Final tweaks in the workshop

13 Oct Final tweaks in the workshop

After Friday was a complete washout at Hershey, we said goodbye to our dear friends and hosts Don and John from Snyder’s Antique Auto Parts and headed for New York. It was hammering down with rain and reports of coastal storms were weighing heavily on the teams’ mind. Would we even be able to start the challenge if the weather reports were true? Could the Ocean 2 Ocean Challenge be all over before we’ve even seen the sea?!

Final tweaks in the workshop

Final tweaks in the workshop

As we got nearer to New York and the Joman Auto Service garage, our workshop in Linden, the sky cleared and the rain stopped. From the minute the brakes went on as we parked up in the garage, the sun has shone. Someone is looking down on us. God bless whoever you are.

Early Saturday morning was spent doing all the last minute tweaks – checking tyre pressures, fixing the Go-Pro cameras. Rod went rummaging in the dust bin and found an old desk fan that he immediately turned into a way of cooling the radiator. He even painted it black so it looked nice.

There was just time to have a quick photo with Ricardo and the team from Joman’s when the camera crew and journalist from Autoweek arrived. Are you ready for your close up Rod???