International vintage car rally enters Bangladesh

The East India Himalaya Vintage Car Rally entered Bangladesh on the morning of November 6th. With 14 classic cars and two vintage motorcycles – carrying 44 Western Europeans on board, the rally entered the country from India through the Dawki-Tamabil border at Sylhet.

Classic vehicles such as vintage air-cooled Porsche 911s, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, a few Volvos, a classic pre-war Bentley, a few Mercedes, a bright red Austin Healy and two vintage twin-engine BMW motorcycles participated in the rally. A Toyota Hilux and a Toyota Land Cruiser LC80 served as support vehicles.

The members of the rally are mostly over 60 years old; the oldest driver is 76 years old while the youngest is 54 years old. The group made their first stop at DuSai Resort in Sylhet where they spent their first night in Bangladesh.

The Vintage Adventure Rally is a tri-county rally offering an adventurous journey along the roads of the Himalayas. The group entered Bangladesh on the 17th day of the journey.

The 3,244 km journey, which started on October 20, 2022 from Kolkata, departed from Sikkim, on the outskirts of the Nepalese border. They then traveled to Darjeeling, entered Bhutan before crossing the border and headed for the Indian state of Assam. The group then crossed into Bangladesh.

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The group headed towards Rajendrapur yesterday morning from DuSai Resort, Sylhet to their next stop at Sarah Resort in Gazipur. The rally group will remain in the country until November 10 and head to India through the Benapole-Petrapole border on the 11th.

Destination Rally has organized several road trips through many countries in Asia and South America. The band plans to hold future tours across South India, Sri Lanka, Africa and New Zealand.

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