[xk] Route Napoleon in XK 120 DHC


(Zoran Mitrovic) #1

Tomorrow I’m off to a new adventure with my XK 120 DHC 1953.

Route Napoleon. Hope everything works out fine. You can follow the
pictures on my Facebook page.

Regards

Zoran Mitrovic


(BISHOP13) #2

Zoran;
What about those of us who don’t have a My Face, Space Book, a
Dingleberry, Blue teeth or tooting??
Charles #677556.
(who believes the 20th Century is just fine!)----- Original Message -----
From: “Zoran Mitrovic”

Tomorrow I’m off to a new adventure with my XK 120 DHC 1953.

Route Napoleon. Hope everything works out fine. You can follow the
pictures on my Facebook page.

Regards

Zoran Mitrovic


(Zoran Mitrovic) #3

Well, you could use… well, I don’t know, I have to pack!

O.K. I will write a little article about it, and will publish it
somewhere, someday…

This, of course if everything goes well. I had taken my car out of
hibernation some 3 weeks ago. tested it. Noticed that the radiator was
leaking. Mechanic fixed it, but it started leaking again last
thursday. So we had an emergency revision of the radiator and I just
got the car back yesterday…

ZoranOn Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 11:45 PM, Bishop13 Bishop-13@texican.net wrote:

Zoran;
What about those of us who don’t have a My Face, Space Book, a Dingleberry,
Blue teeth or tooting??
Charles #677556.
(who believes the 20th Century is just fine!)

----- Original Message ----- From: “Zoran Mitrovic”

Tomorrow I’m off to a new adventure with my XK 120 DHC 1953.

Route Napoleon. Hope everything works out fine. You can follow the
pictures on my Facebook page.

Regards

Zoran Mitrovic


(p8099) #4

In reply to a message from Bishop13 sent Tue 12 Apr 2011:

Charles,

Well said.
Should anyone be surprised that our interest in vintage cars
also extends to other forms of vintage technology.

Monte–
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What about those of us who don’t have a My Face, Space Book, a
Dingleberry, Blue teeth or tooting??


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(Mike Eck) #5

You’re telling us you’re not a Twit?

Mike> Zoran;

What about those of us who don’t have a My Face, Space Book, a
Dingleberry, Blue teeth or tooting??
Charles #677556.
(who believes the 20th Century is just fine!)


(BISHOP13) #6

Mike E;
That’s about the size of it!
I do have a cell phone (the farthest I will move into the 21st century),
and it does not text, has no Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, no “Hold”,
no “Voice Mail”, has no GPS, no “walkie-talkie” feature, no Internet,
no camera, has no Defibrillator, won’t jump-start a car, does not
receive signals from outer space, can’t watch TV, can’t play video games,
can’t download a movie, no calculator, it won’t track or trade stocks on
the NYSE, etc… It’s just a phone!
Novel Concept, huh??
Charles #677556.----- Original Message -----
From: “Mike Eck”

You’re telling us you’re not a Twit?

Mike


(D J @ EF) #7

Charles is it pink? They still sell them in Toys R Us as accessories for Barbie! :wink:

DJOn 14 Apr 2011, at 05:46, Bishop13 wrote:

Mike E;
That’s about the size of it!
I do have a cell phone (the farthest I will move into the 21st century),
and it does not text, has no Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, no “Hold”, no “Voice Mail”, has no GPS, no “walkie-talkie” feature, no Internet, no camera, has no Defibrillator, won’t jump-start a car, does not receive signals from outer space, can’t watch TV, can’t play video games,
can’t download a movie, no calculator, it won’t track or trade stocks on the NYSE, etc… It’s just a phone! Novel Concept, huh??
Charles #677556.

----- Original Message ----- From: “Mike Eck”

You’re telling us you’re not a Twit?
Mike


(Rob Reilly) #8

I think this is him.


http://www.mitrovic.ch/Zahnarztpraxis_Mitrovic/Zahnarztpraxis_Mitrovic.html
Now if I can only figure out where the Route Napoleon is, would that be on
19th or 18th century maps?


(Ken Green) #9

In reply to a message from R_and_J_Reilly sent Thu 14 Apr 2011:

Well have fun.
I’m deeply jealous, I’ve only ever driven it in a grotty
rental mundaino wagon. Still a great road.

Bet it’s more fun in the XK.–
Ken XK150 FHC S824252, see her on xkdata + X300 3.2 Sport
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(skippena) #10

You guys are too much… Pink, I love it!From: “D J @ EF” externalfeeds@gmail.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: [xk] Route Napoleon in XK 120 DHC

Charles is it pink? They still sell them in Toys R Us as accessories for Barbie! :wink:

DJ

On 14 Apr 2011, at 05:46, Bishop13 wrote:

Mike E;
That’s about the size of it!
I do have a cell phone (the farthest I will move into the 21st century),
and it does not text, has no Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, no “Hold”, no “Voice Mail”, has no GPS, no “walkie-talkie” feature, no Internet, no camera, has no Defibrillator, won’t jump-start a car, does not receive signals from outer space, can’t watch TV, can’t play video games,
can’t download a movie, no calculator, it won’t track or trade stocks on the NYSE, etc… It’s just a phone! Novel Concept, huh??
Charles #677556.

