2008 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run

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2008 LEO (Lands End to Orkney) Run

Postby Judge » Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:55 pm

Right guys and gals, the date of next years Orkney Vintage Rally is 10th August, and therefore the 9th August is when we are intending to cross to Orkney.

Firstly, I don't wan't any cries of, 'oooooh thats as a long way off, I've got loads of time' and secondly as it's the 60th Aniversary year of the Morris Minor, I wan't lots of ' yes, definitely's'. The 2007 posting had over 24,000 hits, so come on we can do much better, 60 years, 60 cars? .....and no it's not impossible, think of MOT.

My plan is to include as many of the ideas put forward as possible, and also to make it a part of the MMOC's Million Mile Challenge.

So why not make this a holiday run for next year, and a really memorable event :D

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Postby rayofleamington » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:15 pm

Ermm.. I'm not sure I'll be back from Russia/Asia/China/Tibet by then :( sorry ;-)
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Postby Judge » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:19 pm

zzzzzzzzzzz oh, sorry I dropped off, where did you say :roll: :wink:

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Postby rayofleamington » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:52 pm

where did you say
East.
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Jan 06: The Minor SII Africa adventure: http://www.minor-detour.com
Oct 06: back from Dresden with my Trabant 601 Kombi
Jan 07: back from a month thru North Africa (via Timbuktu) in a S3 Landy
June 07 - back from Zwickau Trabi Treffen
Aug 07 & Aug 08 - back from the Lands End to Orkney in 71 pickup
Sept 2010 - finally gave up breaking down in a SII Landy...
where to break down next?
2013... managed to seize my 1275 just by driving it round the block :(

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Postby Orkney » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:20 pm

No excuses Ray ! you'll just have to do Tibet to Orkney :-)
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Postby Judge » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:28 pm

Don't forget to take a spare alternator Ray :wink:

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Postby alex_holden » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:56 pm

Orkney wrote:No excuses Ray ! you'll just have to do Tibet to Orkney :-)
Are you going to pop down to the start line to show everyone the way, Kevin? 8)
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Postby Orkney » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:00 pm

You just never know Alex :-) have been thinking about it actually as have a friend lives down that way, but a years a long way off !
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Postby dalebrignall » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:06 pm

how does this work then do you stay in b&bs on the way.how many miles do you do in a day i am genuinally lntrested are ther exact dates i will need to book fairly soon as getting holiday at royal mail is a lottery to say the least.
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Postby alex_holden » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:11 pm

dalebrignall wrote:how does this work then do you stay in b&bs on the way.how many miles do you do in a day i am genuinally lntrested are ther exact dates i will need to book fairly soon as getting holiday at royal mail is a lottery to say the least.
Have you read my 2007 trip report? You arrange your own accommodation (personally I like Youth Hostels). The mileage was about 300-400 miles a day, but apparently 2008 might be a bit different. A 'scenic' route has been discussed.
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Postby Judge » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:45 pm

Orkney wrote:........., but a years a long way off !
Now what did I say :evil:

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Postby Judge » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:53 pm

dalebrignall wrote:how does this work then do you stay in b&bs on the way.how many miles do you do in a day i am genuinally lntrested are ther exact dates i will need to book fairly soon as getting holiday at royal mail is a lottery to say the least.
It would be good to see you join us Dale. The report in the next issue of Minor Matters should give you a feel for how it works.

This years event started at Lands End on the 9th August and ended at the Orkney show on 12th August. With next years show taking place on the 10th August, depending on the route, attractions visited etc we could be looking at about a week prior to this as a starting date.

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Postby Judge » Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:49 pm

Looks like everyone is thinking a year's a long way off. However it is in fact only 10 month's now :wink: and you might like to know that we have already booked for next years MOT, as have probably quite a few MMOC members. If I'm going to arrange any 'deals' etc, it would be nice to get some idea of numbers.

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Postby Judge » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:18 pm

Well at the moment it looks like at least there are five of us that will enjoy next years run :(

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Postby bigginger » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:56 pm

I WILL have a Mog on the road by then, I WILL, I WILL... :D

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Postby Judge » Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:10 pm

I am sure you will BG :roll: :wink:

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Postby Welung666 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:37 pm

I'd love to do it but it's partially in term time and I can't have my holidays then :cry:

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Postby Judge » Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:48 pm

That really is a shame Lee, your terms must differ from those around here :(

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Postby Welung666 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:51 pm

Just re-checked and it's not in term time! I was convinced it was in October :lol: I'll have to have a chat with SWMBO ;)

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Postby Judge » Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:13 pm

That's more like it :D


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