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The 2014 Paris-Madrid Rally (22-25 May) was judged a great success by participants, despite less than glorious weather. The overall winner of the Charles Jarrott Trophy for the second successive year, in his 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C SS Torpedino, Alastair Caldwell was quick to praise the route and the road book, while many others complimented the event’s impeccable organisation and schedule, among them the Editor of Retro-Speed Magazine, Peter Baker, who said: “We thoroughly recommend Paris-Madrid, a great event and great fun but still a challenge.”

Well-known Bentley competitor Roy Hatfield described it as “an excellent rally”, while Doug Hill and Mike Timmins, driving the National Motor Museum’s 1903 Napier, said they had “a wonderful time,” in spite of several mechanical problems en route. Read More »

H&H Classic Rallies is thrilled to announce that the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has entered May’s Paris-Madrid Rally with its priceless 1903 Napier.

It is particularly fitting that this car should compete for the Charles Jarrott Trophy, inaugurated last year in honour of the British ace who drove car No1 in the epic 1903 Paris-Madrid race, as the Beaulieu machine was actually driven by Jarrott himself.

Several cars on the rally have an interesting sporting pedigree, among them Dr Wolfgang Brunk’s 1937 Riley Preston 12/4 and the gorgeous, Touring-bodied 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C SS Torpedino of 2013 winners Alastair Caldwell and Catriona Rings. Read More »

The H&H Paris-Madrid Rally (22-25 May) is now open to all pre-1974 cars.

By popular demand, and celebrating the new VED exemption rules for historic vehicles, H&H Classic Rallies is introducing a new category for pre-1974 classics on the 2nd Paris Madrid Rally (22-25 May 2014). While the pre-war crews will again compete for the prestigious Charles Jarrott Trophy, inaugurated last year in honour of the British pioneer who who was allocated number 1 for the infamous Paris-Madrid Race of 1903, the post-war classics will have a special award of their own. Read More »

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, H&H Classic Rallies is now accepting entries for the 2nd Paris-Madrid Rally, scheduled for 22-25 May 2014.

Several well-known names in the classic rally world have already reserved their places on the event, and confirmed car marques so far include Alvis, Bentley, Ford, Jaguar, Lagonda, Peugeot, Riley and Rolls-Royce.

The period-dressed crews will once again compete for the Charles Jarrott Trophy, in honour of the pioneering British driver who – in 1903 – led the infamous Paris-Madrid Race away from Versailles. Halted at Bordeaux after a series of terrible accidents, that ill-fated contest was the last of the great city-to-city races and marked the end of an era in motorsport. Read More »

A 1903 Mercedes 60, contemporary to cars that ran in the original Paris-Madrid race in the same year, is to be the first car flagged off on the re-run of this great event on 24 May.

Starting at the Trianon Hotel, Versailles, Paris, the Mercedes belonging to Tim Scott will head a field of 50 cars on their 800-mile journey from Paris to Madrid.

Flag-off will be at 6.30am on the 24th, when spectators will be welcome. The route will be published on the H&H Classic Rallies website, for spectators wishing to see the cars in action. Read More »

Classic Reliability Trial to celebrate the 1903 Paris-Madrid Race – 23 to 26 May 2013

* Charles Jarrott Trophy created

Once in a while, an iconic event is born. On 24 May 2013, just such an occasion will take place, as the first cars are flagged away from Versailles on the Paris-Madrid Rally, to mark the 110th anniversary – to the day – of the 1903 Paris-Madrid race. Read More »