Now we love a road trip; we’ve taken a Metro to Morocco, Elise to Champagne, Morgans up Blighty’s three highest passes and in recent years we’ve even flirted with competitive road rallying in our own P&Js. But one day, when MotorPunk has become the global automotive cash-cow we hope it’s gonna be, Rich and I are going to do this.

The Road to Mandalay is a 24 day cross-country adventure starting at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, winding through Malaysia and Thailand before entering Burma and crossing the finishing line in Rangoon. 75 cars set off on the 1st of Feb this year on a trip of a lifetime, exploring places normally off limits to foreign types, on a long distance regularity rally timed to the minute. Just to spice things up the odd special stage is thrown in too – autotesting your 50 year old classic in the middle of a Burmese jungle after 4,000 miles of steaming jungle driving … what could possibly go wrong?

The eclectic entry list ranges from a 7.4-litre 1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost to 70’s classics including Mustangs, 911 and Datsun 240Z. On the Endurance Rally Associasions website you have to peruse the trip itinery; it looks bloody amazing – too rich to detail here. So ponder what would you’d like to enter in, leave a comment and drool over the gallery below:


About The Author

Darryl can usually be found up to his elbows in some unloved piece of BL detritus when he isn’t snapping and scribbling for various print magazines or producing the book on road tripping or tally-ho adventurers. As an occasional presenter on CBS's Carfection YouTube channel, his other hobbies include vintage Scalextrics, ‘60s Bang & Olufsen and dabbling in grassroots motorsport.

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