12th June 2007, 07:35 AM
Hi all seems like the event is canceled :-(
some nutter over taking on the hard shoulder in Germany (270kph)
same ! I cant imagine a saab driver doing that. anyway has any one got more info and maybe pictures of the alleged crashes or links to German news channals?
12th June 2007, 07:54 AM
What a bunch of bells ends! The idiotic few spoil the whole event for everyone else.
12th June 2007, 08:07 AM
My thoughts exactly
Why canít the numb nuts stick to safe driving? Its ment to be fun! Not a mad dash! Ok some sections my allow for spirited driving. But only in safe conditions Autobahn speed limits in some places are unlimited. So wait for that section if you want to drive like a nutter.
But rule number 1 do not endanger other road users
rant rant rant !!!!!!!!!!
12th June 2007, 08:17 AM
i do feel a little sorry for the charitys, and the teams that behaved well. lets hope the Saab teams did not let us down.
12th June 2007, 10:51 AM
What exactly happened? 'They' don't tell us much over here... :roll:
12th June 2007, 01:17 PM
apparantly 1 team was racing down the hard sholder on the motorway in Germany doing 260K the German police are saying that they were all racing, sevreal cars where impounded. its all gone a little pete tong. so the organisers have cancelled the event. there is more info on the UK saab forum. who was one of the teams sponsers. its a real shame cuze this type of event was open to normal people. not just the rich.
if the teams had been a little more resposable it would have been good for the average motorist. also i was pleased that 2 Saabs where in it. if i get any more reliable info ill post it
20th June 2007, 08:23 AM
I was captain of one of the teams, Team Saab Club.
We were fined Ä175, told to remove the stickers from our car and the event was cancelled. The German police escorted us to the German/Belgian border and left us there. Most teams continued with the event although now 'unofficially'. We avoided Germany completely but some ventured back through Germany.
We were being tracked live via satellite and below is a map of our journey.
Total Miles 2,967
Total Litres 457.38
Total Gallons 100.61
Cost per mile 15.3p
Total Cost £453.26
20th June 2007, 09:02 AM
People crash all the time but in a race or rally everybody gets tared with the same brush, shame really.
20th June 2007, 01:49 PM
Weldone Toby for completing the event,
at least you did not scurry home :-)
Respect all round for the Saab Team