Team Phoenix Arises For 2018 Great Race

At last years’ 2017 Great Race, David Wells played a key part on our rally team.  David took the lead in building Harald von Langsdorff’s Mercedes-Benz 350SLC and then was a member of the service crew.  While he did a great job with the car, it is the ice-cold soaked towels that I’ll always remember getting when we arrived at the finish line at the end of the day.

This year David built his own car, a 1966 Volvo 122S, to compete in the 2018 Great Race.  He started last fall with a troubled restoration by a previous owner and trailer load of parts.  From those “ashes” Team Phoenix has arisen.  Last night David sent me their team publicity document.  David has teamed with Peter McGuire, the Officer of the (Stop) Watch, who will do the navigating and timing for Team Phoenix.

David has a long history of working on rally cars, including a Ferrari 308 African Safari car!  When David lived in Kenya he prepared Volvo cars for competition in the East Africa Safari Rally, so he knows his way around Volvos.  You can see some of his Volvo handy work on the page below with a photo of a rally Volvo 122 from 1970.

I wish David and Peter much success in the 2018 Great Race and I look forward to taking part in the Great Race with Harald von Langsdorff once again this year.  The route is shown on the image above.

If you have any questions about this post or the Great Race, then leave a comment below or you can send me a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net

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