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Spacenut
23-06-2008, 11:37 AM
Alfaowner is one of the less elitist marque forums to which I subscribe, and they organised a fun run from Epsom Downs to Hayling Island, following a challenging route originally developed by Pistonheads.

The weather was great for this type of driving, although the bright sunshine made my funky chrome sunglasses obligatory eyewear and once again cockpit temperatures were a little warm, much to the amusement of the other AO'ers who had all turned up in modern Alfas. Not that that precluded them from breaking down, we had to jump-start a black 147 before we even started!

Anyway, here's a few snaps from a fun day out, courtesy of AO's busiest snapper (one of the things I love about AO is they are sooooo media-savvy, all these pictures were up on the site less than 5 hours after we left Hayling beach):

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Ready for the start at the Derby Arms pub on Epsom Downs

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Does my bum look big in this?

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People always talk down to you in a Nova :D

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View from the Trundles car park near Goodwood

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Unflattering shot of car park manouvers...

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The Green Machine made it to Hayling beach! The worst obstacle in the whole route was the enormous speed bump at the entrance!

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x91/euronova/Spacenut/293.jpg

Green Machine and beach huts - boy, was it windy yesterday!

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A very windswept yours truly :D

The Green Machine had a really good workout, probably more so than ever before. I'll give the car a good check over (I just tucked her away in the garage when I got home last night), but if she survived that, the smooth airfield circuit at RAF Woodbridge should be no problem!

Lauren

jimcub
23-06-2008, 01:46 PM
Doing the Nova PR justice again

Monkeyboy
23-06-2008, 02:34 PM
Well done Lauren,

The Green Machine is getting used to trips to the coast, first Brighton and now Hayling Island.

:cheers:

Spacenut
24-06-2008, 07:29 AM
...And quite often to work as well (Portsmouth) :D

Spacenut
31-07-2008, 12:02 PM
Just a couple of snaps that I took during this fun day out...
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x91/euronova/Spacenut/SurreyDash_1.jpg
Snails eye view at the Trundles car park near Goodwood racecourse (I like this picture!)
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x91/euronova/Spacenut/SurreyDash_2.jpg
Looking out North over the Downs (I like this picture too!)

Lauren