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Motors TV, the channel dedicated to all this motoring, is to air two of Bespoke Rallies’ recent films on their Sky channel 447 and Virgin Media channel 545.

The first – to be aired on 16 September at 20:30 – will be the story of the 2015 Great Amazon Adventure, a 6,700km drive from Paramaribo in Suriname on the Atlantic to Lima, Peru on the Pacific.

The amazing event includes extraordinary scenes in Brazil, where the event took a ferry for two nights and a day to link two road sections, the incredible Amazon rainforest, dirt roads, breakdowns and repairs. From the rainforest, the crews climbed some of the greatest passes in South America over the Andes mountain range, visiting Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon, home of the great Condor, on their way to Lima. Billed as an event for 4x4s or well-prepared classics, one crew brought along their much loved Lotus Elan – and made it through against the odds.

The second, to be aired on 23 September at 20:30, is the story of the 2016 Maya Classic Rally, a 5,800km journey from Panama City to Veracruz in Mexico. This amazing event went through seven countries in 30 days, visiting some of the greatest Mayan ruins, as well as fascinating landscapes and local fauna and flora. Crews on this event for classics included Alastair Caldwell (former team manager of McLaren F1 team during its glory days with James Hunt). The film charts the drama of the event, including Costa Rica’s refusal to allow righthand drive cars across the border and the ingenious way the problem was solved.

The rallies are created and run by Bespoke Rallies, a UK based company which specialises in long-distance events around the world.

Future events include The Trans Himalaya Challenge to Kashmir, the 2016 Amazon Adventure, The Cuba Classic Rally in March 2017, the PanAm Classic Rally across the USA in June 2017, The 2017 Amazon Adventure and Buenos Aires to Caracas – The Grand Prix of South America, in 2018. For further details check their website: http://www.bespokerallies.com, or call on +44 (0)1483 271699

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