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    Re: London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    I read some of your blog. I am in Germany, and understand quite a lot, after being here 5 years. Nice to see your route was basically what my boys did, except you enjoyed the adventure, instead of...
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    Re: Wrapped vehicle - Colour change ?

    I am not sure, but check this transformation out!!
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    Re: London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    Excuse the way I constructed the report, you are correct, and it is only a grammatical error. Looks like we going to have to check all the reports placed on the forum for these types of errors. He...
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    Re: London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    I am sure L2C will respond once he gets out of hospital. Yeah, a week after being back in the UK, he contracted Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria. So far he is still in hospital, day 3, but on the...
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    Re: Mabua day trip

    Try https://tracks4africa.co.za/maps/africa/ and it may make your planning easier.
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    Re: Mabua day trip

    Shouldn't be a problem, I will come along to video the event!!;D
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    Re: London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    Double Cardon joint or not. The condition this one found itself in after 250000 miles in UK road and off road conditions, I suppose a failure is eminent.
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    Re: London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    I know what you mean. Not many have garages, or cars, especially in London. No need. But then there is me, an aircraft mechanic by trade, I have to have a man cave, somewhere to tinker and...
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    Re: London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    They didn't mention too much hassle with Cameroon, but Nigeria and DRC were soul destroying, as was the top of Angola.
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    Re: London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    I have to agree. Over here in UK, it is extremely important to own a high pressure washer, and clean under your chassis on a weekly basis, or when used. Another thing in the UK, nobody garages...
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    Re: London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    Thanks Eric. I have just spoken briefly to them. I think they trying to sell as an entity in Windhoek, leaving it with a family friend. There is so much kit and spare parts that they have had to...
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    Re: London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    Yeah, this was unfortunate. After all they had done to try make it happen. The short of it is travelling too fast, I think, at 130km/h in Namibia. The front prop shaft separated at the yoke, which...
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    Re: London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    There should be quite a few. I am expecting them to get in by midday tomorrow, to the Mount Nelson Hotel. Please, if you able to, go and greet them when they come in.

    Gary.
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    Re: London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    Yeah, they tried to make it before it closed, but that became impossible with the road conditions in Angola. They unable to give it a bit more because the chassis is in a serious state of disrepair! ...
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    Re: London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    After 10 hrs of slogging from the DRC border into Angola, they are on good tar roads near Nzeto, and averaging 60MPH. All holding together.
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    Re: London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    You can accept mechanical or structural breakdown, but to be held at a border for 23 hrs, just because some important chief didn't come to work, this is the dude that must stamp your passport into...
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    The second weld is holding. It was done in Mamfe,...

    The second weld is holding. It was done in Mamfe, Cameroon. Unfortunately the record is out of the window for now, and it is a case of don't give up, keep going. There is a problem now getting from...
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    The welding on the chassis has failed again in...

    The welding on the chassis has failed again in Mamfe, Cameroon. Now to find a decent welder.
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    Here is a clip of their interview with the BBC...

    Here is a clip of their interview with the BBC Radio Shropshire yesterday. Skip to 1:13:45
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03dxmz1
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    They into Nigeria. They say the roads are vile,...

    They into Nigeria. They say the roads are vile, and so are the road users. They hope to be out of Nigeria before dark today. The fact that the RH shock absorber mount is torn off the chassis, isn't...
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    This was to weld the back of the chassis back on....

    This was to weld the back of the chassis back on. Worst roads encountered so far. Since then the shock has broken free again, so they soldiering on, as there is still a chance at the record, even...
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    I asked if these guys knew what they were doing....

    I asked if these guys knew what they were doing. Paul said he was using Ray Bans for a mask. Here is hoping. Disco still going, but they on a tar road. Holding thumbs.8)
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    After 8hrs on side of the road and getting the...

    After 8hrs on side of the road and getting the chassis welded back on, they on the road again. Hopefully it goes a bit easier, but no record this time.
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    It all came to pieces in Senegal, they were ahead...

    It all came to pieces in Senegal, they were ahead of schedule, and pushed it a bit much on the worst roads possible. They broke the chassis, aft of the rear axle, and are having it welded up at the...
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    It has all come to an abrupt STOP. The chassis...

    It has all come to an abrupt STOP. The chassis and a drop link on the RH rear has snapped, and on the LH rear the shock has torn out. Road conditions very bad. I am seeking help. They in Bakel,...
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    Nearing Senegal, the military are stopping them....

    Nearing Senegal, the military are stopping them. Handouts are already happening, or no go. Wasted half hour and got away with a bribe. Their insurance wasn't accepted, even though legal.
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    6 months - heaven help my boys. They trying it in...

    6 months - heaven help my boys. They trying it in 10 days. http://london-capetown.com
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    My sons are going through BF tomorrow on their...

    My sons are going through BF tomorrow on their http://london-capetown.com World record attempt. How I wish it was still like your visit.
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    Tomorrow is going to be a challenge. They going...

    Tomorrow is going to be a challenge. They going through Burkina Faso, but skirt the capital. Has anyone been in these countries when this turmoil is in progress?
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    After getting through customs in Morocco, and...

    After getting through customs in Morocco, and just 2 hrs down the road, the radiator hose got clipped by the fan, which needed to be repaired. 45 min delay, not bad.
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    Thanks Eric. They now on African soil, but...

    Thanks Eric. They now on African soil, but customs is the hold up after getting off the ferry
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    They nearing Le Mans in France now. Doing well....

    They nearing Le Mans in France now. Doing well. Been on the road for just over 6hrs
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    The time has finally come, after a 24hr delay due...

    The time has finally come, after a 24hr delay due to DRC holding onto their documents. Today the visas were issued, and they got their passports back at 1715, yeah, 15 min after embassy closed. ...
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    They start on Thursday 14th Jan from Marble Arch,...

    They start on Thursday 14th Jan from Marble Arch, London. http://london-capetown.com/
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    London to Cape Town World Record attempt

    Our 2 sons are attempting to drive from London to Cape Town in 10 days, in an attempt to break the world record of 10 Days, 3 hrs and 15 min. Paul Hanson and George Coleman will travel down the West...
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