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Old 21-08-2019, 10:48 AM   #1
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After 13,687 kilometres and 36 days, eighty-seven-year-old Australian Gerry Crown and co-driver Matt Bryson driving a 1974 Leyland P76, have won their third Peking To Paris rally

Crown and Bryson narrowly won the Classic Car class from a 1973 Porsche 911 driven by Americans David and Susan Danglard with another American pair, Chris and Tjerk Bury, third in a 1972 Datsun 240Z.

It was the second win for Crown/Bryson Leyland P76 combo, built by Bryson who won in 2013, their first win in 2010 coming in an

Crown reckoned it was the toughest rally yet but also highly enjoyable and he was hoping there would be more 87-year-olds competing to keep him company. The field of more than 100 classic and vintage cars in this yearís event wound their way through China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Belgium and then into France.

Matt Bryson is the son of rally legend and rallying Hall of Famer John Bryson, who was co-driver to Evan Green in the 1974 London to Munich World Cup Rally in a P76.
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To do that at 87 is just plain awesome!
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Old 21-08-2019, 01:25 PM   #3
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Wasn't this back in July? https://www.carsales.com.au/editoria...-crown-119375/ and https://www.2gb.com/podcast/triple-c...durance-rally/ etc
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The good old P76. Hadn't seen one in years then suddenly I saw heaps in one day. Turns out there was a meet...but boy was I surprised! In retrospect they were a far more modern-looking car than we thought, just at the time they were fugly but styling cues emerged later. Good on them for winning in both a P76 and at 87!
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One for the nostalgics with a spare 12K
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Yes; Unique Cars was a months behind with the news.
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Didn't mind the car back in its day but not that much.
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Default Re: 1974 Leyland P76 Wins Peking to Paris Rally.

Better pic of the same car and driver in the Adelaide Hills.



I've owned 2 of then in the past, I reckon if they had got to a series 2 or 3 it would have seriously shaken the market.

One of my old ones.


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