The Force Maggiore Tour 2022

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As requested - a quick writeup on the road trip I have just returned from - 3000 miles in 10 days.......
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Day 1

Home to Riems - Reims to Metz

Motorway run via Eurotunnel to Riems - Lots of Le Mans traffic - AMG GT's, Porsche's everywhere and a few Ferraris - 2 yellow Lotus' got as many looks a far more exotic machinery

Of course had to stop at the Reims circuit

Reims to Metz via country roads - some great open sweepers with no traffic on the route we had.. arrived in Metz after a long day..

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Day 2

Metz to Au

From France, through Germany and just into Austria

Early start as this was a big miles day - first part of the journey went well, but when we got towards Stuttgart, there were quite a few road closures that TomTom was too stupid to route around... lots of swearing and googling later we ended up on a restricted Autobahn stretch, too busy to VMax, but my car will cruise at 125 with no effort...

Finally made it to Au - what a stunning place

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More to come over the next days.....
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The Hornet wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:22 pm Day 2
, but my car will cruise at 125 with no effort...

Was this not a fraction loud? I also noted my mpg went through the floor at 130km/h on french autoroutes.

Love the pics!
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andybond wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:24 pm
The Hornet wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:22 pm Day 2
, but my car will cruise at 125 with no effort...

Was this not a fraction loud? I also noted my mpg went through the floor at 130km/h on french autoroutes.

Love the pics!
it was a little loud yes.... but weirdly stable... I find over 4K rpm cruising.. the mpg drops for sure :) - At 125mph I am sure I could see the fuel gauge dropping :lol:
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Great pics/trip. I’m heading to Alps tomorrow evening. For interest I heard stopping at Reims wasn’t allowed now and being enforced by police. I want to stop there. Any hassle?
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gonein60seconds wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:20 pm Great pics/trip. I’m heading to Alps tomorrow evening. For interest I heard stopping at Reims wasn’t allowed now and being enforced by police. I want to stop there. Any hassle?
There are no stopping signs - and actually there were folks there taking pictures of us... but no police presence - we were there for less than 2 mins, so I hope I don't get a letter !!

One thing to be aware of is the speed cameras in Italy, they are everywhere, actually spoils it a bit, not that I want to speed, as we always go slowly through the villages, but they just make the locals brake suddenly and it does get irritating.
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Great report and pics. That's what we like... hope there's more to come
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The Hornet wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:34 pm
gonein60seconds wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:20 pm Great pics/trip. I’m heading to Alps tomorrow evening. For interest I heard stopping at Reims wasn’t allowed now and being enforced by police. I want to stop there. Any hassle?
There are no stopping signs - and actually there were folks there taking pictures of us... but no police presence - we were there for less than 2 mins, so I hope I don't get a letter !!

One thing to be aware of is the speed cameras in Italy, they are everywhere, actually spoils it a bit, not that I want to speed, as we always go slowly through the villages, but they just make the locals brake suddenly and it does get irritating.
Thank you. We’ll be like you, a quick stop and on route again but really want to stop by. I actually emailed the mayors office to ask permission but got no reply. So will just stop. I hope you’re enjoying it I quite literally can’t wait to get going and do a proper euro trip again 😎
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defo more to come later on... and have a great time @gonein60seconds
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