Ultimate FinalGear Ringmeet (and Roadtrip) threads guide

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RINGMEETS

2007
May 20th
Planning: FINALGEAR MEET at the Nürburgring (May 20th)
Photos: FINALGEAR.COM Ring Meet Pics [56k you better stay where you are!]
Shortly: Just one day, no camping, group-photo with Sabine!
Participants: (10) Adunaphel, Alok, D-Fence, Flamingice, Ford Prefect, Ford's friend, homer-jay_simpson, mautzel, MXM, pdanev

2008
July 19-20
Planning: FG Nürburgring weekend meet - July 19th/20th, 2008
Adunaphel's photos: Finalgear Nurburgring meet (VLN Race)
Kip's photos: Another "Finalgear Nurburgring meet + VLN Race + Nordschleife" thread
mgk's photos: My "Finalgear Nurburgring meet + VLN Race + Nordschleife" thread
Ice's photos: Ice's Norschleife Ringmeet pics
MXM's photos: Yet another ringmeet photothread
killpanda's photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/766935...7606318604469/
Shortly: Camping am Nürburgring, Mgk's CAEK, homer's party
Participants: (10) Adunaphel, D-Fence, homer-jay_simpson, Ice, JVtje, killpanda, Kip, mgkdk, MXM, swek

2009
August 29-30
Planning: Nordschleife meet 2009 (29th of August)
Photos: Ringmeet 2009 - the investigative report! [65MB of pics on p1]
Shortly: Camping Stahlhutte, VLN race
Participants: (12) Adunaphel, Aike (Adu's friend #1), Adu's friend #2, DanRoM, D-Fence, Ice, Kip, MXM, nicjasno, scout, Suedschleife, swek

2010
August 14-15
Planning: FinalGear Ringmeet 2010 - 14th-15th August 2010
Photos: FinalGear Ringmeet 2010 - The report, the pictures, the movies, the drama!
Shortly: Viktoria Station (at the back), Adu's Road Rally, E30's starter, Ice's clutch
Participants (18): Adunaphel, DaBoom, DanRoM, D-Fence, Dr_Grip, Eye-Q, Ford Prefect, Ice, Kip, metalnarf, MXM, nicjasno, Semt-X, Shad, Suedschleife, swek, The Interceptor, thomas

2011
August 12-14
Planning: FinalGear Ringmeet 2011: August 12 - 14 2011
Photos: Ringmeet 2011 - What could possibly go wrong? (Dump all your pics & videos here)
Shortly: Viktoria Station (front lawn), BBQ, americans!, brits!, even more finns!, 7's rear suspension failure, Adu's Road Rally, tiny creepy chair. First properly big ringmeet.
Participants: (35) 47, Adrian, Adrian's friend1, Adrian's friend2, Adunaphel, Beni, DaBoom, DanRoM, Der_Stig, D-Fence, Dr_Grip, eizbaer, equiraptor, Eye-Q, Fluke667, Ford Prefect, Galantti, h-p, Ice, joel, Kip, MacGuffin, Matt2000, metalnarf, mikas, MXM, nicjasno, Nugget, Shad, Dave (speedtouch), Suedschleife, swek, thomas, TobiasG, vuksa_kc

2012
August 27-29
Planning: FinalGear Ringmeet 2012: July 27 - 29
Photos: Ringmeet 2012 - Nothing to see here, move along
Shortly: Eifel rallye, partytent, Caterham race, Ringoo 14m58s, kangoo frisbee, 7's front suspension broken, toy viper, beer claimed by the river
Participants: (24) Adrian, Adunaphel, Bobele, DaBoom, DanRoM, Dave (speedtouch), Dino, D-Fence, eizbaer, JVtje, Ice, Joker, Kip, Leviathan, Loose_Unit, MacGuffin, MWF, MXM, public, Shad, Suedschleife, The Interceptor, thomas, TobiasG

2013
August 9-11
Planning: FinalGear Ringmeet 2013: 9-11 August
Photos: Ringmeet 2013 - Is that the turbo?
Pubquiz: Questions, answer sheet
Shortly: Epic quad video, iAudi, pubquiz, oldtimers GP, 7 didn't make it
Participants: (39) 47, Adrian, Adunaphel, BlaRo, Bobele, DaBoom, DaHitch, DanRoM, Dino+1, Dr_Grip, Dustin (thomas' friend) eizbaer, frankiess, Galantti, geeman, Ice, Joker, JVtje, Kaboon, Kip, Kris (thomas' friend) Leviathan, lip, Loose_Unit, Maja (Mrs. 47), Matt2000, metalnarf, MWF, MXM, narf, public, Shad, Sn0wman, Dave (speedtouch), thomas, Thujalvi, Tim(bit), TobiasG

