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About gingerbloke

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    Elise S1
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    Norfolk Mustard
  1. I'd be interested if it stops raining. I nearly put my ancient S1 through the hedge yesterday, Herefordshire roads are mud, mud, mud.....
  2. This year I did Northern Spain through to Bruges via the Pyrenees and Alps, also taking in the Milieu bridge (incredible), Lake Como, Stelvio, sections of the Black Forest. Driving highlight was Col de Galibier, Stelvio was neat but get up early. Black forest was also great. 3000+ miles on the continent in a 19 year old Elise, no problems other than the number plate slid off in the heat!
  3. Very likely, I'm north of Hereford so practically already in Wales.
  4. Started in Bilbao Monday morning, now near the French Alps and still not had the roof on. Pyrenees was amazing but a bit too hot for a convertible at times. Carcassonne was highlight so far. Heading east into Italy in a couple of days. S1 purring along, about 48mpg !
  5. Any of you respondents heading to LITP weekend after next? Would love to hook up and chat about your experiences if you're there. Adam
  6. On early S1 elises there were some weird wiring faults related to the cigarette lighter socket. A friend's S1 would continue to run without the key in when his phone charger was in it
  7. Thanks Jon, I'll take a read through that. Already did the Grimsel and furka in 2014 in a peugeot 206 diesel but they're definitely on the agenda for my trip. Adam
  8. Well yes, finally - after having the Elise for nearly twenty years it's time for the 'pilgrimage' ! Early September because the schools will be back. I'm taking my S1 to Stelvio, but also interesting in other driving roads / passes in the area. There are many online recommendations but I'm always more interested in personal anecdotes. Online guides list so many "must drives" I'd be there until the snows came in Quite like the idea of continuing on to Slovenia and checking out the Mangart Saddle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangart_Saddle Someone mentioned Mondsee area of Austria on another thread, quite like that because I worked in southern Germany many years ago and loved the area but didn't have time to explore enough of it. Any info much appreciated. Adam
  9. I've not heard TADTS since my days as a B&C customer.....
  10. Thanks for posting this - mine is in need and I wanted to know how much work was involved before trying it myself.