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Peking to Paris Finish Line Vintage Advernturer

17 Jul The Paris Finish Line

Paris at last! The crews had to do it the hard way, nothing changes. Rod and Austen did 170k through the paddocks again and many villages.  The village people were out in force to welcome them through, people the whole way from Peking were out on...

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All the Brest Vintage Adventurer

07 Jul All the Brest

The last lap of yesterday’s test section just outside of Brest, Belarus, spelt drama for the Vintage Adventurer crew. The stress from the previous disastrous wheel off at a racetrack had damaged the key way on the opposite side to the wheel off and went...

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Vintage Adventurer stays on track

03 Jul Racing Wheels!

The Vintage Adventurer crew departed Nizhny Novgorod drove 40k to the N-Ring race track. The crews had to do two laps then on the third lap, drive out to time keeper. On the final lap three corners from the finish and on a right hander,...

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Vintage Adventurer arrives in Russia

25 Jun Working hard in Novosibirsk

After beating Mongolia and crossing into Russia, Rod and Austen arrived in Novosibirsk ready to start rebuilding Ruby, their hardworking Ford Model A, to tackle the rest of the Peking to Paris 2016. “I have no idea how the car keeps going as well as it...

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Ruby completed with decal

05 May Ruby ready for the off!

After months of hard graft, vintage adventurer Rode Wade and his navigator Austen Ritchie have finished the work on the 1930 Ford Model A 'Fordor' that will take them from the Great Wall of China, across 13,695 kilometers to the finish in the centre of...

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Ruby getting electronics fitted

02 May Putting Ruby to the Test

Rod is well into the final stages of completing the rebuild of the 1930 Model A Ford Fordor ‘Ruby’ for the Peking to Paris Rally 2016, despite having to go back to the drawing board from the flywheel back because road tests showed the car...

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Engine out ready for the rebuild

18 Mar Ruby’s rebuild for P2P begins

Work has began on the 1930 Ford Model A ‘Fordor’ named Ruby that will be crewed by Rod Wade and Austen Ritchie on the forthcoming Peking to Paris 2016. The guys are working hard to get Ruby ‘rally ready’ Ruby was taken apart to be sure...

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Rod Wade to take on Peking to Paris 2016

18 Mar Gearing up for Peking to Paris 2016

It seems that ‘vintage adventurer’ Rod Wade can’t get enough of motoring challenges - so much so that he’s taking on the World’s great motoring challenge once again as he gears up for the Peking to Paris 2016. Having already competed in 2013, Rod is fully...

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18 Mar Rod racks up another Record

Vintage Adventurer Rod Wade has added another accolade to his growing World Record collection - for driving a pre-war conventional rear wheel drive car across Australia from the furthest point west – Steep Point - in Western Australia to the furthest point east – Byron...

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Desert Rattler

02 Jan Desert Rattler Recce

While the rest of us were tucking into leftover turkey on Boxing Day, Rod left home at 6.30am to recce the route for the Desert Rattler Run in August 2015, arriving back in Wongawallan at 2pm on Tuesday 30th December. Here is Rod’s Recce Report… I drove...

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