Authentic: up to 500cc pre-’59
Spirit: up to 700cc pre-’69 (type)
In July 1958, this unique rally- the only historic event run for just one class of cars – saw competitors thrash tiny sub-500cc engines for 2000 miles over mountain pass after mountain pass in search of glory, for 64 hours with just one 8hr stop. Sixty years on, participants in identical cars will enjoy the same route over 11 days (Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, including famous passes such as Vrsic, Pordoi, Stelvio, Gavia, with a day off mid-event in stunning Ljubljana and a big celebration in the Piazza Loggia in Brescia), with luxury hotels, fun special tests, fascinating visits, mechanic back-up – and the chance for the competitive to win superb trophies.
In 1958, entries included Berkeley 328 & 492, BMW Isetta, Citroen 2CV & UMAP, Fiat 500 & Abarth, Frisky, Goggomobil, Isard, Lloyd, Messerschmitt TG500, Panhard, Vespa 400 and Zundapp Janus. After setting the early pace, the Berkeleys (whose crews included rallying stars Pat Moss and Anne Wisdom) lost too much time on the mountain passes, handing the overall win to the Fiat 500s – but the Zundapp Janus team battled through to win the team prize. The brand new factory-entered Fiat 500 Sport took first place, closely followed by an Abarth 500 – but splitting the top three Fiats was the privately-entered Lloyd from Belgium.
In 2008 for the 50th Anniversary, 56 microcars and crews hugely enjoyed our new event´s innovative, unique format: many are booked for a claccic microcar (including t represented before such as Trabant, Velorex, Autobianchi), contact us NOW for details, as entries are filling up fast. Don’t miss out: we won’t run the event for microcars again until the 70th or 75th anniversary!
See www.classicrallypress.co.uk or www.facebook.com/LBLRallies for more info. Email organisers ClassicRallyPress Ltd at LBLRally@aol.com or email@example.com, or phone 0044 7711 901811, for Regulations and Entry Form.