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alex yates
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: St Tropez holiday Reply with quote

In about 20 minutes time I'm setting off down to St Tropez with my mate Dave for 11 days in the 996. Crossing on the tunnel late tonight then driving through the night down to Grenoble (via Paris). Should be hitting route Napoleon sometime in the morning, then following that down to Sisteron and on to St Tropez for shortly after lunch if all goes to plan. My lad's then flying down on Sunday to join us for the week.

Few things already planned and not really doing any 'driving days' but will be using the car daily blasting round the French Riviera. Off to Nice on Monday to the Jazz festival to see De La Soul & Herbie Hancock. Stopping over and then drive back early doors to meet a local (Blackburn) lad on his yacht for a day out on that. Other than that, mostly beach and nights out.

Just thought I'd do a quick post here so I've somewhere to update whilst I'm away.

Anyone on the M6/M40/M25/M20 in the next 6 hours keep your eyes peeled for an Arctic Silver 996 cab with 2 nutters in it.

See you on the other side!! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds great, have a top time Alex Thumb Cheers
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mankini packed Dont know
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex, have a fab time mate. Looks like you have it all sorted with your familiar routes. Monday sounds like it could be a top day. Looking forward to reading your posts. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, that sounds fantastic Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy Alex sounds brilliant
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck and have fun...thats an ambitious drive on top of the stuff our side of the channel.....!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Just waiting to board the chunnel. Nightmare drive down to Birmingham, took us an hour and a quarter just to get on the M6 and it's only usually 15 minutes. M6 was pretend roadworks and speed cameras all the way as well as the obligitory traffic jams.

Can't wait to get on the autoroutes and maintain progress.

Here's a snap departing this avo:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds mint Alex,I love the South of France,hope it's a superb holiday for all there,have one for me please on the harbour front looking at all those sweet yachts. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arrived safe and sound yesterday avo after a hassle free blast through France. Route Napoleon was fun but the usual caravan led snail convoy meant I had to upset a few to maintain progress. What's the point of having all that power if you're not gonna use it? Really enjoyed the blast down the Autoroute from Sisteron down towards Aix en Provence- a couple of top down 150mph blasts were done on the quiet stretches. Stunning scenery too.

Managed to pick up a wine carrier for the back of the car from Domaine Tropez yesterday afternoon. Came with free bottle too!

Abientot mon amis!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

St. Tropez... french food......wine.....sunshine....beaches....yachts.....girls in bikini's.....driving a Porsche.....

I hate you Alex Yates..... Grin Grin

Yeah just a little bit jealous Alex...hope you all enjoy, have a glass of red for me Thumb More pictures would be good.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Life's a beach! Bandit


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy mate!

Im playing on driving down to Nice in the Turbo on first week of august, cant wait.

How long was the drive to Grenoble?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATE FROM A BROKEN MAN:

About 8 hours from Calais to Grenoble.

Still alive.....just. What a week - words can not describe. Loads of fun, amazing cars, blasts, over to Nice for 2 separate nights, plenty of daft stuff, mate's 50ft yacht, etc.

Car's been flawless apart from a noisy alternator now cured with wd40 magic spray and my aircon is bust.

Here's a quick snap of it looking sexy in the sunset at my gaff & a quick vid on the autoroute from Sisteron to Aix on the way down.




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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a great trip!

Finally persuaded Mrs R that it will be a good idea to go to the Riviera in the near future..

Not many better ways to do it than in an open top porshce Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to know that you're still breathing Alex, and thanks for the clip and update. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys. Just stood outside Kelly's Irish pub in St Trop wetting the whistle before it gets a tad exciting. So much to report, i.e. chasing 60s Ferraris down Pampelonne. Video footage to follow.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds great Alex - keep having fun and updating the holiday journal.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex ....... I am more than envious ........ Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just waiting for my train. Wish I was still down there but had a beyond amazing time and loads of fun in the car. Will post some stuff when I get back to reality......in a week or so.

Roll on September to do it all again Laughing


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