Topic: What's the Cost?

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    Sep 19, 2010 at 6:08 am
    I wonder if any of you have counted up the total cost like hotel and if there are some other required you have to pay for this trip!
    I don't know if I have money enough but it looks damn fun to join a trip like this, the thing is that I have to ship my car from Sweden and it's quite expensive and then it's some other things I need to solve.
    I really hope I can join 2012

    Sincerely...Cdan65!

     


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    Sep 19, 2010 at 9:12 am
    Welcome C-dan....on an average its good to have more cash then what you really wana spend, use a 1000 as a budget...(gasoline, being the biggest expense)..some of us ( myself included) dropped a bucket load of money into our older cars to make sure they had NO mechanical problems and that some had working AC,others did performance upgrades to there late models for more power and grunt, but if your car is ready to roll then your ahead of the pack...BUT its totally up to you on the amount of partying and eating/drinking you wana do.........if your like alot of us, when on a trip or vaction, money is not always important, as long as your having a blast with great friends and people who share the same thoughts as you.A group of drivers gathered at disney on the last day and had a extension of the run just relaxing and enjoying the florida sun, giving the current economy, were ALL struggling, .......Your pal.Mark.

     

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    Sep 19, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    CDAN, forget shipping the car if money is an issue(would be for me) or if it would prevent you from coming. You don't need the car for the trip to be worthwhile. In fact, the cars are the center of trip but the people that attend are the real reasons why we return. It is an experience you have to participate in, with a car or not. Fly in and ride along, usually room for co pilots in several cars or the rig at any given time. If you partner up costs are less. Cost for me with a room mate seem to run less than $125 per day counting room, gas, food; extras may run a little more. (Rooms average $100 per night, gas here is $2.59 per gallon right now and we run around 200-300 miles per day)

    Sweden is really nice. Been to Stockholm and Soleftea twice, would love to have you join us.

     

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    Edited Sep 19, 2010 at 2:47 pm


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    Sep 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    I agree with Mark that $1,000 is about right during the run. We usually spend about the same amount touring around before the run and making the trip back home. I think we should all be fired up that someone is even thinking about shipping a car from Sweden for the Bandit Run. You would certainly be very welcome and enjoy a unique experience.

     

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    Sep 20, 2010 at 12:20 am
    Quote:
    Originally posted by Cdan65  I wonder if any of you have counted up the total cost like hotel and if there are some other required you have to pay for this trip!
    I don't know if I have money enough but it looks damn fun to join a trip like this, the thing is that I have to ship my car from Sweden and it's quite expensive and then it's some other things I need to solve.
    I really hope I can join 2012

    Sincerely...Cdan65![/quote

    It's very costly, don't get me wrong it's a good time driving with 50-75 firebirds down the interstate it's just expensive with hotels and gas and of course food. The trip cost me around 1500 last year. I am going to take a year off unless gas prices go down and the trip is more up north (Illinois) here. If you got the extra cash then it's worth the trip. You can't beat traveling down the interstate with a flock of birds, coolest part of the trip.

    Bri

     

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    Sep 20, 2010 at 2:16 pm
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    Originally posted by solargold  CDAN, forget shipping the car if money is an issue(would be for me) or if it would prevent you from coming. You don't need the car for the trip to be worthwhile. In fact, the cars are the center of trip but the people that attend are the real reasons why we return. It is an experience you have to participate in, with a car or not. Fly in and ride along, usually room for co pilots in several cars or the rig at any given time. If you partner up costs are less. Cost for me with a room mate seem to run less than $125 per day counting room, gas, food; extras may run a little more. (Rooms average $100 per night, gas here is $2.59 per gallon right now and we run around 200-300 miles per day)

    Sweden is really nice. Been to Stockholm and Soleftea twice, would love to have you join us.


    Why Sollefteå there is only hillbillies smile image
    If you ever come back, contact me I live only 80 miles away!
    And just so you know, the gas price here is $6.17 per gallon frown image

     


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    Sep 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm
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    Originally posted by Pontiac_Birds_Nest  Quote:
    Originally posted by Cdan65  I wonder if any of you have counted up the total cost like hotel and if there are some other required you have to pay for this trip!
    I don't know if I have money enough but it looks damn fun to join a trip like this, the thing is that I have to ship my car from Sweden and it's quite expensive and then it's some other things I need to solve.
    I really hope I can join 2012

    Sincerely...Cdan65![/quote

    It's very costly, don't get me wrong it's a good time driving with 50-75 firebirds down the interstate it's just expensive with hotels and gas and of course food. The trip cost me around 1500 last year. I am going to take a year off unless gas prices go down and the trip is more up north (Illinois) here. If you got the extra cash then it's worth the trip. You can't beat traveling down the interstate with a flock of birds, coolest part of the trip.

    Bri


    I will probebly visit a friend in Illinois/Kewanee this christmas tongue image

     


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    Sep 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm
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    Originally posted by Cdan65  I will probebly visit a friend in Illinois/Kewanee this christmas tongue image


    Very close to where I live. I pass through there several times a year. Hope you have a nice trip over here and the weather isn't to bad at the time.

     

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    Sep 20, 2010 at 9:45 pm
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    Originally posted by Cdan65  Why Sollefteå there is only hillbillies smile image
    If you ever come back, contact me I live only 80 miles away!
    And just so you know, the gas price here is $6.17 per gallon frown image


    My city (Madison, MS) has a sister city relationship with Solleftea for economic growth. Haglof, Inc has an office here in town (Mr. Haglof has a home). Hope to go back, if so, I'll let you know. Was last there in Summer of 2008, the sun never went down and no place we stayed had a/c. Was surprised to see many classic American muscle cars too!

     

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    Sep 21, 2010 at 11:28 am
    Thank's for all reply's but I still wonder one thing, how many days is Bandit Run from start to stop?

    Check this link below and you will see the biggest meet we have in Sweden!

    http://www.yo...v=9s3T2v8Yuek

     

    Edited Sep 21, 2010 at 11:32 am