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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby Russell32S » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:28 am

Now I'm back on the scene and have TUG (my beloved 3.2S) back, I thought it appropriate to say that this book kept me smiling over the past 2 years getting my house sorted and saving back up to get TUG back so once again would like to thank all involved in creating an extraordinary special book.

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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby leo_denmark » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:39 am

Agree, it was an excellent meeting, and the book is really nice.

I looked through it only 3-4 weeks ago, and yesterday we ordered a stay at Dunkeld House for our pre-Christmas-family-trip to Scotland. The car will unfortunately be an Vauxhall Astra (or similar, as the rental companies say...), but we will do some of the Ed Abbott rally loop on our way to Dunkeld to show our 'kids' the place.
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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby pimgmx » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:01 pm

Russell32S wrote:... thank all involved in creating an extraordinary special book ...

Thanks for the kind words, Russell!

Good that Simon and I didn't know how much work it was when we started the project, but in my unhumble opinion it's been worth every drop of sweat we put into it. ;)

This is a good excuse to repeat something I've shared before: without the XJ40 community this book would have never happened...
Without the members & staff of this forum, the Dunkeld attendees, JEC, JDHT, and individuals like Ann & Howard Hunt, Ed Abbott, Paul Skilleter AND the book's buyers we wouldn't have been able to pull this off!


leo_denmark wrote:...we ordered a stay at Dunkeld House for our pre-Christmas-family-trip to Scotland...

Sounds like a nice little excursion, Leo: enjoy!!!

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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby Russell32S » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:38 pm

leo_denmark wrote:Agree, it was an excellent meeting, and the book is really nice.

I looked through it only 3-4 weeks ago, and yesterday we ordered a stay at Dunkeld House for our pre-Christmas-family-trip to Scotland. The car will unfortunately be an Vauxhall Astra (or similar, as the rental companies say...), but we will do some of the Ed Abbott rally loop on our way to Dunkeld to show our 'kids' the place.


Fantadtic, that will be a fabulous trip and really hope you enjoy it :) I work for Vauxhall and the new Astra is actually a lovely car to drive, albeit no XJ40
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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby Russell32S » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:39 pm

leo_denmark wrote:Agree, it was an excellent meeting, and the book is really nice.

I looked through it only 3-4 weeks ago, and yesterday we ordered a stay at Dunkeld House for our pre-Christmas-family-trip to Scotland. The car will unfortunately be an Vauxhall Astra (or similar, as the rental companies say...), but we will do some of the Ed Abbott rally loop on our way to Dunkeld to show our 'kids' the place.


Fantastic, sounds an epic trip and really hope you enjoy your stay. I actually work for Vauxhall and the new Astra is actually lovely to drive, and made in Britain too, albeit no XJ40
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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby Russell32S » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:43 pm

pimgmx wrote:
Russell32S wrote:... thank all involved in creating an extraordinary special book ...

Thanks for the kind words, Russell!

Good that Simon and I didn't know how much work it was when we started the project, but in my unhumble opinion it's been worth every drop of sweat we put into it. ;)

This is a good excuse to repeat something I've shared before: without the XJ40 community this book would have never happened...
Without the members & staff of this forum, the Dunkeld attendees, JEC, JDHT, and individuals like Ann & Howard Hunt, Ed Abbott, Paul Skilleter AND the book's buyers we wouldn't have been able


Your welcome Pim, it's one of my most treasured books. Certainly was worth all the effort to see such a wonderful achievement and to see the boot that it has brought along with it, and will do for a long time to come, the book is history. :-) And absolutely the members were such a huge part of it but it was you pair that brought the project to life and carried it through to fruition.

Kind Regards

Russell
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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby leo_denmark » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:39 am

Russell32S wrote:
leo_denmark wrote:Agree, it was an excellent meeting, and the book is really nice.

I looked through it only 3-4 weeks ago, and yesterday we ordered a stay at Dunkeld House for our pre-Christmas-family-trip to Scotland. The car will unfortunately be an Vauxhall Astra (or similar, as the rental companies say...), but we will do some of the Ed Abbott rally loop on our way to Dunkeld to show our 'kids' the place.


Fantastic, sounds an epic trip and really hope you enjoy your stay. I actually work for Vauxhall and the new Astra is actually lovely to drive, and made in Britain too, albeit no XJ40


We for sure look forward to it. I bet we get a Hyundai or Peugeot instead of the Astra, but they will do the job of transportation as well. I will sit in the hibernating XJ-S or take a drive in the XJ40 when we come home to compensate for the experience 8-)
We stay 2 days in Edinburgh, one day at a not yet fixed place somewhere near to/north of Stirling and then the last night at Dunkeld House. They have quite nice seasonal offers including diner, bed and the full scottish breakfast for around 60£ pp.

BR Leo

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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby leo_denmark » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:58 am

leo_denmark wrote:
Russell32S wrote:
leo_denmark wrote:Agree, it was an excellent meeting, and the book is really nice.

I looked through it only 3-4 weeks ago, and yesterday we ordered a stay at Dunkeld House for our pre-Christmas-family-trip to Scotland. The car will unfortunately be an Vauxhall Astra (or similar, as the rental companies say...), but we will do some of the Ed Abbott rally loop on our way to Dunkeld to show our 'kids' the place.


Fantastic, sounds an epic trip and really hope you enjoy your stay. I actually work for Vauxhall and the new Astra is actually lovely to drive, and made in Britain too, albeit no XJ40


We for sure look forward to it. I bet we get a Hyundai or Peugeot instead of the Astra, but they will do the job of transportation as well. I will sit in the hibernating XJ-S or take a drive in the XJ40 when we come home to compensate for the experience 8-)
We stay 2 days in Edinburgh, one day at a not yet fixed place somewhere near to/north of Stirling and then the last night at Dunkeld House. They have quite nice seasonal offers including diner, bed and the full scottish breakfast for around 60£ pp.

BR Leo


We had a nice trip.
Edinburgh, Callander, McQueen Gin, Finlarig Castle (ruin), Ben Lawer, Aberfeldy destillery and finally Dunkeld House. This time we made it to both the pool and the cathedral in Dunkeld!

We got the Astra in basic spec, but it did well...

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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby naki_k » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:26 pm

Excellent trip. I suspect lots of people who attended the (legendary) Dunkeld meet have been switched on to the charms of Scotland now.
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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby Lord Sward » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:57 pm

Russell32S wrote:I actually work for Vauxhall and the new Astra is actually lovely to drive, and made in Britain too


Sorry to hi-jack the thread, do you work for Vauxhall or a retailer?