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Postby Citroening » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:39 pm

Originally from a Xsara Picasso, I can only imagine what 230BHP in a stripped out Visa is like...!

I thought the site was good, just next year it'll be worth trying to get a catering van to be stationed there. Even just for teas and coffees etc, that'd save the hike to the catering area. But for the first year there, I thought it was a really nice location.
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Postby daviemck2006 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:58 pm

I had a great weekend. Iwas going to say the best of the year so far, but my daughter would kill me! I enjoyed meeting the guys that I did see and talk to. It's a pity I am geographically challenged or I certainly would come to more meets. I am now as far as my sisters, 345 miles most of them at 60 on the cruise but there was a golf gti annoyed me by tailgaiting me and flashing its lights and making hand signals so I took the bait and pulled away from it. I have concluded I have a faster car than a gti. How much faster? I could not possibly say on a public forum. It pulls 6800 revs though hehe. The stats for fuel were on way down with the cruise at 80 mpg was 32.1 and average speed 47 mph although I was in a massive tailback for more than an hour on the m6 on friday, coming up to Carluke this evening with the slower speed (mostly) MPG is41.4. It was sitting at 45ish before gti and average speed 58. No more 80 cruising then. Very impressed with over 40 mpg, although that will come down tomorrow on rest of the journey.
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Postby PhilGreaves » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:04 am

Citroening wrote:Originally from a Xsara Picasso, I can only imagine what 230BHP in a stripped out Visa is like...!


I know he was telling jim all bout it at the time I took that photo. I got told by someone once that the Picasso 1.6is the same 1.6 as in the c4/c2 gt (pre THP). Just not tuned- think that's true. Anyway a challenge for xsara Picasso owners perhaps?! :-D over 200bhp in a Picasso has to be the ultimate wolf in sheep's clothing?!

Citroening wrote:I thought the site was good, just next year it'll be worth trying to get a catering van to be stationed there. Even just for teas and coffees etc, that'd save the hike to the catering area. But for the first year there, I thought it was a really nice location.


Concoure! My mum was like where the h van selling coffee/pizzas? I think she got too used to that at the icccr :roll: Though I cant be the only one to have found it odd seeing h vans *not* selling anything! :lol:

can anyone beat the low 60s mpg set by our c3 then :?: That's at 'motorway speeds'...im saying nothing...

it was great to see chris/xantia columnist again. I got to sit in his exclusive s 2 xantia. A first for me, and it was weird! I mean it was similar to mine but everything had small differences; dials a different colour, door open warning different, horn on the steering wheel. Still rather nice. Apparently too the 2.0 hdi engine drives more diesely than the 1.6 hdi. The latter to me drives like a petrol, nothing wrong with that except its a diesel. Anyway I can see that a ride in a 2.0 hdi beckons at some point.

Great to finally meet jim, Malcolm/citronut and see some familiar people again.

Great to see everyone though, looking at jon's pics i'd stay well clear from this guy. Rumour has it he looked at the 'shed' xantia and said "better than mine"....
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Postby tim leech » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:12 am

Glad you all enjoyed it, may consider the same site next year, but as mentioned we need catering facilities on site which we will need to hire in as it was a bit of a trek to to get food.

A grea turnout of Xantias and more modern Citroen's, but I was glad that we had a fair few A series cars this time which considering how associated with Citroen history they are is normally a shame when we only get a handful yet 2CVGB has a massive number,

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Postby CitroJim » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:51 pm

Tim, it was an excellent rally and much prise to you an Nigel for doing such a great job of it. Just one complaint and that was a lack of in-field catering but I guess that was due to stipulations imposed... The loos were to far away for doddery old gits like me as well but I realise that's beyond your control a bit...

I really enjoyed every second of it and good to meet friends old and new, especially you Phil and thanks for the XM brochure :-D I feel very guilty I didn't spend a lot of time nattering to you but then again the time at rallies is never long enough to spend as long with everyone as you would like. It needs to be a full week really...

I'm coming to the conclusion it's much more a social event than a rally really. The cars are quite incidental to the main business of catching up with old friends and making new ones...

