Desert Chic

A caravan of vintage Rolls-Royces, Bentleys and Aston Martins shimmers in the heat of the Jordanian desert. It's a vision but not a mirage. The Jewel That Is Jordan is an annual 1,300-km classic-car tour from the Red Sea port of Aqaba to the Roman ruins of Jerash and back. This year, 55 cars and 150 people from Europe, the U.S. and South America are registered for the two-week circuit that takes in some of Jordan's most beautiful sights, including Petra, Wadi Rum and Mount Nebo—a robust test for the vehicles.
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