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    1. 03-30-2011 02:32 AM #141
      Joel count me in for a snowy drive. Either before or after the snow. It's been far too long

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      03-30-2011 02:58 AM #142
      I could be up for a Brindy run (and maybe bring a friend who just got a RS Clio 200 Cup, if she's back from leave).

      I'm certainly keen for an Alpine way drive tho. Only black out dates for me are the 9th of April (wedding) and the 16th is the dyno day up in Sydney.

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      03-30-2011 04:03 AM #143
      Sweet! I'll check out some dates for a full day out in the coming weeks. Easter is out for me, other than that I am pretty free up. Stand by for a new thread, these things suck to organise though

      Paul, would Sydney people prefer a Saturday or Sunday do you think given they will likely stay in Canberra/Queanbeyan the night before the drive?

      Maybe 7 or 8 May for Alpine Way? When does the snow/ice start to cause issues?

      As for Brindy Rd, how about Sunday 10 April morning? Would love to see the 200... When we find a date I'll post on OzRenaultSport as well.

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      03-30-2011 06:15 AM #144
      Sounding good.

      Maybe Steve can come along so we can wish him happy birthday too.

    5. 03-30-2011 08:25 AM #145
      8 May is out for me - UNKLE and Go! Team are in town

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      03-30-2011 08:42 AM #146
      First snowfall in the Vic alps was around May 5th last year, and the official snow season usually begins mid June... I don't think you'd want to plan any later than the first weekend in May..

      It's a fine line between getting the best turbo-friendly cold, dense air, and watching a camry spear off the road right in front of you...

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      03-30-2011 11:00 PM #147
      I'm a dumb arse, I can't do 10 April as I will still be away at Targa.

    8. 03-31-2011 01:27 AM #148
      Well I'd probably have to give the Snowies a miss till after winter. I've got so much work on interstate and possibly living in Melbourne for all of June. But once the snow melts then yup count me in.

    9. 04-01-2011 06:29 AM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Sounding good.

      Maybe Steve can come along so we can wish him happy birthday too.
      Appreciate the thought. Raincheck? Been a while. I might even wash the aRSe for the occasion.

    10. 04-01-2011 06:30 AM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Sounding good.

      Maybe Steve can come along so we can wish him happy birthday too.
      Appreciate the thought. Raincheck? Been a while. I might even wash the aRSe for the occasion. Enjoy Targa.

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      04-04-2011 12:30 AM #151
      German Auto Fest again this year!

    12. 04-04-2011 03:32 AM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by Mi16 Man View Post
      Hi Waz,

      Got it tinted at Solartint in Belconnen. As always, they did a great job. What I purchased was "Black Pearl" for $350 with lifetime warranty.

      This is my 7th car that has been tinted by Solartint.....never had any issues. Have been to now Belconnen and Phillip here in Canberra plus Brookvale in Sydney.

      Highly recommended....hope this helps Waz!

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      Thanks for the recommendation, they were great. The tiguan got tinted on the weekend, very happy. So much, that I will be taking the GTI there once it lands. Fabulous customer service, really genuinely nice people.

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      04-11-2011 05:46 AM #153
      Any one thought any more about a day down in the snowies?

      I'm guessing the best dates at this stage will be the weekend of the 30th apr/1st may or 7th/8th.

      Any preferences?? I probably can't do the 7th, but keen for any other day. Anyone else got some blackout dates?

    14. 04-11-2011 05:52 AM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      Any one thought any more about a day down in the snowies?

      I'm guessing the best dates at this stage will be the weekend of the 30th apr/1st may or 7th/8th.

      Any preferences?? I probably can't do the 7th, but keen for any other day. Anyone else got some blackout dates?
      I prob couldn't do it any weekend before winter, the mountains have already started getting snow though this might have been vic snow fields ??

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      04-11-2011 06:04 AM #155
      Yeah, that was down at Hotham today. Getting very early in the year for snow...



      Perhaps it's best to plan for the 30th or even the weekend after next..
      Last edited by dkr; 04-11-2011 at 06:07 AM.

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      04-11-2011 08:41 PM #156
      I'll be driving back from Melbourne on the 30th April so that weekend is no good for me. Apparently it's been predicted that Perisher will get snow as early as this weekend.

      I had written off the idea of doing the snowies before the snow. After the snow would be better I think but I am out for late October/early November as I am getting married and honeymooning!

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      04-11-2011 08:49 PM #157
      Woo hoo, go Joel.

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      04-12-2011 12:37 AM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by ACT180 View Post
      I am out for late October/early November as I am getting married and honeymooning!

    19. 04-12-2011 01:13 AM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by ACT180 View Post
      I'll be driving back from Melbourne on the 30th April so that weekend is no good for me. Apparently it's been predicted that Perisher will get snow as early as this weekend.

