When you turn up at an event and the firsts words from a fellow club member is "I was surprised to see your name on the start list" you start to wonder if it was such a good idea to enter the event!
Well lets face it who thinks doing a gravel hillclimb in a Rocket is a good idea anyway? Take your average gravel car - four wheel drive with gravel tyres - is that anything like a the description of the Rocket?
So why do it? Well simply because of all the reasons there are not to
I certainly wasn't the fastest but I had a bloody good time.
When I watch the video now it actually looks a lot more tame than it seemed whilst driving, the road certainly looks a lot less rough.
This picture illustrates the surface a bit better though.
Now to be fair there were a couple of other "not your typical gravel cars" as well.
This chap had broken his race car and told his mother he was only going to watch but he couldn't help himself then wondered how he was going to explain the damage from this incident!
Then there was the 1927 Chev.
And finally what exactly is the Taranaki Twitch? Well unlike the Scandinavian Flick which sees the car "rotated" through turns the Twitch is something felt entirely in the nether regions of the car driver when on a surface such as this
Last Edit: Sept 17, 2018 0:27:28 GMT by kiwicanfly
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