Japanese classic revs up for Rally The Globe’s Southern Cross Safari
RALLY PREPARATION SERVICES’ JAPANESE PREPARED CLASSICS REVS UP FOR RALLY THE GLOBE’S SOUTHERN CROSS SAFARI…
Rally Preparation Services are excited to follow our very own father and son duo of Managing Director Simon Ayris and Operations manager Lewis Ayris on this years Monte-Carlo Historique!
Rally Preparation Services has built lots of rally and endurance cars, of many different makes and models: vintage, classic and modern.
Rally Preparation Services has more strings to its bow than just rally prep and rebuilds. Classic and vintage car restoration is also our forte.
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Rally Preparation Services Ltd
2 weeks ago
General Assistant / Driver
RPS is looking for an experienced General Assistant to join our busy team working alongside us looking after our clients classic and vintage cars.
Daily tasks are all aimed to assist the team with the smooth running of the business both in and around the buildings and within the yard. The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out any maintenance to the buildings and any equipment as needed.
Applicants need a can-do attitude and be able to use their many skills to accomplish the varied jobs we need doing across the day, which may also include carrying out various driving jobs. Ideally you will have a licence to tow a trailer and be familiar with the requirements of that line of work.
Ensure that the workshop is kept tidy and efficient.
Fulfil daily and weekly tasks.
Assist with the running of our car storage facility.
Maintenance as needed.
Driving company vehicles as needed for any collections and deliveries.
Trailer work as needed.
Experience in DIY and general maintenance skills
An ability to promptly deal with routine tasks.
A methodical and tidy approach in relation to work.
A willingness to learn.
Flexibility in work.
Having a 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude.
IT literacy, use of computers for recording tasks and time keeping.
An understanding of Health & Safety in the workplace
A professional appearance and manner
Ability to work on own initiative and cope well at busy times.
A full driving licence is essential.
8:00 am start to 5.00pm finish Monday to Friday (8 hrs per day / 40 hours per week).
Regular overtime available
Hourly rate of £11
28 days holidays each year, which includes Public and Bank Holidays.
Workwear and PPE provided.
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You had me at free tea & coffee !! Pity I’m half a world away
We have had word from the guys and they are buzzing! The emotions have settled down some now and the realisation of what they have done is adding up…they have finished the Monte Carlo rally!
Last night was the night loop, which both Lewis and Simon had both been looking forward to. However, the ice note crew had sent back notes that were mixed – it wasn’t cold enough for ice when they had their run through, but there were many damp patches that could freeze if the temperature dropped low enough. Needless to say then that much debate was being had across the afternoon in the #TeamRPS Golf GTi on the run into Monaco about what the best choice of tyre would be. It was decided to run without studs.
When the car was parked up in Parc Ferme Lewis took some time to look at what tyres the other cars were running and to his frustration there were cars on studs…but, some on what appeared to be racing slick tyres too so all of a sudden what to do! The crew stuck with the first decision and looked forward to getting on with the night loop. With the cars leaving on 30 second starts and straight into some of the event’s most challenging tests such as the Col de Turini the tyre choice is critical and the event is well known for that.
All was well until the drive to the first of the two tests and then the curved ball came…the reported damp patches that threatened to be ice were in fact now ice which caught many crews out! Now the boys were worried as Lewis checked the grip levels on each and every corner as they got closer to the start line. Thankfully the temperature was up slightly and the grip was back, all the way through both of the tests that followed.
The great news is that the guys pushed on as hard as they could over the final two tests and got the car back to the finish ramp in the Quai at Monaco, on time, with time to spare and no problems….only possible problem to report being that Lewis had now run out of Lemon Sherberts and his arms were really hurting after the countless hairpin turns that they had just been through.
Over the ramp and done…well done boys! As previously reported all of us at RPS HQ are proud of what you have achieved!
Lewis: “What an adventure – we left Brooklands pretty much a week ago and it’s been relentless since, I have not been anywhere close to doing an event like this before and it has been such an adventure. Dad has been great on the maps etc and putting so much together both before and across the event, he even organised a lovely place for us to relax in at Langres before the concentration run through the night- that had a pool table! shame it wasn’t level though – but being a rally driver I am used to setting things up to go sideways ha ha ha. Seriously, it has been a true adventure.”
Simon: “Well, I have worked the event 12 or so times and loved every one but now – I fully understand the event from both sides and how tough it is, it’s absolutely not one for the faint hearted. Lewis has driven so well and I never felt he was out of control, well almost maybe once but we both shared the moment and laughed about it a lot. We had a bit of stress in the car at one stage though and Lewis took the lead and said quite firmly – “it doesn’t matter to me, I am having a great time with my Dad!” A brilliant reset and commendable in the heat of the moment. Only problem now, shall we do it again?…”
The final result – the #TeamRPS Golf GTi finished a brilliant 104th overall out of 232 finishers and 272 that left Monaco after the concentration run.
The guys would like to give a special thanks to…
All of the team of Scuderia Rapiditas for welcoming them along on this amazing experience.
Franco Lupi for all of his help and advice before, during and most likely after the event.
Powerlite Units for ensuring that the Golf GTi was fully kitted up and ready to go!
Rob Kitchen and Steve Bunce For their support and continued banter throughout.
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Thanks so much for the updates, been great to keep up with your rally! Massive congratulations on getting through and finishing what sounds like a proper Monte!
Amazing result guys, I have been glued to the live results all week and have thoroughly enjoyed reading the updates each night. Massive congratulations, enjoy the celebrations 🍾
Huge congratulations to all the team! Great result too. Well done 🏁🍾🚙🎉🏁
Fourth decile is something to be very proud of. Outstanding!
Franco Lupi Steve Bunce Rob Kitchen Philippe Cornet De Ways-Ruart Antoine Cornet De Ways-Ruart Florian Dosot and all of the team I can't tag! Thank you so much for a fantastic rally!
Sounds like Dad and Son had the most amazing adventure, and absolutely you should both do it again!!
Fantastic results !!
#TeamRPS is beyond proud to announce that the Crew successfully finished the Monte Carlo Historique Rally early this morning.
A full report and debrief are yet to come. For now, all of us here at RPS HQ hope that the Father and Son duo are getting some well-deserved rest before the trek back home.
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“RPS were with me from the very start, sourcing a car , handling the rebuild to rally spec and providing spares support along the way. They have clearly vast experience with these type of cars which are so suited to the harsh conditions of the Peking to Paris route. I couldn’t have done it without them”
Tim Wilkinson, Peking to Paris Competitor 2010
“RPS prepared for participation in Peking to Paris 2010. Simon and his team were a pleasure to work with ‘Benson’ a vintage Buick, their knowledge of what is required for an endurance rally event proved invaluable. A list of works was agreed upon and the car was ready in good time for shipping to China. The car finished the event with only a handful of small issues that you would expect to encounter on an event like Peking to Paris, I would not hesitate to recommend RPS.”
Jeff Urbina, Flying Scotsman 2016
“We have been long time and repeat customers of RPS and are on our third build with Simon and his team. We sought them out several years ago due to their expertise in building and prepping cars for endurance rallies. We have not been disappointed! RPS is knowledgeable about what works and what doesn’t for these events and they have been invaluable to us in our planning. We have used RPS to both build and prep our cars”
Neil Lawson-May, Peking to Paris Competitor 2016
“The RPS engineers are on all the rallies themselves. When they are building your car they know what it’s going to go through because they’ve done it already.”
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