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Hi everybody,

After seeing the cyclists doing their work during the Tour the France! This idea came up.

The plan called “Tour the France by Z”.

The first idea was to go round France totally but that was too much. Now we have an alternative.

The date: get together Friday evening May 21, spend the weekend with our Swiss Z friends who are holding a meeting in Interlaken.

The following week we will drive southwards in the direction of Cannes/Nice.

Using only small roads, ‘over’ the Alps, through little villages. A really great sight-seeing tour. Drive, eat and live like a Frenchman - that is our goal!

Overnight, we can stay in a lovely village hotel or on a camping site.

The entrance is set for:

Fairlady’s SPL311 / SPL311

Fairlady’s SR311 / SRL311

Datsun 240Z

Datsun 260Z (2+2)

Datsun 280Z (2+2)

What do you think off this plan? You've got a week to spare in May? Join us!

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like to add one type of car

the 240ZG,...... that means YOU Alan!!ROFL:love:

Sign up!:o

The entrance is set for:

Fairlady’s SPL311 / SPL311

Fairlady’s SR311 / SRL311

Datsun 240Z

Datsun 260Z (2+2)

Datsun 280Z (2+2)

What do you think off this plan? You've got a week to spare in May? Join us!

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Sometimes I think my car owns me, rather than the other way around............

I'd love to 'drop in' ( maybe at Interlaken ) but driving that thing around in the Alps would be hard work. I've driven an old car over the Alps before, and I needed some time off work when I got back.

Let's wait until nearer to May 2004 before making a decision. Its over 6 months away for heaven's sake.

Now you have planted a seed, though.

Alan T.

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This trip needs some organisation. Therefore, we start early to spread out the word. Otherwise, it is too late and has everybody booked his or her holiday.

Alan you can bet I will give you plenty of water and if I do not forget I’ll talk to you every day….its good for growing!!!!

It would be nice if we can get entrances of over whole Europe.

Now I need some more response.

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Hello Guus,

Promised I'd reply et voila. You can't drive through my adopted country without me and it'll probably be the first outing my Z does ! What Z everyone asks ? Yeah, well it's beginning to sound a bit lame - that line "it'll be ready in 2 months" ! I am going to see it in November - to prove that it exists !

So count me in and if we need to make the numbers up, I'll push the idea around the other Club Zen members.

As you say, it would be nice to have a variety of Zeds from a variety of countries although I'm not expecting the aussies / yanks to ship over their cars jsut to accompany us. Shame, 'cos a relaxed Alpen route is THE place to appreciate the Z and this part of the world is not unknown for it's food and wine ! As May id off-season it won't be expensive either to stay.

All you gotta do is pay the petrol, here 1 euro per litre and the cars are not for keeping in the garages !

May is a way off but start putting your pocket money away now and you'll have enough for the trip.

The best to you all,

Sean

Guus, having seen the way Alan drives the ZG on the one time he had a bend I wouldn't want him to do an Italian mini job !

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This Tour is going to be spectacular! :love: We will cross some famous mountain passes at 2400 meters.:classic:

In addition, we drive some parts of the Monte Carlo Rally route. :bunny: And we drive trough three countries….any volunteers??

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This sounds like an amazing trip you have planned Guus. I would love to go, but I as you can see under my aviator, I live a ways away. Plus I don't think my car would make it. I would love to see some pics of this spectacle though. Oh and Guus, I have not forgotten about scanning that picture for you. When I am not so swamped with work I will send it to you. I shouldn't even be on this forum. I tell myself that I am only going to be on it for 20 minutes, then it turns into an hour. Okay, I am definately going to keep an eye on this thread. Take care everyone.

Regards,

Ben

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Hi Ben,

Thanks for the respond. Of course it is hard to do when you live at the other side of the ocean.

Hopefully I get more response of my fellow European Z drivers. I would be nice if we do the tour with a lot of nationalities.

And thanks for thinking of me regarding the picture, I’m patience. If you say you do it, I’ll wait.

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Hey,

Can I join in on the round France Zeding trip in May. I´m from Barcelona, Spain & last Friday I bought an original Spanish registered 1976 260Z. Please let me know about the trip.

Happy Xmas to all you Zeddders out there.

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Originally posted by symon

Hey,

Can I join in on the round France Zeding trip in May. I´m from Barcelona, Spain & last Friday I bought an original Spanish registered 1976 260Z. Please let me know about the trip.

Happy Xmas to all you Zeddders out there.

He Symon,

You must be a lucky man, there aren’t much Z’s in Spain is it?

I have a feelling this Z must be yours then. :D

Let me give you all an up date about the tour.

The dates have been chanced, it is now from May 28th until June 6th.

