VINTAGE RALLY CAR PREPARATION
The Greatest Motoring Adventure – Peking to Paris 2022
The Peking to Paris Motor Challenge is unique in the motoring world – this is the elite of the elite vintage race – a true endurance motor rally following in the wheel-tracks of the original pioneers of 1907. Driving an old car nearly halfway 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?
The event route is challenging, and for this reason, they welcome only experienced crews and crews who are prepared to compete in other ERA events prior to tackling the Peking to Paris. 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 kilometers but, on occasion, they can be as much as 650 kilometers – it is an endurance event after all.
There will be three main categories:
A – Pioneer up to December 1920
B – Vintage & Vintageant from January 1921 up to December 1947
C – Classic from January 1948 to December 1975
Some categories may be subdivided into classes based on engine size
Need a Vintage Car Prepped?
Sam, owner of Rochester Clutch & Brake has been personal owner of over 150 cars since 1987, 6 aircraft, 2 army tanks, vintage buses and race cars.
As a matter of fact, Sam has his own experience in the great race 2013, as well as helping with great race events 2012 and 2015.
Some of our capabilities
-experience car/hotrod builder
-experienced frame-off restorer
-more than 8 complete frame-offs done since 1988 with several dozen cars in all manners of restoration since
-FAA certified aircraft mechanic
-WWII aircraft wreck hunter/recovery
-WWII tank restoration
-passion for prewar and vintage race cars
-pre-war and chain drive specialist
-custom car-aluminum speedster body building
-certified repair and restoration shop.
-35 years experience in restoration of all sorts.
Some of sams personal vehicles and never ending projects
68 hemi charger
67 mustang fastback
65 mustang GT convt
32 Ford 3 window
47 Flxible Clipper
1919 Lefrance speedster
1924 Lefrance speedster
44 M4 HST
1942 Stuart M3A1
1938 Grumman Goose
1944 Grumman Goose
1943 P38 Lightning
Concours to ratrod, steampunk, to vintage aero!