Team Ferrari
Posted on July 26, 2012
Darren Heath

We’ve had some pretty exciting competitions on JA on F1 over the years and have sent many first time fans to Grands Prix, who would not have had the chance to go otherwise.

But I’m delighted to say that we now have our most exciting competition ever!

Thanks to Shell, the title sponsor of the event, I have four pairs of VIP Grandstand tickets to the Belgian Grand Prix, Sunday 2nd September, at the world famous Spa Francorchamps circuit.

But that’s not all…

We want your journey to the race to be just as memorable, which is why Shell is also giving you and a friend the chance to join six other lucky F1 fans on the Ultimate F1 road trip from London to Belgium, departing the Friday before the race.

As you’d expect, the road trip will be fuelled by Shell V-Power unleaded; UK fans may have seen Jake Humphrey’s BBC’s item last season about how close V Power F1 fuel is to road fuel – when they put it in Alonso’s car at Fiorano test track, the road fuel was a few tenths slower – it was actually faster on the straights, but slower on acceleration out of the corners.

We’ll also equip you with flipcams and photo cameras to record your journey highlights and the fun along the way for a road trip video which we will post on JA on F1.

Once you get to Spa, you will spend two nights at a luxury hotel as well as an evening meal which I will attend, where we can discuss predictions for the weekend ahead.

This amazing experience also includes:


Access to the exclusive Shell Eau Rouge hospitality suite with a stunning view of the iconic Eau Rouge corner (considered by many F1 drivers as the most challenging of the entire season)


• A chance to test out your own F1 driving skills on the state-of-the-art Shell Professional Simulator Experience developed in collaboration with Ferrari. The simulator uses some of the most advanced modelling techniques in the world to replicate the movement of the car and the surface of the track. The driver sits in a genuine Scuderia Ferrari chassis which was made at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy. Even the steering wheel features genuine F1 electronics to give you a real feeling of what it is like to drive one of these cars around Spa-Francorchamps!

• We’re also throwing in transfers to and from the race, return travel from Brussels back to London and some spending money thrown in too

All you have to do is tell us in no more than 150 words about the best road trip you have ever had. Leave your submission in the comments section below then get your friends and family to vote for you by clicking “Reply” on your post and leaving their (very brief) message of support.

Use the Facebook likes and Twitter links below to alert as many people you know as possible to your entry.

Post a link to the competition in your Facebook page and other social media platforms, encouraging friends to back your bid.


Four lucky winners will be chosen from the top 10 most voted-for submissions. You can check your progress by looking at the leader board, which we will post regularly and will show who has the most votes and who is in the lead!

*Entry closes on Monday 13th at 9am UK time.

Please read the Terms and Conditions below carefully before entering – Good luck to everyone!

Message from Shell about V-Power Fuels:
Shell V-Power fuels’ unique double action formulations are designed to actively clean the engine and protect vital engine parts to help deliver more power. Shell V-Power Gasoline & Diesel, advanced technology fuels, are available at Shell sites throughout the UK. Shell V-Power is the culmination of over 60 years of innovation and shared passion for performance with Ferrari in the motorsports arena, and their longstanding technical partnership has powered 12 World Championship Drivers’ titles and 10 Formula One World Constructors’ Championship titles. So next time you fill up, why not try it?

Terms and conditions

SHELL V-POWER BELGIAN GRAND PRIX TICKET PROMOTION

This document sets out the terms and conditions of your participation in the Shell V-Power Road Trip – Formula One™ Shell Belgian Grand Prix (the “Event”), including the competition to win participation in the Event, the ownership of any audio and video recordings made by Shell International Petroleum Company Limited incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 0621148 whose registered office is at Shell Centre, London, SE1 7NA (the “Organiser”) or its employees, agents or representatives during the Event and your liability in connection with the Event. References in this document to “you” or “your” are references to the person named below.

Participant information:

Name:
Address:
Date of birth:
Telephone number:

Declaration

By entering this competition, you declare:

(i) that you have fully read, understood, acknowledge and will fully comply with Sections A, B, C and D below; and
(ii) that you will fully comply with any and all instructions of the Organiser, its agents and representatives issued from time to time in respect of the entire Event.

Terms and Conditions of Participation

The following terms and conditions of participation apply during the entire Event:

(A) Your undertakings/obligations

(i) you take part in the Event on your own account and at your own risk and liability;
(ii) you are aware of the potential hazards associated with your participation in the Event;
(iii) you will not be under the influence of drugs, medication or alcohol before or during participation at the Event;
(iv) you are completely healthy at the time of the Event and not suffering from any illness that may impair your ability to take part or interfere with or endanger your participation;
(v) you are aware that the Organiser has adequate insurance cover at the time of participation and will not offer or provide any insurance cover in addition to such insurances;
(vi) you will adhere to all health and safety briefings provided by the Organiser;
(vii) you will take part in all activities as laid out by the Organiser and will be under the supervision of the Organiser , its employees, agents or representatives at all times.

The Organiser reserves the right to exclude any party from the Event immediately should such party contravene any of the above terms and conditions. Such contravention may also lead to claims for damages, liability and legal claims by the Organiser or its agents against such party.

(B) Audio and Video Rights

You are aware that audio and video recordings (including photographs) may be made of the Event by the Organiser, its representatives, agents or third parties. You agree that the Organiser, and any person with the Organiser’s permission, may freely use, make digital images of, modify, and/or publish, all or part of such recordings in any media anywhere in the world for any proper commercial, educational or artistic purposes, with or without your name or a fictitious name, and with or without other material, including text, film recordings and photographs. You hereby waive and release the Organiser, and any person acting with the Organiser’s permission, from any claims relating to the Organiser’s use of the recording(s), including, but not limited to, claims for libel, invasion of privacy or payment of any kind. The Organiser undertakes that it shall use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the views expressed by you in the course of the recording/filming/photography are not misrepresented or misused.

(C) Disclaimer of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, you hereby:

(i) waive any right to commence any proceedings whatsoever against the Organiser, its officials, staff, employees, directors, representatives and the companies which control, which are controlled by and which are associated with the Organiser (the “Exempted Parties”), releasing them from any liability whatsoever towards you, your heirs and beneficiaries, for any loss or damage, claim or demand whatsoever caused by personal injury or damage to property or with the subsequent death of you following or in connection with the Event, whether resulting from the fault of the Exempted Parties or another cause;
(ii) agree to indemnify, hold harmless and release all the Exempted Parties and each of them from any loss, liability damage or costs whatsoever sustained because of or in connection with the Event, whether caused by your own fault or another cause;
(iii) assume full liability for any risks of physical injury, death or damage to property caused by or relating to the Event, whether caused by the fault of the Exempted Parties or another cause.

(D) Main Competition Terms

1. ELIGIBILITY
• Participation in the competition is open anyone aged 18 and over, save for employees and contractors of Shell Group companies and Shell retailers/multiple site operators (MSOs) and their staff who are not eligible to participate.
• The promoter reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone it deems unsuitable or unable to take part.
• Winners may be required to submit valid identification and proof of age at any stage of the competition and/or before receiving their prize.
• The winners must be available for final selection on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th August 2012.
• By entering the competition, participants agree that their personal data submitted as part of the registration process will be stored and processed by the promoter as data controller in accordance with applicable data protection laws for the purpose(s) of administering/operating the competition.
• Any failure to adhere to these terms and conditions will result in immediate disqualification from the competition.

2. WHEN AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE
The competition entry period is between 18.00 AM BST on 26th July 2012 and 23:59 PM BST on 12th August 2012 (the “Entry Period”).

To enter the competition eligible participants should submit a response of no more than 150 words to the following question on www.jamesallenonf1.com during the Entry Period:

“Tell us about your favourite roadtrip?”

Participants may only enter the competition ONCE. Multiple entries from the same participant using different IP addresses will not be accepted.

Participants can post the competition link to their personal social media networks and call on their friends and family to vote for them on the competition page. Participants with the most amount of support/votes from friends and family will appear on the leaderboard in order of votes. The promoter will be responsible for updating the leaderboard daily.

The top ten as it stands at 09-00 AM BST on Monday 13th August 2012 will be contacted via Skype, interviewed by the promoter and asked “What has most excited you about this F1 season?” following which promoter and an independent judge will decide on the competition winners, who will be contacted on 15th August 2012. If no response to such notification is received by the promoter from a winner within 24 hours of 15th August 2012, the judges will select a new winner without any liability to the original winner.

3. THE PRIZE
There will be four competition winners who will each receive 2 Eau Rouge tickets to the Formula One™ Shell Belgian Grand Prix worth £650, which will be valid for the dates of the Spa Grand Prix, 31st August – 2nd September, ONLY.

The prize includes travel arrangements from London to Spa and back for him/her (and those of his/her fellow ticket holder). This includes taking part in the ‘Shell V-Power Road Trip’ where the winners will travel in a hired vehicle for the outward journey and for the days in Spa. Winners will not have the opportunity to drive themselves.

The prize includes the following:
• Transport for 8 people for the duration of the trip in two Shell V-Power branded vehicles. Transport will be picked up in the UK to take the winners via the Channel tunnel to Spa (Friday). Winners will not get the chance to drive either vehicle, which will be fuelled by Shell V-Power Unleaded
• 2 nights’ accommodation in a four star hotel close to Spa
• 2 nights’ accommodation in the 4 star Novotel, Waterloo in the UK on the nights of 30th August and 2nd September 2012
• Eau Rouge VIP tickets granting grandstand access to the race on Sunday and other privileges
• Flipcams to capture the fun along the way (only where filming and photography is permitted, e.g. not within F1™ circuit boundaries)
• Use of the Shell Professional Simulator within the hospitality suite
• Return Eurostar [FULLY FLEXIBLE BUSINESS PREMIER CLASS] from Brussels to London (Sunday)
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner on each day

Winners are responsible for their own transport to London and back plus any additional items not otherwise stated in these terms and conditions, together with all costs associated there with. These are NOT included in the prize.

You will be required to take photos and capture video content on your journey and write about it on your return. The Organiser will equip you with the tools to do this. You must write up your own personal experience of the trip within 48 hours of returning from the trip and send it to fiona.mchugh@edelman.com. All content generated will be subject to approval by James Allen and Shell and is not guaranteed to be posted on www.jamesallenonf1.com. No cash alternative is available for the prize nor can the prize be exchanged for an alternative prize.

The promoter will arrange for delivery of the tickets to each winner’s home address (or such other address as nominated by the winner) minimum 10 days before the event, at the promoter’s expense.

4. PROMOTER’S RIGHTS
The promoter may: i) extend any time limit; ii) waive any of these terms and conditions where a person might otherwise be disqualified (without obliging the promoter to waive these terms and conditions or any of them in any other case whatsoever); and iii) where the prize becomes unavailable for whatever reason, substitute a prize of equal or greater value . The promoter reserves the right to use a winner’s details and photographs/video filming and image rights for publicity and in advertising, marketing or promotional material in any media worldwide and all intellectual property and moral rights in respect of the same vest automatically and entirely and exclusively with the promoter without additional compensation to the winner. In entering the competition, all participants consent to the same. The promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition or these terms and conditions at any time, in whole or in part, with or without notice or compensation, whether due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control or otherwise.

5. MISCELLANEOUS
The name of the winners will be available to view at www.jamesallenonf1.com from 15th August 2012.

Late or fraudulent (at the promoter’s sole and absolute discretion) entries and those not in accordance with these terms and conditions will not be accepted. The promoter’s decision shall be final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into.

Copyright in all competition entries vests in the promoter and in entering the competition all entrants consent to the same.

6. LIABILITY
The promoter’s maximum aggregate liability to any participant under or in connection with the competition or these terms and conditions shall be limited to £650 (the promotional value of prize).

The promoter shall not be liable under or in connection with these terms and conditions, the competition or using a prize for any indirect, special or consequential cost, expense, loss or damage suffered or incurred by any participant even if such cost, expense, loss or damage was reasonably foreseeable or might reasonably have been contemplated by the participant and the promoter and whether arising from breach of contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise.

The promoter does not accept responsibility for (1) any technical or access issue, failure, malfunction or difficulty that might hinder a participant’s entry to or participation during the competition or (2) any event beyond its reasonable control which may cause the competition to be disrupted or corrupted (3) any costs, taxes or expenses incurred by any participant in connection with the competition.

7. GOVERNING LAW
These terms and conditions are governed by and shall be interpreted in accordance with English law and any dispute arising out of or in connection with them will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. In entering the competition, participants consent to the same.

8. PROMOTER
The promoter is James Allen on F1.com

Best ever JA on F1 competition: Win Spa GP seats plus the Ultimate F1 Road Trip
2,414 Responses

  1.   1. Posted By: Nil
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 2:53 pm 

    This has me drooling already!

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    Wayne Reply:

    Fantastic competition, congratulations to JA, Shell and F1 fans everywhere. Unfortunately, I’ve nver been on a ‘road trip’ exactly, although I have driven on a lot of roads ;) Good luck to everyone.

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    Stephen Lott Reply:

    Good luck andy pandyyyyy

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    Ruth Reply:

    Stephen you’ve done it in the wrong place we are number 10 !!! stop supporting other poeple!

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    Emma Arnold Reply:

    Really hope his dreams come true!
    Good Luck

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    Nil Reply:

    We had to make an unscheduled medical trip and I thought it wouldn’t be right to enter the competition. I’ll share my experience here anyway. :)

    It was the summer of 2006. Fernando Alonso was leading the championship and it seemed Michael Schumacher didn’t have an answer to stop Alonso from becoming the youngest double world champion, yet. We were a band of six young recent graduates; two of us were diehard fans and the rest were enthusiastic newbies. We got tickets for the American GP in Indianapolis on the 4th of July long weekend. All of us were broke and couldn’t afford air tickets or lodging after getting the race tickets. A part of the problem was solved when a friend in Bloomington (150 miles from the circuit) told us he’d be happy to have us over. Now neither of us had driven more than 50 miles in our lives let alone make a 700 mile road trip across the country from Philadelphia to Indianapolis. We got a rental car – a Dodge minivan – and left on Friday night aiming to get there early on Saturday. With lots of coffee, Red Bull and driving that only 22 year olds with a new set of wheels can do, we made the trip in 10 hours with no halts. We were about a mile from the race track when one of us rolled the windows down. What I heard next gave me goosebumps and is a moment that can only be understood by someone who has been an F1 fan all his life and hears an F1 engine roar the first time for real. Maybe this is what the first audience to Beethoven’s Fifth felt like.

    We were not too far from the circuit but we were late and stuck in traffic getting into the circuit. I was like a little kid in a candy store when we finally got to the stands! I was enthusiastically trying to explain the rules and who the drivers were and who to watch out for to my friends who were new to the sport but the noise was so loud that we needed earplugs and couldn’t really hear each other from two feet apart.

    We were on the first corner on race day and on the first lap there was a horrible incident when Juan Pablo Montoya clipped Kimi which led to a massive six car shunt with Nick Hiedfeld cartwheeling into the gravel trap. That was an extremely scary moment. We saw on the screen soon that Nick was alright and the race was underway with the Safety Car out. Massa was leading the race for a while and then Schumacher started reeling him down. Alonso seemed to develop some problem (?) and fell down the order to fifth. The race ended with Michael winning and what was the beginning of the Ferrari resurgence that would take the fight down to the end of the season. As soon as the checkered flag was waved we ran down to the podium to see Schumacher, Massa and Fisichella spray the champagne. We were so dazzled by the whole experience with our ears still ringing that no one noticed the gas light go on in our minivan a few miles out of the race track. We ran out of fuel and were stranded on the highway for the next hour. But somehow that felt alright after what had been the most amazing road trip we’d ever had!

    Pics:
    USGP 2006 Qualiflying: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nileshkaria/sets/72157600369247942/

    USGP 2006 Raceday: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nileshkaria/sets/72157600369248330/

    USGP weekend road trip: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nileshkaria/sets/72157600369248652/

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  2.   2. Posted By: Alex Smith
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 3:03 pm 

    The best road trip I ever had was from San Francisco to Phoenix, Arizona, stopping at Los Angeles, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon on the way. It was life changing. So many great experiences and so much amazing scenery on the way. I saw things I never dreamt of seeing, all from the passenger seat of a Corvette. Doing Route 66 in an American icon of a car was so special, and probably the greatest thing I have ever done. The only one that could beat it is the one to Spa. My favourite circuit on the calendar. Always has been, always will be.

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    Bring Back Murray Reply:

    There’s only a handful of tracks left now where you can really trace F1 back to its routes, and Spa is most definitely one of them.

    Don’t let that Hermann Tilke anywhere near it!

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    Speed demon Reply:

    Yep, I totally agree bring F1 back to it’s routes!

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    Rob Sinfield Reply:

    My best road trip was in 2004, following the route of the first week of ‘ Le Tour de France’, which oddly started in Belgium that year!

    My son and I spent a brilliant, sunny, ten days driving to different tour stages in Belgium and France in our trusty 1959 Morris Minor, called Olive. A slow but dependable car the locals loved her and she was photographed wherever we stopped.

    On our tour we visited beautiful places such as Liege, Namur, Arras, and many villages in between.

    In Namur, to the west of Spa, we were thrilled to meet cycling legend Eddy Merckx, who was astonished we had driven from England in such an old car.

    800+ miles in a 45 year old car with not a single breakdown, living mostly off frites and mayonnaise. Now THAT is a great road trip.

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    Harry Charles Reply:

    Sounds like a fantastic trip! Mega jealous! Good luck!

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    Bibi Reply:

    Sounds great. Good luck!

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    Alistair McDonald Reply:

    Awesome life-changing experience. Prolly even more for your son than for you.

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    carol Reply:

    Good times! Just wondering, do you still have the great car or know what happened to it.

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    Ellen Walker Reply:

    Fantastic no that is what I would call a real road trip!

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    Sophie_G_Paris Reply:

    What a great trip, especially for your son. Wee done ;)

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    Paul Whittenbury Reply:

    A road trip like that, following the Tour de France, sounds awesome. Glad you had a great trip.

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    EFFENNBEE Reply:

    Get it sorted GPD… Otherwise there will be trouble!!

    Callum Gamble Reply:

    Great trip, once in a lifetime experience. Enjoyed reading your story. Good luck!

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    Alistair Clare Reply:

    Good Luck GPD

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    Barb Reply:

    Good luck! :)

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    Graham Harris Reply:

    Sounds like a brilliant road trip, obviously you must have left “those” jackets behind in the UK as the French would never have photographed the Morris Minor over your undoubted and cutting edge satorial elegance!

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    Morten Reply:

    Good luck

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    craig thorley Reply:

    well done olive putting up with them 2

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    John Reply:

    Hope you eat better if you go to Spa

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    Morten Reply:

    Would’ve liked that! Good luck.

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    Rowenna Pederson Reply:

    Amazing road trip! Good luck GPD!

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    Matt Reply:

    Nice one Rob, get in there!

    Mr JA, here be your winner!

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    Hannah Thorlby Reply:

    sounds fantastic, good luck and hope you win xx

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    Lianne Reply:

    Good luck to you :)

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    Aggio5 Reply:

    Great story Rob. Eddy Mercks, Frites with Mayonaise and Spa Francorchamps, all what’s famous for Belgium in one trip. The race in Francorchamps is the the most thrilling on the calendar and I attended it since early 80s. Unforgetable moments… Hope you win those tickets.

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    Motorvoicetweet Reply:

    Sounds cool. Best of luck.

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    Motorvoicetweet Reply:

    Good Luck

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    David Cornish Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Luke Smith Reply:

    aha nice! Good luck :)

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    alex green Reply:

    got to be a winner

    Dan Smith Reply:

    Good luck GPD

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    Aida Reply:

    Who else to go on a road trip together, than dad and son. Unforgettable for the son! An opportunity to show of for the dad. That is if you can still do that with today’s kids! ;) Rob is the winner :)

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    John B. Reply:

    More of this sort of thing should be done by Dad and Son together.Sounds great. Well done Rob.

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    Fdimoncar Reply:

    Best of luck, Mr. GPD!

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    Christopher David Reply:

    Wish you all the luck, Rob.

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    @JvBF1 Reply:

    OK then, you have my vote, despite the fact that your head will probably swell larger still. Hope you win. If you do, make it good and not just “me me me – namedrop – me”. Cheers, JvB

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    james Reply:

    Good luck mate

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    Raul Reply:

    Awesome! Good luck!

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  3.   3. Posted By: Mile
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 3:15 pm 

    Is this only for the UK residents?

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    James Allen Reply:

    No

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    Galapago555 Reply:

    I’ve realised that. This season it looks like all the competitions are open to all the readers, no matter their country of residence.

    This increases the international profile of the site and it’s main intention (IMO), to bring the fans closer to the sport.

    Muchas gracias desde España, James.

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    Galapago555 Reply:

    Please EDIT: “…and ITS main intention…”

    Hisham Akhtar Reply:

    +1


  4.   4. Posted By: Andy Dudley
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 3:30 pm 

    The greatest road trip I’ve been on was a tour of Northern Europe in a 3.2l Audi TT Roadster, taking the ferry from Hull to Rotterdam, and on to Amsterdam. I’d never believed how flat Hollland actually was! We then drove south to Cologne in Germany and onwards to the Nürburgring where we did 4 laps of the old Nordschleife. You really got a feel for how thrilling (and dangerous) it was for some of my Grand Prix heroes such as Hunt, Lauda, Stewart, Moss, Hill and Fangio as they tore round the 13 miles of German countryside. Leaving Germany we went through Belgium, near to Spa, but sadly couldn’t stop before heading to Brussels. An overnight stay in the capital then we had lunch in Bruges before the ferry back to the UK. I’d love to get to Spa Francorchamps one day.

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    Jess Reply:

    My dad so deserves this x

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    Rae Cox Reply:

    totally agree

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    Jodie parker Reply:

    Great opportunity and experience to share between son in law and father in law. Andy is very deserving – such a great guy!

    Jo Wenlock Reply:

    Great story Andy. Good luck and I really hope my Dad gets to live his dream too. x

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    Thomas Wenlock Reply:

    Gd luck uncle andy. I want to go too :)

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    Jo Wenlock Reply:

    Love it, good luck. x

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    Adrienne Reply:

    Sounds wicked….I can see why you’d want to go back and finish the experience….not jealous at all!

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    Sam Gaylor Reply:

    Sounds like a good time. I’m more the cycling road trip type of person but yeah Holland is reportedly flat. Good for cycling!

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    Chorlton Reply:

    Sounds like a great trip!

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    Michelle Crowley Reply:

    Sounds like a wonderful road trip but such a shame you didn’t get to the Spa on that occasion. Would be lovely if you could make it this time.

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    Rob Godfrey Reply:

    Good luck with this Andy.

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    Smc Reply:

    Excellent stuff, sounds like you had a fantastic time

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    Dave Reply:

    Ooo fingers crossed! that sounds like an amazing opportunity! :)

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    emma boyden Reply:

    sounds fab :D xx

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    Tony Reply:

    Good luck, hope you get to Spa.

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    Rob Welsh Reply:

    Sounds like a wonderful trip, hope you get to go to spa and put the cherry on top!

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    Megan Reply:

    So want to do this!

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    Chrissie Reply:

    The road trip sounds amazing, Hope you do get to go to Spa. Good luck :)

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    Andrew Reply:

    GD Luck Andy!! It’d be a dream for pops to get a trip to Spa…he loves that circuit!

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    Helen Jones Reply:

    sounds like a fabulous trip, especially in a TT roadster! :)

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    Chris L Reply:

    Sounds pretty awesome. Good luck Andy!

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    sian Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Nigel Dudley Reply:

    What a lovely thing to plan for your f-I-l! Here’s wishing you every success so that you can enjoy your love of moto racing together at this great venue.

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    Vikki Reply:

    Good luck with this competion hope u achieve your goal x

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    Alan Dudley Reply:

    In the words of legend Murray Walker, when the five lights go out it’s Go Go Go. Hope you get pole position.

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    Lesley Reply:

    Good Luck to Jess’s Dad – hope he gets his dream trip x

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    Tori Reply:

    Good luck x

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    Ian Marsh Reply:

    Andy, sounds like a high octane blast.

    All the best; from the USA :-)

    I

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    Jon Dudley Reply:

    I’m commenting on this from the other side of the world strangely enough embarking on my own road trip through the U.S. Yesterday I did a six hour jaunt from Yosemite national park to Furnace Creek, the heart of Death Valley, in a Dodge Charger. Temperatures this morning are currently 101 Degrees, expecting them to peak around midday at 120 – truly is the hottest place on earth. I know the gent whom Andy wishes to take to Spa, he to has a passion for the touring the U.S. and I can now see why. Gary deserves to go.

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    Nathan Hakeman Reply:

    Sounds amazing, good luck..

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    Alan Dudley Reply:

    You seem to be enjoying your holiday Jon.
    Hope Jenny is too. Look forward to the photo’s

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    liana mitchell Reply:

    good luck x

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    Nessie Reply:

    That sounds like a pretty fantastic trip Andy. Good luck! x

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    Lisa - Tied with a bow Reply:

    Good luck xxxxxxxxxxx

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    Steve Harris Reply:

    Spa is THE race. I was there the year Schumi was disqualified and the victory was gifted to Damon. If you win you MUST spectate at the bottom of Eau Rouge.

    The best racetrack in F1. Bar none

    Steve

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    Adam B Reply:

    good luck

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    Judy Panes Reply:

    Fingers and toes crossed for you! :) ) xx

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    Kelly Middleton Reply:

    Good luck xx

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    Nathan Hakeman Reply:

    Sounds amazing, good luck all…

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    Diane Butcher Reply:

    Good luck Andy!

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    salina kalair Reply:

    good luck!!

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    emma kane Reply:

    good luck x

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    emily simmonds Reply:

    Good luck luv the story hope you win. Xx

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    Kathryn Matthews Reply:

    Good Luck :-)

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    Ron Ball Reply:

    What a fantastic think to do for your Dad Jess the chance to experience Formula 1 first hand live and at such a fantastic.track . His blood vessels will burst with excitement and expectation ad the race approaches. Then you have the best piece of race track in
    The world “Ou Rouge ” is awesome all F 1 drivers love it
    I wish you all the luck in
    The world
    Best Wishes
    Ron

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    Sarah Keane Reply:

    Good luck Jess!

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    Sarah Reply:

    Good luck Andy!

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    tina Reply:

    plz make his dream come true

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    Liz Middleton Reply:

    Good luck!! :)

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    Mark Round Reply:

    Sounds like you had a better road trip than me Andy. I still have nightmares of Holland after a hellish journey through Haarlem at night with a German metal fan at the wheel of an Golf GTI.
    I think he was trying to make up for the Dutch flatness by taking every corner on two wheels. The fact he was stoned out of his mind can’t have helped either.

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    Shaun Ashford Reply:

    Good Luck, fantastic story, best of luck!

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    jacquei lee Reply:

    Good luck x

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    Ruth Reply:

    Hope you get there!

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    Sally Reply:

    Best of luck Andy – really hope you win this for your father in law! :-)

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    Amy Reply:

    Awesome story and goodluck :-)

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    Howdwil Reply:

    Sparetomato, sounds wonderful you have Warwickshires Finest full support.
    Hope you win for your Dad.

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    Sati Reply:

    Good luck Andy. Great Story.

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    Sarbjeet Reply:

    Great story, best of luck and hope you win. Great thing to do for your father.

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    Kamla Shergill Reply:

    Great story Andy and good luck. :)

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    Elaine Thornett Reply:

    Good luck!

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    The Gatecrashers Party Band Reply:

    A vote from The Gatecrashers Party Band. x

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    Daniel Langan Reply:

    Fantastic story Andy, sounds like some amazing memories. Good luck with the competition!

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    Laura fisher Reply:

    Great story! Fingers crossed for you. :-) pick Andy!

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    Neil Moloney Reply:

    GO GO GO!!!!

    Good Luck Andy

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    Dawn Reply:

    Good luck x

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    clarence Reply:

    sounds amazing!

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    Sarah Reply:

    Good luck Andy, hope you win!

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    Emma Guildford Reply:

    Good luck. x

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    Pam Neaves Reply:

    Sounds wonderful…fingers crossed!

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    Rose Macefield Reply:

    Sounds amazing, good luck Andy!!

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    Murray Reply:

    Huzzah!

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    Caroline Reply:

    You certainly came back from that trip buzzing. I hope you make it to Spa.

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    Ian Mercer Reply:

    Incredible prize. Very jealous. Good luck!

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    Keeley Davy Reply:

    Wow would love to do something like his but am to scared! Good luck. x

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    Sarah Randell Reply:

    Good luck Andy

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    Natalie Oakley Reply:

    Defo deserves it!

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    Adam Mills Reply:

    Best of luck Andy – it’s always good to see such amazing prizes going to proper fans of the sport and right now, you’re right up there. Pick Andy – that’s the opinion of @BadgerGP

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    Matt G Reply:

    Sounds great – loves the Nurburgring!!! Rather a TT than the Vectra I took round a few years ago!

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    ross mallon Reply:

    i hope you get to go

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    Rob Hayes Reply:

    Wow! Amazing! Best of luck!

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    Andy Vargo Reply:

    Hi, wish you all the best with this, cheers

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    OptimusClaire Reply:

    I hope you win! :)

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    Jen Reply:

    Sounds awesome! I’ll be jealous if you win!

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    Dave Parker Reply:

    Good luck Andy!

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    Marit Reply:

    Good luck! :D

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    Lars Reply:

    Go win Andy!

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    Tim Crowley Reply:

    As they say in Belgium, veel geluk (at least, that’s what Google tells me is ‘good luck’ – hope it’s not something rude!) Andy – all the best with this.

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    Lichfield Dean Reply:

    As the world’s leading writer of none-gardening-based comedy science fiction, I’d just like to say that I am happy to lend my support to my good friend Andy.

    (Professor Hughes would like to add that when he built the Nurburgring as an experimental form of asymmetric particle collider, he was initially unhappy that people kept driving around on its roof, but over the years he came to appreciate the spectacle. He would also like to add his support to this cause).

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    steve B Reply:

    Good Luck Andy, sounds like a great road trip so far… let’s hope you get to Spa and Eau Rouge in 2012!
    Steve

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    Tej Grewal Reply:

    Could not think of a more fitting gift for a lifelong and devoted fan of F1. Would lend my support for F1 day drip.

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    James Thornett Reply:

    Great story and good luck!

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    Sue R Reply:

    Good luck xxx

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    Jon Reply:

    Would love to go round the Nürburgring, wouldn’t mind going to Spa either! Good luck.

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    Roadie Reply:

    As roadie do I get to come along too if you win?
    Good luck

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    Martin Reply:

    I wander how long that would take on a narrow boat :-) ? Maybe complete the same trip around 2030 :-) m

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    Laura McKenzie Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Ron Ball Reply:

    Go for it Andy we will then have another one too add to the Silverstone throng next season as once you see a Live GP then you want the adrenalin rush of more more more
    Cheers
    Ron

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    Angelos Reply:

    Good luck amigo!

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    Tony Holmes Reply:

    awesome, good luck

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    Chris Wenlock Reply:

    Good luck uncle andy, Grandad will love it!

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    Marcus Reply:

    Hope this works

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    Alison Mercer Reply:

    Good luck!

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    bridie gray Reply:

    Good Luck boys!!

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    Gowan Miller Reply:

    Good luck Andy, really hope you make it, can we all come along too? :D

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    Shaila Premchand Reply:

    Andy it sounds like an amazing drive. Hope you
    make it.
    Good Luck.

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    Pat Parkes Reply:

    What a wonderful thing to try and win for your father in law! Good luck, Andy and hopefully you will be able to go on the road trip of a lifetime together, and Gary will be able to fulfil his dream of seeing a live Formula One race!

    Best Wishes,

    Pat.

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    Maureen Smith Reply:

    What a lucky Father in law
    Good luck to you both xx
    Maureen

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    Ben Reply:

    All the best with this Andy!

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    Laura Reply:

    Good luck Andy!

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    Cal Carvill Reply:

    Sounds great mate
    Hope you get to go
    Good luck

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    Robin Reply:

    Good Luck Andy! Looks awesome so I really hope you win!

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    David Reply:

    A mammoth roadtrip that sounds like it deserves to be followed by one to Spa.

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    Kirsty Reply:

    Good luck Andy!

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    J.C. Hutchins Reply:

    Good luck to you, Andy! You’re a terrific son-in-law! :)

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    Maria Reply:

    Good luck to you both – what an awesome thing! :)

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    Tom Liljeholm Reply:

    Best of luck to the both of you. :)

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    ellen parker Reply:

    Andy – What a great trip!! Good luck for the Spa tickets. Having seen your Dad in full ferrari gear at a badgergp event I can tell how much you’d both enjoy it live!

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    James Reply:

    Great story, you have my vote – hope you win!

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    Jat Singh Reply:

    Goodluck, hope you win this one

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    Gwyn James Reply:

    Great story Andy, sounds like an awesome trip. Good luck!

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    Meryl Reply:

    Good luck! Hope you win the tickets :-)

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    Jay Reply:

    Hi Andy – sorry I posted this in the wrong place before!

    :D

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    JerseyRose Beaded Bridal Reply:

    Good luck Andy and Gary, hope you get to live your dream. x

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    Yvonne Roberts Reply:

    All the best.

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    Martin Broadhurst Reply:

    You’ve got my vote!

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    Peter Tooke Reply:

    Fantastic idea Andy. Good luck

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    Jamm Reply:

    I vote for Andy!

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    Frances Wintle Reply:

    Good luck Andy. It’s great that you want to do this for your father in law. I think you’re both very lucky – I hope you win.

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    Dawn Reply:

    Good luck will be a great experience to sahre with your father-in-law

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    Ian Reply:

    Good luck Andy – sounds like an amazing opportunity!! Keeping my fingers crossed…

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    Bryan Smith Reply:

    Good luck, blog if you wim mate

    Tommytenpin (WW)

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    Nik Reply:

    Good luck Andy. Your father-in-law is a top bloke, would be great if you two could go on a road trip together and for him to complete the F1 journey he started in the 70′s!

