Feb. 10: We recently received this really BIG book from the Endurance Rally Association about preparing our car for the Trans-American rally to Alaska. Some of this is a little late for us, we already have our car and since we have driven Stewball in other rallies, thought we knew what to expect. But we have learned-again-that every rally is different with different rules and requirements.
Now that’s not to say we, make that mostly Ed, isn’t working to add some features and comply with their rules. Two important things to start.
1. Mount the fire extinguisher in an easy access place. Now that sounds easy, but in our little car it took some pondering. Not under the dash as many cars do, it takes up what little leg room we have, not in the backseat since we are removing it to hold our second spare tire (required). So Ed finally found the perfect place, behind the driver’s seat, in front of the window. That was his job this morning. Completed! Looks good huh?
2. Prepare our medical kit. That job was left to me. Now we can get the official one from England, but that seemed a bit unnecessary (and expensive) to me. So, I sent off an email and asked what if we could build our own and if they could tell me just what the Scrutinizer would approve once we arrived in NY. The answer came back today with a list of contents that they deemed necessary and then, this statement: Modify it as you see fit to meet your needs. Well, that left a lot of room for imagination. Here is my solution. Do you think this will be acceptable?
It’s a great metal box and we already had it on hand. (A Christmas present from a son, really!) There’s plenty of room for band-aids, aspirin and whatever else we might need. It even has instructions on the inside and front for use!
What jobs will we take on tomorrow?