Great news! We received the nomination letter for our next rally! We made it, we are in! Yeah! Getting ready for rally #3 in June. The “Bosch Boxberg Klassik” will start at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart & will finish on day 2 at the Bosch race ring in Boxberg: 350km via tulip signs &Continue reading “Rally #3”
Good morning, Frankonia! -4C and snow all day. Perfect weather for a rally. Lol. Plenty of rally teams canceled last minute due to weather. Many Oldtimers with summer tires and no heater (either broken or the cars simply don’t have one). Aperoli has all year tires and a nicely working heater (as good as aContinue reading “The Oldtimer Classic-Rallye in Frankonia – finish line”
Are we still in Iceland? Lol! We had no idea we signed up for a winter rally! Hello April 2022! Or Aperoli on the rocks 🍹 Rain or shine this rally is going to happen! Luckily we got “all year” tires thanks to my laziness of avoiding tire change twice per year we seem toContinue reading “Adventure: Arrival”
Speedo cable – you remember that one which was cut on purpose? Good news, it’s fixed. Bonnet strap – assembled. Exhaust – assembled. Seat belt – renewed (in red). Blinker – exchanged. 2nd stop watch – purchased & mounted. Trip computer – mounted. Radio clock – purchased & mounted. Stickers – removed & replaced. TeamContinue reading “3 days to go!”
Ever wondered what’s happening in the last hour before rally start? It’s busy! It’s exciting! It’s about hope. It’s about competition. It’s about fun. One hour before rally start… Rally book received. Start number received. Start time defined. Organizational changes are still possible! The early bird… Be at Parc Ferme on time! (leave a gapContinue reading “the last hour”
Good morning, Aperoli! Winter time is over! Hitting the road again. That car is flying! Even with fuel gauge in deep red, we were still driving another 50km. Every time new surprises… Never a dull moment. Excited what to find out next. +4C degrees this morning. Heat works. Yeah! On way home +18C – heaterContinue reading “Rally Training completed”
That’s the „back of the envelope plan“. A big envelope. Turning bigger and bigger the more we tried to fix. Now we are on the 2nd envelope. Haha. Mandatory items seem fixed for the moment. „Nice to have“ things were moved to the waiting list. 3.5 weeks to go. Time to continue studying the theoreticalContinue reading “Co-pilot ready?”
It’s been interesting days. We wonder if we should fix the car first and then sign up for rallying (in the future)?! Well, the answer is clearly No! We need the pressure to get things done & ready! Where to start? By putting a coat on and (so not) enjoying working at 0 degrees inContinue reading “Making progress.”
First step done. We signed up for our 1st rally in 2022 “Oldtimer Classic Rallye” in the wonderful countryside of Franconia (Heimvorteil). And this time it’s a ‚real‘ really. Tulip signs included. Hubby’s legs working ✔️ Car readiness – no Next step: wake up Aperoli from its winter siesta. 10 weeks to go. And aContinue reading “Rally #2”
After sleeping in and delicious lunch from mum, Aperoli brought me safely back home. Now parked in the garage. Facts & figures: Rally Teams @start: 90 (@finish line: ~60) Trip: >4.500km driven Gas: 191.2 liter (prices varied between 1.619€/l up to 1.939€/l) Oil usage: 1.5 liter Water usage: 200ml Charity: 90 teams collected a totalContinue reading “Best of „The Deutschland Rally 2021“”
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