Now that the car is ready to ship to China Kurht can concentrate on his driving skills and get words of advice from Chris and TJ on what to expect during the Peking to Paris rally. Does he regret embarking on such a mammoth of a journey?
No detail in the rebuild of the car is overlooked. K&H upholstery is commissioned to rebuild the seat to original specs and Richard is hired to rebuild the engine to increase performance and minimize failures.
“The first time we didn’t know what we couldn’t have known.” quips Chris, a veteran of the rally. He returns to Beijing with Derek and Kurht in June 2019 with a new strategy. The novice teams fly to England to meet the organizers.
The countdown begins. Kurht and Derek have been accepted but now they must prep the 912 to endure the punishing terrain of the 9000 mile journey from Beijing to France. The first step? Returning the car to its original Irish Green.