A difficult hour. Day two, Saturday

Serious stuff on the Dales.

Alfa 8C in pursuit.

Ford Model A Special

We started the day in buoyant mood, second on the road, but soon discovered a fuel starvation problem.
The first test of the day went badly with the car stopping within sight of the finish with the fuel pump hammering away behind us but delivering no petrol! Almost maximum time penalties followed…A recently installed pre pump filter was ceremoniously removed and we were back on the road with full power.
The most important regularity of the day followed, a wrong slot before the first timing point happened and by the time we corrected it nearly seven minutes had passed. Bugger! The following five timing points were cleaned, just to show we could still do it, but, the damage had been done. Now in the mid field. Still, moral is good and some comfort (in a bottle of Jamesons) was taken and tomorrow is another day. It’s now a challenge to set the most zero regularity penalties on the rally. Let’s see what happens…

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About James Ewing

Cars are my passion in my business and private life. I run James Ewing Limited - International Brokers of Collectors Cars and I also have a successful restoration business. I navigate on classic rallies in the UK and europe and in my time have competed in many types of motorsport. At home we have an interesting collection of micro/mini cars, a 1958 Renault 4cv, 1962 Fiat 600d Multipla and a 1967 Subaru 360. All in all I spend most of my time 'dickingaroundwitholdcars'
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