    Nik

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    Ian Ward Reply:

    Good luck to you in this!

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    a moore Reply:

    the best story, you should win!

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    Jo Reply:

    Sounds amazing! Good luck…

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    Fiona T Reply:

    Wow what an amazing trip. Wish I could have been with you. Good luck with this one.

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    Helen Andrews Reply:

    Good Luck Andy!

    (Sorry for replying in the wrong place before!)

    Helen :)

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    Dan fisher Reply:

    Good luck andy

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    Hannah Reply:

    Good luck Andy and Gary ! :o ) All the best :o )

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    Jenny Dudley Reply:

    Good luck for the competition x

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    Janet Blake Reply:

    Good luck – hope you are successful!

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    Joan Morton Reply:

    Good luck

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    Tracy Morris Reply:

    Hope you can live the dream this time round, good luck

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    Charles Hunter Reply:

    Well deserved! Good Luck!

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    laura Reply:

    Good Luck xx

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    Chris E Reply:

    Good luck Andy!

    I hope you get to take your father in law on what looks like an amazing road trip!

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    Splam Reply:

    Sounds great

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    Tom Bentley Reply:

    Good Luck, Andy!

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    Venetia Reply:

    Good luck Andy, sounds like a fantastic prize!

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    Dan Fu Reply:

    Good Luck Andy!!!

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    Stef Reply:

    Good Luck mate!

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    Di W Reply:

    Fabulous sounding trip Andy; really hope it gets you the prize for you and father-in law. Fingers crossed!

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    Teresa Stokes Reply:

    Good luck

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  5.   5. Posted By: David Garbutt
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 3:33 pm 

    This looks really fantastic. I’ve never been to a GP before and it would be an honour to spend my first one at Spa!

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    Nick Johnston Reply:

    Good luck Jessica, hope you win.

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  6.   6. Posted By: yarra_nat
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 3:42 pm 

    I have had so many good road trips that I can’t pinpoint just one good one. We have travelled in a (slow and noisy!) motorhome from Sydney to Melbourne and along the Great Ocean Road. We have driven from the South West of England up to the very top of Scotland and over the Skye bridge(on more than one occasion!) Heck, we have even driven 2000 miles across Europe from the UK to Italy and spent a fornight with our convertible roof down driving in the hot summer sun. Although I can’t pinpoint just one ‘good’ road trip one thing that all of our trips have had in common is that for every single one I have been with my family – that makes them all ‘good’.

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    Nick Young Reply:

    And I’ve enjoyed every single one with you my darling!

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  7.   7. Posted By: Sebee
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 3:45 pm 

    My best road trip ever hands down was Barcelona to Nice May 24th, 2002. As long as I watched F1 I kept saying that I absolutely must visit Monaco. The drive through the mountains was simply incredible. Perfect weather, music on the radio, even the gas station snacks were delicious that day! Upon arriving in Nice early evening we unpacked and headed right to Monaco, which was still old pit lane layout. We walked the pit lane for free checking out what the mechanics were up to. No restrictions on work hours back then – every garage had activity. Montoya won that weekend. We walked the track and went to check out the top 10 cars standing behind bank-line ribbons and guarded by 4 policemen. We then helped the Ferrari boys load up the toolboxes and hardware onto the trucks for about an hour. Does it get any better?

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    Alistair McDonald Reply:

    Wow, awesome experience!

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  8.   8. Posted By: Baghetti
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 3:52 pm 

    Can’t wait until 18:00 to start the Roadtrip-race, it’s gonna be a tense 3 weeks…:-)

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    Baghetti Reply:

    Just to make sure: this competition is open to non UK residents like myself, right? The T&M’s do not hold a nationality requirement, they only state that you have to take the plane and cannot drive over yourself, but I’m happy to take a plane from Belgium to UK in order to be able to take the obligatory flight from UK to Belgium…:-)

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    James Allen Reply:

    No nationality restriction

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    andrew Reply:

    Should take in Mercier Chateau in Epernay where the rally (1950) took place in the 18km of cellars amongst hundreds of thousands of bottles of champagne


  9.   9. Posted By: Craig Reay
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 4:09 pm 

    A number of years ago me and 5 other friends decided to drive from Manchester UK to Kallithea Greece. We set off in three cars with camping gear in the book and only 3 firm plans. A ferry from England to France, a ferry from Italy to Greece and a Hotel booked in Greece for a week. Everything between was up to random events. In our trip we visited Paris, Nurburgring (See youtube x-type Nurburgring video), Switzerland Stelvio Pass, Arsie (Italy childish I know), Venice, Brindisi, Greece E90 mountain pass, Pisa, Monaco (walked around the track) and many other random places. A truly epic 3 week road trip with many memories created. Possibly the best moment was the look on the receptionist face in Greece when we explained we have driven there. Please vote if you think my road trip merits reward.

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    Andy Smith Reply:

    As one of the 6 I can vouch for how epic a trip this was. From the good: drinking from an ice cold stream in the alps; finding camp sites with a water park, theme park and a lake; lapping the Colosseum in Rome; and the looks from people wondering about the “drivers” with their feet up/on a laptop/asleep. To the scary good: the ‘ring; the alps with smoking brakes; and the Arc de Triomphe in the wet. Just some of the memories we have.

    Fingers crossed Craig for another one to Spa.

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    Hayley Yates Reply:

    I had to live without you for 3 weeks! I couldn’t do that now! xx

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    Dan Kelly Reply:

    As another 1 of the 6 I can say that this trip was 1 of a lifetime, we literally had Europe at our hands. My highlights of the trip was the lap around the Nurburgrin (as a passenger in Craigs car) & visiting Monaco, one of my favorite places ever. 3 weeks – 6 lads – lots of laughs – brilliant.

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    Max Power Reply:

    And who can forget the Merc loosing its exhaust and vaulting 3 foot into the air, undressing itself at 120mph on the motorway, and boiling its own petrol. It was the best 3 weeks I’ve ever had.

    Quote of the trip:
    ‘Did you put all that oil in?’
    ‘Yep, It didn’t even touch the sides!’

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    Andy Smith Reply:

    Ah yes, it did like to use oil like it was going out of fashion :)

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    Becky Reply:

    Sounds epic. Would love to see some photos from all of the different places (And maybe a recreation of the receptionist’s face :P )

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    Craig Reay Reply:

    For people who are interested I have dug out a random set of the photos from the trip. You can find them here http://www.flickr.com/photos/83561470@N02/sets/72157630766867808/

    You can also find my 2nd lap of the Nurburgring here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuzNVMEdNTo

    Enjoy!
    Craig Reay

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    Alistair McDonald Reply:

    Top story, wish I’d done this in my youth, although there is still time . . . .

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    Alan G Reply:

    Great story, including some iconic roads and scenery – and of course the ultimate challenge, the Nurburgring.

    Europe must be the best place in the world for a road trip. Hope you make it to Spa!

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    Dad Reply:

    As the father of one of these lads, I can say it was quite an experience!!!!!!

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    Mum Reply:

    As Mum to one of the lads I remember the pile of washing that came back and the smile on his face at such a fantastic trip. Good luck on getting to Spa and you can do your own washing when you get back….. hehe

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  10.   10. Posted By: andrew
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 4:09 pm 

    The heat and humidity is oppressive. The 150,000km “Island Cars” Yaris – no aircon – ploughs through the remote tropical Jamaican Blue Mountain region in search of the elusive and spectacular YS falls.

    We haven’t seen a tourist for 3 days. Signs are non-existent, tarmac suddenly disappears and we are driving on bare rock.

    Deep in the forest we slow at a crossroads not knowing where to go. A local is sat in the shade. Yet instead of just pointing like others had previously, this bare chested Rastafarian grabs the door and swiftly jumps into the back seat. He smells interesting and I’m a little nervous at being hi-jacked.

    “I take you the waterfalls man”, Rene drawls.

    I see in the mirror he’s pulling out a huge Crocodile Dundee 9” blade……Fear and dread engulf me…my sweat turns cold…

    Utter joy and relief as he slices some Mango and offers it…

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    ruth Reply:

    Most interesting journey ever. thanks rene n the yaris was a legend!

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    andrew Reply:

    @ruth – cant find picture of the Yaris, gutted – still a couple of you and Rene.

    pic.twitter.com/JO2yeXIe
    pic.twitter.com/nCcjsNDN

    At times there was no path and we had to swim up the gorge while Rene carried the bag

    pic.twitter.com/s5DJAKB4
    pic.twitter.com/yPfo2lDF

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    andrew Reply:

    The actual full road trip was 10 days around the entire Jamaican coast, no pre-booked accommodation, no major tourist centres… and a car for $75 from Island Cars – half the price of every other rental company – and now we know why!

    RB Reply:

    Interesting story but always be afraid of rastas carrying a knife.

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    Terry Jacobs Reply:

    Good story showing that often fact is better than fiction

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    Justin hall Reply:

    Thought you were going to say “as he pulled out a great big reefer!”…,

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    andrew Reply:

    The interesting smell I referred to in the story was exactly that. After climbing up this remote gorge with Rene for 2 hours, we finally got to the falls.

    He then pulled a particular leaf off a tree and sat down on a rock and rolled some “special baccy” in it and asked for a light. The next 2 hours sat on the rock were all about Jamaican recipes he made.

    They all started with,
    “you take the coconut,
    you grate the coconut into the pot
    you make the coconut base and…

    needles to say we got the munchies pretty quickly…

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    Kev Meredith Reply:

    Interesting story,I take it you had a blast on his leaf

    Stephen DarbyshireLangham Reply:

    Andrew,you’re like Phillieas Fogg, yet another one of your awe inspiring adventures.

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    andrew Reply:

    We spent 10 days driving round the whole of Jamaica in the Yaris, with no pre-booked accommodation, avoiding all the tourist areas like Montego Bay etc..

    Found a bar in the middle of the sea (at least 1 mile out from land) and had to get a boatman to take us there – he was called Roger strangely

    https://twitter.com/thejudge13/status/228866765977968641/photo/1

    https://twitter.com/thejudge13/status/228866841139892224/photo/1

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    Steve H Reply:

    Get some work done for a change. Lol +

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    Paul Rawson Reply:

    Like it

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    Paul Reply:

    Nice story, did you get to the falls.

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    andrew Reply:

    Yeah, after 2 hours of trekking up a remote gorge having to swim through the river at times because the sides were so steep.

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    Kev Mez- Nat West Reply:

    I can’t access your pics Andy due to firewalls on my bank laptop, but I’ve just googled some images of the YS falls , they look spectacular and worth your efforts to get there, brilliant story and good luck with the comp

    Debbie Martin Reply:

    I can see a film being made soon!..

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    Nezmo Reply:

    I stopped reading at 9″ as I don’t like stories where people get bummed.

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    Speedy Reply:

    Sounds like quite the adventure! Exciting :)

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    Geoff Reply:

    The safest way see the falls is Google.earth mate..

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    Jen Reply:

    Did u eat the mango then?!

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    andrew Reply:

    You don’t refuse mango from a guy with a 9″ knife

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    Mandy Reply:

    You just don’t refuse mango full stop. I have some lovely memories of JA great country, good people mostly. I was taken around by locals which was great not being restricted to tourist areas. Hope you win AJ, Turkey was an adventure with you guys lol x

    Mandy Reply:

    Brilliant I could almost taste the mango and smell the ganja lol

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    Andrew Williams Reply:

    Sounds amazing. We got a taxi in St Lucia on our honeymoon and he had a massive knife next to the handbrake. Must be a caribbean thing.

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    Martin Reply:

    Good story!!

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    Stephen kempster (jugs mate in pub) Reply:

    Had a similar encounter in jamaica myself! Ur tale brings back some wonderful memories!

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    Alistair McDonald Reply:

    LOL! (really, I did!). I’ve been to Jamaica (in fact my sis-in-law is from there) and if you spent 3 or more days off the beaten track, you have my respect.

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    andrew Reply:

    Try portland parish. Where the movie stars in the 50′s went like Errol Flyn. Port Antonio is purely local – no hotels – no jobs – locals fantastic.

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    Helen Reply:

    Exciting stuff!

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    Emma Reply:

    Love it!!!! :-D

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    Lou williams Reply:

    Tell us more! I’m totally gripped!!

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    andrew Reply:

    After trekking up the gorge and back (4 hours), we left Rene outside his corrugated shack he used for a house (having remunerated him well).

    He asked if we would give a friend of his a lift down the mountain – we said no problem.

    A ganga stinking 50 year old bloke (with no teeth) appeared. He spoke mostly Patwa so we hadn’t got a clue what he was chattering away about.

    Half way down the mountain he shouted STOP!!!

    I stopped the car and he jumped out, pulled open the passenger door and grabbed Ruth by the hand – pulled her from the car – and down the bank into the rainforest undergrowth.

    Now as some of you will know, Ruth is pretty hardy, so I decided she could take care of herself and I should stay with the car.

    Having smoked a cigarette or 2 I was beginning to get worried. They’d been gone 20 mins.

    Anyway, crisis over. The branches rustled and Rene’s mate and Ruth appeared with armfuls of Mango’s. Such was the quantity they filled the footwell of the passenger side of the car.

    We resumed our journey and left Rene’s mate at a fork in the road at the bottom of the mountain.

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    Miranda Reply:

    Sounds like a fab trip. Think I’d have been scared too!

    Kim Cook Reply:

    Sounds really interesting this, Stephen was telling me about your adventures! Fantastic!

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    Mejano Reply:

    Hey. Where did my other comment go? Anyway. I bet you didn’t argue with him the way you argue with me!!

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    andrew Reply:

    I accepted the mango without making comment or observation – other than – “that’s the nicest Mango I’ve ever tasted, SIR”.

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    Jipjoe Reply:

    Machette’d in a Yaris. Brutal. That’s a bad way to go man.

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    J'pate Reply:

    You should have been thankful he whipped out his 9″ knife. Would have been far worse if he’d whipped out something else that was 9″ in front of your missus. You’d have been in his shadow- both literally and figuratively.

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    andrew Reply:

    You should check with her – maybe your summation is incorrect. lol.

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    A Fairweather Reply:

    Haha Crocodile Dundee – “That’s not a knife!”

    Please elaborate more on the story, it sounds great! It’s always the best kind of tale when you get taken down one route, and then it turns out to be something entirely different.

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    andrew Reply:

    In the more remote parts of Jamiaca, the roads are like mazes, with a fork or crossroads every half a mile or so.

    The public transport system is no-existent and people wait at these forks in the road – if a local vehicle is going their way they jump on/in until they arrive at a fork where the vehicle is going a different way from them – and then they jump off and wait for the next one.

    We had (pre-Rene) seen people like this, but because they could see we were tourists they didn’t try and jump in our car – they just assumed we were off to the falls and merely pointed the way.

    So for Rene, jumping uninvited into a car was normal.

    After the confidence Rene and his mate gave us that we were not going to be mugged – we did our bit for the local transport network helping people out with lifts.

    We then heard some great story’s and saw some places we would never have found.

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    Stephen Hewitt Reply:

    Awe inspiring

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    Maria Lemos Reply:

    Great story would love to know what happens next!

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    alen Reply:

    Good tale. Good luck. Sure youll be value to the competition organisers

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    Ross Reply:

    Really great writing and exciting story to be able to tell. Good luck

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    Ruthiechops Reply:

    so what we all wanna know was ‘did the mango taste good?’

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    andrew Reply:

    “Mango was reeeeeeeeeaaaaaal good – hun”

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    James and Louise Reply:

    Mmm. Remember you telling us about that one – and some others. What about the one in Bulgaria where the road was washed down the cliff just before you arrived? Good luck. You’re both good entertainment value.

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    Aaron Reply:

    Sounds like a good trip

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    Ernie Moorehead Reply:

    Great story Andrew
    !

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    Anne Reply:

    Big fan of this!

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    Gordon Reply:

    Did you get a refund due to aircon failure?

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    andrew Reply:

    It didn’t fail – It never worked.

    There was a tactic I used to cool the car down though. The roads out there were so bad they were doing a lot of work repairing them.

    To keep the dust down, they drive water tanker trucks up and down the area of work and in effect it has holes in the side spraying water out sideways.

    Our Yaris did have electric windows, and when approaching one of these water tankers, I wound Ruth’s passenger window down and she got a serious healthy drenching as I drove right along side the truck.

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    Ruth Reply:

    yes I remember it well. Wet T-Shirt contest wasn’t in it!!! And it wasn’t a one-off either grrrr

    Ruth Reply:

    In fact you could call it SPA IN A CAR ha ha ha

    JB Reply:

    Nice one Aj. Hope you win.

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    Jo Reply:

    Sounds great, hope you win xx

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    Wigan Dave Reply:

    Are you it wasnt a white Ford Escort and Moss Side or am I confusing 2 Rasta stories?

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    andrew Reply:

    That story was actually in a red RS Turbo, the white Escort had been written off the previous year – with you in it – dressed as an oil sheik – with a 3 foot tall toilet roll constructed replica of an oil rig – if I remember rightly.

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    Robert Oliver Reply:

    Sounds fantastic, good luck
    Rob

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    Botts Reply:

    Cool man. lovin the sequel

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    Belinda Reply:

    Hope you win Ruth.

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    Mike Yates Reply:

    Brilliant.

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    John Toms Reply:

    This reminds me of a journey I did in Tenerife, good fun but scary.

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    Dave Eyebrows Benny Reply:

    Sounds like a good adventure.

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    Stevey Boy Reply:

    Good luck from us poor workers. lol

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    Tim Bull Reply:

    Great Story!

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    Janis Reply:

    You always could tell a good story Andrew…hope you win!

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    Leeanne Reply:

    Wow, are there no end to your talents!! Good story you should write a bit more.. x

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    andrew Reply:

    why thank you kind Madam

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    Thejudge13 Reply:

    +1 What no Jamaican rum involved?

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    andrew Reply:

    Now that’s another tale.

    We visited the Jamaican Appleton Estate (makers of all things Rum and some – Morgan Spiced…) and mistakenly went by car.

    There were only coaches in the car park – mostly people on day tours from Hotels/Cruise liners in Montego Bay. We parked amidst the buses and joined a tour.

    Now unlike in Europe where you often pay a discounted rate for a limited number of taster drinks (eg Tio Pepe, Jerez) the drinks at the end of the tour were unlimited.

    We understood how this wasn’t being abused as people were being harried to get on the buses before they left within 10 mins of the tour ending. This of course restricted their ability to consume vast quantities of alcohol.

    However, there were 25-30 full size 75cl bottles in reception left out for tasting – and 15 minutes after the tour, there was just us there.

    We ended up leaving the car and returning the hour long journey the next day to collect it.

    Good job we knew about standing at forks in the road and flagging lifts by then.

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    adele Reply:

    Good luck from us in insurance. It appears you’ve had a number of adventures then..

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    andrew Reply:

    You crack me up – THIS IS A COMPTITION FOR VOTES – you commenting for all 3 of you inc Ashlea and Kerry isn’t that helpful :)

    I’m glad you’re great at insurance!

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    ashlea Reply:

    +1 Vote now dutifully registered :)

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    joanne Reply:

    goodluck!

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    kerry Reply:

    I’m in too now – can we finish early on Friday?

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    Kev Mez- Nat West Reply:

    Best of luck Andy

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    Kevin Meredith Reply:

    Pelican bar looks a blast

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    Terry Rew Reply:

    A Yaris, Mango, Man with knife, what more could you want

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    Mark Reply:

    That’s what you get for driving through Warrington after midnight

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    Terry Jacobs Reply:

    Good story and a bit scary. Fact is as good as fiction

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    Alex Sav Reply:

    This is a great story, Good luck!!!

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    Catwoman Reply:

    Perrrrfect story!!!

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    Alexx Reply:

    Go ruth, Awesome story!!

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    Becca Reply:

    Really wish i was there, Sounds like an amazing trip!

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    Dave Reply:

    Should have said ‘ that’s not a knife, this is a knife’ ( and produced a larger one).

    Good story.

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    Debs Reply:

    If it was a Spa day, I’d write one myself. XXX

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    Simon B Reply:

    Pulled out a huge…. oo-er! Ruth, I bet your eyes were popping out of your head!

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    Gray Reply:

    Everyone in Sales told me to say – good luck………………………………………….. (only joking), told maria to vote too. Lousie off till monday.

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    maria Reply:

    Good luck AJ xxx

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    Abby Reply:

    Wow go Daddy hope you win xx

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    Pippa Reply:

    AWESOME STORY DAD !!! xxx

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    Hannah Warner Reply:

    Love it :)

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    Laura Reply:

    Cool story… Good luck! :-)

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    Amy Reply:

    Hope you win :)

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    Sam Reply:

    Gripping and amusing story… now the F1 fans of the world have been made aware about rastafarians with mangos! Good Luck Andy :)

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    muntaser jaradat Reply:

    really funny story i wounld of mind been with u both hahah good luck andy

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    Louise Reply:

    No idea what’s going on…….Ruth instructed me !!! Sounds fun tho!

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    Freya Reply:

    Great story- makes me want to go on a road
    trip this summer!

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    best chef Reply:

    sounds awesome. loving the instalments too

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    Emma Lodge Azzabi Reply:

    go guys wish I was coming with you!!!!!! Dya have room for one more?

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    Jon Hutchinson Reply:

    Sounds safer than Warrington

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    Ruth Reply:

    Why dyu think I moved away lol, but is it safer than ? where was it Reading. I guess its relative

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    Lou P Reply:

    Lovin it

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    paula Reply:

    Hope you win

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    Kellie Reply:

    love it!

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    Vicki Reply:

    Heard this story in person too – Hilarious! Good Luck!

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    Natalie McNeely Reply:

    We were in Ocho Rios Andy and saw that every day! 40 guys hanging off a truck making their way back and forth to work. Also saw a man standing 1 day bolock naked out of his mind…. Our Tour Rep branded him the BAD MAN….. Lol

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    andrew Reply:

    You’re more travelled than I – dear girl!!!

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    Linda Reply:

    Wondered where that was going! Gripping :-)

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    Tasha Reply:

    [mod] Awesome story.

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    Lanny Reply:

    aww lovely story, I’ve always wanted to go to Jamaica xx

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    Dad Reply:

    Good luck Ruth and Andrew

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    Jamie Reply:

    Great story! I bet James Cameron is on the line as we speak.

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    Lez Reply:

    You crack me up with your travel stories!!! Good luck guys.

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    Fiona Reply:

    Brilliant!! – it’s just a completely different world!

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    Joseph Reply:

    Good story – you deserve to win

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    Liz Reply:

    Nice story!

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    Jo Beattie Reply:

    Fab story, deserves to win.

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    John Reply:

    That’s not a knife… this is a knife…

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    alex stansby Reply:

    great story! Similar happened to me, but in Heaton Mersey, and not a rasta with a knife but a wrinkly with Alzheimers. Your story’s more fun! Good luck x

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    Ruth Reply:

    Thanks Alex, n was great to see you at the weekend. I am sure you have plenty of tales like this!

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    Booey Reply:

    Justice!! :) xx

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    Zoe Reply:

    Am I the last from work? Good luck

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    Tracey M Reply:

    Good luck xx

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    Ruth Reply:

    Thanks Tilly Mints much appreciated honey

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    sammy Reply:

    Good luck, can we have an early dart that fri if you win? :)

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    Geffers Reply:

    Come on everyone, lets push this one over the line!!! +1

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    Mr Jam Reply:

    Hope you win biiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggggg!

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    Sarah Reply:

    This really isn’t easy you know this is my fourth attempt. anyway I’m sure its worth it. keep me posted. S xx

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    Antionette Reply:

    Great story

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    Iain Reply:

    Good luck

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    Helen Reply:

    Mango will never taste the same again. Good luck.

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    kelly louise Reply:

    I wish i had been there i. love maanggo

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    Moira Aitken Reply:

    I can see a reality T.V series in the making!Good Luck!

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    adamsky Reply:

    Can we all go on a road trip if you win?

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    JH Reply:

    I just saw adamsky do this, I’m not sitting next to him if we do. :) Hope you get GOLD!!!

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    MAtt Reply:

    Mango. Mango.Mango. MMMMMMM

    We had a yaris die on us on the M62. Not quite as tropical …..

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    Jayde Reply:

    Good luck!

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    John Stotr Reply:

    Wow nail biting short story !
    Good luck

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    Ruth Reply:

    Thanks John glad you managed it in the end. The post I mean.

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    Adam Cunliffe Reply:

    Great story Andrew.

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    Les Reply:

    great story – would have preferred a slice of pineapple – not too keen on mango!!!

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    Peter Reply:

    Good luck!

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    max the glory Reply:

    AWESOME

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    Emma Reply:

    +1

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    Hannyelf Reply:

    Cool

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    John Ritchie Reply:

    Sounds like an amazing trip. I’ve been to Jamaica and been up Fern Gully and also climbed Dunn River Falls but what you did sounds like much more fun. I particuarly want to go to the pub on the Island by boat. Hey man!

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    matt Reply:

    Go guys goodluck

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    jamo Reply:

    Cool man. go. bro

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    lauren Reply:

    Go AJ

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    DM Reply:

    One last push huh?

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    Lyncher Reply:

    +1

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    Lu Reply:

    our vote from reception!

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    Miranda Reply:

    Now posted in the right place, anyway sounds like a fab trip.

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    Mum Reply:

    good luck Andrew and Ruth. mum x

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    Nicola Reply:

    Enjoyed tea yesterday. Xxx

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    Jodie Reply:

    Broken toe delayed vote. Stop the texts now

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    Paul R Reply:

    Sorry to be so last minute. Good tale though.

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    Sue Roberts Reply:

    Good luck. Sorry it took so long.

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    Tom S Reply:

    Hope you win

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  11.   11. Posted By: A. Gareau
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 4:11 pm 

    The best road trip I ever took was with my best friends through the western United States during a break from university. With little planning and camping outdoors most of the way, the freedom to choose our routes, share driving, and see places we’d never been before was thrilling.

    Though our car was far from a high performance vehicle (far from even a solid road car, truthfully), carving our way through the desert canyons without any obligations was a treat, and something I’d love to recapture… perhaps in a sportier car!

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  12.   12. Posted By: Gary Taylor
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 4:13 pm 

    My best road trip was fromSsaint John, NB, Canada to Boston in October 2009. Driving down through Maine seeing all the autumnal coloured leaves was magical! The football game in Boston was the destination & was fab despite the 59-0 drubbing my titans took!

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  13.   13. Posted By: Mark Singleton
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 4:21 pm 

    1982 Aged 12 with Mum (who wouldn’t fly) Dad and older brother we embarked on a trip from North Nottinghamshire to the Costa del Sol in an early diesel mark II Cavalier. Now this isn’t a short journey now and back then there were fewer motorways through France and seemingly none from the Pyrenees onward. Despite that, and the fact my father was a lorry driver who considered stopping ‘something that other people do,’ and my regular fights (always losing!) with my older brother, and the Cavalier (no A/C!) it was a great adventure. Sure the car overheated in the Pyrenees in 35c heat on a near vertical road (after a 3 hours we found the radiator cap and coasted down the other side) We got eaten by ants while making a brew on a portable stove, we got lost and slept in the car but we never stopped smiling.

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  14.   14. Posted By: Martin Fry
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 4:24 pm 

    In September 2001- I along with 25 other Lotus Elises toured Spain- travelling mainly on small twisty mountain roads, but also taking in Barcelona (imagine the sight of us down Las Ramblas!. It was a pure rush, packing all your clothes into the small boot and driving for up to 500 miles a day on some of the best twisty roads in Europe. At the end of the day, catching up en mass to each share our own experineces of the day over a group meal. It wasn’t without hiccups- one car written off but no injuries and looking for a replacement Pirreli PZero in Andorra. (see the F1 link?).
    Also 9/11 occured toward the end of the trip- which whilst devastating, reniforced the motto live once, live to the Max!
    I will never forgot this Road Trip.

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  15.   15. Posted By: Daniel MA
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 5:05 pm 

    Well I hope the site doesn’t crash with the amount of comments that will be posted jaja.

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  16.   16. Posted By: Shane wood
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 5:09 pm 

    The best road trip I ever had was the car journey from the hospital bringing my baby daughter home. Realising that my life had changed forever was both nerve racking and exciting beyond words.

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    Alistair McDonald Reply:

    The proudest moment of my life was exactly that. Using the baby car seat for the first time, the concern for that surprisingly robust little one (“I’ll just bring the car to the entrance”) are all relived through your story. Thanks for reminding me.

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  17.   17. Posted By: crespo
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 5:18 pm 

    I went on a family road trip through the Scottish Highlands and across the UK, and got to drive most of it, sharing driving duties with my old man. Being from the Dominican Republic, where we drive on the right (correct!) side of the road, driving in the UK felt like a constant brain fart. Early on, I had to remind myself every three seconds that what I was seeing in front of me was correct. Shifter on the left, passenger to the left, trees and shrubs on the left, incoming vehicles on the right… it was all very alien, and even intimidating for a while, but after a few highway miles I acclimatised to it. My father had driven a right-hander in the UK before, so it wasn’t particularly new to him and his adjustment period was a lot shorter than mine. Being my first time, I had to constantly tell my brain to not revert to the standard I grew up with, which was challenging at first, tiring second, but ultimately fun and rewarding.

    The trip itself was amazing. We drove through the rolling hills of Scotland, where it seemed like you could drop a boulder from the top of any of the seemingly unrealistically smooth green hills on either side of the road and it would joyfully roll down one, and back up another hill, back down again, up… you get the picture. We stayed in a couple of old castles that were restored into these beautiful, quaint hotels, had lots of fine whisky, drove around Loch Ness, almost ran over a large flock of sheep (this happened a couple of times), tasted several types of cheese (my younger brother suddenly wanted to become a cheese connoisseur on this trip, ordering a cheese platter for dessert every day), got a peek of Ireland from [very] far away, played croquet, got told we could not use the restrooms at the Turnberry golf course, missed an exit due to the foggy conditions, and stayed at a vineyard-cum-hotel on our way down to London. Oh, and we also had delicious cuisine meals along most of the way.

    It was a beautiful trip, one I will cherish and be thankful to my father for the rest of my life, and I’d surely want to do again with either friends or with a family of my own down the line. Highly recommended.

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  18.   18. Posted By: Aaron Wilkinson
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 5:25 pm 

    This may seem so simple but London to Barcelona. No motorways at all, using all A roads snaking through the mountian regions near the spanish French border was amazing with a sheer drop overlooking a river, testing the Ford Focus to its limit. Coming up over the Spanish border to see the see was just beautiful. Its not as glamorous as some other peoples but it was the first time i have driven that far, it was amazing and i suggest going near Marsilles and and heading towards the border its just amazing. thought i would sheer my exprience here.

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  19.   19. Posted By: Angel Garcia (crespo)
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 5:28 pm 

    150 word version:

    I took a family roadtrip across the UK, starting in Scotland and ending in London. It was my first time driving on the left side of the road, which was a constant challenge at first, trying to stay in my lane. I eventually got used to it and, with that distraction out of the way, was able to appreciate just how beautiful the Scottish Highlands were. We drove around Loch Ness, stayed at a couple of old castles that were turned into hotels, almost ran over a flock of sheep (thrice), had many a fine whisky, tasted many cheeses, played croquet, were rejected a restroom visit at Turnberry Golf Course, missed a highway exit due to fog, and ate delicious cuisine meals along [most] of the way. It was a beautiful trip, and one I will cherish and be thankful to my father for the rest of my life.

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  20.   20. Posted By: Mark Baker
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 5:35 pm 

    My Best Road Trip – San Francisco & the cool breeze of Napa valley started the tour nicely in our clapped out hire car then, a night under the stars at Yosemite with the Bears finished the day.

    Next as if driving into an oven, we hit the heat of Death Valley, scorched and barley able to breath we sped through to party town Las Vegas. On the out skirts the cops were waiting and minutes later we got a speeding ticket. Not a good start!

    Low riders cruised the strip in Vegas that night, followed by another open air night in the Grand Canyon, then waking besides snake holes & taking donkey rides down to the river. LA was sprawling and we worried about guns.

    Then we hit Malibu for surfing and the beautiful return journey up the highway route 1. That’s how I remember it anyway :-)

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    Lauren Reply:

    Good luck :)

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  21.   21. Posted By: Seán Craddock
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 5:47 pm 

    The best road trip I ever had was from Dublin, Ireland to the town of Kandersteg in Switzerland. It was with a coach load of friends so nothing fancy or anything. We went nonstop all the way which was tiring, but it was my first time being in any of the countries we drove through Wales, England, France and Switzerland. We saw some amazing scenery along the way and got to see St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel light up at night! Driving through the mountains in Switzerland was incredible. It’s a trip I will never forget and we got to do it again all the way back home!

    However I still haven’t been to Belgium or a Grand Prix, but I have always dreamt of it…

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    Pat Craddock Reply:

    road trips are fun, but as Cian & Jim would say you can’t beat the experience you get from attending your 1st Grand Prix, which of course will lead to your 2nd,3rd,4th visit to a Grand Prix etc, etc,etc.

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    Jim Reynolds Reply:

    Ansolutely Pat, Sean would be in seventh heaven I know…..

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    Jean Burrows Reply:

    Ah, I remember it well….!!!!!

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    peter o hanlon Reply:

    road trips are the best drove from dublin to south of france took 2.5 days to get there and went trough england good trip best of luck sean

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    Ben O'Callaghan Reply:

    Sounds like great craic!! I did one with my family in an RV last year!! We went from Los Angeles to the grand canyon and back to San Francisco!!! It was amazing!! :D

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    Adam Hetherington Reply:

    Best roadtrip fire me wd from Dublin, across Brittany and the north of France, before heading back up through England to top the holiday off with a game at Anfield. Absolutely awesome!

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    Gemma Reply:

    Trust you to hace a Liverpool match as the highlight!!!!

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    Michael Murphy Reply:

    I have driven from Ireland to the south of Spain with my wife and son as co-driver.We made it in 3 days and it was tunnel vision on the motorways.Hope you are lucky and get the trip.

