Tuesday. Legs 3 and 4

A very busy day today. First a shockingly early regularity at 07.50. That’s 06.50 in the UK! Dark and icy. Seemed to go well enough as did the many other day time tests. No dramas just routine timekeeping and accurate navigation.

Joes MG limps on, it goes well enough but drops oil like the Torrey Canyon!
They missed the night loop to preserve what little oil pressure they have and intend to carry on tomorrow.

Old friend and fellow motor nut Jaap had a drive shaft fail so went marshalling with his co driver wife. I took this picture in case he made a mess of using the clock. He didn’t thought!

Frantic pre-night plotting on the ‘Brits’ table.

The night section was a great route comprising of many difficult regularities on some very icy minor roads in Austria. We elected to fit chains near the start and they worked well giving us great hill climbing confidence. We had what seems to be a good night with not too much time lost. The most amazing two ice covered hillclimbs were more flat out driving than regularity. I am certain nobody was early. Minus 14C was spotted on our external temperature gauge and it seemed that cold.
Food news..No Schnitzel today but an excellent Strudel at the top of one of the hillclimbs.
Tomorrow gives us a more relaxed 09.15 start and my bed beckons so more news tomorrow.


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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