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Himalayan Classic Car Rally 2008 passes by ancient hotel near Qom, Iran

Qom, Oct 30, IRNA - A 35-car, 70 member team of drivers and navigators, who had left Holland on October 14th, heading towards China, arrived at Deyr Gachin an ancient hotel near Iran's holy city of Qom on Wednesday.

According to IRNA correspondent in Qom, the group that had left Amsterdam on Tuesday, October 14th and have so far passed through cities in Italy, Greece and Turkey. They entered Iran through Bazargan International Border on Monday, October 27th.

file photo (credit: Himalayan Trial -- Classic Car Rally 2008)

It is worth mentioning that the cars of Himalayan ralliers are entirely classical cars, although their engines are fully updated and strengthened. The ralliers are commissioned with the task of competing in the course of their 78 rally paths between Holland and China.

In Iran, they have so far passed through East Azarbaijan, Zanjan, Qazvin, Tehran, and Qom Provinces. When they were in Tehran, they first drove their cars at the car rally course of Tehran's Azadi Sports Complex in order to get acquainted with the driving facilities of the Iranian car ralliers.

The Dutch ralliers, after visiting the ancient Deyr Gachin hotel that dates back to Shah Abbas era and is 1,700 years old, raced from there towards Iran's other ancient city, Kashan.

The Himalayan ralliers' caravan is scheduled to pass through Iran's Isfahan, Yazd, Kerman, and Sistan-o-Balouchestan provinces and then to enter Pakistan's soil through the International Mir-Javeh Border.

The Dutch team while in Iran would also visit two other ancient hotels, namely the Meybod and the Zeynedding caravansaries as well as an ancient Iranian garden, namely the Shazdeh Baq in Kerman's Mahan City.

Related Site: Himalayan Trial -- Classic Car Rally 2008


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