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A Pakistani man takes pictures of vintage cars at the end of Motor Rally in Islamabad on October 23, 2017. 
The rally which is organised by Pakistan's army gathered different vehicles from 23 different motor clubs across Pakistan. / AFP PHOTO / FAROOQ NAEEM — AFP or licensors

Vintage cars, heavy bikes set off on CPEC route as part of Motor Rally

The participants are scheduled to reach Gwadar after passing through all four provinces on the last day of this month.
Updated Oct 24, 2017 02:44pm

Motorcyclists and motorists taking part in the Pakistan Motor Rally — featuring hundreds of motorbikes and vintage, classic and sports vehicles — reached Islamabad on Monday.

The participants had set off on Saturday morning from the Khunjerab top, situated at an altitude of about 15,000 feet near the China-Pakistan border. They are scheduled to cover the 3,000-kilometre-long route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and reach Gwadar after passing through all four provinces on the last day of this month.

By organising the rally in collaboration with the civilian administration, the Pakistan Army aims to promote adventure sports, showcase the country’s tourism potential and commemorate the 70th anniversary of its independence in a befitting manner.

A Pakistan Army personnel looks at his moustache in a mirror next to vintage cars at the end of Motor Rally in Islamabad on October 23.— AFP
A Pakistan Army personnel looks at his moustache in a mirror next to vintage cars at the end of Motor Rally in Islamabad on October 23.— AFP

A rider participating in the Motor Rally leads bikers upon arriving in Islamabad.— AFP
A rider participating in the Motor Rally leads bikers upon arriving in Islamabad.— AFP

The rally which is organised by Pakistan Army gathered different vehicles from 23 different motor clubs across Pakistan.— Photo: ISPR
The rally which is organised by Pakistan Army gathered different vehicles from 23 different motor clubs across Pakistan.— Photo: ISPR

Participants walk past cars at the end of Motor Rally in Islamabad.— AFP
Participants walk past cars at the end of Motor Rally in Islamabad.— AFP

The rally's participants are scheduled to cover the 3,000-kilometre-long route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.— Photo: ISPR
The rally's participants are scheduled to cover the 3,000-kilometre-long route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.— Photo: ISPR

Pakistani Army personnel pose for a picture in front of vintage cars at the end of Motor Rally in Islamabad.— AFP
Pakistani Army personnel pose for a picture in front of vintage cars at the end of Motor Rally in Islamabad.— AFP

Motorists take part in the rally.— Photo: ISPR
Motorists take part in the rally.— Photo: ISPR

A vintage Rolls Royce is seen during the rally.— Photo: ISPR
A vintage Rolls Royce is seen during the rally.— Photo: ISPR

Participants of the Motor Rally drive upon arriving in Islamabad on October 23.— AFP
Participants of the Motor Rally drive upon arriving in Islamabad on October 23.— AFP

A participant walks past vintage cars at the end of Motor Rally in Islamabad.— AFP
A participant walks past vintage cars at the end of Motor Rally in Islamabad.— AFP

Pakistan Motor Rally is featuring hundreds of motorbikes and vintage, classic and sports vehicles.— Photo: ISPR
Pakistan Motor Rally is featuring hundreds of motorbikes and vintage, classic and sports vehicles.— Photo: ISPR

The rally will pass through parts of Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtun­khwa, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan.— Photo: ISPR
The rally will pass through parts of Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtun­khwa, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan.— Photo: ISPR