Between 23rd and the 10th of March 2 crew members of HWBOT (Dennis and Me) will be doing a rally for charity, the Baltic Sea Circle Rally. We are attempting to drive from Belgium to the North Cape and back, around the Baltic Sea without using highways or GPS in a 37 year old car, in the middle of the winter.
If you ever contemplated donating to HWBOT, now is the time as all donations received between now and the 10th of March will be donated to in full to the Belgian Children Cancer Foundation.
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Our rally car of choice is the cheapest working
- been on fire
- had a ruptured fuel line in the engine bay, next to the hot engine
- has had a dozen blown fuses
- no waterproof windows
- no waterproof trunk
- trunk won't open
- trunk won't close
- lights won't turn off
- dead battery
- cilinder #3 did not fire
- the windshield wipers gave up
- had to be towed because the gear shift cable snapped
But other than that it's really reliable, trust me! We have about 9000km to complete in 2 weeks time. Hopefully not too much time will be spent on the side of the road working on the car at -30C. You can follow us on twitter or instagram, handle @ouwenbelg.
Officially starting in Hamburg, Germany, we will need to average 500km a day to complete it in time. Not a problem in a modern car in fair weather, but we will not be using highways, be riding on icy Scandinavian roads, without GPS, in a 37 year old car with no traction control, ABS and RWD. Fun!