This trip also gave some problems…. Not long after we began driving the car started to act up on the highway. We lost power while driving a normal speed(130km/h). With some effort I could get the car to an exit. The way the car acted suggested fuel problems. We quickly discovered that the diesel tank … Read moreBarcelona-Almeria
Today we had the softstart in Paris. A small amount of the contestants showed up. People from Spain or Portugal, obviously didn’t drive up for this symbolic thing. Everybody gathered at 9am, we had a short ceremonial thing, and off we went. After some driving the oil lamp started to burn, and then started to … Read moreParis-Barcelona
For the soft-start in Paris we need to enter the city. In order to do this a crit-air vignet is necessary. We applied for one. And even our 4.5L V8 diesel is clean enough to go into the city 🙂
5.40am the alarm clock, on our way to Venlo to meet the support truck to get our 4 crates and 2 spare tyres on board. Crates went into the car on the back. The tyres on the roof. On their way to Morocco now.
The support truck will be passing Venlo tomorrow morning early. So it’s packing time. Tony and I both have two aluminium crates. One for spares, and one for clothing etc. The crate seems big, but fills up suprisingly fast
Couple of days ago Tony and I went of to the UK to do a maintenance course specifically for Toyota Landcruisers. Julian Voelcker from Overland Cruisers organises this specialized course. In two days time he takes you through your own vehicle. So no flying, we had to drive there. We drove to calais to take … Read moreMaintenance course
Today i visited family with the car. One of my nephew’s(Mario Vermeer) is very invested in cars. This car endured some damage in the past, and at a certain part of the chassis some small cracks appeared. My nephew suddenly said, lets weld that. I didn’t know he could do that. So welding it was. … Read moreWelding
You don’t want to come towards us at night… What an amount of light from this Triple-R led bar from Lazer.
Today it was sticker cleanup day. There were quite some stickers on the car from the former owner, probably from sponsors. Since we don’t know these people, these stickers had to go. Some of the stickers could stay ofcourse. The chair on the driving side was also not positioned correctly. It didn’t have a sliding … Read moreStickers and chairs
Today we got the notification that the Lazer Triple R 28 light has been installed, and that the car passed it’s “APK” test. With 28700 lumen this Lazer triple R light will help us through the evening stages. So it’s ready for pick-up. Upcoming monday Tony and i will pick it up from the dealer … Read moreLazer light installed