Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:59 pm Post subject: St Tropez holiday
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.
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Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:25 pm Post subject:
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. _________________ 991.1 Carrera GTS
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Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:24 pm Post subject:
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Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:22 pm Post subject:
Enjoy Alex sounds brilliant _________________ 997 3.8 C2S
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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.
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Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:39 pm Post subject:
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. _________________ 07 997 Turbo Manual
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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!
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. _________________ 2000 Manual 996 C4 Arctic Silver Convertible
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Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:32 am Post subject:
Sounds great Alex - keep having fun and updating the holiday journal. _________________ Porsche 997.1 C4S, Manual
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