The 7th Peking to Paris
2 June - 7 July 2019
The Greatest Motoring Adventure – Peking to Paris 2019
The Peking to Paris Motor Challenge is unique in the motoring world – a true endurance motor rally following in the wheel-tracks of the original pioneers of 1907. Driving an old car nearly half way around the world with a bunch of like-minded enthusiasts, against the clock, with the added spice of timed sections, makes Peking to Paris the longest and toughest driving challenge for Vintage and Classic cars.
Who can participate?
This Peking to Paris Motor Challenge is open to cars of a type produced before 1976 and is suitable to both novice crews, with training and support, as well as experienced rally entrants. Taking an exciting route via gravel, sand and stunning roads, luxurious hotels and desert camping, this is a life changing, never to be forgotten, adventur.
The route is challenging but the Organisers welcome both newcomers and experienced crews. You will need a sense of adventure and be prepared to spend nights under canvas in the deserts of Mongolia and Kazakhstan. The ability to carry out regular maintenance on your own car is essential. Average daily distances are around 400 kilometres but, on occasion, they can be as much as 650 kilometres – it is an endurance event after all.
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The Peking to Paris Motor Challenge is unique in the motoring world – a true endurance rally following in the wheel-tracks of the original pioneers of 1907. Driving an old car nearly half way around the world with a bunch of like-minded enthusiasts, against the clock, with the added spice of timed sections, makes this rally the longest and perhaps the toughest driving challenge for Vintage and Classic cars.
Once again the demand from prospective participants for the 2019 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge has been exceptional. With a little over two years to go before the start all available places have now been allocated.
The Event Guide is packed with essential, but inevitably brief, information to provide an understanding of what lies ahead for prospective entrants and should be essential reading especially for any applicants who have not previosly driven the Peking to Paris.
Contact the Rally Office for more information
Phone: +44 (0)1235 831221
Email: [email protected]
The Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2019 – Participants
|1||Anton Sr Gonnissen(B) / Herman Jr Gelan(B)||1907||Contal Mototri Tricycle||700|
|2||Mitch Gross(USA) / Christopher Rolph(GB)||1910||White MM Pullman||2000|
|3||Rod Wade(AUS) / Kelly Whitton(USA)||1930||Ford Model A||3285|
|4||Scott Perekslis(USA) / Chance Perekslis(USA)||1924||Chrysler B-70||3300|
|5||Lee Harman(USA) / Bill Ward(USA)||1931||Ford Victoria||3300|
|6||Wim Van Gierdegom(B) / Arne Quinze (B)||1927||Chrysler 70 Roadster||3800|
|8||Artur Lukasiewicz(PL) / Bill Cleyndert(GB)||1931||Chrysler CM 6||3560|
|9||Hitsch Kobelt(CH) / Steigi Steiger(CH)||1928||Sunbeam 25 HP Sport Tourer||3619|
