Talk - 'Peking to Paris' - 22nd June 2019


Peking to Paris

In a 1934 Rolls-Royce
An illustrated 10,000 mile adventure story

by Sir John Stuttard

Saturday 22nd June 2019

New Remembrance Hall, Charlton, SP7 0PL
6.00 for 6.45pm

In 1907, an adventurous group of motoring enthusiasts set off on the first race from Peking to Paris, and what an adventure it was, driving through many countries, some of which had barely seen a motor car.

In 1997, a new group met at Brooklands, and determined to repeat the run. This talk follows John Stuttard’s progress in a 1934 Rolls Royce painted in FT pink, among an assortment of other cars, all of which had to be over 30 years old.

Some way through the race, the organisers decided that the modern roads were just a little too tame, so they toughened up the rules. Just a bit.

See and hear John’s entertaining account of how it all happened.

Pink Rolls Royce

Tickets, £10 (£5 for those in full time education) to include canapes;
available from Jane, tel: 01747 828279, and Elizabeth, tel: 01747 828201

Bar and Fine Wine Raffle

In aid of St Andrew’s Church Development Appeal

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