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    Jim Tuohy Reply:

    “Brief message of Support”. =)

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    Jim Reynolds Reply:

    Hey Sean I really hope you get to go. I know, of anyone, that F1 is in your blood and with your amazing knowledge of the technologies, strategies, and tactics you’d get so much pleasure out of the experience. Very best of luck Sean……broom broom!

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    John Richardson Reply:

    Sean

    the real deal, is knowing that the best road trip, IS THE NEXT ONE!

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    Gemma Reply:

    The best ever road trip for me was driving the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. I even got to sing the ‘Round the Twist’ theme at the lighthouse!!! I’ve never been to a grand prix but hey, there’s a plenty of time. ;-)

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    Adam Rossiter Reply:

    There is nothing better than going on a road trip , it is a great feeling traveling to foreign places and seeing other cultures. sean i am sure you are well experienced with this :)

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    Matthew Healy Reply:

    The best road trips most certainly driving through the Swizz mountains at night! spectacular Seany is right on the ball!

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    Robin Coburn Reply:

    The best road trip for me has to be driving with my pals in the early hours of the morning to the 24 hour McDonalds in nutgrove shopping centre. What a rush, the feel of the wind in my hair as I rolled down the window to his small, feminine nissan micra was something that I will never forget. The drive itself was as pleasant as drives are really, we drove through housing estates slowly and carefully but you could still feel the sheer raw power of the small baby blue nissan micra. The journey there took in total about 15 agonizing minutes but there was a figurative “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow in the form of delicious Big Macs.

    Best of luck Sean :)

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    Kellan Scott Reply:

    Go on Séan! I hope you get to the GP!

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    Kellan Scott Reply:

    Go oooooooon Séan!I hope you get to go the GP!

    I was on the same road trip too and it was great craic all round

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    Michael Whelan Reply:

    Best road trip for me was through the algarve in portugal,gorgeous mediterranean sun along groves of fig trees!

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    Jack Nicholls Reply:

    Best road trip for me was from San francisco to las Vegas ..with the family in a nice big dodge van, great fun.

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    Cian Craddock Reply:

    Good luck Seán! Never knew you were interested in motor racing! LOL… :)

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    Maxime Broussard Reply:

    Bonne chance Sean, j’espere que tu vas gagner !Cheers!

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    David Reply:

    Best of luck!

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    Dave Grimes Reply:

    Sounds absolutely amazing Sean! Best of luck

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    Claire Bacon Reply:

    Good Luck Sean :)

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    Cill Reply:

    Best of luck Sean! Hope you make it to your 1st Grand Prix

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    Eamonn Donnelly Reply:

    Best of luck, fingers crossed!

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    Sarah Reply:

    Bring me!!! :-D

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    Gillian Searson Reply:

    Best of luck Sean, hope you win it:-)

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    agatha harkin Reply:

    sounds brilliant sean hope you win,x

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    Donal Skelly Reply:

    All the best sean and hope you win.

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    danny sweeney Reply:

    Well i hope you get lucky I know you are interested in this sport.

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    Jodie Doyle Reply:

    Sounds great Sean! Good luck!

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    Ciarán Reply:

    Best of luck! Hope you get to go!

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    bev baxter Reply:

    Sounds great to me!All the best.

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    Katie Deevy Reply:

    Nice one Sean, sounds good! :)

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    Niall Finn Reply:

    Sounds great, good luck Sean!!!

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    Sophie Ishola Reply:

    Im quite jealous Sean! But best of luck!

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    Anna Lecour Reply:

    Sounds like fun! Good Luck!

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    Angela Donnelly Reply:

    Fantastic trip Sean. Good luck

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    Helena Carlyle Reply:

    we’re going on a road trip…TO DONEGAL!!! woooo :D

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    Cillian Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Aoife Plunkett Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Neil Ryan Reply:

    That time we drove from Tesco to my house with a whole car full of beer was fairly memorable.

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    Dawn Hutchings - Walsh Reply:

    Good luck!

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    David Martínez Reply:

    Good luck Seán!

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    Sandra Sotelo Reply:

    Best of lucks!

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    Eoghan Kennefick Reply:

    Seany deserves this…….he likes cars :)

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    John Mc Nally Reply:

    Hi Séan, I’m looking forward to seeing you give that coach a lap of the circuit! Good Luck!

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    Seán Healy Reply:

    My best road trip was going over the Alps from Switzerland to Italy, windy roads and steep hills!

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    Darragh McGrath Reply:

    Good luck with Séan, hope you win.

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    Darragh McGrath Reply:

    with this*

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    Colin Brock Reply:

    Best of luck man you deserve it. P.S. BOOBIES :D

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    Jessie Reply:

    Gooooood luuuuuuuck :)

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    Steve Neary Reply:

    good luck sean

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    Stephen Bleakley Reply:

    Woooooooooooooo good luck boyo!

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    Jamie Reply:

    That sounds like a great road trip, sounds somewhat familiar!! :-)
    Wishing you the best of luck dude! Fingers crossed for ya! :)

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    Ciara CF Reply:

    Imagine that road trip with a bitta John Finnemore. perfection. best of luck Sean!

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    Bryony Reply:

    No-one deserves this more than Seán. He’s just driven us all up to Donegal and back for a holiday. Great company, great driving and a great playlist made for a very nice trip.

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    Ruadhan Reply:

    Recently went on a good road trip with this man himself:)

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    Ruth Cunningham Reply:

    good luck sean!

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    Alvin Reply:

    GOWAN SEANY!!

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    Cathal A Reply:

    Good luck Sean! :)

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    Jamie Farrell Reply:

    Good luck.

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    Ross Magee Reply:

    Good Luck Seany!

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    Niall Reply:

    Good Luck Sean.

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    Kevin Reply:

    Good luck Sean :)

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    Robert Lyons Reply:

    There really is nothing like a full tank of petrol and an empty road. Good luck Sean!

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    Denis Shankey Reply:

    Good luck Sean, no one deserves it more than you. Only you would try to save a poor fella with a puncture by trying to fit his bike into the golden Almera. Sean go deo.

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    Sarah Reply:

    Road Trips are great :) Good luck Sean! :)

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    Lillian Reply:

    best of luck sean!

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    Lillian Reply:

    best of luck to youu sean

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    Eric Redmond Reply:

    You deserve it!!!Good Luck Sean :)

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    andrew brady Reply:

    good luck lad!

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    Jennifer white Reply:

    Gooooood luck!! x

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    Dylan Reply:

    Best of luck sean u sexy beast!

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    Aisling O'Keeffe Reply:

    Goooooddd Luuuuuck Sean :)

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    margaret feighery Reply:

    best of luck seany!!! you deserve it?!

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    Conor Jay Reply:

    Good luck m’man :D

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    Darragh Nolan Reply:

    That sounds amazing Seán! Best of luck!!

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    Ellius Grace Reply:

    Good luck Sean!

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    Keith O' Reilly Reply:

    good luck Sean..dont anybody else who loves F1 the way you do :)

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    Diarmuid Sugrue Reply:

    Good luck Sean!!

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    eoin Reply:

    ggood luck sean!

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    Conor Reply:

    Best of luck!

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    Adam Hudson Reply:

    Best of luck Sean

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    Thomas Carrig Reply:

    good luck man!

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    Éoin Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Aoife Ryan Reply:

    WOO GO SEAN!

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    Aoife Ryan Reply:

    good luck!

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    Claire Reply:

    Good luck Sean! x

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    Mark Stirrat Reply:

    Good Luck man!

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    Arron Brady Reply:

    Hey sean, good luck, it’d be unreal if you get this!

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    Seán McDonagh Reply:

    Good Luck Seán :D In this and all your future endeavours, my good chum.

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    James Lee Reply:

    Good luck Sean, Hope you win it buddy

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    Ste Reply:

    Good luck Seán!

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    Marcus Nolan Reply:

    Good Luck Sean

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    Morgan McDonagh Reply:

    Good luck Sean!

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    Neil Cronin Reply:

    Good Luck Sean

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    Garry King Reply:

    Hope you get it Sean, know youd love it

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    Lisa Keaveney Reply:

    Best of luck Seány!! :)

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    Anne Hennessy Reply:

    like the bit about doing it all again on the way home Sean. Glad to see you have some of your dad’s quirky sense of humour! Always needed. If you are not in you cant win so keep entering.
    Bon chance
    Anne

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    Harry O'leary Reply:

    Good Luck Sean!

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    Vincent Browne Reply:

    that was a fantastic road trip sean, i remember it well. good luck with this mate!

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    david ryan Reply:

    Best of luck Sean!No one deserves this more than you

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    Lindsay Connolly Reply:

    Good Luck Seany! :) x

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    Maeve O'Farrell Reply:

    Best of luck Sean

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    Sinéad Craddock Reply:

    Best of luck Seán, really hope you win this! :)

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    Heather Reply:

    Best of Luck ! =)

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    Amanda Galvin Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Maria Murphy Reply:

    good luck sean!

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    Niamh Daly Ryan Reply:

    good luck!:)

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    Bryony Cameron Reply:

    This is the perfect competition for you seany!

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    Emily Healy Reply:

    good luck!

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    Conor Eustace Reply:

    Good luck Sean

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    Aaron Byrne Reply:

    Good luck Man.p.s alonso for world title

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    Paul Ryan Reply:

    Good luck Sean!

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    Caoimhe B Reply:

    Good Luck :)

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    Adam K Reply:

    Good luck Seán!

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    Frankie Bryant Reply:

    Good luck Sean!

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    Shaunagh Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Lorcain Reply:

    Good luck Sean!

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    Jenny Reply:

    Good Luck :)

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    Sarah MacLoughlin Reply:

    Good luck sean!! :)

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    Rory McNab Reply:

    Ever since I’ve known Sean he’s always become misty eyed at even the mention of a road. He has a deep love for all things road related, road trips, roadrunners, the film ‘The Road’ etc. And though his affection can sometimes seem disconcerting, as when I found him openly weeping over an especially smooth section of tarmac, I can think of no better winner for this competition. Good luck Sean :)

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    Brian Lavelle Reply:

    good luck sean

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    Katie Abbott Reply:

    Good luck Seanyyyy

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    Niamh Williams Reply:

    You owe me a road trip to Donegal!!and good Luck!

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    Zoe Briggs Reply:

    Good luck Seany. You better win it because I wana hear all about it :P id be so jealous!!

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    Brian Malone Reply:

    Good luck Sean!

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    megan power foley Reply:

    good luck seany! fingers crossed

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    Tom Coyne Reply:

    Good Luck :)

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    Tom Johnston Reply:

    Good luck Sean!

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    Sara H Reply:

    Good luck! :D

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    Martha Cronin Reply:

    Good luck :)

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    michael Reply:

    best of luck sean!!!!!!!hope ya win

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    Conor Grehan Reply:

    Best of luck Sean! :)

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    barry Reply:

    ye better win this now, good luck :P

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    Darren Cappelli Reply:

    Good Luck Sean

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    Geraldine ODonnell Reply:

    Going to F1 would be a dream come true, hope you make it…

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    Tomás Coleman Reply:

    Good luck Sean!

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    Eoin Crowley Reply:

    Good luck mate! you deserve it

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    Daragh Mooney Reply:

    My best road trip was, when my football drove from dublin to breda in Holland! Some serious fun along the way and even more when we arrived

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    Amy Reply:

    Best of luck Sean! Take a few pictures when you get to Belgium!

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    Jen Rj Reply:

    Good luck seany looks like you are doing well so i hope its enough looks like an unreal experience! :)

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    aoife norton Reply:

    good luck Sean :)

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    Niamh Reply:

    That was the best trip ever!! Good luck i hope you get this! defo deserve it! x

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    Cal Reply:

    Good luck man.. Can’t imagine anyone else enjoying it more!

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    Paula Fitz Reply:

    Good Luck!!! :)

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    chris Reply:

    good luck

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    Mary Reply:

    Good Luck Sean

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    R de W Reply:

    Good luck Sean!

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    Zoe Reply:

    Best of luck Sean! Fingers crossed for you :)

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    Luke Reply:

    Best of luck Seán!

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    AaronLeonard Reply:

    Best of Luck Sean.. HON!!

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  22.   22. Posted By: wings on wheels
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 6:54 pm 

    My best road trip was visiting the beautiful people of beautiful Mongolia. Nearly 3.000 km in nearly 4 weeks at an average speed of less than 30 km per hour in a 30 year old, russian built van.
    I got some 100 more words left. Any bonus for that?

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  23.   23. Posted By: Ross
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 7:02 pm 

    The best road trip of my life was in 2006 when me and a friend drove the 2 692 km from Perth to Adelaide via the via the Nullarbor Plain.  Hugging the beautiful West Coast of Australia I visited the most beautiful beaches you can imagine as well as stopping off at the wonderful Margaret River wineries. 

    So many highlights like whale watching in Albany, Sleeping a beach surrounded by Kangaroo’s in Esperance, Swimming with Seals in Port Douglas not to mention driving on the world straightest road for four hours. However, the ultimate memory from that trip was spending the night in the desert under the stars feeling completely lost in the wilderness. A soul cleansing experience. 

    Needless say when I arrived in Adelaide I did a lap of the old F1 circuit to finish an amazing trip.

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    David Reply:

    I’ve also done that trip and most of the things you listed. Great trip.

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    Joyce Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Amy Reply:

    Good luck bro!

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    Bryan Reply:

    If you win you are taking me.

    Ha ha.

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    Davy Reply:

    +1

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    Tony Reply:

    Like.

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    Joyce S Reply:

    Good luck R.

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    Rebecca Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Emma Reply:

    How was the serenity?!

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    Stuart Reply:

    Mate.

    I will happily pay for you to go to this yourself if it means I dont have to listen to the that terrible noise in our living room every second Sunday.

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    Andy Reply:

    Done!

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    Shaun Reply:

    I’ve loved reading your blogs about your travels so it is a pleasure to help out.

    Good luck.

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    Olivia Reply:

    I love your blog. I hope to read about this trip also!

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    Joel Reply:

    You owe me a beer if you win.

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    Megan Reply:

    Boom!

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    Maxine Reply:

    Great story! Good luck :)

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    Lexy Reply:

    Never say I am not good to you.

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    Anne Reply:

    Good luck Ross.

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  24.   24. Posted By: Andrew
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 7:05 pm 

    Dublin – Nürburgring. Ring taxi. Classic. Stunning. Unforgettable. We had never driven in Germany before and therefore not the autobahns either. When we got to Germany we decided you need a German car to fully enjoy the experience so we rented a Mercedes C220 CDI and straight away hit the autobahn. The excitement of being in a Mercedes on the autobahn with the foot to the floor was surreal. I still remember it vividly. We recorded nearly every max speed run which I still show people to this day. The day before the ring taxi run we decided to explore some more German autobahns with a ‘short’ trip. There’s no such thing as ‘short’ trip on the autobahns! We headed off at 5pm on the Saturday and got so lost we nearly ended up in Poland only barely getting back to hotel by 2am! Sunday morning arrived for the day of the ring taxi. A wet, drizzly and grey day does not make for high expectations but alas we set off at least enjoying the autobahn at 7am on a wet Sunday morning. We arrived at the track way too early (it’s hard to set an ETA on a 150mph journey!) early and signed in for the ring taxi with fingers crossed hoping to get Sabine Schmitz. The time came and to our joy it was Sabine. In we hopped trying to absorb the moment. The wet drack was a distant disappointment at this stage. Sabine was chatty and making easy conversation but indicating her disappointment that we were driving a Mercedes! Immediately she nailed the throttle, tail wagging through the exit cones onto the main straight and for the rest of the lap, it was a tail wagging, power sliding, high revving roller coaster of a ride around the ‘ring in the wet with one of the best racing drivers to drive the track ever. It was over too soon but forever etched in our memories. The next day, we took the rented Mercedes out onto the track for 2 laps. Thankfully it was dry and sunny but we ended up getting the engine warning light and causing it to go into ‘limp’ or ‘safe’ mode! Still, that’s quite a feat that we gloat about! To say it was a trip that we’ll never forget is an understatement. No other road trip I’ve ever taken beats that one.

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  25.   25. Posted By: Richard Dre
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 7:42 pm 

    I was a mere boy. My hair a shock of blonde and my teeth still crooked. My shorts high and my worries few. I sat in the back of the Volkswagen camper van, staring out across the crop fields as we whizzed by, my vision a golden hue.
    ‘Where are we going Daddy?’ I ask.
    ‘To a magical place, a place full of wonder,’ my Dad says, smiling at his superb use of hyperbole.
    ‘Really?! Wow! Disneyland?’
    ‘Somewhere even more fantastic, somewhere even more beautiful and pure,’ my Dad continues, his eyes darting to the mirror to see my face contort in joy.
    ‘But where?!’ I insist, my voice whining like a sick engine.
    ‘We, Richard, are going to Brands Hatch. To the Formula Ford Festival.’

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    Alistair McDonald Reply:

    LOL! Nice one.

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  26.   26. Posted By: Niall Reddy
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 7:45 pm 

    in 2006 Myself and my mate drove from Dublin to Budapest, on a 6 week journey, going through Bratislava,Prague, Munich, Vienna and more. Our main destination was the Sziget music festival in Budapest, but had so many amazing stop off’s along the way including detours through the alps. Many beautiful places between stops, but in Budapest we went to the Hungaroring to witness Jeson Button winning his maiden Grand Prix, it only helped to top off the whole trip even though I sat in the pouring rain from 6am.

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  27.   27. Posted By: Conor Jennings
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 7:50 pm 

    My dream roadtrip happened in 2010. I travelled to Sydney from Ireland to visit friends over there. It was the best month for a race fan!. We started off in Sydney, took in the Olympic Village which was being set up for the Aussie V8’s, so we got to drive the track with fences and walls in place. We made our way to the Blue Mountains. Then we roadtripped through the most beautiful place in the world, the Great Dividing Range – Mt. Koscisuzko, the highest point in Australia. – 35 degree heat, and snow still on the mountain tops by Thredbo, mesmerising. We travelled on south to Melbourne, where we took in Albert Park. Oh how great it was attempting to drive around it and walk down the pitlane – beautiful. Then on to Philip Island just south, karting, lap of the track!. Fantastic road trip!.

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  28.   28. Posted By: mark tidman
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 8:49 pm 

    My best road trip was travelling to Silverstone in 1999 for my first ever gp we set off about 11pm the night before in excitement and wanting to get parked after hearing how bad the traffic could be back then of course we had no such problems leaving at that time of night and the roads were clear but the shear adrenaline of knowing where I was going and what I was going to see makes that my favourite road trip. And seeing and hearing F1 cars live for the first time made the hairs on my arms and legs stand on end. And although my hero schumacher broke his leg on the first lap I still had Eddie in the other Ferrari to cheer on.The Experience blew my mind and remains one of the most fantastic days of my life. going to spa would be another dream come true

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  29.   29. Posted By: Lost Bamboo Stick
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 9:23 pm 

    Whilst my road trip will sound boring and undeserving of the prize, this is a memory that will always live strong in my heart. A less glamorous trip then some, I can remember vividly travelling the UK with my special Little Marshmallow Koala. From the passenger seat, I was charged with making sure we got to the days destination in one piece. Despite the standard arguments “why didn’t you turn there,” “If you’re the better driver, then you drive” we would always finish the day in absolute awe for each other, a true match made in heaven. Since those days I have said and done many wrongs. We are due to try and work things out in September and being F1 fans, this would be in my eyes the ultimate way of saying sorry and asking for a new start in finding our beloved friendship we once had, bliss Memories…

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    Lost Bamboo Stick Reply:

    Whilst this is a highly subjective competition dependent on how much popularity you raise from your post, I hope the avid James Allen followers (for which I am one) would give me a once in a lifetime opportunity to say sorry in a truly unique way.

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    Harry Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Christie Reply:

    Awww! +1

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    Amy Reply:

    Good luck steph’s bro

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    Duslim Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Annika Reply:

    Good luck! I hope you win and can share the experience with her.

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    Becky Greenaway Reply:

    +1

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    Matt Reply:

    +1

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    Zoe Reply:

    Good luck hun, I hope you win. Xxx

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    Rob Reply:

    This!

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    Ruben Reply:

    Good luck Steve!

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    Steph Reply:

    Good Luck bro xxx

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    Abbie Reply:

    good luck

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    Hannah Reply:

    Go Steve! Good luck with your plans xxx

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    Lukas Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Lukas Reply:

    Good luck dude!

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    Hugh Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Ben Reply:

    Good luck fella!

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    Jared Reply:

    + 1, Good luck

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    Phil Reply:

    This is hilariously soppy – I can’t help but get behind it.

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    Carol-Anne Reply:

    Good Luck Steve!!!!

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    michal hallside Reply:

    Best of Luck bro!!!

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    Joe Reply:

    Good Luck.

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    Annie Reply:

    Well, I hope you win. Good luck!

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    Shannon Reply:

    Good luck Steve!

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    Jamie Reply:

    Enjoy

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    Baz Reply:

    Good luck

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    Adrian Reply:

    good luck Steve

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    Tom Loveluck Reply:

    +1

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    Tom Hird Reply:

    Good luck

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    Oli Reply:

    Agreed, good luck!

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    James Reply:

    Good luck, Steve! :)

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    Fidelio Reply:

    Good Luck

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    Aubrey Reply:

    hope you win! :)

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    Cox Reply:

    Good luck Steve :)

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    Simon Reply:

    Good luck!!

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    Leo Reply:

    Good luck. Don’t feel the tank with cheese…

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    Boris Reply:

    Good Luck

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    Aline Reply:

    Best of luck Steve!!

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    Brie Reply:

    Good luck

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    Ben Reply:

    +1

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    Matt Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Jack Reply:

    Good luck steve!

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    Tom Reply:

    Good luck steph’s bro

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    Reece Reply:

    Good Luck Steph’s bro

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    Adam Wood Reply:

    Good luck Steve!!

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    Dave Reply:

    Hope you can make this happen Steve! Good luck!

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    Nikki Reply:

    +1
    Good luck dude!!!!! :)

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    Mareike Reply:

    All the best of luck from Wales! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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  30.   30. Posted By: William Graham
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 9:59 pm 

    My favourite road trip was to Liverpool. Nothing far, or spectacular, but I did get to go with a great friend and we had an amazing time in an amazing city. We listened to some silly radio songs and sung our hearts out, as you do, as we travelled on our way to one of the best experiences we have ever had. I can only imagine how fantastic it would be on a road trip to quite possibly the greatest F1 track on earth. I will never forget that trip, as it was my first proper road trip, and I loved every moment.

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    hugo de gendt Reply:

    nog veel succes en zie da gewint

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  31.   31. Posted By: Bart De Pauw aka Baghetti
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 11:08 pm 

    My most memorable Road Trip ever was actually very Formula 1 related! After an unsuspecting first leg from where I live in Belgium all the way over to this tiny picturesque German city named Bad Kreuznach where this car-obsessed eccentric decided to offer a rare 1955 Autocourse magazine that triggered the Trip in the first place, some inevitable reading caught me up in nostalgic feelings and made me decide to take a first detour towards the Eifel mountains and its Green Hell. It was just overwhelming to be at the place where my all time favorite W196 once really came to life. But still I hadn’t had enough! It being May 11th 2012, the spirit of my eternal hero made me take directions towards the twilight wrapped Zolder circuit. It was the perfect end to a day on the Road in the slipstream of my F1 passion!

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    Jasper Reply:

    At least not one of those fuel-lacking trips!!:-) enjoy Spa!!!

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    Koen Van den Bossche Reply:

    If only you picked the right team … ;-) ))

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    Renilde De Gendt Reply:

    I’m impressed by so much F1-adoration. Enjoy!!

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    Vermeulen Ilse Reply:

    You feel the passion !!!!

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    Nicole Reply:

    Good luck Bart !
    Hope you may win :)

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    Vanessa Reply:

    Do you need some company for your next Road Trip? Hopefully from Belgium to London to Spa… Good luck!!

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    Tine Reply:

    Cool!

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    renild de gendt Reply:

    I like it! :-)

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    Sven Reply:

    Best of luck Bart! If there is one person who can really value and truly enjoy this F1 experience it has to be you.

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    Olivier Reply:

    Interesting. Nice road trip! By the way, I fully agree with you on the W196 which was really an amazing car.

    Good luck,
    Olivier

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    Mark Reply:

    Good luck. I hope you win !!

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    yves Reply:

    Go, go, go!

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    Deweerdt-Pauwels Reply:

    Bart is the most passionate f1 fan, we know…
    He never misses a race!

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    Yves Deweerdt Reply:

    Bon chance!

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    Luc De Clercq Reply:

    Go for it Bart!
    Go for it

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    Rachelle & Steve Reply:

    We want to see a lot of funny pictures on facebook when you are at the race ;-)

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    Patrick Catthoor Reply:

    If the enthusiasm of your story could ensure you the winning ticket, you wouldn’t have to worry, you would be in Spa already !

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    NeverCMie Reply:

    I was not here, I didn’t reply, nobody saw me !

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    The Weskiping Reply:

    Everything Bart does, is imbued with passion. That is as we know him !

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    Kamiel Reply:

    What a passion for the F1 race !!!!
    Go for it and many luck

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    Stefaan Reply:

    Keep on the spirit (both meanings) :-)

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    Danny Van Duysen Reply:

    Go for it Bart

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    katrien Reply:

    Success!

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    katrien pauwels Reply:

    t amusement

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    David Reply:

    Washington you all the best for this contest

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    cookie monster Reply:

    Counting down the days until August 15th … exciting!!!!

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    miss peggy Reply:

    Go for it!

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    Nathalie Martens Reply:

    Go Bart GOOOOOOOOOoooo*****!!!

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    Tom Theneighbour Reply:

    Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
    I know you are when it comes to F1.
    Chase the dream with passion and you will get it!

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    jozefien Reply:

    Don’t let your dreams be dreams!
    Go for it, buddy!

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    lOUISE Reply:

    goooo for it ;d

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    Philippe Reply:

    Go go Bart!!

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    Philippe Hoff Reply:

    Gogogo!!!!

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    Kristof Peerens Reply:

    Woohoo…keep on going Bart!!!!

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    Laurent Reply:

    Good luck, Bart!

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    Saloua El Moussaoui Reply:

    Good luck, Bart!I feel your passion…and I love it!

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    Elly De Meyer Reply:

    Success !

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    Philippe Vandamme Reply:

    Good luck !

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    Jonas Depelchin Reply:

    Come on, Bart!

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    7en Reply:

    Best of luck Bart!

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    Dieter Neirinck Reply:

    When in doubt… go flat out ;-)

    Good luck Bart !

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    Els Reply:

    Good Luck, i support your F1 obsession!!

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    Els Reply:

    Gogogo! But first Lokerse feesten!

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    Steven Deman Reply:

    C’mon Bart!!!

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    Tom Deman Reply:

    Go Bart go!!!

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    Kristin Reply:

    Take your chance, Bart! You can do it!!

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    Ireneke Reply:

    Allé hup! Bart hup

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    Andy Reply:

    This time at the right spot: I still liked our Portugal roadtrip more!-)

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    Ruth Reply:

    Formula ‘Bart’ : GO F1 – GO F1- GO F1 !!

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    Angelica Reply:

    Laat ze maar zien wie hier de grootste F1 freak is!!!

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    Katrijn Reply:

    Goodluck !

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    Wouter Reply:

    G’Luck, Webber for Worldchampion this year!

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    Valerie Theneighbour Reply:

    No self combustion for Bart indeed.
    He’s always on fire when speaking of F1!
    I’ve never met someone who lives the F1-passion like he does. Crazy but beautiful to see someone going for a dream that hard.
    Succes Bart! Hope you’ll go!

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    kefin voubert Reply:

    Seems like u are starting to get quite some votes :O

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    jacob Reply:

    for old times’ sake!

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    Manu Reply:

    Bart, I hope you can turn that crazy F1 spirit to its full value with this experience!!!

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    Karen Reply:

    I hope you win your 7th heaven-trip! Good luck!

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    Patje Vandentafeltennis Reply:

    Jow Bartje

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    Patrick Ditisdevijfde Reply:

    yes yes yes

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    catthoor Reply:

    Veel chance !

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    pca nummerzeven Reply:

    At least I need a pic as a prove my efforts weren’t in vain

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    VAT Reply:

    Hope you get the chance to go to the next round!Your F1 skills/knowledge will pay off then!:)

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    Niptuckster Reply:

    You should win! Loved your post.

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    TP Reply:

    Bart is indeed on fire when speaking of F1!

    Good luck man!

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    Tom De Smet Reply:

    Good luck from HR!

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    Manuela Colombino Reply:

    Buona fortuna!!

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    MAT Reply:

    You deserve to win!!!!

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    Sofie Reply:

    GOOD LUCK!!! :)

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    David Reply:

    My boss instructed me to support you. During working hours, mind you. So here you go.

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    Peter Reply:

    Bart yes you can !!!!

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    mb Reply:

    hop hop bart met de ping pong aan de top!

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    martine Reply:

    succes!

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    eric Reply:

    succes!

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    Rebecca Reply:

    We’re sure you’ll win!

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    DE PAUW Jozef Reply:

    I hope you win !

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    Nessie G Reply:

    Waw Bart, you’re doing well!! Smells like victory ;)

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    Meersman Annic Reply:

    GO BART – I hope you will make it

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    Julie Reply:

    God will be with you!

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    Mieke Reply:

    Go for it Bart! Have a nice time!

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    Pk/. Reply:

    You totally deserve it Baghetti !!!

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    Sven Reply:

    Good luck !!

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    Raf Reply:

    Go for it Bart

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    Tao Reply:

    A freak’s got to do what a freak’s got to do!-)

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    Marijn Noens Reply:

    Everything to realise a dream for a young boy, :-)

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    Joost Reply:

    A little fuel for my friend…

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    stephanie Reply:

    Vroem! :-)

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    Speedy Gonzales Reply:

    “¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!”

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    Fons De Spons Reply:

    Go baguette!

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    Géraldine Reply:

    Bart,

    you are a real F1 fan!

    Good luck,
    Geraldine

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    Frank De Tank Reply:

    Bart 4 president!

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    Olivia Reply:

    Bart,

    I hope that you will win!

    I love you,
    Olivia

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    Manuela Reply:

    Forza Bart!!

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    Evelein Reply:

    if it can help
    go for it but mind the speed limits :-)

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    Jochen Reply:

    Hope you win it, Bart.

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    schor Reply:

    ok nu

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    assenav Reply:

    Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Bart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    [Reply]

    Geert Reply:

    Go for it!!!

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    Marijke Reply:

    Good luck, B!

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    Jeroen Reply:

    good luck

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    J Reply:

    and the winner is …

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    jeroeng@skynet.be Reply:

    good luck!

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    Chantal Reply:

    Hope you are the lucky one Bart!!!

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    Karin Reply:

    Go Bart

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    Flor Reply:

    Good luck, Bart!

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    De Pauw An Reply:

    I hope you will succeed – goodluck

    [Reply]

    Flor Reply:

    Good luck,Bart!

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    Wilfried De Malsche Reply:

    Don’t drive drunk

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    Inge Blommaert Reply:

    Wish you a ticket to F1-heaven

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    monique van de vyver Reply:

    simply the best,better than all the rest…………………………………..

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    van raemdonck musetta Reply:

    Good luck !

    Musetta

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    Stephan Reply:

    Bart,

    Vrooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaam on the road to a magic weekend at Spa, hmmm, I wish it, but don’t forget your umbrella. Although I would like to have a very super hot weekend (good for tyres) so that lucky winner number 8 (Kimi, Romain) can get out of the box.

    Stephan

    Good luck.

    Stephan

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    THUY GRETA Reply:

    Go Bart, you are simply the best !

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    Lieve Reply:

    I hope you get to enjoy it while I will be “racing out” my own number 1 ;)
    Good luck!

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    Lieve Maris -van Goethem Reply:

    Trust you to make it!

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    Paul Govaert Reply:

    Go for it !!

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    Kathleen Reply:

    Have fun !

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    theo baeke Reply:

    with a little help …

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    Vicky Govaert Reply:

    Veel succes!!
    vanwege uw ex-vakantiejob-collegaatje!!

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    Joelle Reply:

    Hey bart,
    Just go with the flow and you ll be nr 1 …toi toi toi…

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    Geert Reply:

    succes Bart !!

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    Leen Reply:

    Go for it Bart!

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    Kathy A Reply:

    Go for it Bart ! Success !!

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    Rachelle Reply:

    Good luck, I want to see some pictures in Facebook =)

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    Kristel Reply:

    succes

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    convents Jan Reply:

    Good luck Bart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thierens Lydia Reply:

    Go for it bart

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    Thierens Lydia Reply:

    You can win it ,bart!

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    Sara Reply:

    Veel succes Bart!

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    josephine klinkers Reply:

    go Bart – Go !
    we want to hear from you !

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    Kurt Ceulemans Reply:

    Good luck Bart !
    Go for it !

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    Edwin Reply:

    Als F1 fans onder elkaar, zijn meer woorden niet nodig ;-)
    Best of luck.

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    Francesco Reply:

    Vai Bart!!

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    Geert Reply:

    Run Forrest run… I mean Drive Bart, Drive
    Good luck from that silly guy on the 6th :-)

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    De Pauw Veerle Reply:

    You are the best.I hope you win.
    Goodluke!

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    Guy De Prijcker Reply:

    Komaan Bart, je bent een “winner” !!!

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    Koen Plasmans Reply:

    Good luck. I hope you win !!

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    Dirk Spiessens Reply:

    Go for it, Bart. You are a winner!

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    Bec Reply:

    Good luck!!!!

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    Michèle Reply:

    Monza is better, but hope you make it to Spa!:-)

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    K Reply:

    Go baaaaaaaaaaaaaart!!!!!

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    Kurt Descamps Reply:

    Go Bart

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    Bruno Reply:

    Cheers, i am sure you will win!

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    Rita Reply:

    Another vote for the winner!! :-)

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    johan eekhaut Reply:

    formule 1 ,geniet ervan!

