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A new adventure for 2017 – join us in Japan!


Rally Round is pleased to announce another pioneering
driving adventure – the first competitive UK-organised rally ever to visit



The Samurai Challenge will run from 12 April to 5 May 2017,
following the spring flowering of the cherry blossom as crews compete on a
fascinating route of 3,272km (2,033miles) from Fukuoka in the south to Lake Toya
in the north. Following the pattern established on our highly acclaimed events
in Burma (2014) and Bhutan (2015), the Samurai Challenge regularity competition
will run to a relaxed schedule – the average daily distance is just 192km
(119miles). As well as driving some of Japan’s most amazing roads, participants
will enjoy luxury hotels and fine dining with plenty of time to socialise and
to experience some of the country’s greatest natural, man-made and cultural
treasures, from primeval landscapes and brooding volcanoes to the brilliant,
neon-lit metropolis of Toyko and the island home of the internationally
renowned Kodo Drummers. 



Suitable for crews of any experience level, including
novices, the Samurai Challenge is open to all veteran, vintage and classic cars
of a type in production before 1974; there will also be a non-competitive
Touring Category, open to any car. Navigation will be by straightforward tulip
roadbook, with distances given in kilometres and miles, and there will be no
car-breaking sections or night-driving. As ever, the rally will be accompanied
by fully qualified medical and mechanical support.



A summary of the exciting event itinerary may be found in
the event brochure, which you may download from our Samurai Challenge page, along with the regulations and a useful Q&A;
complementary hard copies are available on request. If you have
any further questions, or would like to reserve your place on this
unforgettable adventure, please contact the Rally Round office. We look forward
to hearing from you!