|11||David Main(GB) / Brian Head(GB)||1929||Buick Coupe||5100|
|12||Graham Goodwin(GB) / Marina Goodwin(GB)||1925||Bentley Super Sports||5300|
|14||Rene Backx(B) / Jef Augustyns(B)||1931||Bentley Speed 8||6516|
|15||Dom Bernaz(F) / Juan-Carlos Torres(CH)||1929||Rolls Royce Phantom I||7668|
|16||Jean Vincent(B) / Marcel Peumans(B)||1934||Bentley Speed Six||4500|
|17||Keith Ashworth(GB) / Norah Ashworth(GB)||1928||Bentley 4Ω Le Mans||4398|
|21||Keith Weed(GB) / Richard Holmes(GB)||1940||Pontiac Coupe||3000|
|22||Brian Scowcroft(GB) / Catherine Scowcroft(GB)||1936||Chevrolet Fangio Coupe||3300|
|23||Nick Brayshaw(GB) / Paul Woolmer(GB)||1939||Chevrolet Coupe||3300|
|24||Manuel Dubs(CH) / Robi Huber(CH)||1932||Rockne Six 75||3365|
|25||Colin Smith(NZ) / Hernan Zanghellini(AUS)||1934||Hudson Terraplane Convertible||3475|
|26||Alex Vassbotten(N) / Randy Marcus(USA)||1933||Alvis Firefly||1842|
|28||Daniel Sauter(CH) / Severin Senn(CH)||1938||Chevrolet Fangio Coupe||3548|
|29||Nick Wade(GB) / Steve Borthwick(AUS)||1940||Ford Deluxe Fordor||3600|
|30||Joze Zalar(SI) / Blaz Stefanija(SI)||1939||Buick Special 40 Series||4064|
|31||Nick Grewal(USA) / Dirk Burrowes(USA)||1940||Packard 110 Deluxe||4000|
|32||Pete Zimmerman(USA) / Jonathan Newhall(USA)||1939||Buick Coupe||4064|
|33||Patrick Debussere(B) / Bernard Vereenooghe(B)||1933||Dodge Roadster||3500|
|35||Charlotte Lockhart(NZ) / Andrew Barnes(NZ)||1941||Chevrolet Super Deluxe Coupe||4300|
|36||Jeff Urbina(USA) / Chris Pike(NZ)||1936||Ford Cabriolet||4600|
|37||David Long(GB) / Daniel Marti(CH)||1948||Ford Coupe||3700|
|40||Jim Gately(USA) / Tony Brooks(GB)||1937||Cadillac 60 Series||5670|
|41||Alain Faymonville(B) / Remy Tangeten(B)||1949||Bentley Speed 8||5675|
|42||John Beresford(CAN) / Chris Beresford(CAN)||1956||Volkswagen 1200||1776|
|43||Jamie Turner(GB) / Julian Riley(GB)||1959||Morris Minor||1275|
|44||Tim Guleri(USA) / Raj Judge(USA)||1948||Bentley 6.5L Bobtail||6516|
|45||Alexander Govor(RU) / Maxim Otmakhov(RU)||1972||VAZ-2103||1451|
|46||Hans Ulrich Wartenweiler(CH) / Jean Christophe Gyr(CH)||1970||Volvo 142S||1985|
|47||Mark Gudaitis(USA) / Nico Samaras(USA)||1968||Porsche 912||1600|
|48||Steve Partridge(NZ) / Corgi La Grouw(NZ)||1958||Morris Oxford||1800|
|49||Marco Halter(CH) / Claudia Engelhardt(D)||1975||Mitsubishi Lancer||1600|
|50||Enrico Paggi(I) / Federica Mascetti(I)||1971||Fiat 124 Spider BS1||1600|
|51||Burkhard Verhaelen(D) / Roman Verhaelen (D)||1968||Volvo 123 GT||1775|
|52||Jan Pettersson(SE) / Carl Pettersson(SE)||1973||Volvo 142||1710|
|54||Mark Trowbridge(USA) / Janel Trowbridge(USA)||1968||Volvo P1800s||1778|
|55||Ludovic Bois(F) / Julia Colman(GB)||1973||Peugeot 504||2000|
|56||Renee Brinkerhoff(USA) / Calvin Cooledge(GB)||1956||Porsche 356A||1600|
|57||Daniel Spadini(CH) / Scipione Dibello(NL)||1973||Citroen DS20||2000|
|58||Alan Beardshaw(GB) / Tina Beardshaw(GB)||1961||Volvo 544||1800|
|59||Martti Kiikka(SF) / Petri Kiikka(SF)||1962||Volvo PV544||1800|
|60||Hampi Durrer(CH) / Tony von Rotz(CH)||1969||Volvo 121||1800|
