A day and a night of it…

An amazing day, it just gets progressively harder. Starting on ice at -10C the temperature outside the car never got warmer. The second regularity of the day was considered impassable so a quick reschedule and reroute solved that issue. Some very tricky navigation followed lunch through a maze of roads, luckily we made that section on time visiting all the logger points.
Tests and more regularities were the order of the afternoon which went mostly well with only minor slip ups. A logging truck costing us over a minute on one section.

The night section was amazing. The first half were very testing back to back regularity tests. I got so lost on the first we had to keep moving until a landmark was found. Unfortunately this was a town 15km from where we should have been! A cut and recalculation saw us on our way to the navigational half of the night.
Less of a rally and more of a full on gravel stage! We lost time hand over fist and had to cut out the last 4 controls having a beer in a bar.
I can’t imagine how impossible it would have been in snow. Perhaps a step too far for old cars, more a section better suited to the WRC mob.

Tomorrow sees the finish in Italy, it looks simple enough but Bart always has a trick on the last day!

Slovenian Snow.


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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