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    New Forest Meet - Sunday 25th September

    Right! Here we go again. I have been gainfully unemployed this week planning the New Forest Meet. The best date for all those at Ente'e Sussex Meet was 25th September and this also fits in well around the minefield of tourist events locally. Brief details are to meet at M3 Junction 9, drive south west of Winchester through Hursley to Romsey, then early lunch at a pub at Landford on the A36 www.thelandfordpoacher.co.uk then a drive from there through the New Forest taking in heathland and forest. Then a choice - either a drive to Bucklers Hard www.bucklershard.co.uk for refreshments and views of the beautiful Beaulieu River followed by a photostop at the Lepe Country Park overlooking the Solent and the Isle of Wight or a visit to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, probably the finest automotive museum in the country. www.beaulieu.co.uk for more information. Time needed to take in the museum is 2 - 3 hours. The choice is yours! Estimated mileage from junction 9 on M3 to joining M27 at junction 2 is around 80 miles. Please note that most of the New Forest roads are limited to 40 mph because of the free running ponies, deer, donkeys, cows, pigs etc. But there are some challenging driving roads as well. I'm working on route maps at the moment - more details nearer the time.

    So - who is up for it this time, regulars always welcome as would new faces, cars and colours! If anyone wants to come from outside the area, let me know and I can recommend places to stay.

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    Dreamcar - you're da man! Count me plus one.

    This is a great neck of the woods folks so come on down!!

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    Thanks Rich - look forward to seeing you both! Herewith large scale map - more detailed in course of preparation. Broken line indicates route for those not choosing to visit the National Motor Museum. Star is location of Beaulieu, home of the museum.

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    I'm in.

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    Well done that man, look forward to seeing you both.

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    Should be there in my 3 day old car if the run across from Belfast goes according to plan.

    Pencil me in.

    JZ

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    JZ said:
    Should be there in my 3 day old car if the run across from Belfast goes according to plan.

    Pencil me in.

    JZ



    Duly penciled.

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    Ohhhh we're so sold on this run, cheers Dreamcar. Now, how are we going to manage the long wait?

    I hope someone else can be recruited to cover the color variety initiative because the only color I can offer changed is my hair!

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    Ente said:
    Ohhhh we're so sold on this run, cheers Dreamcar. Now, how are we going to manage the long wait?

    I hope someone else can be recruited to cover the color variety initiative because the only color I can offer changed is my hair!



    Well you know what "they" say - anticipation heightens the pleasure. Can't do much about my hair colour I am afraid, what little there is is a stubborn seal grey! Glad to have you along.
    Car colour wise it would be nice to get some blues (dambox lives in Southampton - midnight blue 997S complete with PSE) and it would be great if Boothy could make an appearance with his guards red 987.

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    Yep, sorry about lack of colour!! Mine will compliment Ente's black S.

    Saw a red S in Tescos today with Sportdesigns.....looked stunning.

    Its making the last few weeks fairly unbearable.

    God damn...........

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    I can recommend the pub already - www.thelandfordpoacher.co.uk . Couldn't restrain my curiosity and took a peak this weekend. The new forest is blooming at the moment.. everything looks like it's covered in a purple blanket. It's also foaling season so there were plenty of cute mini horsies wobbling around. Enough spoilers!

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    Ente said:
    I Couldn't restrain my curiosity and took a peak this weekend.



    I'm glad it met with your approval! It was a second choice as all the pretty New Forest pubs won't take bookings for sunday lunches yet the Landford Poacher couldn't have been more helpful. We have eaten there twice now, both times off the bar menu and both times excellent value. The only difficult choice now is museum or no museum, but we can decide that over lunch on the day.

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    I'd like to book the pub for Sunday lunch on the 25th, so I would like to firm up on numbers for our New Forest Meet. So far we have :-

    Ente x 2
    Rich C x 2
    JZ x 1 or 2? Have you had the delivery confirmed yet?
    wtsnet x 1
    and yours truly x 2

    Any more? Charles L? Monkey? Boothy?

    Planning to meet at M3 junction 9 1115hrs for 1130hrs off. Full details nearer the time.

