Post 172. Day 3 part 3. Club GTI Wolfsburg trip March 2015

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  1. Toyotec

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    WoB Timetable

    Time Table
    Date Day Place Time
    2 Monday travel time Travel to Kassel
    2 Monday Night Hotel
    3 Tuesday Kassel Tour 10:30
    3 Tuesday WoB VW Museum/Autostadt/Tickets 15:30
    3 Tuesday Gifhorn Hotel 18:00
    4 Wednesday WoB Autostadt/Zeit Haus/Towers 09:00
    4 Wednesday WoB English Factory Tour 12:00
    4 Wednesday WoB Autostadt/Zeit Haus/Towers 14:00
    4 Wednesday Gifhorn Hotel 18:00
    5 Thursday English Salzgitter Tour 10:30
    5 Thursday WoB Autostadt/VW Classic/Museum 13:00
    5 Thursday Gifhorn Hotel 18:00
    6 Friday travel time Travel to home
    Please email for price breakdown and to exchange details to book the hotels.
    We would like to complete hotel booking by tomorrow.

    Thanks.

    Ed.
     
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  2. dUff

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    Looking forward to this now, looks like a a busy week will be taking the Mk5. Thats a long way to drive a mk2 , but at least its cool temperatures this time of year
     
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  3. Deako Paid Member Paid Member

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    Me too. I'm now confirmed. No idea how I'm financing it yet, but still!! :)
     
  4. Toyotec

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    I need to update this so far we have 7 people confirmed and Hugo has all the details to present for the tours and hotel bookings. Will add more detail later.
     
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    List has been edited with only those confirmed and committed to attending.

    Details shared with HPR for him to carry on with his planning.

    If other folk still wish to make the trip feel free to get in contact via the emails stated previously.
     
  6. Deako Paid Member Paid Member

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    Has anyone else booked a ferry crossing yet? What times etc. is anyone considering Dunkirk instead to save 23 miles travel?
     
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    Is there price details?? I think I may have missed them! Not that I can make this trip but maybe next time.
     
  8. Toyotec

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    Details regarding the average cost where done by email.
     
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    Guys, hpr touched on the winter tyres Subject previously. I believe that the German cops do indeed pick on tourists regarding winter tyres. I've heard stories of spot checks and fines being issued on the spot for not having them fitted. Plus I believe it's actually date associated rather than weather. Poland and Austria are the same.
     
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    It is mandatory to have winter tyres, if it snowing, or the roads have ice on them. If you drive during these conditions and get pulled, the fine is 40 quid. If you cause an accident in such conditions and do not have the winter tyres fitted, the fine doubles. There is no date range for that rule, however locals tend to have them fitted from October to Easter. The Polizei are also known to target UK drivers, who are likely not to have winters fitted.
     
  11. Deako Paid Member Paid Member

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    So. Without winter tyres we are likely screwed?
     
  12. nut 20v

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    Id rather pay 40 fine than buy another set of tyres
     
  13. Toyotec

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    Just sent all of the attendees an email. Please check and respond asap.

    Thanks all :thumbup:
     
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    All,

    After many calls and emails to the hotels, factories and people, 7 of us will be making this trip in the first week of March.

    Despite our delays, HPR has managed to book us visits to the Wolfsburg factory, Salzgitter as well as getting the hotel arranged for our stay.

    Many thanks for the support and to Hugo :clap:

    This is the proposed timetable for the trip which is right around the corner.

    Time Table
    Date Day Proposed Place Time
    3 Tuesday Travel to Gifhorn All day
    3 Tuesday Gifhorn Hotel 18:00-19:00
    4 Wednesday Autostadt/Zeit Haus/Towers 10:00
    4 Wednesday Salzgitter English Factory tour 13:00
    4 Wednesday Autostadt/Zeit Haus/Museum 15:00
    4 Wednesday Gifhorn Hotel 18:00
    5 Thursday Autostadt/Zeit Haus/Towers 10:30
    5 Thursday WoB English Factory Tour 12:00
    5 Thursday Autostadt/VW Classic/Museum 13:30
    5 Thursday Gifhorn Hotel 18:00
    6 Friday travel time Travel to home All day
    I would also suggest to start booking your crossings ASAP.

    Any suggestions please feel free to post them up.

    On a personal note, I thought about consuming the miles of this trip, wafting along in Audiness.
    But that was done before so instead I am going to do this the hard way...

    ......literally!

    I will be taking JENVEE, my Golf MK2 GTI, back to the place of its birth some 23 years ago. Now faster, lower, much more nimble and 62bhp more powerful than when it left the end of line. If only my car could talk :)

    I am looking forward to this visit which I believe will be epic!
     
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  15. Deako Paid Member Paid Member

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    Thanks for updating Eddie and of course Hugo. Very excited about this trip now.
     
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    No problem. Hugo is the really the man who has made this happen. I am just the message boy lol
     
  17. HPR

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    Countdown is running....in exact 21 days from now ... we are on our way from the hotel towards Autostadt ...


    Please book your Ferry or Eurotunnel crossing as the longer you wait, the more pricey it becomes...
     
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    Excellent very happy to see this
    So ferry / tunnel booking , would it make more sense for us all to book the same one and go in a convoy
    Or meet at some point in france perhaps
     
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  19. Deako Paid Member Paid Member

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    Let me know which you book Tris.

    I'm thinking

    Dover -> Dunkirk via DFDS at 8am
    Dunkirk -> Dover via DFDS return at 6pm or 8pm

    Just going to look at tunnel prices. Although I'd rather relax for an hour or so with a cooked breakfast on ferry.

    Tunnel is 58 each way. So is rather save the cash and go via ferry.
     
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  20. HPR

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    As its good a 700 km drive from Calais towards Wolfsburg i would prefer that all arrive at the hotel before 6 or 7 PM and we have a meal there at 8PM

    Driving in group over a long distance is imo not really practical, but maybe a few stops on the road might be an option...
     

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