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Offline KoenG40

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Dutch Polo G40 driving in UK second week of July
« on: July 08, 2017, 09:21:06 pm »
Hi,
 
In the second week of July  we are driving from Dover to the north cost of Devon & Cornwall and back with our purple Polo G40.
Our Polo (7/1994) has driven already more than 500.000 km.
 
If you like, you can watch two video's of our car on Youtube.
Please feel free to comment on these video's.
 
And, if you see us please say Hello and we will buy you a drink! :-)
 
Best regards, Koen and Wilma
 
http://www.g40.nl/smf/index.php?topic=11732.0
 
1. Actually reaching the 500.000 km (2 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Angt4lklUV0
 
2. Professional video for Automotive Magazine "Autoweek" (English subtitled!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nLY9kH68uc
« Last Edit: July 09, 2017, 10:21:48 am by KoenG40 »

Offline randombadger69

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Re: Dutch Polo G40 driving in UK 1st week of July
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 08:28:46 am »
Nice G!

Was dribbling at the smooth road surface in the video!

Offline physicsfool

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Re: Dutch Polo G40 driving in UK 1st week of July
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 09:25:03 am »
Very smart G, sadly I am way up the east coast. But enjoy your trip

Offline KoenG40

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Re: Dutch Polo G40 driving in UK 1st week of July
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 10:08:12 am »
It's in the second week :)
We are now boarding ons the ferry tot Dover.
We will return to the Netherlands next saturday, July 15th.

Offline Jester

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Re: Dutch Polo G40 driving in UK second week of July
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 11:01:09 am »
Sweet that's some crazy mileage..come up North!

Offline ereeiz

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Re: Dutch Polo G40 driving in UK second week of July
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 01:52:13 pm »
There's a few G40's around where you're going, hard to remember where now as there's not many of us in the UK! Also, this is the only G40 club and it's a bit quiet nowadays.

Not many Polo's left over here now! :( I do ~ 80miles/day and will on occasion see 1..... and that's local!

Shame you weren't here last week for the weather. Enjoy your trip and your stay in the UK! :)

Offline KoenG40

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Re: Dutch Polo G40 driving in UK second week of July
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 02:14:56 pm »
Thank you all for your replies.

We were staying on the coast of North Devon near Horn Cross.
( https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/castle-bungalow-5549 )

The weather was quite nice. That is, except for Tuesday 11th - all day rain.

In the Netherlands are ± 150 registered G40's, but only ± 50 do have a valid APK (~MOT) and insurance.

We didn't spot a G40 or an other Polo 2F; but we did see a Polo 2 Steilheck, on the parking at the top of Clovelly harbour.




Offline KoenG40

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Re: Dutch Polo G40 driving in UK second week of July
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 02:16:04 pm »
(...) but we did see a Polo 2 Steilheck, on the parking at the top of Clovelly harbour.