After signing-on and scrutineering on the afternoon of Sunday 17th June, Rally Round’s Paris Amsterdam Rally 2018 will be flagged away from the magnificent Chateau de Chantilly, north-east of Paris, on Monday morning. Veteran, Vintage and Classic crews alike will encounter plenty of exciting challenges as the route follows thrilling roads through delightful scenery in France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, with a few classic race circuits thrown in for good measure (including Reims, Hockenheim, Solitude and the Nurburgring).
Once again crews in the Veteran and Vintage categories will compete for the Charles Jarrott Trophy, named after Britain’s first motorsport hero, whilst the Classic (pre-1969-type) category will have its own awards. It is impossible to predict who will win the Vintage honours – the competition is wide open – although among the Classics many will think Barry and Roma Weir in their 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint are the crew to beat. Time will tell!
Excitement is already mounting as we await the crews’ arrival in Chantilly. You may read an overview of the route and the various refreshment and overnight halt locations in the Recce Report on the dedicated Paris Amsterdam Rally event page , where you’ll also find a link to the latest results and overall standings, plus some historical background on the groundbreaking events, 120 and 130 years ago, which inspired this year’s rally.
The first challenge, of course, is to reach the start line… Good luck, everyone!