but run in considerably more comfort over six days in June 2016, is already shaping
up to be a great adventure, with early entries from six nations and a wonderful
selection of vintage and classic cars.
experts, so we are delighted to welcome James and Katja Fenner on their first
ever rally, driving a Porsche 356. More experienced newcomers to the Rally
Round paddock include Petr Kedjus from the Czech Republic driving a Jaguar Mk2,
and Ken and Jane Fraser, who are so looking forward to the event that they have set
aside their 1924 Bentley two-seater for a 1929 ‘Blower’, as pictured above,
which allows more space for period dress! Another Blower, this time a 1934 boat-tailed model, will be crewed by Simon and Maria Shaw.
competitor Harry Jurgens from the Netherlands and Trans-America participant
Michael Eatough, co-driven by Peter Godwin. Other familiar names include Gerd and Birgit Buhler (car TBC) and James
Mitchell and Anya Jackel, who we last saw driving their MG TA on the 2014 Paris-Madrid;
James has since been busy launching a new historic car sales business at
Bicester Heritage (www.pendine.co) and will be bringing a 1959 Triumph TR3A for Paris-Vienna.
1938 SS Jaguar MkIV, and Chris Evans and
Mark Seymour, this time in two different cars, partnered by Chris Seaton and
Nick Evans respectively. Among veterans of the first Paris-Madrid in 2013 are
Jeff and Glenda Robinson, who are bringing their 1926 Dodge Brothers Tourer all the
way from Australia, Norwegian crew Jan Woien and Jan Hansen, this time in a 1962 Maserati 3500GT, and Steven Collins, who is swapping his 1936 Bentley for a
Lastly (but surely not for long), we expect Alastair Caldwell,
Paris-Madrid winner in 2013 and 2014, will try to secure the Charles
Jarrott Trophy for a third time.
Several other crews have reserved their places but are yet to submit entry forms, so we shall have more news shortly. In the meantime, you can read or download the
Paris-Vienna brochure, entry form and regulations from the Rally Round website event
page – click here.