Round the world rally challenge

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The Independent Online
They survived the recent Peking to Paris rally and now some of the successful drivers want to compete in the Around the World in 80 Days Motor Challenge. Among the drivers wanting to take part are Chris and Jan Dunkley, who found their Bentley Special full of rotting mushrooms in a field and lovingly restored it. They are hoping to drive 21,000 miles to complete the longest car rally in history.

The 1907 Peking to Paris rally was set up by the Paris newspaper Le Matin, which wanted to prove that the new-fangled motor car could go anywhere and break down frontiers. It was followed up a year later with the New York to Paris rally - until now the only event to try and circumnavigate the globe.

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