The 2022 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge will begin on Saturday 28 May 2022, under the shadow of the Great Wall of China reaching its terminus in Paris on the 3 July.
This will be the 8th incarnation of the event, faithful to it’s legacy since 1907, as it’s global reputation continues to grow. Across 37 days, one more than the 2019 edition, the two person crews and their classic and vintage machinery will battle the terrain, elements and their own powers of endurance to reach the finish, undertaking one of the last true adventures available in an ever-shrinking world.
Organisers aim to add more exciting competition sections with navigational challenges true to the events tradition, culminating in a final route section that could prove to be a sting in the tail for some weary teams.
The Peking to Paris is a truly international affair, with entries expected from across the globe including the US, China, Russia, Australia and all of Europe, competing across the world’s largest landmass in a wonderful spirit of international cooperation. 2022 will, in the very greatest spirit of this event, challenge and reward those who receive confirmed entries and build upon a successful 7thedition in 2019.
Records broken were broken then, the completion of a Hat-trick of wins for Australian Gerry Crown. Anton Gonnissen rewriting history by finishing the event on a pioneer trike 112 years after Auguste Pons failed to finish in 1907 and Mitch Gross breaking the distance record for a Veteran steam driven 1910 White Pullman car. Entries for 2022 opened with 700 expressions of interest already, the 110 spaces will likely fill up fast!