In the weekend of May 28 / 30, one of the Swiss clubs will hold a meeting. The intention is to get to gather Friday evening the 28th , have a nice weekend with our Swiss friends and drive downwards, to the direction Monaco, the next Monday.

There will be many high mountains, steep hill climbs, very nice (old) villages, lovely surroundings.

If you mail me your mail address I’ll put you on my little mail list of mountain climbers.

And have fun with your car!

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Damn!

I always seem to be on the wrong side of the Atlantic. Too bad I couldn't ship over one of my S30's for that event. I imagine there aren't too many 280Z's running around Europe at present.

I too will be watching this thread with great interest.

Z-point,

If I'm not mistaken is that pic from ebay? If so, I was viewing that car for a few days and thinking what a nice unusual Z that is. I think it had silver coachwork with butterscotch (brown) interior.

Symon,

You are indeed a lucky man to have that Z.

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Hi guys,

I will be fun! Last night ‘German’ Rainer (member of this group), join “the mountain climbers”. He even knew a fellow Z driver in Frankurt. In a short wile, ‘Spanish’ Symon will join the group as well. A very international gang!! Even Alan T is thinking of it, aren’t you?

We will keep you posted.

The pic was indeed from eBay, yeh we watch the whole world……

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Well the tour is almost on its way. A couple of weeks to go and then it is fun time!!!

We will be on the road with four cars, Dutchman Auke, 240z members Spanish Symon, German Rainer and myself.

And this picture shows what we will aim for. Is it not a beauty?

:love: :love:

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Guus,

Absolutely beautiful!!! I guess you wouldn't want to misjudge one of those corners, yes? If I had the money, I'd certainly join you guys. Sound like it would be great adventure!

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Wow! That is definitely a driver's paradise. That is going to be alot of fun for whomever is lucky enough to attend.

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Geeeez...What are the Sherpas driving?

I will be in Nice again in September...I am always a few months and a few thousand miles off!

steve

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Hi Guys,

I´m one of the lucky b*****ds who will be travelling with Fast Guus at the end of the month. But just to make it a bigger & better trip I going to Turin & Milan first, then a couple of days getting in some "hairpin practise" through the Alps, then on to Interlaken to start the real trip. I´m sure that we will take loads of photos & download them into out gallerys to make you all envious ROFL

My personal thanks to Guus for having the b**ls to suggest such a get together & see it through ............

Only problem is I have still got to wait 2 1/2 weeks ..........

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You're all lucky bast**ds ! At least I'm going to gain a baby !

Symon, are you going to visit Paolo near Turin ? If so, give him my best !

I wish you all a safe and fun filled trip - secretly I hate you all !

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Hi Sean,

The plan is to visit Paolo in Turin before going on to Milan & then a spirited run up the Stelvio ......... After that to Interlaken & a few days with fast Guus.

Just don´t make any more babies as you can´t use the same excuse next year !

What do you think about organizing a tour of Spain for 2005 ?

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Wow! You guys are going to have one hell of a trip!!! How many kilometers is the trip going to cover? How many Z's are going on this trip? Guus, I am so envious of you. Your car is going to be right at home. The rally Zcar in a very long European rally. I am sure you will stir up some emotion with fellow enthusiasts if they ever saw a works car in a rally of the period. Take as many pictures as you guys can. Maybe this will inspire the North American folks to have a sight seeing journey in their Z's someday. Grand Canyon anyone??? Hahaha. Enjoy your trip guys.

-Ben :cry: (I want to go) At least I will get to see pictures:classic: .

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Hi V12 Horse,

From the information Guus has passed on to me we will be doing 1200 kms on the trips, but as we will going over numerous mountain passes it will probably take us 5 days. & obviously we´ve got to eat well, take loads of photos & spend plenty of time admiring the views & the Z´s. I personally we will be doing some 1800 kms just to get to the Interlaken Meeting then about 800 km home after we finish in Monte Carlo.

I agree with you that Guus´s Z will attract a lot of attention & for all the right reasons.

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So how was it guys ?

Cathy and I thought of you lot whilst driving around the Corniche coast from Toulon to Perpignan !

Then we went up to Andorra and down again to Pau - great historic racing in the town centre !

All this in a 280ZX 2 seater bought for Cathy - a nice manual with non-assisted rack and pinion steering. We got 30 miles per gallon during 1000 miles - bet you didn't match that ?

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I am glad you guys had a great time. I can't wait to see photos. They are all going to be downloaded to my hard drive. I bet it was an experience that you all will never forget.

Ben

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Hi Everybody,

What a great week ! Up & down classic mountain passes, in & out of Switzerland, Italy & France, wonderful food & most important of all great company. Unfortunately Auke from Holland had a problem with a driveshaft, but he caught up with us in a hire car. Hopefully I´ll have time before the weekend to download a few photos.

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