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.
Monday, 13 April 2015
Simon at RPS has volunteered to give us a lesson on how to use the Brantz tripmeter installed in the car. We nod along but I'm pretty sure it's going to be a major bog up when the time comes on Friday.
We now have two plastic boxes of parts and equipment in the boot, a fuel can, a first aid kit and the jack and its already full up. Not sure where the kit is going to go on Peking to Paris.
Bright red seat belts have now been fitted, which look very cool.