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#365314 - 19/05/16 10:22 PM So have you driven your Aero today?
Amrum Offline

Talk Morgan Regular

Registered: 10/04/14
Posts: 603
Loc: South Glos
Thought it was time I stopped posting my daily drives on the Classic forum! winky
So far three days into the Ireland trip with swmbo and it's going well in spite of a lot of rain.
Great food and drink, and long walks in stunning scenery, and apart from a flat battery on the first morning, the car is going beautifully.
Lessons learned so far -
1. Don't ever complain again about South Glos Council's road repair failures! It seems the main roads in S Ireland are ok, but every time you drive into a town or village the road has not been maintained for years.
2. The towing fitting under the front of the S3 takes a hammering. Fortunately - so far! - the sump has stayed clear of speed bumps and other obstacles, but that tow fitting has taken a few hard hits.
3. The S3 hood is - so far - watertight. The windscreen wipers are just satisfactory.
4. Thanks to the previous owner's tip I have so far not filled the boot with water every time I've opened it - a cloth to clear the water off first works wonders! wine
5. I cannot count the number of times people have waved, photographed, thumbs upped, or stopped to talk about the car.
Even swmbo has been waving to people. I think she may be enjoying it! joy
Round Sheep's Head today, and Ring of Kerry tomorrow - weather permitting.
Photos will follow when we get back. No way of loading at present.

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Moody 31, 20% of Hunter Impala. Currently Mogless☹️

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#365320 - 19/05/16 11:27 PM Re: So have you driven your Aero today? [Re: Amrum]
TheCustomer Offline

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Registered: 13/09/15
Posts: 687
ah, many moons ago I did Ring of Kerry in a Maserati 430: it's excellent fun: enjoy!
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#365365 - 20/05/16 08:11 AM Re: So have you driven your Aero today? [Re: Amrum]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Registered: 03/07/07
Posts: 21874
Loc: Cheltenham, Glos. UK
Sounds great Rob.
I've done Ring of Kerry in a BMW 528 (pre-i) and on an R100RT...
Love the scenery. thumbs
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#365471 - 20/05/16 02:43 PM Re: So have you driven your Aero today? [Re: Amrum]
Alistair Offline
Smile, it confuses them
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Registered: 18/03/09
Posts: 5575
Loc: Hampshire
We had a company/customer event yesterday at Jean Christophe Novelli's Food Academy. If anyone needs to run a corporate hospitality event I cannot recommend this highly enough.


Winchester to Luton and back resulted in a good few photos. Luton Hoo hotel must have seen fifty+ people capturing it in car park.



Then the best of all. In the courtyard at JCN's home/acadamy and his wife and children come home. Both boys desperate to get at the car. So I handed over the keys to Mrs JCN and they had photos sitting in it. Totally made their day.


Mog's work better than Xanex. Almost as well as a big hug.
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Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.

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#365530 - 20/05/16 08:16 PM Re: So have you driven your Aero today? [Re: Amrum]
Shooter Offline

Has a lot to Say!

Registered: 06/09/07
Posts: 1442
Loc: Oreton, Shropshire
Drove my new one today! Now I just have to wait for the demonstrators to run their course and then I can get all the finishing touches done
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#365554 - 20/05/16 10:04 PM Re: So have you driven your Aero today? [Re: Amrum]
Amrum Offline

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Registered: 10/04/14
Posts: 603
Loc: South Glos
Great news, Shooter! Looking forward to hearing about it and seeing it.
We had a very wet day in SW Ireland - the rain was so heavy we forewent most of the Ring of Kerry and ended up on the Dingle peninsular getting soaked on a long walk.
Fabulous scenery albeit with very low cloud cover, but the Aero is coping well, and swmbo has started to refer to it as "our car" - all the Caterhams and the Roadster were always "your car"!
Tomorrow off to Tipperary - I know, it's a long way, but the Mog will love it, and hopefully the rain will ease a bit.
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Moody 31, 20% of Hunter Impala. Currently Mogless☹️

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#365555 - 20/05/16 10:06 PM Re: So have you driven your Aero today? [Re: Amrum]
Amrum Offline

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Registered: 10/04/14
Posts: 603
Loc: South Glos
Alastair - that first photo is stunning! Beautiful car, great colour, and what a place to have an event.
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Moody 31, 20% of Hunter Impala. Currently Mogless☹️

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#365561 - 20/05/16 10:17 PM Re: So have you driven your Aero today? [Re: Alistair]
AJSki2fly Offline
Drive on the Wild Side
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4896
Loc: Seaton, Devon, UK
Car looks absolutely fantastic, and what lovely settings for it. thumbs
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Mercedes SL350
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#365596 - 21/05/16 01:09 AM Re: So have you driven your Aero today? [Re: Amrum]
Richard - Aus Offline

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Registered: 15/01/12
Posts: 14976
Loc: Perth, WA, Australia
The best colour on an AreoMax - probably! smile
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1976 4/4 4 Seater

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#365618 - 21/05/16 08:25 AM Re: So have you driven your Aero today? [Re: Amrum]
howard Offline
Part of the Furniture

Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 4178
Originally Posted By Amrum
and swmbo has started to refer to it as "our car" - all the Caterhams and the Roadster were always "your car"!


Always a good sign. But problems when you come to move on - I still get comments about how I sold her bike ( the Pan Euro ST1100 she was comfortable on) and her boat ( a Prout cat that didnt heel)

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