2014
August 14-18
Planning: FinalGear Ringmeet 2014: Drunk Tents & More! Aug 14-18
Photos: Ringmeet '14 - Caution, waved YOLOs!!
Pubquiz: Questions, answer sheet
Shortly: Zastava 15min20s!, MWF's awards, hardest pubquiz.. in the world, and a southamerican!
Participants: (41) Adamar, Adrian, Adunaphel, Arron, Beni, Bobele, DaBoom, DaHitch, DanRoM, Dave (speedtouch), D-Fence, Dino+1, Dr_Grip, eizbaer, Eye-Q, Fairlady, Galantti, Ice, Joker, JVtje, Lastsoul, Leviathan, lip, Loose_Unit, MacGuffin, Matt2000, metalnarf, MWF+1, MXM, narf, nicjasno, Posambique, public, Redliner, Shad, thomas, Thujalvi, Tim(bit), TobiasG

2015
August 7-9
Planning: Ringmeet MMXV August 7th-9th 2015: Planning thread
Photos: Ringmeet 2015 - We're gonna need a bigger camp site...
Pubquiz: Questions, answer sheet
Shortly: Quicky and Viper! Also OGP, toboggan track, scenic route, nuclear bunker, finland män
Participants: (56.5) Adamar, Adrian, Adunaphel, Arron, bdamjan, bdamjan's brother, Beni, BlaRo, Bobele, brotan, D-Fence, DaBoom, DaHitch, DanRoM, Dave (speedtouch), David (nicjasno's friend), Dino, Mrs. Dino, Dr_Grip, eizbaer, Fairlady, Galantti, gt1750, Kristyna (mrs. gt1750), Magdalena (gt1750 jr), Ice, JVtje, killpanda, Mrs. killpanda, Mr. killpanda Sr, Mrs. killpanda Sr, Kimi (BRZ), Lastsoul, Leviathan, lip, Loose_Unit, MacGuffin, Mailis (Galantti's codriver), Matt2000, metalnarf, Mikko (Lastsoul's codriver), Misrabelle, MWF, MXM, narf, nicjasno, Peter3hg, Posambique, public, Quiky, Sebastian (D-Fence's friend), Shad, Terrex, thomas, Tim(bit), TobiasG, Viper

2016
August 11-14
Planning: Ringmeet 2016, August 11-14
Photos: [Ringmeet 2016] Standing around doing nothing since 2007
Pubquiz: Slideshow, questions and answers, scoresheet
Shortly: 10th RINGMEET! RIP partytent, long live new partytent. Beer fridge trailer, OGP again, Lucille finally made it and claimed all the awards (and the slowest lap).
Participants: (49) Adamar, Adrian, Adunaphel, Anu (public's +1), farang (bdamjan), farang's bro, farang's friend, Beni, Bobele, brotan, DaBoom, DaHitch, DanRoM, D-Fence, Dr_Grip, eizbaer, Eye-Q, Fairlady, FlatPackDan, Galantti, gt1750, Hemily, Ice, Ivan47, JVtje, Kimo_SpeedSix, Lastsoul, Leviathan, Loose_Unit, MacGuffin, Matt2000, mgkdk, Misrabelle, MWF, MXM, narf, nicjasno, public, Rebeca (redliner's wife), redliner, RobMayth, Sarah (Mrs. Loose_Unit), Shad, Terrex, thomas, TobiasG, Toni, Vltros, vuksa_kc

2017
August 10-13
Planning: Finalgear Ringmeet 2017: Holyshit, has it been ten years already?
Photos: Pictures: 2017 FinalGear RingMeet - Feel the freedom
Shortly: Actual 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY! Rainmeet, 'Murica, ringbeer, ringwhisky, quiz under new management, pukehunters, rubber chicken and rubber stroopwaffle. Larry.
Participants: (38) Adamar, Adrian, Adunaphel, Altoid, Anu, Bobele, brotan (Taneli), D-Fence, DaBoom, DaHitch, DanRoM, Der Stig, Dr_Grip, Eye-Q, Fairlady, Galantti, gt1750, Ice, JVtje, Lastsoul, Leviathan, Loose_Unit, MacGuffin, Maud (mini-Adu), mgkdk, Mrs. MWF, Mrs. Posmo, MWF, MXM, narf, nicjasno, nicjasno's friend, Posambique, Posmo, Shad, Terrex, thomas, TobiasG

