After what can only be described as an extraordinary week, the last day of the 2013 Motoscape Rally had arrived, and it was time for the teams to head to Prague! First of all though, teams had to get up bright and early for the final morning briefing and collect the daily packs (the last time teams heard the famous words, “Please Read Your Pack!”). As this was the last day of the rally, there were no challenges other than make it to Prague in one piece, which is easier said than done on some of the roads in the Czech Republic!
That’s it, the 2013 Motoscape Rally, “Road Trip to Prague” has come to an end! And I’m sure you all want to know who’s won?
Well we won’t keep you waiting, congratulations… on a first place finish for A Bear Attacking You With Only A Sausage Is Still Terrifying! They won the rally by 7 points and take home the £800 prize and the gloating rights at being the 2013 Motoscape Prague Champions! Martyn and Tony also won 2 daily prizes on the rally making their total prize winnings £900! Congratulations guys, a fantastic effort guys, well done!
After a night of celebrations, it was time for everyone heading onto Prague to say farewell to their newfound friends on the Venice rally. For the Prague teams the scenery and roads change significantly as we head into Eastern Europe. There were some blurry-eyed faces at the morning briefing (especially the Horsemeat Smugglers team!), but everyone attended eager to see what the day had in store! With just a couple of days left on the rally, some cars were starting to show the strain a bit, but everyone was in high spirits for today’s journey.
The morning after the Stelvio Pass usually see’s teams doing essential repairs in the car park, but surprisingly this year, the cars that made it to the hotel were in decent working order! The teams gathered as usual for the morning briefing and to check out the days challenges, Todays drive was a relatively short distance so lots of different options on places to visit.
That’s it, the 2013 Motoscape Rally, “Road Trip to Venice” has come to an end! And I’m sure you all want to know who’s won?
Well we won’t keep you waiting, congratulations… on a first place finish for 3 Engineers and a Civil Servant! They won the rally by 15 points and take home the £800 prize and the gloating rights at being the 2013 Motoscape Venice Champions! So far the team have raised around £4000 for the National Autistic Society Charity and the prize money from winning the rally is going towards that too. Congratulations to Jonathan, Harry, Dave and David, a fantastic effort guys, well done!
Today’s drive was the one that everyone had been waiting for. The journey to Bergamo in Italy, via the awesome Stelvio Pass! If you’ve viewed our website and seen previous blogs and pics, you know this needs no introduction. It’s one of the greatest driving experiences in the world. It really puts the teams driving abilities to the test, so stick around to see which cars survived and which were heading for the scrap yard! Following the morning briefing, the teams prepared their cars and were on their way!