After an exciting first day and superb night in St Omer, it was time to start the Motoscape challenges! Today’s drive from St Omer to Koblenz in Germany was just the ticket to make sure all the teams/cars are fully prepared for the week. The morning briefing, was packed with teams eager to receive today’s information packs which contained all the essential information for the trip to the world famous Nürburgring, bring it on!
The journey from St Omer to Koblenz is around 300 miles depending which route you take (choice between scenic route or the faster motorways) and the Nürburgring was the highlight of the day for most teams. The ring was busy with a fabulous array of luxury cars land our treasured bangers.
Where on earth can you see super cars lined up next to a bunch of crazy bangers, waiting to get on the Nürburgring? Only on the Motoscape Rally of course!
There was an great mix of Motoscape cars, rally cars and super cars, you could smell the adrenaline (or the petrol fumes might have just gone to our heads!) A lot of our teams took their pride and joys around the track (some numerous times) and had an unforgettable experience. Take a look at the action:
Unfortunately the ring was closed later in the afternoon due to an accident (not involving any Motoscapers) so not all teams got to go round, but there’s always next year!!
There were some teams with car problems though, namely the mini (Proximity to Awesome) had a points / distributor problem but luckily this was fixed by a kind gentleman at the ring. Unfortunately not the same kind of luck for the Triumph Stag (Team Old Un’s) which had a gearbox fluid problem and has forced the car into a garage for a full health check before it can proceed…..more updates on this tomorrow.
Back to the challenges and between 5pm and 7pm the teams checked in at the hotel in Koblenz to see if they could strike an early lead in the competition. A fantastic effort by the teams who took on our tricky challenges, and congratulations to The New Recruits (Prague) and Rafa Duchenne (Venice) who scored the most points for the day and won the daily prizes of £75 each! Well done guys you certainly thought outside the box. Take a look at the latest standings on the challenges too!
On to the evenings entertainment, every year we strongly recommend visiting the traditional German town of Winningen for the final night of the annual wine festival. The majority of the Motoscapers took our advice and were certainly not disapointed!
The wine festival is a fantastic mix of live bands, traditional German food and drink, night clubs and a true mix of high spirited Germans, who really know how to party! The freshly cooked bratwursts are tastiest sausages you can eat! It gave the teams a great chance to get to know each other, so thanks to all the teams for making it a great night.
The teams were getting into the spirit and dancing the night away in front of the live band, and showing the locals how it’s done UK style, we couldn’t keep Team Stretton off the dance floor! There were some strange dance moves from the entrants including, The Slug, The Row, The Mo and many more (see the pics), not sure which responsible organiser was encouraging this! But heres a clue M_ _K.
A special mention has to go to James from Blunderbirds for being the drunkest man in Germany last night, well done mate!
The evening is further enhanced by what can only be described as an absolutely spectacular firework display… everyone was blown away!
The teams that came to the wine festival may have woken with sore heads in the morning, but it was a night they won’t forget in a hurry. Check out the pics for an insight into party time German stlyle, not all Germans steal the sunbeds when you are on holiday!
Day 2 was definitely an eventful one, and everyone seemed to have a great day and night!
Next stop, Feldkirch (Austria)
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