The second day

Some snow to play in now. It is apparent that above around 800m there is snow on the ground. The main roads are clear but as expected the minor ones we use are icy.

No dramas before lunch, just a couple of reasonable timed regularities.

After a break for schnitzel (the first one!) a minor drama ensued. I missed a tricky junction in the snow and we had to turn the car around, alas, a wheel left the icy road and sunk into the field alongside. It took the Volvo of team-mates Frank Fennel and Kevin Savage with a tow rope to extract us. The jury is still out as to who’s fault it was! Answers on a postcard please.

Team Volvo at the Airfield.

An interesting test on a barren airfield went well and the final regularity as darkness fell was very complicated. All was accurate, well compared to the other cars we saw going in all directions around the maze of tiny tracks over fields. Until the last 1/2 km when a very steep and hair-pinned downhill run cost us probably 30 seconds at the last control.

After the days exertions dinner and an early night are expected. Probably…

Gijs Van Lennup looking unnervingly confident! And so he should as a previous multi winner of the Winter Trial…and LeMans too.


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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1 Response to The second day

  1. Cyrille says:

    Keep on going you Dutchman

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