Rallies

Photos, event coverage, news and information on vintage and classic car road rallies, including Mille Miglia, Tour Auto, California Mille, among others.

Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti 2014 – Report and Photos

Jaguar XK at Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti 2014

The Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti 2014 was held 17-20 July at Cortina d'Ampezzo in Northern Italy. This year's Coppa d'Oro saw a select field of more than fifty pre-1961 classic cars undertake the two-day, 300-kilometer route that tackled the famed Dolomite Mountains. As in previous years, the 53rd Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti brought together man, machine and nature for an adventure over the 14 Dolomite passes and … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance 2014 – Photo Gallery

1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider

The Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance 2014 was held Thursday, August 14th, starting and ending at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. The 17th annual scenic 75-mile trip around the Monterey Peninsula, held in association with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, was open to vehicles that are participating in the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday, August 17th. This year saw over 150 historic … [Read more...]

Eifel Rallye Festival 2014 – Report and Photos

1976 Lancia Stratos

The Eifel Rallye Festival 2014 was staged 24-26 July in the Eifel Mountains of Western Germany. A strong field of more than 160 rally machines from more than 30 manufacturers represented five decades of rallying history. The 3-day rally was held over eight special stages in and around the town of Daun, turning the volcanic Eifel region into the center of historic rally racing. The 2014 running of the Eifel Rallye … [Read more...]

Maserati Parade at 2014 Silverstone Classic

Stirling Moss and Maserati 250F

The 100th Anniversary of Maserati was honored at the 2014 Silverstone Classic, held 25-27 July at the Silverstone Circuit in England. As the Silverstone Classic’s official Celebration Marque, Maserati celebrated its centenary in style with hundreds of cars taking part at the Northamptonshire circuit. Racing legend Stirling Moss OBE led out the largest collection of Grand Prix cars ever assembled to mark the … [Read more...]

Paris-Madrid Rally 2014 – Report and Photos

2014 Paris-Madrid Rally

The Paris-Madrid Rally 2014 was staged 22-25 May on the back roads of France and Spain. Launched last year on the 110th anniversary of the infamous 1903 Paris-Madrid road race, this year's three-day, 1,424km (885-mile) rally was judged a great success by participants, despite less than glorious weather. The overall winner of the Charles Jarrott Trophy for the second successive year, in his 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C SS … [Read more...]

McLaren F1 Owners Club Tour 2014 – Photo Gallery

1995 McLaren F1 GTR chassis 02R leads the 1996 McLaren F1 GTR chassis 13R, 1995 McLaren F1 GTR chassis 06R and and 1996 McLaren F1 GTR chassis 12R

The McLaren F1 Owners Club held a rally May 30th to June 1st, 2014 in the Tuscany region of Italy. A total of 18 McLaren F1 models participated in the three-day tour, of which six were the GTR racing variant and 12 were road cars. In addition, the Tour was supported by McLaren P1, 12C and 650S road cars. The McLaren F1 is considered by many to be one of the greatest cars of all time. Launched at a price of … [Read more...]

Alpine Trial Rally 2014 – Report and Photos

1937 Bentley Derby

The Alpine Trial Rally for pre-war vintage cars was staged 6-8 June 2014 over 1,000 kilometres in the Rhone-Alpes region of France. A Talbot 105 Alpine has won the Endurance Rally Association’s inaugural Alpine Trial, 80 years after a Talbot won the 1934 original rally – with the 1934 winning car and driver also competing in the ERA event. The all-British team of Gareth Burnett and Jeremy Haylock won the … [Read more...]

Mille Miglia 2014 – Picture Gallery

1951 HW Alta 2000 Sport

The 2014 running of the famed Mille Miglia rally took place 15-18 May in Italy on the historic roads from Brescia, through Padova, Rome, Siena, Pisa and Bologna, before returning to cross the finish line in Brescia. A field of 435 historic automobiles built between 1927 and 1957 challenged each other and themselves in the modern revival that celebrates the "finest race in the world", as Enzo Ferrari famously called … [Read more...]

Mille Miglia 2014 – Report and Photos

1921 Alfa Romeo G1

The Mille Miglia 2014 was held 15-18 May over 1,600 km of Italy’s most beautiful regions, starting and ending in Brescia. This year's 1000 Miglia took participants along a breathtaking ride between historic villages, following an itinerary which although featuring some variations with respect to the previous editions, kept with the tracks of the twenty-four editions held from 1927 to 1957. The field of 435 cars … [Read more...]

California Mille 2014 – Report and Photos

Tom and Gwen Price in their 1953 Jaguar C-Type.

Report by Dennis Gray | Photos by author and Bob Ross The 2014 California Mille was staged April 27th to May 1st on the challenging back roads of Northern California. The four-day, 1,000-mile rally continued its long tradition of spirited driving in historic sports cars on the twisty and picturesque roads for which they were intended. The rally celebrates Italy’s Mille Miglia race that ran from Brescia to Rome to … [Read more...]

Flying Scotsman Rally 2014 – Report

Winning Bentley Super Sports of William Medcalf and navigator David Kirkham

The 2014 running of the Flying Scotsman Rally was staged 4-6 April starting out from the Forest of Arden in Warwickshire, England. Despite heading further north for this year's rally, it was a team from the south of the UK that went on to win the three-day, 600-mile event, after a ferocious battle for the lead. Driver William Medcalf from Liss, West Sussex, and navigator David Kirkham from Ruislip, Middlesex, … [Read more...]

California Mille 2014 Information

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spyder Veloce driven by Nigel Hart and Ronald Talley (Photographer Bob Ross)

The 2014 running of the California Mille will take place April 27th to May 1st over 1,000 miles of twisty back roads in California Gold Country. The 24th annual event, a motoring tribute to Italy’s most-famous open road race, the Mille Miglia (thousand mile), will begin with a free car show atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill on April 27 followed by a four-day back roads adventure. Some 77 entrants from four foreign … [Read more...]

Tour Auto Rally 2014 – Report and Photos

1957 OSCA 372 FS

The Tour Auto Rally 2014 was held April 7-12 on the secondary roads and race circuits of France. Since 1992, the retrospective of the Tour de France Automobile race followed the French secondary roads along a handpicked itinerary. Renewed each year, the route for the 2014 Tour Auto Optic 2ooo was concentrated to the east of France. After the traditional start in the Grand Palais, in which the cars were displayed for … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 GTO at 2014 Ennstal-Classic

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3527GT

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO will be among the featured entries at the 2014 Ennstal-Classic, scheduled for 9-12 July in Austria. The three-day rally in the Alps is open to interesting and sporting cars built before 1973. Within the first 20 years of the Ennstal-Classic, cars like the pre- and postwar Mercedes Silver Arrows, the Jaguar C- and D-Type as well as the Porsche 917 could be admired at the Ennstal-Classic, … [Read more...]

1970 SAAB 96 Rally – Car Profile

1970 SAAB 96 Rally

By Leigh Dorrington World Rally Champion Sebastian Ogier’s victory in the 2014 Monte Carlo Rally in a Volkswagen Polo R was Ogier’s first at Monte Carlo and the first for Volkswagen. First victories in the world’s oldest and most famous rally have lifted countless drivers to prominence—and presaged record-breaking motorsport success to come for manufacturers including Mini, Lancia and Audi. Another example of … [Read more...]