Monthly Archives: November 2011

The final day.

Dawn chorus in Digne les Bains taken from our penthouse suite! Slightly thick headed we leave early to find the start on the other side of Digne. Through the maze of one way streets we final made the first control … Continue reading

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Baud is back

Keith Baud who in my opinion is the king of route devisers is back and with some serious attitude. The Gap to Digne night section was without doubt the most difficult, frustrating and brilliant stages of recent times. Impossible times … Continue reading

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Other stuff…

As there seems to be quite a few of you following my rally adventures, I thought I’d just mention a couple of other things you might be interested in… I organise the Haslemere Classic Car Show and Tour, this local … Continue reading

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The toughest car on the event?

I knew Mercedes Benz built their cars like tanks. I think this confirms that!  

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Leg 3 Wednesday

A beautiful clear day started with a short Autoroute hop to the Col de Grainier, a regular ‘Monte’ section, a tricky navigation through a vineyard caught out most of the field while we muddled through 34 seconds late. More scenic … Continue reading

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Day 2. Tuesday

Another full day started in bright sunlight. The first regularity was very hard with a multitude of roads on the ground that Michelin decided to not bother to plot on their map. Nearly everyone was lost at some point! The … Continue reading

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Regularity start

Triumph and 911 ready to go.

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Lost in translation?

Tonight’s menu, somewhat confusing in English.

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Overnight over

Early morning Breakfast at Tonnerre The overnight section is thankfully done. At last the fog lifted and my eyes could return back in their sockets. Two difficult regularities in the dark were poorly executed with wrong slot turns being the … Continue reading

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Dinner at last

At long last we have stopped for dinner. 8 hours of torturous navigation through a never ending maze of intertwined and probably interbred scruffy towns and villages in thick fog. The map is of poor quality with incorrect distances and … Continue reading

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