It was the morning after the teams took on the mighty Stelvio Pass, and in the morning some of the cars needed a bit of TLC after taking on those hair pin bends. The Lightening Mcqueen Boys had a break disc problem that they managed to sort and the Funk Soul Dubbers had to do some had-hoc modifications using a Lucozade bottle! Both cars should be fine though.
Today we were heading from Lake Iseo to Noventa di Piave, just outside of Venice in Italy which is around 140 miles, and was the end of the rally for the teams on the 5 day route.
Today was a short drive if you were going straight to Venice (around 2 hours 30 minutes) which gave teams plenty of time to do different things, and for the Prague teams to take part in their challenges for the day.
The teams did a variety of activites throughout the day including taking the time to visit the Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati museums and even driving Ferraris!
Onk and Rej from the Duke Boys got goosebumps on top of goosebumps driving a Ferrari F430 through the streets of Maranello at top speeds. The best driving experience of there lives! The Team GB boys also took the Ferrari’s out on the street and absolutely loved it!
Photos and Videos of the Ferrari experiences will be coming soon!
For the teams that weren’t interested in visiting the Super Car museums, they headed straight to Venice (although some teams managed to squeeze in both Venice and the museums). Teams who wanted to stay there for the day and night and have a few drinks hopped on the train close to the hotel, other teams headed in by car just for the day.
Venice is a beautiful city that sits on the water on millions of wooden piles pounded into marshy ground and has been slowly sinking for the last 1,000 years! It was a great place for teams to get some fine Italian cuisine, enjoy a bite to eat and just relax after a relatively short drive for the day.
The Motoscape Team met up with some teams in St Mark’s Square for a quick photo, then headed back and were navigated through all the side streets by Chris from team Blunderbirds, we’re glad he knew where he was going!
For the teams on the Prague rally that were concentrating on winning the daily cash prize and trying to creep up the leader board as the final day approaches, they headed into Venice to take part in the challenges. Well done to Ryan, Kyle & Bianca from International Sheriff’s Department for winning the daily prize for the second day running. It’s close at the top now between the New Recruits and the International Sheriff’s Department, the final day of challenges tomorrow will decide things!
One part to the challenges today was to come up with a funny limerick about their team. The Prague teams did this as part of the daily challenge, and the Venice teams did this to win a bottle of bubbly to go with their evening meal, here’s a selection of the best ones from the teams!
The best limerick from the Prague rally was from Mario and Luigi, here it goes:
Mario enjoys his food
But can be very rude
A massive gay
Gone a bit stray
Luckily luigi’s a dude
Here’s a selection of other limericks from the day!
The drive’s gone without a hitch
Except Chris drove into a ditch
Later James guzzled bottles
And nearly got throttled
For thrusting behind a German bitch!
International Sheriffs Department
There were three Brits in police suits
In Europe they were let loose
But by day four they’d concede
The only way to lead
Was by killing The New Recruits
It’s something you’d see on Top Gear
Go from Stretton to Prague with no fear
But these 3 stigs have bailed
Cos their gearbox has failed
So we’ll see them in the new year
The New Recruits
Drove the Stelvio Pass with many bends
Then stopped halfway for a mend
With brakes made of wood
Which were clearly no good
We placed trust in the Jag to the end
Piston Broke from Stoke
There once was a team called Piston Broke
Who joined a Rally to Prague from Stoke
They drove all day and drank all night
Until the booze affected their sight
And all that was left was a can of coke
Are we there Yetis
Are we there yetis wanted some fun
Signed up for the motoscape Europe run
Joined some northern monkeys
And petrol head junkies
Then got caught breaking the ton
The once was a team called Fondue
Whose driver was missing a screw
Because of the gas
As he raced down the pass
The car smells distinctly of poo!
Old Sycamorians 1
Three men in a 260 E
All planned birthdays in Italy
The wives said “No!
If it means Stelvio!”
But they said “Fuck It We’re Fifty”
Heaven & Hell
We’ve brought a ole banger to thrape
So we thought of you “motoscape”
Heaven n hell is our name
7 countries is the game
Fingers crossed the ole banger don’t break!
There were some lads from Yorkshire
Who gave a Honda some torture
Down stelvio pass
Brown stains on their ass
Now straight home to get to their daughters
On the car front today, the only major casualty was Team Sausages in Cider. The car wasn’t running too good to the guys have decided to scrap the car in Venice and fly to Prague to meet up with us all on the last night.
Other than that had no other major banger casualties!
In the evening, some teams on the Prague rally stayed in Venice for the night and got the 24 hour train back late, and others hit the local town for a bite to eat and a few beers, and the organisers arranged a complimentary meal and presentation of prizes with all the Venice teams, a fitting finale to the rally. What a great night for everyone to get together, and well done to Rafa Duchenne for finishing first and taking home the cash prize on the 2012 Motoscape Rally, “Road Trip to Venice”.
Tomorrow we head to Sopron in Hungary, with a route that lets you take on another brilliant driving road, the Vršič Pass. Find out how we get on tomorrow!
Next stop, Sopron (Hungary) via Vršič Pass
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