World Rallies

Beetle Drive

Pedro the baja bug in Pakistan

25,000 miles from the UK to Singapore, in a 1969 VW Beetle.  Fiona bought Pedro the Baja Bug in San Francisco, imported him to the UK, then drove all the way to Singapore.  Her route took her across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  Highlights included Iran, Pakistan and crossing the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau.

Plymouth - Banjul Challenge

Orange Volkswagen beetle crossing the Atlas Mountains on the plymouth - banjul banger rally

 From December 2006 to January 2007 Fiona and co-driver Claire drove from the UK to Gambia on the Plymouth - Banjul Challenge.  The Challenge is to complete the rally in a car bought for under £100. 

Mongol Rally

Nissan Micra in Mongolia on the 2007 Mongol Rally

In August 2007 Fiona jumped in as a last minute replacement co-driver on the Mongol Rally.  She started out from London in Simon's Suzuki SJ but Fiona finished the rally with Maso in the 'Feckin Irish Rovers' Nissan Micra.  Simon continued with Maso's team mate Aaron. 

The Viking Tour

Ferrari 328 and ferrari 575 by a fjord and mountains in Norway

2010 saw Fiona join Petrolhead Nirvana for their annual Viking tour, taking in Norway's most spectacular roads.  She also got to drive these two little beauties; a Ferrari 575 and a Ferrari 328. 

Mille Miglia

Classic ferrari in Pienza, Italy on the Mille Miglia classic car rally

In May 2007 Fiona's friend Heather moved to Italy.  Fiona felt a good introduction to Italian culture would be to partake in the tradition known as 'chasing the race'.  They spent 3 days following beautiful classic cars on the Mille Miglia round Italy race. 

Spyker Factory Tour

spyker c8 sypder cars at the manufacturers Netherlands factory and HQ

Fiona was re-joined by her Plymouth - Banjul co-driver, Claire, for this road trip from the UK to Spyker Cars base in The Netherlands.  Since a Spyker is out of Fiona's price range for now, the girls borrowed friend Bachi's BMW E46 M3 convertible for the drive from London to Zeewolde and back 

Iceland Road Trip

Convoy of cars on the road in Iceland


In 2013 I attempted to escape aging by running away to Iceland for my birthday.  Along with 7 of my friends I flew to Reykjavik where we picked up 4 hire cars and took in the sights on a tour of the Island.