2018
August 9-12
Planning: Ringmeet 2018, because we're not finnished with this.
Photos: Ringmeet 2018 - First Blood
Shortly: Pandas (2 full size, 1 lego), puffalumps, driving in the river, nuclear bunker, Taneli cuts himself, Joe kills his tyres
Participants: (45 + 5 kids) Thomas, Ice, Bobele, Loose_Unit, DaHitch, Adamar, Misrabelle, MXM, EyeQ, coco, Tobias, Galantti, Matt2000, Terrex, nicjasno, Lastsoul, MWF + Michelle + sam, gt1750 + sister, Liga, larswey, Beni, Ivan (47), Igor, Adrian, Dave, Adu + Madelon + 2girls, D-Fence, MacGuffin, leviathan, DanRoM, flareside, crzrussian, DaBoom, RDketchup + wife + 2girls, DrGrip, brotan, public + anu, Mitchi. Dino and Tim stopped by.

2019
August 8-12
Planning: Ringmeet 2019 - Taking in US refugees!
Photos: Ringmeet 2019 - photo/video thread
Participants: many

ROADTRIPS

2012
July 20-26
Planning: FinalGear Pre-ringmeet Roadtrip 2012: July 20-26th
Photos: Epic FinalGear Roadtrip 2012 - No evidence here officer
Route: Austrial, Italian and Swiss alps
Participants: Adrian (E31), Beni (MX5), DaBoom (E30), Dino (Boxster), Ice (A4), Joker (NTV650), MXM (7), thomas (passenger), TobiasG (Alfetta GTV)

2013
August 2-8
Planning: FinalGear Roadtrip Part Deux: Pardon my French - August 2nd-8th, 2013
Photos: Pre-Ringmeet Roadtrip 2013 - Always check your nuts. (That's what she said)
Route: Along the French eastern border
Participants: Adrian (E31), DaBoom (E30), Dave (Saab), Dino (M3), frankiess (passenger), Ice (A4), Joker (C3), lip (laguna), Loose_Unit (passenger), Matt2000 (passenger), MXM (7), MWF (passenger), Sarah (MWF's +1, passenger), Sn0wman (passenger), Tim (passenger), TobiasG (newer GTV)

2014
August 5-14
Planning: Roadtrip 2014 - Patent Pending
Photos: Pre-Ringmeet Roadtrip 2014 - Pictures and Videos dump thread
Route: Eastern Europe
Participants: Arron (passenger), Adrian (E31), Beni (Zastava), DaBoom (swift), Dave (Saab), Eye-Q (swift), Fairlady (passenger), Galantti (DS3), Ice (A4), lip (laguna), public (205)
Partly: 47 (ER6n), MXM (passenger), tquattro (A3)

2015
July 25 - August 7 (long trip)
Planning: Pre-ringmeet roadtrip 2015, let the planning commence! [Long Finland/Norway Roadtrip]
Photos: Holyfuckingshit! Pineapples! [FG Roadtrip 2015 - Finland/Norway Edition] Photo Thread
Route: Helsinki - Nordkapp - Oslo - Ring
Participants: Adrian (T5), DaBoom (E87), DaHitch (Triumph), Dave (Saab), Eye-Q (E46), Galantti (DS3), MXM (7), Public (MX-5), Arron (passenger), Bobele (passenger), Fairlady (passenger), Mailis (passenger), Misrabelle (passenger), brotan (passenger)
Partly: Lastsoul (MX-5), Polkky (some bike), Posambique (944), Posmo (Cortina), Tobias (GTV)

August 3-7 (short trip)
Planning: Mini Roadtrip to Ringmeet 2015 [Short German Roadtrip]
Photos: Mini Roadtrip 2015 - Bad Wildbad to the Bone!
Route: Black Forest
Participants: Adamar (C30), Ice (A4), Leviathan (A5), lip (A6), Matt2000 (Disco), nicjasno (E30), Quiky (rental merc), Shad (190), Tim (Z4), Viper (rental merc), David (passenger), Dino (passenger), MWF (passenger)

