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

Route 6th Peking to Paris Rally 2016



Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Road to Mandalay 2015 in a 1966 VW Karmann Ghia, Patrick & Christine Sommer Car 50

25 Bagan to Yangon, last leg of the rally

The last leg of the rally consisted of driving 600 km from Bagan to Yangon. After a very hot drive, a police escort took us through the dense Yangon traffic to our hotel. This morning we delivered the Karmann Ghia to the warehouse for shipment to Europe.

In June 2016 we will drive 15 000 km with the Karmann Ghia on the  Peking to Paris rally.
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We would like to thank those who so generously donated to the Fondation Isee, the Belgian charity we have supported on this rally.  
The aim of the charity is to support visually deficient people in helping them become more independent and autonomous members of society. Fondation Isee is advising families on how to deal with visually deficient children and is very active in training guide dogs. The waiting time in Belgium for a guide dog is currently two years.
For those who had not found the time to make a donation, it is never to late. Go to:

Thank you to Xavier, Pat and Teddy who prepared the car amazingly well, without them we would have never done so well.
Thank you to Robert who built the engine, to Jean Francois who built the suspension and to Rüdiger who supplied us with many Karmann Ghia specific parts.

Good bye Bagan

On a hot day from Bagan to Yangon

Karmann Ghia in the warehouse for shipment. Difficult to part ...


  1. I'd love to be included into your mailing list and follow your next adventure Peking/Paris!...
    Congratulations on completing this rally, I would never have dared to do such a thing with my '68 Karmann Ghia!

    1. Dear Sham,
      please send your e mail details to:
      We can then include you in our mailing list for our next rally.
      Kind regards,

  2. Ravie que vous soyez bien arrivés sains et saufs!!!