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#543327 - 17/11/18 03:01 PM Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area
xc68anc Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 16/11/18
Posts: 45
Loc: Germany, Rhein-Main Area
Me and my (in a few days) new Morgan... It's a long story. In the late 1980ies my wife and me visit the factory. The plan: let' s save money and than let's buy such a car. As in many stories there was a lot to do... Until the summer three years ago. Visit Brands Hatch Morgan an ask for hire a Morgan. But I get a real cold! So no testdrive done.
This year my wife means: let's hire a Morgan! Done. A lot of realy good miles!
And ordered a brand new +4, looking forward to connect "EM" the next time the plan is travelling arround britian, get the first service and shows "EM" a great tour in its new home. The plan is to do about 1.000 Miles. Prepared by "BHM" and after reading David Willing great book I think it would be a great journey. With a brand new MOG must I have an eye on special things? Regards René

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#543343 - 17/11/18 04:08 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
KEVFITZ Offline
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Registered: 26/09/14
Posts: 1410
Loc: YORK
Congratulations Rene and welcome to the mad house of Talk Morgan


Please post photographs when you get your car
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#543344 - 17/11/18 04:09 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
Peter J Offline
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Registered: 13/08/13
Posts: 11070
Loc: Salisbury, UK
Hi, Rene'
Welcome!
A new Plus 4: what a joy.
When do you plan to do your 1000 miles? What to do depends very much on when you are here.
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#543349 - 17/11/18 04:36 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
xc68anc Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 16/11/18
Posts: 45
Loc: Germany, Rhein-Main Area
Hello Peter, I think it's not too far.
If you see a sports green +4 with export registration, may be that's I am ;-)

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#543354 - 17/11/18 04:58 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
+8Rich Offline

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Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 19171
Loc: Devonshire

Warm congratulations Rene cheers welcome to TM, looking forward to hearing of your adventures next year.
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#543382 - 17/11/18 06:23 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
SFG Offline

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Registered: 23/03/17
Posts: 783
Loc: South Oxfordshire
Why not try to include a club event like a scenic run on your UK tour? These are run
By various uk motor clubs. Great fun, you get a flavour of the countryside, and some gentle cruising on specially chosen roads.
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#543388 - 17/11/18 07:04 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
stefan s Offline

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Registered: 06/12/14
Posts: 553
Loc: Antwerpen Belgium
Welcome from Belgium René

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#543395 - 17/11/18 08:02 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
bmgermany Offline
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Registered: 15/08/14
Posts: 446
Loc: Northern Germany
Wellcome from northern germany!
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#543398 - 17/11/18 08:18 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
xc68anc Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 16/11/18
Posts: 45
Loc: Germany, Rhein-Main Area
The plan is to do the journey in this november. About the route there is no plan.

Adventure? Oh my god - no. I think I've got a new and well prepared roadmachine - or is there something against it? ;-)

And: I'm prepared! Since two month every morning two toasts with Tiptree marmelade, for sweets Wilkens shortbread and in the evening one or two pints Forsters (okay, not real british...) About cars: since nearly 40 years I'm real in classic MINIs.

So has someone an idea about upcoming problems? ;-)

Looking forward for great fun

René

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#543441 - 18/11/18 08:13 AM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
madmax Offline
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Registered: 18/08/14
Posts: 4442
Loc: East Anglia
That sounds a slightly tough adventure , good job the plus 4 heater is excellent , are you aware that the UK can be a tad dark and rainy in November unless climate change turns up trumps and its dry and sunny ? Let us know you possible route so ant TMers in the area can meet up with you !


Edited by madmax (18/11/18 08:13 AM)
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#543543 - 18/11/18 05:28 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
The Austrian Offline

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Registered: 17/10/14
Posts: 3359
Loc: Austria, close to Vienna
Servus aus Österreich!
Driving 1000 miles a day is a tough challenge.
Plan at least two days!
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#543588 - 18/11/18 08:31 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
xc68anc Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 16/11/18
Posts: 45
Loc: Germany, Rhein-Main Area
At first: the party starts tomorrow! Collecting the Car at BHM and then the A227 straigh down in the South to the Seven Sisters. Travelling the coastline and waiting and see what the day brings! Southampton is an idea. And: oh, Never said 1000 miles in one day!

