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By pony to Pheuntsholing (and beyond)


Entries are still being accepted for the Thunder Dragon Rally to the famously happy Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, which starts from Kolkata (Calcutta) on November 1. Among the latest crews to sign up for this spectacular three-week adventure are Jan van Gemert and Marion Huijbregts from the Netherlands, driving a 1965 example of Ford’s classic ‘Pony Car’, the Mustang (pictured above on our 2012 Tiger Rally). Indeed as you can see from the current Thunder Dragon entry list (below) the rally has attracted a remarkable variety of cars, ranging from a 1923 Vauxhall to a 1972 Porsche, and we’ve been pleased to welcome crews from no fewer than nine countries (Australia, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA).

The Thunder Dragon Rally has been meticulously planned as a relaxed, sociable and non-competitive event, covering 2,338km (1,453 miles) in the course of 16 driving days on thrilling roads whilst also offering unforgettable cultural and sightseeing experiences in a litttle-known land blessed with great natural beauty and abundant wildlife. There is still time to join us on this wonderful journey, but the number of cars we can take is strictly limited, so to avoid disappointment we advise you to reserve your place as soon as possible. You may download or browse the 12-page event brochure here. If you would like us to send you a hard copy along with the event regulations and an entry form, please contact us here. When requesting a brochure, please don’t forget to include your full postal address!

The Thunder Dragon Rally (1-24 November 2015) runs from Kolkata to Guwahati via Sandabans, Malda, Siliguri, Darjeeling, Chalsa, Pheuntsholing, Paro, Thimphu, Gelephu, Trongsa, Jakar, Mongar, Trashigang and Samdrup Drongha. For more details please refer to the event brochure, which may be found on the Thunder Dragon event page at www.rallyround.co.uk.


Max & Julie Stephenson: 1923 Vauxhall 23-60
Chris & Sophie Evans: 1928 Ford Model A
Chris & Nicola Lunn: 1929 Bentley 4.5-litre Le Mans
Sir Gerry & Lady Joyce Acher: 1931 Ford Model A Tourer
Mark Winkelman & TBC: 1932 Plymouth PB3 Coupe
Richard Cunningham & Paddy Walker: 1937 Buick Coupe 40hp
Xavier del Marmol & Ines Bodmer: 1937 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe DHC
Frank Bird & Ross Oakman: 1939 Willys Sedan
Jorge Ruiz & Agustin Panes: 1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
Jose & Maria Romao de Sousa: 1956/65 MG Magnette ZA
Adrian Shooter & George Harding: 1958 Morris Oxford
Dougie & Kate Lawson: 1959 Jaguar XK150 DHC
Roland van Pelt: 1960 Volvo PV544
Peter McLaughlin & Jane Kitchel: 1964 Pontiac GTO
Jan van Gemert & Marion Huijbregts: 1965 Ford Mustang
Alastair Caldwell: 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
Dean & Kendal Golding: 1969 Rolls-Royce Corniche DHC
Roger Allen & Maggie Gray: 1971 BMW 2800CS
Gerd & Birgit Buhler: 1972 Porsche 911
Mark Robinson & Yvonne Fuller: Car TBC
Mark & Louise Seymour: Car TBC
Bill & Biddy Bolsover: Car TBC