Journey of Discovery takes Land Rovers 8,000 miles from Birmingham to Beijing [Videos]
This epic roadtrip was to celebrate the building of the one millionth Land Rover Discovery. Land Rover thought a journey of this magnitude would show the world the amazing versatility and capability of their vehicles, and they took along the special one millionth Land Rover Discovery!
The Birmingham to Beijing journey revealed some unique and fascinating stories. Birmingham, UK is the birthplace of Land Rover and Beijing China represents an important new market. The journey will passed through 13 countries which included the UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and obviously China.
The aim of the roadtrip is charitable though, as it is raising £1 million British pounds ($2.6 million US dollars) for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
"Yeah, we've made it," crackled a voice over the radio, speaking with much relief after a harrowing 72 hours of driving in one of the world’s most remote and rugged regions of China. For one of the most epic and ambitious roadtrips, this was a truly epic moment.
The high-alpine pass, which the team of four Land Rovers needed to pass through, in China had been blocked by snow for days. The pass was impossible to get through even to the hardiest of off-road vehicles. With no other route through, the team's target, the bright lights of the Beijing Motor Show, was slipping away and the clock was ticking down.