2016
July 30 - August 11 (long trip)
Planning: FinalGear invades the UK - 2016 Roadtrip
Photos: No 56k: No vehicle was spared! [FG Roadtrip 2016 UK edition] photo thread
Route: Scotland, England, Wales
Participants: Adamar (F700GS), Adrian (E31), Anu (passenger), Arron (MX-5), Bobele (E39 + Focus), DaBoom (Benelli), DaHitch (Triumph), Dave (205), Fairlady (passenger), Lastsoul (Daimler), Loose_Unit (VFR800 + Insignia), Matt2000 (passenger + Disco), Misrabelle (passenger), MXM (Daimler), Peter3hg (Rover), Public (Daimler), Rob (passenger + Celica)
Partly: Andeh (Mondeo), frankiess (Fiesta)

August 7-11 (short trip)
Planning: Mini Roadtrip 2016 - Il Lavoro Italiano, Aug 7-11
Photos: Pictures: Finalgear Mini-Roadtrip, Dolomites, Italy, Aug 7-11 2016
Route: Italian Alps
Participants: D-Fence (E36), farang/bdamjan (passenger), farang's bro (Polo), farang's friend (106), FlatPackDan (Caddy), Ice (A4), lip (S6), MWF (passenger), shad (DOOD), Tobias (BMW)

2017
No long trip.
August 6-10
Planning: Medium Roadtrip Proposal - The French Connection or "Oh Millau My!"
Photos: Pictures: 2017 Finalgear Medium Roadtrip - The french connection
Route: France
Participants: Ice, MWF+1, Eye-Q, lip

2018
July 29 - August 9
Planning: FG Balkan Roadtrip 2018 - Release your inner Slav!
Photos: Roadtrip 2018 Balkan Edition - In the Game of Shades, you win or you fry
Route: Balkans
Participants: 47 (Octavia), Anastasia (Moondeo passenger), Andrea (Moondeo passenger), Anu (Panda 1000 co-driver), brotan (passenger), DaBoom (Benelli), DaHitch (Triumph), DanRoM (Honda), Dave (passenger), Eye-Q (E46), Fairlady (NA co-driver), frankiess (Moondeo), IceBone (A5), Lastsoul (NA), leviathan (NC), Misrabelle (passenger), MXM (Panda 4x4), nicjasno (E36 compact), public (Panda 1000), Tobias (Giulia)

2019
July 27 - August 8
Planning: Ukraine and Romania Roadtrip 2019. Start saving up for new shocks.
Route: Ukraine and Romania

Aug 1 - August 8
Planning: Swisstaly mini-Roadtrip 2019, attempt number two
Photos: Cazzo! We escaped the swiss and survived italy - 2019 Swisstaly Roadtrip photo/video thread
Route: Swiss and Italian Alps

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I must spread some German-ness around before giving it to you again.

Well done!
 

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Decided to add descriptions according to my best memory and participant lists, but it's too damn difficult. 2012 I can't do at all, someone help me :(
 

killpanda

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Just read the 20+ pages of planning for the 2008 meet, brought back some memories!

I fully intend to be at the 2015 meet.
 

killpanda

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It seems to be on another scale these days from the one I've been to back then!


If all goes well, I'll bring the girlfriend too ^^'
 

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We should definitely do Quotes of the Year...
 

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I think we can all agree that Finland wins here, since Germany has to be disqualified on the basis of proximity
Then the Netherlands needs to be disqualified also, as well as Belgium, Luxembourg and eastern France.

Can you please qualify your stats about country to "traveled from" or "comes from" :-D
 

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Great work, the stats are actually quite interesting. This needs to be made in to an infographic video or something.
 

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Great summaries! I've updated the retirement thread to link to this one!
 

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Ok, let the rule be the country of residence at the beginning of the meet. On this I'm not sure about Flamingice and Der_Stig, I counted both for Germany.
 

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Ok, let the rule be the country of residence at the beginning of the meet. On this I'm not sure about Flamingice and Der_Stig, I counted both for Germany.
I was only on a travel visa at the 2012 ringmeet, and I hadn't registered as living in Germany yet ... :D
 

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You may have fooled immigration office, but you ain't fooling me.
 
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