Renault Wind Owners
Welcome to the Forum

For the best experience and to see exclusive content, we encourage you to register and login, either using our native login, or the TopicIt system.

If however you do not wish to register, then please close this window.

Wind in the Alps

Go down

Wind in the Alps

Post by pittstop on Mon 17 Sep 2018 - 12:49

Just got back from a trip to re-experience some Austrian & Italian Alpine scenery/passes; particularly the Grossglockner High Alpine Pass & the Stelvio Pass; in the Wind.

Have, in the past, driven them in a 1953 Triumph TR3 & a 1977 MGB & wanted to do them just once more.

Drove down to Germany for a first night at Pforzeim & then on to Zell am See in Austria for the second night.

From there ascended the Grossglockner on our way to Merano in Italy which we used as a base to relax for 5 nights whilst also taking in the Stelvio Pass & Trauttmansdorff Castle & Gardens.

Return journey headed North through Austrian scenery for another overnight in Pforsheim then back to the Shuttle the next day.

Wind took long distance runs in it's stride as well as the Grossglockner: twisty with magnificent scenery but no severe hairpin bends.

It got a bit unhappy over the Stelvio with it's 48 hairpin bends; some rather steep; where the altitude (up to over 8000ft) seemed to affect power to the point that pulling out of some of the sharper hairpins on the way up involved lots of revs whilst slipping the clutch in 1st gear. At the same time looking out for cyclists; who take their life in their hands; motorcyclists; who seem to have a death wish; & a V8 Morgan driver who blasted his horn & just missed hitting us as he passed us on the approach to a blind bend.

All part of the experience & the trip met all our expectations.

This is the 6th European trip since we got the Wind. It's been made to work for it's living & has really done us proud.

Although I do miss the driveability of it's predecessor; an MGTF160; the Wind has really justified itself across a wide range of situations from mountain passes to also being a everyday working car.

Roll on the next chance to put it to the test!!!!!


Last edited by pittstop on Mon 17 Sep 2018 - 12:51; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : error)
avatar
pittstop
The Wind in your hair

Posts : 338
Join date : 2016-03-18
Age : 71
Location : Kent

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wind in the Alps

Post by Barbs on Mon 17 Sep 2018 - 16:25

Have you got any photos from your holiday it sounds amazing.

_________________
http://renaultw.in/d/
avatar
Barbs
Admin

Posts : 2293
Join date : 2015-03-14
Age : 57
Location : Doncaster, South Yorkshire

View user profile http://renaultw.in/d/?page_id=4981

Back to top Go down

Re: Wind in the Alps

Post by pittstop on Tue 18 Sep 2018 - 17:28

Failed to transfer images. It's worked OK in the past so not sure what is going on.

Do I now have to join www.serving.com before I can download an image from my PC?

Is this a secure service?
avatar
pittstop
The Wind in your hair

Posts : 338
Join date : 2016-03-18
Age : 71
Location : Kent

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wind in the Alps

Post by Barbs on Tue 18 Sep 2018 - 17:30

I think it's secure but if in doubt you can email them to me and I will update the site.

_________________
http://renaultw.in/d/
avatar
Barbs
Admin

Posts : 2293
Join date : 2015-03-14
Age : 57
Location : Doncaster, South Yorkshire

View user profile http://renaultw.in/d/?page_id=4981

Back to top Go down

Re: Wind in the Alps

Post by pittstop on Wed 19 Sep 2018 - 12:28

Hi Barbs,

A few pics as requested.

Finally sussed the downloading. I'd forgotten that the password is the same as for the Forum.

Tried to take pics of Stelvio on the way up but most of them are views of the dashboard as the car was not a very stable platform for my good lady to take photographs. I suppose I could have slowed down a bit but why would I!! 



View from Grossglockner:





Grossglockner road: Great views and a comparatively easy drive:





Lower Stelvio looking up at zig zags to come:





Last edited by pittstop on Mon 1 Oct 2018 - 12:29; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : extra picture)
avatar
pittstop
The Wind in your hair

Posts : 338
Join date : 2016-03-18
Age : 71
Location : Kent

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wind in the Alps

Post by Barbs on Wed 19 Sep 2018 - 16:59

Scary roads but looks amazing

_________________
http://renaultw.in/d/
avatar
Barbs
Admin

Posts : 2293
Join date : 2015-03-14
Age : 57
Location : Doncaster, South Yorkshire

View user profile http://renaultw.in/d/?page_id=4981

Back to top Go down

Re: Wind in the Alps

Post by Dr@gon on Fri 21 Sep 2018 - 12:05

looks nice
avatar
Dr@gon
The Wind in your hair

Posts : 184
Join date : 2015-05-30
Location : wiltshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wind in the Alps

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum