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Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Jul 2014, 19:47

When you go for a nice relaxing drive and explore, rather than a frustrating commute, its nice to stop off at interesting places. Add your places in and who knows we assemble a unique collection for the discerning week-end driver!

Here's a nice place for a stop off if you are pootling around the North-East having a leisurely drive up the Tyne Valley, and you like classic cars coffee and cakes :)

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Not really a French car question but does anyone recognise this badge, and the vehicle under restoration it came from?

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Post by CitroJim » 02 Jul 2014, 17:31

Sounds lovely in the extreme :-D
NewcastleFalcon wrote: Not really a French car question but does anyone recognise this badge, and the vehicle under restoration it came from?
That's got me really scratching my head Neil... Is it a Brit?

Annoying thing is I've seen it and recognise it but can't put a name to it :twisted:

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 02 Jul 2014, 17:58

Sorry, but this was bugging me, so I did a Google search, and came up with this;

http://www.cartype.com/pages/3680/the_wolfsburg_crest" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

So that would, according to the article and the last picture, imply the vehicle is a VW Karmann Ghia (I know, Google search is cheating!).
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Post by citronut » 02 Jul 2014, 19:05

isnt that a VW badge?????

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Post by Northern_Mike » 02 Jul 2014, 20:20

citronut wrote:isnt that a VW badge?????
Yes, it's a Wolfsburg badge. An old girlfriend of mine had a Wolfsburg edition MK1 Golf with this badge on it in various places.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Jul 2014, 01:01

Yes the badge came from one of these

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so the points go to....James (Hell-Razor)

The vehicle they were working on was a good few hundred hours labour off being like the shiny example above though. Its all a matter of personal taste of course but I do like the white steering wheel :)

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Post by CitroJim » 03 Jul 2014, 04:14

NewcastleFalcon wrote: I do like the white steering wheel :)
Right up to the moment you grip it with oily hands :lol: :twisted:

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Jul 2014, 11:55

If you draw a circle of around 100 miles around the map from Northumberland you take in some wonderful areas for a day trip, Edinburgh and the Borders to the North, Durham, Teesdale, and North Yorkshire to the South, and the Lake District to the West. Not forgetting the "on the doorstep" gems of Northumberland itself of course.

Yesterday it was North Yorkshire's turn, heading for Scarborough, but had a couple of stop-offs at Thirsk and Pickering.

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I like Thirsk. This was our watering hole "Café Bliss". Well recommended. A quirk of the café (if you have a dog!) is that the Café owner asks if it is alright to give the dog a sausage, and a few moments later comes over with a little ceramic dish with a sausage cut up into treat sized morsels for the dog :) Thirsk also does one hour free parking right in the market place.

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You can construct your own great drive anywhere in this region, but it would be a shame not to include Sutton Bank. Nice walks at the top, Gliders from the Yorkshire Gliding Club launching off the top...

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Are there any steeper gradient signs than 25% in Britain? That's one-in-four in old money :)

Pickering has the North York Moors railway and is always worth a stop-off for us. No trace of a particulate filter here :!:

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I like the proud logo of British Railways on the Tender

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By the time we got to Scarborough it was shut!

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Post by citronut » 03 Jul 2014, 13:37

her indoors and i took off into the wooly wilds last year some time,

we had been out somewhere and heading home quite early,
had (-expletive removed-) sav with us so just took off down some lanes just for fun,

we came across

http://www.popham-airfield.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

we didnt get to go into the airfield as there was nout going on at the time we were there,

but we did go into the Popham Dinner near by, that was worth a visit, looks like a family run dinner, very very clean and food was very well presented,

you can see both the airfield and the dinner in the link below


http://tinyurl.com/lbs7qps" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by CitroJim » 03 Jul 2014, 16:35

NewcastleFalcon wrote: Pickering has the North York Moors railway and is always worth a stop-off for us. No trace of a particulate filter here :!:
I really want to go there and see that railway :-D No particulate filters but they did put special deflectors on the bridge I see...

Anyway, steam engine emissions smell lovely :-D

NewcastleFalcon wrote:By the time we got to Scarborough it was shut!
What? The whole place Neil? Even the chippie and pubs? Surely not :shock:

All joking aside it looked a lovely day out :-D

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Post by myglaren » 03 Jul 2014, 16:40

As kids we used to be over at Sutton Bank most weekends watching the gliders. Years since I have been there or anywhere near it now.

There is a steeper and with tighter bends hill in the Goathland/Grosmont area.
Nowhere near as long but 1 in 3 IIRC with a ford at the bottom -into which I dropped my motorbike many (49) years ago.
Feels like near on vertical :shock:

I remember Thirsk as being a very pretty place but again it is many years since.
I was in Stokesly recently and was surprised at how pleasant is was there. No photo's unfortunately.

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Post by CitroJim » 03 Jul 2014, 16:47

myglaren wrote:with a ford at the bottom
Fiesta, Focus or Mondeo?

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Post by daviemck2006 » 03 Jul 2014, 17:03

49 years ago Jim, possibly a zodiac or zephyr or anglia!

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Post by myglaren » 03 Jul 2014, 17:23

:mrgreen:

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Post by citronut » 03 Jul 2014, 18:25

might even be a ford or two in the Thames ( anglia van ) :roll: :twisted: :shock: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink: #-o