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French scooterists achieve Vietnam goal

Friends and film-makers Samuel Felice Rodriguez and Ambroise Prince have successfully completed their mission to ride two Peugeot Django 125cc scooters the 12,000km [7500 miles] from Paris, France, to Hô-Chi-Minh City in Vietnam.

The duo were inspired to make the journey – Django Adventure 2016 – after discovering two French soldiers, Serge Gracium and Michel Vaslin, rode Peugeot S57 scooters between Saigon (now Hô-Chi-Minh City) and Paris in 1956.

Reversing the route, Rodriguez and Prince left Paris on 29 August, 2016, and rode their Peugeot Django scooters across 14 countries and through 50 cities en-route to Vietnam.

The pair rolled into Hô-Chi-Minh City – and the Vietnam International Motor Show – on 26 October, bang on schedule, and were given a heroes’ welcome by Peugeot Scooters – their arrival coincided with the brand’s official launch in Vietnam.

Pictured are, from left: Peugeot Vietnam hostess; Ambroise Prince; Bruno Arabian, director from One Asia, a partnership of Planet Ride, which managed the logistics; Samuel Felice Rodriguez; Xavier Casin, director of the representation’s office of Peugeot Scooters in Vietnam; Peugeot Vietnam hostess

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