There's a reason why the Peking to Paris race is known as Driving the Impossible - it's one of the most grueling challenges on Earth for a vintage car. We follow the journey a team hellbent on defeating P2P in their Porsche 912.
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?
If you could expect the unexpected life would be easy. After delays, the trip begins with Kurht and Derek entering Mexico and driving all the way to Conception Bay. Plus, a name is picked for the Porsche: Nichols
With the car nearing completion and the Christmas holidays approaching the test run to Baja is looming ahead. Kurht, Derek and the rest of the boys finish prepping the car for a test run from Los Angeles to Todos Santos, on the tip of the Baja California.
“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.
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.
Meet the Olivares Family, owners of Sand Rail Fabrication, and builders of some of the best off road machines and roll cages in the US. Derek takes on the job of rebuilding the carbs and shares why he became a mechanic.
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.