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    Bristol Italian Auto Festival

    The organisers and Bristol City Council are very keen to see a strong Italian motorcycle contingent turn up again and are asking for any italian motorcycle support. We had a great showing last year with over 100 bikes turning up for the ride in, and hundreds more coming stright to site (boring), setting off all the Ferrari alrms as we rode past, so keen to match that this year or even go one better. We will be approaching various dealers to see if we can get prizes for best bike etc and see if Ducati will lend any race bikes for the day (a Desmocedici would be nice). SO KEEP THE DIARY FREE FOR THE 26TH OF APRIL 2008
    Last year there were no Police at this event at all. It is a well organised free event with the streets full of Ferrari, Lamboghini, Maserrati, Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo etc and a bunch of hooligan Italian motorcycle owners with loud pipes I still laugh when I walk the street where we were this year as the evidence of our "ladies and gentleman start your engines" is still there in the form of black sooty circles all along a very clean stone wall. An annorack would be able to tell which model made each mark due to spacing and height. Perhaps it could be a competition for next year, (Which bike made these marks)! Just to confirm to everyone this event is free to enter or visit.

    I believe the ride in detials will remain the same as last year so should be running on the following programme:

    We will be meeting up at Junction 19 of the M5 at Easton In Gordano in the motorway services car park. We will depart at 0930 and head along the A369 towards Bristol. You will all have to bring 50p with you as we will enter Bristol via the Clifton Suspension Bridge. We will then head down into the harbour past the SS Great Britain and into the City Centre where the noise of our bikes will announce the start of the day. The organisers have allowed a later entry cut off for us because it appears it was the highlight of some peoples day to see and hear so many bikes arrive at once. We will score points for how many Ferrari alarms we can trip with the vibration this year. (this will be open to updates, keep watching)

    I hope to see as many as possible turning up for the ride in. I am considering contacting the organisers to announce the ride in to any Italian bike owners clubs as the more bikes the better in my opinion. If the other owners clubs attended you could see a mass ride in of hundreds of Italian bikes. That really would be something to be proud of and part of.


    So anybody out there with a nice little italian in the garage... come on down.... you know you want to

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    Sounds a good day out m8... in the diary it goes

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    Oh yes another date for next year goes into the diary

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    Might come along with the RSV next year then, I took my other Italian steed this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryrs View Post
    Might come along with the RSV next year then, I took my other Italian steed this year

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    Please come on the mille it would just be embarrassing if you turned up in a go kart mind you at least it is keeping in line with the italian theme.

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    4oo RSV s turning up should make for some attention , although it might be a bit noisy " AKRA !! "

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvr47 View Post
    Please come on the mille it would just be embarrassing if you turned up in a go kart mind you at least it is keeping in line with the italian theme.

    She goes well with the 3.2 V6 crammed under the bonnet and might look like a go kart but as you can imagine with all that weight and 250bhp through the front wheels she’s doesn’t handle like one

    Still nothing is 100% perfect

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    count me in for that one and a few more i'll try to persuade along for the ride....................

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryrs View Post
    She goes well with the 3.2 V6 crammed under the bonnet and might look like a go kart but as you can imagine with all that weight and 250bhp through the front wheels she’s doesn’t handle like one

    Still nothing is 100% perfect
    can i have a go....... please i will be careful...honest

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    you fcukers aint leavin me behind, IM COMIN

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    I was going to ask you honest

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    Will I need my passport!??

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    Obviously bring ya passport mate, its Bristol, its near a chanel, best be safe than sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by little1uk View Post
    Obviously bring ya passport mate, its Bristol, its near a chanel, best be safe than sorry
    I'd better bring my phrase book as well...they don't speak properly (Geordie) down there...But the bike'll probably do all the talkin'

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    Ill be takin me bucket and spade just in case theres sand

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewBoots View Post
    Will I need my passport!??
    Mate i do not think it is in Wales so you might not but yes just in case bring it

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvr47 View Post
    Mate i do not think it is in Wales so you might not but yes just in case bring it
    oooo if its wales ill bring me wellies too, they got sheep there

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvr47 View Post
    Mate i do not think it is in Wales so you might not but yes just in case bring it
    Aah that's okay I'm fluent in Welsh....Baaa! (sorry!)

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    Hey little1 just make sure them wellies are green and have the straps on the side to hold there legs in place.................

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