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PostSubject: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:37 am

Looking through my tracker I have uncovered some of the awesome roadtrips I did.

The longest drive I ever did was from evesham to Portsmouth to Bournemouth to Weymouth to Exeter to Weston and back to evesham. stopping at every place on the way! and for pee's, with 5 people in the passion wagon, driving along cost roads most of the way, was an awesome day!

All in all I did 9 hours of driving and we spent alot of time pissing about so it meant a 5AM to 11PM drive Razz And this was a month after i passed and with no stripes!!

2 French cars went and a Ford Fiesta... The ford broke down... Twice Wink

I'm going to miss the Passion wagon Sad



anywayyy, i know some of you can beat that Razz whats the longest drive you have done??
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:41 am

in one go? Munich to Swansea in 23 hours including a 4 hour sleep and hour and a bit on a ferry. Or Berlin to Swansea in 16 hours with hour and abit ferry. no sleep.

longest in total combined was Swansea-Calais-'Ring-Munich-Berlin-Swansea in 7 days. 2200miles in total.

And all in a Fiesta. No break downs.
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:44 am

Holy scrotum! Thats a long way Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:47 am

I actually think it was to Llandow :/ I need to get out and drive more..
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:52 am

Dan wrote:
And all in a Fiesta. No break downs.

the 1.25 fiesta that was with us was an eBay purchase for 300, it was smogging us with white smoke all the way home Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:59 am

i'm not a great fan of long journeys after all that driving. Really does put you off.
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:27 am

Longest I did was only 3 months after passing my test.

Was in my Escort 1.6 Si and did Isle of Mull > Cirencester in one hit, well, with a fuel stop along the way. About 500 miles. I think it took about 10 hours including the ferry crossing.

Had a certain Reechard as company who spent most of the journey asleep. lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:44 am

Bah I at least left the dvd player going Razz

Um my longest is probably cirencester-coventry-norwich, followed by the next day going norwich-nottingham-middlesborough because of my dad having a heart attack.

Passengering it has to be a coach trip to Germany where Jimmy kept half the coach awake for 23hours! Was an eventful following day.
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:51 am

Germany to Glasgow, 800+ miles, left Germany at 8pm, got into Glasgow at 5pm the following day! Hardcore pro-plus day!

I used to do this on a regular basis when I lived in Germany, although most of the time I'd get the ferry from Zeebrugge to Edinburgh over night which worked out about 5 hours of driving.
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:01 am

Reechard wrote:
Bah I at least left the dvd player going Razz

Um my longest is probably cirencester-coventry-norwich, followed by the next day going norwich-nottingham-middlesborough because of my dad having a heart attack.

Passengering it has to be a coach trip to Germany where Jimmy kept half the coach awake for 23hours! Was an eventful following day.

Who knew that Rammstein had the power to make me fall asleep!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o0mVxyj_8o

Ahh the memories. Yes the next day was interesting but at least I stuck around and looked after you!
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:35 am

Oh hai, I see my thread's arrived Very Happy

In one go, was leaving Somerset at 1am, getting down to Dover for a 6am ferry, a one hour crossing and then on to arrive at Adenau at 4pm. We did have a couple of stops along the way mind.

In a week, well...

Land's End to John o'Groats, with no motorway or dual carriageway driving, 5 days, 1400 miles
Back down to Somerset on the motorways, 2 days, 800 miles, with an overnight at Crewe
Somerset>Dover>Nurburgring>Amsterdam>Mulhouse>Reims>Dover>Somerset, 7 days, 2000 miles
And most recently of course Somerset>Dover>Spa>Nurburgring>Mulhouse>Swiss Alps>Lake Como>Monaco>Montpellier>Millau>Dijon>Reims>Dover>Somerset (phew!), 9 days, 2800 miles Very Happy

I may have also driven to Holland once to pick up a carpet for me car. LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:02 am

longest drive ive done is down to the alps in one go.

although ive done 65k in 12 months in my company car. it went for its first mot today on 117K!
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:07 am

Birmingham to glasgow and back is the longest point to point route l can remember. 18 hours around the uk is my longest drive though. Cant remember where l went it was work.

Jamesy will have some good ones lol

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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:41 am

Weston?? Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:52 am

Longest drive I've been in a car for was:

Gloucester to Watchet,
Watchet to Gloucester (what numpty forgets his passport for a Nurburgring trip?),
Gloucester to Bristol,
Bristol to Dover.

Left home at 7 in the morning, I think we ended up getting to the Travel lodge at around 6? Ate, slept, then carried on to the 'Ring the next day. Epic week.

Longest I've actually drove myself is up to York Raceway, took a good 4 hours or so... In my old 1.1. That was the weekend I properly fell in love with that car, wasn't even going to take it til 3 days before!

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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:13 am

LOL Rolling Eyes

I read the first line and thought 'what the hell were you doing in Watchet?'

Then I read the rest Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:24 am

Lol! Was a top week though, the drive from the hotel to Dover will always stick in my head, as well as the tunnel runs!

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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:28 am

James... Ever thought about driving around the world! Razz

If you do I call shotgun Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:31 am

Well, it's being getting further and further as the years progress.

It's all a long way off but to get some of my goals achieved, my current plan looks like this:

2012, similar to this year, need to do Monaco again, want to tick Stelvio off the list
2013, USA side to side, probably fly over and hire a car, do Route 66 Very Happy
2014, Japan top to bottom, again hire a car, or maybe do a Top Gear challenge and buy something cheap on Ebay to pick up when I get there, haha
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:35 am

*sigh, I envy you bank balance Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:40 am

I wouldn't, there's nothing left in it Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:47 am

Probably Lincoln to Edinbrough to change a drive shaft on a 106 Sad

drove from Lincoln to Wiltshire on Saturday to pick mums new car up 220 miles to get a sodding Yaris Verso of all cars!
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:19 am

Why the hell would anyone buy a Yaris Verso? Most pointless car ever!
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:16 am

I did Gloucester to John o' groats and back again.. 1220miles..
During the ash cloud problem a year or so back, my girlfriends mum rang us saying her flight back from the orkneys had been cancelled, so without hesitation, yeah I'll drive up... LOL

Anyone beat that?


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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:24 am

LOL, I remember that, an M5 as in BMW M5 though? I thought you were in a Corsa for some reason?
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PostSubject: Re: Longest Drive   Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:07 am

I have absolutely no idea why I wrote that.. Sleep depravation! Too many forums, too late haha



Corsa dials James :p

There you go, all of these miles in a day haha, 5% of that cars total mileage in a day haha!
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