Peking to Paris 2016 - Quickly Filled
The entry-list for the Peking to Paris grew quickly with weekly updated lists published on this website recording the terrific demand the Rally Office was under to service numerous requests for information.
The final entry list standing at 110 cars has a terrific variety of entries for both Vintageant and Classic Categories.
When Gerry Crown announced that having won the Classics division for a second time, and driven all the previous Peking Paris retrospectives, it was time to retire, all 600 attending the prize-giving gala dinner believed him.... but he just can't stay away. "Age does not weary them" it seems when it comes to driving half way around the world in the Everest of historic rallying, and Gerry slipped his entry form into the post box to claim the 100th entry.
In the Vintageants we have several monster La France chain-drive entrants, powered by 14 litre engines, as well as an expected pack of Chevrolet Fangio Coupes that have won the event outright in recent years.
The time for building Peking to Paris cars is now over. Container ships with their precious cargo of Peking to Paris machinery are converging on China. Very soon it will be time for crews to re-unite with their cars in Beijing for the start of the greatest motoring adventure.