My Euro-Spec Vacation!

Discussion in 'Member Journals & Project Build Stories' started by BelvnAWD, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. BelvnAWD

    BelvnAWD I'm Vin, Bell-Vin...

    We just got back from our annual France trip this past weekend and I had the good fortune to have access to my Father in Laws 2000 Impreza GT for the duration of the trip this year. We decided to Baptise our Daughter in France and instead of taking the TGV from Lyon to Reims, we decided to take a road trip.

    We started in St. Olive, France, at my in laws place....[​IMG]

    We drove North on the highway toward Reims, I took this pic in commeration of one of our most controversial posts...[​IMG]

    Gypsy camp...think Brad Pitt in Snatch....[​IMG]

    At the B&B in Reims (It was raining thus the blurry effect...)...


    On the way back we stopped at the now defunct Circuit Reims. An old F1 Track that stopped operating in the early 70's....[​IMG]
    Yes I am sporting my vintage WRXAtlanta T.

    When we got back down to Lyon I had to find a Scooby Dealership!!!

    I wanted to look for the new shift knob I had seen online. It was noon so they were closed for lunch. We went and ate our selves and came back to find a WR1, or Peter Solberg Edition STI on the rack...


    The Tech was really cool and took us into the show room to look at what products they had on hand...


    We arrived back in St. Olive and to thank my Father in Law for letting me drive around France for two weeks with his car, I washed and waxed it. Here are some post cleaning pics...



    This was on the driver side door. Apparently thier engines either run cooler and don't stress oil as badly as ours do, or Europe has some ultra cool, long life oil....
  2. josh booth

    josh booth Active Member

    Nice! Sounds and looks like lots of fun man.
  3. rexrocker

    rexrocker Active Member

    Awesome pics and write up Scott! Very nice!
  4. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    nice t-shirt :bigthumb:
  5. Intrigue2727

    Intrigue2727 Member

    Hope You Had Fun
  6. FTZ

    FTZ ^.^

    My 98 Civic EX said to change the oil at least every 7500 miles. I still changed it every 3000 to 3500 though.
  7. WRX-WRC

    WRX-WRC Active Member

    looks like a great time :)
  8. bigb996

    bigb996 teh Wannabe Mod

    awsome pictures man! looks like oyu had a blast.
  9. clemsonscooby

    clemsonscooby Active Member

    Was that the prodrive car? The P1 or whatever its called...
  10. rexrocker

    rexrocker Active Member

  11. Weapon

    Weapon 90lbs of dynamite Supporting Member

    very nice man!! looks like you had a great time!!
  12. jt money

    jt money 350hp mmm mmm Good! Supporting Member

    glad to have ya back. hope you enjoyed your trip!
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2006
  13. 1ll-WRX

    1ll-WRX Active Member

    cool write up Scott!!!! those pics are great..looks like a ton of fun...
  14. MarkM2016GTI

    MarkM2016GTI Supporting Member

    Nice Pics and write-up Scott...Very cool...

  15. SonicBoom

    SonicBoom Active Member

    Was that Impreza GT fast? What are its specs?
  16. Eric-RPS13-

    Eric-RPS13- Member

    engines are engines, they don't run cooler in a different hemisphere, the temperature is different there, that's all, also in europe they drive less and change thier oil less, I'll see if I can find the article on it. Also our highway driving is a lot more stop and go, etc. we are much harder on our cars in the US.
  17. BelvnAWD

    BelvnAWD I'm Vin, Bell-Vin...

    I was totally kidding about the sticker. There are a variety of factors that encourage the USDM to stick with the 3500 or 3 month oil change cycle...mostly economic reasons..
  18. calmnothing

    calmnothing Shlimp Flied Lice Supporting Member

    Sounds like you had an awesome trip. Nice pix

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