Day 0: The contestants arrive in Oslo

Weather: Overcast with periodic heavy rain
Temperature: 17 Celcius

Daily report:

Arrival in Oslo

The contingency of 11 cars from Germany and Switzerland arrive to torrential rainfall by the ferry from Kiel. Although all the open cars drove off the ferry with their tops down, they were quick to erect whatever shelter they could muster.

Resting up for the Challenge

Never before has this garage contained such a splendid collection of classic sportscars. Walking around peeking at the cars was a feast for eyes that seldom sees cars such as these.
The newly rebuilt Gordon Keeble was given a thorough mechanical inspection before dinner by driver Alistar Caldwell and co-driver Anthony Cumine. The 1965 Gordon Keeble is quite a car, powered by a huge Chevrolet V8 it certainly has the most authorative exhaust note of the cars in the rally.

The dinner

In the evening all the teams got together for a splendid dinner, a good opportunity to get to know each other and prepare for the days to come.
Rally-coordinator Morten Ydalus welcomes the contestants and gives important information.

Hotel:

Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel,
Holbergsgate 30
Tel: +47 22 11 30 00
Fax: +47 22 11 3017