Our INTERNATIONAL RALLIES for specific types of car on Original 1950s Rally Routes are UNIQUE:
Read an independent, 28-page report on one of our recent events, the 2021 Rally TR Pyrenees, here (CLICK)
and the 2019 Liège-Brescia-Liège for Triumph TRs, here (CLICK)
On May 7-24, 2023, we'll take Jaguars, TRs and more on a brilliant new adventure, visiting 26 Scottish islands on the Islands & Highlands Rally.
On July 12-23, 2023, Jaguar XKs & E-types will have their chance to enjoy our legendary Liège-Brescia-Liège Rally
On Sept 22 - Oct 1, 2023, all models of MG will have a chance in a lifetime to enjoy our superb Rally Pyrenees...
On April 7-25, 2024, we will take all classic cars to Greece, Kefalonia & Crete on the Mycenaean-Minoan Rally...
Click here to email us NOW for the 8-page full brochure, regulations and entry form for each of these events! And if you would like YOUR marque to be chosen for future years, let us know... A small deposit will hold you a place on any of these events: some inc Islands & Highlands are almost full already!
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Islands & Highlands Rally 2023
MAY 7-24, 2023: Scotland's breathtaking islands!
Open to Jaguar XKs & E-types, Triumph TRs and complementary classics, this stunning event sets out to explore the Scottish Islands as never before, in a fun-competitive rally taking in up to 21 different islands from the Outer Hebrides to Shetland, along with the most stunning NW corner of the Scottish mainland.
We meet at Irvine on Sunday May 7, 2023 and on Monday 8 set off to Arran, Mull of Kintyre, Tuesday 9 Islay, Weds 10 Jura, Thurs 11 Seil, Mull, Iona, Fri 12 Skye, Sat 13 Raasay, Sun 14 North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra, Mon 15 Berneray, Harris, Lewis, Tues 16 Great Bernera, Weds 17 mainland,Thurs 18 South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Fri 19 Rousay, Sun 21 Shetland, Tues 23 overnight back to Aberdeen...
Entries are already flooding in and the entry list is almost full - just TWO PLACES LEFT!
Contact us NOW for the full brochure!
XK/E Liège-Brescia-Liège 2023
JULY 12-23, 2023: Jaguar XKs & E-types to the Dolomites!
Britain's best-loved sports cars follow the original Liège-Brescia-Liège route - but not flat out as in the 1950s, this time it's split up over 10 days, with fine hotels, interesting visits, great camaraderie and a day off in beautiful Ljubljana.
Now's your chance to compete against fellow Jaguar owners, on historic rally routes in stunning Alpine scenery, with fascinating visits and great hotels along the way. This is a very rare opportunity, only the second time this rally has been run exclusively for XKs and Es!
You can read daily reports of past events on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LBLRallies
The route for Liège-Brescia-Liège runs from Liège to Liège via Karlsruhe, Munich, Misurina, Ljubljana, Carezza, Brescia, Merano, Bernried and Bretten, with lots of navigational challenges, interesting visits and fun circuit tests along the way.
If you would like to compete, email us now for the Regs and Entry Form!
Rally MG Pyrenees 2023
SEPT 22 - OCT 2, 2023: Pyrenees & northern Spain!
Open to all models of MG from the 1920s to the 2000s, divided into classes all with awards to win, this delightful event starts by driving the length of the Pyrenees from Toulouse to Lourdes, taking in legendary passes like the Port de Bales, Col du Tourmalet, Col d'Aubisque and Col de la Pierre St Martin. We stay in delightful, characterful hotels and cross over to stunning San Sebastian on the Atlantic coast, before heading inland for wine tasting and overnight in delightful La Rioja - after a superb lap consistency test at the amazing Circuito de Navarra. We then drive on into Aragon, on totally deserted roads peppered with historic castles and fortified towns, staying in a huge converted monastery and then within the walls of magnificent Morella, before reaching the Mediterranean coast (via another circuit test) at Tarragona. This former capital of the western Roman empire is full of historic remains and our hotel looks out over the ancient amphitheatre to the Mediterranean beyond. From there we head north, meeting friends at the Classic Motor Club del Bages and then at the National Motor Museum of Andorra, to stay overnight at a car fanatic's hotel in the astonishing Principality of Andorra. Our final day takes us back over the French Pyrenees, via cols and gorges and a spectacular Cathar castle, to the unbelievable restored citadel of Carcassonne where, uniquely, we drive inside the walled city to stay in a truly magical hotel right in the centre.
Romantic, huge fun and as competitive as you want it to be, this rally really is a delight.
Entries are already flooding in, so...
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Mycenaean-Minoan Rally 2024
APRIL 7-25, 2024: open to all classics!
Following the great success of the Mycenaean-Minoan Rally 2019, we are delighted to announce the second competitive rally exploring all the wonderful sights, sounds, tastes and wonders of Greece, the Ionian islands and Crete.
There is SO much more to Greece than most people realise, and this trip reveals all its glorious secrets in a thoroughly enjoyable way - the wonderful, winding, empty roads, the fascinating archaeological remains, the breathtaking views of coastlines and mountains, the charming people, the excellent cuisine, the beautiful spring flowers, the stunning scenery, the outstanding hotels...
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The route for Mycenaean-Minoan Rally 2024 runs from Igoumenitsa to Athens, tracking first across the deserted, stunning northern mountains to Thessaloniki, then down through central Greece via Delphi to the Ionian islands with a delightful rest day on Kefalonia, then explores the Peloponnese (inc Olympia and Mycenae) while staying at incredibly historic Monemvasia, then ferry to Crete to explore this stunning island and all its treasures, before returning by Ferry for a gala dinner overlooking the Acropolis, with time to explore the city. Enjoy lots of navigational challenges, interesting visits and fun circuit tests along the way. See how everyone enjoyed 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.
Between 2010 and 2014, the rally ran for cars under 1000cc, under 1500cc, XKs & E-types and TVRs.
On July 11-22 2018, the Liège-Brescia-Liège Rally was held for microcars again. It 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...
In 2019, it was the turn of Triumph TRs, who took the rally to their hearts more than any before and made it the most competitive - and fun - event we've ever run. See the photos here and read the TR Register's own report on the rally here. In 2022 (postponed two years by Covid), it was the turn of the MGs.
In 2023, XKs and E-types will get their second chance on LBL, having previously run the rally in 2012. We stay at the very best hotels along the route. In Brescia, we stay in the spectacular Villa Fenaroli Palace (below left) - 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.