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Title: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 01 February, 2013, 10:05:03 AM
We are starting from Beaune

Provisional Plan:

We meet on the night of Monday 2 September at Hotel Panorama (75 euro per person incl dinner)
Gentle(ish) drive (after the independently plannde blast to get to Beaune the previous day) to the lovely village of Baume les Messiers for lunch and visit the caves etc
then 3+hours drive t Aix les Bains (overnight at a Logis c 75 euros per person incl dinner).
3 hours drive to St Julien en Champsuar for lunch (20 euros per person),
then tough drive to Col de Turini (staying the night incl dinner 70 euros per person)
then drive into Italy over the tricky col de tende (very un-made road on French side) lunch (maybe Limone or Cuneo)
Staying at Hotel Barolo (great wine and food area) Thurs/Fri c 75 euros per person per night Friday investigate Via Fulvia etc and wine tasting and great driving around the Langhe region of Piedmont
Drive into Turin on Saturday morning (this is unfixed at the moment but hopefully all park up on San Carlos square)
Saturday night at NH Lingotto 75 euros perperson - farewell dinner
Sunday all depart back as you wish

This is a book yourself event and we are getting hotels to give block booking prices (details later). The window to make these bookings will be short (as we are unable/unwilling to commit and block deposits or have any admin that arises from trying to do this as a group).

I will come back in the very near future with all the details of how to book the hotels. Lunches will be paid on the day.

I NEED to know if you are interested to get numbers for these bookings. Please respond asap but no later than 1st Feb.


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 26 February, 2013, 10:31:35 AM
20 teams so far.

Just to reiterate this is a self booking rally by its very nature with cars coming from all over Europe.

Let me know if you are interested. Hotels may not be able to accommodate after 31st March.

thanks

Tim


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 28 February, 2013, 11:05:21 PM
All Fulvisti and other Lancisti

Hotel booking list is now available from start in Beaune France to Torino Italy and will be sent out tomorrow (1st March) to all who have expressed interest in attending this fabulous rally celebrating Fulvia 50th Birthday.

Driving some iconic alpine routes and staying in the Monte Carlo Rally pass of Col de Turini en route. 7 days of driving bliss.

If you haven't let me know of your interest and want to come please let me know NOW.

This is a self booking rally and you can join and leave as you wish. The hotels we have selected have agreed to hold rooms until 31st March. SO BOOK NOW or the opportunity will have gone. No deposits will be required at this stage.

To reiterate please contact me if you want the hotel list,

Thanks

Tim


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: fay66 on 01 March, 2013, 01:12:11 AM
Well done Tim & Sarah.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: davidwheeler on 01 March, 2013, 12:16:07 PM
Hmmm, Gerald Batt is proposing an Aprilia drive to Fobello September 4 - 8.  Might see youse around.


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 13 March, 2013, 09:02:02 AM
UNDER 3 WEEKS TO GO BEFORE HOTEL OPTIONS CANCEL!!!

Hope to see you there.

See below for details!

Tim


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 21 March, 2013, 01:19:02 PM
Hotel Options open for another 10 days!

Full programme:

http://www.viva-lancia.com/assocat/calendar.htm#knights

Let me know if you are going!!

Tim


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 30 March, 2013, 02:23:14 PM
Just a "Bump" to remind there are only a couple of days before the hotel options expire.

Let me know if you want a list of these hotels and also if you have booked.

Thanks

Tim


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 30 April, 2013, 10:01:59 AM
Hotels have been extended to 30/4 so you have today!!!!

However there has been a change in the planning using local Italian knowledge on the ground we have decided to base ourselves in the lovely hill town of Mondovi staging in a small group of lovely bed and breakfasts for the time we are in Italy ie from Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th with the Rally ending with a dinner and fireworks courtesy of the local fete in Mondovi on Saturday night. There will be a day trip to Turin possibly to visit Cavallitto and the Collezzione. A tutored Barolo wine tasting has also been organised. There will be lots to do and see in the Lange district of Piedmont while based at Mondovi including picking up the bits of the mythical Via Fulvia.

PM me if you are interested.

Tim


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 13 May, 2013, 03:55:34 PM
Latest programme:

http://www.viva-lancia.com/assocat/calendar.htm#knights

Let me know by 17/5/2013 if you would like to join.

