26 June 2005
Jon and Alex had arranged to be my passenger at this years
Rhino Rally, as Jon's SJ is still not roadworthy.
Here he is, below, doing a monkey impression by the looks
We set off for a gentle amble around the site.
We soon bump into Mark in his Jimny.
And also join up with Andy to do some driving in convoy.
This track doesn't go exactly to plan as I bounce off the
first log, which knocks the truck to the right, and I land
in a hole. A quick tug from Mark and we're free.
What a picture!
It's getting near dinner time so we head to the main area
and park the trucks in the concourse judging zone, while we
eat and have a nosy.
Debbie 'Errm... about two weeks" Cairnes brings her
new rust-free SJ down for the Show and Shine competition.
In case you didn't see it, this truck has: wood trim; fitted
wooden cabinets; a TV; numerous switches/spotlights/dials/gadgets;
a sprinkler system for the engine (and a separate one for
the winch!!); shiny chrome trim and too much more to mention.
The modified 'Show and Grime' section.
And guess who wins the Show and Shine!? Yes, it's Debs!
After dinner, we head off for some more off roading.
Through the woods...
...O'er hill and dale.
When we come to this! Mark attempts it, but can't quite make
it through due to a badly placed tree root. That's Mark there,
the short-arse in the middle!
A little further round we come across this stuck SJ. I reverse
up the track to give him a pull.
And he's guided out.
We head into the middle of the site.
And Mark becomes delayed by another section, and gets hauled
out by Andy.
Yes, I do know who put that handprint on my back, Debra!
Emerging from the trees.
Nice little track this!
Before we know it, 4pm has come around and it's time to leave.
We head back to the camping area to say goodbye, and Jon show
off his ever-so-slightly chavvy Peugeot.