Saturday, July 30, 2005

10 Countries Run - last of the bonnet pins

I invented the 10 Countries Run two years ago as a proving run to see if it could be done.

Well, 16 crews entered and we had a superb time driving through 10 countries (no surprise there) and I made some great new friends.

Two years on and the 10Cr2005 is an official Club Triumph event but I am still the organiser. Close of entries is tomorrow so there can only be whatever is in the post now and then that's it. So far 43 cars so maybe we'll make 45 - WOW!

45 Triumphs, 10 Countries over 4 days, 2 overnights, Alpine passes and the Nurburgring - I can't wait!

There's organisation to do for the event and also get the car ready. At least I have finally finished getting the bonnet pins done (I hope).

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Club Triumph Works Car

Club Triumph Works Car - that's my vision and it's getting closer! My TR7 will be inspired by the early works rally cars rather than a direct replica Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 18, 2005

Bonnet pins again

Just back from holiday and I realise it's only 6 weeks to the 10 Countries Run, so I need to work on the car at every opportunity.

So, an hour and a half on the second bonnet pin and I removed the standard bonnet catch - this can get jammed and then you have real problems whereas removing two pins is fairly idiot proof.

About another hour's work should see this sorted then it's on to the window regulator which will be a real pain.

Looking back though on entries after the first 10CR, the Wessex Rally and the RBRR makes me realise the solid progress I am making.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Workalike rear

At the rear of the car we now have rubber hooks just like the works cars - pretty cool! Posted by Picasa

Bonnet Pins

Part of the gradual change to rally spec - this bonnet pin must have taken 4 hours to get right! just the other side to do now Posted by Picasa