22 October 2011

2011 La Carrera Panamericana: Day 1 - Huatulco to Oaxaca

Day 1 went well for our teams.  The Greenwood Brothers are running in the top 20 overall, which is fabulous.  Gerie and Fernando had some trouble again with the hydraulic clutch and were on the trailer in the afternoon.  Todd said he saw quite a few cars disabled on the side of the road and picked up a white Mustangs, owned by two Swedish guy, who had Mats build them a car recently.  Todd towed them about 200 miles to Oaxaca. 

And the best news of all is that Team TBZ with El Jefe was on the podium last night, earning 3rd in Producion Class!!  We haven't been on the podium in 5 years and we were all very excited.  Rene drove with Stewie navigating and they did really well.  They are running 51st overall, which is fine and respectable for the end of Day 1, when 50% of all of the crashes of the race happen.  Yay El Jefe!  I walked into the drivers' meeting just in time to have a paloma and snap some photos of the guys on the podium and see how happy it made Geezer.  Good stuff.

The winning driver, Rene Rodriguez, with navigator Vance III.

Team TBZ, reunited!

A very late dinner....with manniquins.

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