The Vehicle

Halfway around the globe...

in your oldschool dream car.

Trust us, you don’t want some high-tech, gizmo-y, gadget-y monstrosity with seat warmers killing the adrenaline buzz you should be feeling on the greatest adventure of your life. All you really need is a simple set of wheels emblazoned with your own personal flourish that’ll faithfully escort you and your team halfway around the world.


Warning: Your experience on the Atlantic Pacific Ocean Drive is likely to cause deep feelings of pleasure commonly associated with an indescribable sense of freedom and adventure.


Start the most adventurous rally on earth with your at least 15-year-old(-school) vehicle.

Whether it's a neon yellow Fiat Panda with a fox's tail, grandpa's old 190 Mercedes with grey lambskin upholstery or an indestructible Nissan Patrol - the main thing is that your dream car takes you to the finish-line in Vladivostok. 

A stylish youngtimer is an excellent adventure companion for this unique challenge. However, if four wheels are too many for you, saddle up your Africa Twin or BMW R 80 and enjoy the adventure on two wheels.

If only the clunkiest and kitschiest of vehicles will do, to you we present the commercial vehicle class. Snap up a decommissioned ambulance, fire truck or tow truck - just don’t forget to send home a postcard from the East along the way—after all, mail trucks are allowed, too!


Atlantic Pacific Ocean Drive Vehicle Checklist:


15+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/2006)  

15+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/2006) – a two-wheeler team can consist of no more than 2 bikes

Commercial vehicles
15+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/2006) – RVs are not permitted

There is no designated maximum value for your rally vehicle. 

You don’t have to already have your vehicle to sign up! You have time until the start of the rally to find the perfect ride.


How do I find my ideal rally car?

Did your beloved old jalopy die of rust poisoning long ago, leaving you with limited options to get around town, let alone halfway around the world? Sounds like you need to hop on the Internet. There are a number of affordable, quality vehicles that are offered on some used-car websites that’d be perfect for your trip and also conform to the rules and regs of the APOD.


What happens to my vehicle at the finish in Vladivostok?

There are several alternatives:

  1. You can ship it back to Europe or somewhere else.
  2. The very hard-boiled rally teams just drive back home.

We recommend all teams the first alternative, the shipping. We will support you with the shipping handling to Europe. The cost of shipping bears each team itself.

Fact Box

  • Vehicles at least 15 years old
  • Cars, two-wheelers, commercial vehicles allowed
  • No limit in vehicle value