Its been a while since writing the blogs, we shall start them again.
Anyways, there is approx. 8 weeks to go for the 2023 Rally to start. While we are busy making sure everything is in order, getting a bunch of stuff printed and thinking of some new fun challenged to be had, I’ve noticed this years teams preparations are also well under way. From Audi convertibles, Mini coopers, VW Beetle’s. It really does feel like its going to be an amazing Rally.
We really cannot wait to get to our start line in Saint Omer.
In addition we have some repeat offenders, The Tweenies on Tour from 2023 are back as Jungle Rockers, David from Team WCA is back with his wife as “We’ve got 3 legs” and not forgetting The Jolly Buoys, Mark and David are back on it again.. probably the team to watch out for..! however saying that also some of the nicest fellers you’ll meet.
What’s changed in 2023..?
Well Day 1 is no longer about brining in your bits of paper and have it validated. We can do that all online before hand, teams will be sent a registration link and asked to fill out a form before they arrive, so this frees up the some time. So then we have more time to get to know you better, check out your cars, hear the stories behind them.
More details on the format coming shortly…
There will be the usual housekeeping things to go through, but also a welcome speech from Jin & Reeshi. We have Anil our helper back again this year, plus a dedicated Camera Man to capture all the fun stuff that goes on…
More updates coming soon.
Friday was all about getting to Prague for the remaining teams. Thank you to Andrew and Richard from Grunting Wolfpack for offering their car before they scrapped it. We have to congratulate Lewis, Steve, Ryan and Aaron from Jurassic Prague who had been having troubles with their safari themed Jeep since arriving in St Omer on the very first day of the Rally. Despite offers of replacement cars, they successfully made it to Prague in their beloved Jeep with lots of calamities and fun along the way!
A fond farewell was said to the teams finishing in Venice whilst the rest of the Motoscape teams were ready for their push on to Prague.
Another day of scenic mountain passes lay ahead for our teams. With three to choose from, the Good Ol Buoys took in the the Vrsic pass in Slovenia, followed by the Nockalmstrasse in Austria.
With no morning briefing most Motoscapers took the oportunity for a lie in. Not team Mid-Life Crisis though, who left early, keen to make the most of the sightseeing on offer. Martin and Paul ticked off the Ferrari and Porsche museums as well as Lake Garda and Venice. Continue reading
Having taken in things to see that we had highlighted, teams arrived in Garmisch Partenkirchen, rather tired but grateful for the 4 star plus facilities at the hotel.
Some teams were out to just tick off as many countries as they could. Martin and Paul from Team Mid-life Crisis were determined to drive through Switzerland, Lichtenstein and Austria which took them a bit out of the way. The route took them through a 10 mile long tunnel, which left them exhausted but with a sense of achievement.
There were a few bleary eyes at the breakfast briefing following a boozy night at the wine festival in Winningen. Mansells Mustdash, brothers Tom and James, made friends with some local Germans at the festival and ended up partying the night away in Koblenz. What we want to know is, did they wear their Mansell moustaches? Needless to say everyone was chomping at the bit ready for the long drive to Garmisch Partenkirchen.