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Old 22nd August 2020, 04:43 PM
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No problem Sarg. I might be turning up in, ahem, 'something else' myself yet. My S8 is in storage these days and could be having some work done at the time of the meet. Personally, I see mini-meets as a gathering of owners and friends - a chance to catch up - rather than a gathering/showing of our cars.

As for WiFi and networking, you can't go wrong with UniFi's stuff, especially if you're looking to install CCTV too. For home use, take a look at their Cloud Key Gen 2 and Dream Machine units. I'll have a chat with you about it if you manage to make it to the meet.


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Moltuae +1 (2 Adults)
Tonupkid +1
tintin
tc4332 & Jordan
The Laird +1
Architex_mA8tey
briang9 + 1
Darren

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sarg
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Cars Owned:
The Tesla Era: 2020 Model S Performance Ludicrous+ (present)
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The Audi Era: '97 A8 4.2 (Ming Blue) --> '96 A8 4.2 QS (Dark Green) --> '02 FE S8 (present)
The Citroen Era: '84 BX 1.6 RS --> '89 BX 1.9 DTR Turbo --> '94 XM 2.0L Turbo --> '96 XM 2.0L Turbo Exclusive --> '00 Xantia Activa 2.0L Turbo
The Banger Era: '76 1.2L Lada VAZ-2101 (Ruski Fiat 124) --> '80 1.7L Morris Ital HL, finished in Ermine White and Rust
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Old 23rd August 2020, 03:09 PM
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Nice to meet you and your partner this afternoon Mark.
Put me down as a possible.
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2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

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Old 23rd August 2020, 07:03 PM
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I might be turning up in, ahem, 'something else' myself
WHAT? Mark, shame on you! Maybe we should turn up in Christine’s diesel mini to keep costs down?
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Current mods: solar sun roof, 20mm rear spacers, 15 mm on front, red brembo callipers, 6k headlights, rear view camera, engine remap, alloy dash dial rings, alloy navi rings, tt/phaeton pedal upgrade, (and custom matching foot rest) dension ipod interface & parrot hands free kit (both fully hidden), av input, tv in motion switched thro' PF switch in blanking plug right of steering column, Audi 'quattro' sill covers, repositioned centre console switches, radio clock, .
Planned mods: auto-dimming rear view mirror, dash cam (as steamship's), fit the ski hatch, refit philips drl's (or maybe not).
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Old 23rd August 2020, 11:24 PM
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We might pop along in this...though on second thoughts there's not enough room for SWMBO clothes
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Old 24th August 2020, 08:33 AM
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No problem Sarg. I might be turning up in, ahem, 'something else' myself yet. My S8 is in storage these days and could be having some work done at the time of the meet. Personally, I see mini-meets as a gathering of owners and friends - a chance to catch up - rather than a gathering/showing of our cars.
I'm with Mark on this one - when he, Ray & I were discussing this the plans for this meet, we agreed that this is less of a show meet, and more of a natter and catch-up with friends, which I think we've all missed this year.

So I too may turn up on something a bit more curvaceous than Herman too - variety is the spice of life, as they say
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Old 24th August 2020, 08:36 AM
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WHAT? Mark, shame on you! Maybe we should turn up in Christine’s diesel mini to keep costs down?
I know But there's a dozen jobs I need to do on it before I put too many more miles on it, not least the cam chain tensioners and a pesky oil leak right at the back of the engine that's been getting worse. I'm hoping to have it all done in time for the next annual meet however.

And as long as you bring yourself and Christine, it'll be great to see you both no matter what you decide to turn up in. I'd actually quite like to see your TT but it would be nice to see your S8 again of course


Going:
Moltuae +1 (2 Adults)
Tonupkid +1
tintin
tc4332 & Jordan
The Laird +1
Architex_mA8tey
briang9 + 1
Darren

Possibles:
sarg
gninnam
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2002 FE S8 Ebony Black Pearl
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Cars Owned:
The Tesla Era: 2020 Model S Performance Ludicrous+ (present)
(Black, with all black premium interior and carbon fibre décor, 21" sonic carbon twin turbine wheels and FSD capability)

The Audi Era: '97 A8 4.2 (Ming Blue) --> '96 A8 4.2 QS (Dark Green) --> '02 FE S8 (present)
The Citroen Era: '84 BX 1.6 RS --> '89 BX 1.9 DTR Turbo --> '94 XM 2.0L Turbo --> '96 XM 2.0L Turbo Exclusive --> '00 Xantia Activa 2.0L Turbo
The Banger Era: '76 1.2L Lada VAZ-2101 (Ruski Fiat 124) --> '80 1.7L Morris Ital HL, finished in Ermine White and Rust
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Old 24th August 2020, 06:14 PM
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So I too may turn up on something a bit more curvaceous than Herman too - variety is the spice of life, as they say
Hope it's green and Italian
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Old 24th August 2020, 06:48 PM
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Hope it's green and Italian
Will this do?:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2018-Vesp...5/313194719050
Might need to set off a bit earlier than planned though, Stephen
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2002 FE S8 Ebony Black Pearl
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Cars Owned:
The Tesla Era: 2020 Model S Performance Ludicrous+ (present)
(Black, with all black premium interior and carbon fibre décor, 21" sonic carbon twin turbine wheels and FSD capability)

The Audi Era: '97 A8 4.2 (Ming Blue) --> '96 A8 4.2 QS (Dark Green) --> '02 FE S8 (present)
The Citroen Era: '84 BX 1.6 RS --> '89 BX 1.9 DTR Turbo --> '94 XM 2.0L Turbo --> '96 XM 2.0L Turbo Exclusive --> '00 Xantia Activa 2.0L Turbo
The Banger Era: '76 1.2L Lada VAZ-2101 (Ruski Fiat 124) --> '80 1.7L Morris Ital HL, finished in Ermine White and Rust

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Old 24th August 2020, 07:43 PM
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Sorry for "thread creep" but we stayed in a place near Lucca few years ago where the owner had lovingly restored these, stunning machines they were and you could just feel how much he cared for them when talking to him. Really nice old gent he was.
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Old 24th August 2020, 08:03 PM
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I love the occasional ‘thread creeps’

How do you start with an A8 meet in Matlock and get to restored scooters in Italy? Brilliant!
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2002 Final Edition S8. Ebony black with Silver Grey leather and myrtle wood trim.
Current mods: solar sun roof, 20mm rear spacers, 15 mm on front, red brembo callipers, 6k headlights, rear view camera, engine remap, alloy dash dial rings, alloy navi rings, tt/phaeton pedal upgrade, (and custom matching foot rest) dension ipod interface & parrot hands free kit (both fully hidden), av input, tv in motion switched thro' PF switch in blanking plug right of steering column, Audi 'quattro' sill covers, repositioned centre console switches, radio clock, .
Planned mods: auto-dimming rear view mirror, dash cam (as steamship's), fit the ski hatch, refit philips drl's (or maybe not).
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