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'Beijing to Burford' - a prelude to the 2007 Peking to Paris


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#1 Twin Window

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 23:56

I thought this may be of interest to those local enough to catch it, as there are some interesting vehicles on the list. It's a rehearsal of sorts for next year's Paris to Peking celebratory event, organised in order to familiarise competitors with reading a roadbook and finding controls, which will take place in the Cotswolds (which is in south-central England).

The Beijing to Burford 2006 entry list

(The 46 entries as of 27/04/2006)

Num Crew Year Car Cap c.c.

1 David Ayre(GB) / Karen Ayre(GB) 1907 Itala 40 7000

2 Rick Brown(USA) / Thomas Stevenson(CAN) 1913 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 7300

3 Ralf Weiss(D) / Kurt Schneiders(D) 1918 La France Roadster 14500

4 Michael Power(GB) / Jonathan Malcolm-Green(GB) 1923 Vauxhall 30/98 4250

5 Albert Eberhard(PT) / Monique Eberhard(PT) 1926 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 7428

6 Etienne Veen(CH) / Lidy Veen(CH) 1927 Mercedes 630K Sports Tourer 6240

7 Mike Thompson(GB) / Josie Thompson(GB) 1928 Bentley 4.5 4500

8 Peter Livanos(CH) / Bruce Blythe(GB) 1929 Bentley Speed Six 6500

9 Freddie Giles(GB) / Janet Giles(GB) 1930 Bentley 4.5 4500

10 Gerry Acher(GB) / Joyce Acher(GB) 1931 Ford Model A 3225

11 Brian Larkins(GB) / Robin Long(GB) 1932 Sunbeam 16 2200

12 Nigel Gambier(GB) / Hugo Upton(GB) 1934 Lagonda T7 3000

13 Dirk Lindenbergh(NL) / Esther Van Vooren(NL) 1931 Bentley Speed Six 6897

14 John Hickman(GB) / Philip Hallett(GB) 1934 Alvis Silver Eagle 4387

15 Marco Rollinger(LU) / Viviane Rollinger-Biel(LU) 1937 La Salle Cabriolet Sedan 5280

16 Michael Campbell(GB) / Robin Widdows(GB) 1937 Bentley Speed 8 Boat Tail 6554

17 Michael O'Shea(GB) / Sarah O'Shea(IRL) 1938 Jaguar Mk IV 3500

18 John Refault(GB) / Philip Lunnon(GB) 1938 Buick Special 40 Sedan 2480

19 Digby Leighton-Squires(GB) / Neville Burrell(GB) 1939 Bentley Derby 4.25 4267

20 Richard Thomson(GB) / Ann Thomson(GB) 1940 Studebaker Commander Coupe 3800

21 John Vincent(GB) / Edwin Hammond(CH) 1948 Austin 16 2199

22 Phillip Haslam(GB) / Yvonne Haslam(GB) 1950 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 4000

23 Stephen Moore(GB) / Alan Smith(GB) 1953 Bentley Special 6500

24 Jens Pilo(DK) / Anne Pilo(DK) 1953 Bentley R Type 4566

25 David Roberts(GB) / Joanna Roberts(GB) 1954 Sunbeam Alpine 2200

26 Nicholas Marks(GB) / Annabella Marks(GB) 1954 Lancia Aurelia 2500

27 Charles Stuart-Menteth(GB) / Andrew May(GB) 1956 Lagonda 3000

28 Matthew Keeler(GB) / John Keeler(GB) 1959 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

29 Roy Stephenson(GB) / Peter Robinson(GB) 1960 Aston Martin DB4 4000

30 Angela Ohren-Bird(GB) / Pamela Reid(GB) 1960 Sunbeam Rapier III 1600

31 Richard Worts(GB) / Nicola Shackleton(GB) 1961 Jaguar MkII 3800

32 Tim Walker(GB) / David Christian(GB) 1962 Mercedes 220 SE 2195

33 John Fallows(GB) / Jo Fallows(GB) 1964 Rover P4 110 2600

34 Steven Byrne(GB) / Linda Marston-Weston(GB) 1965 Aston Martin DB6 4000

35 Mark Seligman(GB) / Jocelyn Seligman(GB) 1967 Aston Martin DB6 3997

36 Andrew Fulton(USA) / Ute Bretschneider(D) 1991 Nissan Pickup 2500

37 Roger Furrer(CH) / Elaine Wade(IRL) TBA TBA

38 Michel Singer(MC) / Claudine Singer(F) TBA TBA

39 Sally McCarthy(GB) / Rory McCarthy(GB) 2006 Jaguar Sports Estate 2500

40 Denis Wilson(IRL) / Jill Wilson(IRL) TBA TBA

41 Stephen Crisham(USA) / Bernard Baumgartner(A) 2005 Hired Car

42 Haile Aguilar(UY) / Teresita Aguilar(UY) 2005 Mini Cooper S 1293

43 Harry Hickling(AUS) / Cathy Hickling(AUS) 2005 Hired Car

45 Sadie Williams(GB) / David Williams(GB) 1969 Ford Mustang 3510

47 Bob Pattison(USA) / Julie Fitzsimmons(USA) TBA TBA

Robert Dean(GB) / TBA TBA

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#2 Ted Walker

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 07:46

When is it ???????????

