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The cars roll in…

Keith Adams

What a lineup...

What a lineup...

Last night, the competitors’ cars on the Nile Trial 2009 rolled in to Giza. And what a sight they made after the organized chaos of the roads I experienced yesterday in Cairo. The drivers on the event have already been through an adventure getting here, driving through France to get to Marseilles to catch a ferry to Tunis (a 22-hour crossing). They then drove through Tunisia and Libya to arrive on the Egyptian border yesterday morning. Amazing stuff when you consider that the oldest car on the event, an Itala, competed in the 1907 Paris-Peking rally…

As you can see, there’s a rather nice Rover Streetwise on the event, too – and it sounds and goes great…

The drivers are on a ‘rest’ day today but quite a few are repairing the damage that the desert inflicted on their cars during the past few days.

Next stop will be Luxor (we start from the Pyramids first thing in the morning), followed by a run along the Red Sea, before looping back inland. It looks like it could be hard going but I am really looking forward to it after a couple of days of inactivity…

[Link: Nile Trial]

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Keith Adams

About the Author:

Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and watched it steadily grow into AROnline. Is the Editor of Classic Car Weekly, and has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, Classic Car Weekly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, and the the Motoring Independent... Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasable adventures all across Europe.

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