Tim


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: sparehead3 on 02 September, 2013, 07:33:43 PM
Ok all, you're out there somewhere - someone must have an iPad and can let us all know ? :)


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 02 September, 2013, 08:41:07 PM
3hfs and Fay made it to the Start at Beaune to be joined by another S1 berlina, 4x s1 coupes, an aubergine Fanalone and 2x s1 z's. Tomorrow run down to Chambery via a small hill town, where more cars join on the way.....


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 04 September, 2013, 05:27:10 AM
All cars reached Chambery sans problems, and two mire have joined the merry bunch!

Today stiff drive awaits to col de Turini.


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: peterbaker on 04 September, 2013, 08:51:36 AM
I ran out of fuel on the Turini two years ago, and it was timed at 50 kph.


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 06 September, 2013, 06:59:53 AM
All cars reached col de turini albeit 2 lost their brakes on col de bonnett (2800m) and one fulvia HF electric fan failed so boiled on the clime. Dinner started slightly later at 9.30pm as last cars only got to the col at 9.20pm.

Now installed at Mondovi Piazza and off to tour area and drink Dolcetto.

Torino tomorrow.


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: sparehead3 on 06 September, 2013, 07:26:01 AM
Pictures ? We got rain here and a 12degree temperature drop ... not summer today ....


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 09 September, 2013, 06:32:08 AM
Forgot to mention my beloved Luminition ignition decided to malfunction on the climb through the mountains starting at Barcolonette not allowing my HF to rev beyond 3500 rpm in any gear. Made for interesting driving of the uphill hairpins short shifting and using the 1600 torque. I doubt a 1300 could have been driven this way. It was quite "painful" on the engine changing up and powering the ascents on the low oil pressure that is developed at these low revs.

Luckily I carry a standard distributor which I fitted at the Col de Turini and timed ( and test run down and up the col before breakfast the following morning....).

Tim


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: lancialulu on 09 September, 2013, 06:39:27 AM
4 gallant Fulvias made it into Torino and cleared Cavallitos shelves before going on to the Mirafiore Motor Village to see some special Fulvias only to find they werent there! We did however meet Dave and Denise Mirolo who were joining the rally for the day. Some diplomatically strong words were said to Fiat, and eventually Munari's Fulvia 24 arrived. We could then set off for the Langhe Wine Tour and finish off  back at Mondovi Piazza for the Gala Dinner and spectacular fireworks.

Pictures and write up(s) in VL in due course......

Tim


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: stanley sweet on 12 September, 2013, 05:53:53 PM
Well............stayed on in Mondovi for an extra day. Good trip back over the Mont Cenis pass. Left Italy on the autostradas and meandered back on the French N roads. Brilliant trip - thanks to all those involved in organising it. Friendliest bunch of people you could hope to meet. Some things happened that weren't supposed to, some things that were supposed to happen didn't, some things didn't happen but we didn't know they were supposed to, so we didn't care and it all added up to a really good time. Felt lonely driving home without a few Fulvia wingmen (and women) though. I'll never forget the sound of FAY growling up the mountain passes - the most stately looking car sounded the sportiest by far!


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: Neil Cobb on 16 September, 2013, 03:07:18 PM
What a great event that was.  My best memory will be the sight of a red HF in front and a red 1.3S behind, blasting up the Col de Turini in the late afternoon sun.  The sound of FAY's exhaust is still echoing around my head like a dozen angry Vespas and the view of it in the rear view mirror with Brian bent double over the steering wheel whilst trying to keep up the momentum will be a long enduring image.  It seems the Col du Mont Cenis was visited by most of us on our return legs, albeit separately.  Stan is right: it was good but not quite the same as being in the company of other Fulvias. 

Thanks to everybody involved (what a great bunch of people) but particularly to Huib for setting it all up and Tim for his convoy leadership through France and Italy.  We arrived home last night after 2400 miles and 660 in fuel receipts, minus the lower part of the front engine mount which I spotted bouncing away in the rear view mirror on the autoroute south of Dijon!  It's probably still rolling north to Calais at 130 kph.

Happy days.


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: stanley sweet on 22 September, 2013, 10:07:48 PM
A few photos to give a bit of an idea of the trip.

