The first day of the 2016 Baden Classic car rally is in the book. The weather was everything from showers to sunshine, but the our convertible top never came down as it was still chilly. Most of the time the rain was not a factor and the life was not too miserable for the rally workers.
Harald and I had a good day in the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Last night the results that we saw were not complete or summarized, but we certainly did not embarrass ourselves.
The day started with a short course amongst cones laid out in the parking lot. Some pictures from that portion of the rally are shown below.
Some Cars Line Up For The Cone Course
Some of the cars sounded great as well as looked great!
The BMW Had Completed The Two Initial Controls And Was Headed Out For The Remainder Of The Course
The target time for the rally is measured to the 1/100 of a second so good handling, time keeping, and car control are needed to do well.
This Fiat Had Colorful “Gulf” Livery
The day ended with a nice buffet meal and some adult beverages in a tavern in Rastatt. We sat at a table with Klaus Prestel and his team from Prestel+Gemmer, the German company who built the rally odometer that we were using in the rally. This was my first time using this electronic/mechanical odometer and it worked very well.
I am posting this early Saturday morning in Germany and the rain has begun again. Hopefully it will stop before the second day of the rally gets underway.
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