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100 Miles of Rotterdam 2018

On Saturday 15th of December, Alex and Marco participated in The 100 Miles rally in the Lancia Lambda 8th Series from 1928. Different from other years, the rally was held in Rotterdam. After a cold drive from VSOC to the starting location SS Rotterdam it was time for a warm coffee inside the Ocean liner. After inspection we took a water taxi to the Euromast and we enjoyed a nice dinner with an amazing view 185m up in the air.

After the wonderful view from the Euromast and the water taxi back, the dark set in and the cars started at the docks of the SS Rotterdam. The route took us through Rotterdam to the first stop: the shooting range by Millers Oils. The temperature dropped but the adrenaline went up.

The route took us further on small and narrow roads with water on both sides. This in combination with the weather making them a little slippery, asked for full focus from both the drivers and navigators.

Gouda gave us the beloved small canals, old houses and the perfect atmosphere. After this beautiful city, the cars drove via Delft the old city where Alex lived during his studies, to De Lier where hot soup was served and at this time the next challenge came literally towards us. A winter storm with snow. Fantastic, but very cold!

After the warm cup of soup, the route continued to the last serious test. The storm got to the next level and made it extra hard, which resulted in only 7 cars participating in the (snowy) Hill Climb. Such a miss for the others as it was a lot of fun. The snow didn’t stop us and we did the Hill Climb in the Lancia Lambda even twice because it was so much fun!

The rally resulted in a win for father and son Blankevoort in their Singer Speed Model. The second place went to Jos van Genugten and Mark Duffhuis in the Type 40 Bugatti. Our friends Remon and Alex the Vauxhall 26/30/98 became third. Congratulations to all of you!

The day had it all: sun, wind, cold and of course snow. Stunning cars, lovely people and great sights.

Alex and Marco finished 4th!

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