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Archive for September, 2010

Peking to Paris: On the Road Again

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

After a rest weekend in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Lola and her intrepid duo are off again in the 2010 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. According to Hayden’s latest text, Almaty was about as restful as hanging from a speeding horse by the stirrups. H says: “A lot of cars needed work in Almaty, many old cars [...]

Porsche 356 Generator Brush Wear: Peking to Paris

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

The latest picture from Hayden, currently working his way through some 356 maintenance in Almaty, Kazakhstan shows the sort of accelerated generator brush wear that Steven Harris’ 356 – Lola – had to contend with over 65 hours driving through the dust and fine sand of the Gobi Desert. Pretty amazing, given that these solid [...]

Peking to Paris: Lola reaches Almaty weekend service

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Latest news from Hayden and Steven on the Peking to Paris Rally is that they have arrived at the weekend rest stop in Almaty, the biggest commercial centre in Kazakhstan and a very modern city. Lola is in need of some TLC, but the boys are fine and continue to enjoy their adventure. They are [...]

Latest Peking to Paris update: Drama in Kazakhstan

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

I had an update text from Hayden yesterday. “Bombing through Russia this afternoon. Long, long delays at both Mongolian exit and Russian entry means we will be lucky to make the hotel until after 11pm. Day 12 was OK but very rough. High too: up to 2,600 metres and freezing cold in the camp. We [...]

Peking to Paris update: The Ups and Downs of Rallying

Monday, September 20th, 2010

I’ve just had a few pics through from Hayden showing Team Lola Racing are enjoying some downs as well as ups in their attack on the Peking to Paris event. We’ve already shipped some new tyres to the boys: 4 for Kazakhstan and 2 into Istanbul – but there’s some suspension on the way now [...]

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