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    Joanna Reply:

    You can have it!!!!!!

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    Joanna2 Reply:

    Sister said you have to win!!!!

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    Yves Deweerdt Reply:

    Enjoy!

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    Yves Reply:

    Super

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    Yves Reply:

    Tof

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    Nicole Reply:

    go go go !!
    Hope you may win

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    Smet David Reply:

    Go bart

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    Benedikt Sas Reply:

    Hit the gazzzz Bart!

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    Baes Anna Reply:

    Go for it Bart!

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    Caroline Reply:

    Ready for the challenge?

    Fasten your seatbelt, because Speed is all you need!

    Success

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    Ivan Van Elst Reply:

    On our marks ! Go! Fingers crossed, up to the finish!

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    Ellen De Taey Reply:

    Go for it !

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    Magicwilly Reply:

    Have a nice day

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    Roels Yolanda Reply:

    go for it Bart, hope you win

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    Martine Reply:

    go Bart gogogogo

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    Wimpie Reply:

    Hit the gas, drive safely and don’t crash the ladies in front of you ;-)

    Good luck!!

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    Els Van Rumst Reply:

    cool!

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    Filip Roeckens Reply:

    If you win the tickets, can I come with you? Pleaaaase? Picture Bambi eyes :-)

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    Philippe R Reply:

    Allez les Ardennes!!

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    Valerie Theneighbour Reply:

    Go Bart! Love your passion!!!

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    Vlieke Reply:

    Enjoy the speed on your next trip!

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    Meter Lie Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Oswin Weemaes Reply:

    ok

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    Eric Reply:

    Gaas geven he.

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    Tiffany Reply:

    With a little help from your friends;-)

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    Laura Reply:

    Life Your Dream, but wear our Jean!!!

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    Dette Reply:

    Go Bart

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    MAGGIE Reply:

    GOOD LUCK BART

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    Daphne Reply:

    Heel veel succes Bart! x

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    Christophe Ongena Reply:

    You will go!

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    Isabel P. Reply:

    Thumbs up! Good luck!

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    Femke Reply:

    good luck!

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    kristof vu Reply:

    go baaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrt!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Shiv Reply:

    Hope you win Bart! :)

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    Elke Reply:

    We know you can do this.

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    Hilde Reply:

    Shake it, man, and good luck !!!

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    Dirk Martens Reply:

    Ga ervoor Bart!

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    Karin D. Reply:

    Go Bart !! No other person is so bitten by F1 as you are. Good luck !

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    Michel VD Reply:

    The best of luck ! You are definetly the one who deserves to win.

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    Sylvie Reply:

    GO Go Go GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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    Tom DLC Reply:

    Vroem vroem, op naar Spa!

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    Jelle Van Duysen Reply:

    Hi Bart!

    Hope the best (you) may win this contest!

    May the G-force be with you!
    Greetings
    Jelle

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    Michel Reply:

    Last time I wrote GO BART was to support the Benelux Adventure Race Team in the WC adventure crace in Tasmania….
    They came 46th out of 102 teams.
    Hope you do better

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    Proot Jacques Reply:

    go go Bart!

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    Therese Tilkens Reply:

    Sure, you’ll win.

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    jean-mick Reply:

    good luck bart!!!

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    Geertrui Reply:

    Enjoy it :-)

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    Bruno Van Eetvelde Reply:

    +1vote lf 2012

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    Bas Reply:

    Go Peter bartjen.!…..

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    Paulien Reply:

    Good Luck

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    Michael Reply:

    Vooruit Bart!

    Ine VD Reply:

    Go Plakker Go!:-)

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    An seghers Reply:

    Good Luck bart

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    John Reply:

    Ping Pong supports you to go to F1

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    Herwin Reply:

    Let’s go for the fun !!!!

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    Gino Reyniers Reply:

    Looks like a nice trip, good luck Bart

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    Yvette Reply:

    Succes van de tafeltennis!!

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    Rob Klimop Reply:

    vroem vroem

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    Sven Hofman Reply:

    three, two, one start !!!

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    lissa Reply:

    You’ve got my vote!

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    jasper Reply:

    and also my vote f course ! (although you don’t know me)

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    Jan Van Impe Reply:

    Let’s go for the winning team

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    An De Graeve Reply:

    Let’s do it now Bart !

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    Valerie Reply:

    Go 4 it Bart! And send us a card…

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    Laurens Reply:

    Go Bart Go!!!

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    Tappy Reply:

    All the best!

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    Els S Reply:

    Bart, Off You Go!!

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    Elke Reply:

    Go go go Bart!!!

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    luna Reply:

    gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    bart goooooooooooooo

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    milan Reply:

    gooo bart gooo

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    Nelly Verheeken Reply:

    Let’s start now – vroummmmmmm

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    Luc Van Puyvelde Reply:

    Go, go, up to the end Bart

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    Tommy Reply:

    Bartje smos is the best!

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    milan Reply:

    go bart

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    Tim Reply:

    Go Bart!! Go!!!

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    Dave Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Katia Reply:

    Go Bart!! And then come back!!

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    Vicky Reply:

    Ju!

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  32.   32. Posted By: nico
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 11:12 pm 

    I’ve never been on a road trip so strictly speaking I can’t enter. but in my dreams it would be setting off on a Friday of the Belgian go from a soggy central London. Along the way there would be many a heated debate over red bull’s latest interpretation. After meeting newey at the hotel bar, im suddenly lined up to take the bed-ridden finger boy’s race seat. My brain melts. The end

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  33.   33. Posted By: Craig D
        Date: July 26th, 2012 @ 11:54 pm 

    When I was 11 my single-parent Mum took me and my brothers on holiday to Spain for our first trip abroad. Unfortunately she was too scared to fly so we went by coach: all the way from Huddersfield to the Costa Brava.

    At the time I’d never been south of Macclesfield so even the M25 was an eye opener. The ferry across the Channel was nice, though Mum wouldn’t let us go outside for fear of falling overboard.

    Tiredness set in across France and we grew sick of it. I remember Ace Ventura Pet Detective being shown on the tv; Mum grew concerned during a sex scene with Courtney Cox.

    We also stopped at a small restaurant. The owner said there were rooms upstairs for a bit of “hanky panky”. This confused me.

    After what must have been at least 18 hours we arrived in Spain and it was good.

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  34.   34. Posted By: Richard Trange
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 12:23 am 

    My most memorable road trip was when me and my dad was going on a father and son roadtrip to the Spa 24h race in 2005. We drove all day long from Stockholm and got more and more thrilled for the weekend as we passed a few karting-tracks on the way. During the night we arrived in the Ardennes and stopped to read the map. As we parked the car we heard a familiar sound, it was the GT1 cars having their night practice session! We were seriously close without even knowing it! As we worked our way upwards to the Les Combes section, the sound became more and more rich and we started to feel the smell of barbecue from the camping sites.. And suddenly we saw the yellow lights from the GT cars through the forest, we were there, at Spa-Franforchamps, and it was magical!

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  35.   35. Posted By: Bionor
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 3:12 am 

    I haven’t taken many road trips, but one comes to mind.

    My friend and I was a little bored one day and decided to take a small 2-3 day road trip to my sisters place in a place in Norway called Trondheim about 8 hours from my place.

    When we got there it was night and we decide to sleep in the car next to a gas station. Across the road, the police showed up apparantly to raid a house. Curiously we looked and this the police noticed and decided to search our car as well.

    The next day on the road home again we were stopped for going too fast, and two hours later we stopped at a gas station for some food and to fix the cd player which had become disconnected. While doing this, some people thought we were trying to steal the car and called the police.

    Once again they stopped us and searched the car. While this happened my mother called me and said she had reported me missing! I asked the police if this was correct and they said they could not see any report. I told my mother i was with the police and that they said i wasn’t reported missing. She didn’t belive they were there and asked to talk with them.

    Apparantly mothers scare the police because they suddenly had to go.

    Crazy trip :)

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  36.   36. Posted By: Jim Randolph
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 4:03 am 

    150 words isn’t enough to describe my best road trip. This one wasn’t far, from my home in Vancouver to the Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon for my very first track day. It was also in my very first Ferrari. At 55 years old, I had dreamed of owning a Ferrari all my life and had finally just purshased a used, but beautiful F355 Berlinetta. It sounded like a symphony as I drove, anticipating being able for the first time to drive it like every Ferrari is built to be driven. And my first time on a real race track. This trip was, as is so often said, “All about the journey.” It was, to me, like actually being at Spa, as I weaved through traffic, around the various thrilling interchanges, and finally the final few exciting corners, as I approached the gate to the race course. I was “Sterling,” if only for a few short miles.

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  37.   37. Posted By: Mark
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 4:16 am 

    I was the “Merch Guy” (and unofficial freak magnet) for a punk rock roadshow.

    It was winter. Half a dozen bands from around the world were touring western North America together. The sponsors included a snowboard magazine and several snowboard companies, so each show was at a famous ski resort. Everybody on the tour got free lift passes, free gear and free accommodation. We worked hard, rode hard and played hard for three weeks.

    Such a traveling circus made up of rock and roll gypsies is an incredible rush of mountains, music, and adrenaline charged mayhem. Bizarre situations were inevitable.

    Interviews on national TV while sipping champagne in an opulent ski chalet jacuzzi. Bands rocking out on a stage made of snow on top of Whistler Mountain. Tracking tire-slashing vandals through the city to make them pay up. And meeting far too many wonderful, eccentric people to remember….

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  38.   38. Posted By: Luke Clements
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 6:32 am 

    I’m not on Facebook or Twitter…so fellow “jameasallenonf1-eans” its up to you.

    My most memorable roadtrip was a very short one in comparison to some of the others but here goes…

    When I was 18 I was working at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, QLD. Australia. If you were desperate enough (and what 18YO isn’t!) you could work 2 jobs and earn more money without the usual hassles of excess tax. So in summer I’d work 5am till 11am as a Storeman and restart about 2pm and work till very late, 2am wasn’t unusual, as a barman for nightime functions that had been booked. And in the busy time of year, come back and do it all again the next day. You could knacker yourself pretty quickly over a few days of that.

    I was driving a clapped out Ford Escort at the time and never had any of the previously mentioned money I was earning. So one night at the end of one of these epic days, I agreed to drop a mate off at his place which wasn’t too far out of the way…even though the petrol gauge was on Empty and payday was next day.

    I dropped my mate off about 2am and began the last 25mins home. About a further kilometre up the road, my fears were realized when the old girl came to a spluttering halt at the side of the road. Now it was a very quiet Runaway Bay suburb and being so late, I didn’t want to go back and bother my mate, so knowing there was a petrol station about 3km’s further on I started the long walk.

    Upon getting there with no money & about $4 in my account, I begged the guy behind the counter to let me take a can (cost $5) and fill it with $4 of petrol, and I’d return the can immediately. No cigar! So I trudged back, and by now at 3am I’m truly the walking dead and with the clouded logic that comes with exhaustion, I started pushing the car along the road to get back to the station.

    There was a few mild hills, and I was really heaving to get up them but made steady progress. About half way along, a weird looking dude coming the other way pulled over and offered some help in the form of driving me back to his place to get some fuel. As appreciative as I was, I wasn’t getting in this guys car at 3.30am. So I waved him on, but actually being the decent guy he was, he returned in about 15mins with a fuel can. You rippa!

    Off we go, get the $4 of fuel and put her in and…no start. Must need a push. So my weird looking hero, starts pushing so I can do a clutch start. Over and over and over again at near on 4am in the morning. Must be flooded (I knew nothing about cars) but I have heard you can undo the sparkplugs and pour a bit of fuel into the cylinder, that’ll get her going! Nope. So after this epic near hour long struggle, this guy is staring hopelessly at the engine while I’m preparing to sleep in the car, and he says “Heh, is this lead meant to be off?” (Distributor cap lead). Puts it back on, and the Escort roars to life. Hallelujah!

    A thousand thank yous to this angel on a dark night, and I’m off. Finally on my way home after a huge day and thinking wonderful thoughts of bed and sleep…

    And at just over 80kph on a deserted nighttime street…the bonnet flys up and bends itself inside out over the widscreen. Swear, curse…get out and laugh my ass off.

    I ended up jumping on the roof, retreiving the bonnet and jumping up and down on it till she jammed back over the engine and so stuck shut it took a panel beater over an hour to get it back undone! Home and sleep…finally.

    PS. I had a Red Bull Racing legal technician check the word count, and according to his interpretation of the rules, he deemed it legal! :) Cheers, Luke Clements

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  39.   39. Posted By: Mickrock
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 7:24 am 

    The best roadtrip I ever had was in 2011. I took 2 months off and toured the Great U.K., atarted off in London, drinks at Royal Ascot, Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, then to party at Glastonbury, off to the Morgan factory for a tour, hired a Plus 4 for a an 8 day trip, off to Goodwood Festival of Speed, to the Hop Farm Festival, then a trip down to Lands End, back up to the midlands, dropped the Morgan off, then the British Grand Prix, then off to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birmingham, The Cotwolds, a nice Sunday afternoon get-together with my British relatives, a track day driving a ferrari and a Lambo, chillax in Brighton and then finished it off in London with a good ol’ British riot, a Rugger game at Twickenham (England V. Wales) then home to Canada. Trip of a lifetime… Note to self: Need to that again (without the riot).

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  40.   40. Posted By: Vesa Tormanen
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 7:47 am 

    My top-3 roadtrips all happened when we were living in the US. I’ve never even thought of driving such huge distances anywhere else, which felt completely normal there. I’m tempted to say the favorite one was from Boston to Montreal to see the Grand Prix, but there’s just no topping the famous Highway 1 in California.

    We (me, my wife and our 4 year old) drove down from San Francisco to San Diego (Legoland) through the major highways. First stop north was LA and the now slightly derelict Hollywood. From LA we cruised back north along the scenic coastal highway through Malibu, Santa Barbara, San Simeon with Hearst Castle, Big Sur – spending time in all these places that immediately feel so familiar to anyone who’s grown up watching Hollywood movies.

    Looking at the pictures as I write this I want to point our car someplace far away this weekend already!

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  41.   41. Posted By: Roderick Grant
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 8:41 am 

    One of the longest journeys I took was with my family when I was 12 years old. We drove our simple Subaru from our modest home near Sydney down to Melbourne, then across the waves to the island state of Tasmania. I don’t remember a great deal of what we saw and how long we were exploring the island for, though I do recall feeling sick often enough, largely due to my taste for butter menthols. What I now realise is that the long trip listening to my Mum and Dad’s favourite band Abba and the arguments between the two was the last real family holiday we took together, and the best thing was that it was on the road together through the winding roads of the little state of Tasmania. Now 24 years old, I still own that Subaru and it is a constant reminder of my childhood travels.

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    Miles Reply:

    Good luck mate.

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    Sandra Reply:

    Good luck Rod!!!

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    Lizzie Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Viv Reply:

    Spa!!!!! Let’s go wooohoo, good luck!

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    Helen GRANT Reply:

    bring it on! :-)

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    Nina Reply:

    That Subaru just keeps going and going! Good Luck man :)

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    Viv Reply:

    Visiting Spa would be incredible! Good Luck :D

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    Alice Reply:

    I hope you get to go to Belgium! Good Luck!!

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    Helen Grant Reply:

    good stuff Roddles! Good luck :-)

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    Fergz Reply:

    good luck bro!

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    David Reply:

    It always seems to be the trips that aren’t the best at the time, that end up being the ones that stay with you forever! Thanks for sharing mate, and GOOD LUCK! Hope you get to spa!

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    Helen Hayes Reply:

    hahaha love family travel memories! well done!

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    Stuart Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Lea Davis Reply:

    What a good story of child hood memories and to still have the car amazing. I wish you great success in the competition .Good luck :D

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    Treelo Reply:

    Good luck Rod! That Suby has endless vitality!\

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    Phoebe Reply:

    good luck :)

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    Ione Reply:

    Best of luck!

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    matt Reply:

    Good luck mate!

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    Ash Reply:

    Good luck rod!!!!! :)

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    Jessica Burrows Reply:

    Great story! Good luck Rod!!

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    Ben Reply:

    Good luck mate!

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    Felix Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Tim Reply:

    Good luck Rod! It’d be great to see the photos of your trip nahmean.

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    Jeannette Reply:

    Great memories. Good luck Rod.

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    sam Reply:

    Woooo Subaru!

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    Liz Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Ben Reply:

    good one mate

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    Tynan Reply:

    Good luck man!

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    Laura Thomas Reply:

    Oh wow that’s such a nice memory, my family did a similar thing. good luck!

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    Michele Lawson Reply:

    Good luck Rod, does that story mean you will be taking Mum and Dad on the trip for old times sake.LOL

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    Adrien Reply:

    good luck dude. hope you get there.

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    Simon Reply:

    Good story

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    Janice Reply:

    Great story. Good luck!

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    matt Reply:

    Good luck mate…fave band abba is scary tho!

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    Roderick Grant Reply:

    Haha, yeah that is my parents favourite band, I can’t stand the group though.

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    Denis Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Matthew Reply:

    Cool story, bro! Hope you get there…

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    Kerri Reply:

    Maybe you should have another driving adventure with the family again!

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    Gumbie Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Nik Reply:

    LEWIS!!!

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    justin Reply:

    Sounds fun if you win it. GOod luck man.

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    Luke Reply:

    Best of luck mate.

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    Lesley Torrisi Reply:

    Fingers crossed for you

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    Marcus Reply:

    No one more deserving than you! Say hi to webber for me :)

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    rash Reply:

    good luck champ, sweet memories always keep us honest!!

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    Maia Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Gareth Reply:

    There’s no like button. “Like”. Who decides on the winner? I just need a name and a picture, I’ll take care of the rest.

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    Marta Reply:

    Hey! I don’t know you but good luck anyway!

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    Roderick Grant Reply:

    Thank you kind stranger!

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    Wiz Reply:

    Good luck!! :-)

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    Alex Cameron Reply:

    Good luck Rod :)

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    Kirstin Byrne Reply:

    Best of luck! Great story

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    Fiona Reply:

    Good luck Rod!

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    Josie Lee Reply:

    Good luck Rod!

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    Warby Reply:

    love your work mate, your my hero! :)

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    Kath McLellan Reply:

    Sweet story. Go Rod!!

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    Marlee Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Ron White Reply:

    good luck m8 hope u get there

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  42.   42. Posted By: Nas
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 9:27 am 

    While in college studying graphic design a studio gave the students an opportunity to earn money doing commission work. The requirement was to take photos of post offices in selected provinces(South Africa and was given Mpumalanga) for a redesign.

    We covered every inch of the province finding these hidden treasures in rural towns. In four days 2400km’s were covered on long unpopulated roads. At one point my local guide was visibly squirming at the speed being unleashed… I had a 1986 BMWe30 323i and was travelling at 170km/h, an undramatic event for this masterpiece of engineering. I asked:” How fast have you been?”. “sometime, when in reeeal hurry…maybe 140…”. I laughed as it was never anything less than 150km/h on average…

    when leaving the province I was being tailgated by an obnoxious Isuzu Double-cab, putting my foot down I eased up to 210, this old bird flies!! It’s the last time I would be able to drive a car unhinged as three months later the car was stolen from me…good times.

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    Mart Reply:

    goodluck!

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    Paul Meyer Reply:

    Yeah NAS! I can relate, great story. Paul

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    Jo Reply:

    Ha! That’s awesome. I have a Team Gusheshe t-shirt lying around somewhere if you like. I think its under my tortoise trophy/ashtray.

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    Alex Reply:

    Go baby go!
    !!!VOTE!!!

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  43.   43. Posted By: FuelGreener.com
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 10:26 am 

    So this one time I was perambulating through Nevada in some hand-me-down set of wheels a local paperclip tycoon lent me, some antique foreign rubbish it was, a Bugonni 59 Pacific… or was it a Bugillo 51 Adriatic… Nope, wait, twas a Bugatti 57 Atlantic. That was it. Didn’t even have a bloody turbo on it.

    Anyway, there I was, sweltering in the noon-day sun, my backside scorching on the leather, cursing the lack of aircon, when all of a sudden I found myself pulling left. Damn it I thought, a blowout!

    Well I wasn’t very well going to stay there and wait for the cavalry to wander by, was I? So I left the damn thing by the roadside and trekked towards the distant lights of Vegas. Knew a showgirl there at the time. Cindy. Or Mindy. Or Candy… anyway, I knew I’d be in for a good time when I got to her place, so off I toddled.

    That’s the thing about deserts though – deceptive buggers. Turned out the lights weren’t Vegas but some godforsaken hellhole run by cowboys and nuns (if you can figure out THAT unholy combination) So when I got there, dusty, starving, dehydrated and hallucinating, babbling about tyres and showgirls, they decided I needed to be ‘saved’, so they dunked me in a bath of holy water and left me to soak while I pondered my sins. Then, if you can believe it, I awoke to spy a buxom wench standing before me, dangling a set of keys.

    “It’s ma pa’s”, she whispered. “T’aint right what they’re gonna do to you mister. They’re all for selling your sorry butt to a tribe of sun-worshipers over in Bumkiss County for a sacrifice! I can’t let it happen to ya!” And with that she dropped the key on the floor and scarpered.

    Well that was all I needed to hear, I can jolly well tell you. So I strode bare-ass nude towards the door (nodding approvingly at the Lamborghini badge on the keyring as I picked it up), padded confidently down the hall to the elevator (this shack wasn’t all it seemed) and pressed the button marked ‘SSUVL’, which I took to mean, in a flash of lucidity, Super Secret Underground Vehicle Lair.

    Sure enough, there among the armoured assault mobiles, the pink Harley Davidsons and something marked ‘Killer Death Ray’, lay a pure chrome Aventador with a peach and purple suede interior. Well there’s no accounting for taste among hillbillies I suppose. Gunned the engine, popped the clutch, and was supping a nice vegetable broth with my beloved (turned out her name was Eloise. Oh well) by sundown.

    Best road trip ever that was.

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  44.   44. Posted By: Alex
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 10:38 am 

    My best road trip was 2 years ago in Namibia, driving a circular trip taking in the spectacular dunes and the skeleton coast. The scenery was amazing and being so close to the diverse wildlife was an experience we’d never had before. The road trip brought us closer to the people and provided us with an experience you could never match with other forms of transport. The roads are so different to what we have established in Europe, with the majority of the roads being dirt tracks, which made the journey a challenge we felt rewarded for completing.

    Memorable moments were unexpectedly coming across a sign saying we were on the Tropic of Capricorn, dead straight roads reaching to the horizon and overtaking trucks kicking up huge dust clouds such that you have no view of what’s coming towards you.

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    Gareth Reply:

    Just thought I’d point out why you are not going to win:
    …was 2 years ago… It sounds better when you say “two”.

    …taking in the spectacular dunes… “We’re taking in dunes! Mayday mayday!”

    …brought us closer to the people and provided us with an experience you could never match with other forms of transport… A little bit biased towards cars are we? You’re telling me that walking wouldn’t bring you “closer to the people”? Oh the speed factor, of course. Bus then, you get people, and speed. Oh, you want your own privacy. OK, so actually what you mean is it brought you as close to the “people” (whatever you mean by that) as you wanted, not too close, not too far. So what you should really say is “no other form of transport would bring us to the exact distance we wanted from the people”.

    …overtaking trucks kicking up huge dust clouds such that you have no view of what’s coming towards you…. Well, I’m glad you didn’t kill anyone.

    Good luck though!

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  45.   45. Posted By: Carl Sheen
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 10:55 am 

    Road trip from London to Mongolia in a clapped out Citroen AX painted in Jordan GP yellow and Black.

    Waking up in a new country every day was amazing, chalking up the miles in our battered, slow car, unbearable heat and mechanical breakdowns. Fixing the radiator hose at 4am in Germany with chewing gum and tape.

    This was a proper trans-continental road trip, sleeping in the car most nights, shoe string budget and just enjoying the experience of blasting across everything Europe had to offer.

    But the best part of it undoubtedly was raising huge sums of money for charity doing it.

    Reply to me and get me to SPA!

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    Gemma Sheen Reply:

    I remember that road trip well…including trying to find an emergency dentist for you in Moscow on a Sunday!

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  46.   46. Posted By: Linton
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 11:44 am 

    . All The Best man.

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  47.   47. Posted By: Billy
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 11:55 am 

    awesome

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  48.   48. Posted By: Jon Clucas
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 12:42 pm 

    A 2 week road trip, with 4 friends in a clapped out 24 year old Mercedes S-Class to a music festival in Denmark, departing England for France, then Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Luxemburg – only being stopped at the English/French border.

    We experienced wonderful culture, food, countryside, music & happy people everywhere we went

    On the last night, we witnessed the Last Post at the Menin Gate in Ypres – a daily memorial service for the troops who gave their lives to make the people of Europe free.

    We had never, nor will be, so moved by such a sombre and special experience.

    Without those brave men & women doing the unthinkable, then the freedom we all take for granted, would never be possible

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    Alistair McDonald Reply:

    This is what a road trip is about. Not the car, but the experience. And keeping it within 150 words :-)

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  49.   49. Posted By: Robin Berry
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 12:43 pm 

    A mad dash all the way from Dundee in Scotland down to Birmingham in 2008 for the MPH motorshow. Three of us in my friend’s Peugeot 206, waking up late and having to make the 6 hour journey somehow in 4 and a half hours in order to get there in time to see the boys from Top Gear.

    Not the most glamourous roadtrip, I’ll admit, but bloody good fun as we kept each other gee’d up for the event we were racing to go attend, singing songs and playing silly games to keep ourselves entertained and the driver awake.

    Glorious weather, a fantastic thing to attend, and two mates to share the trip with and not a boring moment even on the exhausting ride back, showing that no matter what the ride (clunky little Peugeot) or where to (Birmingham, of all places) it’s something I’d love to experience again.

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  50.   50. Posted By: Skunbin Grainca
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 12:43 pm 

    Participant information:

    Name: Skunbin Grainca
    Address: Fonvindsv 4 58274 Linkoping Sweden
    Date of birth: 1977-01-11
    Telephone number: +46768195880

    Well i do a lot of roadtrips with my family as i love driving and the freedom you have to stop or se whatever you like. But by far the best thing i have done so far is last years trip when me my wife and 2 doughters took 6 months off and whent to Thailand for 1 month and then flew back to Sweden and took the car where we spent 4 weeks in Germany, 1week in Austria, 4 weeks in Italy, 1month in Albania, 2 weeks in Montenegro, and another 2 weeks in Croatia where we drove the small roads up along the coast and i can recommend everyone to drive from Rijeka down to Dubrovnik on the small roads that often go right along the sea. The scenery is amazingly beatifull and you can stop whenever you want and jump in for a swim. Have been a die hard F1 follower since 1994 but never seen a live race, closest experience to it was in an Italian cafe where they showed the race and the italians where like mad chering Shumi in a fight against Alonso (back in Ferrari-Renault days).

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  51.   51. Posted By: Bring Back Murray
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 1:01 pm 

    A trip of a lifetime.

    It was late November 2002 at a youth hostel in Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.

    Word was out of a spectacular festival in the outback somewhere between Adelaide and Ayres rock to celebrate the total eclipse of the sun.

    Hooking up with a friend from the hostel, our journey to the festival began. The first leg of the journey was taking a cross country bus from Sydney to Adelaide.

    From Adelaide however problems arose. Still 8 hours drive north of Adelaide to get to the festival but no transport was available.
    Luckily in a rental magazine there was still one 12 seater mini-bus available.

    Rented out the mini-bus, went round all the youth hostels in Adelaide, gathered a bus laden of international festival goes and off we set.

    Arrived at the festival 8 hours later and had the best three days partying of our entire lives.

    – that’s 150 words already – if only I could describe this party in more detail!! –

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    A to the K Reply:

    Well, the obsessive in me wants to correct your speling and grammer, but I DO want to find out what happened at the party!!!

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    jhs Reply:

    Sounds fabulous! Definitely a memory to treasure.

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    Jas Reply:

    I think that’s how the best parties happen – someone says “let’s hire a minibus and go for it!”

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    Bob Reply:

    Nice one!

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    CB Reply:

    Great trip :D When’s the next one?

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    Log Lady Reply:

    Coolbeans!

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    Chloe Wooding Reply:

    That’s quite an epic journey. Good for you. :) Good luck winning those tickets to Belgium. Fingers crossed.

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    The Boss Reply:

    Please send this man on the trip.

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    tea is me Reply:

    I love the Australian outback…. also like the faith that no matter what you would get to the party… and you did! Bravo!

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    chippie Reply:

    Sounds like a recipe for a party! Good luck!

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    Ian Reply:

    lol. Wicked story!

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    jarls Reply:

    sounds epic! good luck!

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  52.   52. Posted By: Greg Watts
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 1:02 pm 

    Truly a great experience, good luck.

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  53.   53. Posted By: Grant
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 1:30 pm 

    I drove in to work this morning, not the most exciting journey, however sun is shining, windows down, music loud. :-)

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    Bring Back Murray Reply:

    Can’t beat it when the sun is out!

    I’ve got a convertible which is very dangerous. Can’t help but go for a nice cruise when the weather is nice. Next thing I know I’ve spent 40 quid in petrol and am in the dog house with the wife.

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  54.   54. Posted By: Rach
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 1:33 pm 

    My best road trip was with my dad to le mans. It was in 1991 and the year the Mazda won. There are 3 things that stand out from a 12 year old boy. Seeing keke rosberg in the Peugeot that blew up before night time. Walking from Indianapolis to arnage in the dark and watching the brakes light up at night and finally waking up in the car in the morning to still here the cars going round and round! I would now love to take my 67 year old father to spa to repay him!

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  55.   55. Posted By: Stuart Taylor (@chainbear)
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 1:46 pm 

    My friends and I took my ratty old Skoda around western Europe in the heatwave European summer of 2006! We’d just finished our first year of Uni and reunited for an amazing trip around 14 countries in ten days, including taking that Skoda around the Monte Carlo circuit (where we slept on the street on the French border!), up through the Swiss Alps (which left the car gasping for air) and under a firework-lit French sky on Bastille day. Incredible!
    I can’t imagine ever having a better trip, there was something about clunking around in that car together, with the windows down and the radio on that can never be topped.

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    Dominic Reply:

    Battered old cars are always the most interesting…

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    Jeremy Reply:

    It was a beautiful experience. I look back upon it fondly. As a non-driver (at the time) I could get smashed and appreciate every moment of speed and exceptional driving prowess! The fireworks provided a picturesque conclusion to the best time of my life! It’s been downhill since then :-$

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    Gary Bollands Reply:

    Love the fact that you did it in an old Skoda!

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    Ben Reply:

    I hope you do it Stu!

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    Jo Webster Reply:

    Good times :)

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    Joe williams Reply:

    Sounds awesome :-)

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    Yvonne Taylor Reply:

    That was a great little motor, even after Ab drove it into a rock. And an amazing trip – glad I didn’t know about some things till after. (Mum)

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    John Russell Reply:

    Sounds great

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    Abhinav Reply:

    I had a real love hate relationship with that car. I remember you trying to get it tho accelerate when overtaking on the motorway. Terrifying.

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    Luke Reply:

    Wish I could have been there; did sound awesome.

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    Lauren Reply:

    For the win x

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    Leslie Youles Reply:

    What a perfect way to celebrate the end of a year of hard grind and create fantastic memories.

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    Sam Youles Reply:

    Sounds like fun. :)

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    Nicola Langley Reply:

    Hope you win! :-)

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    Ling Reply:

    Good Luck!

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  56.   56. Posted By: Nando
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 1:48 pm 

    EU residents may not be aware that they’ll need a passport to travel to and from the UK.

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  57.   57. Posted By: Scott Flanigan
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 1:58 pm 

    Best road trip I ever took, London to Le Mans. Our car broke down just outside Rouen, the pickup driver spoke no English, and after waiting in a disused train yard for a taxi, we were driven past several glamorous hotels to a hotel in the middle of nowhere. The lift had 9 buttons but the only had 3 floors. We also woke up to find a giant “LE MUTANT” beside us and then watched Scooby Doo in French in black and white.

    Honestly, this did happen!

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  58.   58. Posted By: Andrew Mills
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 2:29 pm 

    In 2009 my brother and I drove 10,000 miles in a Fiat 126 with an air cooled engine the size of a lawn mower across 2 continents, 11 countries, 7 mountain ranges, and 2 deserts.

    We had times of ecstasy, moments of despair, but to name a few, waking up in a cannabis field, dodging car-sized potholes, a fire extinguisher accident, desert breakdowns, police bribing, a Kazakhstan prison, and partying with mafia were some of my favorite anecdotes.

    Everybody said “you’ll never make it”. At 18 straight out of I school with no mechanical knowhow and only a few months driving experience (none outside the UK), It was a sharp learning curve. Handling the car and the road conditions from autobahns to deserts, from river crossings to mountain climbs. Determined to prove them all wrong, we raised sponsorship and money for charity arriving 2 months later in Mongolia!

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    Kate Hopper Reply:

    Good luck

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    Lora Reply:

    This is awesome, good luck kid! xx

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    Anna Reply:

    Good luck Andy

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    Calum Reply:

    Wow that trip sounds amazing would love a trip like that!

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    Elspeth Reply:

    wow, good luck in the competition

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    Gerry Reply:

    Good experience, mate!

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    Kirsty Capewell Reply:

    Wow that sounded Like a challenge good luck :)

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    Henry Reply:

    vote for andy he better than super mario

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    Rach j Reply:

    sounds lovely

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    Charlotte Reply:

    Good luck mate x

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    Michelle Reply:

    You were very kind not to mention that at the time, your brother was even less mechanically savvy than you ;) It was an awesome effort for you both and the little green fiat. What was its name again?

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    Andrew Mills Reply:

    Chuck Norris

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    Laura Reply:

    Sounds amazing! Good luck! xx

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    Hanna Reply:

    Thats AWESOME!! Im so JEALOUS!

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    Kirsty Capewell Reply:

    Good luck that sounded like a hard challenge

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    Alex P Reply:

    Best of luck pal!

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    Danni Reply:

    Good luck! I really hope you win! :) xxx

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    Sam Reply:

    Good luck buddy!

