Flight Of The Condor Rally 2019 - Rally Round


10 November – 8 December 2019

“Rallying isn’t just about how long it takes you to get from the start to the finish. It’s the adventure you have along the way, the people you meet, and the unique moments you share”

A 7,200km adventure and regularity rally exploring the wonders of the Andes

Join us on a breathtaking journey through three of the most spectacular countries South America. As we explore Colombia, Ecuador and Peru you’ll discover stunning coastlines, soaring peaks, vibrant rainforest, ancient mysteries and amazing cultures, and this being a Rally Round event you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy them all with friends old and new. This highly sociable rally is one you will never forget.

The Rally Round team has vast experience – not least in South America – as Rally Director Liz Wenman and Clerk of the Course Kim Bannister have organized some of the longest and most successful rallies in the world. Flight of the Condor is suitable for experts and novices alike in vintage and pre-1977 classic cars, and whether you take part in the regularity (Time-Speed-Distance) competition or prefer to tour, you’ll be supported all the way.

We can help you with everything from crew and car preparation to shipping and insurance, and on the event you may rely on our highly skilled medical and mechanical support teams. Our safety record is second to none and there will be no hazardous speeds, car-breaking terrain, night driving or trick navigation – the entire route will be set out in a comprehensive roadbook.

The rally starts on the shores of the Caribbean, in Cartagena, Colombia, and covers 7,200km in 28 days before finishing in Lima, the capital of Peru. En route you’ll visit famous sites such as Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines, spend time in the Amazonian forest and experience some of the world’s greatest roads, driving across awesome deserts and over 4,500-metre passes in the Andes.

Excursions included in entry:

  • Surprise early morning trip on the rest day in Armenia
  • Coffee Plantation Tour
  • Boat journey on the Amazon River to Iquitos
  • All excursions in Iquitos
  • Afternoon hike through the beautiful primary rainforest
  • Short boat journey for dolphin-spotting, a visit to a small village of Yagua Indians
  • Walking tour to the Franciscan Mission of Indiana
  • Tour of Chan Chan, the largest pre-Colombian mud city in the world
  • Full day Machu Picchu Tour on the Vistadome train service

UPDATE: 18th October 2019

Due to the ongoing the situation in Ecuador, Rally Round has been advised to cancel the Flight of the Condor Rally, due to start on 10th November 2019.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office still has the country on a state of emergency which is to remain in place until at least the 3rd November 2019, and has advised against all non-essential travel.

Because we have Rally Round personnel scheduled to depart to start the final preparations in the coming week, ahead of the competitors’ arrival, we therefore need to make a decision on the future of the event.

We have discussed all the options and garnered information from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Ecuadorian Embassy, US State department and we sadly have no alternative but to cancel the event on their advice.

We are deeply saddened to have to cancel the Flight of the Condor Rally after over two years of planning but as events have only unfolded in the past couple of weeks, we don’t have a safe alternative.

Rally Round has a duty of care and the safety of all involved throughout is paramount and we don’t feel we can guarantee the safety or security of the competitors or the Rally Round team.

DayStart FinishKmsCountry
-2Cartagena - international arrivalsColombia
-1Cartagena - Scrutineering and documentation0Colombia
4Armenia - Rest Day0Colombia
8Quito - Rest Day0Ecuador
11Cuenca - Rest Day0Ecuador
16Huaraz - Rest Day0Peru
19Iquitos - Rest Day0Peru
21Cusco - Rest Day0Peru
22Cusco - Rest Day0Peru
28Paracas - Rest Day0Peru
Car No.Driver / Co-DriverCarCCCategory
1Marco Rollinger (LUX) / Marianne Hengesch (LUX)1927 Bentley 4.5 Le Mans4,500Vintage
2Simon Arscott (GBR) / Deborah Lloyd (GBR)1928 Bentley Tourer4,398Vintage
3Tim Whitworth (GBR) / Amanda Whitworth (GBR)1928 Bentley 3.0/4.5 L4,500Vintage
5Jonathan Turner (GBR) / Karen Turner (GBR)1929 Bentley VDP Le Mans4,500Vintage
6Harry Dobrzensky (CAN) / Gary Anderson (CAN)1930 Ford A Cabriolet Deluxe3,286Vintage
7Steve Lambert (AUS) / Ruth Lambert (AUS)1935 Ford Sedan Sodor 482,743Vintage
9Bruce Power (AUS) / Jill Robilliard (AUS)1939 Chevrolet Business Coupe4,277Vintage
10Barry Shelton (AUS) / Marti Shelton (AUS)1941 Ford Coupe3,900Vintage
12Phillip Haslam (GB) / Yvonne Haslam (GB)1954 Jaguar XK1203,442Classic
14Bryon Fusini (USA) / Stephen Waudby (USA)1955 Lancia B-12 Aurelia2,266Classic
15Karlo Flores (CAN) / Fabiana Makon-Flores (CAN)1960 Porsche 356B2,733Classic
16Joshua Bruner (USA) / Zachary Bruner (USA)1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet1,600Classic
17Alastair Caldwell (GBR) / Rachel Christodoulou (GBR)1968 Mercedes 280SL2,778Classic
18John Aird (GBR) / Xiao Fen Aird (GBR)1965 Chevrolet Impala4,200Classic
19Jan Sinclair (AUS) / Anne Sinclair (AUS)1971 Holden Sedan5,700Classic
20Steve Young (GBR) / James Young (GBR)1972 Datsun 240Z2800Classic
22Bob Sheeley (GBR) / Joan Sheeley (GBR)1974 Ford Capri3,000Classic
23Gerald Crown (AUS) / Matt Bryson (AUS)1964 Holden EH63A2,940
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“A stupendous rally, really outstanding. Extremely well organised and action packed. An abiding memory will be of the great camaraderie and endless laughter.
We cannot think of a single thing that would have made it better”

Adrian & Barbara Shooter (1930 Ford Model A) – The Road to Mandalay Rally 2014

“Thank you for three unforgettable weeks, the mixture of laughter, friendship, culture, history, driving and fun. What a cocktail!”


Xavier del Marmol & Ines Bodmer (1937 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe) – The Thunder Dragon Rally 2015

“Retro-Speed magazine can thoroughly recommend Paris-Madrid. A great event and great fun but still a challenge. We enjoyed every minute”

Peter Baker (1939 Citroen Traction Avant) – Paris-Madrid Rally 2014

“Words cannot express how amazing this rally was – truly a once in a lifetime experience!”

David & Adele Cohen (1931 Ford Model A) – The Thunder Dragon Rally 2015

“What a trip! Another fantastic Rally Round effort – seamless logistics, excellent route and wonderful activities. Once again you and your team created a superb experience. We had a fantastic time in Japan and we look forward to our next outing!”

Paddy Walker & team (1937 Buick Coupe) – The Samurai Challenge 2017

“This wonderful rally will live long in the memory”

Octane magazine – Paris-Madrid Rally 2013

“The best, most exciting rally we have ever done”

Xavier del Marmol & Ines Bodmer (1937 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe) – The Road to Mandalay Rally 2014

“A fantastic rally – we thoroughly enjoyed it!”

Ries & Lenie Oostlander (1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S) – The Samurai Challenge 2017