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.
Thursday, 9 June 2016
Guest: "When I pay for a view, I expect something more interesting than that."
Basil: "But that is Beijing, madam."
Guest: "Well it's not good enough."
Basil: "Well may I ask what you expected to see out of a Beijing hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain..."