Archive for July, 2008

British Reliability Run

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

The weekend of September 27th and 28th, 2008 we will be participating in the 5th annual charity auto rally called America’s British Reliability Run (we know, “British car” and “reliability” are words that aren’t often used in the same sentence). We’re going to be driving a 35 year old British car over 2,000 miles and do it in just a little over 2 days. We must be nuts!


It is an endurance run of sorts, and it always benefits children’s charities. The event is based on several events held each year in Britain with the same goal: to help a worthy children’s charity and have fun while doing so. This year the charity is Magic Moments, they fulfill the non-medical wishes of chronically ill children.

The rally will begin in Birmingham, Alabama and head northward to Mentone Alabama, proceeding northward to Chattanooga Tennessee, westward to Collinwood TN and then onto the Natchez Trace. Southward to Tupelo Mississippi then on to Columbus, MS, from there east to Tuscaloosa and south to Montgomery. In Montgomery we will head north back to Birmingham and the finish.

We’re looking for sponsors (thats you in case you hadn’t figured that out). You can participate in 2 ways:

  • Charity Sponsorships – You can sponsor us per mile, per segment of the rally, or a guaranteed sponsorship that you’d pay even if we broke down, didn’t finish, or were hampered by weather (this is obviously what we’d prefer). This would go direct to the charity.
  • Car Sponsorships – We’re paying 100% of our own expenses. 3 or 4 nights in a hotel plus 2,000 miles of fuel, spare parts, repairs, meals, and lets not forget how much wine we’re going to need after a long day in the saddle. (nevermind we have plenty of wine). We don’t want any cash for expenses but we’d sure take a few $5, $10, or $100 gas cards to help offset the cost of the trip. Maybe we’ll bring you a souvenir as a way of saying thanks, you never know!

Through the wonders of technology we have discovered that we’ll be able to post photos from the trip and running commentary in real time using our iPhone. Apple’s new SDK has enabled us to log on to this blog while driving down the road and post entries with photos. VERY COOL!

Stay tuned……

Test post from iPhone

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

This was taken with, written on, and published directly from my iPhone

Pretty cool