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– Dan Willan and Mark Appleton (Volvo) overcome top opposition and dire weather to win
– Paul Dyas and Martyn Taylor (Volvo) give chase but finish runners up
– Steve Head and Graham Raeburn (Ford) take their first podium on first HERO-ERA event

The 60th Anniversary of the first Manx Trophy Rally in 1963 was marked by the Three Legs of Mann rally run in the traditional format, taking in some of the famous Isle of Man rally roads, putting on a truly great contest by some of the best road and regularity crews in Europe.

There was no better way to celebrate the great Manx rallies of the past than to witness wonderful classic rally cars on famous rally roads in all conditions, and a great battle which was finally won by Dan Willan and Mark Appleton in a car fitting of the era, a Volvo PV544. Read More »


* The world’s premier historic motoring event is back with an even more challenging route
* China, Mongolia, previously hidden areas of Kazakhstan and the Caspian Sea spell adventure
* European section planned to pressurise teams all the way to the finish

After three years of closures, planning, recces, and rerouting, in 2022 the Chinese border finally opened up again allowing HERO-ERA to finalise an exciting route that will challenge the hardiest of competitors in the 8th edition of the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge running from 18 May to 23 June 2024. The route will avoid Russia but still take a mammoth 37 days covering 14000 kms.

Starting in Peking in May 2024 finishing in Paris five weeks later, the 100 entrants will cross 9 countries and 8 time zones as they tackle remote desert, forest, and mountain tracks all against the clock. Read More »

* New event an extension of HERO-ERA youth policy of encouragement
* HERO-ERA environmental stance reinforced with Coryton Fuels partnership

HERO-ERA Competition Director Guy Woodcock today announced the youth-focused ‘Rally for the Ages’, for the young, for free,* which is designed to encourage younger people into historic rallying as an extension of HERO-ERA’s youth policy. The one-day rally will run from Bicester Heritage June 3.

In line with HERO-ERA’s policy of encouraging the young and the newbies into the sport, a compact one-day starter event will reward younger teams with a free entry! Crews with a combined age of less than 70 years at the time of the rally will be eligible to a full refund of the entry fee provided they start the event. Read More »

*Opportunity to receive full training from experts plus attend Motorsport UK Academy courses
*Scholarship winner to compete in four rallies alongside expert driver
*Wide range of aspiring navigators (14-24 years) invited to apply

The HERO-ERA Annual Awards Ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club in London provided the appropriate launch venue for the announcement of a very special new scheme designed to help bring young talent into historic motor sport. The Bob Rutherford Historic Rally Scholarship for Young Navigators was revealed to an august, specialist audience that included David Richards CBE, the Chair of Motorsport UK. HERO-ERA Competition Director Guy Woodcock launched the Scholarship, which will be awarded to a potential young navigator, on stage in the presence of many experienced rallying luminaries. Read More »