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BEN Mille Miglia Rally » Blog Archive » Day Two - France to Switzerland

BEN Mille Miglia Rally

In aid of BEN - The Automotive Industry Charity

BEN Mille Miglia Rally, England to Italy, 20th-29th June 2009

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Day Two - France to Switzerland

Welcome to DavosWell, the route didn’t quite go to plan today as most of the team took a bit of a detour!

Team AA

The Harley is slowly but surely disassembling itself, mile by mile. The mini has developed a serious hatred for hills, at best, it managed 2 mph. We all went to McDonald’s to only have a coffee, just to annoy Laura (Team BEN) - this worked a treat. Recreated a scene from the Italian Job with a trailer.

Patrol Pete was taken hostage and cable tied to the front of the Fiat 500. He looks happier on the outside than the inside, due to the arguments about getting lost. The scenery is getting better and better and you get plenty of time to see it at Mini speed.

Patrol Pete

Team BEN

We borrowed Nick’s (Team AA) iPod for the day. We were very surprised at his choice of music. It wasn’t what we wanted, what we really really wanted! After making a wrong turn Laura’s map reading skills came in very handy and we were back on track. Laura’s tip of the day is “step into the map”. We very nearly ran out of fuel and had to call the AA for assistance!

Team Anglia

Team AngliaAfter a somewhat hesitant start (while I searched the Anglia for Roy’s passport) Team Anglia made their way to Davos. They elected to take the toll road to Strasbourg rather than take the scenic route that was laid out for them on the instructions. Good progress was made and they managed to cruise along merrily at 90 kph for hour after hour. Team Anglia managed to arrive at Davos at about 5.15pm and Roy, John and the car all breathed a sigh of relief.

Team DB4

Team DB4 arrived first after diverting through Germany! They said “Eat our dust”.

Team Mazda

Team Mazda arrived in traditional fashion again, however, they did decide to go topless.

Team Metro

Team Metro were very polite and allowed the Aston to come first.

Team Benfield

A leisurely day for the Likely Lads (Team Benfield) – possibly the only team to actually follow the planned route for the day. Coffee at the top of the Vosges mountains, pit stop in Mulhouse (awful place!), lunch in Basel, and a swift beer in Klosters, before following Team Anglia up the hill into Davos. It’s bleeding cold up here – only 7 degrees centigrade – call this summer?

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