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From the Land Rover National Rally (US)

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Every year, my local club, The Solihull Society, organizes the “National Rally”. Big year in Moab, off-year in Colorado somewhere. This year was Ouray-Telluride in the San Juan Mountains.

I only made it for Thursday-Saturday and lost the Thursday having to repair the passenger side windscreen. Something went through it on the highway while it was on the trailer. Weird. Interesting that it was tempered glass. Do we think that was a cost savings for export models to third world markets or that Farmer Abdul used tempered rather than laminated to replace at some point? 

Did Imogene Pass on Friday. 13,000 ft and it was the first day open as the county had only bulldozed the 10 foot snow drifts at the top the day before. Telluride side was closed with a 300 yard section just shy of the top wiped out by avalanche and landslide. They’ll spend the rest of the year rebuilding it - just in time for Winter closure 😉

Did Ophir Pass, a mere 12,000 feet, Saturday, down to Telluride for lunch, then Last Dollar road and Pass back to Ridgway and Ouray. 

 

 

 

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Imogene Pass, 13,000 feet. Felt like I was down to about 10 BHP! Very poor cooling at altitude and my oil pressure gage dropped through the floor above 11,000 ft and back up as we descended. It was nippy at the top.

 

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Next day, Ophir Pass, a piddling 12,000 ft. And down into Telluride before heading home on Last Dollar:

 

 

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Very Nice - thanks !

Please, more more more ......

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Beautiful - the only problem with these posts is that it begins to make me insanely jealous.

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Nice pics.

Re- the windscreen most older cars only had toughened screens. Laminated became widespread in the 70s so it's probably original.

Mike

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Nice - I'm quite jealous!

Good to see the 88 still going and being used ^_^

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