Exciting times indeed! With the Haka Classic Rally about to start and next year’s Samurai Challenge, Paris-Prague Rally and Odyssey Italia filling fast, Rally Round can now announce no fewer than seven new adventures for 2018 and 2019!
In Spring 2018 we’ll be returning to the magical Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan for the 2nd Thunder Dragon Rally and we must mention here that our original 2015 event has just been shortlisted as a Rally of the Year finalist in the 2016 International Historic Motoring Awards, which will be presented on November 17 at London’s Guildhall see www.historicmotoringawards.com for more information.
Then from 10-17 June 2018 we’ll be running the Paris-Amsterdam Rally, celebrating the 140th anniversary of Bertha Benz’s astonishing drive from Mannheim to Pforzheim, the world’s first long-distance automobile journey, as well as the 120th anniversary of the Paris-Amsterdam-Paris race, the world’s first international motorsport event. You can read more on our new Paris-Amsterdam website page.
This will be followed by something really special – Rally Round Africa. If you can join us from 17 September to 12 October 2018 you’ll experience the fabulous cultures and wildlife of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland on what will surely be the adventure of a lifetime – for more details see the new Rally Round Africa website page
And there’s more… To assist your future planning, the Rally Round website now has a new ‘Save the Date’ page, giving you advance notice of forthcoming events (click here). These already include the magnificent Maharaja Marathon in Rajasthan (February 2019), Odyssey Italia II (5-18 May 2019), Paris-Bordeaux-Paris (June 2019) and the 30-day Flight of the Condor rally, which will explore the awesome terrain of Columbia, Equador, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile in November-December 2019. We can hardly wait!
Before any of the above – and rather closer to home – we will be present at the Historic Automobile Fair and Auction at Olympia, London, on 17-19 February 2017, so do come along and see us on Stand C35 if you can.
Right now, though, we have a fabulous adventure on the far side of the planet to run – the Haka Classic will be flagged away from Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday morning (October 31). You can follow our progress via our website event page, where you’ll find daily rally blogs (including one from competitor Barbara Shooter), the latest results and standings and a live GPS car tracker – click here.
Our multilingual administrator, Sandy Riddle will be managing the Rally Round Office in our absence, so if you have any questions or wish to reserve your place one of our forthcoming events please contact her via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)1252 794100. As ever, we look forward to hearing from you!