2007 Peking To Paris

About the tour:

This is the 100th anniversary of the first Peking to Paris race that was held in 1907. Our expedition will take us through many scenic cities and countries beginning in Peking, China and ending in Paris, France. The first phase of our trip will consist of a left turn at The Great Wall of China, and then the rally proceeds 8 nights in the Gobi Desert. Along the way we overnight in Erenhot on the border of Mongolia.

When we enter Russia on the 11th day (June 14th), the rally will have spent the night at the border town of Taskent and proceed through the small towns and villages of Russia (one being where the Romanoff's were killed as Communism was sweeping over Russia in 1917). On the 22nd day of hard, grueling driving we arrive in Moscow. We proceed to St. Petersburg and on to and through the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. On the 29th day of June we reach Warsaw, then motoring to Krakow, Poland, Prague in the Czech Republic. After a quick hello in Heidelberg, Germany for a rest night, we hope to stop at the great Schlumpf Bros. car museum in Moslel, France. In the home stretch, we continue to Reims and on to Paris, and the Place de Concorde, Champs Elysées. The most difficult part is to navigate through 6 or 7 lanes of traffic around the Arc de Triomphe.

There are hundreds of photos taken of the trip and to the right you can see some of our favorites

This 1950 Ford Coupe with its crew intact will continue on to Nova Scotia and then to Anchorage, Alaska where a life long dream of driving around the world will be realized.

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Vehicle Summary:

  • Car model year: 1950
  • Car make: Ford
  • Coachbuilder: N/A
  • Exterior color: Green
  • Interior color: Black
  • Engine: V8


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China: The Great Wall

China: The start

Mongolia

Siberia, Russia

Moscow, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

Finland

Latvia

Poland

Germany

Reims, France

Paris, France: The finish line