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    Laura Reply:

    Good luck! x

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    Faith Reply:

    Love you! xxx

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    Livvi Grant Reply:

    GOOD LUCK!

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    Richard Reply:

    brilliant

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    Simon Reply:

    Great story!

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    nadia Reply:

    good luck xxx

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    luke gash Reply:

    Good luck, hope you get it :-)

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    James Eley Reply:

    Good Luck Friend!

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    Jonny Brownett Reply:

    Good luck dude. That sounded like an epic trip! A bit different than most people do at 18!

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    charlie pickles Reply:

    Good luck lovely :)

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    charlotte m Reply:

    Good luck Andy (: xo

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    Huishu Jia Reply:

    Awesome experience!! Good luck!!!

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    Steph Reply:

    Good luck Andy!

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    Laura A Reply:

    Lots of Luck! x

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    Chris Morley Reply:

    Lots of luck Andy x

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    Jo Morley Reply:

    Good luck!x

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    Tyla Reply:

    Good Luck :D

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    Rhys Reply:

    Good Luck Andy, good old fiats! x

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    Jamie Watson Reply:

    Good Luck man! Sounds amazing!! xx

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    Matt Pope Reply:

    Good luck mate!

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    Jon Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Kelvin So Reply:

    good luck

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    Dan Butman Reply:

    Wow! Sounds wonderful, good luck!

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    sophie Reply:

    Good luck

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    Rae Reply:

    woooooooo. good luck

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    tom Reply:

    good luck buddy!

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    Jake Evans Reply:

    Good luck nice story.

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    Simon Briars Reply:

    Good luck buddy!

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    jake west Reply:

    good luck

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    Rich Reply:

    Good luck mate!

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    Hayley Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Chris Reply:

    Good luck buddy, sounds like you had an epic road trip, hopefully this will round it off.

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    Tom Reply:

    Good Luck Mate!

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    Anthony Reply:

    Good Luck !

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    Lyla Reply:

    Good Luck Andrew, what an experience, awesome! X

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    ryan Reply:

    pretty epic trip by all accounts!good luck and make sure you take someone very special with you!

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    Raul Reply:

    Sounds amazing. Good Luck with it!

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    josh Reply:

    good luck

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    James Reply:

    Good Luck!!!!

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    kobe Reply:

    gd luck mate hope u succeed!!!^^

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    John Foyle Reply:

    Good luck mate!!!

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    Lucinda Reply:

    Good luck, Mr Mils!! NK forever xx

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    Ben Reply:

    have it!!! good luck mate

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    Beth Reply:

    Good luck :)

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    Patrick Reply:

    Good lad andy sounds like some trip!! And now an advanced driver :)

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    jon dolman Reply:

    fantastic. must have been a great trip.

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    Jayne Reply:

    And I went grey with worry as you set off so very unprepared!

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    Oli Reply:

    Best of Luck Andy!!!

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    Vicki Reply:

    Good Luck Andy x

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    Hadley Reply:

    Wow! – what an amazing trip! You truly deserve to win!

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    jennie Reply:

    Good luck ;)

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    Aparna Reply:

    Good luck! Heard from your mum about this.

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    Paul Davies Reply:

    Great stuff – good luck!

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    Jon Reply:

    sounds fun.

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    Carol Reply:

    Well done – good work.

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    Carol vdW Reply:

    Great story.

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    Lakshman Jayasuriya Reply:

    Wonderful. Good luck.

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    Dan Vokes Reply:

    Good Luck Mills!!!!

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    James Goss Reply:

    F1 love! Good luck!

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    Crumpy Reply:

    Good luck Andy :)

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    Pippa Reply:

    Good Luck Mills!!

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    Rachel Reply:

    Wow. Epic! You deserve to win!!

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    Toby Reply:

    Sounds good buddy

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    Zoe Reply:

    Good Luck!!

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    Lauren Wallace Reply:

    Good luck Andy! :)

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    Aimee Hearn Reply:

    Hope you win Andy!

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    Morwenna ridgeon Reply:

    Good luck Andy Xx

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    Roland Moore Reply:

    Good start. Still a lot of mototing experience and roadcraft to learn.

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    Toby Koshy Reply:

    Good Luck

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    Rob Reply:

    What a trip, never to be forgotten – not least because I now manage The Mongol Rally ;)

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    Dan Reply:

    Bon chance, amigo.

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    Zaie Reply:

    Good Luck Andy Mills :)
    Love the story x

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    Olivia Hamilton Reply:

    Good luck :)

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    Olivia Reply:

    Sounds great, good luck :)

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    beckymitchinson Reply:

    Best of luck……….

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    rich Reply:

    good luck mate

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    Dan Wells Reply:

    Good luck – may the best twitterer get it!

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    pete Reply:

    Good Luck

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    Millipede Reply:

    Hands down the best road trip… None of this driving round Europe for a couple of days rubbish! You guys went large and got to Mongolia. Hope you win! Xx

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    Dudd Reply:

    Sounds like an epic trip. Good luck with this one too.

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    Savanna Reply:

    Good Luck Andy! Amazing story xxx

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    Cat Reply:

    It was a great adventure!Good luck!

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    Tim Reply:

    A truly amazing experience. Good Luck!!

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    Phil Reply:

    Wow, amazing. good luck

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  59.   59. Posted By: Bring Back Murray
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 3:19 pm 

    I hope I’m not competinng against some of these people who have about 500 mates on facebook

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  60.   60. Posted By: Rob Sinfield
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 4:22 pm 

    My best road trip was in 2004, following the route of the first week of ‘ Le Tour de France’, which as it happens, started in Belgium that year.
    My son and I spent a brilliant, sunny, ten days driving to different tour stages in Belgium and France, taking in Liege, Namur, Arras, and many villages in between, in our trusty 1959 Morris Minor, called Olive. Not the quickest of cars but we and the locals loved her and she was photographed wherever we stopped.
    In Namur, to the west of Spa, we were thrilled to meet cycling legend Eddy Merckx, who was astonished we had driven from England in such an old car.
    800+ miles in a 45 year old car with not a single breakdown, living mostly off frites and mayonnaise. Now THAT is a great road trip

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    Alex Krelin Reply:

    Good luck, you’re still the best F1 guy on Twitter :-)

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    Fake Charlie Whiting Reply:

    Alex, report to the Stewards. Immediately.

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    John Mcaleavy Reply:

    Good luck!!!

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    Pablo Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    dennis Reply:

    Great story!!!! keep up the good work!!

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    Chris hatwood Reply:

    Brilliant man very funny. Deserves it

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    Alina Khannanova Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Natacha Reply:

    Good luck rob hope you win the prize

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    James Reply:

    That’s awesome great roadtrip

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    Helen w Reply:

    Good luck.

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    Julia Reeve Reply:

    A road trip to the Tour de France in a Moggy? Rock on!

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    Keziah S Reply:

    Good luck, Rob!

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    Lisa Reply:

    Best of Luck!!!! You deserve this one Rob!

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    George Reply:

    Good luck dude!

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    Adam Reply:

    Good luck rob!!

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    Ashley Jones Reply:

    Well done Rob, I’d like to go to Namur too!, hope you win

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    Rob Evans Reply:

    Good luck Rob!

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    Richard Gray Reply:

    Good luck Rob.

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    Nick Reply:

    Good luck- best twitterererer deserves the prize

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    Bradders Reply:

    Good luck Rob!

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    Rob Evans Reply:

    Eek, pressed the wrong button. As you were, good luck Rob!

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    Gillie Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Claire Reply:

    Good luck.

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    Lynne Reply:

    Good Luck Rob!

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    JohnA Reply:

    Good work Rob, And good luck!

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    BenKo Reply:

    Good luck Rob.

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    Tommy Reply:

    Bad guys never drive a Morris minor. Good luck

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    Seona Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Laura Rinaldi Reply:

    Sounds awesome! Good luck

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    Leighton Brown Reply:

    Why should Rob win this and go to Spa?! Because it will be the next best thing to me going (and that ain’t happening!).

    Good luck, old bean!

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    SchuMARKer Reply:

    Go Olive!

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    emma bortnik Reply:

    good luck!

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    Andrew Osborne Reply:

    Nice one Rob – Hope you don’t have mayonaise on your chips though

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    Ella Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Darla Reply:

    Good luck!

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    David Cunliffe Reply:

    You have my admiration! I used to have an old jellymold in the 70s and wold never have attempted such a trip!

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    Harshal Katakia Reply:

    Best of Luck :)

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    SomersF1 Reply:

    Sounds like a ball Rob

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    raelene Reply:

    Love your twitter. Good luck

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    Thomasgsf1 Reply:

    Good luck Rob.

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    Victoria Reply:

    Come on – vote for Rob! Even though I’ll be jealous. Think of the tweets he’ll be sharing with us if he goes. :-)
    Good Luck Rob!

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    Pat Reynolds Reply:

    Great trip, great car and got to meet a legend. Good luck

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    Mel Bradley Reply:

    Best of luck.

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    Laura Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Mary Reply:

    Awesome!

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    Ramsay Reply:

    Great road trip! All the best x

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    Kim Hunter Reply:

    Good Luck Rob!

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    Rebecca Norman Reply:

    Good luck…great story, especially since it includes the Tour…

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    Alan Litchfield Reply:

    Top tale from a top tweeter.

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    Ebony Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Top DOn Reply:

    Sound like fun..

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    Sandy Michiels Reply:

    Best of luck!! Try to go easy on the frites and mayonaise though so other people have some food too. :P

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    Scott Leslie Reply:

    Good luck

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    Olivier Reply:

    Hello from Belgium, we’d love to have you tweet live from Spa-Francorchamps
    this year!
    Rob is one of the funniest F1 guys, he rocks!

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    Forbula Reply:

    All the best from Melbourne Australia, Rob. Enjoy the trip, looking forward to some tweets from the track in 3 weeks!

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    @RichardHillSays Reply:

    Good luck @GrandPrixDiary, Le Tour is always an amazing experience. Hope you win Rob!

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    Stu Reply:

    Rob HAS to be there! A great form of entertainment on race days on twitter!! Best of luck Rob!

    Stu

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    silentbobF1 Reply:

    Hope you win and see you there :-D

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    Sam Reply:

    Good luck!

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    @jonfl Reply:

    Good luck Rob! If you make it to Belgium you can buy us a beer. I will be sat on Eau Rouge corner :)

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    klongx Reply:

    Great story good luck rob !

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    Donna Reply:

    Good luck Rob! Great tale.

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    siberianlady Reply:

    If you win this Rob then you’ll have to at least buy me a pint or six in Spa! Good luck!

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    AmandaG Reply:

    Need to double that with me around. Good luck Rob.

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    Alistair McDonald Reply:

    Liked your story when I read it above . . .

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    Si Reply:

    Good luck but you have to wear that rubbish suit.

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    Claire Taylor Reply:

    Good luck!

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    @heyk Reply:

    Good luck, GPD! Will we see ‘the suit’ again?

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    Garth Reply:

    Awesome! Good luck!

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    Kellie W Reply:

    Sounds great Rob! Good luck!

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    Mikko Mellin Reply:

    good luck m8

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    christopher oprey Reply:

    Best of luck Rob. Hope you win

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    Andy Knight Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Jen Coates Reply:

    Sounds likes an awesome road trip – good luck

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    Nick Reply:

    I grew up with my mum’s Morris Minor and I also have many memories of eating mostly just frites in the south of France, so this gets my vote!

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    Eileen Reply:

    Good luck, great trip. Love your tweets.

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    Jordan Reply:

    Sounds like an awesome trip, great way to follow the Tour! Best of luck

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    Martin Reply:

    Good luck pal.

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    Pete_nth Reply:

    Best of luck Rob.

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    Kenji Hood Reply:

    SWEEEEEEEEEEEET

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    Dalnd Reply:

    Good luck – I would love to read your tweets live from Spa.

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    Darshan Chokhani Reply:

    Wow, quite a trip. Good Luck n when u get there keep ur funny tweets coming. ;)

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    Jacques from France Reply:

    Hi Rob,
    When in Belgium don’t forget to order a Stella at my health!
    Cheers from from a real Belgian expatriated in Normandy.

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    Sparckus Reply:

    Best of luck Rob. Maybe take LTB with you to cheer her up seeing as she’s on the dole now?

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    sick racer Reply:

    go go go u deserve it since ur funny n ur pub shut [nomorelucy] lol

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    FakeVivian Reply:

    Good luck to win! If you go to Spa, I WANT a photo with your jacket (I mean “wearing” your jacket! :) )

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    @polyroberts Reply:

    GPD’s trip to Spa will be enjoyed by all his followers, so that is reason enough for him to go…

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    John T Barton Reply:

    Love your tweets, hope you’re doing it from Spa

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    @BevF1 Reply:

    Great story Rob – good luck – you deserve a SpaTrek!

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    Vicki Reply:

    Good luck, try some moules with ya frites this time!

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    bob ravioli Reply:

    Try some of that Belgian fizzy pop while your there – enjoy

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    Joe G East Reply:

    Sounds Mega, good luck!

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    Chris Reply:

    Bonne chance

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    Dian Anggraini Reply:

    Nice story.. Good luck, Rob!

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    TRF1.net Reply:

    good luck man

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    Taki Inoue Reply:

    Hope you win!!Then just enjoy the Spa weather. Good luck rob!

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    Mark Gallagher Reply:

    Anyone who drives that far in Morris Minor deserves my vote, even without meeting the most famous man in Belgium; no easy task given that there are no really famous Belgians…

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    Tony Reply:

    Great journey and as I know, it’s well worth the effort to watch!
    Looking forward to an ‘Olive’ caption competition via Twitter now, so make sure it’s a good pic!

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    Sky Reply:

    Good luck!

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    mike read Reply:

    Good luck rob

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    Graeme Reply:

    Road trip in a Moggy, that’s doing it in style! Hope you win Rob, you’ll take us all with you (virtually, of course)

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    Tabatha Reply:

    Ha Rob, I can just imagine your tweets live from Spa… just for that reason you should be there! Good luck!

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    rob Reply:

    Best of luck Rob

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    Jai Reply:

    Good Luck x

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    JenniKate Reply:

    That is a great road trip, cool car, great route, good timing & I’m sure a talking point for many years to come!
    Good luck

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    Rajesh Reply:

    Good luck!! :)

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    sisu27 Reply:

    Good luck!!!

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    James G. Reply:

    Sounds a great road trip, taking in ‘Le Tour’ as well…! Good luck.

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    Mark Haggan Reply:

    Good luck!

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    FakeMrsSchumi Reply:

    Wow sounds great. Good luck Rob!!! xx

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    TheB_Weezy Reply:

    Good luck, Rob.

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    Nick Reply:

    Sounds fun, good luck

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    Jenny Reply:

    A road trtip with Rob you could’t beat it!!!

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    F1Hotmale Reply:

    Hope to see you hanging around the Paddock! Give us a shout if you win!

    Good Luck!

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    Ian Herbert Reply:

    It’s got to be Mr GPD – just for the tweets we’ll be getting

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    Neal hebert Reply:

    Good luck rob,

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    Rhonda Hunt Reply:

    Good luck Rob

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    Richard Payne Reply:

    Best of luck Rob, hope for lots of live tweets if you win.

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    jane steels Reply:

    Good Luck Rob!!

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    Chris Pirson Reply:

    Good luck! If you win, can I come with you?

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    Vlassis Tsansizis Reply:

    Good luck dude! :)

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    Iain Reply:

    Go for it – good luck

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    Jack Power Reply:

    Good luck Matey!

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    Mandy Revelle Reply:

    Good luck Rob! Take me with you? Haha x

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    Caroline Reply:

    Good luck

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    F1Tam Reply:

    Good Luck, keep us posted on your progress

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    Tom ellis Reply:

    Class work rob! Good luck

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    KarenC Reply:

    Good luck

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    fadil Reply:

    Best of Luck.

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    Barbara Reply:

    Good luck :)

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    Paul Whittenbury Reply:

    Good luck, hope you win!!!!

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    Ellen Walker Reply:

    Fantastic now that is what I would call a real road trip!

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    Fabiana Kawazoe Reply:

    Sounds like it was a wonderful trip!!

    Hope you win! Good luck!!!

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    Paul Wright Reply:

    Hope you win GPD

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    Michael Di Lauro Reply:

    Great post! Old cars, Spa, frites & mayo. Love ‘em all.

    Good luck and see you on Twitter

    Michael

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    Luiz Arthur Rocha Reply:

    Good luck!

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    David Fraser Reply:

    Frites & mayo washed down with a bottle of Duvel great! Good luck Rob.

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    jim fisher Reply:

    Good luck

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    Gary Smith Reply:

    After hearing the tragic news that your local has closed, I think a trip to Spa to take your mind off things (and by things I obviously mean Lucy the barmaid) will cheer you right up.

    Oh and don’t forget to acquire some competition prizes!

    Good luck!

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    tasha french Reply:

    i am voting for you as i know us twitter lot will get brilliant commentary from you before during and after the race

    good luck chap :-)

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    Mark allen Reply:

    Great story Rob!

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    Vikki Alterman Reply:

    Best of luck Rob hope you win :)

    @baggiegirl1970

    X

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    Gabriela Polak Reply:

    good luck !!! :P

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    Trish Reply:

    The best F1 guy (non team) on twitter

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    Peter Hampson Reply:

    Good luck, will the suit get an airing if you win?

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    James R Reply:

    Good luck and keep up the tweets!!!

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    Lisa Reply:

    Good luck Rob love hearing from you on race days

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    Leon Reply:

    Good luck Rob

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    faiza qureshi Reply:

    Good luck :-)

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    Chrissie T Reply:

    Good luck Rob!

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    Katie Phillips Reply:

    Good luck!!

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    Sara Reply:

    Best of luck!

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    FakkiKovalainen Reply:

    Good luck Rob! I want you to go so I can stalk you. Er… meet you. Or whatever. Plus you’ll produce some great random photos and tweets.

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    David Callier Reply:

    Nice one and good luck

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    Fake Charlie Whiting Reply:

    Send Rob to Spa.

    It’s safe. Unlike Malaysia and Singapore it is highly unlikely he will upset the Belgians. Have you ever seen an upset Belgian? Have you ever seen a happy Belgian? Exactly.

    Oh, and if he wins, I am his date. Let’s make that abundantly clear right now.

    Best regards,
    FCW

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    Steph P Reply:

    Sounds amazing, good luck hope you win :)

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    martin tedstone Reply:

    after that journey u deserve a trip to spa good luck

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    Kenton H Reply:

    Good luck, get some cool pictures for me if you win

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    Tracy Powell Reply:

    That sounds like the BEST road trip!

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    Suzi Reply:

    Good luck Rob – can’t wait for those (always funny) tweets from Spa!

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    julie hogan Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    George Adams Reply:

    Good luck!!!!!

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    Jules Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Luke Paley Reply:

    Best trip by far! Hope you win, and this story is re-told as much!

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    Oliver Gavin Reply:

    Good Luck Rob!

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    @andyalfisti Reply:

    Good luck Rob !

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    paul Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Asdfg Reply:

    Good luck :)

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    Granville Jones Reply:

    Heres to you big boy hope you win!!

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    ron morris Reply:

    Good luck Rob

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    Sandie Tansley Reply:

    Good luck Rob :)

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    Richard Davidson Reply:

    Good luck, Rob! I hope you win. It would be great if you do. Go for it!!!

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    Carol Lucas Reply:

    Good Luck Rob

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    @PhilipAnthonyHelena Reply:

    Good luck !!!

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    Manav Arya Reply:

    GPD FTW

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    Gilles Dufour Reply:

    Hope you get to go! Good luck!

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    Phil Kennerley Reply:

    All the best with this one Rob and Good Luck

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    Anand Reply:

    Good luck Rob!

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    Clint Randall - Pixel Photography Reply:

    Bonne chance Rob, I’m looking forward to reading your tweets.

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    Moin Reply:

    Good Luck Rob!!!

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    JorvikUK Reply:

    Good luck Rob, you deserve it for your wonderfully irreverent tweets on GPD.

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    George Reply:

    Good Luck

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    Projekt-Renault Reply:

    Good Luck Rob !!!

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    Andrea Lowther Reply:

    Good luck Rob! Hope the next adventure is as good as this one sounds and such a balanced diet – frites and mayonnaise? Well done! x

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    cs192 Reply:

    I’m Brian & so’s my wife

    (if a +1 is needed I’m sure I’ll be available)

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    Ruth Savage Reply:

    Best of luck Rob!

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    claire beard Reply:

    Good Luck mr Sinfield.xx

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    Laurie Plant Reply:

    Cracking idea Rob, go F1-or-it!
    Laurie Plant (Andrea’s partner)

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    An1s4m Reply:

    Good luck Rob, I hope you win.

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    Amy Pammenter Reply:

    Good luck! Can’t wait for the tweets if you get there :)

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    James Reply:

    Rob gets my vote because he cracks me up on Twitter, and he also follows me which is a nice thing to do. Enjoy Spa you lucky blighter!

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    Carma Reply:

    Good luck Rob! I hope you win this, you tweet awesome F1 stuff!

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    Andrew Linton Reply:

    All the best. Best f1 twitter page.

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    MrsGPD Reply:

    They don’t build them like her any more. Olive’s the best present I ever had.

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    Ford Reply:

    good luck

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    Fred Jansen Reply:

    Good luck mate! Flowerfred

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    Karla Reply:

    A little F1 tweep solidarity – good luck Rob

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    Beccy Reply:

    Sounds amazing! Good luck Rob :)

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    Raz Reply:

    Good Luck mate..

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    Jeff Reply:

    Awesome story would have been great fun.

    Good luck from AussieF1Fans on twitter.

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    greg wright Reply:

    Good luck buddy

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    Moyna Reply:

    Go for it Rob!

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    Joe Reply:

    Good luck Rob!

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    Ali Reply:

    Come on!! You should win this!

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    ken Reply:

    Good luck

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    Rowenna Pederson Reply:

    Good luck GPD!

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    Yvonne Reply:

    Fab road trip GPD. Good luck!

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    Matt H Reply:

    Good luck! :)

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    Ben Smith Reply:

    Good Luck Rob!

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    Emma Corfield Reply:

    Good luck!

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    will overhead Reply:

    Get GPD to Spa!

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    Vicky Reply:

    Cool! Good luck :)

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    Liz Power Reply:

    Very best of luck – how amazing to be sat at Eau Rouge (but then I would say that!). Look forward to some very entertaining race weekend tweets if you win!

    ps. Olive is a great name for a car.

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    Rob Reply:

    Good luck and hope you win!

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    Al Reply:

    Go GPD!

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    Betty Davidson Reply:

    good luck

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    Emily Biggar Reply:

    good luck!

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    @MabekeWursh Reply:

    wow,very beautyful story,good luck! :)

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    Niki Reply:

    Best of luck to you sir :)

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    Russell Reply:

    Hope you get to go! Good luck!

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    Ana Domingos Reply:

    Good Luck

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    Jindivik72 Reply:

    Good luck Rob.

    Hey, if you get to go to Spa, can you post a grid girl back to Australia for me, they have such nice grid girls there.

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    Harry Reply:

    Good Luck hoping all the best for you Mr. S!

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    Leah Rebecca Reply:

    All the very best of luck for your trek to Spa, Rob. Live long, and prosper… ;)

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    David Cornish Reply:

    Good Luck, GPD!

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    cornerweight Reply:

    Allways fun at Twitter!

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    SJ Reply:

    Best of luck Rob!

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    adam Reply:

    rob gets my vote without a doubt

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    Ollie Harden Reply:

    Surely got this one in the bag, eh, Rob? Best of luck.

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    EFFENNBEE Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Fake Sauber Reply:

    Nice, Tour De France route road trip would be cool!

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    Jack Leslie Reply:

    Good Luck :)

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    Dan Puddicombe Reply:

    Still the funniest guy on my Twitter newsfeed. Good luck mate!

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    Irene Reply:

    Good luck Rob!

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    Misshka Reply:

    Best of luck!

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    Luke Smith Reply:

    All the best Rob, nice road trip :)

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    Alan Reply:

    Good luck Rob, and well done Olive, amost as old as me!!

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    Tim JN Reply:

    Rob Sinfield – fellow Cotswoldian “Inspiring a Generation”! #YoungF1Blog. You get my vote – Good luck Rob!

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    Clive Wimbury Reply:

    Good luck, Rob.

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    Patbird4 Reply:

    Best of luck Rob!

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    Hannah Thorlby Reply:

    may the best man win!! good luck you deserve it xx

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    Abhinav Krishna Reply:

    Good luck, mate!

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    Evan Reply:

    Thumbs up!

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    Howes03 Reply:

    Haway GPD lad- vot dutifully registered

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    Matt Hubbard Reply:

    Good luck Rob. I seem to remember an old Moggie Minor called Miriam.

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    Mick Reply:

    Good story Rob. In some situations slow cars are the best. good luck, Mick & Jan

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    Stuart Reply:

    Good luck Rob.

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    Mike Reply:

    So want a moggie minor :) ) … Good luck Rob… See you there :) )

    [Reply]

    Chris Reply:

    Cheers, good luck

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    Derrick Morgan Reply:

    Good Luck, Rob

    I’m Free if you need someone to carry your bags.

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    Karl Reply:

    Good Luck!!

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    Chris Reply:

    Good luck Rob

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    Stephanie Thompson Reply:

    All the best, hope you win. Seeing a F1 race live is on my sports bucket list.

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    Pat Jefferson Reply:

    Well done rob good luck

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    Andrew Reply:

    Good luck Rob, hope you get to sample the frites and mayonnaise again !

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    pete fisher Reply:

    Great Love to Olive

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    Kitty Reply:

    Good Luck Rob!

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    Phloston Reply:

    Rob! You’re the best

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    Uma Reply:

    Good Luck, Rob. Hope you make it to Spa.

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    Graham Harris Reply:

    Sounds like a brilliant road trip, obviously you must have left “those” jackets behind in the UK as the French would never have just photographed the Morris Minor without including you in the pic given your undoubted and cutting edge satorial elegance!

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    Max (Saint-Petersburg) Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Andrew Watson Reply:

    Good Luck Rob
    Went to Spa last year phenomenal

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    Canan Reply:

    Good luck!!

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    René B. Reply:

    What a trip!
    Good Luck, Rob! :)

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    James Reply:

    Go for it Dad!

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    Foz1977 Reply:

    Frites & Mayo – livin’ the dream!!!

    Good luck Rob!! :-)

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    craig thorley Reply:

    good luck rob
    maybe olive could go thru eau rouge before she dies

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    dave f Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Rob Ralphs Reply:

    Sounds Epic!!! Send him to Spa!!

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    Lynny Sumner Reply:

    Now that sounds like an awesome road trip! Best of luck and well wishes!

    [Reply]

    Campbell Ritchie Reply:

    Best of luck

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    Carrie Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Gill Reply:

    Go get ‘em! Good luck.

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    Tom Reply:

    Good luck Rob!!

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    @SteveRHopkins Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Sean Mills_MRF Reply:

    Best of luck Rob.

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    Diane Reply:

    Good Luck – you at Spa would make an excellent weekend on Twitter!

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    Chiara Reply:

    Good Luck!! I hope you win! :D

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    Andy L Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Adam Good Reply:

    Nice one Rob, good luck!
    I will also make it to Spa, one day!!

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    Lesley Reid Reply:

    Good luck!!

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    Natasha Viney Reply:

    Hope you get choosen. One day I’ll make it to a race! Fingers crossed for you! :-)

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    Steve Pilfold Reply:

    Good luck Rob, hope you get to the GP!

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    Matt Reply:

    Good luck rob

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    ttompost Reply:

    Great story. Here in Belgium we have the best race track of the world and some true race legends.

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    Andrew T Reply:

    Rob, sounds like a great road trip. Hope you win and get a new adventure

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    Sean Reply:

    Best of luck mate!

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    Tha_Muzik Reply:

    All the best Rob!!!

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    Geoff Collins Reply:

    Rob gets my vote, as he’s the only person that has asked me to vote for them. And that aside, he’s a good egg, witty and irreverent – just as you’d guess from his GPD website.

    Frankly I reckon my trip to the 1978 Monaco GP was a more entertaining road trip, taking in Le Mans, Paris, Genoa, Barcelona and the Carmargue before abandoning our 1963 Ford Cortina after a collision with a 2CV on a roundabout in Poitiers where the direction of travel changed depending on which traffic light was green.

    The ensuing rescue of the car (rerouting the cooling system via the heater radiator which we mounted on the bonnet) would make a story in itself – especially the bit where we had to borrow batteries from two Citroen Ami 8s to jump start the Cortina.

    But as I’ve been lucky enough to travel the World Tweeting for Marussia (née Virgin) I won’t enter and will let some deserved soul go in my place.

    Great competition James, hope to meet up again some time!

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    ed bayes Reply:

    Good luck from edge

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    Steven porter Reply:

    Hope you win

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    Christopher David Reply:

    Wish you all the best, Rob!

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    Ben Shucksmith Reply:

    Good luck Rob, hope you get it! You deserve it

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    Greg Wood Reply:

    Good luck Rob

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    Alistair Clare Reply:

    We need GPD to win. When he was on holiday for Germany and Silverstone F1 was not quite the same :-)

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    dermotosullivan Reply:

    best of luck

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    Billy Earl Reply:

    Good Luck keep up the twitter banter

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    James Reply:

    Good Luck

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    Mark Mitchell Reply:

    Good luck :)

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    Paul K Reply:

    Good Luck Rob !!

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    Liz Benson Reply:

    Good luck Rob… Anyone who can combine a trip to the Grand Prix with the Tour de France gets my vote!… ;)

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    Edward Chai Reply:

    Let’s see you in the Belgium Grand Prix, GPD.

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    Karl Zastrau Reply:

    Good Luck Rob

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    Duurt Dijkman #F1etc Reply:

    I hope you will succeed in winning this. Good luck mate !!

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    Jude Maclachlan Reply:

    Good Luck Rob!
    Love your Twitter banter!

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    Brothers Grin Reply:

    Good luck matey ;) Love your tweets too :)

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    Goutham Mani Venkatesan Reply:

    Good luck Rob! :)

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    Miss D'Gear Reply:

    Rob, sounds a hoot!

    Every year I am part of a mad crew called the Italian Job who drive to Italy for charity in our trusty (oldskool) minis. Pretty sure any of us could contribute to the above post but good luck anywho!!

    ps We’ve got a radio moan alonso mug off a friend and its fab!

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    Chris Cameron-Dow Reply:

    Best of luck, Rob! Looking forward to your tweets from Spa!

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    Anita B Reply:

    Great road trip. Good Luck Rob.

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    @jcgg9 Reply:

    That’s a great trip!

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    Colin Fry Reply:

    Good luck! You deserve it.

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    Fake Emilia Pikkarainen Reply:

    Jealous of your tour de France trip sounds amazing! Hope you get to Spa, have fun!

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    matchboy1976 Reply:

    As long as you don’t ride on a race weekend as we need your F1 tweets!!

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    Sudha S Reply:

    You paint a nice picture with your words!! Nice trip I am sure :)

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    Amy Hartshorn Reply:

    Good luck!!!

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    Rhys Davies Reply:

    Good luck! Great twitter

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    Tamara Weston Reply:

    Sounds like a brilliant road trip! Good luck, Tamara

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    James Hedges Reply:

    Good luck Rob hope you win!

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    Shinobi Reply:

    Nice story…best of luck my man!

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    Vincent Reply:

    Good luck Rob!

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    Ella Reply:

    Good Luck Rob! Love your twitter commentary, hope you win it!

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    Josh Reply:

    That sounds like a great trip! Good luck!

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    Brenda Withey Reply:

    Great story Rob,Good luck :-)

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    Fake Sauber (again) Reply:

    Go GPD! ;-)

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    Derek Reply:

    Win. Cheers from across the pond.

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    Janez Reply:

    Good luck Rob!

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    Philippe Reply:

    Haha, awesome! Belgian frites and mayonaise ftw! :-)

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    michael Reply:

    awesome mate, best part of the story, a morris minor, my old mans first car!!

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    Matthew Reply:

    Best of luck, Rob.

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    Vanessa Frewer Reply:

    Good luck :)

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    Simon Field Reply:

    Good luck Rob

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    Amy Reply:

    Goodluck!

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    jpcst Reply:

    Good Luck!!!

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    Rob van der Luijt Reply:

    I don’t know of any greater F1 fan and ambassador for the sport than Rob. So send this guy over !

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    Laurence Reply:

    Good luck! :D

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    sara Reply:

    Good Luck, Rob – I love your tweets, especially as I always seem to be on a train during the grand prix’s!

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    Nigel Reply:

    Good luck rob

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    Christopher Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Jessica Reply:

    good luck!

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    Trace Reply:

    Good luck Rob

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    Tristan Hill Reply:

    Good Luck mate Spa is my fav gp so can you take me please?????

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    John Reply:

    I would recommend Rob for the trip
    Good Luck

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    David Oldridge Reply:

    Replying so that you bring me something back from Spa (subject to terms and conditions, of course!) Good luck

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    minnie Reply:

    Good luck…you make me laugh!

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    Jennifer bomb Reply:

    I read this a few days ago and forgot to reply! Great post, and good luck!

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    Rory Reply:

    Good Luck Rob! Sounds awesome! All being well we all expect constant Tweeting and Reporting!

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    Coffer Reply:

    Good luck! And that was a lovely story.

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    @treagustj Reply:

    Good luck GPD.

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    Julia Reply:

    :-)

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    erwin van meirvenne Reply:

    Great story about my home country and the greatest track on earth.
    I wish you a lot of luck in winning tickets for the World ChampionS Circuit.

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    JoLeWo Reply:

    Olives – my favourite! With a side of frites and mayo ;)

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    Mathew Linehan Reply:

    Good luck :)

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    Hex81 Reply:

    Go for gold Rob

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    Lisa Drew Reply:

    Quite simply the best funniest F1 Tweeter around. Best of luck Rob xx

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    EasyLikeSunday Reply:

    Sounds like a great trip.

