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Desert Rattler Run, Aug 2015


No rest for Ruby

Today is a rest day in Ulaan Bataar, day 5 of the Peking to Paris rally.  No, no real rest day for anyone at all! At 6.30am Rod and Austen were at the Nomads workshop starting repairs by 7.15am. Au...

And we’re off – Peking to Paris 2016

The Peking to Paris Rally got under way on Sunday 12th June at the epic starting line at the Great Wall of China. ‘Ruby’ the Ford Model A is car 18, the same number Rod had in 2013, and th...

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 o...


A much better day for Rod and Austen yesterday and despite all the delays on Monday, they've only dropped one place to 14th overall ... See MoreSee Less

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10.30pm in Tyumen, Russia and Rod and Austen are still in the garage. Today was a series of nightmares - A battery that wouldn't hold it's charge, an alternator problem, a tyre blow out, running out of fuel and a front spring gone. While other crews go to bed, the fellas head to a nearby workshop open especially for #PekingtoParis competitors to make sure they are back in the rally in the morning. Fingers crossed! ... See MoreSee Less

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Getting some help from the Mongolian locals ... See MoreSee Less

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