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We depart tomorrow for a few days on East coast then Dover on Monday for our Ferry. 4 Days to amble accross Netherlands and Germany to get to Berlin on Friday.

See you there or on route :ok
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Have a safe trip. See you in Berlin!
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The busfest./Berlin Orga Crew & Rebel Rallyebus will also be making the crossing over to Dunkirk on Monday night.

We will get to the Berlin Busfestival site on Wednesday to help with the buildup.

It will be good to see a few more UK Syncro's there this year

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SYMCRO wrote:The busfest./Berlin Orga Crew & Rebel Rallyebus will also be making the crossing over to Dunkirk on Monday night.

We will get to the Berlin Busfestival site on Wednesday to help with the buildup.

It will be good to see a few more UK Syncro's there this year

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https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hp ... e=5654FE8B


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Cool, might see you in Dover, we are on the midnight boat (white Syncro, black bottom, roof rack, if you see us)
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We will be a bit later on than that (04.00) but might catch you up on the way & amble on past to Altes Lager. :D

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Very, very jealous...

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All very cool. Some really interesting T3s there by the look of it.
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Yeah, some great stuff there.
Some different ideas, very enjoyable weekend all 'round really.
Shame about Jenny and Clive, I'm sure they'll make the best of a bad situation though.
Great to catch up with people you don't often see, lots of our European customers there too which was great.
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Oh, and the bruising is just starting to flourish from 6 point harness after Symcro taking me for a blert in Bernd Jägers old rallyebus this morning...
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Simon Baxter wrote:Yeah, some great stuff there.
Some different ideas, very enjoyable weekend all 'round really.
Shame about Jenny and Clive, I'm sure they'll make the best of a bad situation though.
Great to catch up with people you don't often see, lots of our European customers there too which was great.

How is he planing to get home. Or has the truck been repaired?

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The engine died, low compression on #1, burnt/bent valve is suspected but as no one has X-ray vision we don't know until the head is pulled off.
They have european breakdown insurance.
The company were good and agreed given the circumstances to recover them to the event to see if it could be repaired, if it could, great, if not that they would still repatriate them and the vehicle.
The big shame is that they were booked on the tour of Germany and that shipped out yesterday at 11am while they sat in the sun..
I think the plan is to send the van home and they make the best of their time in Europe in a hire car.
I think, the last time we spoke is that the plan was to catch up with the tour, Rob has stayed back with them.
I'm sure they'll make the best of it.
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Ok... being younger didn't get bruised by Rallye Bus' harness but maybe Simon H didn't give me such a hard time as Simon :) ... thanks Symcro for that blast of speed across the airfield and unbelievable bumpability - welcome light relief on Sunday :)

So... edge of No. 1 cyl exh. valve chipped or broken. Some damage but v.seat and cyl.bore are OK...
Estimate 6pm tomorrow and a not too frightening depletion of funds...
New hydr. tappets as VEGE refurb ones crap.. maybe that valve also.. who knows.
Thanks for your good wishes and concerns... think we made a good decision to tow to local garage (that Rob and I checked out) ourselves ignoring box ticking CIS /AXA recovery options.

Much indebted to Steve Theobald who went more than the extra mile giving up his Saturday to work in the heat and with the obvious confusion of wellwishers and helpers... solid as a rock..
..and Rob who's stayed behind driven us, translated and counselled our decisions.

..and the others like Simon B, Paul Titus, Marc Estoban, Yan, Max from France and everyone who gave support.
Made a few friends we didn't know we had... :)

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Could have been worse... I am sure you will make up the time Clive :wink:
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It's getting to the point that we may start at the beginning and take it steady. Hopefully driving to Dresden tomorrow evening...

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