Besides driving for 5 days we will need a few little competitions. Like who burns most fuel, who burns the least, who has the first breakdown, and more. Prizes: local beers we bring from home. Who has an additional idea for a challenge?
Someone joked we could visit a Welsh junkyard during our 5-day meet later this month. But what would our group of 15+ people do there? I’m asking you, oh wise Oppo. What’s your suggestion?
“My RX8 is broken, so I bought this MG that doesn’t run. I’ll take it to the meet later this month.” Additionally: “My Frankentriumph won’t be done in time for the meet, so I bought this Fiat X1/9"
At least 6 different nationalities joining so far! We still have space left in our cottages! Join us! March 26-30. I’ll add some extra information below.
German organisation DEKRA (a car inspection company) released data about the Audi A6 being the most reliable car overall. In most other classes Audis took the lead as well.
Pictures of the new Peugeot 508 have been leaked. Do you like how it looks?
With the 5-day Wales meet less than 6 weeks away it’s time for us to start booking some places to stay. Who want to join us?
While my mechanic friend is working on the engine, transmission and suspension swap on my 1987 Peugeot 205 CTI I’m working on some of the electrics. Auto dimming mirror (just needs power) with rain sensor for auto wipers (not as easy).
As stated last Summer, we’re planning on doing a big European meet in 2018. There has been some talk about a trip to the Nurburgring in Summer but the most concrete plan now is the Easter multi-day meet in Wales (UK). It’s time to talk about details and inventorise who considers joining. Registration form added!
Whoever said the French or the Italians (it was built by Pininfarina in Italy) can’t build reliable cars really has no idea. My Peugeot 406 coupe has surpassed the magical threshold of 200k miles. Serious issues during my ownership: none.
There have been all these dreamy Twingo posts. What I have here is a very early ‘93 Twingo in great condition, an odd (=brilliant) “United colors of Benetton” edition and it only costs €900. Time to put money where your mouth is!
I want the seats (front and back) in my 1987 convertible (Peugeot 205 CTI) reupholstered. Black poor quality/worn fabric replaced, colored unworn fabric retained (because originality). New leather for the steering wheel. What would a decent price be for this job?
My 1987 Peugeot 205 CTI, which is being restored/restomodded, needs a radio. I’m looking for something with USB while not looking entirely out of place in the very 80s dashboard. I haven’t really found anything I like, so I’m looking for some advice.
So let’s discuss things. Let’s say you’ll magically end up in the UK (Wales) next Spring. You’ll stay for a week. You’ve got a few mechanically inclined connections there. Would you get a rental or an old banger for the price of a decent rental? And what kind?
After watching the first episode of Jalopnik’s “Car vs America” show and thinking about a big (likely dozens of Oppo readers) trip we’re organizing/planning right now, an idea came up which might be an excellent and rare opportunity for a potential episode for the next season of “Car vs America”.
Chris Harris of Top Gear gets it. Thank you Chris, for showing the world I’m not mad. And for further inflating prices. Slow car fast ftw!
Edit September 25: We’re about to pick dates for the multi-day Wales meet in Spring 2018. Anyone who wants in on the discussion, now is the time. 24 people filled in the questionnaire, including 3 Americans. Signing up for the actual meet has no deadline.
... but it took a few Poles to figure that out. (73 seconds video)
Are they worth something or should I just dumpt them at the trash?
So, it looks like we might be going to Wales around Easter 2018. With a big group. Many from outside of the UK, who will be flying in. But what to drive? A pathetic Opel Vauxhall Corsa rental? Why not buy a beater instead? Who can find the best beater?