Road News From Car #54

 
Day 1
Paris  -  May 4th 2004
Heres the Van just before the start. Driving this beast around Paris was insane. We saw 2 motorcycle accidents happen, luckily for them it didnt involve us. We were really more worried about the damage wed dole out to the other vehicle if we eneded up in a fender bender. If we hit Big Black however...(read more/enlarge photos)


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Day 1
Leavin Paris  -  May 4th 2004
We discovered our CB antennae mount had been damage during shipping. Too bad we found this out so late. Had to "fix" the hole with duct tape. The first day's drive was raining so hard we had some dripage entering through the dome lights. Zidan was our hero. Put the stickers on in the rain about 2 h...(read more/enlarge photos)


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Nearly Starting
Paris still....  -  May 3 2004
The Hotel staff at the George V wasnt sure what to think when I strolled through the entry hall, went outside to where my van was parked, and climbed in to sleep the night away. They dont understand my van's just as comfy as their foo foo Hotel. Torque arrived to the Hotel in an ambulance, let the ...(read more/enlarge photos)


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More from Paris
Paris  -  May 3rd 2004
Met up with Alex Roy at the club. The first of his many disquises, the Swiss Police. Here's me in my Burt Reynolds Cannonball Run ambulance driver suit. Too bad Burt was a no-show, that woulda been a kodak moment. Max is cruising his Morgan Aero 8. My dads favorite car....(read more/enlarge photos)


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Paris Pre Rally
Paris still  -  May 3 2004
This Tuscan had a bad one as well I hear. Not sure of the outcome, but I'm not sure it left Morocco. Jonny representing the Kings. This poor guy could get no news about NBA basketball anywhere. Contrary to popular belief, booze is not included in the entry fee. Neither is food really, most folks l...(read more/enlarge photos)


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getting set for the start
Paris  -  May 3rd 2004
These damn warning lights and accompaning buzzer nearly drove us insane. Here's a a shot of Torquensteins viper, get a good look, you wont recognize it later... Hawk was around for the first leg of the rally only. After that I think he had to go off for obligations in London....(read more/enlarge photos)


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Updates begin
Amsterdam  -  May 2nd 2004
Hi folks, Finally have a dial up that works here. Ill start filling in some photos finally. Heres us picking up the Baron at his housebout, thus completing the Tri-Force of power that is the Car 54 crew... We loaded up in the Barons BMW and off we went to Paris, the warning lights didnt shut off ...(read more/enlarge photos)


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First Night
Paris  -  May 3rd 2004
Whoa. That was a party. We had a huge reception here at the George V, then we wandered accross the street to some night club for another nuts party. These guys dont know when to quit. We escaped around 1am, hoping to find a little sleep before we head out. But, we had to check out the infamous 4th...(read more/enlarge photos)


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More from Paris
George V  -  May 3rd 2004
Here's Michael's 700 HP Chevy SSR truck. First one of it's kind in Europe. It didn't make it to Madrid, had to get rebuilt. But it was ready in Barcelona for the last leg!...(read more/enlarge photos)


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Sleeping Arrangement
GumballSportsmobile Factory  -  March 25 2004
We were one of the last cars allowed into this year's Rally. Because of this, most of the accomadations at the checkpoints were already accounted for. Organizers originally told us we could only have a two-person team, but quickly agreed that we could have more drivers if they slept in our vehicle. ...(read more/enlarge photos)


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