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    Dreamcar, have sent you a pm explaining what is going on.

    If I can be there, please make room for 1.

    Many thanks,

    JZ

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    Sorry Tim, can't make it as we will be on a mini tour of Europe. It was a tough decision; New Forest or Nuffenhausen and Frankfurt motor show.


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    boothy said:
    Sorry Tim, can't make it as we will be on a mini tour of Europe.


    You're not taking the Boxster then?

    (Mini - geddit?... Aaah, been a long day! )

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    boothy said:
    Sorry Tim, can't make it as we will be on a mini tour of Europe. It was a tough decision; New Forest or Nuffenhausen and Frankfurt motor show.





    Nuffenhausen or Zuffenhausen?

    Either way, the derestricted autobahn runbetween Frankfurt and Stuttgart should be good!!

    Enjoy,

    JZ

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    boothy said:
    Sorry Tim, can't make it as we will be on a mini tour of Europe. It was a tough decision; New Forest or Nuffenhausen and Frankfurt motor show.





    Enjoy! Let us know how you get on. Linda's son-in-law is in the Royal Corps of Signals and looks likely to get posted to Moenchen Gladbach shortly for a couple of years so we are hoping to pay them a visit next spring and stretch the Boxster's wheels on the autobahn.

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    wtsnet said:
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    boothy said:
    Sorry Tim, can't make it as we will be on a mini tour of Europe.


    You're not taking the Boxster then?

    (Mini - geddit?... Aaah, been a long day! )



    Glad you explained it

    As you asked, yes, I am taking the Boxster

    Piccies will follow

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    boothy said:Glad you explained it



    Oooh, harsh! Have a great trip.

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    JZ said:
    Quote:
    boothy said:
    Sorry Tim, can't make it as we will be on a mini tour of Europe. It was a tough decision; New Forest or Nuffenhausen and Frankfurt motor show.





    Nuffenhausen or Zuffenhausen?

    Either way, the derestricted autobahn runbetween Frankfurt and Stuttgart should be good!!

    Enjoy,

    JZ



    Thanks JZ, you are correct. The Z must have fallen over with all the excitement

    We are also going to Strasbourg and Spa. Just haven't worked out how to get a trip to Mulhouse past the committee yet

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    I should be able to make it, +1

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    Monkey said:
    I should be able to make it, +1



    Great! Look forward to hearing you again

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    OK, I've booked lunch at the Landford Poacher for 9 people. By my reckoning we have Rich C +1, Ente +1, Monkey +1, Wtsnet and Dreamcar +1. Anymore interested please let me know ASAP so I can amend the pub booking.

    I suggest meeting at 11:15hrs for 11:30 off. Leave the M3 at Junction 9 (Winchester) and follow signs for Winnall Trading Estate. Meet in the Tesco car park (on the left off the road to the trading estate after leaving the motorway junction). There is a Shell petrol station on the right if the cars are thirsty - suggest filling here as filling stations few and far between on the run). We can decide over lunch whether we visit the National Motor Museum or go scenic driving.

    I'll bring more detailed route maps with me. Look forward to seeing you all there!

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    Despite the weather forecast being pessimistic, and the threatening clouds first thing on the way up to the meeting point in Winchester, the sun shone virtually all day. Ente, wtsnet, Rich C and us, (unfortunately Monkey couldn't make it due to a last minute puncture), the only bit of bad luck during the day. Even the much feared New Forest Blue Rinse Grockels were not out in abundance. We headed off south of Winchester through Romsey and Whiteparish for lunch in the Landford Poacher, which was excellent value and plentiful portions, if in quality not quite up to the standards of the Malthouse where we feasted on the first get together. We went across the north New Forest then down the Bolderwood and Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, through stands of giant Douglas Fir and centuries old Oak forest. Quick stop for a break in one of the car parks.....

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    ...and then on via Brockenhurst to Beaulieu Heath, turning south to Lymington and back to Bucklers Hard on the beautiful Beaulieu River for a relaxing half hour sprawled in the sunshine with a refreshing drink watching the yachts go by.....

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    ...finally driving through Beaulieu and down to Lepe Country Park with magnificent views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and the scent of seaweed...

     
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