O ne hundred cars will lope across 335 kilometers (207) miles of jungle and
highway this month in a goodwill rally and caravan, from the Thai capital to
Cambodia's Angkor Wat, AFP quoted Isuzu as announcing Feb 4.
cars are to make the initial 180-kilometer sprint from Bangkok to the eastern
border town of Sakaew February 24.
The racers will be joined by an
additional 40 cars on February 25 for a more casual test of Cambo-dia's Highway
5, covering 155 kilometers (96 miles) of well-traveled road from Poipet on the
boarder to Siem Reap.
A publicist for the event said the trip would
highlight the improved safety of Cambodian roads, where incidents of looting
have been as numerous as potholes.
But sponsor Isuzu will not be taking
chances. At least one vehicle will be an ambulance and participants are to be
protected by extra contingents of the Cambodian national forces throughout their
stay. - AKP