Day 1: Oslo to Fagernes

Distance: 202km
Weather: Fine sunny weather
Temperature: Nice and warm = Roadster weather!

Daily report:

The day started as it meant to continue, with fine weather and high spirits among the teams. The start of the rally took place outside the Radisson SAS Hotel in Oslo, right next to the Royal residence. Plenty of spectators and journalists made the street where the cars were parked up before start a very busy place. All the cars lined up on both sides of the street made quite an impact in an otherwise quiet area of town.

Team 13, Jaap Elzas from Holland in his XK150S Drop head coupe Team 14, David Inns from the UK in his Triumph TR-5
Team 15, Dieter Hartlage from Germany in his Austin-Healey 3000 Team 16, Walter Rotlauf from Germany in the oldest car in the rally, the excellent 1928 Bugatti T-40
Team 19, Peter Kraus from Switzerland in his Jaguar XK120 Roadster Team 22, Bert Ruckwarth from Germany in one of the two splendid Mercedes 300SL Roadsters entered
Team 30, John Noble, UK, in Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 Team 36, Kjell Nilsen, Norway, in rally-rigged Porsche 911