Silk Road Rally 2013 – Basel – Istanbul – Shanghai

by swisscham in Culture & Society

A group of 44 Vintage car enthusiasts, most of them from Switzerland, with 20 automobiles of at least 40 years of age have been travelling along the ancient prestigious Silk Road since September 1st, 2013. They will finally arrive in Shanghai on October 24. The rally officially covers approximately 12’000km of the legendary Silk Road from Istanbul to Shanghai in 56 days. On August 26, the Swiss competitors started in Basel, the sister- city of Shanghai, and they met some other participants in the expedition in Istanbul. The Swiss drivers are very excited to see the final destination: in fact, Basel and Shanghai have a sister-relationship since 2008. The partnership is active in different areas and this fall a new Confucius Institute was opened in Basel under the cooperation of the University of Basel and the East China Normal University in Shanghai, representing the second center of this kind in Switzerland. According to The Swiss Vintage Automobile Club Classic Car Event, the aim of the rally is not only speed and sports, but also to get to know various regions, countries and people from the Asian part of the world.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Your Swiss Business Platform in China

SwissCham China has roughly 600 company members. Our Chamber maintains a strong relationship with the Embassy of Switzerland, Swiss Global Enterprise, Swissnex and Switzerland Tourism. As the representative of the Swiss companies established in China, our goal is to help you to increase your business and visibility, especially amongst the Sino-Swiss business community.

Become A Member

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
June 4, 2021
Published By swisstrade.com in Bilateral Relations
June 3, 2021
Published By prnewswire.com in Business
May 28, 2021
Published By chinadaily.com.cn in Engineering / Manufacturing
May 20, 2021
Published By globaltimes.cn in Bilateral Relations
May 18, 2021
Published By globaltimes.cn in Culture & Society