Come hell or high water – and with French fuel strikes and torrential rain across Europe we have seen both in recent weeks – a spectacular field of 60 cars dating from 1905 to 1969 will cough, splutter and roar away from the beautiful Chateau de Bourron near Fontainebleau on Tuesday morning – June 13 – as crews from 15 nations embark on the 2000km Paris-Vienna Rally. Happily the floods have receded in Paris, although it continues to rain heavily in France, Germany and Austria. However, considering what the crews in the original 1902 Paris-Vienna race had to contend with, we’re not going to let a little precipitation stand in our way!
Over the following five days, 36 vintage entries will do battle for the prestigious Charles Jarrott Trophy, whilst the post-war classics will compete for their own award; both contests are sure to be hard-fought! You’ll be able to follow their progress on our Paris-Vienna website page – click here – where you will find links to the latest results on the rally leaderboard as well as a daily blog. We’ll also be posting updates on Twitter and Facebook.
Just for fun, take a look at the entry list on the website and see if you can successfully pick the winners – your guess is as good as ours!