Many of you have followed us on the 2015 "Road to Mandalay" and on the 2012 “London to Cape Town” rallies. On June 12 we will start to drive 14 000 km on the "Peking to Paris" rally. The race will take us through Mongolia & Siberia driving through 11 countries until we reach Place Vendôme in Paris on July 17.
We will try to post a short comment on our blog on most days with the exception of Mongolia where we will have no internet access.
Peking to Paris 2016 in a 1966 VW Karmann Ghia, Patrick & Christine Sommer Car 65
Patrick & Christine Sommer
Ready to rally.
Route 6th Peking to Paris Rally 2016
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Day 17 Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son
Two tests on the road of a thousand bends from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son. The speed test on gravel was on difficult terrain (very bumpy). The second was a regularity test with one time control which turned into a speed test because it was impossible (for us) to reach the average speed. We are happy though with our results and have kept our placement 3rd in class and 8th overall.
We drove through woods with teak trees and are now near the Burmese border. On our way we have seen some outstanding examples of traditional Thai architecture.