Driving a 1954 Austin-Healey 100/4 from Peking to Paris in the June 2019 ERA Rally.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

0063 Days 3 & 4 of Classic Outback Trial

21st August 2018
We are still playing in the dirt !

I will write more tomorrow but just wanted to get the photo link up.  End of day 4 and we are up to 2nd place overall !!   Woohoo.

But boy, do we get dusty without a roof on !!

Come back for the story tomorrow.

Photos of the action :-  https://photos.app.goo.gl/B8zR7iQyuUgyZjSb8

Sunday, 19 August 2018

0062 Days 1 & 2 of Classic Outback Trial

19th August 2018
We do it in the dirt !!

Gidget goes bush !
Well, Gidget has finally had a chance to show off in the dirt, and she has acquitted herself really well.  Handles well, goes well, stops well (yes, really !), but she does have one major weakness - Sand gets in EVERYWHERE, to the point where we have had to use a friends garden blower to blow at least some of the sand out of the car (and off us !) at the end of the day.  Unfortunately I will have to get back later for a longer description of all the action as I have to do all my average speed tables for tomorrow's events, but I will just give you the link to the photos of the first 2 days so you can vicariously enjoy our fun.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

0061 3500 kms across Australia

Thursday 16th August 2018
It's a BIG country !!

291 DAYS TO GO !!

Drooping the trailer off at Barry's
On Thursday 9th August I hitched up Barry's empty trailer and headed out of the GC by 7 am, travelling south down the coast road to Sydney.  Barry has just moved to Sydney so I was just deliverying his trailer down to his new home in Sydney.  The plan was to overnight half way down and then run into Sydney for Friday morning, but the traffic was remarkably light and the roadworks were few, and by about noon I realised I was going to make it easily in one day.  So I dropped Barry's trailer off at his house in Tennyson Point, and made it to Ashton's before the traffic got too bad, and we then all met up at a local pub for a beer and a feed.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

0060 Getting ready for Alice

5th August 2018
Preparing for the first big test !

Ashton has already detailed all the good work Garth has been doing down in Sydney, so now all we have to do is get Gidget safely to Alice, and make sure we do our bit of keeping her on the straight and narrow during the COT Rally in and around Alice !  Gidget's ready, but are we ? 😉   Time will tell !
Stay tuned and we will try to get some of the action posted on here as it happens.   Meantime,  I have been dealing with a seemingly never ending stream of things which just seem to appear out of nowhere ! Storage, tools, cup holders, first aid requirements, paperwork, hotel reservations, accomodation in Paris, dinner suits for Paris - Where does all this stuff come from ?