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Old 24-Oct-2011, 09:22 PM
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Thinking of doing this with a few mates and am just wondering are my calculations way off and if anyone can give us any info would be great.... Thinkin of doing a top gear style challenge, buying a car for 500 and doing the trip, try have a garage take the car off us and sell it for charity if we make it back or something along those lines..... I see there are a few things like Scumball and have a 500 car on the cars so it can be done... What would be the best car to bring???


ROUTE

Fly to London & buy 3 cheap cars @ ~500 Stg. each (or less than 600)

ENGLAND
London
Maidstone
Dover

FRANCE
Calais
Paris
Annecy (Back roads are supposed to be amazing. Just south of Geneva)
Chamonix
Col De Turini (#2 Worlds Greatest Driving Roads)
Monaco (coastal drive all the way to Genoa)

ITALY
Genoa
Milan
Verona
Bolzano
Stelvio Pass (#1 Worlds Greatest Driving Roads)
Como

SWITZERLAND
Nufenen Pass (#7 Worlds Greatest Driving Roads)
Grimsel Pass (#16 Worlds Greatest Driving Roads)
San Bernardino Pass (#3 Worlds Greatest Driving Roads)
Lucerne
Berne
Basel

GERMANY
Freiburg -> (Autobahn - #9 Worlds Greatest Driving Roads) -> Karlsruhe
Mannheim
Koblenz
Nurburg (Nurburgring)

BELGIUM
Liege
Brussels
Bruges

FRANCE
Calais

ENGLAND
Dover
Maidstone
(London - option to fly home and leave/sell car)
Woking
Reading
Swindon
Bristol
Cardiff
Swansea
Fishguard

IRELAND
Rosslare


COSTS:

That's approx 4,000 km (or 2,500 miles) in total - Approx 50 hours OTR according to AA Route planner. At approximately 30 MPG (may vary), that's approx 380 litres of petrol @ an average of 1.50 per litre = 570 (EURO) each

Accomodation (10 nights) @ approx 80 each per night = 800

Food & drink each day @ approx 80 per day = 800
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Sounds like a great trip but if you own an M3 you have to take it. there will be no comparison to pulling up stelvio in some piece of crap or doing it in an M3. your car would make that trip. costs look ok but spending money per day will probably be higher when you take into account tolls, laps of the ring and a few pints/nights out.
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Not forgetting juice for all the laps aswell.. Once ya start ya can't stop .. You will end up doin lap after lap which equal.s more funds for juice..

Ya seem to have it fairly well planned out tho mate. That's the route i will be takin next year.!
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Hope the cars are taxed and what about insurance as you might never get to leave the UK or reach the Ring.
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Hope the cars are taxed and what about insurance as you might never get to leave the UK or reach the Ring.
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Also they will need a current M.O.T. otherwise zee Germans will consider them not insured and god help you if something goes wrong on the Ring in that case, sounds like a bit of crack though.
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Also they will need a current M.O.T. otherwise zee Germans will consider them not insured and god help you if something goes wrong on the Ring in that case, sounds like a bit of crack though.
Well Tax and MOT in an obvious, i did not plan the whole trip like that and think of gettin the car out of the UK.....

Am after gettin a new M3 also with under 30k on it so not i might bring that as the milage is so low, would be alot of fun in the ///M on those roads and rent a car for the ring maybe...... Defo doing it either way anyway, expensive but its something i have always wanted to do.....
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My only hesitation would be what if something happens tha cars? One of you a mechanic? Otherwise seems a great plan!
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Yea one of the lads coming with us is a great mechanic, just have to make the decision to either do what i said or bring my own car and put 5k on it and when i get back new tyres and new brakes.....
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You should def bring work own car mate. Antin happens rent car over there you Will get screwed altogether.. Plus you Will no how your own car handles better than a rented one.. I spent weeks driving mine as hard as i could to get used to it so i no what way it would handle before i went..
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So Thomas .... How did this trip go ???
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