After watching the first episode of Jalopnik’s “Car vs America” show and thinking about a big (likely dozens of Oppo readers) trip we’re organizing/planning right now, an idea came up which might be an excellent and rare opportunity for a potential episode for the next season of “Car vs America”.
Chris Harris of Top Gear gets it. Thank you Chris, for showing the world I’m not mad. And for further inflating prices. Slow car fast ftw!
Edit September 25: We’re about to pick dates for the multi-day Wales meet in Spring 2018. Anyone who wants in on the discussion, now is the time. 24 people filled in the questionnaire, including 3 Americans. Signing up for the actual meet has no deadline.
... but it took a few Poles to figure that out. (73 seconds video)
Are they worth something or should I just dumpt them at the trash?
So, it looks like we might be going to Wales around Easter 2018. With a big group. Many from outside of the UK, who will be flying in. But what to drive? A pathetic Opel Vauxhall Corsa rental? Why not buy a beater instead? Who can find the best beater?
A 28 year old was apprehended by Dutch police. He was driving his 20+ year old Renault Twingo without insurance, a lapsed inspection, a suspended drivers license and with an alcohol odor. But, most surprisingly, he had two stolen lampposts on his roof. But that wasn’t all:
Earlier I posted a few polls about preferred location and month for a future meet in Europe. Here are the preliminary results.
It’s painful, but it has become time to say goodbye to my 1988 Peugeot 205 GTi. My bone stock, utterly original weekend toy. Luckily (for me) the value of these has gone up considerably. Still, it does hurt.
And it’s the perfect car for the elderly. A compact crossover. Technically an MPV, but that’s about the same. It’s a Nissan Almera Tino, the direct predecessor of the Nissan Qashqai.
Given the success of the previous long weekend meets at the Nürburgring in March and in the Alps in June we thought it would be a great idea to have a poll for a future destination. There are 4 polls below:
I’m selling my classic and a scammer replied. The old ‘I’m at sea, I’ll pay you with PayPal and I’ll send a shipper over” trick. I was wondering if I can counterscam.
After a very successful meet at (and on) the Spa and Nurburgring tracks last March, featuring about 18 people, we decided June 2017 would be a great moment to do another meet weekend. In the Austrian/Italian/Swiss Alps this time. People of 6 different nationalities showed up. Here’s what happened.
The last day of the trip took us on some other mountain passes before we finally headed back home. Not before refueling with comically cheap gasoline ($4.15 a gallon US) in a tax-free zone in Italy though.
Day two ended poorly for one of us. It was a great day none the less.
While waiting for the bathroom to clear on the morning of day 2 I’ll post a few pictures from day 1. I think I can confidently say for all of us that we’re having a blast.
And only 8 Oppo members were brave enough to sign up. Sad. 6 different nationalities though. Starting with an optional Biergarten visit in Munich tonight, the 22th of June, we’ll leave for Austria and Italy on Friday. Saturday will be Italy and Switzerland and on Sunday it’ll be Italy, Switzerland and Austria. The two…
My Italian built (at Pininfarina) French daily driver is almost at 300k.
Want to explore the Swiss/Italian/Austrian Alps plus the German Autobahn with some other Oppo members June 23-25 (or longer)? A two way flight to Munich at the correct days can be had for $800 (New York). London-Munich only £60. I’ll try to address some of the additional costs below.
This guy gets it.