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Pikes Peak or Bust 1997/ USA Audi-Fest '97

In message <01ID15LO1KNM8Y5G6D@delphi.com> audidudi@delphi.com (Jeffrey J. Goggin) writes:

> Eric, you DON'T have to rise to EVERY challenge, especially ones that were
> clearly good-natured and made in jest!  Personally, I'd LOVE to see these
> cars on the road here in the US and I'd hate to think your "mine is bigger
> than yours" attitude might be cause for Phil & Co. to rethink their plans

Sure won't.  Look forward to seeing Eric (et al) on the trip, if we make it.
> BTW, in my dreams, I've been thinking about taking a similar trip but in
> reverse, shipping my car over to the UK for a couple of weeks ... has anyone
> ever done this?

In practical terms, it's a lot easier now lead-free petrol is freely available.
USA-plated cars were a pretty common sight in Germany, though the vast majority 
were associated with the Forces' presence.  The red tape is pretty similar in 
some ways.
Note that, in most of Europe, if your car is wrecked or stolen you are treated 
as having "imported" it and will have to pay duties and taxes on the (perhaps 
missing) vehicle.  A bond against this is essential.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club