World in 80 Days Historic Rally
came to Northern BC this past summer.
Jun 16 - 22, 2000
of the cars
|Around the World
1938 Packard Touring Sedan
(CAN) Toronto, James Walters (CAN) Victoria, B.C
This Canadian team consists of Lennox, an International
Equity Investment Manager and co-driver, James Walters,
a car restorer and furniture manufacturer.
Both have plenty of rallying experience. Lennox's
past form includes Porsche and Ferrari Club track
events. Lennox has always hoped to do something
special for the Millennium and arrived at this as
the thought of sailing around the world made him
|June 16 - Whitehorse to
Watson Lake via Ross River - 736.00 kms.
A trek north on the Canol Road, built during the
construction of the North American Pipe Line to
the arctic oil fields. Gravel and narrow in places
with majestic vistas and many animals evident. Lunch
in Ross River and a blast down the Campbell Highway,
wide and fast gravel, to Watson Lake, the sign post
capital of the north.
|June 17 - Watson Lake to
Terrace - 863.42 kms.
Long distance but mostly good paved road, Cassiar
Highway, Route37. Lunch at Tatooga Resort in Iskut
B.C. Deviation via Nass Forest Service Road to Indian
community of Aiyansh, pass Kitsumkalum Lake to Terrace,
|June 18 - Terrace to Smithers
with loop to Granisle - 473.71 kms.
Winding Yellowhead Highway, Route 16, to Hazelton
via Kit'ga Road (gravel). After lunch in Smithers,
a loop to Granisle and the Babine Lake mining and
fishing district. Welcoming at Granisle Museum and
Visitor's Center for refreshment. More gravel roads
back to Smithers.
|June 19 - Rest day in Smithers.
Downtown Main street will be closed to display the
cars. Local club to provide facilities to do repairs.
Hudson Bay Lodge will host a cocktail reception
for all the enthusiasts.
|June 20 - Smithers to Prince
George - 531.16 kms.
Mostly gravel roads via Francois Lake to lunch at
Fraser River on the Yellowhead Highway, Route 16.
More interesting gravel roads via Butcher Flats,
Punchaw and Baldy Hughes to Prince George. Many
animals on the road, remain alert.
|June 21 - Prince George
to Kamloops - 661.93 kms.
Reverse route to Baldy Hughes and on to Blackwater
and Bouchie Lake. From Quesnel, route parallels
the Fraser River on the east side to Williams Lake.
After lunch, roads are narrower and more twisty
and many elevation changes and exposures overlooking
the Fraser River on the west side. On the way you
pass through Alkali Lake , Dog Creek, Jesmond, Clinton
and Cache Creek to Kamloops.
|June 22 - Kamloops to Banff
- 551.38 kms.
Mountain roads for 100 kms. and then scenic Trans-Canada
Highway, Route 1, through the mountains past ``Last
Spike" Historical Site to Revelstoke, Rogers
Pass and Golden to Banff. Lunch stop is at 3 Valley
Gap by Three Valley Lake.