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Bespoke Rallies unveiled its biggest ever calendar of classic and 4×4 rallies at the recent Goodwood Revival – the comprehensive schedule comprises no less than 24 global adventures between November this year and October 2023.

Dakar Enduro
Topping the list of newcomers is the 21-day Dakar Enduro that’s scheduled for February/March 2021, of which Bespoke Rallies Director John Brigden remarked: “It will evoke the glory days of the immortal Paris Dakar by employing some of that event’s finest roads while avoiding the worst, thereby making it suitable for a range of vehicles from classics to two-wheel drive hatchbacks; not to mention motorcycles, as per the original rally. Kicking off at Brooklands, it will wend its way through France and Spain before heading via Tangier, Marrakesh and Dahkla to Dakar.” Read More »

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As a leading organiser of classic car rallies, Bespoke Rallies is best known for the regularity trials it lays on anywhere from India to the Pyrenees and South America to Scandinavia. The recent three-week tour of Madagascar in hired 4x4s was therefore something of a departure even for this experienced company, but one absolutely adored by the crews that took part. Read More »

The second running of Bespoke Rallies’ three-day Pyrenees 1000 rally was centred on the historic motorsport-mad city of Pau, and attracted entries as diverse as a 1929 Chrysler Roadstar and 1972 Ford RS2000. Ultimately, it was the latter belonging to father and son team Gerold and Gerd Letzbor that collected the laurels, having managed to resist a last day dash from Luc Maruenda and his novice co-driver Agathe Bubbe aboard a 1953 Jaguar XK120 roadster. All contestants agreed that the route was spectacular from start to finish.

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Most of the events offered by leading international classic car rally organiser Bespoke Rallies are lengthy adventures in far flung areas of the globe. However, the company is well aware that not all enthusiasts have the time or wherewithal to contest such epic challenges. In recognition of this, it is re-running the four day Highland 1000, which proved so popular last year and ended in climactic fashion with just 12 seconds separating the first two cars home. Read More »

Five times World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio competed in the 1948 Grand Prix of South America, and it was 70 years later to the minute that his son Oscar recently flagged off the first contestant in the inaugural re-run of this ‘greatest ever road race’. Organised by leading international classic car rally specialist Bespoke Rallies, this challenging 10,000km adventure began in Buenos Aires and finished in Cartagena almost a month later, having shadowed the original route as closely as possible through Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Read More »

Julian Reddyhough and Gus Pope have achieved a convincing victory in Bespoke Rallies’ inaugural Pyrenees 1000 event aboard an Aston Martin DB5. A new four-day contest of, as the name suggests, 1000km, the regularity rally began and ended in Pamplona, Spain (as in The Running Of The Bulls), and passed through some of Europe’s most stunning mountain scenery, including areas of France and Andorra. Read More »

A new event among the rapidly-expanding roster offered by leading international classic car rally organiser Bespoke Rallies, the recent Highland 1000 ended in climactic fashion with just 12 seconds separating the 1969 E-Type Jaguar of Nick Seaton-Burridge and Dennis Greenslade and the 1963 Porsche 912 of novices Maarten Smet and Nadia Imfurayacu of Belgium. Read More »

A lighthearted car event to say hello and wave goodbye to the EU

To coincide with Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, UK-based Bespoke Road Rallies is organising a dash to independence – a unique 22-day car run that requires participants to visit all 27 remaining EU member states.

It will be flagged off in Brussels on March 8, 2019 by a prominent Brexiteer and terminate in Parliament Square, London exactly one year from today (March 29) – the date final separation will commence. Read More »

Only a few places left at the special ‘early bird’ rate

Bespoke Rallies is offering classic rally drivers the unique opportunity to follow in the wheel-tracks of none-other-than five times World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio, by contesting the inaugural re-run of ‘the greatest ever road race’ – the Grand Prix of South America. 70 years to the minute after the start of the famous 1948 event, the crews will leave Buenos Aires at midnight on October 20, 2018 on an unforgettable 30-day challenge. It will take them some 10,000km through the wilds of Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, shadowing the original route as closely as possible. Read More »

Everybody needs a break from work, and Bury St Edmunds-based farmer Angus Stamper’s preferred reward is classic car rallying, which is how he came to be driving his 1964 Mercedes 230 SL Pagoda on Bespoke Rallies’ recent Pan Am Classic event, that in turn led to his 12-year-old son Merlin possibly qualifying as the ‘World’s Youngest Rally Co-driver/Navigator’. Read More »