|61||John Crighton(AUS) / Marian Crighton(AUS)||1972||MGB GT||1800|
|62||Ihsan Yalaz(D) / Yonca Yalaz(D)||1976||Mercedes Benz 280 SLC||2746|
|63||Mario Illien(CH) / Noele Illien(CH)||1955||Citroen 11B||1910|
|64||Michael McInerney(GB) / Jose Arana Villavicencio(CAN)||1971||BMW 2002 Ti||1990|
|65||Paul Hickman(AUS) / Bas Gross(GB)||1954||Bristol 403||1971|
|66||George Coelho(GB) / Margo O'Brien-Coelho(GB)||1974||Volvo 144||1985|
|67||Otto Gerhardt(USA) / Derek Boycks(USA)||1967||Porsche 912||1584|
|68||Erik van Droogenbroek(NL) / Tone Moller(NL)||1973||Volvo P1800 ES||1998|
|69||John Young(AUS) / Kerry Finn(AUS)||1974||Peugeot 504||1997|
|70||Bruno Lang(CH) / Christopher Oechsle(CH)||1966||Volvo Amazon P220||1998|
|71||Heather Worth(NZ) / Joanne Worth(NZ)||1968||Volvo 122S||1998|
|72||Alain Lejeune(F) / Christian Chavy(F)||1968||Volvo 142S||2000|
|73||Shivinder Sikand(USA) / Dean Drako(USA)||1969||Peugeot 504||1998|
|74||Gerard Bas(NL) / Lorenzo Bas(NL)||1971||Alfa Romeo Giulia Super||2000|
|75||John Henderson(AUS) / Lui MacLennan(AUS)||1974||Volvo 144 DL||2456|
|76||Matteo Crippa(I) / Roberto Crippa(I)||1975||Alfa Romeo Spider 2000||2000|
|77||Ashton Roskill(AUS) / Giles Cooper(AUS)||1954||Austin Healey 100/4||2660|
|78||Phillip Blunden(AUS) / Lynda Blunden(AUS)||1964||Holden EH||3300|
|79||Philip Macwhirter(AUS) / Laurette Macwhirter(AUS)||1970||Alfa Romeo Giulia||2000|
|80||Martin Ruebel(CH) / Beat Erni(CH)||1953||Riley 2.6||2639|
|81||Andreas Pohl(D) / Robert Peil(D)||1966||Mercedes Benz 230S Fintail||2195|
|82||Bernhard Rieder(D) / Petra Rieder(D)||1971||Porsche 911T||2488|
|83||Dieter Baumhaeckel(D) / Hilla Baumhaeckel(D)||1961||Volvo PV544||2300|
|84||Filip Engelen(B) / Ann Gillis(B)||1971||Datsun 240Z||2393|
|85||Tjerk Bury(USA) / Chris Bury(USA)||1972||Datsun 240Z||2393|
|86||David Gainer(AUS) / Steve Gainer(AUS)||1972||Datsun 240Z||2399|
|87||Johan Gitsels(NL) / Walter Op' t Roodt(B)||1973||Porsche 911T||2341|
|88||David Roberts(GB) / Jo Roberts(GB)||1954||Sunbeam Alpine||2267|
|89||Joseph Lemmens(NL) / Patrik Lemmens(NL)||1976||Mercedes Benz 280 SLC||2800|
|90||Adrian Hodgson(GB) / Owen Turner(GB)||1955||Austin A90 Westminster||2912|
|91||Jos Dejongh(B) / Marc Herrijgers(B)||1975||Porsche 911 Targa||2687|
|92||David Danglard(USA) / Susan Danglard(USA)||1973||Porsche 911||2700|
|93||Serge Berthier(F) / Jacqueline Berthier(F)||1973||Jensen Interceptor Series III||7200|
|94||Lars Rolner(DK) / Annette Rolner(DK)||1974||Porsche 911||3200|
|95||Bill Holroyd(GB) / Julie Holroyd(GB)||1964||Mercedes Benz 230SL||2778|
|96||Daniel Ehrlicher(D) / Florian Lissmann(D)||1977||Porsche 911S||2653|
|97||Michael Eatough(GB) / Marcus Eatough(GB)||1966||Mercedes Benz 230S Fintail||2778|
|98||Garry Boyce(NZ) / Ken Williams(NZ)||1964||Mercedes Benz 220 SEC b||2800|
|99||Rainer Wolf(D) / Hans Geist(A)||1965||Mercedes Benz 220 SEC b||2800|
|100||Gary Baxter(AUS) / Larissa Baxter(AUS)||1973||Mercedes Benz W114||2800|
|101||Luigi Fontana(I) / Giulio Bertolli(I)||1966||Fiat 2300S Coupe||2279|
|103||Giorgio Schon(I) / Enrico Guggiari(I)||1975||Ferrari 208 GT4||2990|
