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ALFAOWNER SCOTLAND EVENT CALENDAR 2011

JANUARY
15th - AONS – belated Xmas meal, Little Italy


FEBRUARY
6th - AOSS, Extreme Go Karting, Newbridge and Italian meal
13th - AOSS, Meet with Gaz, Lime Kiln, Livingston,


MARCH
13th March – AONS, Sunday Bacon Roll Run - 10.15 Banchory car park then on to Raemoir Hotel then on a run


APRIL
10th - AOSS Duke Pass Mini run from Stirling Services 10.30. CANCELLED
10th April - Sunday Breakfast Meet - 10.15 Banchory car park then on to Raemoir Hotel - then a run if weather permits
15th April - AROC trackday at Knockhill
17th April - Glasgow Meet / Ayr Run.
30th April - 1 May, the 2nd alfaowner North Scotland Run
30th – Brooklands


MAY
8th May - Sunday Breakfast Meet - 10.15 Banchory car park then on to Raemoir Hotel - then a run if weather permits
10th - AOSS pub meet, Wheelhouse Falkirk 7.30.
24th May – AONS Pub meet - Harvesters at Bridge of Dee 7.30 pm
29th May – Scottish Italian Car Day, Craigtoun Park St Andrews (AROC)


JUNE
5th – Auto Italia Concours - Stanford Hall,
12th – Tayside Classic Motor Show, The Airfield, Errol (currently looking into this)
18/19th - Midsummers Night Run.
21st June – AONS pub meet - Harvesters at Bridge of Dee 7.30 pm


JULY
10th July - Sunday Breakfast Meet - 10.15 Banchory car park then on to Raemoir Hotel - then a run if weather permits
17th - West Coast Classic Car Rally, Eglinton Park, Ayrshire
26th July – AONS pub meet - Harvesters at Bridge of Dee 7.30 pm


AUGUST
12th - AROC trackday at Knockhill
14th - Scottish Italian Car & Bike Day, Hopetoun House
28th – Mearns Vintage Vehicle Club, Edzell


SEPTEMBER
TBA – AONS pub meet
11th – Autumn Italian Car Day - Gaydon


OCTOBER
TBA – Sunday Bacon Roll Run


NOVEMBER
TBC - Anstruther Run with Ducati Up-North


DECEMBER
TBA – Christmas night out


As in previous years, this is just a taste of what is going on in the UK as well as the Scottish regions. Events will be added to this as the year progresses and full details of individual events will be added to the official event calendar allowing you to RSVP accordingly.

We are keen to discuss suggestions for any runs, meet locations, one off events or organised events going on in your area that may be of interest to us all.

If you know of an event going on, drop me an email and I can add it to the list. Hopefully we will get lots of suggestions from our members providing something for everyone over the year.

We look forward to seeing all members new and not so new at the meets. Remember to pass on the word to all Alfa owners you know, work with or live beside that AO is the best club to be a part of!


All the best for 2011

Lesley and Graham AONS / Philip and Frank AOSS

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bacon roll run march

has any dates been confirmed for this ??
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has any dates been confirmed for this ??
Hiya

The bacon roll run is held in Aberdeenshire by AONS - but you are more than welcome to join us. I am currently looking into getting the date for this confirmed hope that it is going to be Sunday March 13th.

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my bad mate i thought it was the south of scotland bit,i would be quite willing too join in but aberdeen is along way for bacon roll and i think i am going too ba away with work on the 13th march aswell....sorry too be a pest.
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my bad mate i thought it was the south of scotland bit,i would be quite willing too join in but aberdeen is along way for bacon roll and i think i am going too ba away with work on the 13th march aswell....sorry too be a pest.
no problem, but you're not a pest and you would be welcome to join in any of the AONS meets as is everyone else south of Aberdeen

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Howcome AOSS doesn't do the bacon roll run thing? Or did you do it in the past and not many people turned up.
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Watched Clarkson racing God the other week on Top Gear from sunset at Land's End, the most westerly point in England to the most easterly point at Lowestoft for the sunrise.

