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Frederique Constant Official Timekeeper of Peking to Paris Motor Challenge

Frederique Constant (FC) has been selected as the Official Timekeeper of The Peking to Paris Motor Challenge, taking place from September 10 to October 16, 2010. FC will be the exclusive sponsor of this legendary and prestigious classic car event, of which the first edition took place as far back as 1907.

The idea for the race came from a challenge published in the Paris newspaper Le Matin on January 31st 1907, that stated: “What needs to be proved today is that as long as a man has a car, he can do anything and go anywhere. Is there anyone who will undertake the challenge to travel from Peking to Paris by automobile?”

The route for the 2010 edition of ‘The Ultimate Driving Adventure’ runs from the Great Wall in China, through Mongolia, then briefly into Russia before turning south west into Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and via Turkey, Greece and Italy into France to finish on the famous Place Vendome in Paris. This trail follows the historic Silk Route and the drivers will visit the fabled cities of Almaty and Samarkand.

During this extremely demanding road rally, no less than 230 drivers and navigators – and their 165 classic and vintage cars dating from the 1920s to the 1960s – will cover over 16,000 km (9,000 miles) in approximately five weeks time.

Under the premise of its slogan LLive your Passion” the brand encourages people around the world to follow their passion. Being part of The Great Peking to Paris Expedition perfectly reflects this devotion. All participating cars will bear the FC logo, and both the driver and the navigator of the winning equippe will be awarded with an exclusive FC, upon their arrival in Paris.

Written by kevin

July 21, 2010 at 1:43 am

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