The 2nd Paris-Madrid Rally - Rally Round


22-25 May 2014

“A fabulous event!”

Launched in 2013 on the 110th anniversary of the infamous 1903 Paris-Madrid road race, the widely acclaimed Paris-Madrid Rally ran for a second time over four days in May 2014. Once again a superb field of veteran, vintage and pre-war machines attempted to win the prestigious Charles Jarrott Trophy on a beautiful and evocative route through France and Spain, whilst a new class for post-war classics contested a separate award. Building on the success of 2013, we made several improvements to the event including additonal route checks to ensure that the road book was as accurate and up-to-date as possible. Indeed even our most eagle-eyed competitor was unable to find a single error! Again starting from the Trianon Palace in Versailles and shadowing the 1903 race route on picturesque roads, crews spent their first night in the delightful city of Limoges. Suitably refreshed, they then pressed on through the world’s finest wine country and over the Pyrenees to rest for a second night in Pamplona, where the 2013 rally received such an overwhelmingly warm welcome. On the third day, the route crossed spectacular Spanish landscapes to finish in the north-eastern outskirts of Madrid at the beautiful Parador de Alcalá de Henares, set in a medieval World Heritage site famed as the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote. As with all Rally Round events, the competition was designed to allow everyone to participate on equal terms whilst enjoying thrilling roads, a variety of entertaining tests, the best accommodation, good food and highly agreeable company, all hosted by a rally organisation that genuinely cares for its customers. Several crews took advantage of our ‘Arrive and Drive’ option, designed for those who have a problem with their car or who live overseas and do not wish to ship a vehicle to Europe for a short rally; for more details about this, please contact the Rally Office. The 2nd Paris-Madrid Rally attracted a delightful group of competitors in a fabulous array of historic cars dating from 1903 to 1969, and was judged a terrific success in spite of less than wonderful weather. You will find the full entry list and results below, a collection of dramatic photographs in our gallery, and a day-by-day account of the event in our blog, accessed via the button at the top of this page.  

Alastair Caldwell (1938 Alfa Romeo 6C) – Winner, Paris-Madrid Rally 2013 & 2014

Cheers! Toasting the winners at the Gala Dinner in Madrid


Class / Car No.Entrant / DriverCo-DriverCarEngine Size (cc)
Class 1 - Pioneers    
1National Motor Museum / Doug Hill (GBR)Mike Timmins (GBR)1903 Napier7708
2Mark Robinson (GBR)Simon Parfitt (GBR)1915 Sunbeam 20HP4000
Class 2 - Vintage up to 2000cc    
5James Mitchell (GBR)Anya Jackel (GBR)1936 MG TA1250
7Ludovic Bois (FRA)Julia Coleman (GBR)1938 Peugeot 402 Legere1991
8Mel Hatton (GBR)Peter Hall (GBR)1928 Riley Brooklands1087
9Wolfgang Brunk (DEU)Heinrich Schaufelberger (DEU)1937 Riley Preston 12/41486
10Mark Humphries (GBR)Peter Baker (GBR)1939 Citroen Traction Avant1911
Class 3 - Vintage over 2000cc    
14Roy Hatfield (GBR)Mark Hatfield (GBR)1938 Bentley 4.25 Litre4257
15Peter Ellison (GBR)Richard Last (GBR)1929 Ford Model A3286
16Peter Little (GBR)Philip Little (GBR)1929 Bentley 4.25 Litre4398
17Jean Steinhauser (LUX)Anne Steinhauser-Collard (BEL)1937 Bentley Derby 4.25 Litre4257
18Chris Evans (GBR)Mark Seymour (GBR)1936 Ford V8 Phaeton7400
19Steven Collins (GBR)Dimitri Stoliopoulos (GRC)1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre4398
20Alastair Caldwell (GBR)Laurel Smith (USA)1938 Alfa Romeo 6C SS Torpedino2500
21Jamie Dutton-Forshaw (GBR)Peter Bonham-Christie (GBR)1936 Lagonda LG454500
22Chris Crouch (GBR)Olly Savill (GBR)1939 Alvis Speed 253500
23Albert De Mey (BEL)Nicolas Leonard (BEL)1927 Bentley 4.5 Litre Tourer4398
24Cornelis Willemse (NLD)Herman Schipper (NLD)1937 Hudson Century4185
25Michael O'Shea (GBR)Clive Venning (ZAF)1938 Jaguar MkIV3500
Class 4 - Classic    
6Robert Kieffer (LUX)Michele Thiry (LUX)1955 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN22660
27Marc Gordon (GBR)Rosa Gordon (GBR)1966 Jaguar E-Type S1 FHC4200
28Edmund Peel (GBR)Wendy Loges (USA)1953 Triumph TR21991
29Mark Hankins (GBR)Henry Ross-Taylor (GBR)1959 Triumph TR3A1991
30Mark Wells (GBR)Eric Wells (GBR)1969 Ford Cortina Lotus1958

No.CrewCar ClassPenalties    Class PositionOverall  Position 
Day 1Day 2Day 3Total
20Alastair Caldwell / Laurel Smith1938 Alfa Romeo 6C SS Torpedino C323610822366N/A1
24Cornelis Willemse / Herman Schipper1937 Hudson CenturyC3268178 5450012
17Jean Steinhauser / Anne Steinhauser-Collard1937 Bentley Derby 4.25C332212963 51423
23Albert De Mey / Nicolas Leonard1927 Bentley 4.5 TourerC33721182751734
18Chris Evans / Mark Seymour1936 Ford V8 PhaetonC3328267364 95945
26Robert Keiffer / Michele Thiry1955 Austin-Healey 100/4C4263453415 113116
16Peter Little / Philip Little1929 Bentley 4.25C3726 104536 136657
25Michael O'Shea / Clive Venning1938 Jaguar MkIV C3656 640 119141568
5James Mitchell / Anya Jackel1938 Jaguar MkIVC2755862167 178419
27Marc Gordon / Rosa Gordon 1966 Jaguar E-Type C44144211035 1870210
29Mark Hankins / Henry Ross-Taylor1959 Triumph TR3A C4474581 1114 2169311
7Ludovic Bois / Julia Coleman1938 Peugeot 402 LegereC27941082  4162292212
14Roy Hatfield / Mark Hatfield1938 Bentley 4.25  C3733556 1093 2382713
28Edmund Peel / Wendy Loges1953 Triumph TR2 C48513321298 2481414
22Chris Crouch / Olly Savill1939 Alvis Speed 25 C31143 2831117 2543815
30Mark Wells / Eric Wells1969 Ford Cortina Lotus C41208235 1553 2996516
8Mel Hatton / Peter Hall1928 Riley Brooklands C214351033 1115 3583317
10Mark Humphries / Peter Baker1939 Citroen Traction Avant C22985495386 3866418
9Wolfgang Brunk / Heinrich Schaufelberger1937 Riley Preston 12/4 C213271043 2100 4470519
21Jamie Dutton-Forshaw / Peter Bonham-Christie1936 Lagonda LG45 C33072439 2100 5611920
15Peter Ellison / Richard Last1929 Ford Model A C34200 1414 2100 77141021
2Mark Robinson / Simon Parfitt1915 Sunbeam 20HP C142003000 2100 9300122
1Doug Hill / Mike Timmins1903 Napier C142003000 2100 9300223
19Steven Collins / Dimitri Stoliopoulos1928 Bentley 4.5 C3DNS----

“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