We successfully completed around 3,500 km around Europe without major incident.
The route was something along the lines of this:
We had one semi breakdown en route. One of the checkpoints along the way was a volcano in France (Puy de Dome), and the organisers had stated that extra points would be awarded to teams who walked to the top and got a photo. However when we arrived, we noticed a train track (a la Snowdon) with an access road running along side. So we decided to take the road and drive to the top! Unfortunately, 2 tonnes of limo, a weedy 2.0 petrol engine, high altitudes and steep gradients do not make for an easy drive.
We reached the top and it overheated, having put a small hole in the top of the radiator. Which, upon opening the bonnet squirted hot coolant directly into my face!
We were escorted back down by some friendly Gendarme shortly afterwards.
We also met another interesting character along the way, who was listening to U2 on his iPod and dancing around the limo while we were at some traffic lights.
He then had a sudden look of remeberance on his face and decided to show us what was lurking beneath his hoodie:
Now that came as a shock to all of us, and after what seemed like the longest red light of all time, we made our escape.
The limo turned out to be the perfect car for the trip. It took 5 of us in comfort and even returned over 30 mpg cruising at 90-95 mph on French Autoroutes! We also raised somewhere around £800 for charity in the process.
The detritus and general stench inside was something else after having 5 people essentially living in there for 5 days, but the friendly European chaps who run the car wash at my local Tesco did a cracking job cleaning it out for £15 and it's cleaner than it's ever been!
She will be pressed in to service in June to ferry 6 of us to Le Mans, and after that will be up for sale!
I will be taking sealed bids from any interested parties, guide price of £15-20,000.