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crossing Siberia

Post by dpilbeam »

Dear all,
I am currently on route across Russia from Vladivostok to Moscow in my 1966 Imp. If it makes it that far, I will head up to Helsinki then Stockholm, Copenhagen and down to the UK. Then its across to Ireland for a sailing championship and on to Perth.

I'm recording my progress on pilbeamimp.blogspot.com

As I spend most of my time driving I am unlikely to reply to any questions or comments you leave here. Sorry.

The roads here are really rough and are battering my poor car about. I still only give her a 60 - 70% chance of making it.

David
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Re: crossing Siberia

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Wow - what an amazing journey. I'd love to do something like that, and especially in an Imp. :)

If you do read this at some stage, best of luck, take care, and I hope to be able to buy you a beer at the (inter-)National. :D
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Re: crossing Siberia

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Good luck David!
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Re: crossing Siberia

Post by bazzateer »

Just read the blog - another great Imp adventure!
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Re: crossing Siberia

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at least over heating shouldnt be an issue on this trip .
good luck
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Re: crossing Siberia

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Let's have a little talk about tweetle beetles...
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Re: crossing Siberia

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You have my utmost respect sir (much like the JoLon team). Good luck and happy trails. 8)
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Re: crossing Siberia

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Magic! Some of us have trouble getting to the end of our street!
I hope the car makes it mate.
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Re: crossing Siberia

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Lost his windscreen now! :(
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Re: crossing Siberia

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What an amazing journey! :shock: I too salute you and wish you the very best of fortune with your endeavour. :mrgreen:

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Re: crossing Siberia

Post by zimzum »

I plan to travel from Paris to Ulan Bator sometime in the next 2 years.
I haven't decided which car yet, but I haven't thought of an Hillman!
I'll be following your trip on your blog.
Good luck!
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Re: crossing Siberia

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The Sussex AC have a pact that should anyone win enough money on the lottery, we'll do Route 66 en mass :D


Or was it the A66 ? I can't remember now ................ :(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A66_road

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Re: crossing Siberia

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Andy change your sat/nav :lol: Van005
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Re: crossing Siberia

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David has reached Moscow! :D
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Re: crossing Siberia

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Or was it the A66 ? I can't remember now ................ :(

More likely the M27............................ :)
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Re: crossing Siberia

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I wonder what the roads were like. :) They must have been reasonable because David's made good time, I think. I must check in on his 'blog... :idea:

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Re: crossing Siberia

Post by Lars Hagermark »

David and the Imp made it through Russia and Finland!
David and sons - Michael (6) & Timothy (8) - just left from here, going south to Denmark, possibly Holland, then Paris, Ireland and Perth.
It was really nice to meet them. Hope the rest of their journey/adventure will be a good one.
David updates his blog almost on a daily basis: http://pilbeamimp.blogspot.co.uk/
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Re: crossing Siberia

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As an Ozzie who has never left these shores, I'm absolutely in awe of Davids achievement. It is doubtful that I'd attempt this feat, even in a brand new vehicle.
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