This week has been very exciting for Michael Eatough and myself. We found out that Michael’s entry into the 2019 Peking To Paris Motor Challenge has been accepted by the Endurance Rally Association! This is the first step in a very exciting adventure!
2019 Peking To Paris Motor Challenge
The 2019 Peking To Paris Motor Challenge will take place from June 2 to July 7, 2019, obviously starting in Peking/Beijing and ending in Paris. The route will pass through a number of countries – China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belaurus, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, and France.
The general route is shown below.
General 2019 Peking To Paris Route Outline
I will be the navigator for Michael Eatough in his stout 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S sedan. This will be a long and difficult route and I am confident that Michael’s Mercedes-Benz has been prepared as a tough rally car. And that was before he knew that the car would be in the 2019 Peking To Paris Motor Challenge. The car will be assessed for further modifications for the Peking To Paris event – so the tough will get tougher.
Michael Eatough’s 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S In The 2015 Trans-America Motor Challenge
I will have the chance to work with Michael in a rally setting later this year when Michael and I will be competing as a team in the upcoming 2017 Paris To Prague rally. This will give me the opportunity to use Michael’s Monit and GaugePilot rally equipment. Of course, GPS navigation will be needed, especially in the vast and, in some cases, roadless Mongolian deserts and plains.
Obviously I will have much more about this event over the next two years.
If you have any comments or questions about this post or the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge, then leave a comment below or you can send me a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net