Italian Lakes Rally

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Italian Lakes Rally

Post by toomanysabres » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:46 pm

I've been doing the results and marshalling with Mark Goudy
Here are some pictures

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In Trafoi start of Stelvio Climb
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Near Top of Stelvio
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Stelvio down to Bormio
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Glacier des Bossons at Chamonix-Mont Blanc
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Lake Annecy
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Twister near Reims
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Re: Italian Lakes Rally

Post by Scimher » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:29 am

...What fabulous pics. - thanks for posting.......



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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:49 am

Stelvio Pass is on my bucket list for sure, great pics GC


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Re: Italian Lakes Rally

Post by MrGoldtop1960 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:34 am

Weather and scenery look awful Geoff!!
I think Hugh and Debby Myers in a red 6a, are doing the Italian Lakes rally so keep an eye out for them!!

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Re: Italian Lakes Rally

Post by toomanysabres » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:40 am

They made it. I think they had a bit of the usual hot coil syndrome at the beginning but the sweep crew helped. They changed it I think.


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Re: Italian Lakes Rally

Post by toomanysabres » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:07 am

Day 1
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Day 2
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Day 3
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Day4
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Day5
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About 1000 miles
Another 1100 to the start and back home.
Don't just put it in a bucket list. Make a hole in it and just do it.
Hotel Stocker at the end of day 2 was very very nice and has to be recommended. The 5 course group meal they did was ace and mega friendly staff.


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Re: Italian Lakes Rally

Post by ScimmyMike » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:11 am

I feel really sorry for you Geoff having to put up with that weather and scenery when you could be back home enjoying our summer and associated weather.
Must admit a touch of jealousy as well, would love to do that in my coupe once restored someday


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Re: Italian Lakes Rally

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:18 am

Sounds like a destination for the International to me. :D


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Re: Italian Lakes Rally

Post by tanuki » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:49 am

Superb pics Geoff 8) Thanks !!
Amazed that the Glacier des Bossons still looks great - so many others have shrunk since I was living in Chamonix in the 70's :cry: -
Elizabeth's dad wrote:Sounds like a destination for the International to me. :D
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Re: Italian Lakes Rally

Post by toomanysabres » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:00 pm

Elizabeth's dad wrote:Sounds like a destination for the International to me. :D
Yes the area would be good BUT a step too far and expensive for just a weekend I think.


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Re: Italian Lakes Rally

Post by Hugh Myers » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:55 pm

Yes, we did it in our SE6a!
Finished 16th out of 31 not having done a regularity event for about 9 years so it took us a while to get back into the groove!
The route was amazing, as you have seen in Geoff's photos, but it was really hard work - 5 long days.
Having been rather unreliable since we bought it in July, the car performed very well, especially up the hills when the engine was mighty! We seem to have had a few coil problems but the one time we had to change it seemed to sort that problem for the week.
We ran out of front brakes pressing on DOWN the Stelvio, trying to stay on time! I bled the fluid out of the calipers that night as it had boiled.
We came back home without the overdrive (probably electrical but I was too tired to hunt it down and the electric fuel pump expired as I put the car in the garage back home - probably another electrical niggle - this month's job!
1200 miles of the rally PLUS 1200 miles getting to the start in Nancy and back home from the finish near Annecy! Car driver and navigator all deserved a rest but Debby set straight off to Sheffield to help with our grandchildren for a week before we left fot the Rally Isle of Man! We were delivering a friend's Escort for him and I was also roped in as a late replacement co-driver in a Saab! No wonder I am knackered - should know better at my age!
Hope fully a report on the Italian Lakes will appear in Slice eventually :-)



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Re: Italian Lakes Rally

Post by Hugh Myers » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:06 pm

Extra bonus was that Phil & Ros Mason drove up from Provence in their GTC to meet us at the finish!
Phil was best man at our wedding 44 years ago! We spent the morning after the rally together in the old town of Annecy.

Geoff got very excited when he noticed there was a French registered Scimitar parked near the finish hotel!
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Re: Italian Lakes Rally

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:39 pm

Well done Hugh and Debby, I look forward to hearing more! :D


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Re: Italian Lakes Rally

Post by Hugh Myers » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:15 pm

Couple of pics I have just found! Porbably going up the Stelvio?
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Re: Italian Lakes Rally

Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:29 pm

first shot should have Matt Munro (I think, before my time :wink: ) playing in the background like the opening scenes of Italian Job 8)

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thinking about it Charlie Croker got it wrong, if he'd have used GTEs just imagine how much more gold they could have nicked than using Minis 8)


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