Our INTERNATIONAL RALLIES for specific types of car on Original 1950s Rally Routes are UNIQUE:
In Spring 2019, we will take Jaguar XKs and E-types to Greece, Kefalonia & Crete on the Mycenaean-Minoan Rally...
On July 11-21, 2019, Triumph TRs will get a unique chance to join the fun on the TR Register Liège-Brescia-Liège Rally.
In Spring 2020 we will take the Jaguars to circumnavigate Ireland on The Craic, and in October we will take microcars to the Pyrenees!
If you would like more information on any of these events, or if you would like YOUR marque to be chosen for future years, let us know: Click here to email us for more info.
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Liège-Brescia-Liège Diamond Jubilee
JULY 11-22, 2018: the Microcars rolled once more!
For the Diamond Jubilee of the original Liège-Brescia-Liège we went back to our roots with the ultimate rally for microcars.
TR Register Liège-Brescia-Liège 2019
JULY 11-21, 2019: it's the turn of the TRs!
For the 61st year of Liège-Brescia-Liège we invite a range of cars with a fantastic history of international competition - the rugged, reliable, fast and fun Triumph TR range, from TR2 to TR8.
We enjoyed the full route recce in July 2017 in our own TR3, and realised what a fabulous experience the rally could be for all TRs. These cars were heroes on the best-known Liège events of the 1950s and 1960s - those events were far too long and gruelling to recreate now, but Liège-Brescia-Liège is an authentic 1950s rally route from the same organisers, taking in all the best bits of their bigger events, that is ideal for today's enthusiast because you can drive the entire route back to the historic Liège starting point in 9-10 days.
For the TRs, there will be 9 days of driving, plus a day off in Ljubljana. Now's your chance to compete against fellow TR owners, on historic rally routes in stunning Alpine scenery, with fascinating visits and great hotels along the way. This is a unique opportunity, the only rally ever run exclusively for Triumph TRs!
Entries are already flooding in, including two famous works rally cars of the 1950s and 1960s, plus cars from as far afield as Brazil and USA. We can accept a maximum of 40 entries, so... Get your Entry Form and Regulations, and get your name on the list -
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The route for Liège-Brescia-Liège 2019 runs from Liège to Liège via Karlsruhe, Misurina, Ljubljana, Carezza, Brescia, Merano, Bernried and Bretten, with lots of navigational challenges, interesting visits and fun circuit tests along the way. Read what competitors said about the last event HERE...
In July 1958, 54 pioneers in 27 tiny cars set out from Liège in Belgium in a brave attempt to prove that the new breed of tiny-engined cars, made popular by the Suez crisis two years earlier, were not just toys but could do everything their bigger sisters could do – and much more economically.
The schedule was staggering. Cars would leave Belgium on Thursday evening, travel all night through Germany, cross the Alps via Austria then head east through the Dolomites into Yugoslavia, tackling many notorious loose-surfaced mountain passes on the way. Still without stopping except for fuel and snatched refreshment, they would turn around at Ljubljana and return through the Dolomites to tackle Europe’s most challenging mountain pass, the Stelvio, descending south to Brescia.
There, the cars went into parc fermé, meaning they could not be worked on, for eight hours while the crews had a little rest (assuming, of course, that they arrived on time – none did) before heading back north up the Gavia pass and down the Stelvio, then up over the Alps, Austria and Germany, back to Liège, arriving Sunday evening. That’s over 2000 miles of flat-out driving, averaging well over 30mph through three nights in tiny cars with engines as small as 250cc. Just 13 of the 27 starters made it...
For 2008, we created a celebration rally over the exact same route (right), for the same cars plus slightly later cars in the same spirit up to 700cc. 54 - double the number in the original rally - started from Liege on July 11, 2008, navigating from Michelin maps provided and quickly learning our innovative route checking system that ensures you follow the correct route, or pick up penalties for taking the wrong roads...
This was no easy cruise - torrential rain through Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy and Slovenia added to the strain on the first four days, but crews and cars rose to the challenge. The sun finally joined us in Ljubljana and stayed with us to the end of the rally. Cars that could have been eligible for the original event competed in 250/350/425/500cc classes in the Authentic category; slightly later and larger engined cars competed in 425/500/600/700cc classes in the Spirit category.
"Fantastic", "unforgettable", "wonderful", "the best rally ever" and "a life changing event" are just some of the many tributes that have been paid by competitors on the 2008 event...
See the LBL08 page for full results and more photos.
On July 11-22 2018, the Liège-Brescia-Liège Rally took 10 days (plus a day off mid-event in lovely Ljubljana) to follow the same route as in 1958, 60 years after the original rally, and was enjoyed by significantly more microcars than took part in the original 1958 event. This touring event covered approximately 200 miles (330km) each day, with competitive tests on private tracks in Italy and Germany combined with sheer endurance to establish worthy winners. Crews plotted the route on Freytag & Berndt and Michelin maps from the original list of place names, adding navigation to the challenge. Further interest was added by visits to the impressive BMW Museum at Munich, the charming Boxenstop Museum at Tubingen, the fascinating motor museum at Engstingen, the newly revamped Automuseum Wolfegg, housed in a magnificent castle in Germany, and the stunning Schloss Lichtenstein...
For 2019, it will be the turn of the Triumphs. We will stay at the very best hotels along the route. In Brescia, we will stay in the spectacular Villa Fenaroli Palace (below) - we believe that classic car rallying should be challenging, but there is no need for roughing it: at the end of a hard day's driving, navigating and sight-seeing, we want to see you relax and enjoy yourselves! See the Links page for all the hotels we use, and some we have used in the past.