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Just a short note to thank the sponsors that have not been mentioned yet on our site;

BenoitAssurances/ Generali:
Insurance of vehicle. Merci beaucoup!
(Maartje bedankt!)

CherifRenovation:
4 spare tires. Merci beaucoup!

A bientot!

Posted by Dennis78 11:10 Archived in France Comments (0)

Day 2

rain 10 °C

Dear family and friends,

As we are cruising down the A9 motorway, not too far from Perpignan, I am writing you our 2nd message on Dennis's PDA.
After a worrying clutch-malfunction yesterday, we have tried to solve this by giving the pedal just a little bit more play... Wishfull thinking! It really seems we will be changing the clutch somewhere 'en-route'. For the moment we're still rolling...
As a result of this late-night-venture (...and I must admit, I did need to finish some work) we have left Bligny sur Ouche at almost 11.00am. It's almost 7hrs later now, getting dark and ..ssing with rain. We have received messages of other teams driving through snowstorms near Burgos in the north of Spain...
We will be following the coast-road to Barcelona, might take 5 for a round of Tapas and then continue our estafette-run to Gibraltar and hopefully enjoy some better weather on the coast!
This tiny screen is making me dizzy, more news tomorrow, I'm off. (Ps:PopkhvjMM!)

Posted by Dennis78 09:10 Archived in France Comments (0)

Day 1

all seasons in one day 10 °C

38 Cars gathered this morning at the docks in Amsterdam North. It was a big happening with lots of friends and family and after a short delay we left around noon.
As one big group we drove to the border with Belgium, from where everyone could set there own pace. Along the route in Holland lots of people gave us the thumbs up and were probably wondering what we were up to.
We're heading for Bligny, a small town about 100km south of Dijon. This is where Jim normally lives. At the moment we're driving on the tollway, roughly 100km before Dijon, so we're getting there.....
We first have to visit a friend in Dijon to pick up some stuff, but we hope sit on the dinnertable before 10.
Unfortunately we're having some problems with the clutch that have to be fixed tonight....hopefully we get some sleep!

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Posted by Dennis78 10:50 Archived in France Comments (0)

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