Monthly Archives: July 2016

P-P days 9&10

Yesterdays trip from Lausanne to Reims was straightforward but long. Driving 7 hours cross countty arriving at 3pm to be ready to greet the competitors at the last time control. We only stopped for one coffee at a small roadside … Continue reading

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P-P day 8

First out of the hotel again and 3 hours to our control at the summit of the Furka Pass. Just short of 2500 meters it was the highest point of the rally and the coldest. It snowed last night and … Continue reading

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P-P day 7

A 15hr day in northern Italy. Our control was test 2 finish and 2.5 hrs from the start. Arriving at 9.00 and setup by 09.30. Disaster struck! On of the chairs blew down the ravine we were parked by. After … Continue reading

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P-P day 6

First out and last to finish! Our control was the first after lunch, not that we had time for any, and as we arrived the heavens opened, thunder and lightning and bouncing rain with some hail!!! After a while the … Continue reading

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P-P day 5

Today’s control was at a driving test centre in the blazing sun. We were in charge of the test finish and the umbrella shade was erected to give us some protection from the heat. The competitors found following the route … Continue reading

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P-P day 4

Another early start to our test start. 35degC up a dust road.  Multi multi Scorchio! Our Hungarian motor club helpers were invaluable A 200km drive to the penultimate control to collect Slovenian motorway vignettes and a surprise passport check by … Continue reading

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P-P day 3 (rest day)

The last ‘rest day’ for the competitors, it seemed to be brake rebuilding day by the look of the car park this morning. We, however, took the opportunity to do the tourist thing round Budapest.  The double decker bus with … Continue reading

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P-P day 2

Up at 06.00 for breakfast and straight off to TF28.1 Our job was to time the finish (TF) times of the competitors, record the times on their cards and chips and make our own copy in case of any irregularities … Continue reading

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Peking-Paris day 1 as a marshal

Last night in the hotel car park the competitors were joined my local motor club enthusiasts with unusual cars. And today we had our first time control. The task is to mark the competitors card with a departure time to … Continue reading

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Peking-Paris a marshalling adventure.

At short notice I was asked to substitute for Dave Maryon as a Marshall on the European leg of the epic Peking to Paris rally organised by ERA. Leaving home last Tuesday we arrived in Rzeszow, after 1500 miles motorway … Continue reading

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