96 cars from 26 countries take part in Rally Peking-Paris. Motocross started in May, 28th. The duration of the Rally is from May 28th to June 29th.
The participants have to ride about 12 thousand km along the roads of China, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Austria, and Switzerland and France.
The car "La France Tourer" 1918 is the number one.
The Rally will be 12 days in Russia. The route will pass through Altai Republic and Altai Krai (Lake Aya). Then the way is going through Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tyumen, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Samara, Saratov, Voronezh.
Evgeny Smirnov and Boris Lytkin are participants from Russia. They take part in this Rally for the first time. They are from Barnaul. They ride by car "Moskvich-412" 1979 with number 61.
The car informally called “Gagarin” in honor of Jury Gagarin who was a first cosmonaut of Russia and the world.
Evgeny Smirnov said to "RG" in an exclusive interview: "Moskvich" - is a hard-working vehicle. Other participants said about this car with admiration " flies along the track as the satellite".
Rally Peking-Paris takes place from 8th to 19th of June and there are cars produced from 1913 to 1982.
Autoclubs of Russia have rendered the technical help.
Participants of automobile race have started to arrive to Samara in June, 15th. They had stopped at the Hotel "Renaissance".
Residents of the City had watched the rare models of automotive industry of the last century on a parking of hotel "Renaissance" for three days.
The wedding reception was held in a hotel at the same time.
Participants decided to support a young couple, they started to applaud, whistle and make noise, because among them there were young people who got married in Yekaterinburg during the motocross.
Cars drove to Saratov the next day.
Photo by M.Ulyanov, D.Burov, M.Ischenko.