Peking to Paris in a 1929 car – we must be mad !!!
We continued our planned route through Switzerland and down to Tuscany after Benson broke down in a very comfortable modern 4 x 4. The route had been planned around completing the daily mileage in the Buick and we had set 300km as a daily limit. We have both been really surprised how tough it has been to complete 300km even in a new 4 x 4 in “armchair comfort”, we would have been driving for 10+ hours some days had we still been in the 1929 Buick. This really brings home the enormity of Peking to Paris, where some days are 300km of little or no tarmac ! I think that until we started doing some miles, P to P had been this far off goal that we just talked about, having now completed what represents little more than 10% of the P to P distance it is now very clear what a challenge we have set ourselves.