My name is Ian Glass, of Llandyrnog, Denbigh. In December 2014, together with my navigators Nick Ward and Clifford Auld, I took part in the Le Jog (Lands End to John O’Groats) endurance rally for classic cars and raised £2,600 for local charities.
The car, nicknamed The Flying Tortoise (see image at John O’Groats) is a 1953 Ford 103E, with just 30bhp from its tiny engine. It has a three-speed gearbox, vacuum operated wipers that stop when going uphill, and a top speed of just 60 mph – with a following wind or downhill!
The car is entered again on the event this year, starting on December 3rd, when we hope to exceed the 2014 figure on behalf of Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice and Cae Dai Trust.
You may just wish to make a donation through this Just Giving page. Alternatively, you can take part in the competition. The total mileage from and to Denbigh is roughly 2,500 miles which includes approximately 1,400 miles on the rally itself. For £2 a go or 3 for £5 you are asked to estimate the total number of miles the car will actually travel. Despite careful preparation it could, of course, break down (although it didn’t last time!), in which case you may want to guess a low number or, if we make mistakes on navigation, it may be higher! The person who gets closest to the recorded mileage on the trip meter will win a three-night stay for two at the exclusive Chateau Rhianfa Hotel overlooking the Menai Straits ((www.chateaurhianfa.com). You can get a sponsorship form via e-mail by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org . Competition entries will have to have been received by December 3rd, donations accepted at any time.
EVERY PENNY collected will be going to the charities, with nothing deducted for expenses or admin, and our thanks go to Chateau Rhianfa who have kindly donated the fabulous prize.. Thank you very much.