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Royston Pike - Peking to Paris Relived by Sir Gerald Acher

110 years ago the first ever transcontinental motor race took place when in 1907 six mad pioneering motorists raced from Peking to Paris across deserts, traversing canyons and along railway lines. Twenty years ago in september, modern day pioneers set out from Peking to celebrate this race in one of the first motor rallies, when they rallied to Paris over the Himalayas, through nepal, india, Pakistan, Baluchistan, iran, Turkey and Greece. Sir Gerald Acher recounts and illustrates his adventures on this rally covering 10,000 miles in six weeks in a little 1932 Aston Martin 1 1/2 litre sports car winning the ‘Spirit of the Rally’ award.

Thursday 14 September 7.30pm
Tickets on the door £3 (not bookable in advance)
Venue
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
Walton-on-Thames
Surrey
KT12 2PF