V8 goes East

Route card for V8 goes East
Gordon Hesketh-Jones (Harvest Gold 1904) from Cornwall uses his V8 in a serious way with tours overseas and has clocked up an astonishing 330,000 miles in his chrome bumpered V8. When we heard he was planning another major trip to Greece, Bulgaria and Romania returning through Slovakia and Germany, we thought members would like to follow his journey with regular reports. Here Gordon provides a summary of his route. We hope to have further reports. (27.4.05)

Preparations for the trip

Day Stage
Miles
Cum Miles
Tuesday
3rd May
Drive from Cornwall to Dover, stay overnight at a hotel ready for an early crossing to France.
377
377
Wednesday
4th May
Motorway driving to le Croset with an overnight stop
350
727
Thursday
5th May
Motorway driving via the Frejus Tunnel to Asti in Italy with an overnight stop.
400
1,127
Friday
6th May
Drive to Ancona to arrive at the port by 4.00pm for the 19 hour ferry crossing.
249
1,376
Saturday
7th May
Arrive Patra at 3.00pm for the start of the "Peloponnese by MG" event.
0
1,376
Sunday
8th May
Peloponnese by MG event
86
1,462
Monday
9th May
Peloponnese by MG event
86
1,548
Tuesday
10th May
Peloponnese by MG event
86
1,634
Wednesday
11th May
Peloponnese by MG event
86
1,720
Thursday
12th May
Peloponnese by MG event
86
1,806
Friday
13th May
Peloponnese by MG event
86
1,892
Saturday
14th May
Peloponnese by MG event
84
1,976
Sunday
15th May
Depart Zakinthos for the drive to Bulgaria
327
2,303
Monday
16th May
Drive to Sofia and then on to other places in Bulgaria
202
2,505
Tuesday
17th May
Ditto
200
2,705
Wednesday
18th May
Drive to Bucharest and various places in Romania
330
3,035
Thursday
19th May
Ditto
300
3,335
Friday
20th May
Drive to Budapest and other places in Hungary
151
3,486
Saturday
21st May
Ditto
140
3,626
Sunday
22nd May
Drive to Bratislava and various places in Slovakia
180
3,806
Monday
23rd May
Ditto
180
3,986
Tuesday
24th May
Drive to Prague and various places in the Czech Republic
100
4,086
Wednesday
25th May
Ditto
90
4,176
Thursday
26th May
Ditto
90
4,266
Friday
27th May
Drive to Erlangen to meet Alan & Eva Doyle and Kai & Claudia Knickman, V8 enthusiasts in Germany.
100
4,366
Saturday
28th May
Erlangen
0
4,366
Sunday
29th May
Erlangen
0
4,366
Monday
30th May
Drive to Calais with an overnight stop in Belgium to meet Guis Vanden Burg.
225
4,591
Tuesday
31st May
Ditton
225
4,816
Wednesday
1st June
Arrive at Calais for an early morning crossing. Then drive from Dover to Cornwall.
57
377
4,873
5,250
. Total for the trip
5.250
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