Rally of the Tests Day 2

Having risen up the results table by 10 places confidence was building. A great morning without major errors saw a great lunch on the third floor of Langley Castle where I had the opportunity to snap a few pictures of some of the rally cars;….

   
    
   
A cracking test followed and  more regularities that also were smooth to a short stop in Tan Hill, the highest pub in England.

   
 
We left the control in high spirits through a long regularity to the infamous Caterick Garrison ranges for a fast navigational section, my favourite part!, we were quick and accurate but suddenly, just before the final Time Control, the car had no drive, something had broken. It’s likely to be an overdrive or gearbox problem so not immediately repairable. Sadly we had the car recovered to the overnight hotel and we had to retire.

  
After taking stock of the situation, and a couple of ales, we are collecting a hire car and heading for the finish to see all the cars remaining arrive.

My first DNF since 2004, not a bad run but that’s rallying……

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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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