Just a nice period picture

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Before the Euro Tunnel this was my favoured fastest way of crossing the channel when driving a car to France and beyond. However even on a calm crossing when the 'flight attendants' served drinks I found it almost impossible to drink from a glass without using a straw. :lol:
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What a racket, the deck head panels used to vibrate I thought they were going to come down on my head early 80's Dover-Boulogne. :shock: :o
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Very noisy things indeed, one trip was too rough to return on the Hovercraft, so they put us in a Ferry instead, The Herald of Free Enterprise, no less ……..lucky it was not this time it chose to capsize :shock:
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"fond" memories of the Hoverspeed SRN4. We used to cross to the UK fairly regularly back in the day, I think the hovercraft was definitely the most spectacular way to cross albeit the worst for seasickness. That said the old Stena HSS Catamaran was pretty notorious too! Both did give you the idea of being an extra on a Bond film though.

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mab01uk wrote: Thu Jan 18, 2024 9:10 pm Image

Before the Euro Tunnel this was my favoured fastest way of crossing the channel when driving a car to France and beyond. However even on a calm crossing when the 'flight attendants' served drinks I found it almost impossible to drink from a glass without using a straw. :lol:
Lovely period pic - looks like a Ferrari 330GTC behind the Elf.
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WMU 211G wrote: Fri Jan 19, 2024 11:36 am
mab01uk wrote: Thu Jan 18, 2024 9:10 pm Image

Before the Euro Tunnel this was my favoured fastest way of crossing the channel when driving a car to France and beyond. However even on a calm crossing when the 'flight attendants' served drinks I found it almost impossible to drink from a glass without using a straw. :lol:
Lovely period pic - looks like a Ferrari 330GTC behind the Elf.
Do you think the Riley and the 1100 were in a 'who can carry the most on the roof rack' challenge - Ferrari looks so purposeful and fit for speed...great image
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Looking at the rear arch the 1100 has a boot full of duty free too! Although maybe not, it would have been 2 bottles in those days!
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And who can forget the image of Michael Caine earnestly waving on 'the Italian Job' vehicles aboard the ferry - glamorous stuff

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InnoCooperExport wrote: Fri Jan 19, 2024 11:19 am "fond" memories of the Hoverspeed SRN4. We used to cross to the UK fairly regularly back in the day, I think the hovercraft was definitely the most spectacular way to cross albeit the worst for seasickness. That said the old Stena HSS Catamaran was pretty notorious too! Both did give you the idea of being an extra on a Bond film though.
If you have ever checked your Garmin while traveling -------------------------->THEY ARE FAST :D :D At least on the Irish crossing they are :!:
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