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.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Quite Interesting

Total Number of cars in the rally is 115

The oldest car is a 1915 La France American

The newest car is a 1977 Mercedes 280E

The smallest engine is 1290 cc in two Alfa Romeo Giulias and a Peugeot 203

The biggest engines are in the three La France cars 14,500cc

As at November 2015 there were 13 Chevrolets, 12 Fords, 8 Volvos, 8 Bentleys and 5 Datsuns (all 240Z models) but only 2 Buicks in the rally.

There are 70 Brits, 68 Europeans, 32 Aussies, 20 Americans and a sprinkling from other countries on the rally but no Chinese, Mongolians or Russians (what do they know that we don't?)

1 comment:

  1. Should the fact that you are differentiating between Brits and Europeans be taken as an indication of your Brexit position ?