I came across today the website of Carol Weaver at http://www.carolweaver.co.uk and it is well worth a visit. It features excellent photographs from a number of trips – I particularly liked the record of aires she has visited.
By coincidence I was checking out an aire myself in Montreuil-sur-Mer this morning – ideally located a couple of hundred metres from the main square.
The Caravan & Motorhome Show will be pitching up at Trafford’s EventCity from January 21 – 24. DJ and TV presenter, Vogue Williams, will officially open the show this year, fresh from winning Bear Grylls’ Mission Survive. There will be with more than 200 exhibitors.
She will join touring enthusiasts from across the country as she kicks off the show on the Caravan Club stand.
This year, the show has a brand new stage, Get Back To Nature, which will feature Monty Halls from BBC’s Great Escapes and speakers who will look to inspire visitors to rediscover the British countryside. Popular attractions are also set to return – including free tuition in manoeuvring motorhomes run by the experts from the Caravan Club and the chance to hone towing skills with the Camping and Caravanning Club.
Last year the show saw over 31,000 visitors over four days.
Further details at http://www.caravanshows.com
The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show heralds the new year in the leisure vehicle and travel industry taking place from 23-28 February 2016 at the Birmingham NEC. The show displays the latest products and launches from leading brands such as Swift, Lunar, Bailey, Vango, Elddis, Trigano and Coachman, to name but a few.
The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show is organised by NCC Events (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the industry trade body NCC) and supported by The Caravan Club and The Camping and Caravanning Club, making it the ideal platform for expert advice and industry presence.
More than 350 exhibitors are participating in the celebrity-studded event, with Hyundai as the show’s official tow-car partner. The public will be treated to exclusive deals, complimentary caravan-towing and motorhome-manoeuvring lessons as well as attractions such as a themed activity area inspired by the Woodland Trust, and sessions with industry experts at the Discovery Theatre.
The leisure vehicle industry continues to play an important role in the UK, with England as the largest tourer-manufacturing base in Europe (98% of all new tourers sold in the UK are manufactured by NCC Members). The UK reported the highest growth in European motorhome registrations in 2014 (+17.6%) and the UK caravan industry is worth more than £6bn a year.
To find out more come to the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show from the 23 until the 28 of February 2016 at the Birmingham NEC with caravan and motorhome models from leading UK and European manufacturers displayed under one roof. The show is supported by The Caravan Club and The Camping and Caravanning Club.
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I thought by way of a change I would take a look this week at an alternative means of travelling the world.
In a city like Dubai, driving around in a Lamborghini Aventador isn’t all that impressive. After all, the incredibly wealthy city is home to many limited edition hypercars from McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari, Pagani and Koenigsegg. With those cars roaming the streets, the only Aventadors which can properly turn heads are modified examples and the following from Oakley Design is one of the most impressive we’ve seen.
While not quite as crazy as say a Mansory Carbonado Aventador with a reported 1200 hp, this Oakley Design Aventador currently up for sale from Deals on Wheels on James Edition has been adorned with a number of bespoke visual and aerodynamic touches to make it stand out on Dubai’s blisteringly hot roads. Additionally, power from the naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine has been lifted to 760 hp thanks to some ECU tweaks and a new exhaust system.
From a visual standpoint, this Aventador has been painted in Lamborghini’s stealthy shade of matte black, dubbed Nero Nemesis. It is rolling on a set of custom gloss black wheels complete with bright orange center locks and sitting over matching orange brake calipers. As this Aventador is Oakley Design’s ‘LP760-4 Carbon Edition’, many exterior elements are finished in carbon fiber; most notably, the front splitter, front air intake surrounds, roof, wing mirrors and side air intakes.
At the rear, it includes a custom carbon diffuser and the obligatory carbon fiber rear wing finished with orange endplates. The interior perfectly complements the exterior thanks to the combination of black leather upholstery with orange alcantara across the seats, steering wheel, door panels, center console and transmission tunnel.
Source of the Lamborghini story: Brad Anderson http://www.carscoops.com
I am reproducing this statement as a personal and a-political mark of respect for those who lost their lives and are injured and to underline what many of us feel – we will continue to live our lives as usual and will refuse to be intimidated:
The UK and all other EU Heads of State or Government and the leaders of the EU institutions have issued a joint statement on the terrorist attacks in Paris.
The European Union is deeply shocked and in mourning after the terrorist attacks in Paris. It is an attack against us all. We will face this threat together with all necessary means and ruthless determination.
France is a great and strong nation. Its values of liberty, equality and fraternity inspired and inspire the European Union. Today we stand united with the French people and the Government of France. This shameful act of terrorism will only achieve the opposite of its purpose, which was to divide, frighten, and sow hatred.
Good is stronger than evil. Everything that can be done at European level to make France safe will be done. We will do what is necessary to defeat extremism, terrorism and hatred.
We Europeans will all remember November 13th 2015 as a European day of mourning. All Europeans are invited to join in one minute of silence in memory of the victims at noon on Monday, November 16th.