Think of two things you’ve always wanted to do but never had the chance.
Yes we know – why only two, you ask. How about two thousand?
Well OK. But here’s two for starters: Overtaking Michael Schumacher and driving an Aston Martin halfway across the world.
Not bad for starters eh?
Adventurous Brits Richard Meredith and Phil Colley did both last year in a V8 Vantage when they made the first-ever crossing of the new Asian Highway.
The trip from Tokyo to London took in 17 countries and 10,000 miles and had some extremely hairy moments.
This was a highway, not a motorway remember – and with plenty of dodgy deviations in China and the ‘Stan nations of central Asia, it was mighty tough going for a car that’s about as road-hugging as they get.
And there was an unexpected grand finale when they powered up to the 7-times world champion’s Maserati on the autoroute north of Paris.
Want to know what happened? Well Meredith’s written the book of course. It’s out next month and there’s a special pre-publication offer for readers of carpages.co.uk /
DRIVEN TOGETHER: Historic first crossing of Asia’s new Highway to the West releases November 29 at £19.99 by MercuryBooks, but there’s an offer at £18 inc. post (UK only) for orders at www.mercurybooks.co.uk or tel +44 (0)1908.618439Published 27 October 2008