What the actual fuck? There were some incidents in the last roadtrips, but I don't remember that many incidents - or is that just a perception since I attended the last two roadtrips myself and just watch from a distance this time?
Let's see - what happened in 2014? Other than the Lipguna stripped it's cambelt and then crashed into a Dacia I can't remember anything. Last year we had a blown tire on the bat-scooter and the Swift emptied it's oil, both on the first day and the bat-scooter wasn't supposed to come to the north cape anyway, and my E46 had a failing headgasket in Norway which might have begun much earlier but I hadn't realized it then. Additionally, I'd say last year was much further to drive.
Some things, like the punctures, are also typical LHD->RHD road placement rookie problems. Should not have happened to the Kiwi, but...
I was literally 10cm too far left and didn't go off the road, a gigantic spiked part of the hill was actually 30cm in the road. They could have chiseled it out in 15 minutes and made the corner properly, but this is England.