In June 2008, Geoff (my brother) joined number of teams to travel in a Reliant vehicle to the North Cape and back, a trip of over 5,500 miles in 21 days. The trip took us from Tamworth in the UK to Oslo then through Norway up to the North Cape - the furthest point of Europe.
The challenge was open to anyone with a Reliant vehicle, whether it have 3 wheels or 4 and is also marks the 30th anniversary of Ernest Hausler who in 1968 at the age of 62 along with his wife, drove a 3-wheeled Reliant TW9 (also known as the Ant) on a 7,650 mile trip around Europe and to the North Cape. By doing this event we also hope to raised money for Birmigham Focus on Blindness.
We were Team 04. We had thought about doing the journey in my 1972 Reliant Regal Supervan III (Ole Blue) but decided that buying a newer Reliant would be advantageous as we could make certain modifications to it for the journey. Therefore doing the journey in a 1990 Reliant Robin LX dubbed “New Blue”, the car needed work and was completed on time for the journey. This page was a month by month account of the car being prepared for the journey.