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The 2CV Alaska Challenge

Bulletin No.10

Quebec City, Canada. Sunday 8th August 1999.
MILE ZERO of The 2CV Alaska Challenge.

Est-ce qu'il y a beaucoup de circulation sur l'autoroute..? Yes, the pungent aroma of Gauloises cigarettes, rude waiters and the smell of cafe and croissants told us we were in France; sort of: Quebec, a corner of Canada that is forever French. After America, with its car culture, those endless straight roads with Malls, gas stations, burger joints and car dealers it was a refreshing change to be emersed in European culture again, even if the waiters were rude.

Despite all the problems with a certain cargo ship (see earlier bulletins), and after all the hassle with the No.1 car, we managed to drive 1963 miles (3140Km) up from Savannah to reach Quebec City, and Quebec City is the official starting point of The 2CV Alaska Challenge. It's now 5000 miles (8000Km) west and then north to Prudhoe Bay, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, and we're asking people to sponsor us for 1 penny per ten miles... yep that's right, it's for charity from now on, so please check out the charity part of our web site to find out how you can donate money to good causes. How much or how little money you donate will depend on if we make it all the way to the Arctic Ocean in an old, beat-up Citroen 2CV. You can find out how we're doing via the bulletins, which will be posted every few days. Go on, sponsor us: would a bookmaker lay odds on us reaching the Arctic Ocean? What have you got to lose?


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