The Maharajah Marathon - Rally Round


16 February – 5 March 2020

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself”

A luxurious tour of Rajasthan, enjoying royal palaces and princely hospitality

The Maharajah Marathon is an exclusive and supremely luxurious tour of the royal palaces and stunning temples of Rajasthan, known as the colourful state and renowned for its vibrant lifestyle, landscape and history. Also travelling through Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, our 3500km route will take you from the Taj Mahal to the Rann of Kutch and beyond, enjoying privileged access and princely hospitality as you visit gorgeous palaces, stunning temples, historic forts, beautiful national parks and thrilling lion and tiger reserves. With first-class accommodation, short daily driving distances and no fewer than seven rest days, this is a non-competitive and highly social touring event, devoted to leisurely sightseeing and sensuous enjoyment in the company of friends old and new. Suitable for novices and experienced crews alike in cars of all ages – vintage, classic and modern – the route will be set out in a comprehensive and highly detailed roadbook and there will be no trick navigation, rough terrain, high speeeds or night driving.

This very special event – strictly limited in entries – has been organized in partnership with a leading Indian tour expert, but of course we will also be accompanied by our own very experienced staff, including fully qualified mechanical and medical personnel and a luggage transport service. Devoted to first-class customer care, we are happy to offer you every possible assistance with pre-event preparation, insurance and car shipping.

To secure your place on this unforgettable driving adventure please contact us via the enquiry button above or telephone the rally office on +44 (0)1252 794100. We look forward to hearing from you!

Maharajah Marathon Recce Report


Highlights include:

  • Tours of Old and New Delhi
  • Enjoy cocktails with the Royal Family
  • Stunning hotels and majestic Palaces
  • Explore a Tiger Reserve and game drive
  • See the Great Rann of Kutch
  • Visit the iconic Taj Mahal


DayStart FinishKms
-3Delhi - International Arrivals
-2Delhi - Sightseeing and Welcome Dinner
-1Delhi - Car Collection and documentation0
3BikanerJaisalmer via Pokhran360
4Jaisalmer - Rest Day0
6Jodhpur - Rest Day0
7JodhpurUdaipur via Ranakpur259
8Udaipur - Rest Day0
11Jaipur - Rest Day0
13Ranthambore - Rest Day0
15AgraDelhiExpress Train
16Delhi - International Departures0
Driver / Co-DriverCountryCarCCCategory
Gerald Acher / Joyce AcherGBR1931 Ford Model A Tourer3,255Vintage
Michael Joseph / Frances JosephGBR1956 Bristol 405 DH1,971Classic
Alec Hammond / Barbara HammondGBR1965 Ford Mustang4,200
Christopher Beighton / Judy BeightonGBR1965 Ford Mustang4,700Classic
Adrian Martin / Alison MartinGBR1965 Ford Mustang Fastback GT4,950Classic
Alastair Caldwell / Rachel
GBR1967 Mercedes 250 SL2,496Classic
Robert Sheeley / Joan SheeleyGBR1978 Ford Mustang4,700Classic
John Horton / Ginny HortonUSATBC
Peter McLaughlin / Jane KitchelUSATBCTouring
Peter Schaefer / Stephanie SchaeferDEUTBCTouring
Martin Tacon / Lesley-Ann MurrayGBRTBCTouring
Tony Williams / Joyce WhitmanGBR / CANTBCTouring
Norman Yung / Liza YungGBRTBCTouring
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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