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Variety Bash Car 15 report – day 4

Thursday, 25 August 2011
By Print21

Weather and fatigue have caught up with Car 15 as the rally made its way up to Woolnorth, Tasmania’s largest wind farm.

According to Currie’s Phillip Rennell, the wind came in at 40 knots at the top north west of Tasmania, then the rain set in. “We couldn’t stay long to admire the view at the farm built to capture the winds of the roaring forties.

The fourth day of the Variety Bash was much more relaxed with barbeques and beer. A more evenly paced ride offset by the lack of coffee stops along their path as the race finished early at 4pm.

“We are trying to get as much coffee as we can, but it’s challenging to find cafes along the road. Mechanically, the team’s car is now running fine, apart from the broken heater.

“I am being blamed for breaking the passenger window, and the glove box doesn’t close anymore. “We have taped the window up and are driving with the glove box open. But they are mere flesh wounds compared to yesterday,” he says.

Pictured: Peter Benjamin (left), Discus Digital Print and Bruce Peddlesden, On Demand enjoying down time.

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