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 continued when we arrived.

Andrew bravely volunteered to chip the cards dressed in the cold weather clothing and I wrote out the sheets in the car that also provided a makeshift windbreak. After 3 hours all the cars had passed and we packed up and continued along the rally route. Within 5 minutes we were out of the clouds and into sunshine, typical…

What an amazing road!

We had seen a racked railway and warning signs along our route and at the bottom of the valley we were lucky to cross the line just as a steam train was leaving. Naturally, we had to stop and take pictures.

Another hour or so we stopped at a time control for pizza and quickly on to Lausanne on lake Geneva to enjoy a beer in the sun.


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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