Last sunday, me and Demelza participated in the "Achterhoekrit", yet another rally (not a speed event, but puzzles) for Mini's, also counting for the club championship for the Mini Seven Club. It was a nice rally, and we came 5th out of 70 teams. This meant I am now at 1st place in the club championship! With only one rally to go, but by no means a comfortable lead, things may become quite exciting at the end of this year.
Yesterday evening, we took the white Cooper to Flevoland, to participate in the bi-weekly Flevovos. This is short for Flevovossenjacht, and vossenjacht is Dutch for fox hunt.
Now, don't worry, we haven't started taking up that nasty habbit of some inhabitants of the UK to hunt a real fox through the countryside on horseback with a pack of dogs. The fox in this context is a guy with a car, a thermos of coffee, and a big CB transmitter, who has hidden himself somewhere in the countryside (one of the few similarities with a real fox hunt) and who transmits a CB signal. The "hunters"...
As I wrote in yesterday's entry, the windscreen whiper cable had broken on the white Cooper. My dad went to Mini Centre Huissen today to get a new one. This evening we fitted everything back together. We had to cut the cable in half, or thereabouts (universal model that was waaaay to long for the Mini), but everything is fitted now, and all greased up. So, let the rain come down on us.
Wow, what a weekend. Hold on, because I just noticed this is by and large my longest blog-post to so far (or, I managed to keep my typing under control so far). Sorry, and congratulations to you in advance if you make it to the end.
Joepie! Mijn Cooper is terug, en hij loopt weer geweldig. Er zijn twee belangrijke problemen boven water gekomen; een klep zat veel te strak (waarom? Laten we hopen dat dit niet nog een staartje krijgt) en er zat geen demperolie in de carb.
Whoopi! My Cooper is back, and it is running great once again. Two main problems were found; one valve was much too tight (why? Let's hope there won't be a sequel to this episode) and there was no damper oil in the carb.
Vorige week is de Cooper bij de spuiter geweest. Om een of andere vage reden was er wat verf afgebladderd van het zwarte dak. Hij is ook bij de garage geweest, omdat hij niet erg lekker liep.
Last week, the Cooper has been at the spray painter. For some wacky reason, some paint chipped off the black roof. It's also been to the garage, because it wasn't running very smoothly any more.
Finally! We've already returned from our holiday in the UK some five weeks ago, and only now I got to putting all my pictures online. Check out the pictures of the Shakespeare Mini on Broadway tour, the International Mini Meeting and the week following it in the picture section. Also some pictures of the rolling road tune of the white Cooper and the Brooklands.
Eindelijk! We zijn al zo'n vijf weken terug van onze vakantie in Engeland, en nu pas ben ik eraan toe gekomen om mijn foto's online te zetten. Check de foto's van de Shakespeare Mini on Broadway toer, de International Mini Meeting en de week die er op volgde in de foto-sectie. Ook zijn er een aantal foto's van de witte Cooper en de Brooklands op de rollenbank.