Alvis Firefly finishes 2016 Peking-Paris 1st in class

Well they did it!  Alex Vassbotten and Ole Havn arrived safely in Paris after 13695 kilometers and 36 days travelling across China, Mongolia, Russia, Eastern Europe, Italy, Switzerland and France.  Their 1933 Alvis Firefly, prepared by Earley Engineering, needed just two replacement fan belts, a new water temp gauge and some grease to keep it going and it arrived in top condition in Paris on Sunday 17 July.

The car performed brilliantly from the start and Alex and Ole quickly climbed up the leader board, finishing 9th overall and a well-deserved 1st in class.  The champagne will be flowing in Paris this evening as Earley Engineering’s Managing Director Alex Simpson joins the crew and their families for a big celebration.

Oh – and it looks like the Alex and Ole even cleaned the car before sending it home to us. Thanks guys!

 

Photos courtesy of:

www.duen.hu

www.facebook.com/pekingparis.ru

www.facebook.com/kazina.sveta

www.endurorally.com

José Romão De Sousa

www.dreamcar.ch