Monthly Archives: January 2011

The final chapter

Second in class award. Mr Dale in the background. Spirit of the event award. Nice watch! Joe and Frank were third overall. Back home now having driven back to Zurich and staying the night with good friend Jake and his … Continue reading

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Night section and last day

Post night section bar atmosphere. Oops,…. Happy finishers. No time for pictures on a very icy night section. It went very well with no errors to speak of. We went to all the controls but not necessarily at the right … Continue reading

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Day five, leg six.

More snow on the road. Watching us watching them. Good day with tests and regularities going well. For the first time we fitted chains which gave more grip and confidence in the faster sections. The Czech night section starts in … Continue reading

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Day four, Wednesday

Waiting to start a regularity section in Austria. Under the bonnet of the Volvo. A shorter day today to give a breather after the late night of yesterday and before the long night navigational section tomorrow evening. There were still … Continue reading

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Day three

Bentleys at rest in Poland. Bill and Graham at a time control. A snow covered start to the day with a number of slippy regularity sections. Still no need for chains as yet. One minor navigation error but luckily no … Continue reading

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Day two. The first snow.

Lapping on a snow covered race track. Slippery regularity. Last time control. We woke to a snow covered Chemnitz this morning and had to make our own route to the first control due to the correct road being blocked. A … Continue reading

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23 January, 2011 20:39

Car Number 1 Gijs van Lennep reigning Winter Trial champion and LeMans winner in Porsches. The one to beat this week. Colditz Castle. We managed to escape!

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