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UK Club 'area meetings' are a bit like planets - every now and then they move
into conjunction. A few months back, Roger Galvin and I noticed that two
meetings were on the same night - so we went to both!
When the December/January newsletter came out, however, we noticed that there
were THREE meetings on the same night - yesterday, 8 January 1998.
The only problem was that they were 226.2 miles apart, started at 19:30, and
the pubs are only only open until 23:00 ...
Well - what else is a quattro for? The evening started at the Area I meeting
at the Frampton Arms at Moreton, just outside Dorcester in Dorset - right on
the south coast. The publican owns a J-plate (1992?) 20V ur-quattro. Two hours
saw us to the Area K meeting at the Robin Hood at Bucklers Holt near Brackley
- where we transacted a little business, diagnosed a problem, had a little
chat, laughed at Paul Beaurain, had a pint and used the washrooms. Fifty-one
minutes later we were in Hickling, just south of Nottingham, for a friendly
pint (or two) at the Area E meeting.
It's been done. It will _NOT_ be done again, at least not by the same crew.
What with going to pick Roger up, journeying to the start, the trip itself,
taking Roger home, and returning home myself - the total distance travelled was
610 miles in just over 12 hours.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club