|104||Phillip Monks(GB) / Trish Monks(GB)||1961||Jaguar MkII||3442|
|105||Michael Merkle(CH) / Firdous Naqvi(CH)||1971||Mercedes Benz SL 350||3499|
|106||Bill Gill(AUS) / Kathy Gill(AUS)||1972||Mercedes Benz 350 SLC||3500|
|107||Hans-Martin Schneeberger(CH) / Mahnaz Schneeberger(CH)||1974||Mercedes Benz SL 350||3498|
|108||Barry Nash(GB) / Malcolm Lister(GB)||1969||Rover P5b||3531|
|110||Benoit Adelus(F) / Pierre Elizabe(F)||1967||Morgan Plus 8||3900|
|111||Boris Gruzman(USA) / Eliot Gruzman(USA)||1965||Jaguar XKE Coupe||4235|
|112||Gerry Crown(AUS) / Matt Bryson(AUS)||1974||Leyland P76||4400|
|113||Bruce Kong(CN) / Patrick Chuang(CN)||1974||Mercedes 450 SLC||4500|
|114||Tim Eades(USA) / Jim McLaren(USA)||1957||Chevrolet Bel Air||4638|
|115||Marc Buchanan(USA) / Ralf Weiss(D)||1968||Ford Mustang||4727|
|116||Doug McWilliams(GB) / Mike McWilliams(GB)||1958||Bentley S1||4887|
|118||Erik Andersen(NZ) / Mary-Anne Elkington(GB)||1950||Oldsmobile 88||6000|
|120||Alan Maden(AUS) / Steve Maden(AUS)||1975||Rolls Royce Silver Shadow||6750|
The 2019 Route and Event Itinerary
Traveling through China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France, the epic 36-day adventure will cover approximately 8500 miles and be a true test of endurance for both car and crew. You will be able to find all of the latest news and stories from Syd Stelvio, right here on the ERA website.
Peking to Paris 2019 – Itinerary
|5||Thursday||06/06/2019||Rest Day - Ulaanbaatar||0|
|6||Friday||07/06/2019||Ulaanbaatar||Unitiin Brigada Campsite||457|
|7||Saturday||08/06/2019||Unitiin Brigada Campsite||Tsagaan-Uul Campsite||381|
|8||Sunday||09/06/2019||Tsagaan-Uul Campsite||Undurkhangai Campsite||341|
|9||Monday||10/06/2019||Undurkhangai Campsite||Achit Lake Campsite||449|
|10||Tuesday||11/06/2019||Russia||Achit Lake Campsite||Kochevnik Campsite||371|
|14||Saturday||15/06/2019||Rest Day - Novosibirsk||0|
|21||Saturday||22/06/2019||Rest Day - Ufa||0|
|26||Thursday||27/06/2019||Rest Day - St Petersburg||0|
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Syd Stelvio Rally Reports
Peking to Paris 2019
Day 15. Novosibirsk – Irtysh Hotel. 630km
Today was the longest day of the rally so far and there was a border crossing to negotiate as well but, perhaps because it was a Sunday morning, the drive got off to a good start on excellent and empty highways.
Siberia however has something of a fearsome reputation so, even after the warm (and sunny) welcome we’d received in both the Altai Republic and Novosibirsk, we should not have been surprised, to see this so far benign region, bare its teeth and remind us of its more savage side.
The day had dawned dull, damp and drizzly but there was no sign, as we left the sanctuary of the Marriot hotel, of what exactly was to hit us by midday.
All of yesterday’s washing, cleaning and polishing was to be undone in but a few short hours and, by the time we rolled into the night halt most of the cars – and some of the crews – looked worse than when they’d left Mongolia.
