Zürich Airport 6.36 AM 10 October 2009. The Endurance Car is home. It felt like welcoming a winning team from the Olympics. When the front cargo door of the Airbus 330 opened the car was on pole position. It was wrapped in some plastic and was tightened very well to the pallet that fits into the hull of the Airplane.
The unloading took place in a way one can only expect from the Swiss : millimeter precision and no scratch guaranteed. It went swift and fast as it would be a piece of luggage to be delivered urgently.
Unfortunately customs only opened some time after. Thanks to my friend and Austin-Healey owner Harry Keller, who knows his way around on the airport, here things went smooth as well. He made it possible to take pictures of the car arriving.
As Saturday is a very busy day for air cargo because of the amount of connections the unloading from the pallet took some time. At the moment the car was loose a brief moment of tension : will it start. Usual procedure...tick...tick...tick... how much fuel did the airport leave in? Start button and off it went with the nice growl I got addicted to.
Needless to say at the moment that driving was possible rain came down. It looks as if the rain clouds like this car a lot. Phillip Island, Bonneville and now Zurich. Needless to say... I got wet... very wet... but with a huge grin on my face all the way home, where it will be taken care off and will be rinsed over and over and waxed and rubbed and all you would expect to do to things you adore...
Pole position in the front Cargo of a Swiss Airlines Airbus A330 coming from Montreal
Outing itself in Zürich (picture by Harry Keller)
Patient waiting in the cargo delivery Hall.
Welcoming weather in Switzerland (picture by Harry Keller)