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    Peking to Paris......2019

    One of my customers is driving on the Peking to Paris 2019 Rally. I think our own Steven Harris did this in a 356 the last time it was run.

    I'm following them on their blog, and quite some time has passed since their first post.

    I just received their 2nd post... and it's quite a read imho.

    I can't imagine actually breaking a trailing arm in half and having your A pillars fracture as well... and then try to find a place to fix them in Mongolia,... and then forge on! Not exactly a "cars and coffee"....

    https://fourtillfour.com/blogs/fourt...eid=1878d760c8

    Here's a link to the Rally, and you can look at some of the other competitors and it appears they all have blogs as well:

    https://www.endurorally.com/events/t...tor-challenge/

    It appears there is a few Porsche's within the competitors list, including K1 Karting with a pretty nicely prepped car.

    And here's a link to Gerald Browns page with his posts from the rally:
    https://gerardbrown.photoshelter.com...0009XdZPiwdkGc

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    A customer of mine is also on the same trip in a G model Safari
    they had a break down twice .. the safari is eating up the drive shaft´s and suspension rubber like crazy , they are all streched to the max
    second breakdown they lost the 5th cylinder
    they had a Danish mechanic flying in from Denmark by AreoFlot twice !! ( he was not that happy with the flight to your info ) once to mongolia and a 2nd trip with in a Week !!! to russia
    both times his suitcase with spare parts got lost by areoflot :-(
    as I understand shops around the route open there doors, but lack of english and tools makes it hard
    but they are still going strong ,
    they did it once in a 1935 Bentley a few years back
    15.000 KM in 5 weeks and a suitcase full of cash .. this is not a cheap trip :-0

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    You should follow Nico on his Instagram - much more frequent updates on their progress

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    Renee Brinkerhoff, one of our Colorado 'locals', is driving her 356A. They have had no end of motor troubles, including having to find a way to truck the car to Novosbirsk, though there seem to be continuing problems. It is clear this is a party for the wealthy!

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    Doesn't her car have a Carrera Twin-Cam Engine as I recall from my viewing an episode of Chasing Classic Cars ?

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    Yes, I believe so.

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    Valkyrie is running a pushrod engine with some kind of Carrera dress up fan on it. 901 gearbox also. Definitely not an event for the poverty stricken rally team.

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