Good suggestion Lenny. I like the idea of car park, food and toilet Would come in handy after a long drive indeed. Then convoy to a scenic spot for pictures would be the cherry on top.
How far would that be for you kpg? Is it too far? Maybe take a sick day off work? I could give you a cert
I remember being there once around ten years ago, car park was faily big too, so we should get stopped next to each other.
KFC there too which ill be glad to see after traveling around 3 and half hours up from Wexford,
Just gotta find a scenec place close to there now,
Be good to get space to arrange cars for a range of pictures.
EGR plate arrived today, won't be fitting it for a couple days now though. I have a long day and long drive tomorrow night and the last thing I need is any lights or problems popping up (even if it is rare). Might fit it Weds afternoon or something - we'll see.
Oh, I mean 'try and fit it'
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Reminds me of the Guinness advert from the mid 90's when the began to put it in bottles,
The guy ordered a pint,
Then stood dancing around it for ages,
Taking a drink when the music stopped,
Idea being Guinness in a bottle, you can dance with it
But in your case you ordered a blanking plate and now your dancing around it lol
Lol not a clue. I'm about 1.5hrs away from Belfast if that helps.
Belfast is across the country from north west to north east coast,
Tullamore is straight down the middle below Kildare,
According to AA route planner
Derry city centre to Tullamore town centre
Time: 3 hr 46 min
Distance: 257.44 Km
Fuel Cost: 38.31 (must be a quote based on a 1.6 petrol engine)
Im the furthest south but as said ill go anywhere, so say i live next door to hassen,
Kiefer is furthest north,
So have way between us an kiefer would probably be co.Cavan
I don't know any sutable locations there at present nor am i trying to hijack the meet organization, im just trying to help things,
Theres also a member from Donegal username: Clarkelad may be interested in the meet too,
And a guy from Antrim username: Sonic113
Ill link them to this thread via pm and see if they would be interested aswell,
Maybe a convoy of three fords from both directions
Just thinking out loud here guys trying to make it happen easily,
First FOC Ireland meet,
I can even supply some website decals in silver
EDIT: just received confirmation Clarkelad is furthest member north
It's a black Zetec, with blacked out rear tints and the sports pack alloys. Sadly it's not a Zetec S
It's very ordinary looking which I like a lot as I don't get pulled over that often here. There are always checkpoints around Tullamore for red diesel.
I was at customs check point for red diesel twice up in monaghan but both times waved me on because they thought it was an ST
But i only use Topaz stations thats where the law buys it too,
So if mine is dodgy then were in it together pal, i buy mine same place as you
Thanks for the pictures Lenny. Didn't know this was on or else I would have gone for a drive down there You got some lovely pictures there. Think my favourite is the Cosworth Escort with the tail in blue. That is a thing of beauty and quite rare.
Next year, I think you should enter your car. Some great modelling there by Vicki
I didnt know about it until earlier in the week,
Vicki does facebook and has joined the RS Owners on there thats how she got the info,
She said today that they had a meet last month in tullamore aswell.
I must keep in tune with it.
The steward directing traffic was putting me in for the show lol i had to open window and say "nah mate she's a diesel im goin for car park"
was a confidence boost that he was directing me that way but it hasnt been washed in over five weeks, and the front lip is Startimg to depart from the bumper,
Still had around six people stop to view it in the car park which was nice,
I fell in love with the blue capri, and the V6 escort,
Amazing to see so many RS and ST in the country aswell,
Still theres two RS focus here in the town that were not in attendance a white and a green, the green is owned by a Sargent here in the town whom informed me that theres only 19 focus RS registered in ireland,
The white one belongs to a driving instructor which i think is pretty sweet: lol:
My neighbor has a canary yellow Mustang MachIII which wasnt there neither.
Theres a Mk3 blue ST focus in Arklow wasnt there neither,
Still a good turn out of people and the weather stayed good,
I might enter the focus next year, costs nothing and there were a few ST170 there so there not all agenst diesel,
Did spot another zetecS in graphite grey a 2008 pictured above,
Only deterrent and disillusioning thing is:
Bolands are the crew whom tried to do me over on servicing: lol: so worth keeping in mind "just because they host a ford meet on there grounds doesnt mean they will look after you as an enthusiast, if anything they will ride you harder than they do an average customer "
So it's about the same price as the priracing one if the 20% discount works...
placebo effect discount, why am i not surprised,
Be more expensive than others then release discount Code to be the same price as everybody else,
Gives the buyer a sence of individual care providing them with discount code which means nothing,
Well spotted mate,
I got one of those small ODB2 bluetooth "things" that plug in to your ODB2 connector and can communicate with your phone by Bluetooth. My problem is that with the plug plugged in I can't close the lid on the place the ODB2 is hiding. Anybody found a solution for that?
If there is easy access to the rear of the OBD socket, you could unclip it from the panel resting it behind the panel with the ELM327 attached to it,