Roadblocks remain for classic cars, but rally rolls onUpdated: 2013-10-28 07:27
The Classic Cars Challenge China began on Oct 12 at the Great Wall in Beijing and ended on Oct 17 in Shanghai. Consisting of vintage domestic brands like Hongqi and Shanghai as well as classic foreign models, the fleet inspired great excitement among onlookers. [Photo / China Daily]
As China's classic car rally enters its third year, pioneers of this subculture grapple with obstacles along the way, Li Fangfang reports
When describing the Classic Cars Challenge China, race organizer Xu Qun likens it to its venerable Italian counterpart the Mille Miglia, a 1,000 mile endurance race for owners of classic cars.
A two-time participant in the global Mille Miglia as a driver, Xu said he dreams that one day the various roadblocks to classic car ownership in the country will be overcome, and Chinese can drive their own cars the race.
Having a rally of local classic car enthusiasts is the first step, Xu said.