A hugely successful London Classic Car Show at ExCeL (February 18-21) saw a high level of interest in Rally Round’s latest driving adventures, not least the 2017 Samurai Challenge in Japan, which was announced on the opening afternoon of the show and attracted five entries in the first three hours! We’ll bring you all the crew and car details as soon as they are confirmed. In the meantime you can find more details of this exciting new event, including the brochure, regulations and a useful Q&A, on our Samurai Challenge website page.
On Sunday morning our competition to win a free place on June’s Paris-Vienna Rally reached its climax with a prize draw on the Rally Round show stand, where the card-pulling honours were performed by Richard Biddulph (above), head of Essex-based Vintage & Prestige Fine Motor Cars and star of the recent Channel 4 TV documentary Million Pound Motors. From the hundreds of entries received the lucky winner was Steven Collins, who will compete in a Jaguar C-Type alongside navigator Domonic Rowe. Steven has already submitted a paid entry (all entrants were automatically included in the prize draw) so his fee will be refunded in full. Of course this means we now have more space on the event, so if you would like to join us please contact the rally office without delay; you can also enter online from our Paris-Vienna website page.
The start of November’s Haka Classic Rally might be eight months away but with a strict limit on the number of people we can take with us into in the wilds of New Zealand the entry list is already two-thirds full. Again we urge would-be entrants to contact us as soon as possible; you may also submit an entry form online via the Haka Classic website page.
UPDATE – Rather than accept a refund of his entry fee, Paris-Vienna competition winner Steven Collins requested that the £5,500 be given to the NSPCC instead. The donation has been made and was gratefully received.