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.

Monday, 27 June 2016

What's happening to Car 22

Car 22 has my business partner Paul Rivlin and Richard Bowser in it. They got left behind in Omsk with a suspected big end failure, which would be terminal.

Here's their update:

Things look a little brighter . The problem is I think a big end shell caused by a broken pin perhaps .

They are repairing the bearing and making a new sleeve . They appear hopeful for tonight .

As I haven't slept much in 24 hours we will either leave early tomorrow and start to catch up or put the car on a trailer to Ekaterinburg and catch a plane train or taxi . So if Our plan works we might catch you tomorrow night

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