      I had written off the idea of doing the snowies before the snow. After the snow would be better I think but I am out for late October/early November as I am getting married and honeymooning!
      Joel what better way to spend your honeymoon then driving around the snowy mountains, we'll keep our distance we promise

      Also, snow is a falling


      That photo looks the be in front of the massive car park at Perisher, I lifted it from there Facebook, not sure how low the snow is falling.

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      04-12-2011 02:27 AM #160
      Thanks guys

      Mrs (soon to be) ACT180 was such a trooper in the passenger seat all over Tasmania's finest, least straight roads over Christmas that I thought that I really am on to a winner and I should lock it in

      Snowies for a honeymoon is only likely to happen if we don't get off our backsides and choose a destination. So, pretty likely as there's just too much to choose from. We've narrowed down to Malaysia or Thailand and we want the swishest, most private accom, and must have our own private pool.

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      04-18-2011 05:37 AM #161
      Dylan, here's the card for the guys that detailed the S3. It was $300 for them to do inside and out. They did a very good job for the most part, although they missed a few bits here and there, nothing major. We'll probably get them to do the Mk5 as well.


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      04-18-2011 05:46 AM #162
      Thanks mate..

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      04-18-2011 09:06 AM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      We'll probably get them to do the Mk5 as well.

      Maybe he could do a contra deal for some decent marketing collateral?

    24. 04-28-2011 06:16 AM #164
      Recommend me a good hotel in canberra, arriving in a few hours (10:30ish) for a night only.
      Govortex

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      04-28-2011 06:32 AM #165
      Not sure of budget, so here's a mix via wotif...

      $220 - Crowne Plaza, 1 Binara St, Civic

      $215 - Hotel Realm, 19 National Circuit, Barton

      $169 - Quest Canberra, 29 West Row, Civic

      $159 - Mantra on Northbourne, 84 Northbourne Ave, Civic

      $99 - Parkway Motel, 8 Lowe St, Queanbeyan


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      04-28-2011 06:44 AM #166
      Don't forget Hotel Formule 1 on the Fed Highway... $84AUD per night. Hep C incl. Breakfast extra.

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      04-28-2011 07:26 AM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      Don't forget Hotel Formule 1 on the Fed Highway... $84AUD per night. Hep C incl. Breakfast extra.
      I thought you only got Hep C on those special $69 nights

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      04-28-2011 08:07 AM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Not sure of budget, so here's a mix via wotif...

      $220 - Crowne Plaza, 1 Binara St, Civic

      $215 - Hotel Realm, 19 National Circuit, Barton

      $169 - Quest Canberra, 29 West Row, Civic

      $159 - Mantra on Northbourne, 84 Northbourne Ave, Civic

      $99 - Parkway Motel, 8 Lowe St, Queanbeyan

      I always like staying at the diplomat. Probably a bit late though!

    29. 04-28-2011 12:50 PM #169
      Thanks guys
      My sister actually turned out to be in town (yay) so all good.
      Dropped my iPhone though, glass shattered in a million pieces (but still works?)
      Alfa averaged 98klm/hr and 4.8L/100 ...

      Canberra is cold and a long way from brassy
      Who buggered up the gunghalin drive extension
      And can I watch the wedding at mooseheads or allbarnun

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      04-28-2011 07:00 PM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by craig_m5 View Post
      Thanks guys
      My sister actually turned out to be in town (yay) so all good.
      Dropped my iPhone though, glass shattered in a million pieces (but still works?)
      Alfa averaged 98klm/hr and 4.8L/100 ...

      Canberra is cold and a long way from brassy
      Who buggered up the gunghalin drive extension
      And can I watch the wedding at mooseheads or allbarnun
      You can buy my iPhone too...in Sept. Hey did the iPad turn up yet?
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      05-16-2011 01:46 AM #171
      So, who is enjoying this turbo friendly weather at the moment?




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      05-16-2011 02:44 AM #172
      Mine read -0.5°C when I arrived at work this morning.

      Oil temp was a toasty 2°C when I started the car. Needless to say I flogged the crap out of it straight away to get the temp up.

    33. 05-16-2011 05:44 AM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by Mi16 Man View Post
      So, who is enjoying this turbo friendly weather at the moment?
      I am my own turbo. It was -2.5 deg according to Garmin at 5:50 this morning. My winter gear weighed more than my bike.

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      05-16-2011 07:57 AM #174
      Shame the garage got knocked over on Friday.

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      05-21-2011 06:47 AM #175
      You guys seen 'the rage' about an infamous silver SS Commodore causing quite a few road rage incidents? Detailed posts on The Riot Act. Keen an eye out for a VE/VY/VZ Dunnydore with rego plate "YBY-06P"

      Call ACT Policing with any info you have. As my copper mate called them, Tip Rats.

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