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    Ultimate FinalGear Ringmeet (and Roadtrip) threads guide

    RINGMEETS

    2007
    May 20th
    Planning: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...ay-20th-16929/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...you-are-19173/
    Shorty: 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: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...-2008-a-27143/
    Adunaphel's photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...ln-race-28974/
    Kip's photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...-thread-29013/
    mgk's photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...-thread-29041/
    Ice's photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...et-pics-29126/
    MXM's photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...othread-29137/
    killpanda's photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/766935...7606318604469/
    Shorty: 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: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...-august-35799/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...s-on-p1-38806/
    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: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...-2010-a-43003/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...e-drama-45477/
    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: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...-2011-a-47767/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...os-here-50617/
    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: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...27-29-a-52320/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...e-along-53913/
    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: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...-august-55072/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...e-turbo-56505/
    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: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...14-18-a-57639/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...d-yolos-58340/
    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: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...-thread-58918/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...mp-site-59905/
    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: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...11-14-a-60431/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...-2007-a-61073/
    Pubquiz: Slideshow, questions and answers, scoresheet
    Shortly: 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY! 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


    ROADTRIPS

    2012
    July 20-26
    Planning: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...20-26th-52326/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...officer-53921/
    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: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...-2013-a-55071/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...he-said-56507/
    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: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...pending-56512/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...-thread-58333/
    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
    Long:
    July 25 - August 7
    Planning: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...ommence-58529/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...-thread-59893/
    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)
    Mini:
    August 3-7
    Planning: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...-2015-a-58919/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...he-bone-59911/
    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
    Long (The):
    July 30 - August 11
    Planning: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...oadtrip-59955/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...-thread-61065/
    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)
    Mini:
    August 7-11
    Planning: https://forums.finalgear.com/finalge...-7-11-a-60437/
    Photos: https://forums.finalgear.com/photogr...-2016-a-61064/
    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)

    Please check for yourself in the participant lists, in case something is missing!



    And now some pointless statistics

    Here's the ringmeet attendance breakdown by years:


    Recession?

    Overall there were 104 unique attendants from 15 countries. Here's the breakdown by countries:

    Germany 37
    Finland 18
    Netherlands 8
    UK 7
    Slovenia 7
    US 6
    France 4
    Norway 5
    Croatia 3
    Belgium 2
    Brazil 2
    Hong Kong 2
    Spain 2
    Australia 1
    Denmark 1
    Latvia 1
    Switzerland 1

    And before I get (even more) complaints: the logic here is the country of residence at the time of the meet.

    Ringmeet cars stats, curated by Adamar:
    Fill the form (for every year, and only if you had a car).
    See the stats.

    And finally, the repeat offenders by the attendance count:
    10 - Adunaphel, MXM
    9 - D-Fence, Ice
    8 - DanRoM
    7 - DaBoom, Shad, thomas
    6 - Adrian, Dr_Grip, eizbaer, JVtje, Kip, nicjasno, TobiasG
    5 - Bobele, Dave (speedtouch), Galantti, Leviathan, Loose_Unit, MacGuffin, Matt2000, metalnarf, MWF, public
    4 - Beni, DaHitch, Dino, Eye-Q, narf, Suedschleife, swek
    3 - Adamar, Fairlady, Ford Prefect, Ivan47, Joker, Lastsoul, lip, Mrs. Dino, Tim
    2 - Arron, BlaRo, brotan, farang(bdamjan), farang's bro, gt1750, homer-jay_simpson, killpanda, mgk, Misrabelle, Posambique, redliner, Terrex, The Interceptor, Thujalvi, vkusa_kc
    1 - Everyone else
    Last edited by Adunaphel; September 1st, 2016 at 12:13 PM.
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    I must spread some German-ness around before giving it to you again.

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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
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killpanda View Post
    Just read the 20+ pages of planning for the 2008 meet, brought back some memories!

    I fully intend to be at the 2015 meet.

    Do it!

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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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    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"

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    Quote Originally Posted by loose_unit View Post
    Can you please qualify your stats about country to "traveled from" or "comes from"
    You're not getting NZ points!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by MXM View Post
    You're not getting NZ points!

    And I still maintain I am the one that traveled farther to be at the meet.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by MXM View Post
    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 ...

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