Blog: S2N 2005 – Looking for volunteers

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


MEET austin-rover’s entry into the 2005 Staples2Naples challenge. After much consideration, and a brief flirtation with the idea of taking a Citroen BX 16V, it looks like we’ll be taking the trusty Rover 420GSi Tourer down to Naples in search of fun.

Why the Tourer? Why not? I’ve decided whatever we take to Naples, we’ll be bringing back to the UK, (wouldn’t that be a better challenge – Staples2Naples2Staples?) and we may as well go with what we know. And before you cry foul in terms of vehicle value, you can go down to any UK car auction and pick something like this up for under £100 any night of the week. Well, that’s what I’m hoping, anyway. It’s not confirmed, of course, but is looking like an increasingly likely bet…

I’ve yet to sort out a team – I’m confirmed as driver one, Alexander is a provisional for driver two, but we seem to be without a third driver. So, we’ll be inviting new team members, once we know exactly what Alexander and Declan are wanting to do. If you fancy joining us, drop me a line. I can guarantee it’ll be a lot of fun, and a review of last year’s event (which we actually nearly won) can be seen elsewhere on the site…

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Keith Adams

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