Not that we are counting or anything.                     Preparations are well under way.  And our entry has been accepted.  So we’re seeded at 46th out of 54 entries and 6th in our class (*cough* of 6 *cough) in Open 4WD.  But […]

T minus 16 days….


So, with 23 days left until the rally, I find myself with a slight issue of no service crew. Despite motorsport being thought of as a solo sport, it really isn’t. In the car, there are two of us, one playing with the knobs and levers and pretending I… I […]

Crew needed



Apologies to my avid readers.  Both of them.  🙂 This year has been quite mental. However, the rally plans are in full swing and scarily, the entry form has been sent off. So with 36 days remaining (I really wish I hadn’t calculated that) preparations are ramping up. Currently studying […]

Countdown has begun…


So much for blogging more.  It’s been just over a month and I haven’t put fingers to keyboard.  Whoops. However, it’s not been all fails.  The busy times have started.  Dual event weekend back in mid Feb with Millstream Road.  Nice piece of gravel road up near Dannevirke. Lesson learned […]

Goal fail



So, 2017 has turned up and with it, the realisation that my goal of Rally NZ is now less than a year away.  Scary. Along with that, 26 other events already on the calendar, no doubt with more to come as events get promoted.  Aiming for plenty of seat time […]

2017 and some goals to achieve


I had a couple of wet days over New Years so decided to actually do another section of the build. As you can see, there was a fair amount in it.                     The mostly completed box two is fairly substantial and […]

Box 2



What a week that’s been. The weekend was busy with two first aid jobs, firstly quad biking on the Rimutaka Incline for the Incline half marathon run/walk.  That was quite wet all day but nothing particularly unusual.  Sunday saw the team head down to Brookfield Scout Camp to fill the […]

Shake, rattle and swim


It’s November.  Means a break for a few weeks after 6 events in 6 weeks.  Good for the budget.  And the various small jobs that need doing on the car now. For example, during some of the commuting to the further away events I started noticing some shuddering from the […]

Busy busy



It’s been a busy few weeks and feels like I’ve spent most of the time driving.  Not that that’s a particularly bad thing as I do like driving.  Handy given my main hobby. The last two weekends have seen us covering around 1200km in touring, firstly to TECT All Terrain […]

Road tripping


It’s been longer than I planned between blogs and I have been working on this on over the last couple of weeks.  Been a little bit busy with road trips, car repairs and events.  Plus that work thing that I have to do to pay for it all.  But here […]

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