Car Mechanics Magazine on Home2Rome 2010
Car Mechanics have kindly allowed us to publish the articles from last year's Home2Rome Banger Rally that they attended.
We look forward to seeing them on RatRod Banger Rally later this year!
Click the images to download the PDFs.
As I write this, we have less than three weeks to go before we leave home, heading for Calais for the start on the morning of 26th July. Are we worried? You bet! We can only work on the car on Saturdays and a couple of those in June weren’t feasible.
As stated before, we can only work on our 1988 Mercedes 260E on a Saturday to get intended repairs sorted. I was ‘partsman’ too – all components had to be ordered and taken to our chosen garage in SE London (Automotive Solutions, Tel: 0208 684 7999). Wrong parts equalled delayed fitting. No pressure, then!
The second morning of the tour saw us reunited with the rest of the convoy and thankfully we were joined by the Reliant and its accompanying Isuzu Trooper, filled with some very tired recovery drivers, as they had driven through the night to make up the time they lost from their breakdown.
STELVIO TO SOTTOMARINA
With Stelvio and the Alps behind us, we wound our way through northern Italy, heading for Venice. As we descended to sea level and progressed further towards Venice, the weather got slowly worse and by the time we exited the motorway just north of Venice, there was a full blown storm overhead. The weather had got so bad in fact that the slip road was strewn with fallen trees and debris, hardly what we had expected from Italy in July!