The Extreme Trifle chaps have finally decided on the route, but tell us that the exact directions and timing will depend on breakdowns, border controls and all sorts of other elements (hangovers, travel sickness, holiday romances…) that are beyond our control.
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Ooooh, ooh… A friend just told me that the 4Car Web site (never heard of it myself) has a load more pictures of the FAB1 from the new Thunderbirds movie.
The more I look at it, the more I doubt that we have a cat's chance in hell of turning a Robin Reliant into anything vaguely resembling this monster. Just about the only thing they have in common is that both cars have 2 seats! And they can both fly!
Yes, yes, I do. All along I've been going round saying we're going to Russia in a Robin Reliant, when actually they're called Reliant Robins. How was I supposed to know that? (She squealed in a rather indigant voice.)
Anyway, this Reliant Robin site has the full low-down on the history of the car. Not something I thought I'd ever be interested in, but there you go… Or there we go, hopefully.
Lady Penelope's FAB1 has got a make-over in the live-action Thunderbirds Movie. Apparently it's not a Rolls Royce this time, but it a giant six-wheeler built by Ford!
It was on the Top Gear TV programme last week -- the presenter bloke found it rather difficult to drive the 27-foot long car round and English village. But not as difficult as we're going to find driving our Robin Reliant round the Estonian villages. At least he could speak the language…
Great excitement last night. Oz from Extreme Trifle (the Supercar Shootout organisers) gave us a call to tell us that they had found a car for us and did we want to come and have a look at it? Of course we did… until we actually saw it:
I'm no expert, but isn't the engine supposed to be in the car, rather than on the floor? Still they say it'll be pinked-up and ready to race by 2 July. Not sure if I believe them!
Our FAB1 Thunderbirds Rolls Royce will be one of 10 cars raising money for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity in the Supercar Shootout.
The others include Starsky and Hutch's cop car, the Dukes of Hazzard, the A-Team's Van and Thunderbird 4. You can see them on the Extreme Trifle Web site.
www.lovehoney.co.uk/sex/condoms/Having tried (unsuccessfully) to wheedle our way out of the challenge, we've decided to knuckle down and try to find out what we've let ourselves in for.
Like so many ideas, it sounded great in the pub. A bunch of guys were driving to Russia in 3-wheeled cars and wouldn't it be an ace laugh if we (a couple of giggling girls) went along too.
One Bacardi Breezer too many later and before we knew it, we were signed up. There are only a couple of problems - we don't have a car, we don't know where we going and we've never driven on the wrong side of the road. Apart from that, it's going to be easy.
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