We are preparing for owner Adrian Gosden and co-driver Andrew Honychurch this 1965 DB5 rally car.
The Peking To Paris Motor Race was held in 1907 for automobiles travelling between Peking (now Beijing) in China and Paris, France. The gruelling route which travelled through many remote areas of Asia covered a distance of 9,317 miles.
This car was originally prepared by ourselves for a previous owner for The Second Peking to Paris Motor Challenge in 1997 which it completed in full. The car has been fully mechanically rebuilt and is now ready for test runs prior to shipping to Beijing for the start on 10th September 2010. The five-week challenge takes a torturous 9050 mile route, taking in Beijing – Great Wall of China – Inner Mongolia – Gobi Desert – Outer Mongolia – Ulan Bator – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Tashkent – Uzbekistan – Samarkand – Turkmenistan – Iran – Tabriz – Turkey – Istanbul – Greece – Italy – France – Paris.
We will have up-to-date information on the team’s progress here during the event. Owner Adrian Gosden is privileged to be the only Aston Martin entrant in the rally and we will have regular GPS location updates from the car as the event progresses.