Sunday, 23 November 2014

Club Triumph's 2014 RBRR

Finally got round to finish the pictures I took during last month's Round Britain Reliability Run. This time with a three man team in a Dolomite 1850 (that really should read 2000 as it is fitted with a TR7 engine).
Team #100 waiting for the ferry in Dunkirk ...


The usual action at the Plough ... 







Signing in at the Plough ...



With the stickers fitted to the car we are ready for the start, but that was still a few hours away. 




Even the press were present ...


Waiting for the start ...




The briefing, wonder why they invented loudhailers ...



Into the twilight zone on the first stage from Crews Hill to Blyth ...




Control #2, frantic action at Blyth Services ...




Just before approaching the second control stop (and Scotland) the heavens opened up in a big way. Approaching the Edinburgh bypass, and clearly the weather conditions still were rather wet ...


Motorway Services just after the Edinburgh stop. Still wet  ...




But by the time we reached Skiach Services and the fourth control the weather had cleared ...



Dawn on the A9 near Aviedale ...


Tesco's in Wick ...


Approaching John O'Groats ...


John O'Groats ...



View point over Dornoch Firth ...


Another twilight, this time on the M74 near Abington ...


Control #9; Marshalling at Tebay Services ...


Control #10; Gledrid Services ...



Small Triumph convoy in deepest darkest Wales, on the A483 near Newtown ...


Control #13; Whitehouse Services ...



Control #15; Bude Castle. Some spannering needed ...




Being chased by the GT6 of Roger and Rob en route to control stop #16 ...


Control #17; Pimperne Village Hall and delicious cake ...



After Pimperne the car's engine started to misfire ever more badly...


But we managed to limp to control #18 and eventually back to the Plough in time to get the last signature. For me it was the fifth finish in this event, but have to do it in one of my own cars yet ...


Teams #93 and #100 on the ferry, going home ...

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