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Old 19th November 2005, 21:10   #1
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Smile The Beaujolais Run in my M5 (lots of pics!)

Thought you guys might want to see how we covered 2500kms in 3 days!

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62303

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Old 19th November 2005, 21:43   #2
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Wowee! That was fun you had. Wish we had more such roads here.
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that must have been an excellent and exhilarating experience ...
Wish we had that kind of events organised here in India ..
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looks like you had a blast.yeah i really really wish we had roads similar to those out here !!


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Old 20th November 2005, 14:00   #5
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good one guys . man i envy u . wish we had such roads / events here in india .

well good luck for further events .
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Hey, ashok what was the route of the rally? And damn, you have no idea how much i'd love to drive your M5 on those roads.
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Old 20th November 2005, 19:39   #7
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Wow that trip must have been great fun and great experience.
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Damn i want that M5 and elise and maybe a few roads like those too.
Looks like a hell lot of fun.
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U should be one of the top luckiest guys of team-bhp.

How much did an E60 M5 cost on-road there??
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a very envious excursion there. sure you had an awesome time on the roads. just a couple of questions -
how does the car perform over long distances? is it comfortable enough or does it induce fatigue over long distances.
also, how does it perform in bumper-to-bumper traffic?
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Man ur one lucky guy...Driving an M5, or any other car on that road would be just too good. Enjoy dude!!!
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Old 4th December 2005, 12:51   #12
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Looks like one hell of a trip..you must have enjoyed yourself thoroughly!
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well sounds funnnn....!!! u should head out to cannon ball run next year buddy....!!
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wow....wat funnn u had ....wish we had such roads over here ...but the good thing about indian roads is that you are never caught for speeding ....

what was the max speed that you did ?????????and at what speed did the cops catch you??????? and what's this rally ??????
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Thanks for the comments guys. The event has been held every year for the past 31 years and is a navigational (not speed) challenge; the team that reaches from A to B in the shortest distance wins! We were not speeding (much) and never really took it over 150km/h. The cops got me at 146kmh in a 110 kmh zone. The great thing about the car is that it's such a great all rounder - 200mph sportscar one minute, daily driver the next (very comfortable) and you can fit the in-laws in it with their luggage (although I'm not sure that's necessarily a good thing!).

The route is from Brands Hatch circuit in the UK to Calais (on the tunnel) then down to St. Omer, Paris, Autun and Macon.

I visit India quite a bit and around the cities the roads are pretty poor. But get out in the countryside and you have some very beautiful routes. It just takes some organising but I'm sure that there would be a demand for this type of event.

Here are a few more pictures of the event:

http://www.gosh.org/events/driving_c...o_gallery.html

As well as having a blast, I raised over 2000 (almost Rs. 2 lakhs) this year for charity:

http://www.justgiving.com/ashok

Maybe the members of Team-bhp could choose a worthy charity in India and arrange a similar rally....
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