Rings And Tattoos

Discussion in 'Camping & Campsites' started by Lord Mfwic, 13 Jan 2019.

  1. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    So we are planning our first ever trip round Europe this summer.

    Starting in France we plan to travel to the Champagne region and stay a couple of nights then head off to Switzerland, Mont Blonc and then head to the Nurburgring.
    Although nothing confirmed at this stage, these are the places we plan on stopping at

    Champagne Ardeddne
    Mont Blonc Tunnel

    It will just be the 2 of us so we don’t need camp sites that are kid friendly, in fact, I would prefer adult only sites, if such a thing exists.
    Any tips on good camp site gratefully received.

    Now this is the bit I really could do with help.

    I’m planning on taking the Van for a drive round the Nurburgring. I’ve read that its an open toll road every evening. Has any one here driven the track?
    Will I need a separate insurance policy to cover me or as its open as a public road will my normal insurance suffice?

    Now the bizarre part.

    I’m planning on hiring a tattoo artist to tattoo the track on my left shoulder as I’m driving round the track, so yes, he or she will be sat in the car as I’m driving the Nurburgring doing a tattoo of the Nurburgring. I realise this will be messy and could end up looking like a child has scribbled with a pen on my shoulder but it will be easy to hide under a t shirt and will be a different type of reminder of our first ever Europe trip.

    Long shot but does anyone know a tattoo artist close to Nurburg?
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  2. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Hoping you are currently a bit drunk Gary lol

    Update: Jo says “you tw@t Gary” - if serious, get Pippa to do it with a biro and if you like it get it inked later!!
    Last edited: 13 Jan 2019
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  3. DaveBos

    DaveBos Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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  4. Peatey

    Peatey Head Treacle Miner VIP Member T6 Guru

    He's been at those firelighters again:rofl:
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  5. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Nursing a hangover as went to a party in Leicester last night and got a bit Tiddly so I'm sober as a judge.
    Thats a brilliant idea to get Pippa to draw it then get it inked the next day. One problem, Pippa has point blank refused to sit in the Van whilst I'm racing round the Nurburgring.:(
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  6. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I think it's a brilliant idea and a great talking point once done.
    I have every intention of making this happen.
    In answer to your question, yes, I'm close to certifiably insane.:)
  7. Peatey

    Peatey Head Treacle Miner VIP Member T6 Guru

    @Lord Mfwic check out the Topgear clip of the tattoo artist in a Skoda yeti filmed at Nesscliff might change your mind
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  8. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    LOL, sore head so sober.:(
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  9. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend


    That just makes me want it even more.:thumbsup:
  10. Timpo

    Timpo Member

    The sort of tattooer that would agree to doing this is not the sort of tattooer you should let tattoo you.
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  11. WheelieBealie

    WheelieBealie Professional pasty muncher VIP Member T6 Pro

    I'm totally with @Timpo on this, in fact Mrs WheelieBealie is a tattooist and when I told her about this, she just laughed her head off and thought it was incredibly stupid and naïve certainly not 'insane'! It's not even how straight the lines are or aren't but the chances of it being half decent in terms of getting the ink in correctly and all that... If anything, go with the pen idea and get it traced by a reputable tattooist in a studio near the Nurburgring.
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  12. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Thank you, I will take your and Mrs WheelieBealies comments on board.:thumbsup:
  13. Jon

    Jon Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Take a look at BridgetoGantry.com it is run by Dale Lomas the'ring' pro driver who did the record times in the T5. He lives there and i am sure will be able help you out with locals or techniques. He featured recently in the Guy Martin transhit program. :thumbsup:
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  14. Northern Monkey

    Northern Monkey Indium grey multivan VIP Member T6 Legend

    Do like a good tattoo does your misses have a website/portfolio I could have a mooch through?
    Sorry @Lord Mfwic for taking this off topic :)
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