Last day of the “EcoFuel Eurasia”. We are happy to have made the first ever crossing of Eurasia with natural and to gotten through it without any damage or injuries. Our thanks go out to Kühne+Nagel for their support with the entry formalities in Japan. One last visit at HYDAC in Tokyo and then in the evening we had to drop off our beloved Caddy so it could be shipped to South America. It is there that we will soon be attempting to be the first to drive the Panamericana using natural gas. The “EcoFuel TransAmerica” will begin in January 2010. My heart felt thanks go out to the team and our sponsors and all of you that followed our adventure here online and supported us on our long and strenuous stages through Europe and Asia…

EcoFuel Eurasia: EcoDiary - 04.11.2009

Last day of the “EcoFuel Eurasia”. We are happy to have made the first ever crossing of Eurasia with natural and to gotten through it without any damage or injuries.


Today is a public holiday in Tokyo. It is held to honor the older generations, the elders.


We hit the road at 8 a.m. today heading from Nagoya to Tokyo.


Race day! Liqui Moly invited us to the WTCC race in Okayama.


Today’s stage takes us through the countryside to our first stop: Hiroshima.

28. - 30.10.2009

During our 36 hour crossing from Japan, Rainer got off in Korea in order to deliver the certificate that the NGVA Europe asked us to pass on to their to colleagues in Asia.


Vladivosok: today was all about the preparations for shipping out to Japan.


Just one more short stop for pictures at a Russian Orthodox Church in Habarovsk and we are on the last leg of our journey on the Transcontinental to Vladivostok.


An early morning start for today’s stage to Habarovsk.


Our daily drive begins at 9 a.m. on the dot.


Today’s stage runs from Chita to Skovorodimo.


Today’s route takes us along Lake Bailkal to Chita.


The Siberian winter has finally shown its white side.


Our first appointment in Krasionarsk is a press conference at the local VW dealership.


Today started off with a press conference at a VW dealership in Nobosibirsk.


Today we are heading from Omsk to Novosibirsk, the biggest city in Sibera.


It’s 8 a.m. on the dot as we head out of our accommodations in Chelyabinsk.


We hit the road at 7:30, heading from Kazan to today’s destination: the town of Chelyabinsk.


We met up with two journalists that will be accompanying us on today’s stage.


We started off the day with a visit to a Russian SOS Children's Village on the outskirts of Moscow.


Most of today was spent at the Moscow Natural Gas Expo GASUF 2009.


Grinding out the kilometers is the motto of the day.


Good morning Finland. We arrive at the Helsinki port on time at 8 a.m.


The ferry from Rostock to Helsinki sails at 5 am…


After the morning ritual of loading up our service vehicle, we’re back on the road…


Day 4 of the tour starts off with a visit to our sponsor Schaeffler.


After our marathon tour through Spain and France we have finally reached the German border.


Our second day of the tour starts at 9:00 a.m. in Madrid with the presentation of a certificate from NGVA Europe for the Asian ANGVA.


The journey begins at 8.30 on the dot and we are on the road to Cabo Da Roca, the western-most point in mainland Europe.