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 Post subject: IMM Route
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:52 pm 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
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Folks,

On the run between Holyhead and Hull, are we confined to motorways all the way? Just thinking of the 2 Daves scenario where the last car in the convoy breaks down and the rest of us can't reverse back the motorway.

30 days to the IMM

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 Post subject: Re: IMM Route
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:35 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dublin
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66Mini should be ok this time as I won't be there to jinx him :D


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 Post subject: Re: IMM Route
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:43 pm 
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Whats your location?: Longford
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What Minis have you?: 1971 Mini Marcos.
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Location: Longford
AA 5 Star cover comes highly recommended by club members who have attended previous IMM.

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 Post subject: Re: IMM Route
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:44 am 
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Whats your location?: Maynooth
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What Minis have you?: 1962 - Morris Traveller MK1 - 1978 - 1275GT, 1998 - Sportspack
Location: Maynooth - Kildare
Folks,
begin realistic, with the ferry checkin closing at 19.00, we only have roughly 7 hours to cover 300 miles. From past experiences you will be lucky to average 50 miles an hour with a convey of minis. Therefore, I think the motorways are the best option giving us some time to deal with easier mini problems.


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 Post subject: Re: IMM Route
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:35 pm 
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66mini booked in and although DaveC is not with me i still have AA cover. See you guys in Holyhead as it is easier and cheaper for me to use Dun Laoghaire.

Anyone has a spare front weather shield i could borrow or buy

David


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 Post subject: Re: IMM Route
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:39 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
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What Minis have you?: 60 Austin Se7en
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Location: Between an A series and a G13B
I had a look at the map and its more like 210 miles from holyhead to hull which is a little less frantic over the 7 and a half hours that we have to do it provided the ferry is on time.

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 Post subject: Re: IMM Route
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:03 pm 
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It is 217 mile about 4 hours acording to Google Maps. Check out this aspect it is good for those who do not have sat nav.

David


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 Post subject: Re: IMM Route
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:55 am 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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Allowing an hour for stopping for the spuds and petrol along the way, the 215-mile trip (according to my UK roadmap) means we need to average 33 mph over 6.5 hours.

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 Post subject: Re: IMM Route
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:03 pm 
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Whats your location?: Longford
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I'd suggest you bring a few sangers, a packet of Pringles and a bottle of orange to consume en route, save the spuds for when you get on the boat.

You will need to fill up in Dublin before you go, then again at about Manchester, especially those with van tanks and the old small tanks. Fill again before the boat in Hull and that should do you till you return.

At present petrol in Holland is €1.53/ltr while the UK is €1.38/ltr.

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 Post subject: Re: IMM Route
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:39 pm 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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Tesco Killarney last Friday €1.129/litre


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 Post subject: Re: IMM Route
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:47 pm 
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Location: Kildare
For those flying in.


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 Post subject: Re: IMM Route
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:37 pm 
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Whats your location?: Maynooth
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Billy,

Which mini shop did you say we were passing near ?


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 Post subject: Re: IMM Route
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:11 pm 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
MiniSport Padiham and MiniSpares Harrogate are both about a half-hour detour off our route.


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 Post subject: Re: IMM Route
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:40 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 60 Austin Se7en
61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
There is also M&M in Warrington,might be worth a look. http://www.mini-metro.co.uk

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