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Moscow/St Petersberg 2019

April 8, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Moscow/St Petersberg 2019 The yellow Elan should have been good to go to Moscow after its abortive trip to New Zealand – but maybe being stuck in a container for so long was not good for it. Everything about the rear nearside corner needed attention – there was movement in the drive shaft so I More Moscow/St Petersberg 2019 →

Kazakhstan/ Tajikistan/ Uzbekistan/ Kyrgyzstan 2019

April 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Another week and we will arrive in Almaty and hopefully find the red Elan waiting at our hotel. After a long period of idleness, the first day is some 600 kms so hope its feeling good! Start day -4 Just heard from the rally organiser that the Elan has got stuck in reverse gear – More Kazakhstan/ Tajikistan/ Uzbekistan/ Kyrgyzstan 2019 →

Peking to Paris 2013

November 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

June 2015 – The Volvo has now been sold and moved to Ipswich. The new owner plans to take it on rallies so we wish him and “the camel” good travelling and hope they enjoy doing well! 29 June and we arrive in Paris without mishap! There was a warm reception for the cars and More Peking to Paris 2013 →

23rd Classic Marathon

September 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm

The 23rd Classic Marathon effectively started at Portsmouth harbour when the cars taking the ferry to Bilbao were scrutineered. Even at this early stage there was drama – a Lotus Cortina was overheating whilst in the “big” Healey the navigator trod on the fire extinguisher setting off clouds of powder in and around the car. More 23rd Classic Marathon →

Casablanca 2009

January 24, 2009 at 4:53 pm

The Casablanca Challenge lived up to its name but none of our challenges were as a result of the rally! We started with a newly rebuilt engine which had done about a thousand miles before the first “selectif” over Forestry Commission tracks in Kent. The cars were grouped into four categories – vintageant, classics, modern More Casablanca 2009 →

World Cup Dakar 2005

January 24, 2009 at 4:17 pm

The car that went to Dakar 2005 World Cup London to Dakar Rally The Paris Dakar rally conjures up images of desert challenge and the ultimate rally experience.  So when the World Cup organisers announced the London to Dakar rally our names were soon on the list. On our previous World Cup rally (Albania and More World Cup Dakar 2005 →