The Carolina Trophy is the first and only true North American vintage road rally in the grand European tradition. Taking place over September 14th – 19th, 2008 and based out of historic Asheville, North Carolina, the Carolina Trophy is a competitive TSD and regularity trial in the spirit of the Mille Miglia Retrospective, Alpine Rallye and Three Castles Trial.
The Carolina Trophy’s home is the Inn at Lake Lure – one of the most historic properties in the Carolinas – and the breathtaking mountain roadways that surround her. The twisting, serpentine tarmac of the Blue Ridge and Great Smokey Mountains provide the setting for road rally stages that total approximately 1000 kilometers.
The event is limited to 60 motorcars of distinction manufactured on or before December 31, 1979, but there is also a special class open to interesting cars built later than that date. Each vehicle is piloted by a crew of at least two people (driver and navigator), and although the stages are timed and scored, the Trophy is not a race. The emphasis is on driving precision and navigational expertise.
As in 2007, the Carolina Trophy will have two different rally classes – “competitive” and “touring.” Every entered team can choose for themselves which classification they would like to participate in. Whether you are a serious rallyist, a casual rallyist, or someone who just wants to tour around and not worry about their score, you’ll be comfortable and at home in the Carolina Trophy.
For more information, visit www.carolinatrophy.com.