Staples2Naples 2005: Preparations, part five


MOLLY’S preparations have been going well.

A full service has seen her receive new plugs, filters, brakes, and tyres – and since then, she’s been driving very well indeed, thank you very much. Thanks to our selling a couple of cars, Molly may end up being my daily driver for a little while, so any problems we encounter should be ironed out before we get to Calais.

Well, that’s the hope anyway…

As you can see from the accompanying picture, we’ve started to add some logos to Molly. Okay, she was always going to stand out anyway, in an event populated by exotic early Nineties iron like the Volvo 440, Saab 900 and Vauxhall Carltons that seem to make up half the field, but that’s beside the point.

Our car looked so standard and shiny last year, most other competitors thought we were regular holidaymakers!

This time, we’re making sure it looks more as it should.

Keith Adams

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