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Event Coverage Peking to Paris in a Flathead 40 Ford!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nolly, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. nolly
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  2. Nobey
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    I'll be following this one. Thanks......
     
  3. tfeverfred
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    Talk about taking a road less traveled. Wow.
     
  4. greazy john
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    i like the tires.... anyway what a trip
     

  5. gnichols
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    I'd love to do something like that... and should I win the lottery I'll be there! I wonder what kind of fuel you have to tune / build your engine for? Lowest common denominator would be? Gary
     
  6. modelacitizen
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  7. okiedokie
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    Wonder why the link won't work for me?
     
  8. That should be quite a journey!
     
  9. Toast
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    Very cool!
     
  10. flatford39
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    Interesting trunk cover. Is there a build sheet on the car??
     
  11. fc ute
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    i built some seats for a guy from australia who has entered a 27 vauxhall, very expensive race to enter
     
  12. Mate of mine just did Amsterdam - Peking in a Citroen 2CV ( ugly duckling ) Once in China they had to carry a customs officer for the rest of the trip and even pay his hotel and food. Also lots of corrupt cops out that way.
     
  13. zibo
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    That beats any road trip I could think of!
    Thanks for the info!
    TP
     
  14. Jalopy Joker
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    Thanks for post. a few years ago a friend of mine was offered the opportunity to be a mechanic on one of the cars doing this rally. he turned it down. just getting to China was too much for him to think of, much less the long road trip.
     
  15. nolly
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    Here's a link to some build pix & other info. http://peking2paris2013.com/car/ You can get regular updates on Twitter. Sad to report that a British woman was killed in a car crash driving a 70 Chevy pu during the rally. The 40 is still going, had lots of problems with the V8,but she soldiers on!!
     
  16. 62nova
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    One more thing to add to the bucket list.
     
  17. 2935ford
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    a drive of a lifetime!
    who cares if you win!
     
  18. dad-bud
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    Damn!! I was in Beijing when this thing kicked off a few weeks ago - I didn't know anything about it otherwise I woulda been all over it!!
    Damn my luck!
    Ah well, good luck to all competitors - safe journey. (though I read in a recent news report that a British competitor has been killed in a traffic accident. I just hope that's a mistake)
    Cheers.
     
  19. Jalopy Joker
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    I was told that a female participant driving a '70 Chevy PU was killed in a head on crash in Russia. driver of other vehicle fell asleep at the wheel of his VW.
     
  20. Jalopy Joker
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    go to sight listed above
     
  21. best of luck.....
     
  22. aerocolor
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    Hope you took a lot of toilet paper...My buddy did this trip in a `50 shoebox a few years ago and said a reliable car and toilet paper were the two most important items to have.:)
     
  23. nolly
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    The rally has a week to go!! 'Shiner' the coupe is still going really strong, by reports!! Check out the blogs on twitter & facebook(Peking2Paris2013),they're updated daily! Here's Michelle sorting out the brakes,in Kosice,Slovakia!:D

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  25. nolly
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    'Shiner' driven by Michelle Chan & Mike Reeves completed the rally Saturday in Paris!They were 3rd overall,2nd in their class!! Lots of ups & downs,& they'd do it all again,straight away!!:eek:Here they are in Paris....

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  26. Jalopy Joker
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    nolly - Thanks so much for this thread, and final photo. Michelle & Mike did extremely good considering what they went through
     
  27. flatford39
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    Give Shiner a bath, use the next year to make improvements and go at it again with flat head power next year. This is pretty impressive.

    Congratulations to Michelle & Mike & their whole team.
     
  28. BrerHair
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    There's a keeper. God bless the free spirit who is able to do this. Cool!
     

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