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#543726 - 19/11/18 08:53 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
xc68anc Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 16/11/18
Posts: 45
Loc: Germany, Rhein-Main Area
First day done. Sometimes no rain. Route was totally changed by an important argument. In went dark early, especially when it rains. And chosing some wrong ways upgraded to 150 miles.
Summary: runs well. Wipers are working, hod, windows and doors keep warm, dry and tight. Only a few drops between handbrake and gearlever.

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#544280 - 23/11/18 10:16 AM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
xc68anc Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 16/11/18
Posts: 45
Loc: Germany, Rhein-Main Area
First part of the the journey is done. The second day was finished in Sennen Cove. Great B&B in the Old Success Inn. For the route the plan was changed too, from Southampton to LE I used the most time the Motorway. "The ton cracked", but fast running is not the main proffession for me and the car. The third days starts with little iced rain, but not in such a ways that it brings trouble. Chosing the southern way and than crossng through the middle of the Dartmoor. Great landscape! At day two and three I think sometimes about Madmax and his information about the weather. It was changing allways and the day went down fast. In the dark afternoon the wipers had a lot of work and I see white stripes on the road - snow. Day three ends in Lymington. Day four starts with ice on the hod or better the storm cover. So just do it. Back to BHM for the first service. Coosing the fast way. Warm and friendly welcome again after more than 1100 Kilometers. Summery for a little extra work to fix: handbrake light doesn't work, drivers door inner doorhandle is hard to use and looking about water comes in at top of the screencorners and a lot of drops between handbrake and gearlever. So now waiting for collect it again for its way home...

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#544291 - 23/11/18 03:27 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Registered: 03/07/07
Posts: 21868
Loc: Cheltenham, Glos. UK
Sounds like you are having a great drive!
Welcome to TalkMorgan smile
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#544344 - 23/11/18 07:41 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
rainbowj Offline

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Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 1346
Loc: Purton, nr Swindon UK
I would be careful of breaking the ton. Our boys in blue take a dim view.
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#544359 - 23/11/18 09:15 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
+8Rich Offline

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Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 19171
Loc: Devonshire
Pleased to hear you are enjoying the car, wishing you a nice journey back home.
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#544405 - 24/11/18 08:15 AM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
OZ 4/4 Offline

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Registered: 25/11/11
Posts: 2526
Loc: Australia - NSW Mid North Coas...
Welcome to TM from Sydney Australia. Safe travels.
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#544643 - 25/11/18 09:09 AM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
xc68anc Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 16/11/18
Posts: 45
Loc: Germany, Rhein-Main Area
Day four. The way home. At first there was the idea to do the journey in two days. In TV was told it would be cold and there may be some snow. Not interessed that the poor MOG get salted. At 10.00 we started at BMH. At 12.05 the ferry leaves Britain. On the ferry it works fine, thanks to the informations here. The plan was near Aachen have a look how we are and than look for a hotel. No worries about the rain we had (a lot...) we all three were well. So do it in the hard way... Straight on to home. After 700 KM this day and 2000KM this week we are well shaked and rattled at home. At this last "testdrive" all small worries would be fixed by BHM, only a real small number of raindrops went in. On the road my wife said: all people think a Morgan would be a summertoy... No, it also works perfect in a cold and rainy november. About the colour: the most people on the way think "oh, wonderful, a racing green Morgan!" No, it's sport green - about collecting her in November we think it's christmas tree green. ;-) In summary if I must buy a new Morgan again, I would make it in the same way again. Thanks to the great team of Brands Hatch Morgans for the well prepared car!


Edited by xc68anc (25/11/18 09:10 AM)

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#545214 - 28/11/18 12:23 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
Fat Wolfie Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 11/10/18
Posts: 121
Loc: West Yorkshire
Brilliant, I really enjoyed reading that!

I wish you many miles of smiles

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#545221 - 28/11/18 12:34 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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Registered: 14/05/07
Posts: 4105
Loc: Reading
+1 cheers


Originally Posted By Fat Wolfie
Brilliant, I really enjoyed reading that!

I wish you many miles of smiles
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#545245 - 28/11/18 03:37 PM Re: Hello from Germany - Rhein-Main Area [Re: xc68anc]
stefan s Offline

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Registered: 06/12/14
Posts: 553
Loc: Antwerpen Belgium
+2 laugh2 cheers thumbs



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