The pages listed here are Rallye Sud Schedule and diary of events.
the Rallye Captain's Log of the
Competitors and supporters were encouraged to add comments using the special envelopes which can be found on the Rallye sud news pages.
Central and Southern Africa involve interesting terrain and road surfaces are a big feature. Dangerous animals are of course involved along with orienteering and re-orienteering skills. Special reversible maps are available to teams. We are being escorted through Kenya by Dr Helen Roberts who is an experienced rallyist with extensive local knowledge and wherever possible we welcome people who can provide local marshalling and details of local conditions, the terrain, geography and people.
Individuals and enterprises were invited to sponsor the Rally. Any, funds they made available went, without deduction of any kind to the Rallye's declared charities (see admin for details) and the generosity was fully acknowledged.
The charities were humanitarian, neither political nor sectarian in any way and involved with children, the aged, medicine and healthcare, water supply and animal welfare. As many as possible had been active in the countries visited. It was hoped that the rallye would help to provide a perspective to these. Any pictures or descriptions visitors or participants provided were appreciated and added to the Rallye reports published here.
The Rallye organisers paid all authorised expenses (it should be noted that no responsibility was taken for any injuries or damage caused in any way during or as a result of the Rallye. Those participating needed to ensure they were fully insured.) It was hoped that a number of sponsors would take part and every assistance ws made to ensure their visibility.
Our sponsors and the winners were to have had the opportunity of presenting the accrued charitable funds to the recipients' nominated executives at a special lunch in London, England where the organisers were to present the prizes. However popular opinion opted for a postal transfer of funds and a brief report summarising the amounts and recipients.
The last leg was South African coast (the next 'land' would be the south pole) where the virtual champagne (or similar) was splashed and virtual trophies presented.
A log was started on the first day of this historic event (see left). It is a running diary of events as they actually happend. Special sections were opened up as required. Scrutineering, being a specialist area had its own section.
All vehicles participating in the Rallye were Virtual Citroen 2CVs (or nominated associated vehicles) All vehicles were subject to thorough scrutineering, even the works cars that had been made available, free of charge, to those who do not have their own or do not wish to use them in such extreme conditions.
Participants were invited to submit their details which included :- name, address, (which the organisers will not disclose to third parties) 2CV Club(s) name(s) and e-mail address (for contact during the Rallye) along with car colour, model, (from the Citroen A-Series & H-Van range) fuel, chassis, suspension, gears, brakes, tyres & the class of the car being entered
They were also requested to submit a picture of the car they are using if they have chosen not to drive a works car as well as portrait picture of themselves. The participants were invited to note that any information supplied (apart from their address details) would be used in the public website covering this event.
Participants were also invited to give the names of any passengers they wished to take (no limit) (photographs if possible) and select thirty-five (only) items from a list including Yellow fever jabs, Green fever jab, Reversible maps (assorted), Spare nuts, Spare tappets, Touch up paint, Jack, Oxygen cylinder and allowed to take three items of their choice.
The Rallye Sud was intended to be a fun event. There were no funds retained on completion all proceeds remaining given to charity. Drivers had to be members of a 2CV Club or be specially invited to participate.
We hope that you have had an exciting, enjoyable and memorable adventure.
This is was once-in-a-lifetime event.
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