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 Post subject: Re: Bomber County Run 2018- 2nd June 2018
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:42 am 
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A proper grand day out! Felt very indulgent and fab to just drive around in our pride and joy for the sake of it, and in convoy with so many others, a wonderful feeling. Pruned my pics down from 75 to 27 and that's without a few on my phone and his... too many for me to load up on here but I'll add a few favourites (uncropped and unedited) and you're all welcome to find me on Facebook (Caroline Pearce) and check them all out on there shortly :grin:


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 Post subject: Re: Bomber County Run 2018- 2nd June 2018
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:49 am 
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First of a few photos.A totally epic day,thank you Ed,put together with military precision,fun,exciting,informative if not poignant but a fab day spent with fab people in fab cars.
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 Post subject: Re: Bomber County Run 2018- 2nd June 2018
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:13 pm 
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Terrific day out, despite the short biblical downpour; worth coming 200 miles for (not all on same day!).
Thanks for the detailed and smooth organisation Ed.


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 Post subject: Re: Bomber County Run 2018- 2nd June 2018
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:01 pm 
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What a day!!! This was definitely the best Porsche driving day out I've had in the last 9 years!! (10years ago was Nurburgring which takes some beating!)

The organisation was as well performed as that for the 'raid' itself! I had a major problem with 'more haste, less speed', having become separated from the pack with a fan belt issue (Pete wasn't there so I tried throwing it at Les in his turbo instead this time! :roll: ) I inadvertanly headed in completely the wrong direction to point 12, instead of point 2, having misread the map whilst driving in an attempt to catch up!! 'Stupid boy' (an army, not RAF reference, but nonetheless accurate description!!)

It was hugely emotive day - a heavy mix of emotions of pride in what the incredibly brave chaps achieved, admiration for the incredible engineering successes in the design and creation of the bomb and planes etc, and obviously great sadness of all the people (men, women and children) of every nationality who died.

Some of the statistics where overwhelming! 800 allies died in a 2 year period from 1 air base! That's more than 1 everyday! The Vulcan was developed only 7 years after the Lancaster! (I think it was the Lancaster, but could have been Wellington). The rest of facts and figures escape me, which is no surprise after only 3 hours sleep and a 5:15am alarm!

The crowning detail was the subtle colour change on 4 of the display plaques, cleverly driving home the message that from the 19 'dam busters planes' 8 would not return. Very sobering.

Ed, thank you so much for your exemplary efforts in all the planning. Please send me your PayPal for the money transfer.

Sadly I had to dash off at 3pm but had a trouble free run home and made it in time for my reunion dinner!

Another great trip in the '24 and great to put more miles on it, many of them at a nice pace through some great roads! The twin group idea I think worked very well and allowed for a slight difference in speed! I was mightily impressed with Ed's NA - he was really moving and it was no slouch!! The roads of Lincolnshire were made for the 924 and if there is a sign up list for BCR3 next year then put me down!!!

For anyone wanting a bit more story on the dam busters, I just watched this video below and really enjoyed it. I just wished I'd have watched it before going on the weekend, but great to see some of the places featured we visited.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:05 am 
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Great day out! Shame I also had to dash off early. You can't beat a good roadtrip and I was able to really stretch the cars legs at the pace Ed was keeping - great fun.

Look forward to the next one :party:


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 Post subject: Re: Bomber County Run 2018- 2nd June 2018
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:21 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Bomber County Run 2018- 2nd June 2018
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:48 am 
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A fantastic day and I completely agree with John, the best driving day in the UK I've had with the 924. It's absolutely true that these cars improve with use and mine relished the two-up trip through storm and tempest to some fabulous locations. I left the Midlands at 6.00am and returned 13 hours later buzzing from the day's experiences
The breakfast at Petwood in the oak lined room that was 617 squadrons officers mess and the jumping off point for the Dambusters raid was awe inspiring , as my co pilot commented 'goosebumps all round!'

Ed had organised the day with military precision that started with a 'Top secret' briefing pack after which and we were led out in two groups and treated to some wonderful driving through a landscape filled with the evidence of the of Lincolnshires importance as a huge bomber base in WW2.

The stop at the newly opened Bomber Command Museum included an excellent guided tour, the intermediate stops took in an atmospheric derelict bomber strip complete with camouflaged hangar and buildings still intact . The final stop at the Battle of Britain memorial flight HQ.

Good to meet some new faces and enjoy the day with a great bunch of people, huge thanks to Ed for organising such a fantastic day.Can't wait for next year's, Lincolnshire has beguiled us!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:19 pm 
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Another great trip in the '24 and great to put more miles on it, many of them at a nice pace through some great roads! The twin group idea I think worked very well and allowed for a slight difference in speed! I was mightily impressed with Ed's NA - he was really moving and it was no slouch!! The roads of Lincolnshire were made for the 924 and if there is a sign up list for BCR3 next year then put me down!!!


I think John's absolutely nailed it here. Saturday was easily the best day's driving I've had in the 924 and trying to keep up with Ed and co has certainly shown me what my car's capable of. I didn't intentionally join the fast group, but it as a fairly new driver it was certainly educational. I loved being on the road with other 924s as well. They're beautiful cars, but I hardly ever get to see one as a spectator, as it were.

Sign me up for next year! :grin:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:41 pm 
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Glad you all enjoyed it. We're a long way from civilisation over here, so I'm pleased you felt the journey was worthwhile.

Yes, BCR3 will be going ahead. It's D-Day 75...

https://porsche924.co.uk/forum/viewtopi ... 09&t=31333

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My project thread ARCHIE: https://porsche924.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=17923

Bomber County Run 2019: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day https://porsche924.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=31333


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 Post subject: Re: Bomber County Run 2018- 2nd June 2018
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:56 am 
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Apologies for the delay in posting.

Wow, what a day! After an early start, we met just outside Spalding and headed for Petwood. I had attended last year as a passenger, but it felt incredibly exciting to be going in my own 924. Even after the baptism of fire that had been collecting it, and a good few hundred miles since, there was still part of me that was apprehensive about the reliability of the car. I needn't have worried, she didn't let herself down in front of her peers.
Breakfast in the officers' room was well worth the wait and set the effectively for the rest of the day. Ed's organisation was, as ever, superb with such attention to detail. The International Bomber Command Centre was an exceptional venue and a poignant reminder of all that had been sacrificed by so many. The route was fantastic and took in some great roads. Apologies to those who took the even more scenic route when following me. I might actually know where I'm going by the time I do it for a third time.

What stood out most though, and what definitely drew me to the 924 over other cars I had been considering, was what a pleasure it was to spend the day as part of an amazing club, in the company of such lovely and enthusiastic people.

I can't wait for BCR3.

A huge thank you to all that came, it was lovely to put faces to some of the names on the forum, and an especially big thank you to Ed for his outstanding work in organising it.


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