Following a meeting in Paris in mid-October, the organisers of the Peking to Paris Motoring Challenge, scheduled to start from Peking in June 1982, have decided to re-route the event due to last minute uncertainty over Soviet assistance with the original plan. Climatic conditions will he a major factor in the viability of the planned new route and this will inevitably mean a delay in the starting date.
It appears that some of the organisers feel that the proposed now route will prove unsuitable for some of the vintage and veteran cars which had entered for the original event, although Wylton Dixon, chairman of the organising committee, claims “. . . the delay and re-routing may well finish up by producing a far more exciting and less onerous route both for the competitors and organisers alike.”
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