Monthly Archives: January 2011

Lunch Bentley Boy Style

Elliot Dale enjoying a fine port with cheese after lunch! Advertisements

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Old East German roads

Today’s activities started with two tests at the Oschersleben Circuit. The first was not that suitable for the Volvo so a steady time was set. The second consisted of a four lap test matching the lap times, I think we … Continue reading

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Tyre change

Herman swapping the front wheels. It’s worth noting that most winter tyres are directional. We spotted this early enough so a quick swap was done. The rear wheels were fitted correctly.

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Saturday scrutineering

My office for the week. Halda twinmaster, stopwatches etc. The electronic compass had to be removed as it is an illegal electronic device. The kitchen timer is OK though. A long drive to VW headquarters in Wolfsburg from Hermans home … Continue reading

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Winter Trial Planning

The Winter Trial starts next Sunday so the last map plots are being done. Not much snow in Europe yet but the forecast is colder. Herman and I are again in his superbly prepared Volvo Amazon and this is the … Continue reading

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Coming soon…

Later on this month I will be navigating on the Winter Trial for Herman Maas in car 26, a Volvo 122S. I hope to post a daily report of the event here so keep a look out, we start in … Continue reading

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And you thought it was cold here…

Yes we did have the coldest December for many years but spare a thought for Dutchman Steve Weinberg who is crossing Siberia as I write in his Renault 4cv. Now I have a 4cv (convertible) and I know how cold … Continue reading

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