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Re: Coupe GT digital dash washout

On Wed, 6 Aug 1997, Phil Payne wrote:

> On another subject, I had a real "quattro moment" late last night, coming back 
> from John Robinson's house after playing with his metering head.  Leaving 
> Melton Mowbray for Oakham, I was cruising fairly rapidly when a whole host of 
> bright lights appeared behind me.  I was soon overtaken by around thirty 
> Ducatti motorbikes - so I decided to try and keep up, and managed it fairly 
> well.  About ten stayed behind me, and we cruised along at something illegal 
> (sometimes doubly illegal) for around ten minutes until we ran into Oakham and 
> started to behave ourselves again.  These guys have a lot of fun. 

Good job you did run into Oakham, because I would think most of them 
Ducati's would of required a major service after doing 10 minutes running ;-)
Or maybe they would of hit their 30 mile service interval.....
(sorry being into bikes and all that, Ducati reliability is not a strong 
point from what I have seen, espec. the old air cooled twins).
((old being defined as >2 years old))

I still get a buzz out of drving the Quattro, but it will never be upto 
the same level as a 750cc+ motorbike, or in fact `Dexter` (see below), who 
is now so fit from being ridden nearly every day that he looks like a 
greyhound and just wants to run and run and run. As quoted in the Daily Mail
yesterday "one gallop, and your hooked" is exactly what happend to me. 

The same could of course be said of a Quattro, "one drive, and your 
hooked" :-)

Michael Burton
Systems Administrator, PA Data Design
4 Wheels - Audi Quattro			UK Audi Quattro Owners Club
4 Legs   - Dexter			He's a funky kind of horse
4 Legs	 - Black Magic (Blackie)	He's a really rather large 17.2
2 Legs   - Shanks Pony                  Last resort