HELLO WORLD!  FOLLOW CAR 7 FROM PEKING TO PARIS 2013

We made it ~ we crossed the finish line in Paris,France

WooHoo ! We made it to Paris!!!

WooHoo ! We made it to Paris!!!

Here are some photos of  the last day. It was a long busy day for us so here are some shots of my friends/competitors here there and everywhere …all of these photos are from today ~

Thank you everyone for supporting Car 7. Much love from me to you ~ Jenny

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Cathrine Car 97

Cathrine Car 97

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It is  very late and I am exhausted. I have not had a chance to reflect on my rally yet. My main goal now is to rest. But I will say this, It was sad waking up this morning with the realization that it is all over.I miss the wonderful people that I have met. I miss seeing them everyday and talking about what was broken on our cars. I miss getting up at 4:30 -5 am. I miss getting into my vehicle and driving insane distances.

I promise to catch up on my blog when I get back to Canada...

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Day 33, (Sat., June 29, 2013) Troyes to Paris, France

I awoke to a rainy day in France- looks like the top will have to stay up on my car for now as it was pouring.

I’m not sure how I feel. Perhaps sad that it will be over soon. Today I will see my Father & Jasmine at the finish line. I was looking very forward to that. but still I felt sad. Sad that Car 92 of Emma & Peter would not be there. Something that they both looked so forward to and had worked  so hard to accomplish.

 

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Day 32 – Gstaad to Troyes

Final Fling

By Syd Stelvio, www.endurorally.com

With around 86 cars expected to cross the finish-line in the centre of Paris tomorrow out of the original 96 starters, there is a terrific atmosphere in the bar tonight as competitors breathe a big sigh a relief that it now looks as if the survivors take in liquid refreshment for the struggle to get out of Troyes tomorrow on the final leg.

Driving the Impossible

Doubts? There is only one. There could not be a last minute drama without Bill and Mark from Car 15, the Ford Model A, taking centre-stage. Today the water pump they found in the wreck outside the Victoria Hotel in Davos gave up… and so the car was sadly put on a truck to Troyes...

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Day 32, (Fri., June 28, 2013) Gstaad, Switzerland to Troyes, France

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Day 31 – Davos to Gstaad

Snowy Mountains

By Syd Stelvio, www.endurorally.com

We drove across an alpine mountain range to Gstaad today. Just as we thought we had seen every kind of extreme weather condition, we drove up a foggy mountain and found it was snowing at the summit.

Driving the Impossible

Ludovic Bois in his Volvo Amazon, car 82, suffered a spot of altitude sickness and refused to run any further at the top of one pass, and had to be pushed out of a passage-control where it then ran down the mountain. Bill and Jock Burridge from New Zealand in their 1925 Buick had just about the worst problem of the day when a front hub broke on the last closed-road test-section… the hub was stripped down and a local workshop found to weld it up, and the car was soon running again. Snow was falling and visibility was down to 15 metres.

Glen ...

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