I could meet you, and we could take a trip from the southern to mid part of Norway, crossing some mountains. We could drive via the old mining town Røros (on UNESCO world heritage list), where we have a cabin, have a stay there, then drive to the city of Trondheim where I live. Lots to see and do here. Would be quite an experience!
And the Norwegian main parts dealer (my barn) won't be too far away...
The show is close to Lillehammer (remember the 1994 winter olympics?). It's usually the first weekend of August, I don't think the date is settled yet. And I'll have to check up summer holidays and when the school starts again, or rather us teachers. It could be the following Monday, which would be a bit awkward.
Albion, the Norwegian British classic car club, have their AGM there and camp there the whole weekend. I could contact them, I'm sure they would be thrilled by a massive Landcrab visit:-)
So, we could meet at Lillehammer. Visit the show and stay the night there. It starts Friday and Saturday is the grand day. There are loads of cars of all sorts and a big jumble sale. From there we could drive to Ringebu (find a map now...), cross the mountain to Atna via the Friis road. Beautiful scenery. From there we drive to Røros via Tynset and stay a night there. Of course we'll have to check out local brew, Aquavit and local cuisine:-)
Trondheim is 2 hrs drive from Røros. I live just outside Trondheim, which is Norway's third largest city. We could end up here.
Well, we've got something to think of now! I'll get back:-)
The Rolls Royce Enthusiasts' Club does events like these. You can recognise the organisers by their grey hair, their trembling hands, and their tendency to jump at loud noises.
Insurance is the big problem. This may be easier for 'crabs worth thousands, some RRs from the 1904 - 1914 era are worth millions, and if one of those gets dropped in the harbour being loaded onto a ferry, that's part of Britain's motoring heritage sleeping with the fishes. If you look at the small print of your insurance policy, I think you will find that participation in such events is specifically excluded. The organiser has to have a blanket policy covering all cars, all personal damage, everything. This is not cheap.
There was a RREC trip to Jordan a few years back, essentially you hand your keys to a guy, you arrive in Amman, your car is waiting there for you, you drive around Jordan a bit, your car is waiting for you after you've flown back. Hot and cold running flunkeys, champagne galore and Michelin-starred chefs preparing food for you, and the King is an RR enthusiast. But it was £ 8,000 for two weeks. And that was one of the cheaper of these little jaunts.
Hi Andrew, That sounds like a lot of fun - there's heaps of places I'd love to visit with a flotilla of landcrabs.
I was musing - you know it could be even more fun if there was an element of sportsmanship about it. Like a race - kinda like top gear with a gaggle of Captain Slows!
You know the 1800 to me is really a Time Machine - or from an alternate Universe. Its not an antique car, nor an old-fashioned car like a Rover but kind of a unique evolutionary spur. There's a couple of others cars that fit in that niche to rival the 1800, like the Renault 16, the Peugeot 504, the Saab 96.
If it was viable to arrange a race, it could great to see a mob of Austins against a pack of Peugeots and other select time warp machines; in a once and for all challenge - London to Paris to Berlin to Rome...
How about Britain against Europe - now there's an idea...