Over some good red burgundy they unfolded their stories of eccentrics from around the world coming together to take part in this event, how much they had enjoyed it, and of the various adventures and disasters they had encountered. Bruce had driven a pre-war Bentley on his trip whilst Gordon's journey was made in a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. That trip took a route through Nepal, Afghanistan and Iraq, which is now closed.
Both Bruce and Gordon were adamant that we should do the trip if at all possible. They agreed with Simon Ayris that a 1930's American vehicle would give the least trouble. Other tips were to enjoy the experience, take it steady and to travel light.