesday)... Broke 2,300 miles today... Final leg tomorrow with another special guest

....I can confirm that the shiney cars in the earlier pictures are a distant memory!
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Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Post by Dave L2 » Mon 23 May, 2016 11:35

Those piccys definitely miss the Sienna Red 3.0.

But I am so happy that I had to drop out :)

We went to Northumbria for a week instead :drive
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Re: DTEC 2016 (A Challenge Too Far?)

Post by pingu » Mon 23 May, 2016 14:12

WARNING: There is some swearing on the video

This one isn't blocked in 237 countries, just the one (Germany). As John Motson once said about the Germans, who cares?

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Re: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video

Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 23 May, 2016 20:05

Great video and some fantastic memories !!! :cheers :cheers

The morning after the dust settled...

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Just to add to this....

8 days in total door to door
Air-bag now on light
Front bumper filled with stone chip measles
Chipped windscreen
Cut forehead from another rogue stone
2,796 miles in total
523.28 litres of full fat fuel = 115.11 gallons

....thats £626.73 of fuel..
....at an average of 24.29 mpg :lol:

...not quite as clean as she once was. Show and Shine this :lol:

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Re: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video

Post by pingu » Mon 23 May, 2016 20:53

I've not added up the cost in fuel, etc. Too scared :bawl: .

I've just spent $210 on a vanos kit from the US and £92.46 on vanos bits from Sytner's. All the parts are here now, so I can start the work :rtm: :shake: .

I only did 2786 miles door-to-door.

Have you found the county that we missed? There are 87, we did 85. We knew that we would be missing City of London, but there is another that we missed. I feel a right tit for missing it as well :wink: .

No need to panic, as we did it on the way home. City of Bristol. M5 Jct 18 is in the City of Bristol.
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Re: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video

Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 23 May, 2016 21:26

I didn't realise that was a county (not London)... but as you say we did it on the way home.... :wink:
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Re: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video

Post by Brian H » Tue 24 May, 2016 06:54

Brilliant, glad to be a part of it, only in a small way.
bertiejaffa wrote:.........

...not quite as clean as she once was. Show and Shine this :lol:

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Great Picture, Its what the cars were made for, stone-chips in the bumpers etc. are temporary and can be painted but the memories last forever :)

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Re: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video

Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 24 May, 2016 16:32

Brian H wrote:Great Picture, Its what the cars were made for, stone-chips in the bumpers etc. are temporary and can be painted but the memories last forever :)

Couldn't have put it better myself !! :cheers
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Re: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video

Post by Deano1712 » Wed 25 May, 2016 20:48

Thanks for the video Pingu its a good job well done. A good record of the week and giving nothing away of some of the stunts we pulled :wink:

It was a week of adventure and fun, highly enjoyable evidenced by the sad feeling after it came to an end on the Friday. I know Bert felt the same. Hope we can do another epic trip next year somewhere.

My car went really well for the whole week so very happy with that. Prep started for me at Christmas time with engine out to fix a few problems with the V8 installation. It was trouble free for the 2770 miles covered so I very happy everything is sorted. I just have a few stone chips and two bald rear tyres so came out of it better than Pingu and Bert.

As well as many of the sights seen in the videos I particularly enjoyed the drive up to Inverness, for me via Glencoe. I gave the car a very good workout! On the Saturday we did a run prior to the main event with route via Inverness - Ullapool - Durness - Strathy - Helmsdale. If any of you get the chance to do the Ullapool to Durness route its possibly the best road in the UK. Amazing scenery, smooth twisty roads, no traffic and no police. What more do you need? I attach a few pics from my week for the record. See you next time 8-)

My car on the way up whilst it was still half clean
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A couple of views here up to, and on the Ullapool to Durness route:
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We had a beach stop at the top of the country. The coldest spot of the whole week I think :roll:
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Photo stops on great roads in Dumphries area:
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Don't know what Bert is doing here...
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And a few more photos up to the end point...
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I was great spending the week with Gary, Bert and Alison, and special guests Will, Brian and Alfie. Cheers all.
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Re: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video

Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 25 May, 2016 21:02

Superb pics Deano, bringing back even more happy memories of great roads and great friends. :cheers
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Re: DTEC 2016 - w/ Video

Post by Alfie » Thu 26 May, 2016 00:28

:drive :cheers :thumb:
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