Le Mans or Bust

Archive for June, 2006

Arrived safely !

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

In le.mans with no problems. Although actually finding the campsite is proving more challenging, there are no signs for anything.


Gottle of gear!

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Now that’s what I call fast service! Cheers to the guys from The Porsche Curves Pool Club who have just served us up a 60 mph bottle of beater from their Skyline bar.

Snap !

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Looks like we’re not the only ones to think of this. Just south of Rouen.


Ferrari pitstop

Thursday, June 15th, 2006


In frogland

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

We nearly lost a front light coming off the ferry, but now its taped back on! Also came very close to running out of diesel due to automatic petrol pumps not liking uk cards. Now safely near Abbeville, dozens of Ferraris around but were the only taxi. Thanks to anyone whos giving us a honk as they pass.


Dawn in Dover

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

4.45 and all in one piece. Despite having to detour through central london as the M25 was closed.


2am and all is well

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Taking a breather somewhere on the M11. No problems yet except going up hills very quickly.


and they’re off…

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

(In case you’re wondering, it’s not actually Tom writing this, as he’s - hopefully - driving a big ol’ black cab towards the A1. I’m Mel, long-suffering fiancee, provider of swarfega, packed lunches & contacts at Yorkshire Tea.)
Well, they set off on time (according to the principles of Bennett-time anyway, which allows that by setting off more or less exactly 30 minutes behind schedule, an excuse is provided for driving faster. Unfortunately, the taxi’s inability to go faster wasn’t considered in the calculations… Oh well, they have eight hours to get to Dover), fully stickered-up and with a big cooler full of caffeinated substances and savoury snacks.

It only remains for me to wish them well and ask you to keep an eye on their antics - and if you’re in the vicinity of the A1/ M20/ E402/ N12 give them a wave as you pass!

Ground control to driver Tom

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Take your caffeine pills and  put your glasses on.

Check ignition and may God’s love be with us!

This is it, we’re off.

Thanks to all our sponsors!

Pre-flight checks…

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Radio           -  Check.  Connection between facia & body cleaned with IPA.

Wipers         -  Check.  They work (for the moment) and I didn’t even have to do much to fix them!

Taxi Signs   -   Check.  Wiring hidden (behind Gaffer tape) & both working

Fuel            -   Check.  Filled up to the brim with Chip fat & with a spare can in the boot

Oil & ATF    -    Check.  All levels as they should be.

Indicators    -   Check.  Relay removed & cleaned with IPA (wonderful stuff).

Headlights    -   Check.  They work!

All that remains is to wish us luck which you can do by clicking on the n comments section below and leaving us a message.

I’m off to get some kip before the drive tonight.

J885 DYK