    Good Luck

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    NeedaBrew Reply:

    Good luck hun!

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    Lesley Orzabal Reply:

    Their fries and mayo are the best! The lager’s not bad either!Good luck!

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    msScoobycat Reply:

    GOod luck chuck…look forward to the tweets from SPa!

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    claire Reply:

    Good luck mate.. would love a trip to Spa myself !

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    Rowen Nortje Reply:

    Good luck and may you have all the beer you can drink! :P

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    Mum2281 Reply:

    Good luck rob.

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    Jo Reply:

    Good luck – you deserve to win xx

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    vertigen_f1 Reply:

    Good luck GPD. Hope you get the Spa Trek….

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    Evelina Reply:

    Good Luck! :) )

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    Laura Reply:

    Best of luck mate! You deserve to win! @lw_laura

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    hiyoreeberry Reply:

    good luck!

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    Maxx Reply:

    Has to the legend that is GPD!! Good luck!

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    Lisa Bates Reply:

    Good luck GPD. the most entertaining F1 tweeter!

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    DynoDad Reply:

    Go Rob!

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    Matt Reply:

    Does it count if he begs on twitter?

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    Katie Reply:

    Hope you win. Good luck

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    Phil Reply:

    Good luck buddy!!

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    Jen Reply:

    Good luck Rob!

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    Claire C Reply:

    Good luck!!

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    James Reply:

    Good luck Rob aka GPD! It’ll be a great trip to take your mind off the pub closing!

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    Callum Reply:

    Nice story. What happened to the Morris Minor?

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    VICTORIA DICKERSON Reply:

    Best of luck, remember the pressies you promised us LOL ;-)

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    Alice F1ynn Reply:

    Well done mate. Win it!

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    Kevin Olsen Reply:

    Good Luck Rob!

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    c_belobrajdic Reply:

    Good luck with the contest.

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    Louise Reply:

    Good luck Rob!

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    Lisa Reply:

    good luck!

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  61.   61. Posted By: Alina Khannanova
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 5:07 pm 

    Good luck with this!

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  62.   62. Posted By: AndyFov
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 5:09 pm 

    My best road trip involved 13 border crossings in 5 days – That might sounds impressive, but when you’re nipping in and out of places like Luxemboug in twenty minutes it doesn’t take long to notch a few up.

    Dover. Calais. Lille. Aachen. Cologne. Heidelberg. Baden Baden. Black Forest. Freiburg. Zurich. Strasbourg. Nancy. Metz. Luxemboug. Namur and its citadel. Sleeping in a Peugeot 309 and waking up in German laybys with a skanky unwashed friend amongst Trabants and their roving explorers from the newly freed East.

    It was not just the best road trip of my life, it was arguably the biggest adventure I’ve ever had. What could eclipse that?

    (Apart from this INCREDIBLE prize, of course? Great competition James!!)

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    Gaynor Reply:

    Cool!! Good luck with this Foggy one.

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    Katharine Reply:

    phew! I’m tired just reading that.

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    Beckio Reply:

    Good luck x

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    Hayley Croombs Reply:

    Good luck Fog :D

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    shirl parkes Reply:

    good luck with that Foggy x

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    Hedgie Reply:

    Good luck my lovely! x

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    Mattface Reply:

    Sounds like something everyone should do

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    Erin M Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Kirsty Reply:

    God luvk

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    Carolyn Gray Reply:

    Good luck Fogg – Lighty x

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    tami Reply:

    Go Fogg!!! Good luck!!

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    DiH Reply:

    Good Luck Fogg x

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    Rachelle Reply:

    Good luck! You deserve it!

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    Kate Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Sarah Reply:

    I vote for AndyFov. Done part of that road trip myself with a friend who didn’t believe in deodorant. You have my full sympathies.

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    Dawn w Reply:

    Good on you Andrew! I think you deserve to win!

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    Kirst Reply:

    Any time spent in a P309 is an adventure! Good luck.

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    minstrel Reply:

    Good luck Andy!

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    Dawn w Reply:

    Good on you Andrew. I reckon you deserve to win!

    D

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    melanie davies Reply:

    Good luck Andrew think I may enter too though xx

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    Mazza Reply:

    Good luck Fogg :)

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    Pauline Reply:

    Good luck Fog that sounds amazing.

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    Susannah Reply:

    Good luck mr F.!

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    Dormouse Reply:

    That sounds epic Fogg.

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    Femke Reply:

    Good luck, Fogg!

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    mini_elm Reply:

    You get my vote just for spending all that time in a 309! Good Luck! x

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    Becky Wilson Reply:

    Wow, sounds like an insane trip. Good luck Fogg, hope you win!

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    Gem Reply:

    Good luck!!!

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    spangly Reply:

    Wow – pretty impressive! Good luck Fogg : )

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    Janice Batty -Pooks Reply:

    Good luck!!!

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    Ruth Reply:

    Fogg ftw!

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    Nickie Reply:

    Good luck Foggy :-D Hope you get through and have a great time!!

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    arch Reply:

    Sounds fairly epic! Good luck Fogg x

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    Frances Minkitzka Reply:

    Good luck Foggy one, your trip sounds incredible!

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    Lone Reply:

    Good luck Foggster :)

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    bathcookie Reply:

    Good luck Fogg!!

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    Pookey Reply:

    Best of luck Fogg

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    vicki Reply:

    GOOD LUCK ANDREW.

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    Dee TeeDubya Reply:

    Wow! Good Luck!

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    K Reply:

    Sounds awesome – good luck Andy!

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    Joan Filippi Reply:

    Go Andy!

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    Liz Kyle Reply:

    Good luck Fogg!

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    Janet Gladstone Reply:

    Good luck Andy. I shall be keeping everything crossed for you.

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    Sarah P Reply:

    Good luck Andy, sounds perfect x

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    michelle currie Reply:

    All tthe best Andy – fingers crossed x

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    nicola Reply:

    GOOD LUCK !!!!

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    Vicki Reply:

    Good luck Andy xx

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    Gunthergloop Reply:

    Good luck with it Andy. :)

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    Salad dressing dude Reply:

    No tomatoes!!!!

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    Sal Reply:

    Good Luck Andy

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    Candy H Reply:

    Good luck

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    Rachel Reply:

    Thanks for the skanky comment – do I get the other ticket for doing that road trip with you? I haven’t forgotten trying to work out which one of us smelt bad until I realised you’d put the stinky cheese you’d brought behind my seat! :)

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    Katie Reply:

    good luck big cousin ! Hope you win

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    Kate Reply:

    good luck Andy !

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    Adam Reply:

    good luck !

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    Liam Reply:

    good luck !

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    Nettie Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Alison Reply:

    Good Luck Andy x

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    ACAF Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Martin Watson Reply:

    Pedal to the metal Fogg!

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    Cathy! Reply:

    Good luck, it looks like an awesome prize! x

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    GemP Reply:

    Good Luck!!!

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    Sarah Reply:

    good luck

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    Jonathan Reply:

    Wow Andrew – that sounded amazing! Don’t forget to take me with you if you win!

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    emmared Reply:

    Best of luck!

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    Michelle Reply:

    Good luck Foggy !!

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    jackie warr Reply:

    Good luck Fogg – love AJ

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    Laura Reply:

    Good luck.
    If you win, I will write you your very own “Congratulations” song…

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    Katharine Reply:

    Bugger off to Belgium, Fogg ;)

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    Apple Reply:

    Good luck Fogg!

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    Maus Reply:

    Sounds fantastic, especially the Trabis!

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    Sally McSausage Reply:

    Fogg FTW!!! Great story – Good luck mister!

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    stevec Reply:

    good luck foggy hope you win!

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    shirl parkes Reply:

    havent we done enough to get you packing your cases yet??

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    NatMlesGP Reply:

    Good Luck Fogg ! Go, go, go !

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    peeriecaz Reply:

    You do realise that I am coming with you if you win, right?!

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    H Reply:

    Best of Luck mate :)

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    Scan Reply:

    Good luck foggalicious

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    Fee Reply:

    Woop woop good luck! xx

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    Kelly Reply:

    Good luck Fogg!!! Sounds amazing :D

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    Tori Reply:

    good luck

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    freedee Reply:

    “Good luck Fogg”

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  63.   63. Posted By: Chris Wood
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 5:19 pm 

    I vote for Rob Sinfield. He’s alwats the best host when I stay with him and he (mostly) often provides the beer!

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  64.   64. Posted By: Brandon Merrell
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 7:15 pm 

    After moving to Indianapolis in mid-2000, I became close friends with Conor Daly, whose father Derek mentored us as we began karting. Each weekend we piled into an old Ford E-series van and with trailer in tow headed down the road to another racetrack.

    The best trip of all was our 1000-mile trek to a World Karting Association event held inside the famous oval at Daytona, Florida. Driving through the sweltering American southeast, we stopped every few hours so that Derek could work his magic on whatever parts had caused the van to grind to its latest halt.

    In the end, however, not only were we able to visit a genuine citadel of motorsport, but the weekend was made even better when Conor finished on the podium in both of his events. After all this time, I’d do anything to see my friend racing in GP3 at Spa.

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    Abigail Vaughn Reply:

    Good luck, Brandon! That’d be a great present before your birthday on September 5th. Plus you could take me!

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    Conor Daly Reply:

    Oh man, good times! Back in the day! Good luck Brandon!

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    Pat McKenna Reply:

    Good luck mate..

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    Clark Reply:

    Good Luck Man!

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    Brian Winnie Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Kevin Calderwood Reply:

    Good luck, Brandon! Excellent story!

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    Rhonda Daly Reply:

    I still get melancholy at the thought of the VAN selling. Went to a small family for housing. The memories of all our travels with all of da boys are riddled with tears of great joy!!! I loved every minute of it. Good Luck and stay thristy my friend. xo

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    Brian Compton Reply:

    Go Brandon! Good luck! Shell rocks!

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    John Merrell Reply:

    Given your work at Lewis & Clark College as a debate assistant, and your many national academic awards within the United States, a shot as a Goodwill Ambassador in Europe seems like a fitting reward!

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    Eric Batt Reply:

    Good luck Brandon! I think we all miss the days of the adventures in the van…

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    Tom Schally Reply:

    I can think of no one better to receive such an accolade. Your passion for racing and your commitment to responsible citizenship and education, as illustrated through your career, comprise the character of an ideal ambassador. Your insights on racing have had a lot to teach me about living. I wish you the best of luck in receiving this impressive and deserved award.

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    Olivia Kipper Reply:

    Good luck!!

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    J M Reply:

    Can’t think of someone who would appreciate this more. Good Luck, BM!

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    Anita Merrell Reply:

    Reading this made me realize how much I miss Rhonda, Patti, Laura and Shelly and all the kids in the old neighborhood. No one deserves it more than you honey and of course Abby :) . Good luck!

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    Jeanine Ruhinen Reply:

    Good luck Brandon!!!

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    Chris Hoover Reply:

    Best of Luck!

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    Merridy Wahl Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Will Prier Reply:

    Good luck Brandon!

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    Kim Nguyen Reply:

    Good Luck!!

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    Barker Reply:

    That sounds like a awesome trip. It is great to visit other states withing the USA. Keep on traveling and see more

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    Shell Adams Reply:

    Good luck! Hope you win!

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    Malissa Reply:

    god job!

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    Harrison Merrell Reply:

    Hey Brandon, mom told me what you were doing and I finally got around to commenting on this and helping you out. I’m not sure if you’ll win or not, but if you do, then be sure to bring me back a souvenir. haoyun! (Chinese for Good Luck)

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    Bill Hamptin Reply:

    good luck!!!

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    Sally Penna Reply:

    Good luck Brandon!

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    Peter Sternfels Reply:

    Good Luck Brandon!

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    Molly Reply:

    Sounds awesome. I can’t wait to hear about the adventure!

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    Shawn Xu Reply:

    Best of Luck! Brandon!

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    Jen Beeler Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Lionel Reply:

    Good Luck Brandon!

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    Larry Verlinda Reply:

    Good luck Brandon

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    Lynne Thacker Reply:

    Hope you make it Brandon!!

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    Frederic Reply:

    Good luck

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    Patricia Vaughn Reply:

    Good luck!

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  65.   65. Posted By: Fish Carey
        Date: July 27th, 2012 @ 7:35 pm 

    Wow. Sounds fab – apart from the car! I’m all for comfort and convenience in my mode of transport BUT I appreciate the nostalgia of the vintage car and I salute the reliability!

    The frites and mayonnaise are, of course, almost as classic as the car!

    800 miles in an old banger, surely deserves a win – if not, then, if there’s any justice, the frites should clinch it!

    Bon chance! (that’s French you know!!)

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  66.   66. Posted By: Tim S
        Date: July 28th, 2012 @ 12:03 am 

    I drove twenty-four hours to visit my brother for an equal amount of time, and got my car stuck twice along the way. Once in the unexpected and severe snowfall of the Sierras as I left San Francisco, and once more in the toothpaste-damp Bonneville Salt flats in Utah, where thanks to the Autumn weather I achieved only a disappointing 40 mph. In between were six hours of straightline driving under a Nevada sky so bright with starlight that I switched off my headlights and used the stars to keep me pointing straight for long stretches. Only 20/20 hindsight can prove that this was a safe and reliable method. Thanks mainly to a self-reliant, pioneering spirit, I made it to beautiful Salt Lake City and enjoyed with my brother great food, tasty homebrews, and a whole lot of epic storytelling.

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  67.   67. Posted By: Michelle Dale
        Date: July 28th, 2012 @ 6:08 am 

    Fogg always puts others irst, it’s about time he got back he’s oven out x

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  68.   68. Posted By: Garry
        Date: July 28th, 2012 @ 11:50 am 

    San Francisco – Ocean City, Maryland.

    Take a pebble from underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, then pick up Route 50 at Sacramento, which meanders through 12 states across the country..

    From the Rockies and Appalachian Mountains, the Nevada desert – the “loneliest road in America”, past Kansas rodeos and farmland, Virginia forests, Constitution Avenue – the White House and Washington Monument amd getting lost trying to escape from Ronald Regan Airport) – it’s a diverse journey.

    On the way we were asked why we were doing it, treated like exhibits in one bar (possibly the first time Brit’s had drunk a beer there, like monkey in Hartlepool, without the hanging…) and managed to get off a speeding ticket with the line “As an Englishman and a Gentleman, I will not speed in the state of Nevada again”.

    Two weeks, 3,700 miles later, throw pebble in the Atlantic. Holiday complete!

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    Alan Reply:

    Sounds amazing!

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    DebF Reply:

    “As an Englishman and a Gentleman” – Wow, that really worked??
    Sounds like a fabulous trip.

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    PAUL Reply:

    2 THINGS sounds fantastic did some off this trip on bus with the wife and on a funny note know see why you keep out of rounds to pay for your hols ?

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    Mary Reply:

    Sounds like a fantastic trip. And you finished in Maryland, my favourite state!

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    Tony Rogers Reply:

    That was an amazing experience, takes me back to August 1980 when there was $2.45 to the pound and America was both magical & affordable!

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  69.   69. Posted By: OscarF1
        Date: July 28th, 2012 @ 12:17 pm 

    My best road trip was actually on a motorbike.

    A friend was getting married in Sweden in August so I decided to ride my way from Berlin to the wedding and also extend the trip throughout Scandinavia.

    The first part of the trip started… ‘sub-optimal’ with some misunderstandings in Germany and having to sleep on top of the bike due to a booking cancellation in Copenhagen (and the Homeless World Cup 2007).

    I visited many good friends, out of the charts roads, met the fjords in Norway, endured more than a rainstorm and, eventually, arrived in Cape North. My trip was only half way yet, there were many, many miles to meet.

    In Lapland I experienced the distance from one petrol station to another (some provide only diesel), encountered unimaginable landscapes (for a Spaniard) and, as I rode Finland and Estonia, I had more encounters with good old friends.

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    Charlie Reply:

    Great trip. Good Luck!!

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    Sari Kinnunen Reply:

    What a great trip you had! You’re very welcome back to Finland again. :) -Sari-

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    Sari Kinnunen Reply:

    Good luck, I keep my thumbs up you’ll win!

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    IZASKUN URRUCHI Reply:

    Good luck!!!

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    Eva de Pedro Reply:

    Best wishes from your sister!
    I hope you can try “Your accompanied way South” soon!

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    Fer Reply:

    Cool way!!, Good Luck!!

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    Martín Jaroslavsky Reply:

    Brother in laaaaaaaaaaaaw!
    At least the convention was about homeless and not about politicians, because in that case you didn’t find problems with your accomodation but surely you’ll find many problems to recover your motorbike!!!
    Good luck!

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    manuel Reply:

    Must be a very good friend. You are trained for your next trip to visit us in Venezuela through Alaska.

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    Gus Reply:

    A very beautiful trip, I like to do a similar trip

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    Sebastiano Reply:

    Thumbs up,Oscar! And good luck with any future trips.

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    mari liis Reply:

    Good luck Oscarito! And u r always welcome back to Estonia!

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    Daniel Reply:

    wow! It was fine it was summer, eh? The adventure it’s even wilder because you did it alone!
    good luck, i’m sure you’re planning the next…

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    The CALAMAR Reply:

    It seems that this has been a great adventure. Congratulations and good luck!

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    Karin I Reply:

    Oscar! You found your way to our village even though your GPS spent the last 20 km’s telling you to turn around :)
    You’re welcome back to the middle of Sweden anytime.
    Big hugs and lots of love, Karin

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    Xabi Reply:

    Go for another one!

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    Overck Reply:

    Good luck Oscar!

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    Cecilia Reply:

    Muy buen viaje Oscar y muy buen contado.
    Mucha suerte!!

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    SALVADOR V Reply:

    GOOD LUCK!

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    Antonio Mata Reply:

    Such a nice trip, you deserve it!

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    paco c Reply:

    fantastic

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    Ale McAle Reply:

    seguro que fue un viaje excitante! buena suerte! good luck!….y acuérdate de mi sí lo consigues!

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    Gabinos Reply:

    nice post! :D I hope you can try gabinohome holidays rental for your next trip… good luck!

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    MULSE Reply:

    Bravo, bravísimo…insuperable! : )

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  70.   70. Posted By: Luke S
        Date: July 28th, 2012 @ 12:40 pm 

    Coastal NSW (Australia) to Uluru and the Olgas via Broken Hill, to Adelaide, past the Holden factory at Elizabeth, around the Adelaide street circuit (what a circuit!), visit to the national motor museum, along the Great Ocean road, past the Holden Headquarters at Fishermen’s Bend (Melbourne), around Albert park, to the Melbourne Motor show, through Hurstbridge (the town where Peter Brock lived), to Bathurst and around Mount Panorama (Home of the Bathurst 1000, this is where we should be hosting F1 races – no doubt about it), overnight at the Parks telescope (where footage of man landing on the moon was received) and back to coastal NSW (of which a stretch of the Oxley highway down ’Walcha mountain’ beats the Great Ocean road for driving pleasure hands down!). 7717km in 9 days, in a Holden.

    I was born on the RED side of the fence, and I’m proud of it!

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    Oli Procter Reply:

    Sounds fun!

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  71.   71. Posted By: Jon Wilde
        Date: July 28th, 2012 @ 9:04 pm 

    One of my best ever road trips was traveling to the Belgium GP from Nottingham in 2004. 5 of us borrowed my sister’s pride and joy, and A4 Avant, as the only insured driver I did all the driving. It was my first time on the roads abroad, I remember bricking myself when we turned onto the highway, a passenger who’s foot constantly blocked my mirror, 6 hours of 2manyDJ’s, a woolly mammoth of a tent, driving the car into cordoned off bog land, breaking the suspension when removing the car, blagging our way into the Toyota stand with the phase “what’s Da Matta?” all for a rained out Friday, a JB blow out and an incredible Kimi win! Topped off with lots of warm Juplier. Go KIMI KIMI…. memories :) oh, and sitting in a Shell garage 20 miles from Nottingham refusing to move until SOMEONE ELSE paid for fuel! I Love my friends

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    Daisy Wilde Reply:

    We are meant to be on holiday darling, but you get my vote. :)

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    Alex Reply:

    Best of luck Jon, do I still owe any money for fuel?

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    Joe Wilde Reply:

    Thanks Alex, if I win I’ll wipe the slate clean!! Miss you buddy

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    Jane Leigh Reply:

    Good luck bro! It was my car!

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    Joe Wilde Reply:

    Good luck! Cam I come if you win?

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    Tally Reply:

    Uncle Jon, maybe this could be my first f1 race lol!!!

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    Jane l Reply:

    Bet you look after your cars better now!!!! Good luck. X

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    Talitha Reply:

    Love you uncle Jon really hope you win whatever you want to win xxx

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    Alistair McDonald Reply:

    Nice and eventful!

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    Joanne Wilde Reply:

    Good luck!

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    James Wilde Reply:

    Good luck little brother!

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    Mum Reply:

    Good luck! X

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    Jef Reply:

    Hope you win! You deserve it!

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    Simon Reply:

    Great stuff…awesome!!!

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    Piitaa Reply:

    Hahahaha – good luck this time! I though you do this for fun, this story definitively doesn’t sound like fun ;-)
    Cheers man – and NO, you can’t have my A4 :-)

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    Anna Reply:

    Driving round the F1 track looks like a piece of cake compared to your trip. Go JW Go!!!

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    Jac Reply:

    Good luck, Parsnip. Hope you win – good to see you were as cheap back then as you are now! ha ha ha!

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    Fábio Costa Reply:

    Wasn’t there any Borat swimsuit involved?

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    Christian Reply:

    Best Story EVER!! GO JW.

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    AdlM Reply:

    Good luck! If you win you have to babysit Olivia while P and I go to see Batman…x

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    Jon Wilde Reply:

    For Sure!

    Thank you :)

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    John Snow Reply:

    gets my vote!

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    Katja Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Lewis Wilde Reply:

    your sister let you borrow her A4?… she must have been as mad as the insurance company you were with :)

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    Jon Wilde Reply:

    Thanks John! and Daisy still won’t consider the name Lewis! (I still have 4 months to change her mind) Maybe another WDC would do the trick??

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    Graeme Reply:

    Good luck

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    Emmanuel Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Dan Reply:

    all while driving on the wrong side of the road…not bad…

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    davigoss Reply:

    Is no. 72 meant to be a Good Luck for you ? ! ;-)

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    Alex G Reply:

    Crazy story! Good luck. x

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    Aidan Reply:

    Like the story, man!

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    Dean Cain Reply:

    Nice story, hope you win :-)

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    Nina Reply:

    Good luck mate you have my vote :) x

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    Tom Reply:

    Great story, Good luck!

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    mirko Reply:

    SUSTAINABILITY!!!!

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    Konstantin Reply:

    Go, get it tiger!!

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    Jon Wilde Reply:

    Thanks Koni!

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    AM Reply:

    Cool story, i think you are WINNING!

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    Philipp Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Harry Wilde Reply:

    Good Luck Son, I Wish I could come with you.

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    Arjan Schep Reply:

    Go Jon for Farm Africa :-)

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    Mandy Neuhaus Reply:

    wow that is a great story Jon! Well impressed!

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    Kirsty Hair Reply:

    Good Luck Jon!

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    Dominik Reply:

    rock’n'roll

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    A Schep Reply:

    go Jon

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    Zahir Lazcano Reply:

    That´s my vote, well deserved. Good luck!

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    becca midwood Reply:

    Wow, that’s a WILD story!! Good luck Jon!!

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    Cynthia Ronchetti Reply:

    Good luck, Jon!

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    Aldo Ronchetti Reply:

    Best luck!

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    April Jackson Reply:

    Good luck

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    Vito Russo Reply:

    Nice story. Good luck!

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    Michael Staroverov Reply:

    Nice story, very funny! :) You are crazy, man! It’s like me driving the whole way down to Budapest and back over Friday night, just, because, I desperately wanted to have a goose leg with red cabbage. :)

    Cheers, and good luck!

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    Laszlo Winter Reply:

    Sounds like a great story. I had something like that (but strangely with a Nascar race over in Brooklyn, Michigan…) So I hope you win this F1 road trip now, but if not then please let me know and next time you and Michael are in Budapest maybe we can organise a Trabant a go out to the Hungaroring F1 racetrack and see some action. Cheers. Laszlo

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    Jon Wilde Reply:

    Sounds like a plan! I’m in

    Thanks for voting :)

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    Willem Reply:

    So you best ever roadtrip was in Belgium… I am touched Jon!

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    Debbie Reply:

    You broke the suspension?! I shall never trust you with mine..!
    Good luck ;)

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    Tatiana Reply:

    Ha Ha! Passenger’s foot blocked your mirror?!! What kind of a passenger was it with his\her feet all around? :) )) Good luck!

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    Ekaterina Buvina Reply:

    Good luck !

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    Rich Reply:

    Jon, and 8 years on, you now have a company car and fuel card…oops……do you other friends now know this?!

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    Jon Wilde Reply:

    Thank you!

    Moderators & James, The fuel card is with Shell, does that get me an extra vote? :)

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    Antoinette Reply:

    You have my vote if you explain why you have been called “parsnip” ! ??

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    Jon Wilde Reply:

    I wish I understood… Legal are strange sometimes

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    Enmori Reply:

    Roadtrip’s ON

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    Claire Hunt Reply:

    Lewis is a great name!

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    Jon Wilde Reply:

    I agree!.. Daisy isn’t so sure!

    Thanks for voting

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    Gemski Reply:

    Awesome awesome trip! You should win

    You left out the bit where I made chris & alex sleep in a puddle… and someone setting a caravan on fire… minor details though

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    Jon Wilde Reply:

    I also left out meeting Olivier Panis! and got the year wrong (but don’t tell anyone) :)

    Thanks for voting!!

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    Helen Rowley Reply:

    Good luck!

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    kristien Reply:

    best of luck jon !

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    Lucy Reply:

    Great story, good luck!

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    Joe Reply:

    Good luck, the drive back must have been fun

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    Karen Van Loon Reply:

    Hmmm… Jupiler…. :)
    Leve België!

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    James Snow Reply:

    As the second biggest ever F1 fan, you definitely deserve this

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    Jon Wilde Reply:

    Cheers James! Does that make you the biggest fan?

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    LA Reply:

    awesome

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    Steve M Reply:

    Lets do another road trip some time! You get my vote

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    Jac Reply:

    Given that you love Star Wars as much as you love F1, may you feel the force!!!

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    Anna Reply:

    Good luck! :)

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    Marvin Reply:

    word

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    stephan Reply:

    good luck!

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    Rebecca Reply:

    All the best Jon! It sounds like an amazing experience x

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    Keith mason Reply:

    Good luck Jon!

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    Alex Reply:

    Hello? Is this right?

    Good luck. The mammoth is alive and well.

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    Poppy Reply:

    Awesome story

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    Stu Martin Reply:

    Good luck Jon

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    Claire Reply:

    Good lcuk

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  72.   72. Posted By: Anon
        Date: July 28th, 2012 @ 10:17 pm 

    Good luck!

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  73.   73. Posted By: Kristy Tuplin
        Date: July 29th, 2012 @ 12:46 pm 

    My favourite road trip was an epic seven month tour of North West England. As a university student I worked as a ‘Sampler’ with RedBull – this was 10 years ago when most of the UK was generally unaware that RedBull was good for more than mixing with vodka. Armed with a modified mk 1 mini cooper (converted to a soft top with fridges and a 4ft can of RedBull on the back!), I searched for tired people to educate and energise! From firemen to farmers, builders to bus drivers, and even the Red Arrows – the people I met were always grateful for the drink and ridiculously enthusiastic about having their photo taken with the car! It was an awesome adventure that allowed me to take in some truly gorgeous scenery and meet fantastic people, all in the comfort of a seriously fun set of wheels. God I miss that mini.

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  74.   74. Posted By: Sarah Merritt
        Date: July 29th, 2012 @ 12:52 pm 

    As always, Rob aka GrandPrixDiary mixes informative F1 tweets with witty banter. Pick him! (and he should take me with him ha ha!)

    Sarah.

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  75.   75. Posted By: Andy Hollis
        Date: July 29th, 2012 @ 3:04 pm 

    My favourite road-trip memory was with my father when in a moment of, some would say lunacy, he decided to buy a car for £400…..an old Volvo 340GL….for his 60th birthday and proceed to drive the banger across Europe to take in some of the greatest tracks, ending in Monaco. Spa to Reimes to Le Mans. Monza then across to Monte Carlo. It was genuinely the most uncomfortable trip in terms of transport I can recall, particularly the old man trying to take Eau Rouge rather too eagerly, but one that was hugely enjoyable and emotional as it turned out to be his last ever birthday.

    A wonderful memory and one I will treasure for life.

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  76.   76. Posted By: Sarah Toone
        Date: July 29th, 2012 @ 4:29 pm 

    Best road trip was driving to Annecy, Verona, Venice and Rome in a Citroen XM converted to LPG by my friend (he also drove it down a ditch at Spa!). It was a 2 week road trip at the end of August 2001 and the weather was boiling hot for the entire trip. We camped everywhere in a little tent and visited some of Italy’s finest tourist destinations. The only mistake we made was not going to Maranello. The week after we got back the poor Citroen broke down and it turned out we had no breakdown cover while in Europe, lucky ! The driver says one of the best bits was driving the A1 from Bologna to Florence.

    So great in fact I really must do it all again sometime.’

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    Julian Reply:

    Driving across Europe ftw !

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  77.   77. Posted By: Helen Jackson
        Date: July 29th, 2012 @ 5:52 pm 

    Best road trip was coincidentaly to the 2007 Belgian GP. We traveled by coach with a small internet based company, departing from London Victoria at 7am. Thing is we only went to bed at 5am after taking advantage of our first ever night in London ! Upon arival at our resort and then going out for a quick beer a local waiter stated ‘enjoy your stay in the Netherlands’….understandably we freaked and explained we should be in Belgium for the upcoming GP and our tour operator had left us in the wrong place, upon our prompt return to the hotel were we told that we were in Valkenburg and would be making short coach journeys in and out of Belgium to get to the Formula One – MASSIVE panic over, please let me do it all again :-)

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    Anthony Bezzina Reply:

    You’re trip sounds ideal camper H, So jealous.

    You sound a right party animal you.

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    steven tetlow Reply:

    Good luck helen, couldn’t think of anyone more suited win this

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    Sal Reply:

    This is so you! You’d be brilliant for it – good luck! Great story too!

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    Eija Karjalainen Reply:

    You do deserve a new trip! Good luck! :)

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    Tea Reply:

    Hope you do well hon x

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    Sally-Ann Reply:

    as your bestest friend ever, I can say that you’d be perfect for this xXx

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    Paul Fay Reply:

    You deserve this more than anyone xxx

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    Marc Reply:

    Sounds like a blast knowing what your like…… Hope you win….

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    Gaynor Harrison Reply:

    Sounds perfect for you.

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    M Taylor Reply:

    Seriously hope you win this, you would definatly be the best person for the job……fingers crossed chuck :-)

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    Claire kent Reply:

    I remember that story haha, you would no doubt be the best person for this trip, take note people, good luck helen xx

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    Julie Taylor Reply:

    Aww you would be so ideal for this – and after a year of rotten luck I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving – it would make up for last time too!!! Love Mum xxx

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    vikki Reply:

    good luck hunni :) you would be super for this :) xxxxx

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    Tracy Wexler Reply:

    All the luck in the world with this, it sounds so perfect for you!

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    Allan winn Reply:

    Good luck this will be perfect for you

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    lisa brown Reply:

    Good luck h this would be a fab opportunity got everythin crossed for you xx

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    richard simpson Reply:

    good luck helen , i remember the adventure well xxx

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    Phil_No58 Reply:

    Good Luck H – You would be perfect for this !!

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    clare langan Reply:

    good luck x

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    Laura Schorr Reply:

    You would be perfect for this. All my blessings!!!!

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    Jill Reply:

    go girl!!

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    Shidz Reply:

    Good luck with this H, hope you win x

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    Evan Battison Reply:

    I’ve been on some road trips but not one that has induced quite so much panic when I’ve got to the destination!
    Hope luck is with you and that this trip (which seems right up your aisle) is much smoother and more relaxing
    xXx

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    brenda Reply:

    lol great story helen you desrve to do it all again and would be perfect for this ;)

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    Vicki Moore Reply:

    YOU WOULD BE PERFECT FOR THIS … GOOD LUCK!!!!

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    Freda Reply:

    Good luck, hope you make it!

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    Debbie Reese Reply:

    Good Luck, this sounds great for you

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    Jane Condie Reply:

    Good luck with this

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    Heather Reply:

    Time for a return trip!!

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    Paula Reply:

    You go girl…..good luck x a million.xx

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    Donna Lineberger Reply:

    Good luck Helen wishing you the very best………..

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    Helen Masters Reply:

    This is sooooo you!!!!! good luck!

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    Michael Ward Reply:

    good luck with this

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    Belinda Campbell Reply:

    good luck!! I couldn’t think of anyone else more deserving, you’d be perfect!

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  78.   78. Posted By: Angie Hodson
        Date: July 29th, 2012 @ 7:22 pm 

    sounds gr8, good luck and best wishes to all dad’s around the world x

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  79.   79. Posted By: Paul Drury
        Date: July 29th, 2012 @ 7:55 pm 

    Best road trip ever: off to visit my parents in France, en route (wife/map/incompetence) we visited the war memorial at Ypres (dead grandfather). Visited practice at Spa (rain = 10 minutes of actual track action!) then through the centre of Paris, past all the amazing french monuments (Eiffel /Champs des Elyse’s/ l’Arc) while my kids practiced their french (aaah!). Through champagne, stopping (purely of course) to educate the children.
    My son is racing mad, we visited the circuit de la sarthe (what a straight!) until setting off and reaching Poitiers (where…?), admired the architecture until parents house reached. The next day we set off for Germany where I drove the nurburgring!
    Europe is awesome, different languages, regional food and dialects all adding to the experience, and some great circuits – but a real Spa road trip would be a 12 years old’s dream; please make it happen!

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    Henry Reply:

    cool!

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    Kay Reply:

    great!

