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Houx Annexe Roundabout

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

To continue the Friday night tradition, we took the cab to the roundabout for a spot of automotive hooliganism, and got a free manual car wash from the nice gentlemen with the water pistols… We were stopped for another burnout on the roundabout, which we expected, but we were also hailed for a fair. He took exception when we informed him that the fare to Liverpool Street would be £800 and took a full blast in the face from a Super Soaker. The crowd were however appreciative of our efforts if the cheers were anything to go by. DYK’s doing us proud!

The germans know how to go camping!

Friday, June 16th, 2006

These guys have satellite TV and beer on draft as well as their giant truck.


Burn out on the Mulsanne Straight

Friday, June 16th, 2006

While returning from the supermarket along the straight, we were accosted by a large crowd. They stuck a pelican crossing beacon in front of the cab, and began the countdown… Revving the cab on the brakes, it moved forward and back on its suspension to much approval from the crowd. The beacon moved and I floored it! DYK sprang forward sputtering slightly from the demand on its tired engine, but it slowly gained speed and headed off down the straight to a massive roar of approval from the crowd. Result! I’ve just done a burnout (well sort of) on the Mulsanne Straight in a 14 year old black cab.

stunt-meat challenge

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Duck, ostrich, rabbit, boar, stag & quail in a jar, pigs’ head pate and horse burgers (pictured).


Morning workout for tom

Friday, June 16th, 2006

A bit of a slow puncture so maybe we will use that spare type before we get home. Off to hyper market for supplies of beer and duck-in-jar.


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.


J885 DYK