Monday, 18 July 2016
Day 36 Arrival in Paris
Coming from Reims we arrived happy and exhausted on Sunday in Paris on a hot beautiful afternoon.
Not in our wildest dreams did we expect to end up in the top ten of the classic cars on this rally (8th classic cars, 1st in class).
We had no mechanical difficulties to deal with, besides routine maintenance. This is exceptional given how much work other crews had to carry out on their cars just to keep them on the road.
We are particularly grateful to:
- Xavier Adam (Riverside Motors Nivelles) our mechanic who has built our car and who is a perfectionist. It is thanks to Xavier that the Karmann Ghia seemed to be one of the best prepared cars on this rally.
- Robert Bernauer (RMB Rennmotoren) who built the engine that carried us half way round the world without any hick ups.
- Jean Francois Mulnard (r.tec, Heppignies) who built our shock absorbers which withstood the pounding of the Gobi desert.
Xavier and Pat from Riverside Motors made the wonderful surprise of turning up in Paris. They had invested a lot of time in our car and the fact that the car did so well is also very much their success.
We also had family and old family friends who came to Place Vendôme on this magic afternoon.
This rally was an amazing adventure, we hope that we could share some of it with you on our blog.
Patrick & Christine