As it was I didn't leave until getting on for six so that as two very full days. Today I have been paying the price big-time and only now just about made it back to the land of the barely living :twisted: It was worth it though...
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Postby tim leech » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:18 pm

Quite agree about the food but I assume there would be enough on site, next time ill
Make sure we have catering in our field.
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Postby daviemck2006 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:49 pm

I've just made it home having a well deserved mug of coffee, my own favourite make! I came up the tourist route after Perth in Scotland, straight up the A93, I think it is, it's a really nice drive. You have to drive though, none of this cruise control malarkey on it. Hills, jumps, hairpins, ski slopes, single tracks, Its a lovely road. very scenic, and 30 odd miles shorter. Takes about the same length of time. I did 537 miles from the shell petrol station just down road from wicksteed. The average speed 51 mph that was mostly at 60 on the cruise apart from the little fun with the gti, and the best bit, a very creditable 40.3 mpg. I have been left with a little problem tho, bottomed out over a hump and lost the engine undertray. Never mind it was all worth it for an extremely enjoyable weekend and my first ever drive of a xantia, thanks to not Alister James :lol: I was impressed with it, smooth ride and quite ok to drive and it only being a 90. I enjoyed the chats with the people I did manage to meet, and as with peter and franklin loved the 3 black c4's together. I am now in a quandary if I am going to do my wheels black! I haven't looked at my photos yet, I will do another day and see if I have any to add to the growing collection.
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Postby Citroenmad » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:06 pm

What a brilliant weekend, I couldn't have enjoyed it more and what a turnout of Xantias :-D

As ever, great to meet you all again and put yet more names to faces :)

PhilGreaves wrote:
it was great to see chris/xantia columnist again. I got to sit in his exclusive s 2 xantia. A first for me, and it was weird! I mean it was similar to mine but everything had small differences; dials a different colour, door open warning different, horn on the steering wheel. Still rather nice. Apparently too the 2.0 hdi engine drives more diesely than the 1.6 hdi. The latter to me drives like a petrol, nothing wrong with that except its a diesel. Anyway I can see that a ride in a 2.0 hdi beckons at some point.
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My Xantia HDi has averaged 54mpg over the last 500 miles since Saturday morning, which included my 30 mile trip to work today. That really is brilliant MPG in my opinion, especially given that I was cruising at an average of 3,000 rpm, in superb comfort. No need for a DMF'd, DPF'd HDi! :roll:

I would have given you a ride out in the HDi Phil but it was rather challenging to battle through the crowds :lol: I'll be in my Activa for the CXM rally though ...
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Postby PhilGreaves » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:30 pm

CitroJim wrote: I really enjoyed every second of it and good to meet friends old and new, especially you Phil and thanks for the XM brochure :-D I feel very guilty I didn't spend a lot of time nattering to you but then again the time at rallies is never long enough to spend as long with everyone as you would like. It needs to be a full week really......


like the icccr?! :-D Bah don't worry about that jim. Im sure you'll continue to be of use, if I do the xantia up! Besides I know you'll find it interesting. My only regret is, though you left your bonnet open (activa) you weren't stood by it. My mum liked it (spec/speed) and wants another xantia. Was hoping you could swing it to an activa for me!! :twisted:

CitroJim wrote: I'm coming to the conclusion it's much more a social event than a rally really. The cars are quite incidental to the main business of catching up with old friends and making new ones...

As it was I didn't leave until getting on for six so that as two very full days. Today I have been paying the price big-time and only now just about made it back to the land of the barely living :twisted: It was worth it though...


aye quite agree jim though I did take more photos than at wetherby. mind there were less stalls of interest.

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My Xantia HDi has averaged 54mpg over the last 500 miles since Saturday morning, which included my 30 mile trip to work today. That really is brilliant MPG in my opinion, especially given that I was cruising at an average of 3,000 rpm, in superb comfort. No need for a DMF'd, DPF'd HDi! :roll:

I would have given you a ride out in the HDi Phil but it was rather challenging to battle through the crowds :lol: I'll be in my Activa for the CXM rally though ...


