1000 Mile Trial day 3

As i’m often told it’s always sunny in Wales, and it was. Great driving roads and scenery. A superb day with an improved result. We start tomorrow 1st in class and 14th overall. We still have not  played  our penalty joker with only only three others so this may be a bit of a safety net later…

Here are some pictures from the very sunny Welsh lanes.

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1000 Mile Trial day 2

A wet start we pre-empted by raising the roof yesterday. The day has been good with no regularity penalty worse than 5 seconds at any control. A few other misdemeanours though. 

There wasn’t much chance to take any good photos today but I’ve nicked a couple from Mike Dabell who came with Richard Sherwood to Chatsworth to greet us into the lunch halt. Thanks for coming chaps!

TC2.1 raining.

Chatsworth Lunck halt

Tissington Ford by Mike Dabell

Following an SS Jaguar

My view from the office window


The Office, including GaugePilot. And repeat display for the driver.

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1000mile Trial day 1

A cracking day in the sun with vintage cars, what could be finer. A good day on the regularities but some penalties on the tests see us leading the class but 18th over all the last time I looked at the results. Anyway it’s a long way to go so here are some of my pictures and the proper ones are from fellow IGPG Photographer Robert Clayson who spotted us on route this afternoon.

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The RAC 1000 mile Trial scruitineering 

A few photographs from the beautiful Thames side Oakley Court Hotel.

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L-L penultimate day

It’s been a cracking day with fantastic roads and stunning scenery. Some of the best rallying I’ve done in the daylight!

The final test on a hill climb finished the day perfectly. We are both exhausted now and have turned in early ready for the last push, we’ve closed the gap to Drexel and Pat to under a minute so it’s all to play for tomorrow.

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Photos from London – Lisbon

Now we are in Portugal WiFi has returned. We’ve had a great time with mostly success but made a couple of critical errors losing our first in class position to Drexel and Pat Gillespie’s Volvo. We are working hard to rectify that!

Yesterday we had four seasons in one day including heavy snow at lunchtime. Still the indoor barbecue warmed us up.

It’s mostly a picture blog from the last three days but I hope to catch up with a report from tomorrow’s competition.

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London-Lisbon days 3 & 4

From Poitiers through to northern Spain has been fantastic. Great roads with almost no traffic and good competition.
We are doing pretty well with very few mistakes but up in the mountains we just don’t have enough pace to make some of the climbs without penalty, the descents are difficult also with some brake fade!

Currently we are 16th overall and first in class but hopefully the flatter terrain will be to our advantage for the rest of the week. Only 5 more days to go!

I’ve met some old friends along the way who turned out to support us and that was great to see them. 

We are now in the most luxurious monestry you are likely to see and the Gin is generously served!
No pictures today due to a very slow internet connection so I’ll load them asap.

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