The Road to Everest


Great Tour of China to include classics
Oct 30, 2005,

Following requests, HERO 4x4xplore have decided to include an invitation category for selected classic cars on the second Great Tour of China, taking place between 24 April and 26 May 2006. This is expected to have a maximum of 15 vehicles.

“This would not have been practicable on the first event in 2004”, says Event Director John Brown. “An ordinary car would not have been able to get through the major road construction works in Tibet and south west China. But these are all finished now, and the whole route can now be driven in a well prepared classic car”.

“We welcome applications for these places, particularly from owners of vintage or unusual cars.”

This fabulous 6,400 mile event is not a competition, but it will nevertheless offer a genuine challenge for a classic car. Although most of the route is on asphalt, there are some long days of mountain gravel, particularly in Tibet, where the event climbs eight times above 5,000m (16,400ft), reaching a high point of 5,431m (17,819 ft). This is believed to be the greatest altitude reached by any motoring event.

The route takes in some of China’s most unforgettable sights, with rest days in which to enjoy them. Starting in Beijing and finishing at the fabulous Harbour Plaza Hotel, Hong Kong, it visits the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors, the Giant Panda project and the Everest Base Camp, Lhasa and Lijiang, as well as many fascinating but little known old villages, towns and monasteries, and of course some of the most stunning scenery on this planet.

The entry fee of £26,950 includes all hotels (five star where available) and evening meals for two people, shipping the car to and from China from Europe or the USA, licence and permit fees, mechanical and medical support, insurance and many other items. There is a discount of 10% if you pay before 15 October.

For more information ring Ursula or James on 01886 833505

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