|Go West..... Tales for adventures in North America - Bill Pollock|
in September 2018, CCHMSC member Bill Pollock, often seen on
tours in his TR4 , headed of to the USA to take part in the Alcan 5000
with son Euan. We gave Bill some extra CCHMSC stickers to promote
our club way out on the west coast.
Bill reminded me that the
stickers were proudly displayed, and duly noted by all the other
entrants, organisers, and indeed everywhere they went. Bill's
overall plans did not quite go as planned, as his original car was to
be Euan's TR3, and note the CCHMSC sticker.
The poor old TR was scratched at the last minute so they ended up taking the Porsche, again note CCHMSC sticker. Really pretty tough having to take the Porsche!!
was fantastic fun although the car was not exactly rally
prepared, and Bill's image below shows they were not hanging
about. Again, you can just make out the CCHMSC on the inside of the
windscreen (Ed: Passenger side, [Remember LHD} if you get out your
magnifying glass). Here's another shot.
Nitto Alcan 5000 adventure rally, pits man, machine & tyres across
the grueling far north American terrain with amazing views and where
anything can happen. Starting in Kirkland, WA (Seattle), and
ending in Alaska, this 5000+ mile adventure takes you off the main
highways. A real adventure!
Bill added, "These stickers and the Saltires really were noticed, so at least, we were waving the banner for the club".
Great Days Bill. They will return. We have to stay safe until the dark skies melt away.
Watch the movie. Euan and Bill appear 49s and again 1m15s into the video.
Published 7 May 2020