The Mission

The Peking to Paris Rally is a recreation of the 1907 challenge issued by Le Matin, "Is there anyone who will undertake to travel this summer from Peking to Paris by automobile?"
The 2016 version will follow a route of 13,695 Km (8,510 miles) and take 35 days. We are travelling in Rhubarb and Custard, a 1936 Buick. We know nothing about cars or rallying.

Thursday, 13 February 2014


Last year I picked up a motoring magazine in the BA lounge of Heathrow's Terminal 5.  Flicking through it I saw an article on the 2013 Peking to Paris Rally - it looked like a lot of fun and I did some research to write an article for efinancial news:

Modern Day Allure of Classic Cars

I was interested enough to ask Richard if he would like to go to a film night about the Rally organised at the Royal Geographical Society by the Endurance Rally Association. The film was a bit rubbish, but the idea of taking part in the 2016 rally began to form in our minds...

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