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    Mia Reply:

    fantastic!

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    Julie Drury Reply:

    I know how much you want to win this, for you both, so I wish you the very very best of luck.

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    Karen drury Reply:

    Good luck paul
    You deserve it

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    Jane Doyle Reply:

    I hope you win, Paul!

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    Tim Griggs Reply:

    Good luck!!

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    mike Reply:

    This deserves to win

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  80.   80. Posted By: Andy Dudley
        Date: July 29th, 2012 @ 10:12 pm 

    James – do ‘replies to replies’ count if they’re from different people? or do the replies have to be to your original post?

    Many thanks!

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    James Allen Reply:

    Ideally the original post

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  81.   81. Posted By: Helen Andrews
        Date: July 30th, 2012 @ 9:19 am 

    Good luck :-) x

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    Andy Dudley Reply:

    Hi Helen – sorry to bother you, but would you be able to add this comment to my post above (no.4), otherwise it won’t count :(

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  82.   82. Posted By: Saloua El Moussaoui
        Date: July 30th, 2012 @ 9:28 am 

    Good luck and drive all safely!

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  83.   83. Posted By: Marc M
        Date: July 30th, 2012 @ 10:01 am 

    The best road trip I was ever on lasted over 2 weeks and involved a musician friend, myself, 2 beat up guitars and a fresh bottle of bourbon in every town. We went busking and paid our way by playing street corners, train stations, cafes and bars from Stockholm to Malmo to Copenhagen to Vienna to Berlin to Hamburg and to Barcelona. Between a hunting cabin, kitchen floors and even scaffolding, we slept wherever possible, inventing currency along the way as we traded bourbon bottle top shots for pulled pork sandwiches and Tom Waits cover songs for bottles of beer. It was the summer re-run of a New Year’s busking road trip earlier the same year that saw us play the snow-filled streets of Cologne, Berlin and Cracow at up to minus 10 Celsius, at which point even rolling a cigarette outdoors becomes a painful experience…

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    Karim Reply:

    HARDCORE :)

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  84.   84. Posted By: Nik
        Date: July 30th, 2012 @ 10:11 am 

    Top bloke thoroughly deserves to win this.

    Nik

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    Andy Dudley Reply:

    Hi Nik – sorry to bother you, but could you re-post your comment by clicking ‘Reply’ to my post above (No. 4) otherwise it won’t count.

    Many thanks,

    Andy.

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  85.   85. Posted By: Karen
        Date: July 30th, 2012 @ 11:51 am 

    Like the champagne part!

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  86.   86. Posted By: Kay
        Date: July 30th, 2012 @ 11:52 am 

    good luck!

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  87.   87. Posted By: Mark Baker
        Date: July 30th, 2012 @ 12:31 pm 

    Re-posted due to 6pm start time:

    My Best Road Trip – San Francisco & the cool breeze of Napa valley started the tour nicely in our clapped out hire car then, a night under the stars at Yosemite with the Bears finished the day.

    Next as if driving into an oven, we hit the heat of Death Valley, scorched and barley able to breath we sped through to party town Las Vegas. On the out skirts the cops were waiting and minutes later we got a speeding ticket. Not a good start!

    Low riders cruised the strip in Vegas that night, followed by another open air night in the Grand Canyon, then waking besides snake holes & taking donkey rides down to the river. LA was sprawling and we worried about guns.

    Then we hit Malibu for surfing and the beautiful return journey up the highway route 1. That’s how I remember it anyway

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  88.   88. Posted By: Henry Drury
        Date: July 30th, 2012 @ 1:42 pm 

    You so deserve this dad
    You are the best dad ever, you do so much for us
    Please everybody vote forthe best man ever : Paul Drury

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  89.   89. Posted By: Kevin Schmidle
        Date: July 30th, 2012 @ 5:26 pm 

    Taking my family to Montreal to experience F1 weekend in 2008 (The whole family!); they were blown away by everything surronding F1 weekend; My Dad & I took our son was 7 years old at the time to track for qualifying. I was the same age when my Dad took me to the USGP at Watkins Glen in 1976; been hooked on F1 ever since. (He even snuck us in the garage and I had my photo taken next to the six-wheel Tyrrell!). I’d love to take my wife, or father to Spa; they both love F1, and the exotic locations.

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    Terese Schmidle Reply:

    Good luck!!

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  90.   90. Posted By: Andy
        Date: July 30th, 2012 @ 10:10 pm 

    I still liked our trip to Portugal more!

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    Brapatak Reply:

    Lookin good either way

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  91.   91. Posted By: Nora
        Date: July 31st, 2012 @ 9:44 am 

    Good luck! :)

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  92.   92. Posted By: Erwin Schmid
        Date: July 31st, 2012 @ 10:29 am 

    sounds great…..

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  93.   93. Posted By: mooose target
        Date: July 31st, 2012 @ 12:52 pm 

    :=)

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  94.   94. Posted By: Bunny
        Date: July 31st, 2012 @ 2:39 pm 

    Nice!

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  95.   95. Posted By: Jay
        Date: August 1st, 2012 @ 10:40 am 

  96.   96. Posted By: Ratty
        Date: August 1st, 2012 @ 12:23 pm 

    what a fantastic opportunity – Spa is by far the best track in the F1 callendar – so jealous!

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  97.   97. Posted By: Patrick
        Date: August 1st, 2012 @ 7:41 pm 

    My best road trip was in 2009 when me & a mate decided on a spare of the moment road trip to Wales.

    We hit the road in his Evo6. We started off by joining the UK biggest car park aka the M25 & on to the M4, which has some lovely views but does not even come close to when we saw the Severn Bridge pop into our view.

    We headed to through the Brecon Beacons to ‘The Black Mountain Road (made famous by Top Gear). An amazing road we drove it a few times & then found a B&B for the night.

    The next day we head north to Aberystwyth, across the top the the Beacons & down the east side of the Beacons enjoying the amazing views and even better roads to the 2nd Severn Bridge then jumped back on the M4 home again.‎

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    Alex Jordan Reply:

    Now this is a route I’m going to drive next year, such a fantastic opportunity :)

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    Ben Morroll Reply:

    Hope you win sir. Love the brecons and sounded a fantastic trip

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    Afatcontroller Reply:

    I’ve driven that pass in South Wales featured on top gear. Spectacular road that is so much fun I had to drive it twice. Well worth the journey.

    If you enjoy roads like that you have to try the Hardknott & Wrynose passes up in Cumbria. They have to be driven to be believed.

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    Marc Reply:

    Sounds awesome… go pat

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    Dominic Reply:

    I love the Black Mountain Road – I used to go along there as a teenager with my mates – was great fun.

    Glad you had a taste of a real road!

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    Kenny Orr Reply:

    Nothing beats a good road trip!

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    Alfie Reply:

    Take me next time please!

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    Mark Reply:

    I hope the road trip allowed plenty of stops for rum, and when you win the F1 road trip it also allows plenty of stops for rum! Good luck fella.

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    Paul Reply:

    Great advice there – one to file away for a trip next year.. well done

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    Simon Reply:

    You can’t beat a bit of stunning Welsh scenery for a drive. Sounds delightful.

    A proper car to do it in too.

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    Webbshire Reply:

    Sounds like a good trip! :)

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    Nat Reply:

    Go PatNav

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    Mark Tickner Reply:

    But could you drive and talk in the style of Jeremy Clarkson?

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    Mutley1071 Reply:

    Done a similar route myself Patrick, also truly memorable.

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    Darren Cripps Reply:

    Gets my vote. Staying just under the Brecons in 3 weeks time. Might just have to revisit that one…..

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    Mickie Reply:

    Gorgeous part of the world-sounds like a really memorable trip.

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    Mum Reply:

    You do love your adventures son. Go for it.

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    Shrimpress Reply:

    Good luck, mister! :-)

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    howard shepherd Reply:

    Good trip then Patrick good luck

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    on Carl Burton # Reply:

    Road trips are awesome. Jealous!!

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    Sean Reply:

    nuce trip

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    Mark Reply:

    Glad you had a good time

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    Colin Reply:

    Sounds awesome

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    Lee Reply:

    Sounds Great, an Evo on those roads. What a drive.

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    Natasha Reply:

    Good luck Patrick xxx

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    steve Reply:

    go go go Pat Man!!!!

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    Adrian Reply:

    Good luck

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    Phil kitchen Reply:

    Good Luck Patrick!

    Did similar in the MINI last year!

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    My6percent Reply:

    Awesome trip! Hope you win

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    Antonia Reply:

    Sounds Fantastic!
    Fingers crossed for you! :)

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    Keri Reply:

    Sounds like the time I had to go and get my dream car. Scoured the internet for days and the only place I could only find the make, model and colour I wanted in my budget was in Wales.
    Good luck Patrick.

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    Champs Reply:

    Sounds like an amazing road trip in one of my favourite cars and on such a awesome road. Im jealous.
    Goodluck with the comp patrick.

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    Matthew Scrivin Reply:

    Mildly jealous. My biggest road-trip in recent time was to Brighton ;) Good luck sir!

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    Ian B Reply:

    Sounds nice

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    Leon Reply:

    I have not been to Wales in a while but would love to take the bike up there as they have some lovely roads, the only thing that puts me off is I hear the Welsh traffic division can be quite harsh.

    Good Luck and I hope you win.

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    jim Reply:

    your best road trip was going to wales?? surely the best road trip was leaving wales!

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    Sarah Patel Reply:

    Good luck Patrick – dont forget to play the mini game on trips like that. X

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    Trish King Reply:

    Good luck Pat, fingers crossed for you, would be an awesome trip

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    SideshowMatt Reply:

    Sounds like a good trip, although personally I would have picked a more comfortable car for it, maybe a Ford ST, but then I always am a bit of a deviant in that fashion.

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    Andrew White Reply:

    NIce trip – glad you did it by road as all on GWR metals! (nasty copper topped things!)

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    Nic Reply:

    U got my vote :)

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    Paul Hunter Reply:

    Sounds great!

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    Aaron Johnson Reply:

    Gotta admit driving through Wales in an Evo especially does sound good!

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    Ian prime Reply:

    Mate I heard it was a mad road to drive, usually drizzling with rain, have to be careful or whoops game over!

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    Anna Reply:

    Good Luck Patrick! Hope you win!

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    Simon S Reply:

    Good luck Patrick

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    456013matt Reply:

    Sounds Brilliant!
    Best of luck! :)

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    Liam W Reply:

    Good Luck Patrick!

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    Jill Reply:

    Good Luck Patrick
    It sounds great

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    Big_Phil Reply:

    Great trip dude was the Nuts!!! I think part of it is a Welsh Rally stage :)

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    J0nny Reply:

    Sounds awesome Pat I know you both wouldn’t stop goig on about it! Need more photos next time, sounded a great trip!

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  98.   98. Posted By: Val Whiteway
        Date: August 1st, 2012 @ 8:16 pm 

    Good luck Rob, hope you win :-)

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  99.   99. Posted By: Tommy G
        Date: August 1st, 2012 @ 10:32 pm 

    The best road trip I ever had was about 18 months ago in my mates DB9. We got the last train from Folkestone and arrived in Calais around 11.30pm. There was no traffic whatsoever, we didn’t just drive the route, we destroyed it, completely battering France, Belgium and Germany, especially Germany. Seven hours later we were in Klosters, Switzerland.
    Managed to get lost in Zurich too. There were major road works in between us and the end of the street we wanted to be at; we could see it, we were exhausted, wired on Redbull and the Sat-nav in those cars is terrible. There was only one thing for it… the pavement. We drove one hundred metres down the pavement, in a DB9, at 6am in the middle of Zurich. Then, after the speed of the autobahn, the chaos of Zurich, into the hills for breakfast. Pretty damn perfect.

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  100.   100. Posted By: Ral
        Date: August 2nd, 2012 @ 12:13 am 

    California. 25⁰ Celcius, clear blue skies, an upgrade from budget to a drop top Mustang. Oh, and the Pacific Coast Highway otherwise known simply as “The 1”, winding its glorious way along the Pacific coast from Atascadero to San Francisco.

    As we went, we stopped to watch the elephant seals; for lunch at gorgeously located Nepenthe and shopping in charming Cambria. We slept in a log cabin among the ancient Redwoods of Big Sur, had coffee in up-market Carmel, went for long lingering walks along the many state beaches, in the woods and the hills.

    And through it all we threaded on the asphalt and concrete of The 1. Over beautiful bridges, along precarious precipices, in and out of the most amazing bends and hairpins to the thrum and bass beat of our roof-down Mustang, controlled by my right foot. Road trip heaven – almost, it was an automatic ;)

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    Jim Reply:

    I support this.

    If only for the Mustang.

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    V_Max Reply:

    Good luck Ral! The Lounge expects.

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    WhiteKnight Reply:

    Good luck Ral. If you win, The Lounge demands pics! ;)

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    nimro Reply:

    You deserve this like a King deserves a crown.

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    gekigangerv Reply:

    Now I want to take my car on The 1. Hope you make it to Spa.

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    Christopher Reply:

    The 1 is my favorite drive to make and always take it when driving to SF.

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    continuum Reply:

    If you win, you’d better take some awesome video.

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    Julie Martin Reply:

    You deserve to win cos I can’t think of anything else that would get you off the f*cking laptop and sofa. ;-)

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    whisper chipper Reply:

    pics or it didn’t happen!

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    Leon Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Adamly Reply:

    You deserve to win because your desk at work has stuff on it I want to nick while you’re away.

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    Stocks Reply:

    Excellent… Any mention of a Mustang and I’m in!

    Good luck.

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    James Allen Reply:

    I used to have a 1965 convertible. Great car

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    Ral Reply:

    Does your reply count James? Can I take that as a personal endorsement of my entry? :p

    James Allen Reply:

    Ha ha!

    Bo Reply:

    you should definitely win; time for you to have some luck!

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    Kara Reply:

    Nice writing style – good use of adjectives. Why didn’t you say any of this when you came back! If you win the trip to Spa, I expect an essay.

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    James Madden Reply:

    Sounds amazing! Better than the Thanet Way. Good luck!

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    Matt Reply:

    I too have done this drive…it’s awesome! Hope you win!

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    Ri Reply:

    Pretty awesome!

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    Dave Reply:

    Sounds awesome, mmmmmmm a Mustang!!!

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    enid Reply:

    Hope you get to go to Belgium, it all sounds very exciting!

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    Gary Reply:

    I’m with Kara, you didn’t tell us any of this when you got back, but a good article

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    christine Reply:

    go for it

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    james thompson Reply:

    gah, am so jealous! Would love to do that road – perhaps as part of a backwards drive across america :)

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    Marianne Reply:

    Remember math class when we were 17? Dreaming of cars we would like to have/drive somewhere in a rich future. It sounds like you have found a way to come close without having to win the lotery first. Hope you win and enjoy the experience, sounds and fumes :-)

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    Delly Reply:

    Best road trip ever? Pulling a gang of chavvy boys in a banged up Corsa whilst in a bank holiday gridlock on the M1. British glamour at it’s finest ;-) x

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    Banzai51 Reply:

    That sounds fun. Good luck, and Lounge Speed!

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    Frannie-P Reply:

    Good luck Ho!!! xxx

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    WHATEVER Reply:

    Hey Ral, I did that trip too, amazing views! But I was only 13 years old and riding in the trunk of a Cherokee Jeep :)

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    Marisa Mamma Reply:

    Good luck Ho! you can do it!

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    Sipio Reply:

    I hope you ‘Ice’ this ;)

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    Erica Reply:

    Great! Good Luck!

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    rhicer Reply:

    Sounds great.

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  101.   101. Posted By: Liam Hodgins
        Date: August 2nd, 2012 @ 2:26 am 

    Late night drive to Knockhill in Scotland to the British Superbikes, with a few beers and a brilliant sight of the Northern Lights in the sky on a warm clear night. We then got lost on the way there and ended up heading down south for a few miles, we then camped in a field until morning we then managed to get directions by that time all the alcohol was finished but the drive through the country was breath taking so many great views we didn’t care about the alcohol because the weekend was brilliant. I posted on the other page but wasn’t sure if that was the right page or not.

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    angie balmain Reply:

    good luck, hope you achieve your dream. Angie

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    David M Reply:

    Come on Liam!
    Rally the troops.

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    Danny2535 Reply:

    Sounds like a good time!

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    Angela Reply:

    All the best!

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    rupert Reply:

    good luck

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    Louisa Reply:

    Less alcohol, more driving! Hope you get it :) x

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    iain Reply:

    hey hope u win :D

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    Mike Reply:

    Good luck Liam.

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    Willie Stewart Reply:

    Never mind the Bikes, get to the Best ever JA on F1 competition: Win Spa GP seats plus the Ultimate F1 Road TripJames Allen on F1 – T…. that’s what you want.

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    Elliot Schneider Reply:

    I saw the Northern lights once; it was absolutely magical…

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    Julie Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Vy Reply:

    Good luck!!!

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    Andrew macintosh Reply:

    Good luck

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    Captain COOL Reply:

    AW YEAHHH

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    Wolfgang P.Acosta Reply:

    If royalty is required Liam Hodgins is at hand. Great Fun For All. I wish I was there! Wolfie

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    abitofbonjovi Reply:

    Hope this can help you with your dream! :)

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    Carmen Castro Reply:

    Wonderful Liam! I hope you will get to go to this. You deserve a WIN!

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    Trish Reply:

    Good luck Liam, hope you achieve yout dream,you deserve it!!

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    jo vantassell Reply:

    Fun time i bet…Northern lights and beer,not much better livin.Camping out under the stars,ahh,those were the days….=))

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    Mary Reply:

    Well done Liam hope this does the trick

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    Stevie Feedback Reply:

    Come on Son of Rock
    Win Win Win
    Your Dream
    The Purple Doves’Scotland

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    Alan Adams Reply:

    Next stop Belgian!

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    reese Reply:

    Very cool dream, not unlike mine, lotsa phot’s if ya see the northern lights. Hope you get to achieve it.

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    Stephen B Reply:

    Would love to see the northern lights. Sounds awesome!

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    Sam Coley Reply:

    Sounds like an epic road trip! Good luck for the win, would be amazing:)

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    Alan Ferguson Reply:

    YES! Awesome! Good luck BRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Edd McB Reply:

    rrrrrrrrRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIOOOOOoooooorrrrrrrrr.thats racing car speak for good luck.

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    Sammy Gillan Reply:

    Good luck Liam. Hope you get to get your wish. I was at Silverstone in 1989 and it is such a buzz !!!

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    Hayley Reply:

    Good luck Liam! :) xxx

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    Megan Reply:

    Good Luck Liam!!!

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    Megan Reply:

    Love the post!! good luck :)

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    Jim Reply:

    Good Luck Liam!

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    Steve Byers Reply:

    Good luck Liam you Will love it if you get there

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    aidan g2 Reply:

    good luck liam mate

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    aidan g3 Reply:

    good luck liam mate

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    Mark McB Reply:

    Good luck big man! M

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    Dori Reply:

    Good luck Liam! Love the post :-)

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    granth Reply:

    Good luck if you win better take me :P

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    Mafer Reply:

    :)

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    Jo Montgomery Reply:

    Scottish road trip, woo hoo, can’t beat it!!
    Hope you , good luck xx

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    Anne Marie Williams-Etherson Reply:

    Good luck Liam..a fab trip!!

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    Jo Montgomery Reply:

    Canny beat a Scottish road trip!!!!!
    Good luck hunny
    xx

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    Conn Reply:

    heres a reply

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    Xander G Reply:

    good luck!!

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    Danyelle Reply:

    good luck liam! :)

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    Michelle Carey Reply:

    Good luk liam xx

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    Tommy Reply:

    good luck :)

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    Ronan Kerr Reply:

    Good luck bud :D

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    Craig Reply:

    good luck :)

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    victoria Reply:

    good luck x

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    Scott Ramsay Reply:

    Good Luck Liam hope you win!

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    Catriona ca Reply:

    Go Liam!!!

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    Nicola Kerr Reply:

    You would think bu now you would know where Knockhill was Liam! :-)

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    Ann shields Reply:

    Lots of luck with your dream Liam! X

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    John shields Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Nicola Reply:

    Your trip sounds idyllic – how amazing that you got to see the Northern Lights! I hope you get to go to Belgium!! xx

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    Ryan Blincow Reply:

    good luck liam hope you win

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    Luke Szymczak Reply:

    Yes to the Son Of Rock

    Good Luck Liam!

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    Diane McBride Reply:

    Good luck Liam

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    Matthew Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    jake Reply:

    you can do it! good luck!

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    Paul Doulrey Reply:

    Good Luck Liam, The Asps

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    Jacqueline Reply:

    Good Luck Liam!! :) xx

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    Euan Reply:

    Good Luck Liam

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    Saffron Reply:

    Good Luck

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    Cowal RFC Reply:

    Good luck Liam!

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  102.   102. Posted By: Liam Hodgins (Son of Rock)
        Date: August 2nd, 2012 @ 2:41 am 

    A couple of years ago me, my dad & brother went on our yearly weekend to Knockhill for the British Superbikes. We decided to make the overnight drive to the East of Scotland. It was a very clear and warm night and there was a great sight as we could see the Northern Lights and this made it even better as me and my brother where having a beer or two. On the way we got a bit lost so stopped for the night, early in the morning we made our way to the track and it was a brilliant sight going through the country roads as the sun was rising… absolutely stunning sight, not the best story but it stuck with me.

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    Angela Reply:

    Good luck!

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    kieran Reply:

    good luck man :)

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    Paul Baker Reply:

    All the best big fella! you deserve it.

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  103.   103. Posted By: Tim
        Date: August 2nd, 2012 @ 6:07 am 

    My best road trip was just 6 weeks before my first child was born in 2008. We booked flights nd hotels dotted around Florida and spent 10 days driving an open top mustang between them enjoying all that Florida had to offer including swimming with manatees, riding through the everglades on a fan boat and snorkelling off key west with barracuda. But my favourite part by far was the car, I had upgraded it without telling the mrs and even though the suitcases didn’t fit and I locked the keys in the trunk I loved it and wouldn’t of changed it for any other

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  104.   104. Posted By: Peter Radcliffe
        Date: August 2nd, 2012 @ 7:41 am 

    My most memorable road trip was a trip to Silverstone to perhaps the wettest ever race meetings in Britain, the senior Service 200 of March 1965. I was a schoolboy of 16 years old and I used to cycle the 28 miles each way from home in Leighton Buzzard to Silverstone and back. For the Grand Prix I would do the trip for Practice days as well. I was fit as well as mad! I most remember the Clark winning a shortened sportscar race in the Lotus 30 but the highlight of the day was being taken pity on in my bedraggled wet clothes by a group of enthusiasts in a vintage Rolls Shooting Break. When the meeting was abandoned they went out of their way to drive me and my bike home and to this day I remember my parents faces as I arrived home in luxury

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    Ziom Reply:

    good luck have fun. You`ve got my vote

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  105.   105. Posted By: Baart1980
        Date: August 2nd, 2012 @ 9:58 am 

    My best trip took place in my country – Poland. My wife and I drove our car without air conditioning
    and it was still summer along the entire country.

    We drank beer in Poznan, admired monuments in Wroclaw, we`ve lost ourselves among the market
    stalls in Krakow, climbed in the Tatra Mountains and walking around Krupówki, bathed in the thermal
    pools in Slovakia, and we even met some other tourists also from the vicinity of our city! In total,
    overcame more than 1700 km during 7 days.

    During this entire route, subconsciously I was hoping that suddenly, my 12 year old Fiesta will not
    refuse to obey me, but luckily fate favored us and the car proved to be reliable.

    To this day we commemorate this fantastic journey while watching photo.

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    Anna Reply:

    :) good luck

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    Maciek Reply:

    Powodzenia !
    Good luck mate :)

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    Marta Reply:

    You have to win it Baart :-)

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    Tomasz L Reply:

    Huge support, great vacation ….

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    Bogdan Kuszyński Reply:

    Go Baart !!!

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    Pinio :D Reply:

    Good luck Sifu :D

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    Meg Reply:

    ok honey, good luck, finger crossed, kiss

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    Maja Reply:

    You should win it. Biggest F1 fan !

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    Viola Zubrzyc Reply:

    :)

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    Halinka Reply:

    Good luck. Powodzenia Bartek.

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    Zigi Reply:

    Good luck friend. You have to buy me a beer, as you said before :D

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    Baart1980 Reply:

    You bet !

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    Bartek j Reply:

    Biggest F1 fan !!!

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    Piotr Reply:

    Good luck

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    Ozo Reply:

    Good luck Baart

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    Maniek Reply:

    I wish you luck:)

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    Luiza Reply:

    I want to go with You ;) ))

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    Olek Reply:

    Good luck.

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    Pawello Reply:

    Good luck !

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    Beti Reply:

    Spa ???? Envy you !

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    Michael Reply:

    Trzymam kciuki – Finger crossed !

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    Pitero Reply:

    Let there be Baart on Spa :)

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    oczek29 Reply:

    Good luck Baart;)

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    Basia Reply:

    Go Baart

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    Malva O. Reply:

    been in Cracow. Beautifull city !

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    Zbyszek Reply:

    Good luck mate

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    Tim Reply:

    Yeah, you should win it !

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    Wanda Reply:

    Good luck !

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    Tiri Reply:

    Good luck !

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    Krysia Reply:

    Goog luck !!!

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    Mariusz K Reply:

    Take me with you ;) !

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    The M Reply:

    good luck Baart

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    Robbie Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    Rabarbar2012 Reply:

    Good luck !

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    Mikki Reply:

    Yeah, you`ll win :)

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    Martens1980 Reply:

    good luck Bartosz !

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    Zdzichoo Reply:

    good luck B.!

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    Bartek Reply:

    good luck

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    Kitten Reply:

    Go go go !

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    Wiarus Reply:

    good luck

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    Zygmunt Reply:

    good luck my friend …

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    Besi B Reply:

    Finally, he`ll get the chance to win it ! He is so passionate about F1 !

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    Tommi R Reply:

    Good luck B

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    Kamil & Ania & Jacob Reply:

    Have a nice day in SPA ;)
    Good luck!!

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    Pumbaa Reply:

    Great story. Good luck!

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    Anny Reply:

    Nice, good luck

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    Smiechu Reply:

    Part, witch the beer is the best ! Greetings :)

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    Tomek Reply:

    Luck luck luck!

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    Kriss Reply:

    Good luck !

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    Witek Reply:

    good luck

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    Witek Reply:

    Go Baart

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    Magda Reply:

    Good luck Bartosz!!

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    Magdaleni Reply:

    Hi Baart, Super!

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    Henio Reply:

    Powodzenia zięciu!

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    Magdalena Reply:

    ale by było super!…

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    Rychoo Reply:

    great story. good luck

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    Andrew Reply:

    Go GO

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    Marcus Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Martha Reply:

    good luck !

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    Martens Reply:

    Spa…. nice

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    Tommi Reply:

    Good luck mate !

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    Mark Reply:

    cheers and good luck of course !

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    Gregg Reply:

    Great !

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    Jan Reply:

    wish You luck !

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    Bakery Reply:

    good luck my friend

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    Josef k Reply:

    Nice site, but wish You luck Baart!

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    Jack Reply:

    Great fun !

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    Pabollo Reply:

    good luck

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    Jacky Reply:

    good luck!!!

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    Annie Reply:

    Have fun :D

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    Jerry Reply:

    godd luck and have fun !

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    Chris Reply:

    good luck !

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    Milenka Reply:

    Show us your photos and good luck !

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    George Reply:

    good luck !

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    Damii Reply:

    good luck 2012 !

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    Andrew I Reply:

    Gooooooood luuuuuuck !

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    Zwir Reply:

    good luck!

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    Hubertus Reply:

    cheers and GL !

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    RADDY Reply:

    have fun men :)

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    Martin Reply:

    Good fun !

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    Leo Reply:

    Good luck !

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    Daniel Reply:

    I hope You`ll win

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    Slaov Reply:

    siema, pozdro. Point from me to Baart

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    Robert Reply:

    Good luck to you !

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    Adamus Reply:

    Cheers and goog luck lucky Baart

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    Steffi Reply:

    good luck

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    Kriss Reply:

    Powodzenia

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    The W Reply:

    Good luck. Like it

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    Biggi Reply:

    good luck

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    Agga Reply:

    good luck :*

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    Piter Reply:

    Greetings and good luck !

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    Magda Reply:

    Good luck and cheers from Cracow :)

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    Ian Reply:

    good luck

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    Pawel Reply:

    good luck

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    janek m Reply:

    powodzenia (good luck)

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    P.b. Reply:

    good luck lucker :)

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    Zbych Reply:

    I hope you`ll come back to Cracow this October :)

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    Przemo Reply:

    good luck

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    Irek Reply:

    I thought, that you don`t play in internet competitions ;) )

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    Aro Reply:

    good luck

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    Kero Reply:

    Good luck. amazing chance for you !

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    Antoine Reply:

    wroom wrooom F1 lover :) ))

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    J.C. Reply:

    good luck. You have to take a lot of photos!!!

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    Seb Reply:

    good luck

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    Robi Reply:

    good luck

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    Auto Reply:

    good Luck !

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    Pitero Reply:

    go go go :) you have my vote !

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    Brad Reply:

    we didn`t see each other a milion years ! good luck

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    Bartek Reply:

    You promes everyone beers :D :D:D:D

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    Janek Reply:

    wonderful, good luck, you earned it

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    Camil Reply:

    Good luck !!

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    Piotr Reply:

    good luck!

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    Wiktor Reply:

    good luck !

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    Ram Reply:

    good luck !!!

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    Chrisstian Reply:

    good luck, I want to see your photo with Fernando :D

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    Radi Reply:

    good luck!

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    Andrew2 Reply:

    good luck !!!!!!

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    Arti Reply:

    Nice competition. Good luck!

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    Grer Reply:

    Too late for me, but good luck for You:)

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    Darecki Reply:

    Good luck…

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    Tereza Reply:

    !!!:)))!!!! good luck!

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    Yrek Reply:

    I like this JAONF1 ! Good luck for Baart

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    Tommi Reply:

    good luck

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    Kristoff Reply:

    In polish – POWODZENIA!

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    Sylvia Reply:

    Good luck

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    Bogi Reply:

    Force be with you :)

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    Pawełło Reply:

    good luck Bartku

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    P.Kep Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Baart1980 Reply:

    My friends. I can`t express how grateful I am… Love you all !

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    Marki Reply:

    Wow, how many posts. Good luck !

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    Titijo Reply:

    good luck !

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    r.Evil Reply:

    you own me a beer :)

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    Matti Reply:

    gooooood luck !

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    Iwi Reply:

    GOOD LUCK :*

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    Dude Reply:

    Go and back with memories !

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    A.o. Reply:

    good luck

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    Cats Reply:

    good luck !!!

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    Sticki Reply:

    Powodzenia – good luck!

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    Vikki Reply:

    good luck!

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    Robert Reply:

    good luck!

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    Modi Reply:

    good luck!

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    Pabelo Reply:

    good luck .

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    Adamus.k Reply:

    good luck !

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    Krissy Reply:

    good luck Bartek !

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    Wiesl Reply:

    Good LUCK !

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    Piotreczek Reply:

    Good Luck !

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    Luke Reply:

    good luck ! You always have it ~!

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    Renie Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Eduardo Reply:

    Good luck !

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    Wanny Reply:

    Good luck !

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    Gre.gg Reply:

    Powodzenia !

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    Mrgrett Reply:

    good luck!

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    Tomeczek Reply:

    good luck !!!

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    Peter P. Reply:

    Have fun!

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    TomTom Reply:

    good luck!

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    Andrzejek Reply:

    Have fun!

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    Grzegorz.P Reply:

    good luck

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    Marek L Reply:

    Goog Luck!

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    Ted Reply:

    good luck

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    Ralf Reply:

    good lcuk !

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    ART.W Reply:

    good luck!

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    Boggy Reply:

    good luck !

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    Easy Reply:

    Good luck !

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  106.   106. Posted By: Auke Kronemeijer
        Date: August 2nd, 2012 @ 11:03 am 

    My best roadtrip must be my Eurotrip 2007 with HBA: 7 countries in 6 days. Starting in the Netherlands towards Metz, France. Then from Metz to Basel to end up in a great club called Club Fame there. Driving through the great alps of Zwitersland to Liechtenstein for an 8 hour walk in the mountains. Then around Lake Constance (Bodensee) via Austria to Munich to see the Olympic stadium and the Allianz Arena. Then Nurnberg, a great nice old city, to finally end up for the last weekend where?? The 2007 Belgian Grand Prix in Spa! Great trip!

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    JB Reply:

    Hey Auke, that story keeps coming up, good luck!

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    Felix Reply:

    Good luck Auke!

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    Erwin Reply:

    Sounds great!

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    Enrico Reply:

    Sounds awesome Auke, well done!

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    Lieuwe Reply:

    Very cool story, however you fail to mention that the car broke down, which made it even more spectacular….!

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    GKronemeijer Reply:

    Fantastic Auke!!

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    L.Zeldenrust Reply:

    I would, i did Auke!!!!!

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    Herman Reply:

    Oh no, not again that story of the “legendary” club… :-)
    Succes!

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    Erik Reply:

    Sounds really good!!!!

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    GJ Reply:

    Cool story!

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    Renate Reply:

    :)

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    Evert Reply:

    Showoff!!

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    RB Reply:

    Great Story!!!

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  107.   107. Posted By: Hylke
        Date: August 2nd, 2012 @ 12:02 pm 

    I made the same trip once, in 2007 with a guy named Auke. Loved it. The car broke down going down the mountains of Leichtenstein while we, in an old Peugeot 205, were following a BMW going downhill…fantastic.

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    GJ Reply:

    Nice!!!

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  108.   108. Posted By: RPSeymour
        Date: August 2nd, 2012 @ 7:36 pm 

    My best road trip started in Essex(UK) in the late hours & we drove through the night to Scotland. Even with the varied british weather throughout the night nothing could prepare us for our early morning arrival at the ferry for the trip across the north sea to the Isle of Arran. What a picturesque beautiful part of Great Britain. The roads were narrow & hilly but nothing could spoil what the car was allowing us to see. In the three cars we had English, Irish, Welsh & a few Albanians all having a great time.

