China Rally of International Classic Cars 2011

 


From 18th September to 23rd September 2011, after nearly two years of arduous preparation, China Rally of International Classic Cars 2011 was successfully organized for the first time by Classic Vehicle union of China.


Starting from the capital of China: Beijing, through Tianjin, Jinan, Xuzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou and finishing in Shanghai. It was a golden road about 1000 miles (1600km), with full wonderful Chinese sightseeing along the route, such as the Great Wall, hometown of Confucius, Chinese Venice (city upon water),etc. The rally started from the Great Wall in Beijing and finished in Shanghai Auto Museum successfully.


The rally was officially recognized as FIVA (Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens) B event and would be held every year since 2011. FIVA president Mr. Horst Bruening took part in this rally in 2011 and t expressed his full support and celebration to CVUC.


According to official figures, there were 32 classic vehicles and 123 participants from 12 countries in total. 24 journalists from all over the world also took part in this rally. Over 100 media from all over China reported the event.


This was the first time such high-end events of classic cars landed in China. This rally also made a history of starting international rally of classic cars in China which aroused strong repercussions at home and abroad, especially along the city. The following are some pictures from the rally of 2011:











Albums of China Rally 2011

Sept 16th Welcoming Dinner

Sept 17th Great Wall Dinner

Sept 18th Beijing - Tianjin

Sept 18th Opening Ceremony

China Rally in Tianjin

Sept 21st Start Ceremony in Tianjin

Sept 21st Tianjin - Xuzhou

Sept 22st Xuzhou Terra Cotta Museum

Sept 23rd Start Ceremony in Nanjing

Sept 23rd Nanjing - Shanghai

Sept 23rd Finish Ceremony in Shanghai

Sept 23rd Celebration Dinner

Sept 24th At Warehouse in Shanghai

Sept 24th Awards and Farewell Party
 

Video List of China Rally 2011

Start ceremony

Passionate participants

China holds first classic car rally

Participants picking up their road books

Preparation before s tart from Tianjin

Start from Tianjin

China Rally of International Classic Cars Tianjin-Xuzhou

China Rally of International Classic Cars Nanjing leg

Starry night arrival in Xuzhou

Having fun with the public

Card punch at the timekeeping point of Nanjing leg

Running to destination of Shanghai

Arrival in Shanghai Collecting ceremony

Closure of China Rally of International Classic Cars

End of China Rally of International Classic Cars

Close-up video of participating classic cars of China Rally 2011