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My family and I traveled to our family friend David Blackburn’s new horse ranch in Normandy, France. He is a very wealthy man (age 75+) who used to be high up in the chain of command for BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Mitsubishi. He has houses all over the world (literally) and is obviously very big into cars. Before we arrived in France he had just bought 6 cars at a car auction in Deauville, France - including 3 Bentley's, a Fiat, a Ferrari and a V12 Jag. <p>When we arrived in the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris we picked up our rental car, and much to my delight, it was a 2009 V50 1.6D 5spd!!! I was very excited to get to drive this car all over France!!<p>Anyway, here are just a few of the pics from my trip. I was wishing I had a nice DSLR the whole time I was there but the point and shoot sufficed, I guess. <p>On to some pics!<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06441.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The V50 in front of the "Manoir"<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC05988.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC05989.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06039.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Never heard of DrivE<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06042.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Some Volvo's around France:<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06107.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06121.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06185.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Famous race car driver Ken Piper's XKR:<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06314.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06275.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Some of Mr. Blackburn's cars at the Manoir:<p>Bentley Azure<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06034.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>V12 Jaguar<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06306.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Old School Bentley<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06009.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>3 British Salmsons<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06307.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06308.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06311.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Mr. Blackburns BLUE Ferrari 348 Spyder (that I got to drive!!!!!!!!)<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06278.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06280.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/GaryFerrari.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Some cars around France:<p>Some crazy Old Citroen<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06128.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Austin Healey<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06273.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>New VW Scirocco<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06395.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Chayenne GTS<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06415.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Lamborghini Gallardo<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06447.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSC06444.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Anyway, it was the best 10 day trip to Europe that I've had so far, and now I gotta get over this jet lag!!! <p>Enjoy (I know I did!!) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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cool. i love going to europe cause you thing like the above alot. very cool pics tho. how was driving the Ferrari
 

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Yeah if you like cars, go to Europe! Looks like you had an awesome time!<p>When I went to Germany, it was like heaven, EVERYONE has a <p>mercedes,bmw,audi or above. NO geo metros or hondas over there.<p>I like how they take pride in what they drive
 

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It was by far the most fun I've had driving in a long time! The only other car that I've driven that compares to it is a GT3... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s40boy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It was by far the most fun I've had driving in a long time! The only other car that I've driven that compares to it is a GT3... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nah, the GT3 eats that Ferrari for breakfast and is still hungry, lol. Still a fun and nice car, although I am not a big fan of Ferraris. Aston Martin, Porsche, and Bentley are my favorite brands, but I am a car lover so I have a ton of brands/models I like.<p>Looks like a fun trip!
 

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Nice pictures you took !!!!<p>I loved france had some great fun there when i was there... But i def didnt get the chance to see/play with some of those nice cars !
 

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great impressions, veery nice (and partly very rare) cars, must've been a fun trip! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>so, to you all - how about a germany GTG? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> anyone? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>crossie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>so, to you all - how about a germany GTG? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> anyone? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'd totally be down, and so would my gf, but no $ for vacations right now.
 
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