1 - My 1.3S with Neil and Alison Cobbs' HF behind
2 - Fulvias lined up at the top of the Col du Turini
3 & 4 - Piazza Maggiore in Mondovi
5 & 6 - Munaris No 14 at the Mirafiori Motor Village


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: fay66 on 17 December, 2013, 01:08:03 AM
Sorry for the delay but I've finally got all my photos on to Flkr if you go to

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49840642@N06/sets/
Then takes you to 'Sets', there are 3 sets, 1st set covers the Brit group from Dover to Beaune where we met up with most of the rest of those taking part, then the group from Beaune to the Col de Tende Tunnel and into Italy, 2nd set is to Mondovi and everything while we were there, the third set covers our journey home from Mondovi, taking in the Vercors Region of France, across to the Dordogne, then up to Belgium and home.
Hope you enjoy them.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: DavidLaver on 17 December, 2013, 09:23:42 AM

Where / why were you on the grass track?

I looked up this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fouga_CM.170_Magister

Loved the autocycle / trike ice cream seller.

The Flavia Berlina is a rare sight - and that two tone interior rather lovely.

Your highlights?

David


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: fay66 on 18 December, 2013, 01:18:23 AM
Where / why were you on the grass track?
I looked up this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fouga_CM.170_Magister
Loved the autocycle / trike ice cream seller.
The Flavia Berlina is a rare sight - and that two tone interior rather lovely.
Your highlights?
David
David,
Tims the best man to know where we were, but we were on the way from Beaune to Chambery, we suddenly turned off through a vineyard and got some peculiar looks from someone working in the vineyard and we wondered where the heck we were going, but we turned off before we got to him up a concrete path where after a few hundred yards there was a tractor across the concrete path, but again we turned off just before him, this then became the dirt track to a lovely viewpoint.
The two of us in the Berlinas weren't worried about the ground clearance, but I think a few of the others were!
The Ice cream trike was a real treat, as being into old moped/motorbikes it was beautifuly restored and unexpected,
The Flavia Berlina belonged to Giovanni who was our Lancia man in Mondovi, he had arranged at lot of things for us while we were there including the 14 course blowout lunch, followed by the 8 course dinner in the evening, his flavia is in beautiful condition, as was the Flaminia PF that bleonged to a friend of Giovanni's who had joined us from Milan, the Appia was a local in Mondovi who went and brought his Appia out to show us.
The whole trip was one big highlight, a particularly satisfying moment for me was as we were heading off from the Reims circuit where on a downhill stretch, I caught the three 1600 HF's out and passed them doing about 80mph with a big grin on my face ;D made quite a change to be in front of them.



Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: stanley sweet on 18 December, 2013, 10:36:29 AM
David, Brian is right - the whole thing was a highlight. Everything that happened was so different it's hard to compare, from winding around mountain roads with other Fulvias, to the church murals through all the lunches to the fireworks at the end was just great. Plus I achieved my ambition of taking my Fulvia back to Turin in my 20th year of ownership. If I was really pushed I'd say the people were the main highlight. They really made it. Whoever you found yourself sitting with you'd have a good time. If something had turned out to be a total disaster we would have had a laugh about it. Get your Flavia Z running and bring it next September. I haven't seen you since the paddock at Lydden! If you could make it I would advise you to stop eating around the end of July to make room for the food.

Brian - thanks for the photos. Really nice set. They fill in the gaps as driving on my own it would have been difficult to negotiate the hairpins and avoid the drops while balancing a heavy SLR on the steering wheel!


Title: Re: Knights Rally - Fulvia trip to Turin
Post by: DavidLaver on 18 December, 2013, 10:47:33 AM

I'd love to do a trip like that...but next year is too much to ask...  The Flavia Z would be perfect for it, and the day to day over speed humps, and motorway runs to family, and track days and rallies.  My "progress" on that car is a bead roller for Christmas (useful for all the other projects I have as well as plenty of "friends and family" loan outs) and a brake servo out of my "black ops" fund.

The last time I did such a trip was just before I started work.  It was in my first ever car, a very second hand Alfasud.  That car made it to Rome but was scrapped a few miles north.  We certainly got our money back on the AA five star cover with an Alfa 75 in Italy, some sort of Golf up to Prague and across to France , then an MG Metro back in the UK.

The Dedra Turbo went skiing a couple of times.  One year we went to the Geneva motorshow as a day trip from wherever we were in the French alps.

David