Got me thinking.

Loads of motorways and dual carriageways are not much fun.

So what about doing the same in Scotland.

The most westerly point is Ardnamuchan Lighthouse Trust (for Google Maps) and Boddam Harbour near Buchan Ness for the most easterly point.

The true most easterly point in Scotland is actually at Keith Street, Peterhead and is the access to an oil support yard. Not the nicest place to finish, so I discounted that.

The next most easterly point is the lighthouse at Buchan Ness but there is a problem with that too. Finishing at the lighthouse at Boddam may not be ideal at 4 o'clock in the morning since the attached cottages to the lighthouse are now privately owned as holiday lets.

The harbour at Boddam is much better for cars to congregate and has a better, unobstructed view to the east for the sunrise.

Check them all out on Google Streetview and see why.

The distance according to Google is 231 miles or so.

Not much mileage but what roads to do them on!

Google advises that it would take 5 hours and 40 minutes.

On the weekend following Midsummers Day, the sun sets around 22:22 at Ardnamurchan and rises in Boddam at 4:10.

That's 5 hours and 48 minutes.

You'll probably have to stop for fuel either at Fort William or Aviemore which will add about 10 minutes to your time as you make your way off route to the petrol station and then fill up.

It all adds up to making it a bit closer to the time available between sunset and sunrise and makes it more of a challenge.

I've already made a road book for the run if anybody's interested based on the run being held on the weekend following Midsummers Day on the 25th and 26th June 2011.

You can drive up to Ardnamurchan, have a meal at the Sonachan Hotel in the evening, drive the last four miles to the start, drive all night and have breakfast after reaching the end of the run somewhere around Aberdeen.

Who fancies their chances against God?

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Howcome AOSS doesn't do the bacon roll run thing? Or did you do it in the past and not many people turned up.
The gang's always open to suggestion Aimee and I know Philip was talking about something similar, Although, having just moved house I think he's not getting on line much of late.

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Watched Clarkson racing God the other week on Top Gear from sunset at Land's End, the most westerly point in England to the most easterly point at Lowestoft for the sunrise.
Who fancies their chances against God?

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Believe it or not Jim, this has been talked about in the North of England. Some thinking is that the night-time driving might put a lot off, but, if there's some who fancey it....
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I'm used to long distance driving events but I know many can be put off by the dark.

The one thing about this run is that, due to the time of year, it doesn't really get dark at all as we're so far north.

I'd reckon that sidelights should be sufficient!

Best time to be out and about as far as I'm concerned as the roads are so quiet.

We're going to do it in the the 147. My usual co-driver from Lenzie is up for it.

I'd recommend that there should be a minimum of two drivers for safety due to the long hours getting to the start, the length of the run and the journey home.

Apart from fuel, dinner and breakfast, it should be a cheap event to do as there are no hotel bills unless you have an overwhelming desire to forsake an Alfa for a warm, comfy bed.

It should be a good experience, providing the weather doesn't ruin the view of the sun!

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Here's a copy of the road book. - Just worked out how to attach a file here.

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The gang's always open to suggestion Aimee and I know Philip was talking about something similar, Although, having just moved house I think he's not getting on line much of late.
Cool, would be great to if some events where based Glasgow/Dumbarton area since I think I'm the furthest away from the rest of you lol.
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Cool, would be great to if some events where based Glasgow/Dumbarton area since I think I'm the furthest away from the rest of you lol.
Yoou'd be surprised. I live in Wishaw and work in Glasgow, with plenty others coming from in and around the area
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Sounds a laugh... I think...... Keep me posted I may be crazy enough to do this one with you.... Andy
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I might just be daft enough to give this a go as well Jim It looks like a good route anyway mate. Keeps us posted on whats happening
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Sorry folks, as Frank mentioned I've been moving home so been a bit busy.
Planning a wee meet soon somewhere central, maybe a short run with bacon rolls to start with.....sometime before the north run might be pushing it now to get numbers, so maybe just a pub meets better. What yous think?
And maybe a south west area run later in the year!
We're much more spread out in AOSS than the regular AONS members so regular monthly meets we've never really got going.
Open to all suggestions tho folks.
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Here's a copy of the road book. - Just worked out how to attach a file here.

