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For the latest news and gossip visit the Tour's online diary.  (click here)

19th June 2007
Preparations for the start on the 23rd continue with only 4 days to go. Sponsorship from ViaMichelin means that the Michelin man will be coming to the start! Marlow's Mayor, Mr. Richard Scott has also promised to come down to see us off as has Sir Steve Redgrave.

16th & 17th June 2007
A busy weekend for the Rosbifs with 6 of the cars on display at the Marlow Town Regatta and Festival on Saturday, and a team of Snail Pilots and supporters taking place in the Dragon Boat racing on the Sunday. Collecting buckets and tins were rattled all weekend with a significant sum being collected.

26th May 2007
The Snail Pilots and 118 guys in front of 3 of the 2CVsThe Marlow May Fayre took place in Higginson Park with all 7 cars on display. The 118118 actors joined us for the day and caused havoc throughout the Park climbing on the Thames Valley Air Ambulance fuselage, leaning out of 2CV windows and generally entertaining all present - especially the children.

We raised about £400 and had the opportunity to try on the 118118 outfits that we will be wearing at the start on the 23rd of June. We were interviewed by a number of local newspapers so keep your eyes open for coverage over the coming weeks.

14th May 2007
County Life MagazineCounty Life Magazine feature the Rosbifs and Snails Tour in their May / June Edition.  Andy Ackermann and Nigel Bowater are featured with their car "Aly".  To see a copy of the article, click here.

14th May 2007
The Number UK, better known as 118118, have provided a significant donation to the event and become the tour's main sponsor. All of the 2CV cars will be painted white and branded with the well known 118 red stripe logo. Mark Horgan, CEO of The Number UK commented: “As soon as we heard of the Tour we knew it was something we had to be involved in. It’s such a great idea, and a really enjoyable way to raise much needed funds for an excellent cause. Those involved are investing a lot of their own time and money in this event, and the least we could do is help out with a contribution. We wish them luck – having seen the cars I think they’ll need it!”. To review the press release, click here.

24th April 2007Ross Brawn
Ross Brawn, ex Technical Director of Ferrari will start the Rosbifs and Snails 2CV tour. Ross has agreed to meet with the teams and wave a chequered flag at the start of the event. The tour will leave the Compleat Angler Hotel in Marlow on the 23rd of June at 9.00am. For more information on Ross Brawn click here.

12th April 2007
Fund raising by the teams now totals over £7,000. The majority are personal donations although we have also secured sponsorship from a number of companies. Click here for a list of sponsors.

9th April 2007
The Compleat Angler hotel have agreed to host the start of the event on Saturday the 23rd June. The tour will leave from their car park at 9.00am. Click here for a map of the location.

15th March 2007
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Rosbifs and Snails 2CV Tour Logo. Thanks go to Guy Lambert (12) for the initial concept and to Mo Choy Design for the final design.  Both provided their time and expertise free of charge.  Click here to review or download the logo.

19th February 2007
The total for personal donations now stands at just over £1000.  These donations have been collected via 3 pages set up by the first three teams to purchase cars and get their fund raising pages established.

1st February 2007
The editor of Totally Marlow magazine today confirmed that the magazine will feature the Rosbifs and Snails tour within the May edition of the magazine and then again later in the year when pictures of the tour are available.

27th January 2007
Richard Lambert (tour organiser) spoke on BBC Radio Oxford and promoted the tour. Richard was a
guest on Bill Heine's afternoon show at 4.00pm on Friday the 26th January.