Wednesday, May 29, 2013

2013 Peking to Paris Rally


T. Wade said...

Dream drive...yes indeed.

Sanchez said...

Previous Peking To Paris Rally edition in 2010 passed through Kazakhstan. This year it won't :(

F1Outsider said...

What's the Chinese sentiment in Peking being called Beijing now? From what I understand they never liked Peking.

Don't they get peeved that the rally is still called Peking - Paris?

Maxichamp said...

@Sanchez: Do you know why they skipped KZ this time?

Maxichamp said...

@F1O: I don't think any Chinese people care now, they're too busy making money.

Peking was just an old way of spelling Beijing. But it does sound old fashioned. Like calling Taiwan "Formosa".

Sanchez said...

I guess some safety concerns though not sure.

You've got serious comments boost after "Why I Blog", haven't you?!

Maxichamp said...

@Sanchez: Everybody has something to say now.

Sanchez said...

Did little homework.
Here are few world tours which passed through Kazakhstan within last few years ( in no particular order ) :

- Mercedes F-Cell World Drive

- Zero Race
Zero emission race by Swiss.

- Vislab Intercontinental Challenge
In robot- vehicles by Italians from University of Parma.

- 80 Electric Days
First electric car around the world race by Spaniard in Tesla Roadster.

- Electric Odyssey
First world tour in standard electric car by French in Mitsubishi badged as Citroen.