The TR5 is an almost completely standard soft top model which was rebuilt in France some 10 years ago. The car retains its original fuel injection system, but fuel delivery is by a modern Bosch fuel pump.
The car, known as LAW, should be used to the continental way of life as it has only recently returned to the UK after having spent a number of years ‘on holiday’ in France where it was used as a short distance touring car for holidaymakers staying at a B&B in the rural Loire Valley. It has been fully serviced by the team at TR specialists Revington TR in preparation for its return to mainland Europe, so that the only unreliable thing on the trip will be Marcus’ navigation and of course the weather.
Until now, their joint rallying experience has been limited to taking part in a local motor club’s fortnightly scatters over the winter months, which gave Marcus and Stacey the opportunity to practice some of the navigational skills which will hopefully come in useful during ‘Bratislava or Bust’. Marcus has had some previous rally experience having navigated for his dad in the 2007 French Revolution Rally, where the pair managed to secure first in class and the team prize. In addition, Marcus has also recently acquired his competition B licence and is intending to take part in the Revington TR / TR Register Sprint and Hillclimb Championship, following his first hillclimb experience as a driver at the recent Triumph Day at Prescott, which was also the first real outing and readiness test for LAW.
Marcus says, “Having experienced my first rally at less than a year old in a Moses basket in the back of my dad’s TR2, you could say that rallying is in my blood. I’m really looking forward to taking part in the ‘Bratislava or Bust’ rally and glad that I can raise money for such a great cause by doing something that I’ve been familiar with my entire life. It is going to be quite a challenge, but should also be a lot of fun and hopefully we should pull in a few rally points along the way. I doubt anyone else will turn up in such a distinctive car, which should ensure that we get quite a bit of attention along the route. ”
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