Actually the c3 doesn't have a dpfs (well not like the c5/eloys fluid anyway) and has no DMF (that's only the 110bhp 1.6 not available in the little c3 :wink: ) and only 4 hours labour for a clutch. So yeah 60mpg at 70 mph and 30 tax..can't knock it for that really. Just miss the xantia comfort and seats, and that kick from the turbo. Funnily enough the best diesel engine we looked at was the kia c'eed (2 shapes ago/top gear car) in a 113bhp power...my god that thing was quick, that had a hell of a kick from the turbo. But the rest of the car....more boring than a VW!!

Oh I know it wasn't decent road really just town and speed cameras. Have to admit gaydon was best for test drives. Naturally your welcome in the bx/xantia anytime theyre roadworthy

lol just reread jims : "especially you Phil" :oops: now remember next time you see my mum: activas make great 2nd cars and never brake down with an endless parts availability... :lol:

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Postby JonM » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:52 pm

Show itself was ok

But as people camping next to us pointed out that there was no central meeting point for the evening like eg Little Horwood Yes I know that site couldn't cope with CCC National not suggesting it] & trade stands were almost non existent, very scarce. They went home early very disappointed. We nearly did.
A very expensive weekend for those of us with kids and the so called amusement park - @ £17 each child - certainly wasn't worth that!!

The site was a A damn disgrace!! No Excuse!!
When you pay £15 per night you expect clean toilets & showers!! Only one toilet open sunday morning the rest were closed

Bloke on gate was unhelpful

As for the damn pikey kids who came on our designated area - came handbrake turning their Polo - stereo on so loud it was distorted & left all their crap for the nice girl from the stand selling Citroen pics & Postcards [Well done - you deserve an award] to pick it all up

We certainly wont go back there in a hurry!! No sorry Ever!!!
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Postby CitroJim » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:14 am

As an ex-caravanner I looked at the loos and was quite surprised. On Sunday morning the ladies were queueing and the gents was none too clean...

It never used to be very expensive at all. I used to take my kids there regularly when they were younger (we used to live fairly local) and it was always a good day out and not silly expensive. I guess times have changed and costs caught up with them..

Barryboys in Polos? :o Pikeys? they looked to be out in force at the car boot :lol: :lol: The size of that staggered me. I thought they were well and truly a thing of the past? A dinosaur? Obviously not in central Northants....

Mind you, look at the demographic of the surrounding towns and all becomes clear. It's not the most salubrious area of the UK and as an ex-local I speak from experience and knowledge. Fact is that Wiksteed Park is a lovely spot in the middle of a very deprived area although Kettering itself isn't so bad as those surrounding it...

A suggestion has been made for the next venue :wink:
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Postby citronut » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:31 am

PhilGreaves wrote:
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i think that picy should be up for a caption comp :twisted: :shock: :-D :wink:

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Jim's having another cat nap ( standing up as well ) :lol: :lol: :wink:
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Postby citronut » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:27 pm

it was great to meet lots of face's, even if i have already forgotten the the links the names behind them :roll: #-o :shock: :-D :wink:

Steve ( Myglaren ) Phill/Greaves, Pete ( Fake Concern ) and of course Sir Jim ( CitroJim ) to name but a few

Steve and Phill certainly did not look as i thought they would, i was convinced Steve was a Darlek :twisted: :o :lol: :wink:

then to top off the hole weekend i thought i had won the star prize, but by the time i got to the podium they changed the colour of the winning 101 ticket [-X [-X :roll: :lol: :wink:
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Postby CitroJim » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:46 pm

citronut wrote: by the time i got to the podium they changed the colour of the winning 101 ticket [-X [-X :roll: :lol: :wink:


What a bunch of twisters :twisted:

I'm not sure of the caption competition. I'm shocked at how old and rough I look in that picture. In my defence m'lud I was feeling pretty knackered and a catnap would have been very welcome at that point...
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Postby Eddie Nuff » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:00 pm

Citroenmad wrote: . . . especially given that I was cruising at an average of 3,000 rpm, in superb comfort.

In a 2.0HDi Xantia? Given that mine will do 70 at 2250rpm I dare to think.
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