Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

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Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by Rachel » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:31 pm

.......so who's up for a meet up and convoy to the second record attempt?? 28th June 2020 - Gauging interest :D
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Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by Martin Mc » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:48 pm

Hello Rachel,

Where is it and what is the process for getting involved?

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Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by edie_fox » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:00 pm

Fox and I booked an Air B&B as close to Bruntingthorpe as possible the day they said it was going ahead last year! :lol: We're walking alpacas nearby on the Saturday (Christmas gift from a friend!)

So, It's unlikely we'll be able to slip in any group convoy but will make location/# known once in place. Hopefully just find y'all somehow. :)

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Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by cranna21 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:09 am

I'm heading down to stay with Tom near Huddersfield hopefully in 480 with my 940 in tow with tools, spares, liquids etc etc etc so would be interested aye! that depends if i get it complete haha
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Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by dekkb » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:27 am

I'll be there Rachel, I'm only about 10 miles down the road so It would be rude not to go :lol:
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Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by jifflemon » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:01 am

I'll be attending this - Although based on last year, giving consideration to taking the v70 for reasons of Aircon/auto transmission! :lol:

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Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by Martin Mc » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:30 am

Ooh, I see it is in Bruntingthorpe, middle of the country, at the airfield. Looks like a goer from a Lancashire logistical perspective... just have to persuade Maeve to give me a pass - I could always use the 'just nipping out' line, which is wearing a bit thin, but worth a go! :D
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Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by Alan 480 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:44 pm

cranna21 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:09 am
I'm heading down to stay with Tom near Huddersfield hopefully in 480 with my 940 in tow with tools, spares, liquids etc etc etc so would be interested aye! that depends if i get it complete haha
surely sensible to tow the 480 with the 940? saves some petrol? :D

AND it means that you can start the 480 when you arrive :rofl:
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Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by cranna21 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:10 pm

The 940 Cant even pull itself at 60... :rofl: stick 112-1991-bhp in a 1500+ kg estate and it doesnt do much :lol:

plus! it only does 25mpg anyway, and with a 480 on tow and 4 people, tools, luggage etc, i dread to think :shock:
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Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by Rachel » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:17 pm

Thanks for the replies. Nothing is planned yet, we'll arrange a meet up point somewhere round Bruntingthorpe and then convoy in together. Should be fun I'll keep everyone updated as an when plans get underway. :D
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Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by Richmann1 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:18 pm

Sounds good I would be up for that. Only thing I would say is meet up a bit further away as last year could see people but it was chaos and couldn't get parked near anyone else, as there was just to many volvos :D.

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Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:19 pm

We'll be there as well. Like Edie, we booked accomodation for the night before as soon as we got the date, ours is at the Lutterworth Travelodge.
If anyone wants to meet up at the Travelodge to do a mini-convoy that'd be great. Last year, the Travelodge was full but there was quite a lot of space in the carpark as it's shared with an eatery. Lots of other Volvos were there, from early 1940s ones to the hearse it's owner sleeps in, in a coffin naturally.
There were also 3 or 4 other 480s, including one from Belgium. We'll be aiming to get there reasonably early again, I'd like to have time to walk the lines again on the hunt for Celebrations to add to my list.

Pity we sold the 850 auto, our big estate car is now a Saab 9.5 - the HOT aero. It puts a big smile on Al's face but mine was more of a grimace when I saw the road tax !! So, it'll be 2 480s for us again and they are all manuals. Fingers crossed it's less stressful on the clutch than last year.
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Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by zapcity » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:16 pm

I'm at the Premier inn just down the road. Happy to meet up wherever/whenever. Should be good.
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Re: Volvo 2020 second record attempt.....

Post by zapcity » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:30 pm

https://torquevolvo.myshopify.com/produ ... event-pass

Registration is now live for the 2020 record attempt. Limited to 1350 cars. You need to register by purchasing an event pass using the above link. Cost is £10.

You can't just turn up on the day.

Don't forget to share your car reg., model and colour in the notes section when paying.
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