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Hello All

             We are off on a tour of Spain this Saturday(3am?)

 

We are sailing down to Santander then going all the way down to Jerez for this

 

http://www.worldgpbikelegends.com

 

Then to Gib and back up to the right of Madrid

 

All in our Triumph 1500 Spitfire ( using it what it was built for?)

 

Wish us luck (not that we need it the is car fully sorted by me and has been to Spa twice and Classic Le mans once)

 

I will try and post a few photos(we are taking one of those tablet things?) or I may use Facethingy as it appears easier?

 

Roger

 

 

 

 

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Hello All

Well the adventure has started.

We drove down to Portsmouth in all that rain on Saturday morning!!!

and arrived at Santander after a smooth crossing.

When we got off the boat us and a chap in an MX5 were singled out for the third degree by the customs blokes? but they turned out very friendly(I think they just have to get a daily quota)

we then drove to llanes for the first night and through the Picos mountians in the mist and rain!!!! to sahagun 2nd night.

Then a boring drive down to Avila walled city which is fantastic and we are here for 2 nights.

will try and put photos on later

Roger

ps first 550 miles done only 1500+ to go!

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Hello All

Well the adventure has started.

We drove down to Portsmouth in all that rain on Saturday morning!!!

and arrived at Santander after a smooth crossing.

When we got off the boat us and a chap in an MX5 were singled out for the third degree by the customs blokes? but they turned out very friendly(I think they just have to get a daily quota)

we then drove to llanes for the first night and through the Picos mountians in the mist and rain!!!! to sahagun 2nd night.

Then a boring drive down to Avila walled city which is fantastic and we are here for 2 nights.

will try and put photos on later

Roger

ps first 550 miles done only 1500+ to go!

 

Good to hear from you Roger. Glad all is well. Keep us posted,

 

John

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Hello All

see if these photos work?

I will try and put place names to these when we get home.

 

We have been to the Jerez cicuit today and we managed to get a paddock pass for Spitty but she was the ONLY classic car there?

 

Back there tomorrow for more motorcycle racing.

 

We saw ZZtops and Queen Mania yesterday and James Toseland and Bonnie Tyler today!!!!!!!!!

 

On monday we are making our way to Gibralter and then up the righthand side of Madrid.

 

will try to send more photos?

 

Roger

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Hello All

Here we are in La Iruela on way back up Spain(1500 driving miles from home and no oil or water used!

 

The new full width radiator and electric fans work perfectly(the high temperature one has not come one even in 40degs and mountain passes and traffic) just turned it on as a precaution now and then but most of time left her to her on devices.

 

we could get used to this Tapas,Vino and nice weather(and lack of traffic!!!)but not impressed by driving standards?

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Roger,

How to the locals react to your lovely car?

 

I remember driving through small French Villages, or Italian towns and being the "sinecure of every eye".

And on the Motorway, being encouraged to "Avanti! Avanti" as we were circled by tiny Fiats or photographed by the drivers of BMWs and Mercs!

 

They loved a classic car. We have far more than they do, so we area a rare and appreciated sight.

 

John

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Hello John

So many people smile and say things in Spanish that sound nice and Spitty is photographed evey where

We got this for letting a young man sit in Spitty and have his photo taken!

Now I have lost track of which photos I have posted?

 

Roger

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Hello All

Last night in Spain in Picos area (fogot where?Drink?)

 

We have done 2300 driving miles and I had to put 1/4lt of oil in this morning and had to tighten a hose clip when in Jerez after the 40+degs driving but fans are working great(I do have an oil cooler fitted (thermostatically controlled)

will post more photos if you want when home

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Hello All

On the boat home now 2400 driving miles from home?

 

We are not cruise type people I am bored already walked around the ship twice looked at rip off duty free prices dont want to start drinking yet? would tinker with Spitty if they would let me on the car deck!

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