December 2013 – Laura (my wife) is on a business trip to Tokyo and is having dinner with an old friend (Matt) at the Oak Door Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt. Fortunately Laura loves cars and so when Matt mentioned that he had been thinking about entering the Peking to Paris she was still listening. So much so that without even being there I found myself signed up for my first ever historic endurance rally – glad we chose an easy one to get started.