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Title: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: markwast on August 12, 2010, 10:50:12 PM
Hi all,
I have been emailing Tore in Norway, a fellow Beta enthusiast, and I have been invited to go over next summer (2011).
Would anyone like to join me? Tore has suggested doing a run and some of Norway's road and stretching the cars legs as they should be.
Details will be announced as we sort them. Idea is to get to Noway friday night and leave Monday morning.
Ill be going, as its been a while since i went away on a driving trip .

Mark


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: Thotos on August 12, 2010, 11:12:16 PM
Sounds like a great idea but two days is too short!  :-\ Should be at least a four day event  ;) :D


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: markwast on August 12, 2010, 11:43:21 PM
all ideas welcome,


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: thecolonel on August 13, 2010, 12:34:07 AM
Could combine it with a Gamma meeting,
take a boat to Esberg and then drive up.
There are a couple of Gamma Guys in Norway and they've
travelled to meetings in Turin and Stuttgart to join in.


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: Thotos on August 13, 2010, 07:55:29 AM
Could combine it with a Gamma meeting,

Then I wouldn't know which car to take!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: redvxcoupe on August 13, 2010, 12:33:30 PM
Hello all Beta fans out there.

As Mark mentioned we have talked about a round trip next summer along the coast of Norway, maybe combine this with something we call the "Italian Day" (Italiens Dag) in Norwegian...  :D

The Gamma boyz in Norway are allmost the same as the Beta guyz. Think it's 4 x running Gamma Coupes here, maybe a Saloon (only for parts)

Re. Beta I think we have (on the road) 3 x VX Coupe, 4 or 5 Coupes (1600, 1800 and 2000), 4 or 5 HPEs, couple of Saloons, a couple of Spiders, one Trevi and some Montes..... So you see it's not a lot.

I agree we could need 4 days, depends of course what you want. This is something we can talk about in winter time...

I am looking forward seeing as many as possible for this Beta / Gamma event

Tore





Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: Thotos on August 13, 2010, 12:57:30 PM
I know the Norwegian Trevi owner is also a Gamma owner  ;)  We almost met this year when I was in Norway for the Eurovision Song Contest  :)  but he had to be on a Lancia tour so we didn't  :-[  He'll have the same problem as me not knowing which car to use. The speed and comfort of the Gamma or the reliability, comfort and sophistication of the Trevi  ???  Difficult choice...  :-\  ;D


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: thecolonel on August 13, 2010, 02:43:23 PM
Simple, give the wife the keys to the other one and take both


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: MattNoVAT on August 13, 2010, 06:32:00 PM
I'm off to Norway this week - so I'll try and persuade the wife that it'll be fun.


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: redvxcoupe on August 13, 2010, 11:59:02 PM
We are some "old" Lancia guys here.... Me and some enthusiasts started Lancisti Norvegesi in 1991 together with a Lancia work shop. Some of these people will join....

The Gamma Coupe guy mentioned here also has a spider VX, coupe S1, Trevi VX and a lot more.....
Another friend has a Gamma Coupe, Spider, HPE Flavia Coupe....

Maybe I will have to get my brother to drive my white VX
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4889444176_7f5dd33cec_m.jpg)

and my daughter to take the -75 Coupe...
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4889444090_3b6ca8f5f4_m.jpg)

I will take my red VX.....  ;D (if I have finished...) with new Spax...
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4888847565_9180ca04b7_m.jpg)


MattNoVAT....are you in Oslo or close? meeting some Lancia people...? 

Tore


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on August 15, 2010, 12:34:54 PM
Count me in chaps, never been to Norway.
we could meet others on route, could be BetaMeeta11 ??


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: lanciamad on August 15, 2010, 01:40:48 PM
Yeh might be interested in this too, depending on the state of my wallet and the situation with the car at the time.


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: markwast on August 16, 2010, 10:09:44 PM
Really good to see interest.
I have roughly costed ferries to Olso Via Denmark, about 1000 pounds maybe someone could double check for me.
I was also thinking maybe drive there cross country and collect more Betas on the way from France, Holland, Germany and Denmark. This way is about 1240 miles via Dover/calais ferry and Copenhagon/Oslo ferry   so if my maths is right working on 25MPG and 5 pound per gallon about 500 quid in fuel.

Mark


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: thecolonel on August 16, 2010, 11:25:56 PM
Ferry Harwich to Esbjerg about 460 return (car + 2)
then drive Esbjerg to Oslo about 800 mls
or
Ferry Harwich to Esbjerg about 460 return ( car + 2)
then drive Esbjerg to Copenhagen 190 miles
then Ferry Copenhagen to Oslo about 300 return (car + 2)

Geoff


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: redvxcoupe on August 16, 2010, 11:59:49 PM
Is it possible to take the from ferry Harwich to Esbjerg, go by car to Hirtshals, ferry to Kristiansand and we meet on the south coast of Norway.....?

Are there some places you guys want to visit?

I think it's fantastic to see this interest  :D

Tore


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: fialcia on September 18, 2010, 07:09:03 PM
Count me in depending on dates, if any one is going from up north we can go from hull instead of having to drive to the dark side of the uk Mick


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: redvxcoupe on April 07, 2011, 11:23:33 PM
Time to get this back on the list?

Maybe best time is August? What month is usually wacation time in UK?
We normally split weeks between July and August....

Tore


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: rossocorsa on April 08, 2011, 12:21:47 AM
Count me in depending on dates, if any one is going from up north we can go from hull instead of having to drive to the dark side of the uk Mick

didn't think you could get a car ferry to Norway from Hull???


Title: Re: Long Weekend in Norway
Post by: Thotos on April 20, 2011, 01:18:02 PM
DFDS Seaways used to run a ferry route from Newcastle direct to Norway but they stopped in 2008 due to it being uneconomic. I don't think there are any direct ferries from the UK to Norway these days.

August is good for me and I'm still up for this if it happens  :D