The Mission

The Peking to Paris Rally is a recreation of the 1907 challenge issued by Le Matin, "Is there anyone who will undertake to travel this summer from Peking to Paris by automobile?"
The 2016 version will follow a route of 13,695 Km (8,510 miles) and take 35 days. We are travelling in Rhubarb and Custard, a 1936 Buick. We know nothing about cars or rallying.

Monday, 15 June 2015

More Trouble

It seems that our broken half-shaft was caused by something more serious. A tooth sheared off a cog in the gearbox, causing the clutch to seize which in turn put stress on the differential creating the problem with the half shaft. So now we need a new gearbox and clutch . Oh dear.