Published: January 29th 2012January 28th 2012
Ready to go!
At the Absolums, just prior to loading
Now with the three little Citroen 2CV's neatly packed into a forty foot container, and one BMW moto that we are shipping for Lucas, all we have to do now is wait until it arrives in Valparaiso, Chile at the end of February.
I am so glad the cars have gone, as now I can get on with other things around here that have been left behind while mucking around with the cars, as you do!
Darbi Accessories have again been very good to us and have supplied all the Spectro oil that we will need over our 10,000 km expedition. Along with new oil filters and NGK Spark plugs, thanks again Terry, Steve and String for your support.
Turtle Wax have also come to the party with lots of samples of their new Ice Synthetic Wax that you can use on paint, glass, chrome, even plastic and rubber trim, it is super slick and helps repel water, dust and dirt, (we will certainly be putting that to the test) along with stickers to give away, and polishing and cleaning gear for us.
On the Sunday before shipping, Paul and Melean invited a selection of Citroen notories
Last minute checks
David at AutoFrance making final adjustments on Allan's car
and people that had helped them with their car restoration, from around the city, to a farewell hangi at their place.
It was a great social event, and I got to meet and put faces to names I had only heard about, the hangi could have fed all the people that live in the Henderson Valley and it was cooked to perfection, a very pleasant social time was had by all, thanks to the Absolum team.
Gerardo, has been beavering away over in Chile, sorting and confirming our accomodation, through Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. He is such an important cog in our wheel and helps our adventure flow and smoothes the way for the release of the vehicles.
Well with just over four weeks to get all our ducks in line, as we will be away for eight weeks on this Expedition, the time will just fly by, so until the next blog, take care.
Un abrazo, Rosco
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