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Challenge Logan 2008 : here w’are again

Posted by Antoine Derome on May 24th, 2008

You have to forgive us for having left you without news these past few weeks. We have been confronted with numerous setbacks and we have wasted a long time.

The most important has been the lack of visibility on whether the Chinese authorities were to give us the necessary authorizations to enter China with cars on schedule. We never had an official negative, but everything indicated that it was to be a very, very difficult deal and we would know the answer at the last minute, something inconsistent for the success of a project.

Nevertheless, this setback gave us the opportunity to find an alternative safer, cheaper and that enhance the goals we had set for the trip. With what, we remade the itinerary leaving the same number of km and travel days, but with the start at Seville, a positive point for participants from Spain, and we will diverted to Russia in Uzbekistan rather than continuing toward China, and end in this way in Bucharest, before passing by factories Russian Avtovaz and Avtoframos.

So a new itinerary more interesting was born: Seville-Paris-Istanbul-Tehran-Tashkent-Moscow-Bucharest.

On the other hand, our dear friend Ralf, the German participant, has had to leave by availability problems for devoting the necessary hours for this project. Too many women commitments e think. This gave the opportunity for two other Spaniards participants. Javier Cortes that will phase in Seville to Istanbul and Alfonso Palacios that will phase Istanbul to Bucharest. The first is a mechanical specialist with experience in Renault repairing network and in the F3000 as an engineer track, he is not really bad, hopefully he could repair a loose sleeve. The second one is not very mechanical but is a specialist in traveling by rare countries, he perfectly knows how to deal with all sorts of situations and he’s able to communicate in all languages but does not know any one. He is a real joyita.

For the rest everything continues as scheduled for Thursday, July 17 when it will be the departure from Seville (it seems that it will come a big fish to cut the ribbon…)

We keep in touch!

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Challenge Logan: we GO!

Posted by Antoine Derome on March 22nd, 2008


Challenge Logan will happen. Renault Technologie Roumanie, Renault engineering center in Romania, has decided to support us in this adventure and confirmed us his commitment.

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Our Logans

Posted by Antoine Derome on February 29th, 2008


To turn this adventure into a success, we chose two reliability-proven vehicles: Dacia Logans! By the way, when you think about it, the Challenge’s name may have something to do with this choice…

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