This is one of the longest and toughest challenges undertaken in a classic car.
The first race in 1907 was entirely off-road without maps, rules, passports or garages. Competitors were all vying for the prize -- a magnum of Champagne -- and, of course, the glory.
Beijing - Ulaan Baatar - Novosibirsk - Kiev - Krakow - Bratislava - Salzburg - Gstaad - Paris.
"What needs to be proved today is that as long as a man has a car, he can do anything and go anywhere. Is there anyone who will undertake to travel this summer from Peking to Paris by automobile?"
The 1940 Ford Coupe is a classic American WWII model.
The V8-powered Model B was the getaway car of bank robbers Bonnie & Clyde. Clyde wrote to Henry Ford: “...even if my business hasen't been strickly legal it don't hurt enything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8”.
Mike Reeves and Michelle Jana Chan.
Michelle was working as a journalist in China during the mid-90s when she first heard about the rally -- and has since been seeking a co-driver for this transcontinental adventure. Mike has always had a passion for fast cars.
Finish line: Shiner places third!
Read more here how the race unfolded as we travelled half-way around the world in Shiner, a 1940 Ford Coupe. This is our blog from the journey. How we miss the road! Thanks to our supporters, our sponsors, our followers and our friends -- who all helped make it possible.