Sadly we have to announce a change in our Rally team. Hubbies knee surgery was bigger than expected. The good news is that his knee is now better than before (all fingers crossed). The less good news: he neither can join the Rally nor can he move his leg for another 5 weeks… Even theContinue reading “The Team”
90 teams registered for the Rally start next week. All of us busy tweaking, finalizing & getting ready (what is ready?). 1 week to go… getting a little nervous.
3 weeks ago we kicked off our charity project #feed a dog via supporting the dog shelter in Stuttgart https://stuttgarter-tierschutz.de. We are very impressed that we reached our goal! Many many many thanks to all of you supporting us by reaching our charity goal. The target was to fundraise 300€. You overachieved the goal andContinue reading “Charity Project”
Combining practical training with tasty stops. Yesterday’s training included the final rally car & equipment. Blue sky. Oil checked. Gas filled up. Rally gloves on. Let’s go. Aperol was yesterday. Today’s target is to find delicious local wine. En route with Aperoli. Today’s team: Anny, the driver & Katja, the navigator. She’s a pro. WeContinue reading “Rally Training #2”
Our rally kit arrived a couple of days ago. Rally vehicle branding stickers like logo and most importantly, the start number included. We will start the Rally with the golden no. 78! Time to get to work targeting a couple of extra points by the rally jury for an eye catching vehicle decoration. Our motto:Continue reading “Midnight Blue meets Orange”
„From the wild seas of the north to the highest mountain peaks of the south, through the enchanted forests of the east to the post-industrial high culture of the west. The Deutschland Rally is the ultimate adventure on your doorstep.“ – that’s all we know about the Rally so far. We will start in Hann.MündenContinue reading “The Route & The roadway”
Another big milestone achieved today: Aperoli is registered. After a little trouble it worked out (hello German bureaucracy!). Yeah! Ready for an after-work test ride. Todays target: 11km to the favorite burger place for dinner. After driving the first 3km.. rethinking if we could (or should) really drive 11km… a bit of rattling noises. SpeedometerContinue reading “hitting the road”
Sunday, fun day. Everything starts with a good breakfast. Followed by a car wash. Let’s get started. Go faster stripes to reduce the air resistance! Voila! Done for today.
Or 3… 2… 1… meins! Most of you guessed right: we are going to win the rally with a Mini Cooper. Why? Because between 1960 and 1972, the Mini won 32 rallies around the world, including three wins at Monte Carlo. Getting ready for „Deutschland Rally 2021“. Our Mini Cooper family is growing. We finalizedContinue reading “S O L D”
To shorten the waiting time until arrival of our youngtimer (best case: 4 days. Yeah!) – we started with the first rally training considering the rally rules: No GPS, No Navi, No Autobahn. All we’ll get is a Roadbook on the day of rally start. A Roadbook is a book including Tulip symbols to detailContinue reading “Rally Training #1”