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Old 15-05-08, 01:34 PM   #1
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A couple of people have asked about the travel aspects of going to Nuenen, so here's what we did. I have been to Holland 3 or 4 times, flying and driving, and we drive in the USA regularly, so 'wrong side' driving is not a problem.

Ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland, Stena Line. Cabin optional but desirable if you have a long drive at an early hour to catch the boat as we did, and it's not exactly expensive. If you pay for the flexible ticket option, it gives you a lot of freedoms over changing ferries and times, it was 10 per person extra for us. Other options and ferries exist, this is what we did for the trip.

From Hook of Holland it is about 100miles to Nuenen, and apart from the first 3-4 miles coming out of the Hook, it is all motorway or dual-carriageway driving. You have to get into Eindhoven to go to Nuenen, and the last few miles are urban stuff, but no problems.

You need a European cover endorsement on your car insurance certificate, and you should take the certificate and a photocopy of the log book with you. If you are using a company vehicle then you should also have a letter from the company stating that you are permitted to use the vehicle.

First-Aid kit, warning triangles and a tow-rope are a must, and if you wear glasses, a second (old) set of them is useful in case you break them.

Accomodation is available in Eindhoven and possibly locally in Nuenen, but we towed the trailer so camped on the site. Toilets, showers and electricity are free, but you need to take a longish cable or two shorter ones, and a splitter cable is useful as the boxes only had 6 X 240V outlets. All are Dutch blue 2-pin types.

Food is generally not available on the rally field, although there was a mobile food stall that sold chips and burgers and sausages. The beer tent sells Beer and water. Nuenen isn't that far away and a longish walk, there is a garage across the road by the site, but this will change for next year so probably not valid.

You need to register for, and get hold of the EHIC card, this entitles you to free or reduced cost medical treatment while abroad in the EEC and other participating countries. The old E111 form is obsolete.

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/H...and/DH_4114793

That link is all one line, watch out if it gets broken up.

Water for engines is provided on the site and is pulled round by a very nice Lanz Bulldog tractor. Fuel is your own responsibility.

I understand that public insurance for the show is provided for you, you don't need to arrange your own, but theft and damage cover is not included.

Most folks speak some sort of English, and there are always plenty around that will help with translation, pulling/pushing engines around and so on.

Fuel is cheaper over there, but not by a huge amount. Garages are not as plentiful on the motorways as I had expected, but fairly good around towns.

All currency is the Euro, and being a Bank Holiday weekend, nothing is open in the way of money changing, although ATM's are pretty plentiful and most credit cards like Visa allow you to withdraw cash. There is usually a charge for the transaction and a conversion charge to .

Engines for sale varied from tiddlers to the very nice Junkers, and you can usually strike a deal on most things. Traders are on the field and generally very good in quality and assortment.

Hope this information is of use.

Peter

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Thank you Peter I am sure that will come in handy next year ( especially for me who has never left our shores )



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Thank you Peter I am sure that will come in handy next year ( especially for me who has never left our shores )
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In my various jobs I have managed to travel pretty widely, especially to places that most folks wouldn't think of going to, like Libya. I worked in the Film & TV industry for some time and had to look after generators for the lighting.

Always nice to come home again, there really isn't anything like coming in over London to land at Heathrow!

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Were there any restrictions on carrying fuel (ie Petrol) in either the engine tank or a Jerry Can on the ferry? I have seen writen many years ago that there was but don't know if this still applies.
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Food is generally not available on the rally field, although there was a mobile food stall that sold chips and burgers and sausages. The beer tent sells Beer and water. Nuenen isn't that far away and a longish walk, there is a garage across the road by the site, but this will change for next year so probably not valid.

We found it was about a 10 minute walk to the shops and restaurants of Nuenen, and there was plenty of choice. I hope the new site will have something close by food and drink wise.

I think I'll stock up on the beer more next time, the German lads in the top corner seemed to have it sussed, they managed 6 crates of beer and an entire pig.

There was indeed plenty of stalls with all the right stuff for sale (Te Koop). One engine there sold for €50,000, and that was a restoration project, looked nice though.

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One engine there sold for €50,000, and that was a restoration project, looked nice though.
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Let me guess, that was the inverted (Deutz?) in the corner?

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Were there any restrictions on carrying fuel (ie Petrol) in either the engine tank or a Jerry Can on the ferry? I have seen writen many years ago that there was but don't know if this still applies.
We weren't made aware of anything, and we had a half-full 5gallon outboard tank with us.

I think that anything in approved containers would be OK, engine tanks might be a problem as they are generally not sealed.

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I think I'll stock up on the beer more next time, the German lads in the top corner seemed to have it sussed, they managed 6 crates of beer and an entire pig.

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was the pig live when the arrived, im assuming it wasnt when they left....

Maybe the forum shoue organise a coach or something, and go over as a posse, stationary engine tours here we go lol

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Let me guess, that was the inverted (Deutz?) in the corner?

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It was indeed the inverted Deutz.





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So it would probably have been Wayne Timms who bought it then.

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