Rallies

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

Poppy Regularity Rally 2015 – Preview

Poppy Regularity Rally (photo: Francesco Rastrelli)

Over sixty crews will start the fourth running of the Poppy Regularity Rally based in Ieper (Ypres), Belgium on the 21st of March 2015. The event has an international feel to it with crews taking part from all over Europe. On its last running in 2013, ‘The Poppy’ as it is known even attracted entries from as far away as Canada and Japan. The event has many driving tests, some of which are held on closed roads, in … [Read more...]

Legend Boucles de Bastogne Rally 2015 – Report and Photos

Toyota Celica ST 165

The Legend Boucles de Bastogne 2015 was held 20-21 February outside the town of Bastogne in Belgium. The field of participants in the 9th annual regularity rally was again greeted with demanding conditions that made navigating the Belgian Ardennes countryside even more difficult. The famed Boucles de Spa Rally was held between 1953 and 1990, known for its snowy weather and a landscape that challenged the world’s … [Read more...]

Winter Marathon Rally 2015 – Report and Photos

1955 Porsche 356 A Coupe

The Winter Marathon Rally 2015 was held 22-25 January at Madonna di Campiglio in the Dolomite Mountains of Italy. A field of 120 historic car teams challenged this year's reliability trial that once again proved to be an exciting combination of cold weather, snowy conditions and lots of curves. This year's Winter Marathon covered 427 kilometers, from the most beautiful streets of Trentino Alto Adige to the most … [Read more...]

Le Jog Rally 2014 – Report and Photos

1962 Triumph TR4

The 20th running of the Land's End to John O'Groats Classic Reliability Trial and Tour (Le Jog) was staged 6-9 December 2014 in the United Kingdom. Starting in Land's End, the most westerly point of mainland England, the 4-day Le Jog rally open to cars built before 1986 ended in John O'Groats, the northeastern tip of Scotland. The Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO) event known as the toughest classic … [Read more...]

Zoute Grand Prix and Concours 2014 – Report and Photos

1953 Maserati A6 GCS

The Zoute Grand Prix and Concours d'Elegance 2014 was held 9-12 October in the town of Knokke-Zoute on the coast of Belgium. The 5th annual Zoute Grand Prix consisted of a regularity and ballade rally and a traditional Concours d'Elegance. The Zoute Grand Prix 2014 was a rally and drive for more than 150 classic cars manufactured between 1920 and 1965, with start and arrival in Knokke-Zoute. Participants drove … [Read more...]

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2014 Information

1903 Autocar

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2014 will be held Sunday, 2nd November in London. For only the second time in more than half a century, hundreds of veteran cars will start this year’s annual 60-mile adventure from London to Brighton by driving down The Mall, London’s ‘Red Carpet Drive’. Although a regular part of the route in earlier years, The Mall has only been used once since 1962 – that was in 1996 to … [Read more...]

Tour Auto Rally 2015 Dates Announced

1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

The Tour Auto Rally 2015 will be staged April 20th to 25th along the secondary roads and racing circuits of France. Organized by Peter Auto, the 24th edition of the Tour de France Automobile retrospective will see 225 automobiles compete against one another over race circuits and multiple stages on closed roads. As is tradition, the 2015 Tour Auto Optic 2ooo will begin on Monday, April 20 by a not-to-be missed day … [Read more...]

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...]