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.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


We have an open top car so we need hats.

I've decided to take two, both supplied by Dents of London (see earlier posts):

First, a trappers hat for cold mornings and high mountains.  I've tested this in my convertible and it works a treat.  Also can be worn in bed.

Second, a drivers hat for keeping the sun off.  This one hasn't arrived yet and I'm not quite sure how it stays on if there's a wind blowing.  We shall see.

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