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    Trica Reply:

    I vote for rpseymour

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  109.   109. Posted By: eric weinraub
        Date: August 2nd, 2012 @ 9:21 pm 

    My most memorable road trip… “In 1993 my 3 closest friends of the time and I travelled from San Francisco to Laguna Seca to watch the IMSA GTP race, won by JMF III, in Bill’s camper. We brought along many cases of beer, spent our days watching the many forms of racing and were awakend each morning to the GTP/GTP lights going on reconaissance laps as we were camped in the infield. We were always greeted by the fog which burned off to instense sunshine. Nights were spent around a fire recalling the racing …. miss the lads. Eric”

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  110.   110. Posted By: eric weinraub
        Date: August 2nd, 2012 @ 9:23 pm 

    ….the most infamsous, sadly, was my trip with my parents to the Glenn….dad was one of the track doctors…. Cevert was killed.

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  111.   111. Posted By: jo vantassell
        Date: August 3rd, 2012 @ 4:26 am 

    sounds like fun!!!! those were the daze my friend….=)

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  112.   112. Posted By: martin nijkamp
        Date: August 3rd, 2012 @ 7:13 am 

    Sounds great!!!

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  113.   113. Posted By: Dimitris
        Date: August 3rd, 2012 @ 8:44 am 

    The other competitions were very nice. This one, the who-has-more-facebook-friends one, not so much. It is nice to promote the use of social media, but don’t limit the win to internet junkies.
    Thanks for the previous two comp’s and i am hoping for a real third one.

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  114.   114. Posted By: enid
        Date: August 3rd, 2012 @ 1:08 pm 

    Hope you get to go

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  115.   115. Posted By: olga
        Date: August 3rd, 2012 @ 4:00 pm 

    Good luck in your venture

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  116.   116. Posted By: Rachel
        Date: August 3rd, 2012 @ 5:20 pm 

    Roadtrips are a rare thing now. No more am I a child, sitting in the back seat, trying to be the first to spot the sea on family holidays. But I loved the last trip I made in 2010, from Melbourne in Australia, along the coast then up through the mountains towards Canberra and then onto Sydney. One day we walked across Squeaky Beach and paddled in tropical seas. The next day we drove through the mountains, spotting kangaroos and emus, koalas in the trees and the horse victims of drive-by shootings before ending the day on a ski chairlift in a snow-storm to the very top of the hill. From shorts to piling on all clothes in 24 hours. Finally, Sydney, with bridge climbing, opera watching and long lunches by the sea. A great holiday, I’m saving the pennies so I can go again.

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    LMP Reply:

    Amazing!

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    Cal Reply:

    That sounds amazing! Wish I could do a road trip like that! Amazing memories :-)

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    RobH Reply:

    Excellent. I love the idea of paddling in warm tropical seas in the morning & facing blizzards in the evening! Good luck!

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    Mike Scudamore Reply:

    There will be paddling in Spa, only it will be in muddy puddles instead :-) Living the F1 Dream!

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    Sudha S Reply:

    Paints a nice picture!! I would love to go to the Aus GP one day :-)

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    Mark Hendy Reply:

    Sounds lovely, apart from the dead horses! Good luck.

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    Lindsey Reply:

    I hope you get to do another roadtrip! I did it in Australia too, in our lovely campervan, Betsy. It was so much fun!

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    Gaynor Vokes Reply:

    Sounds exciting and great memories .

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    Jo Reply:

    Brilliant! I did something similar in 2002. Good luck! :)

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    Sofia Reply:

    Best of luck!!

    ps. can I come too?? :)

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    Anna Reply:

    Good luck rach! Go for it! X

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    charl Reply:

    Wow that sounds amazing! good luck!

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    John Clarke Reply:

    good luck

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  117.   117. Posted By: Katya Tsvetanova Grancharova
        Date: August 3rd, 2012 @ 10:27 pm 

    ooooo yeahhh lets do this

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  118.   118. Posted By: Matthew Ansley
        Date: August 4th, 2012 @ 6:31 pm 

    A great car on great roads a trip I’m sure you will never forget

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  119.   119. Posted By: Anil
        Date: August 6th, 2012 @ 1:57 am 

    The best road trip I’ve ever had was during the summer before I went to University, starting with a ferry to France, travelling through Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic & ending in Germany. It was the first time I’d had the chance to travel mainland Europe and I did so with some friends from school.

    Whilst Mont Blanc was stunning and I loved exploring Prague, the highlight of the trip was undoubtedly in Berlin. The night I received my A-level results, having discovered I had made it into University, a group of guys from school walked in to the bar I was sitting in. By complete chance we had travelled to the same place and celebrated our results together through the night.

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    Sam Reply:

    Awesome! What a coincidence.

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    Elliot Haynes Reply:

    Great story and great pick of places, I’m off to Berlin for the first time in October (after Oktoberfest), but I doubt I’ll get to have such a unique experience like that!

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    MadDog Reply:

    Goron to win! :)

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    Franklin Reply:

    That’s pretty awesome how two groups not only ended up in the same city but picked the same bar to go celebrate in.

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    SamG Reply:

    Sounds like a great trip!

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    Matt Reply:

    Sounds fantastic mate, Berlin is a fantastic city and so is Prague!

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    Rachel Reply:

    Sounds like you had a great trip – that’s so freaky that they were there at the same time!

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    Sam W Reply:

    Good luck Anil, sounds like a pretty amazing trip. Let’s hope you get to go on this one as well!

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    Jai Reply:

    Love it when stuff like this happens on your travels… Makes you realise how small the world is :D

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    Retro Reply:

    haha that’s awesome! Great story! :D

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    Dyson Reply:

    Good luck mate!

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    Andy W Reply:

    Awesome stuff buddy

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    Murr Reply:

    Switzerland is amazing, I love the skiing there, Done a road trip there myself. But Never again, easyjet all the way for me now.

    Nice story and good luck!

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    Miles Reply:

    Awesome Anil, good luck mate

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    Rich Taylor Reply:

    This is pretty close to my ideal trip. Mine would be via motorcycle though!

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    Lauren Reply:

    I hope you lose :P

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    Georgia Reply:

    Good luckkkkkkkk :) xx

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    Andrea Reply:

    Oh lala what a trip! ..and the best one is yet to come :)

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    Rob Ellis Reply:

    Sounds great! Off to all those places next week but going by train instead of car. Good luck with the competition.

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    James S Reply:

    Sounds great Anil, good luck!

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    Nicola Thresh Reply:

    Great story! Good luck.xx

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    Ailsa Reply:

    What an inspiring story ;)
    Hope you win x

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    Adam Reply:

    I like the cut of your jib! Sounds like it was a great trip.

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    Adam Hall Reply:

    Good luck Anil! I am highly jealous, Spa is an amazing track…

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    Sammy B Reply:

    Nice story. As I’m commenting on this for you, you best get me Jenson Button’s signature if you win!

    Good Luck :)

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    Laithan Reply:

    Sounds amazing!

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    Chris Reply:

    Sounds fantastic mate. Good luck with the competition!

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    Emma Exelby Reply:

    Lovely memory! Where was Andy? Good luck with comp X

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    Al Reply:

    Good luck pal. Prague is the tits x

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    Rosie Reply:

    Nice. Good luck Anil! x

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    Laura Reply:

    What a touching good story Anil! xx

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    Daniel Blom Paulsen Reply:

    That’s an awesome coincidence! I have a strange relationship with road trips; travelling around and experiencing stuff is awesome, but being stuck in a car for so long drives me nuts. :P

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    Emma Reply:

    Good luck!

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    David Reply:

    small world eh, good luck with this comp.

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    Aman Parmar Reply:

    Hold up….where was my invite on this trip?! Sounded like a good one!!

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    Neil Evans Reply:

    Good luck Anil

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    Stephen Kennt Reply:

    Berlin is da bomb, loving the pilsner!

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    charmie Reply:

    Good luck mate

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    shabina Reply:

    All the best Anil :)

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    Sam Reply:

    Cool story bro. Good luck with the competition.

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    Olliedog Reply:

    Fantastic story – good luck buddy #iltcoyj

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    liam k Reply:

    sick, good luck brah

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    James O'Rourke Reply:

    Great story, good luck for this, I want to go to Spa so badly too!

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    Jo Reply:

    Best of luck Anil :)

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    Jo B Reply:

    Hope this works out for you :)

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    Sian Green Reply:

    Oh hiii Anil! Great story! Good luck!

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    nancy Reply:

    Good Luck Anil

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    nancy Reply:

    WHat a fab story – best of luck in the competition Anil!

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    Keidis Thresh Reply:

    Good luck with the competition, you are one of my all time favourite people and a deserving winner. ;-) Kied

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    Dieter Thresh Reply:

    If you win can I come with you???

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    Richard Anness Reply:

    Great story, hope you win. Richard

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    Richard Anness Reply:

    Hope you win! Good luck

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    Valerie Phillipson Reply:

    Hope this wins you another trip!

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    Matt Styles Reply:

    Best of luck mate :D

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    Beerio Reply:

    Along the lines of good luck Anil ;-)

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    Anon Reply:

    Good luck Anil

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    Jackie Dale Reply:

    Good luck Anil

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    Sarah Reply:

    Good Luck!

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    LIsa Newton Reply:

    Good luck Anil!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Good luck Anil! #winning :p

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    Catie Reply:

    Aw that’s lovely! I was also travelling when I got my results – it’s the way to go!

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    Sue Reply:

    Good luck. If you win can I come (lol)

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    Natalie Reply:

    Good Luck Anil :)

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    Ruth Reply:

    Good luck!!

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    Lynn Turton Reply:

    Good luck

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    Georgia Reply:

    That’s Awesome Anil; good luck with the competition sounds like an absolutely fantastic experience :)

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    Elizabeth Goddard Reply:

    Good luck! xx

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    Elle Reply:

    Good luck!

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    michelle Reply:

    Good luck Matey

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    Martine Reply:

    Good luck xx

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    Danielle Reply:

    Hope you win!

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    Sarb Reply:

    Good luck :)

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    Diane Reply:

    Good luck Anil

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    Roxy Reply:

    Finally got the link working – lots of luck!

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    G.R. Reply:

    Good luck buddy!

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    Mel Reply:

    I so wish I travelled more before starting my career and becoming a mum. Still time to do it!! Good luck. x

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    Ginger_dude Reply:

    Right on Anil, you go girlfriend

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    Anil Reply:

    love the office banter ;)

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    Mr cockface Reply:

    Go on son

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    Carolina Reply:

    Sounds awesome! Hope you win :)

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    Thomas Hobbs Reply:

    Anil has to win this. I have never met a more dedicated Formula 1 fan or decent human being. My life would not be what it is without the knowledge when I turn out the lights, that Anil is somewhere and enjoying the cold night air.

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    Anil Reply:

    Bromance? thanks bud!

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    Fergue Reply:

    Sounds good Anil! Good luck dude!

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    olitron Reply:

    Sounds like a great time, hope you do well in this competition!!

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    Eddie Reply:

    Sounds like a cool trip! Good luck! :)

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    Cube Reply:

    Next time, buy a bus and take us all with you.

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    Ine Reply:

    Great story, such a coincidence to run into your friends there! Berlin is lovely by the way, wouldn’t mind going on a roadtrip there myself. =)

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    Jim Reply:

    Awesome story, dude. Sounds like one hell of a trip. :D

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    Michelle Reply:

    Wow Anil that sounds amazing. Good Luck for the comp etc etc etc ha!

    x

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    Elliot G Reply:

    Good luck housemate! Totally deserve a holiday after the summer you’ve had working! x

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    Gareth Reply:

    Good Luck Man!!!

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    Chantal Carlstein Reply:

    Love Berlin! Good luck with the competition mate x

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    Geoffrey Smith Reply:

    good luck

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    Anon Reply:

    Posted this to the wrong part before, hope you win housemate! :) xx

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    oldcat Reply:

    Good luck Anil! Hope you win it :)

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    gmac Reply:

    great story!

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    Harrison Reply:

    good luck lad! cool story bro

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    Sean Reply:

    As long as you’re supporting ferrari, i’m happy. Good luck with the competition!!

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    Anon Reply:

    As always bud!

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    Jessica Barrington Reply:

    So jealous of your trip I want to travel Europe now! Good luck!

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    Pez Reply:

    Awesome dude!
    Prague is amazing, so is Berlin.
    Good luck buddy xx

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    Moogle Reply:

    Good luck brah!

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    Viper Reply:

    You’re the best, man!

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    Charlotte Reply:

    good luck! x

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    Craig Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Mike Hines Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Jenna Reply:

    Good Luck

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    Amy Reply:

    Good luck, hope you win! x

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    May Reply:

    Good luck boy! Hope you win, sounds amazeballs!xx

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    Janette Reply:

    So sorry I’m posting this so late! Hope it still counts :) Good luck homie, see you at home x

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    Nic Reply:

    Sorry to leave it late bud. Good luck in the comp,sounds like an amazing experience! Get some pics for me if you win!

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    bob Reply:

    Goodness me that’s amazing. I wish i was you and you were me.

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  120.   120. Posted By: Vishaal
        Date: August 6th, 2012 @ 8:13 pm 

    Best Road trip me and my mate took from Pretoria to Oudtsoorn in South Africa November 2010. We did not plan any accommodation but just packed our sleeping bags and tent into a nissan 1400 and drove. Stopped over at Kimberly to check the the famous “Big Hole” and enjoyed a pint at the local pub. Drove to stellenbosch famous for the wines. Eventually ending up in Cape town enjoying every bit of the mother city. From there to mossel bay for a bit of cage diving with the sharks (AWESOME!!!). Through a pass known as Meiringspoort which crosses a river over 100 times ( I lost count). Did a bit of cliff jumping and then finally to oudtsoorn, for some ostrich riding. Camped everywhere last minute, setting up tents in the rain and dark. Total Fun!!!

    Can’t wait for Spa, Live or on TV :)

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    Eshwar Reply:

    Next stop, Europe… Do the same on a larger scale :D !

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    Jayna Reply:

    awesome.. ultra funtastic..

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    Hemanshu Patel Reply:

    wow thats sounds AWESUM

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    Yash Reply:

    (:

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    Bhavisha Soni Reply:

    Awesome adventure tale… Good luck

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    Warren Reply:

    Aaah if only I had tagged along, there would have been no space but i would have found space under that Nissan 1400i’s hood. Pity i was writing an exam that week!! Sail!

    Vishaal you are the bravest MAN i know, swimming with great white sharks in their feeding ground! Only real men swim with those bad boys!

    Eshwaar not Europe, Russia!! Now thats a larger scale!

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    Anand Reply:

    awesome

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  121.   121. Posted By: Lynny Sumner
        Date: August 6th, 2012 @ 8:21 pm 

    My best roadtrip was from Glasgow, Scotland to Naples and back to Frankfurt, Germany in an Aston Martin DB7 in the 1980s. Took a week, but I will ever cherish the time, serenity, and scenery along the way. And the car was magnificent, only used one liter of oil!

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  122.   122. Posted By: maack
        Date: August 6th, 2012 @ 10:25 pm 

    Well done big man!
    Good old F1 Fiesta, R.I.P.

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    Baart1980 Reply:

    Maack, this comment should be a little higher :) )
    But thanks!

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  123.   123. Posted By: Radha Bhana
        Date: August 7th, 2012 @ 7:36 pm 

    Awesome. Best way to travel our beautiful country called South Africa.

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  124.   124. Posted By: Sam
        Date: August 8th, 2012 @ 1:22 pm 

    By far my favourite road trip was the trip I took across Morocco, from Tangier to a Village close to the border with Western Sahara. This culminated with driving a large part of the old Dakar Rally stage in an old Fiat Mirafiori!
    In the main the drive through the Atlas Mountains was slightly scary due to the narrow rocky roads twinned with the dangers of 100ft falls at points, avoiding food poisoning from poorly cooked kebabs as well as mobile chicanes, otherwise known as sheep. The surroundings are awe inspiringly beautiful and totally worth the perils of the journey.
    The rocky roads of the Sahara were also a highlight; well the real highlight was managing not to get a puncture! Morocco is a beautiful country and I highly advise others to attempt this, was a fantastic holiday. I do warn that it is fraught with dangers though!

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    Megan Reply:

    Sounds like a “no guts, no glory” trip!

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    Sam Reply:

    Haha, yeah. Cuts, bruises. Sleeping in an old Peugeot. The works.

    Congratulations by the way. :)

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  125.   125. Posted By: gembolina
        Date: August 8th, 2012 @ 2:26 pm 

    Good luck with your journey!! xx

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  126.   126. Posted By: Andrea Nolasco
        Date: August 8th, 2012 @ 5:13 pm 

    Best of luck in Belgium!! Take a lot of pictures and share them with us via Twitter!!

    Forza Ferrari!!!!!!1

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  127.   127. Posted By: Graham Atkins
        Date: August 8th, 2012 @ 6:52 pm 

    Tope stuff mate.

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    Anil Reply:

    Cheers for the comment graham! If possible could you please repost this comment directly to my original comment (post 119), otherwise it might not count.

    Thanks bud :) See you at pub quiz soon!

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  128.   128. Posted By: John Clarke
        Date: August 9th, 2012 @ 9:35 am 

    trip of a lifetime

    Judy Clarke

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  129.   129. Posted By: Karl Reid
        Date: August 9th, 2012 @ 9:41 am 

    Our best road trip took us to Picardy, in Northern France. Considering we live in Kent, it wasn’t very far for our first major road trip, I grant you. But still, we loaded up the car everything we’d need, including the in-laws!

    We headed on to the ferry with some trepidation. My wife was driving. Hence the trepidation. She hadn’t ever driven abroad, or so far. So maybe replace ‘trepidation’ with outright fear of the unknown!

    Our driving holiday took in Pierrefonds, known to many as the location for the filming of BBC’s ‘Merlin’ and to others as the setting for some early motor-racing. Although with streets narrower than Monaco, that must have been hair-raising! We also took in Reims, another early motor-racing site.

    We completed a ten day trip without me wanting to push the mother-in-law out of the car, so I call that a success right there

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  130.   130. Posted By: Aimee
        Date: August 9th, 2012 @ 10:07 am 

    Good Luck!

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  131.   131. Posted By: Cliff
        Date: August 9th, 2012 @ 7:14 pm 

    Good luck mate… Don’t forget the brolly!

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  132.   132. Posted By: Borg
        Date: August 9th, 2012 @ 7:27 pm 

    I met Schumacher on one of my best road trips. It was summer of 2006, and I was riding my motorcycle to Quebec City through the secondary roads. I stopped at a gas station to fill up my motorcycle. I looked over and saw Michael at the pump. After my quick fill up, I took a picture to keep the memory since obviously I’m a big fan. Here it is:

    http://picturepush.com/public/8936514

    :-)

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  133.   133. Posted By: Orkun ÖZENER
        Date: August 10th, 2012 @ 12:35 pm 

    Good Luck!And Thank You for CTRL+ALT+DEL comments..:)

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  134.   134. Posted By: Adrian Ward
        Date: August 10th, 2012 @ 12:36 pm 

    My best road trip to the Nurburgring last year was also my toughest.

    Leaving Lancashire by car on Thursday teatime, we had hatched the frankly ludicrous idea of driving to north west Germany by car overnight (via a pick-up in Chelmsford) to make it to the circuit in time for FP1. We made it, somehow!

    Day two proved more challenging. We decided to cycle the eight miles from our motel to the circuit, not realising that the terrain was akin to the Lake District, and after a combination of dirt tracks, lumbering over tree trunks and combatting steep inclines, we made it. In two hours, 40 minutes. And all with me lagging behind because it turned out I’d been cycling the entire journey in the wrong gear.

    We reverted to using the car on day three, race day, and that proved to be the best drive of them all, as Lewis took the chequered flag on German soil.

    It then took a mere 12 hours to drive home.

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  135.   135. Posted By: Georgina
        Date: August 10th, 2012 @ 1:27 pm 

    Good Luck!!!xxx

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  136.   136. Posted By: GT
        Date: August 10th, 2012 @ 1:28 pm 

    Hope you win!xxx

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  137.   137. Posted By: Rose
        Date: August 10th, 2012 @ 1:29 pm 

    fingers crossed for you!xx

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  138.   138. Posted By: Matthew barrington
        Date: August 10th, 2012 @ 2:50 pm 

    Brilliant! Good luck mate.

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  139.   139. Posted By: Megan
        Date: August 10th, 2012 @ 10:41 pm 

    On my first date with the fellow I fancied, he proposed we visit his folks over Christmas holiday. We were in Edinburgh and they were in Italy, so a wee bit of driving (and two ferries) were required. He promised his 13 year-old, minty green hatchback was up to the challenge and I believed him. “Snowmageddon 2010″ left our snowtires in a depot and the morning of our departure saw us scrambling to locate replacements, making the ferry with only minutes to spare.

    We managed 12 countries with an atlas and no cross words between us. In Monaco I was transfixed by the bliss on my man’s face as he cruised the Monaco circuit in his bog-standard, 13 year-old, Peugeot 106 whilst blasting “Welcome to the Jungle.”

    We drove 4,000 miles in that car and it was the most thrilling adventure I’d ever had. When he proposed marriage a year later I agreed to that too.

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    Morgan Reply:

    Guns ‘n Roses at Monaco. Classy.

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    Angela Reply:

    You can do it!

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    Jonny Kane Reply:

    a seriously deserveded couple ken;)

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    Jennifer Reply:

    If these two make an F1 road movie, it will be the most amazing and inspiring thing you have ever seen…and could make an F1 fan of me yet!

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    Donna Rae Reply:

    Best of luck!

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    Tricia Mowat Slater Reply:

    The best of luck to my nephew and his new wife. They are a wonderful couple and deserve this!!

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    Jan Pinney Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Cathy Brooks Reply:

    Good Luck Megan!

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    Gill Marshall Reply:

    And the rest is history !!

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    Billy Reply:

    Great story fella. I hope you win.

    Stevie W Reply:

    all the very best my man and I assume you’re taking her too?

    Abi Cornwall Reply:

    Look forward to hearing all about it! Good Luck lovebirds x x x

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    Lisa Reply:

    Aw, how sweet! Good luck!

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    MC Call Reply:

    Good luck boyo.

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    Kaz Reply:

    oh what are you 2 like? good luck

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    Claudio Bottiani Reply:

    Buona fortuna!!! We’re wishing you all the very best.

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    Ken Rae Reply:

    And their off…we hope!!!

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    Andrew Reply:

    Go TEAM!!!!!!!!!!

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    Peter Reply:

    12 Countries and only an Atlas? Well done indeed! Best of luck.

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    mom Reply:

    GOOD LUCK

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    Donna Rae Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Asha Reply:

    Aw yeah road tripping love.

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    allan Reply:

    Nice one!

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    Kate Reply:

    A lovely memory for the two of you.

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    Curtis Reply:

    I like this. “Welcome to the Jungle” was my favourite part.

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    Suzi Boudreau Reply:

    Hope you win!

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    mom Reply:

    Hope you are a winner

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    Suzi Reply:

    Good Luck

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    Jacks Reply:

    God luck. I hope I’ve done this right?

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    Flic Reply:

    You two are so lovely and deserve this. I hope you win.

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    Sarah T Reply:

    Woohoo! I could hear about this and your wedding for ever – good lukc!

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    Kev Reply:

    Great story. Great Couple. You should win

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    i-Cowie Reply:

    Should’ve had the Maiden on I expect better music if you win good luck

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    The Don Reply:

    Good luck and god bless

    Jamie Reply:

    Best of luck!

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    Tiggtag Reply:

    This deserves to be a winner!

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    Carrie Wright Reply:

    Good luck guys. This trip was made for you

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    Franki Reply:

    And this was only date one! Imagine the road trips that are to follow! x

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    Paul Clunie Reply:

    Best of luck guys!

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    peter burke Reply:

    GOOD LUCK :)

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    Lucy Reply:

    Fantastic! Go gadget go, hope you win !
    xx

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    John Reply:

    best of luck

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    Auntie! Reply:

    Good luck!

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    tristan Reply:

    With these guys at the helm it will be like driving backwards, at night, in a turbo charged Williams through Eau Rouge – fun!

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    Stewart Reply:

    GO JOHNNY GO GO GO GO!

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    Adriano Bottiani Reply:

    I cannot think of a more charming or deserving couple. Forza! Forza!

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    Pamela Reply:

    Wishing you both lots of luck :-)

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    Janice Reply:

    Good luck guys !! GGGG…GO !!!!

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    Keglington Reply:

    Spifflingly good luck wot wot!

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    Art Edwards Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Aileen Edwards Reply:

    Good luck!!

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    James Anderson Reply:

    Botch Baby you can drive my car!
    Beep-Beep-n-Beep-Beep-YEAH!!

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    Discopolo Reply:

    in bocca al lupo =0)
    hope you win!!

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    Jolene Baker Reply:

    enjoy!!

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    Kait Reply:

    Go Cruickiani, Go!!!!!!

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    Joyce Reply:

    Ace story, Hope you win :)

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    Art Edwards Reply:

    Best of luck!!

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    Aileen Edwards Reply:

    Good luck

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    Arthur Edwards Reply:

    Good luck

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    Brett Cowie Reply:

    “Snowmageddon 2010″ – love it!

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    Kaitlin Reply:

    I’ve voted now. Quit leaning over my shoulder!

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    Leya Reply:

    Good luck, with love to you both.

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    Jacen Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Lisa Reply:

    Thumps up!! Great story!!

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    Megan Jones Reply:

    Best of luck, holy adventure!

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    David Collins Reply:

    Good luck from us in Oz (Leya told us to wish you luck)

    Regards

    DC

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    Sam Islam Reply:

    Good Luck, hope you win the draw.

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    Ross Reply:

    Good luck mate.

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    RickShapiro Reply:

    We’re all rooting for you two!

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    Jamie Reply:

    Why didn’t you mention this last week? I can’t imagine a couple who’d get more from this trip – fingers crossed!

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    Traci S Reply:

    Hope you kids get it.

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    Elizabeth Dot Reply:

    Hope I’m voting properly???? Go Adriano and Megan!

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    Kevin Clutterbuck Reply:

    Gentleman (and lady) start your engine. Good luck.

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    Simon Reply:

    Bring us back some Belgium beer

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    Neil Lamont Reply:

    I suppose you’ll be wanting the time off then? Just as well I’m so nice. Good luck and no calling in sick afterwards.

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    Ian Reply:

    Best of luck

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    Matthew Reply:

    Oh just write a book! Good luck to the pair of you.

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    Tony Shapiro Reply:

    aw yeah!

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    Lou Lou Reply:

    What a story! Good luck x

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    John Warren Reply:

    Voting for Adriano and Megan. Thank you.

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    TA Reply:

    Good luck – and I hope bon voyage!

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    Vi Reply:

    I would like to vote for Megan and Adriano too.

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    Andy Reply:

    Bet you a pie you don’t win! Ha! Ha! No really good luck.

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    Claire Reply:

    can you take me and matt with you? I hope you win!

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    DJ Ware? Reply:

    Go Ado! You’re always full of stories. Good luck!

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    Hammy Warman Reply:

    Woot woot!

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    Magnus Reply:

    You better bring me if you win!

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    Euan Reply:

    Good luck guys!

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    Chris Taylor Reply:

    Great story, good luck!

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    Jodi Reply:

    Good luck!

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    Keiron Reply:

    Mate, this couldn’t BE more you. Very best luck.

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    Ross Reply:

    Fingers crossed for the star-crossed lovers :-)

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    RS Reply:

    Good Luck !!!!! Leya told us to wish you good luck….

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    Gary & Carole Reply:

    If anyone deserves this, you two do!!!
    Love ya.

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    Bryony Buttercup Reply:

    What a charming story! Hope you win!

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    Tobie Reply:

    Go Team! Lovely ditty of a story :) Take heaps of photos when you win!

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    Anne Kiloh Reply:

    Zoom Zoom!! How awesome would this be, I’m rooting for you!

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    Amanda Reply:

    Good Luck

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    Dave M Reply:

    Good luck Megs! :D

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  140.   140. Posted By: Jess Shiel
        Date: August 11th, 2012 @ 1:34 pm 

    number 21
    good luck

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    Seán Craddock Reply:

    James, this comment was in the wrong place can we still count it with my votes? I’m comment number 21 :)

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  141.   141. Posted By: Kathryn
        Date: August 12th, 2012 @ 3:17 am 

    Good luck – what a wonderful trip!

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  142.   142. Posted By: Kathryn
        Date: August 12th, 2012 @ 7:01 am 

    Wow – good luck

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  143.   143. Posted By: Serena
        Date: August 12th, 2012 @ 10:01 am 

    Good luck anil!

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    Anon Reply:

    Thanks Serena! james is there any chance this post can be counted despite the fact it’s not posted directly under my name? Thanks.

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  144.   144. Posted By: Vicki
        Date: August 12th, 2012 @ 12:46 pm 

    Good luck!

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  145.   145. Posted By: Art Edwards
        Date: August 12th, 2012 @ 1:34 pm 

    Good luck!!

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  146.   146. Posted By: Aileen Edwards
        Date: August 12th, 2012 @ 1:37 pm 

    Fingers crossed for you both!!

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  147.   147. Posted By: Jolene Baker
        Date: August 12th, 2012 @ 1:40 pm 

    Good luck!

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  148.   148. Posted By: Tiago
        Date: August 12th, 2012 @ 3:57 pm 

    All the best!

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  149.   149. Posted By: Kate Conboy-Fischer
        Date: August 12th, 2012 @ 4:17 pm 

    Good luck Sean!

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    Seán Craddock Reply:

    Again James, this comment was in the wrong place can we still count it with my votes? I’m comment number 21

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  150.   150. Posted By: Molly Dillon Leetch
        Date: August 12th, 2012 @ 4:20 pm 

    good luck

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  151.   151. Posted By: Jan Pinney
        Date: August 12th, 2012 @ 4:34 pm 

    Good luck.

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  152.   152. Posted By: Skoozster
        Date: August 12th, 2012 @ 9:26 pm 

    Whilst i don’t want to enter the competition as I’ll be away watching the GP on Telly.. I wanted to share my roadtrip with you.. or at least a brief moment of it.. Can’t remember the year but Jos the boss was driving for Arrows and we went to SPA to watch the race.. it was my first F1GP and my first roadtrip with my Son.
    Anyway.. long story short, the evening before the race we camp at the site and pitch up our tent in a nice quiet spot and break out the cool box.. A landrove pulls onto the field towing a horse box.. dutch plates on both.. what is a horse doing a GP? i wonder?.. anyway.. all is revealed when 6 Dutch guys bail out of the Landy, open the back door of hte horse box and lower the ramp.. and then pull out 2 wardrobe sized speakers and other Amps and speakers to ensure onone got any sleep the night before the race.. once the equipment is set up,. and its HUGE!.. the trot off into the woods.. odd i think.. then after a few minutes listening to the distant sound of a chainsaw.. they re-appear dragging a very large TREE!.. of course.. for the bonfire.. so that was my first GP experience.. i loved that weekend.. the dutch fans were awesome.. the music loud, the fire warm and the beers cold… I hope when i get to my Altzheimer years that God or whoever is in charge leaves me that memory.

    Thanks James.. great competition.. great Blog.

    Skoozster

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    James Allen Reply:

    That’s not messing around is it?

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  153.   153. Posted By: Katelyn
        Date: August 13th, 2012 @ 12:58 am 

    Woo Whoo!! Good Luck!

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  154.   154. Posted By: David Woloszyn
        Date: August 13th, 2012 @ 2:26 am 

    The best road trip I have been on was last year. We had left ‘sunny’ Britain heading for the Spa-Francorchamps GP. Arriving on Thursday morning we had enough time to set up camp before heading to the pit lane to meet the drivers. It was a spectacular weekend, seeing the rooster tails as the cars flew up Eau-rouge in the wet, and Schumi fight back through the field in the race was mesmerizing. This was a great start to the road trip, next stop was Nurburgring, via the MS-Karting centre.
    Leaving the pothole ridden roads of Belgium behind, I was able to unleash my V-Powered 101 Fiat Coupe 20vt loose on the German Autobahn. However this was nothing compared to the shear thrill of driving the Nordeschleife. However during the lap, I unfortunately saw twice why it is called the ‘Green Hell’, and risks we take when seeking the thrill.

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  155.   155. Posted By: Lawrence
        Date: August 13th, 2012 @ 11:18 am 

    Hey James did mine get in on time? I posted it before 9 am today.

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  156.   156. Posted By: Matthew
        Date: September 1st, 2012 @ 4:16 am 

    Joe Saward should’ve entered:

    “It is pouring with rain here in Spa (no surprise there then) and there are only a couple of cars trolling around out there, so it gives me time to tell you of my adventures yesterday. I went to Spa in the company of my pal Brad Spurgeon of the International Herald Tribune, another Paris-based F1 journalist. We headed north in his car and all was well until we reached Cambrai where his Ford Focus decided it was a good place to die. Luck was on our side as we rolled to a halt not only in an area where work was being done and the slow lane was closed, but also right next to one of those emergency telephone things and so we pressed the right buttons and 40 minutes later a truck arrived, scooped us up and dropped us off at the local Ford garage. It was closed for lunch. So we decided to do the same and walked into an odd little place called The Jolly Sailor, where there was indeed a jolly sailor, an Englishman who insisted on playing the piano and singing songs, in the style of Noel Coward. This rather surreal interlude was followed by a large amount of needlessly wasted time with a Ford person who had no interest in being helpful and was obviously in need of a few classes to understand that customers are what keep the Ford Motor Company in business. I’ve never had a Ford car myself and I doubt I will ever get one after that experience. In the end he deigned to serve us and we wandered off to the local Europcar to rent another vehicle. By the time we got to Spa everyone was going home… so there was not much to report. Still, at least it was a sunny day.

    This morning it was back to the usual Spa of mists and rain.”

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