----- Original Message ----- From: “Mike Eck”

You’re telling us you’re not a Twit?
Mike


(karl) #11

In reply to a message from R_and_J_Reilly sent Thu 14 Apr 2011:

Rob,

If I recall my history, that should be a route where they get
stuck in the snow and have to walk back to Paris.

Karl–
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Now if I can only figure out where the Route Napoleon is, would that be on
19th or 18th century maps?


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(Bob) #12

The Route Napoleon was used by Napoleon to go up to Paris after his escape from
the island of Elba in 1814 from Frejus, then in the Alps…
B

Le 14/04/11 21:11, karl a �crit :> In reply to a message from R_and_J_Reilly sent Thu 14 Apr 2011:

Rob,

If I recall my history, that should be a route where they get
stuck in the snow and have to walk back to Paris.

Karl

The original message included these comments:

Now if I can only figure out where the Route Napoleon is, would that be on
19th or 18th century maps?

karl
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(gary grant) #13

In reply to a message from Bob sent Thu 14 Apr 2011:

There is a legend that Napoleon once said:

Able was I ere I saw Elba.

The sentence is a palindrome, can be spelled backwards and
says the same thing.–
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The Route Napoleon was used by Napoleon to go up to Paris after his escape from
the island of Elba in 1814 from Frejus, then in the Alps…


Gary Grant S818919DN
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(Mark Stephenson) #14

Except he would have said it in French, which I doubt would have been a
palindrome.

I think the only claim to fame of this statement is that it is the longest
palindrome in the English language.

Mark-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xk@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-xk@jag-lovers.org] On Behalf Of
Gary Grant
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 8:04 PM
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [xk] Route Napoleon in XK 120 DHC

In reply to a message from Bob sent Thu 14 Apr 2011:

There is a legend that Napoleon once said:

Able was I ere I saw Elba.

The sentence is a palindrome, can be spelled backwards and says the same
thing.


(Mike Eck) #15

Only 19 letters? Off the top of my head…

“Yawn. Madonna fan? No damn way!”
“I saw desserts; I’d no lemons, alas no melon. Distressed was I.”
“A man, a plan, a canal - Panama!”
“Campus motto: Bottoms up, Mac!”
“Golf? No sir. Prefer prison flog.”

I’ll bet an internet search would unearth entire paragraphs. There must be
people who sit around all day and dream these things up.

Mike Eck
New Jersey, USA
www.jaguarclock.com
'51 XK120 OTS, '62 3.8 MK2 MOD, '72 SIII E-Type 2+2>

I think the only claim to fame of this statement is that it is the longest
palindrome in the English language.

Mark

Able was I ere I saw Elba.

The sentence is a palindrome, can be spelled backwards and says the same
thing.


(Zoran Mitrovic) #16

O.K. No pink phones, here please!

The Route Napoleon goes from Golf Juan, Cannes, Sisteron to Grenoble.
It was 1815 when Napoleon escaped Elba and took the king by surprise
and was on power for 100 days. It ended with Waterloo!

It is a great route through french pre Alps. Napoleon took the route
in march and he encountered snow, I was more lucky.
The round trip have been around 1500 Km. 1 Liter oil, 12 L/100Km fuel.
No problems. BIG fun!

And yes this is my facebook site, there are some pictures on it!

Great car, great fun!

ZoranOn Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 8:04 PM, Mike Eck mikeeck@optonline.net wrote:

Only 19 letters? Off the top of my head…

“Yawn. Madonna fan? No damn way!”
“I saw desserts; I’d no lemons, alas no melon. Distressed was I.”
“A man, a plan, a canal - Panama!”
“Campus motto: Bottoms up, Mac!”
“Golf? No sir. Prefer prison flog.”

I’ll bet an internet search would unearth entire paragraphs. There must be
people who sit around all day and dream these things up.

Mike Eck
New Jersey, USA
www.jaguarclock.com
'51 XK120 OTS, '62 3.8 MK2 MOD, '72 SIII E-Type 2+2

I think the only claim to fame of this statement is that it is the longest
palindrome in the English language.

Mark

Able was I ere I saw Elba.

The sentence is a palindrome, can be spelled backwards and says the same
thing.


(Roger King) #18

A great trip to do. I’ve been down there a few times, and will be there again later this year with my '68 fastback Mustang. I would take the XK, except it’s in little pieces and won’t be going anywhere for a year or two (except the sandblasters). Plus the Mustang’s a left-hooker so more fun in France.


(Bernard) #19

Zoran,
This is a great thing about Western Europe : people actually are not afraid to drive their classic cars long distance. Last summer, I was in a remote area of Southwest England, driving my little Peugeot convertible, when suddenly, on a very narrow road we had to share occasionally with sheep and cows, I came face to face with a beautifully restored XK120 DHC with French license plates from the Alpes Maritines (Nice and Cannes area) so quite a distance from home for this brave XK driver. I saw the same car again the next day. Which way are you driving the Route Napoleon, North or South? In any case, all the best to you for this fantastic adventure. I envy you!
Bernard