Classic Marathon Day 2

With much anticipation and jugging of cars in a very tight ‘piazza’ we left Lecce in joint 6th place with high hopes for the coming week.

Lecce start.

Sadly a massive hitch on the first regularity put us in trouble. For the first time in my experience you have to mark your own start time, in pen, on the time card. We started off in our order one minute behind another car and almost immediately Kev Howarth had a secret control and spotted the clerical error. The consequence is a brutal 2.5 minute penalty. A major ball dropping exercise by any standards.

Cellino San Marco. Beautiful.

After some silence and swearing it was all put behind us and it’s now a challenge to see if we can get near the top of the table by next weekend. Many regularity timing points we visited today were within a couple of seconds discrepancy so we will have to wait and see….

Alberobello for lunch. A Unesco world heritage site.

The day seemed pretty cultural with regularities around what seem to be Roman olive groves penned in by prehistoric dry stone walls and amazing lunch and final time controls at Unesco heritage sites. I could have done with a lot more time to have a look round. My pictures do not do it justice.

Metera

Tomorrow is another day so we will battle onward to try to climb the results table.

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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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