#3 Ted Walker

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 07:47

SORRY its early in the morning !!!!!

#4 RTH

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 08:16

Wow, some great stuff there Stuart, I am a little confused exactly where is it from and to, and how long does it take?

I trust the TW photographic department will be there to record proceedings for our delight .

Maybe yourself and/or Howard are involved in some way ?

Also sounds like a job for Cecil B. De Critcher !

Itala, Ghosts, La France,Bentleys Lagondas,..... Amazing ! and little more than a couple of weeks away.

#5 David Hyland

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 00:47

I misread the title as "Beijing to Buford" and thought "what the hell is that about?"

(it's early in the morning here too :) )

#6 Howard Dent

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 22:10

Wow, some great stuff there Stuart, I am a little confused exactly where is it from and to, and how long does it take?



In 2007, there is an endurance rally celebrating Prince Borghese's epic journey from Peking to Paris - this event is to help crews get used to the format, in particular using GPS to get from place to place! There are sections of the Peking to Paris that will feature choices of route through remote terrain (Mongolia in particular), hence the need for GPS familiarisation. The Beijing to Burford event will start at Heythrop (near Chipping Norton), and the crews will tackle a fairly simple run through the Cotswolds with checks along the way :wave: .

Alot of the crews will be used to the format , but as it can be seen from the entry list, some of the cars will take some coaxing to the finish in 2007 :up:

At my current employ, we've helped prepare David Williams 1938 Chevrolet Coupe - chiefly the mechanical side of things, and some more specialised 'rally' prep - while David has effectively 'built' the car. He used the Dar-es-Salaam to Cape Town Classic Safari this year as a shakedown, and would have won if an antelope hadn't leaped in front of him near the end of the event! It wreaked havoc with the rad and front axle...... :cry: Currently, the car is stripped for a thorough re-prep, so he's bringing his 1969 Mach 1 Mustang (which he won the Morocco Rally with last year!). However, I think most cars are the actual entries for the Peking jaunt :cool:

I'm lucky enough to have been invited to join Stuart Turner at the first (I think ) control, and I'll try and take a camera although I can't promise good results : . I'll be airing the Isis, although Stuart (with his customary dry wit) has suggested that I park it behind the haystack he's going to have had built in front of his house........ :p

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 22:22

Originally posted by David Hyland
I misread the title as "Beijing to Buford" and thought "what the hell is that about?"

(it's early in the morning here too :) )

You're not the only one... :lol:

#8 Twin Window

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 23:13

Originally posted by RTH

I trust the TW photographic department will be there to record proceedings for our delight .

I can't be there, as I'll be at Silverstone for the World Superbikes. H is taking a camera, and he'll do a fine job I have no doubt.

We're both entered in a few (lower-key) events during the year, so there'll be more oldie road car stuff in due course on top.

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#9 Twin Window

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 20:27

Originally posted by Twin Window

I can't be there...

But, following a slight change of plan, I was!

Thankfully the weather was more accomodating than yesterday, thereby allowing the attractive setting (the end of Stuart T's driveway!) to bask in all its Cotswold glory.

And look - there's an Isis on his lawn! :D

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#10 Twin Window

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 20:28

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The lady driver of the Singer (Sunbeam?) above was desperately trying to take Stuart T's photo - and he wouldn't let her, flagging her off instead...!

Anyway, my camera's memory card maxed-out at this point, but the final few are here courtesy of John Jago of the Oxford Motor Club...

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Cheers, John - and a few more of his for good measure! :up:

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#11 Frank S

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 01:08

Too cool for words !

Thank youse.

#12 Gary C

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 01:31

excellent photos! Pity I couldn't be there, might have made a neat little item for 'Yesterday's Racers'.

#13 RTH

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 06:14

Great photographs Stuart, many thanks for all the effort. Interesting the high proportion of 'heavy metal' cars on the event some quite unusual.

#14 Twin Window

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 17:24

For some reason, I missed this one... :confused:

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#15 Option1

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 23:23

'scuse the expletive, but oh shit there are some nice cars there!

Neil