Given the way that the rain was falling by lunchtime, the cultural highlight of the day, a visit to a German Village, where they were celebrating the start of summer, turned into the ironic highlight of the rally so far. When we arrived in this neat little town, we found hundreds of revellers sheltering beneath tarpaulin sheets, under gazebos and inside open fronted marquees. It was dark, it was wet, and it was gloomy. There was no sign of any summer to celebrate.
Hovering around the Time Control waiting for the clock to tick over, we could see that Alex Vassbotten’s sheepskin flying jacket was soaked through and probably weighed as much as he did. Bill Cleyndert however couldn’t believe his luck as this was the first time he’s been in a car with a proper roof for many a rally.
From the German Village, the route book then told us that the road turned to gravel. But that was before the weather made the entire section much more entertaining by turning it to mud. And, any rally fans brave enough to face such a deluge were richly rewarded by the sight of almost every car slipping and sliding its way along a 5km track. Such was the viscosity and abundance of the mud, that both drivers and navigators were at times required to reach out and clean the windshield in addition to carrying out their more usual roles.
Thanks to the conditions then, it was a filthy set of rally crews who presented themselves at the Kazakhstan border by mid afternoon but, as usual the Kyrgz Concept crew of helpers, had done the hard work for us and we all breezed through with the absolute minimum of fuss.
As well as the fun and games though in the dirt though, there was naturally some hard work to be done and, early on in the day we saw a soaking wet Brian Scowcroft struggling inside the Chevy’s engine bay, to repair a broken throttle linkage.
Serge and Jacqueline Berthier were supposed to be ‘enjoying’ their first day back on the rally after their Jensen failed in Mongolia. Sadly though they spent some of the day being towed by the ever helpful Arkadai of the Russian Motor Federation, after their alternator failed before arriving at the night halt with a battery borrowed from one of the Organisers Hilux vehicles.
Shortly after the Kazakh border, a soaking wet Graham Goodwin was seen sat by the side of the road desperately looking for a reason as to why he’d lost the oil pressure in his Bentley. As the leader of the rally, Graham‘s blood pressure must surely have been rising as quickly as the gauge was falling away but, thanks to his knowledge of the car and the attention of the sweeps, a blocked oil filter was diagnosed and the problem was quickly sorted.
After such an epic day most of the crews would have been happy with a bowl of soup and an early night, but the buffet spread which the Hotel Irtysh had laid on for us was superb and coupled with the ample bar, gave most of the rally a pretty good excuse for staying up a bit later than usual.
For previous Syd Stelvio Rally Reports, please click on the desired report you would like to read:
Pre-start – Car Collection day – CLICK HERE
Pre-Start – Scrutineering – CLICK HERE
Day 01 – Great Wall – Hohhot – CLICK HERE
Day 02 – Hohhot – Erenhot – CLICK HERE
Day 03 – Erenhot – Inkhet Camp – CLICK HERE
Day 04 – Inkhet Camp – Ulaanbaatar – CLICK HERE
Day 05 – Ulaanbaatar Rest Day – CLICK HERE
Day 06 – UlaanBataar – Unitiin Brigada camp – CLICK HERE
Day 07 – Unitiin Brigada camp – Tsagaan Uul camp – CLICK HERE
Day 08 – Tsagaan Uul camp – Undurkhangai camp – CLICK HERE
Day 09 – Undurkhangai camp – Achit Lake camp – CLICK HERE
Day 10 – Achit Lake camp – Kochevnik camp – CLICK HERE
Day 11 – Kochevnik camp – Aya – CLICK HERE
Day 12 – Aya – Novokuznetsk – CLICK HERE
Day 13 – Novokuznetsk – Novosibirsk – CLICK HERE
Day 14 – Novosibirsk rest day – CLICK HERE
Day 15 – Novosibirsk – Irtysh Hotel – CLICK HERE
Unofficial End Of Day Results
Day 14 – Rest Day
Day 5 – Rest Day
Day 3 – No results due to border delays and flooding.