Wednesday, 6 February 2019

FAST START AS CARRERA IBERIA PROVES INSTANT SUCCESS


FAST START AS CARRERA IBERIA PROVES INSTANT SUCCESS

• Capacity entry for Rally the Globe’s first driving adventure
• A mouthwatering cocktail of deserted country roads, race circuits and historic hotels 
• Evocative field ranges from vintage Bentleys to classic Porsches and Mustangs 
• A full calendar of worldwide events now announced for 2019 to 2023 

 
Rally the Globe is delighted to report that its eagerly anticipated inaugural event is already fully subscribed just a few weeks after being announced.

Carrera Iberia –a magical 10-day journey through the lures of Spain and Portugalin early October – is the first of many epic events being organised by Rally the Globe, an ambitious and exciting new club launched just before Christmas to provide the growing number of likeminded and enthusiastic vintage and classic car owners with memorable motoring adventures right around the world.

Those fortunate to have secured a starting place on the milestone Carrera Iberia will be treated to an unforgettable 1850-mile (3000km) voyage packed with outstanding attractions and competitive sections. The carefully planned route features deserted asphalt roads far away from the beaten track taking participants through vineyards such as Rioja and the Douro Valley, quaint towns, rolling hills, dramatic canyons, twisting hillclimbs and atmospheric medieval citadels interspersed with overnight stops at historic hotels and paraders.

Adding to the experience, the daily itinerary always includes two competitive elements and, for those with a lust for speed, there are visits to a number of the region’s top race circuits: Navarra, Braga and Estoril as well as some of the area’s top speed venues.

The full capacity entry reflects the event’s wide appeal with cars ranging from early vintage Bentleys dating back to the 1920s right up to more modern classics such as Ford Mustangs and Porsche 911s from the 1960s and 1970s.

“It’s wonderful that so many really experienced historic rally competitors have shown their faith in our new Rally the Globe organisation,” admitted Fred Gallagher, Carrera Iberia Rally Director. “That said, I know they will all relish the rally adventure on which they are embarking. The deserted roads chosen are just perfect for classic cars and, while the more competitive crews will have plenty of opportunities to test their skills, there will be ample time to savor the spectacular and ever-changing scenery as well as to enjoy tasty tapas and to sample the region’s excellent wines and best port.”      

Founded by Gallagher with substantial backing from a number of influential endurance rally aficionados, Rally the Globe was established to deliver unrivalled levels of professionalism, experience, vision and voyage.

Detailed planning for three initial events was announced when Rally the Globe was launched last November: the evocatively named ‘Carrera Iberia’ followed by the East African-based ‘Southern Cross Safari’ in February 2020 and then the ultimate ‘Round theWorld’ split into three individual sections between May 2020 and June 2021.

The hugely positive response to these – exemplified by the sell-out Carrera Iberia – has encouraged Rally the Globe to reveal a full list of planned endurance and adventure style rallies for the next four years. These include equally appealing events in the Americas, Japan, Vietnam, Italy, Scandinavia and the Scottish Highlands. More details of these will be confirmed in the coming weeks and months.
 
RALLY THE GLOBE CALENDAR (2019-2023)

7 to 17 October 2019                          Carrera Iberia
15 February to 5 March 2020             Southern Cross Safari
16 May to 2 June 2020                       Round the World Part 1 (London to Casablanca)
1 to 6 September 2020*                     Celtic Challenge
19 September to 11 October 2020     Round the World Part 2 (Boston to Vancouver)
February 2021                                    Road to Hanoi
May 2021                                           Rally the World Part 3 (Vladivostok to London)
September 2021                                Celtic Challenge
October 2021                                     Carrera Italia
February 2022                                   Carrera Atlantica
May 2022                                           Nordic Rally
September 2022                                Pan-American 1 (Anchorage to Cabo)
TBA 2022                                           Celtic Challenge
February 2023                                   Pan-American 2 (Mexico City to Panama)
May 2023                                          Seoul to Sapporo
September 2023                               Celtic Challenge
October 2023                                    Pan-American 3 (Cartagena to Cape Horn)

*subject to change
 
For information on the Rally the Globe team and the events already planned, visit: www.rallytheglobe.com.

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