Rallies

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

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...]

Winter Marathon Rally 2014 – Report and Photos

Porsche 356 at Winter Marathon Rally 2014

The Winter Marathon Rally 2014 was held 24-27 January at Madonna di Campiglio in the Dolomites of Italy. A field of nearly 130 historic car teams challenged this year's reliability trial that was a difficult combination of cold weather, snowy conditions and lots of curves. Giuliano Cane and Lucia Galliani won the 26th annual Winter Marathon in their 1938 Lancia Aprilia, with the crew from Bologna winning the … [Read more...]

Small Car, Huge Win – 1964 Monte Carlo Rallye Profile

Paddy Hopkirk and Henry Liddon in the Mini Cooper at the Rallye Monte Carlo 1964

It is now 50 years since one of the most spectacular victories in the history of international motor sport. On 21 January 1964, the Mini Cooper S won the Monte Carlo Rally for the first time. It was the pairing of Northern Ireland’s Patrick "Paddy" Hopkirk and his co-driver Henry Liddon that pulled off the big surprise, resisting the supposed superiority of significantly more powerful rivals in their small British … [Read more...]

BMW Classic at 1000 Millas Sport 2013

BMW 328 Kamm Coupe

The 25th edition of the 1000 Millas Sport was held November 14-16, 2013, starting and finishing in Bariloche, Argentina. South America’s foremost classic car rally consisted of more than 130 historic sports cars -- spanning eight decades of automotive history -- that challenged over 1000 miles of some of the most stunning roads in the world. … [Read more...]

Record Set for Pre-War Car Across America

Rod Wade and co-driver Michael Flanders with their 1930 Ford Model A on the road at dusk

Rod Wade and co-driver Michael Flanders established a new world record for driving a pre-war car across the United States, with their 1930 Ford Model A traversing from New York to Los Angeles in 50 hours and 20 minutes. Australians Rod and Michael began the 3,000 miles journey in their Ford Model A at Staten Island at 00:01am on Friday November 22nd with the aim of reaching Venice Fishing Pier in around 60 hours, … [Read more...]

East African Safari Classic Rally 2013 – Report and Photos

Stig Blomqvist / Staffan Parmander, Porsche 911

The East African Safari Classic Rally 2013 was held November 21-29, starting and finishing in Mombasa on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast. The biennial rally saw more than 60 teams battle 4,100 kilometres (2,550 miles) of terrain that included the original sections used on this event's famed predecessor, the East African Safari Rally. When 1984 World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist's Porsche 911 and the Ford Capri V8 of … [Read more...]