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2013 - off to a ROARRing start

- Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Alastair and his mechanic, Joe, worked into the early hours of the morning for a week to get the Mercedes 280SL ready to be shipped to India for the ROARR Classic India rally. Alastair will be reunited with the car when it arrives in Delhi a few days before the flag falls to start the rally on 24 January 2013.

The Classic India is an almost month-long rally, covering on average around 100-200km per day (and sometimes more) with a few rest days to explore. The route takes the participants off the beaten track to experience some of the indigenous sights of Northern India, such as ancient forts, grand palaces, temples, dunes and, of course, magnificent wildlife. Away from the hustle and bustle (or rather pandemonium!) of the more familiar chaotic roads of Delhi, the participants will be treated to quiet and gentle roads, shared with a few camel carts of course!

ROARR is a not-for-profit organisation and this year surplus funds will go towards Women in Need to support women with leprosy in India.

Before Alastair heads to India for the rally, he has been asked to do a talk to the Fressingfield Oily Rag Club on the 16th January – a network of Historic Racing enthusiasts who regularly meet to share their experiences. Details can be found here: 

Should be fun!

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