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John Coffey spent nearly a year (maybe more) preparing one of those Zs. I'm sorry his isn't around to see how all that work and effort turned out.

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  • ‪Car98‬ David Hartley & Stephen Hardwick 1971 Datsun 240Z
  • ‪Car103‬ Rene Declercq & Eric Claeys 1972 Datsun 240Z 
  • Car104‬ Chris & Tjerk Bury 1972 Datsun 240Z
  • ‪Car105‬ Mark Pickering & Dave Boddy 1973 Datsun 240Z 
  • ‪Car106‬ David Gainer & Peter St George 1972 Datsun 240Z

If the competitors have a web page with further info, I've added links to their website / blog pages.

You can find links to all of the competitors web pages here.

-- Mike

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14 hours ago, gnosez said:

John Coffey spent nearly a year (maybe more) preparing one of those Zs. I'm sorry his isn't around to see how all that work and effort turned out.

Yea, such a sad situation.  I hope he's watching from above and enjoying the ride!!  Do you know which car he prepared?

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It's a father and son team with a chase vehicle. Camaro struts with 600# springs I believe, seam welded, Bad Dog frame rails, a John designed cage, skid plates, roof rack, tire holders and a Rebello engine that can run on 87 octane or less if memory serves me right. And snow tires.

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12 hours ago, black gold man said:

It is #2 in that pic   https://www.facebook.com/p2p240z/  this is the car john worked on.

Yea, if you scroll down in the comments it looks like this is the car... thanks for posting this info.  I'll be following this team for sure!

http://www.vcstar.com/news/local/conejo-valley/to-surgeon-and-his-son-enter-9000-mile-peking-to-paris-endurance-race-2f5c9788-2ec7-293a-e053-010000-377143851.html?d=mobile

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If you guys happen to find photos of the event, please put them in our gallery.  Some of our members do not use social media, so, I thought it would be great for those of us to share the experience.  I created an album here.

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P2P 240Z - Peking to Paris Rally Build's photo."Our participation in the 2016 ‪#‎pekingtoparis‬ endurance rally is dedicated to John Coffey. Without you none of this would have been possible, and we find small (and useful) hints of your personality in this car every day."

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Good luck to all the participants, it's a tough gig but the experience must be exciting and memorable. In particular go Dave Gainer, we checked out his car and it's definately a contestant, sorry no pics.

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Pickering/Boddy have a lot of dirt rally and endurance driving experience so I'd assume they are pacing themselves, be interesting to see if they can hold onto that first spot.

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Z still leading, our club member Dave Gainer in another S30 has moved up to fifth, go the Aussies.

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Z's at the end of this video, US entry 33:00, UK 42:20, Dave Gainer 42:30 and #1 43:14.

 

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Winners!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Classic winners...

Posted by Endurance Rally Association - ERA on Sunday, July 17, 2016

 

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On 6/9/2016 at 3:31 PM, gnosez said:

It's a father and son team with a chase vehicle. Camaro struts with 600# springs I believe, seam welded, Bad Dog frame rails, a John designed cage, skid plates, roof rack, tire holders and a Rebello engine that can run on 87 octane or less if memory serves me right. And snow tires.

 I am new to the Trans America Rally. I am preparing a 240Z for this years Trans America and hopefully we will get into 2019 P2P. Could you please share with me ,if you know,  source for spring shocks, skid pads, and tire info. Basically anything that may be useful for a novice rally participant that doesn't want to waste money on unnecessary improvements.

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