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Hi Jim, very keen to discuss this further and stick it up as an event for June.
Cheers for your input.
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Sorry folks, as Frank mentioned I've been moving home so been a bit busy.
Planning a wee meet soon somewhere central, maybe a short run with bacon rolls to start with.....sometime before the north run might be pushing it now to get numbers, so maybe just a pub meets better. What yous think?
And maybe a south west area run later in the year!
We're much more spread out in AOSS than the regular AONS members so regular monthly meets we've never really got going.
Open to all suggestions tho folks.
Cheers
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Was actually considering moving up North hahaha. Just live in the Alfa outside a Tesco Extra. Handy for work
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I'm hoping to make something or 'tother before long. We still haven't sourced a hoose yet and will be homeless on 28th April (well, actually staying with in-laws so good as!)

Could still be up for a quick run or pub meet if anything is happening closer to home? An Argyll, Loch Lomond or Ayrshire coast blat would blow away the cobwebs?
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I'm hoping to make something or 'tother before long. We still haven't sourced a hoose yet and will be homeless on 28th April (well, actually staying with in-laws so good as!)

Could still be up for a quick run or pub meet if anything is happening closer to home? An Argyll, Loch Lomond or Ayrshire coast blat would blow away the cobwebs?
You could always stay in your 159. Park up somewhere nice like Largs. Nice Clyde view. People pay thousands for that. Or in my other half's case £5,000 But don't tell him I said that.
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Here's a copy of the road book. - Just worked out how to attach a file here.

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Route looks pretty good. Looked on Mapquest to see how long it'd take from Inverclyde to the Lighthouse (3hr 22mins) and had to laugh at this direction:

"ACHOSNICH becomes unnamed road."

Wonder what unnamed road is like
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May have to reschedule the run to the previous weekend as my wife had already arranged something on that weekend.

It won't affect the timings much and it may be better as it's the weekend before most of the kids finish school, so the roads will be even quieter with less holiday traffic.

I'll speak with P17sut in the coming weeks and finalise everything.

And if there is a bacon roll run in the meantime, then it'll be an ideal opportunity to meet up with you all.

More details soon.

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Wonder what unnamed road is like
Driving Heaven.

The A861 from Salen to Lochailort looks even better - a single track open road and zero traffic.

A great driver's road.

Check it out on Google Streetview.

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Driving Heaven.

The A861 from Salen to Lochailort looks even better - a single track open road and zero traffic.

A great driver's road.

Check it out on Google Streetview.

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Ooohhhhh. May have to venture up a have a wee run on it.

I went out with my mate last night and found a back road that is long as has lots of hairpins and crests. Only did 50mph since I've never been on it before and almost killed a bird but when the mount for my camera arrives I'll try to video it during the day and you'll all get to see hopoefully not trying to kill any birds

Can't tell you where it is though cause I have no idea but my mate is my navigator so it'll be no prbs finding it again.

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Just noticed that The Run to the Sun is on the calendar on 25 July.

Just a few weeks too late for Midsummers Day.

I'd pencilled in June 18th and 19th for the run, the weekend before Midsummers Day.

Also Run to the Sun isn't a great name for the run, more a working title.

How about a Midsummers Night Run - a bit Shakesperean perchance but classy enough for Alfa Romeos methinks Petruchio?

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Just noticed that The Run to the Sun is on the calendar on 25 July.

Just a few weeks too late for Midsummers Day.

I'd pencilled in June 18th and 19th for the run, the weekend before Midsummers Day.

Also Run to the Sun isn't a great name for the run, more a working title.

How about a Midsummers Night Run - a bit Shakesperean perchance but classy enough for Alfa Romeos methinks Petruchio?

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Changed, sorry I thought was the date mentioned.
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