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Old 09-10-2012, 05:10 PM   #1401
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Default 750 Plus HP Lingenfelter

All though I am traveling in a c-2 many of the Europeans I meet, have later model Corvettes. Lingenfelter Corvettes seem to be the car of choice by many of them. This 2006 belongs to Einar, a Norwegian business man . Thought you my want a look. He thinks it is not fast enough.








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Old 09-11-2012, 03:14 AM   #1402
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Default Harry Harbakk President Corvette Club Norway

Harry has a great car 1980 with some unusual art work.









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Old 09-11-2012, 10:42 AM   #1403
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Looks like your getting around just fine, Jack. Can't wait to see the green and saddle up against those amazing backdrops!

That Lingenfelter looks incredible. I met Mr. Lingnfelter a few weeks back at his play house which is only a few miles from my home. Incredibly nice guy, and one who drives all of his cars - all of them. Like my dad told me, "Art belongs on the wall, not in the garage, son."
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Jack, you're an inspiration to us all! Hope you have an enjoyable, safe trip. I'll be following your travels!
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:31 PM   #1405
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Jack, you're an inspiration to us all! Hope you have an enjoyable, safe trip. I'll be following your travels!
Americans have no idea of the passion for speed that these guys have. 750 hp is not enough. They want 850. Lots of blown cars

They leave rubber in 5th gear at 150 miles an hour. I took a ride with a guy in a trans am with 1400 hp

He is going for a street legal car world record above 253 miles per hour.

I am still wiping my rear

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Old 09-12-2012, 02:19 AM   #1406
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Default Fastest Street Legal Car in World

I got to go for a ride with a fellow named Polly (Paul) in Bergen

http://pollymotorsport.no/index.php?mapping=2

He is out to set a world record of street legal cars at over 253 miles per hour

Some movies for your enjoyment

http://pollymotorsport.no/index.php?mapping=33

I am still wiping my rear...

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:16 AM   #1407
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Default Travel Plans and Schedule

I have worked out a travel Schedule for the Trip. All is subject to change depending on weather and car.

On Thursday 13th, I leave Oslo for Trelleborg Ferry to Sassnitz Germany .

I stay with Matthias and family northwest of Berlin.

On Friday (14th) Berlin for day and night.

On Saturday (15th) I leave Berlin to head to Nuremberg area spend the day with forum members and site see.

On Sunday (16th) I leave for Munich area spend day and night

On Monday (17 + 18th ) Zurich area Martin

On Wed (19th ) head to Monaco area

On Thursday (20th) head to Cap de Agde

On Friday (21th-23th) Cap de Agde

On Sunday (23rd) I can relax and head north to visit in France

September 23rd to October 26

France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark,Sweden, Finland, Sweden and Norway to go home.

Beyond that who knows except to get back to Oslo by 26 Oct to drop car off at shipper

Plane to USA on 28th of October
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Boat comes in later tonight. May have my car by 10 am , but you never know. However, just about sunset a good Fairy must have know about my concerns and this is what I saw

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Default The Car is now in Berlin with me

Hello to All

The car arrived and I was off to Berlin at 10 am on Thursday. I drove 370 miles to Ferry at Trelleberg Sweden from Oslo. Got ferry at 5:30 pm and arrived in Sassnitz Germany at 11:30 pm. Drove from Sassnitz to Peckatel at the parents home of Chevy Unger. 110 miles.

Got up and drove to Berlin on Friday to Unger house in Berlin 120 miles.

Had party with Corvette Club of Berlin Friday night.
Satuday off to Numernberg for a Car show and Germany TV interview.

Have great photos but computer not uploading hope to fix later

Total of 600 miles in 24 hours.

Jack

300 Plus miles on the Autobon

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Old 09-15-2012, 08:13 AM   #1410
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Jack, Glad to hear you are reunited with your Vette Sounds like alot of driving already. Enjoy
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:25 AM   #1411
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Default Olso to Berlin

Hello America,

The car finally arrived and I was off to the parents home of ChevyUnger, a member of the forum. He mentioned that his parents had a place I could crash and that he would meet me there for the ride to his house in Berlin the next day.

Here are some pictures of the crash pad...Matthias, and his parents Heidi and Kurt. I was treated very well as you can see.












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Some "crash pad" Jack!

These are the sort of pictures I was hoping to see. Euro palaces with our humble old cars not looking at all out of place.





You better tell us the car made the trip alright. No sea-sickness or cargo calamities, please!



Keep up with the reporting, Herr intrepid Vagabond!
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:11 AM   #1413
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Great to see the car is okay and that you have started driving around
Nice house Matthias parents have
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Default Autobon at 107 mph

Would you like to see what it is like on the German autobon

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Old 09-18-2012, 06:29 PM   #1415
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I had the opportunity to visit an area in Berlin that has the last remains of the Berlin Wall. The pictures show the Memorial Sites that depict the events of that time 1961 to 1989. Many Germans lost their lives in the attempt to flee East Germany at that time.
















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Fun on Autostrade, Corvettes can hold their own!






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Default Saturday Night Cruise Nuremberg Gemany

Catching up on posting pictures from Germany. The Germany TV station VOX 2 was there to interview me, as the guest of honor, about the trip from the USA and they spoke with others at the gathering. Many thanks to Thomas and Marcus , promoters of the Saturday Night Cruise , which attracted over 250 American cars including many Corvettes. Hope you like the show.


















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Old 09-21-2012, 12:58 PM   #1418
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Nice pics and info Jack, keep em coming
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Yes! If there is any drive sexier and more opulent than along the Grandes Corniches, along the Cote D'Azur and Monaco, I haven't seen it. You are truly witness to the West's wealthiest of the wealthy around there. That shot of the mega-yachts in the Monaco harbour tells me it hasn't changed much since the 25 years I was last there, except there are more of them.

What I'm interested to know today, is how the European American-car enthusiast perceives American culture. Open roads, diners and so-forth. Is the passion the same, real or imagined?

So far it looks borrowed from the 50's era nostalgia and the era of big cars and big everything else.... but what's the view from the front lines, our intrepid vagabond reporter?
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What a cool place to hold a cruise. Thanks for the pics, with all there is to look at, you better keep your peepers on the road. It looks like you're having a blast so far, be safe.
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