Mike Brewer and Edd China plan to take part in the 2016 Peking to Paris rally in a completely open 1916 Cadillac.

The Cadillac, actually found near Stoke on Trent in the UK is currently in bits, but Mike and Edd are confident that its slow revving V8 engine (the first V8 in the World) will get them through the 8,500 miles of terrain, including the extremely inhospitable Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.

The 2016 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge starts from the Great Wall outside Beijing on Sunday, June 12th, and finishes with a drive into Paris to cross the finish line in Place Vendome on Sunday, July 17th.

The Route