Lot’s of major work being done here and at garages around the city. Some big jobs as the desert (and for some, the speed) took it’s toll on axles, suspension and engines. Sadly a few retirements and certainly one car being trucked to Novosibirsk for major repairs. The AC retired on the first day and amazingly the 2 massive La France’s that caused such a stir on arrival in Beijing will not make it any further. Matt has checked everything thoroughly, all the wheels came off, grease points greased, levels checked and filters changed.. I assisted – and then got photographed by Gerard (the official photographer) cleaning the windows!. Interior design preparation coming to the fore obviously. The car was carrying it’s body weight in sand and dust, as much of which as possible we have donated to the UB car park.

 

 

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