With a 1928 Bentley Supersport with approximately 180 horsepower Helmut Rothenberger and Michael Schmidt will participate in the greatest motoring adventure on four wheels – the rally Peking – Paris from June 12 to July 17, 2016! Helmut Rothenberger and Michael Schmidt will enter the most extraordinary journey possible in the motoring world.
William Medcalf, the renowned specialist for rally preparations and multiple participant of the rally Peking – Paris, has prepared the Bentley 1928 Supersport for this outstanding event. With an engine seize of 5.3 litres this Bentley Supersport will start at position number 7. The team has already covered over 3,000 testing miles and is exited for the challenge of their life.
It has been one of the most important challenges to find the right name for our car. Within our team and the family we had a competition and finally we decided on the name GREEN EAGLE, which has been proposed by the grandchildren of Helmut Rothenberger - Sophia, Clara, Carlotta and Eddy. We all hope that the GREEN EAGLE flies through Mongolia.
This rally is the most demanding and amazing journey anyone can drive in a vintage or classic car in today’s world. More than 13,000 kilometers, mostly on unpaved roads with a technique that can only be driven by a handful of people worldwide. With the expression “Changing gears!” Helmut Rothenberger outlines his passion. This rally is the utmost crucial test for man and machine and is probably one of the last great adventures on four wheels in this world.