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Cortinas to Cortina 2017

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Ah French toll roads. In my twenties we used to do motorbike holidays in France, I had an 1100cc bike and the automatic fines for speeding between toll booths were just considered a holiday expense.

 

Happy days, but the I grew older and realised I wasn't immortal or invulnerable. :thumbdown:

 

Me and a friend got caught speeding on a Greek toll road - told the Police sargeant we were Manchester United fans and he let us off :rofl:

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My business partner was stopped on the Hungary/Czech border and asked for "papers". He didn't have any but they accepted a receipt from Kwikfit (or similar) for a set of tyres as it had the registration number on. :headscratch:

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My business partner was stopped on the Hungary/Czech border and asked for "papers". He didn't have any but they accepted a receipt from Kwikfit (or similar) for a set of tyres as it had the registration number on. :headscratch:

 

Thats the way - if in doubt baffle with bullshyte - they probably couldnt read english and didnt know what documents for a UK registered car looked like - so a reciept with the reg on could have been it :winner:

 

When we got stopped in Greece they too asked for "papers " my mate was panicing asking what papers do they want - I said just show them your passport and driving license and when he did they were happy.

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As I type this I am in the scorching heat at Lake Garda...I do have the leave booked to be able to do this trip but building work at home and work mean that I really don't have time to make sure the Cortina is ready...Its an auto and I know nothing about it or if its been rebuilt etc, if it was a manual I would chance it but I don't think realistically I will be able to do it...

 

Its not an outright no, but just not sure at the moment....

 

What about the rest of you?

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As I type this I am in the scorching heat at Lake Garda...I do have the leave booked to be able to do this trip but building work at home and work mean that I really don't have time to make sure the Cortina is ready...Its an auto and I know nothing about it or if its been rebuilt etc, if it was a manual I would chance it but I don't think realistically I will be able to do it...

 

Its not an outright no, but just not sure at the moment....

 

What about the rest of you?

 

Im still going Jim

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As I type this I am in the scorching heat at Lake Garda...I do have the leave booked to be able to do this trip but building work at home and work mean that I really don't have time to make sure the Cortina is ready...Its an auto and I know nothing about it or if its been rebuilt etc, if it was a manual I would chance it but I don't think realistically I will be able to do it...

 

Its not an outright no, but just not sure at the moment....

 

What about the rest of you?

Unfortunately I won't be going due mainly to problems with builders, I have not had chance to check over the cars and get one ready. Really didn't want to miss this but will go in 5 years.

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As I type this I am in the scorching heat at Lake Garda...I do have the leave booked to be able to do this trip but building work at home and work mean that I really don't have time to make sure the Cortina is ready...Its an auto and I know nothing about it or if its been rebuilt etc, if it was a manual I would chance it but I don't think realistically I will be able to do it...

 

Its not an outright no, but just not sure at the moment....

 

What about the rest of you?

 

I'm out :( mainly because I can't trust my back to not make me immobile over such a long drive. One or maybe 2 days a week I can cope with driving long distance but this is too much.

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For those of us who were planning to go but can't now for one reason or another, there is the Mk3 nationals in Scotland next year :thumbup:

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I have never heard so many feeble excuses in my life glad I am only 74 and hope I can go again in 2022 you will have 5 years to sort your cars out or maybe take them on a trailer. We set off Saturday. I will post photos on facebook.

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I have never heard so many feeble excuses in my life glad I am only 74 and hope I can go again in 2022 you will have 5 years to sort your cars out or maybe take them on a trailer. We set off Saturday. I will post photos on facebook.

 

I wish I was young and agile like you :rofl:

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I have never heard so many feeble excuses in my life

 

Have you ever had long term back pain?

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My back and knees were giving up after going to the Blaenavon Vintage Show on Monday. That's only in the next county! And I'm only 25! :rofl:

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