is some drive, but then Joy Rainey is some driver - as her website
boasts she'll tackle "anything with an engine."
That includes roaring up hill climbs in anything from an E-type
Jag. to a vastly powerful Pilbeam car.
It will be a bit of a shock to move from something with that kind
of acceleration and power to a humble Morris Minor.
But the London to Sydney rally is all about reliability and endurance
rather than power and speed, and Joy says this is what attracted
her to the Morris 1000.
Morris Minor being rebuilt
cheap and simple mechanically and if something does go wrong then
you're likely to be able to fix it." she told BBC Hereford
The car is being rebuilt virtually from scratch and will have a
slightly more powerful engine than the original 1000cc thanks to
an old Morris Marina engine with 1275cc.
It's a long way
That engine and the rest of the rebuild is likely to be severely
tested as the rally has sixty stages across Europe, India and Australia,
and will take the cars a total of 15,000 kilometers.
route across Europe
India Joy will take a figure of eight route beginning and ending
The rally then moves on to Australia, with competitors driving from
Alice Springs in the centre of the continent to Sydney of the coast,
taking in Ayers Rock of the way.
route through Australia
is still interested in sponsors for the trip, and anyone interested
should contact her on 07768 497474.