ANOTHER year has nearly passed by, and it is time to look at what we’re going to be doing in 2005. One thing is for certain, Staples2Naples will be featuring in the schedule for September/October, and although we have yet to decide on a car, or who is going, but one thing I know is for sure – we’re going to enjoy ourselves…
If you have a few hundred quid spare, and have the chance to take a week off at the start of October, and feel the need to go sightseeing, this is a must – assuming your £100 car will actually get you there in one piece. We were very lucky, because we took a Honda powered Rover, with new brakes and clutch, and knew we could shurug off everything thrown at us – if anything, it was too easy.
This year, I thrashed the passes I drove
so much, I missed every amazing backdrop.
I did pat myself on the back for
overtaking countless cars, though.
Talk about missing the point…
2005 will see some changes though – day one will be the only day where we’ll be going fast (and I mean VERY fast) to cover distance – day two, three and four will be taken at a more sedate pace, so I can actually see some of that beautiful scenery we drove through. This year, I thrashed the passes I drove so much, I missed every amazing backdrop… even if I did pat myself on the back for overtaking countless cars. Talk about missing the point…
So next year – slower and more photography!
We’ve decided we are going to try and win it next year, and this poses some interesting questions. For one, we should go for a big turbodiesel, and cut down on the fuel stops… but then I think to myself, ‘what fun would that be?’
Good job there’s still ten months to go!
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.
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