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.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The Rally Office

It's not easy organising a rally for 110 cars to go from Peking to Paris.  As well as planning the route there are vast logistical problems such as how to find fuel in Mongolia, getting permission to cross borders, arranging for food and campsites in Mongolia.  Not to mention the headache of dealing with the competitors themselves.  Endless enquiries about visas, insurance, shipping, vaccinations and so on - it must drive the organisers mad.

A lot of the heavy lifting is done by the four people in the picture who make up the Rally Office Team (L-R Ele Piccolo, Annette Daley, Laura Clarke and Nikki Bannister).  team Rhubarb and Custard says a big thank you to them all for their tremendous help and support over the last two years of preparation and for getting us to the starting line. Now please can you get us back in one piece?

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