Gatebil, lets go!

Thread in 'Other Chat' started by Jaymo_sx, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Jaymo_sx

    Jaymo_sx Well-Known Member

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    If you've heard of the norwegian auto festival called 'gatebil' I dont need to say much more!


    If you haven't heard of it, its europes largest automotive festival spaced over 3 days (12th-14th July this year) In Rudskogen, Norway.




    Why have I started a thread you ask?


    Because we are planning on driving to it this year!!


    It is approximately 1200 miles EACH WAY, with a eurotunnel crossing and a ferry crossing, I have spent a bit of time yesterday working out the ins and out's of the financial side and can give you an approximate sum from MY requirements, Interested?


    Here's the Brass tax involved....


    On the basis of 4 people sharing Fuel in 1 car capable of an average of 35mpg you are looking at


    £420 each Which includes:
    Fuel there and back (slightly over estimated)
    Eurotunnel charges for the car and everyones ticket to cross
    European break down cover
    Travel Insurance (just incase)
    Ticket for the event (full weekend)
    Camping at the event


    Now I haven't factored in beer and food, and have scheduled it in a way that with 4 people sharing a car shifts could be worked to break the driving up between each person in the car making it pretty much a non-stop 22 hour drive straight through (with rests for toilets/food/drinks)


    Gatebil is notorious for being expensive for EVERYTHING! So beer would be picked up in either France or Belgium and food can be worked out for yourself, either extend your budget and eat there or take essentials.


    Obviously you'd require a number of things to make a UK Legal over in europe such as light reflectors, stop triangles etc but theres plenty of time to work such things out.


    Now, Who'd be interested in the convoy?


    This is a chance to drive through 5 countries and back for an amazing weekend full of motoring enthusiasts and ridiculous cars and driving!


    Here is a little video of the event should you be struggling to make up your mind!





    Oh and





    Let me know your thoughts!
     
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  2. el_bandido

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    I'm planning on going in 2014, definitely looks like the event to do in Europe.
     
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    It's not that expensive for booze, esp considering the overall cost for you
    Unless you're going to rip it up on track I don't know why anyone would drive there, unless u going with a camper van so you can camp there which helps I'm the evening pissups.
    Otherwise jus fly n hire a car, or hire a jeep type thing n sleep in that. Way cheaper n easier.
    Or if you don't wanna get ruined at tHe camPsite after, just get hotel.
     
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    I'd love to go, financially can go and have a couple of mates that would be very interested in this, would have to check dates and know more about booking, deposits etc

    As for driving there an not having track time.... I love driving my car, I love driving it abroad, I love kicking the shit out of it at the same time as other people on the same piece of road... Looks like racing but its not lol
    thing is if you asked me to drive my car to the shop I can't be arsed and would take the van but the idea of touring europe and doing 2400 miles in my skyline appeals, I do the ring every year and it almost seems local so I don't see the extra miles being a problem.
    I've got two friends that drive to monaco every year, one in a 911 and the other in an ultima. Surely it would be cheaper to fly... Steve says it ain't the same fun.
     
  5. Jaymo_sx

    Jaymo_sx Well-Known Member

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    Flying is an option, but it'd just be a hell of a road trip, something to do just once. It would be full of stories to tell for years to come and be an amazing life experience to drive through all those countries in a convoy with a bunch of friends.
     
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    Exactly
     
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    But you're saying an amazing experience with a bunch of friends, then trying to recruit randoms off an Internet forum.

    Makes no sense but hey
     
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    Tempting but I'd want to go on track, which would mean taking the truck In case I stack it
     
  9. Jaymo_sx

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    Not sure why it makes no sense... This used to be a community, now it's just full of people shitting on people's threads.
    I'm simply opening the option to people who might be interested in the road trip, it's not like me or my friends know the 10's of thousands of people attending the event, but they'll be there too.

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    Bring 350 on the truck Matt, that would be awesome
     
  10. MAGIC RANDY

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    Because I know more than 4 people outside of this forum that want to come so that would count as a bunch of friends,
    plus if people off here went as well, it would be a right laugh and potentially could meet some sound people too.

    1 is one
    2 is a couple
    3 is a crowd
    4 is a bunch
    5 is gathering
    6 is half a dozen lol

    Stav..... Why are you so negative ?
    Examples ...
    Shall we go nuringburg ? No it's too far and expensive
    Shall we go gatebil ? No if your driving as its pointless unless you have track time
    Why are you building your car like that stav? Because everything everyone else does is boring !
    Why have you stopped updating you thread stav? Because people questioned me so the community of DW will suffer with no updates and every thread I post on ill be negative.

    I used to like your posts, as you had good ideas but nowadays you just comment doom and gloom.
    I genuinely think you would enjoy a road trip and your keyboard would probably appreciate a rest.

    LOL
     
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    To be fair he has helped me recently and I find a lot of his posts very very good but I have to admit that did make me lol
     
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    Taxi Skid Bitch SKID!!!

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    TBH if you want use the drive there as an "experience" then you need to plan a couple of stops or activities for the trip. Driving non-stop for 2 days is a waste and everyone will most likely be fucked by the time you get there. If this is gonna be done successfully then you need to make the long drive worthwhile too. Maybe add a day for the drive and visit a couple of places on the way and a decent nights kip at a hotel the night before you arrive at Gatebil.
     
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    Aye, shortest route type drives inevitably end up with hours and hours of identical motorways - the scenic route is what you want but it will take a fair bit longer.
     
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    Jamie, if i could affrord it id be all over it :D have a blast man sounds awesome.
     
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    il be going with 3 mates in a camper, sure wed be up for meeting other people and doing convoy, adds to the fun!
     
  17. Bennyb

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    You boring bastard, all you do is moan. Do it for the sake of doing it. Because how often do you get to go touring about. Fucks sake, lifes fucking dull and hard enough, i for one could do with something to look forward to. Thats why
     
  18. DevilsTower

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    It's great to hear that you want to come over! But if I may, I'll come with a few suggestions:

    The Norwegian equivalent of DVLA is notorious for hating on modified cars, both national and foreign. So I'd suggest you arrive on track no later than 6pm Thursday, as they usually set up checkpoints on random places on the two roads leading to the track anytime after that the entire weekend. Iirc there was a UK lad in a Scooby being stuck for hours at a checkpoint a few years ago. This is not to scare you off, just trying to let you know what could possibly happen. So bring all papers and make sure it's following regs.

    Buy beer/booze and tobacco before you enter Norway. If you are ferrying over from Denmark I'd suggest you purchase that on the duty free there. The quota for alcohol is as follows:
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    Keep in mind that you must be over the age of 20 to bring alcoholic beverages over 22%.

    The quotas for cigarettes are 1 carton per person, or 200 rolling papers and 250 grams of tobacco products.

    If you want to bring more than this you'd have to drive on red and you can use a simplified duty declaration which I can link you to if you so wish.
     
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    Great information there thanks, I personally am travelling in a standard car lol, so hopefully won't be any issues but yeah all papers and things are a good point!

    We need more positivity here, if people want to make this journey lets make it a good convoy.
     
  20. Ade B

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    Drove there in 2010 and it was great! Even went via the Ring first. 3000 miles in an old Escort with throttle bodies making my ears bleed.
    I don't wanna add up what it cost but even though I was shooting it for a few mags I still probably made a loss, lol!

    Would do it again though!
     

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