We are chuffed that our 403 (“Silvia”, formerly “the Bulldog”) will be the first Bristol to participate in the Peking to Paris Endurance Rally, organised by the Endurance Rally Organisation, based in the UK.
In a nutshell, it’s a 36 day “race” starting in Peking on Sunday 12/6/16, ending in Paris on Sunday 17/7/16. The route goes from China, through 11 countries.
It’s not necessarily about the “fastest”, but more about following the instructions, navigating, repairing broken axles whilst thinking it’s a great lark, reveling in the lack of suspension, appreciating the intimacy of cramped car cabins and generally being in “the spirit” of things.
Although Peking to Paris sounds adventurously exotic , you’ll see from the link to The Endurance Rally Association that the race is not a dainty putt putt. Many of our friends and family are staggered at the amount of preparation we are putting into the 403 to make it perfectly pretty, only to dint it on the first run. Stupidity, craziness, lunacy, daftness can account for this.
The race is extremely well organised, with enough mechanical and medical support to keep our wives placated.
Bristols are a passion for us, and the P2P – what a better way to cement our love of life and Bristols!
Now, whilst you may not be able to help us change gears, advise when we’re heading north instead of east, nor hoist us out of cavernous ruts, you can follow our journey on this website, and also be really useful by helping out our “charity” Bright Light CLICK HERE