Winter Trial 2016

It all starts again here in Oslo, Norway. An uneventful flight with route Meister Mark Appleton turned into a public transport saga with a train and metro link to a station near to the hotel. Unfortunately a 800 meter 1:7 climb in the ice faced us, and with heavy bags, it was the first challenge of the week. Almost killed me!

  A very good meal of local delicacy and beer set the evening off well and after a couple more beers it was off to bed. We planned an early start to install the GaugePilot and get scrutineering done but we had a rude awakening when the fire alarm went off at 06.30. I did the typically British thing by waiting in bed until the flames came through the door and on the basis we were on the ground floor I always had the window as an escape option. Happily after 15mins the all clear was given. Apparently chef was a bit over enthusiastic with the crispy bacon.

The GaugePilot is now installed, calibrated and ready for action. Already there is curiosity about the new tripmeter so hopefully some more sales can be made soon.

The afternoon has been used to check maps, make some corrections and plot the special sections we are on tomorrow. All looking straightforward but this is the Winter Trial so no time for complacency.

A group dinner tonight will start the event ‘proper’ and we are on the road st 08.52 in the morning.


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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