This is the blog to tell you how we, Franz and Jörg, came up with the idea to participate in the northernmost rally in the world around the Baltic Sea. This rally takes you through Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany around the Baltic Sea with the start and finish line being in Hamburg. The time is during the long and light days around the summer solstice and the rules are simple:
- The car has to be at least 20 years old
- The car’s price is supposed to be not more than EUR 2500,-
- No GPS
- No motorways
- Collect and donate money for various charities
If you want learn more about this adventure check here: Baltic Sea Circle 2018
Back to how it all started – we both had seen participants from previous years driving around or being parked on Hamburg’s streets and wondered what this was all about. Cars like these (the pictures were taken by Franz at the BSC 2017 start in Hamburg):
And on a sunny early-summer evening in 2017 while having a sun-downer at the Alsterperle Franz talked about one of his new neighbours who obviously had taken part in the rally and asked whether that might be something for us to do too.
Of course it was!
And then the planning started – what car to get, come up with a name for the team and so on. The following posts will tell you what happened and will happen during the time of preparation until the start and then of course daily (connectivity permitting) updates during the rally.