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    1st UK Rennteam meet?

    After many threats and much abuse Dreamcar and myself made the effort and met up for lunch yesterday for a pre-Boxster collection gossip.

    After comparing the merits of our current rides - Kia & Mini we tried not too bore our other halfs with too much discussion of the merits, or not, of PASM, PCM, PSM, PDC, OPC etc,etc.. but all in all had a great lunch. We got thinking though, there appear to be a good number of brits on this board, either current owners or soon to be, so we ought to start thinking about organising a bit of a get together.

    Highlevel plan would perhaps be meetup, a nice cross country drive - we've some great driving roads round here (Hampshire/Dorset) and then a good nosh and gossip at a decent pub (we can recommend the Malthouse just o/s Romsey BTW ).

    We did one while back (for participants of a simialr forum) and it was a good laugh (apart from the A23 Little Chef car park incident - make sure to always leave your car in gear when parked), we even arranged coffee and danishs at a local OPC en route. If there's enough interest I'm more than happy to act as the 1st UK 'social secretary' for this run.

    My initial thoughts are Easter weekend perhaps (end of March)? Would people be interested? Any suggestions for routes etc?

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    Depending on how on earth I would come from Denmark to Britain without driving thru half of Europe Id be happy to join u if you'd like some real danish for your coffee..hehe.

    Must be the Chunnel...unless that is only for trains?
    Is there a ferry from Dover to Calais or how does that work?
    (Im not very interested in a 17-hour long boat cruise from Western Denmark to Harwich)
    Any ideas?

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    Yes we had a nice pint or two of Ringwood Best Bitter (my wife drove home in the shopping trolley). Yes UK, Danish and anyone else would certainly be welcome. Just wait for my car to turn up. I was told a month ago that I couldn't change the spec because the car is "scheduled for production" but it will be another month before they will tell me when it will be delivered I need to book a week's leave to play with it.

    By the way Dr Phil - Dover to Calais is a 90 minute ferry crossing. Be warned though, one of the ferries is in bits in our drydock undergoing annual maintenance as we speak - we will try and get it finished for Easter for you You CAN put your car on the Channel Tunnel Train but Please - support our Merchant Navy

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    Will this be Boxster only or can 997 owners join in?

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    Now, is the 997 a 'real' Porsche?

    Of course, the more the merrier..... and 996's, 986's, 993s,964s etc. etc. Peugeot 901's if they want - just to rub it in they got the number first!!

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    Will you 987 boys be offering free cut and blow dry's in the car park?? Only kidding

    By the way, if anyone has those tasty 19" Boxster S alloys I'd watch out for Dr Phil. He's planning on bringing some bricks and a wheel brace I hear

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    Ooo - I'll be getting my handbag out if you're not careful!

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    Hope that handbag is from the Techquipment range

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    Like this...?

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    Very smart!

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    Nah, not to worry.
    I'm pretty coll aboutGIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!-.-- what the hell??
    As I was saying.
    Im pretty cool with those nice looking wheels, cause Im perfectly happ-.ZNXNZMZZX...perfectly happp-------Z%& Euro # Euro %&Z&%&///((...GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!......

    Argh.
    Something wrong with my...my...my....
    MUST::::::HAVE::::::19::::INCH::::::ALLOYS:::::NOW::::::::::::
    GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!

    Tzcxczczxz6%&//(()))/(())....

    Id better go take som pills.
    But rest assured:
    Your nice 19 inch alloys are perfectly safe fromGIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!GIMME 19" CARRERA S RIMS NOW!!....

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    Dr Phil I share your lust for those wheels. They'd look very nice on my 997.

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    Dr P - is there something you're trying to tell us? There's some sort of subliminal message coming through!

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    Which country would be the cheapest place to buy those wheels? Possibly the US due to the current exchange rate? If anyone finds a source maybe we could do a group buy if enough people are interested. Just a thought.

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    Good idea with the group buy, but it will be vitrually impossible to get american merchandize into Europe without paying taxes, VAT and what have you...ending up costing us the same or more.
    I think going to a german dealer, and placing an order of...I dunno..maybe 3-4-5 complete sets of 18"-19" wheels will get us a nice rebate.
    I got convinced by some clever dude in here, that even if they could fit my car (which I dont think they can) putting 19" rims on my 03 986 would gimme all kinds of probs.
    Primarily reduced ride quality. It's grinding my a** already on our lousy danish roads...and Im using 17" winter wheels.

    Anyways, If they fit my car, Im ready to group buy.
    Who knows a friendly dealer?

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    Rich

    Why did you have to mention the word "Danish" in your original post? There is at least two of us with Carrera "S" wheels and I think they are at risk.
    And I have to tell you, having worked with the Danes a lot, a mad Dane is absolutely barking

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    Yeah, that was one of those mistakes even your grandchildren will regret.
    "Old Grams only left us a used Porsche Boxster with some 16" loser rims..he kept babbling about some insane Dane lurking off with his precious rims. Poor geriatric fool."

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    dreamcar said:
    a mad Dane is absolutely barking



    And the sane ones aren't too stable either Must watch what I say though, there are more of our mainland friends in this office than us islanders.

    May have to weld on the wheels though.....

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    Welding wont do it.
    I hraf ze german freeeenz who have ze mezzods of MAKING ze weeelz come off!
    Coincidently, what you guys call "danish" (i.e. pastry or bread) we actually call "Wienerbrod". - meaning "bread from Vienna".
    Wonder if our austrian friends call it "Zimbabwe Brot", or something...
    Kinda sounds like some international pastry pyramid scheme, dunnit?
    :O)

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    Besides...as long as you have John Cleese and Jordan, we cant stay mad at you for long

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    And don't forget the Chelsea Bun.. or is it Belgian? - I could never tell te difference....

    This is too surreal, is this a Boxster Forum or a cookery board? Now I'm getting hungary......

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    Isn't this French Cuisine 101???
    Darn!
    If youre getting hungary, Im getting Belgium.

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    Dr Phil you are beginning to sound like Basil Fawlty in the infamous "Germans" episode there

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    Quote:
    ISUK said:
    Dr Phil you are beginning to sound like Basil Fawlty in the infamous "Germans" episode there



    What ever you do don't mention the wheels....

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    I did, but I think I got away with it!

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    Mention the wheels?
    You started it!!

    Ok.
    How about a Goebbels sallad?

     
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