Throughout stunning Spain & Portugal

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This action-packed adventure, following an enticing route of undiscovered roads,
celebrates the very best of Spain and Portugal

From the picturesque Bay of Biscay, we embark on a rally adventure that combines historic hotels in stunning locations alongside twisting mountain roads and race tracks that will certainly test your skills. However, don’t worry as this event is aimed at both the amateur and more experienced crews alike.

Rally Director, Fred Gallagher, has planned a route off the beaten track, on roads difficult to discover without local knowledge, through vineyards, quaint towns, rolling green hills and atmospheric medieval citadels. We travel on traffic-free scenic roads, perfect for historic cars, with memorable steep hill climbs and downhill sections that promise amazing views. Although this is a competitive event with plenty of opportunities to test a team’s skills, there will also be ample time to enjoy the tapas, try the excellent wine and the best port of the many vineyards, and enjoy spectacular and varied scenery.

Salud and Saúde!

3000

KM of driving

9

Days of Driving
Class Day

Day 09: Porto to Cascais

No. Participants Name Vehicle CC Year Day Total Overall Total Overall Pos. Class Pos.
17 Alan & Tina Beardshaw Aston Martin DB5 3966 1965 0:00:03 0:01:01 1 1
15 David & Jo Roberts Triumph TR4 2138 1963 0:00:14 0:01:48 2 1
12 Mike & Lorna Harrison Triumph TR3A 2188 1959 0:00:10 0:01:49 3 2
9 Jim Gately / Tony Brooks Kurtis Comet 3916 1947 0:00:02 0:02:02 4 1
31 David & Susan Danglard Porsche 911 2400 1973 0:00:16 0:02:19 5 1
10 Anton Gonnissen / Inge Willemen Bentley Speed 8 5760 1948 0:00:25 0:02:27 6 2
24 Neil & Peta Oatley Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Rallye 1300 1967 0:00:10 0:02:38 7 3
4 Graham Goodwin / Marina Goodwin Bentley 4 1⁄2 Le Mans 4500 1929 0:00:46 0:02:46 8 1
19 Stephen & Samantha Hardwick Ford Falcon 5000 1965 0:00:18 0:03:07 9 2
22 Mick & Grace de Haas Mercedes-Benz 230SL 2300 1966 0:00:06 0:03:09 10 4
18 Manuel & Irene Dubs Ford Mustang V8 Convertible 4728 1965 0:00:32 0:03:15 11 3
3 Keith Ashworth / Norah Ashworth Bentley 4 1⁄2 Le Mans 4500 1927 0:00:06 0:03:59 12 2
2 Bertie Van Houtte / Charlotte Van Houtte Bentley 3-4 1⁄2 4500 1925 0:00:09 0:04:25 13 3
27 Clemens & Emilia Lansing Porsche 911 Targa 2340 1971 0:00:21 0:05:46 14 2
32 Andrew Laing / Ian Milne Datsun 240Z 2400 1974 0:00:24 0:05:54 15 3
11 Christof Ley / Len Treeter Mercedes-Benz Ponton 220S 2195 1958 0:00:22 0:05:56 16 5
16 Sholto Gilbertson / Caspar Killick Jaguar E-Type 3800 1964 0:00:29 0:06:36 17 4
26 Rogier Quekel / Marjan te Velde Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3499 1970 0:00:47 0:06:45 18 4
8 Andrew & Gina Long Bentley Derby VDP 4250 1937 0:00:32 0:06:48 19 3
21 Jeremy & Jenny Clayton Ford Mustang 4700 1966 0:00:31 0:08:06 20 5
14 Charles & Nicola Stuart-Menteth MGA MK2 1800 1962 0:00:47 0:08:44 21 6
29 Anthony & Sonja Verloop MGB GT V8 3528 1973 0:01:02 0:08:51 22 6
28 Otakar Chládek / Jindřiška Žemličková Mercedes-Benz 350SL Cabrio 3500 1971 0:00:54 0:13:13 23 5
6 Anthony Strelzow / Lee-Ann Strelzow Bentley Derby Drophead Coupe 4250 1936 0:00:28 0:15:24 24 4
23 Roland Singer / Bernhard Ziegler Saab 96 V4 1500 1966 1:12:25 1:21:40 25 7
7 Paul & Matthew Hartfield Packard Super 8 Sedan 5240 1936 1:52:08 1:58:06 26 5
5 Clint Smith / Dawn Smith Bentley Speed Six 6500 1929 0:51:00 4:21:57 27 4
1 Gavin Henderson / Diana Henderson Bentley 3-4 1⁄2 4398 1922 1:39:00 5:25:39 28 5
20 Roy & Rachel Stephenson Ford Mustang 4700 1965 0:02:40 6:32:00 29 1

Class Results

Detailed Results

Car 20 not eligible for overall awards

Carrera Iberia 2019 – Start times for 17/10/19

No. Crew Vehicle Start Time Class
20 Roy Stephenson (GB) / Rachel Stephenson (GB) Ford Mustang 07:46 5
1 Gavin Henderson (GB) / Diana Henderson (GB) Bentley 3-4 1⁄2 07:47 1
5 Clint Smith (GB) / Dawn Smith (GB) Bentley Speed Six 07:48 1
7 Paul Hartfield (GB) / Matthew Hartfield (GB) Packard Super 8 Sedan 07:49 2
23 Roland Singer (A) / Bernhard Ziegler (A) Saab 96 V4 07:50 4
6 Anthony Strelzow (CDN) / Lee-Ann Strelzow (CDN) Bentley Derby Drophead Coupe 07:51 2
28 Otakar Chládek (CZ) / Jindřiška Žemličková (CZ) Mercedes-Benz 350SL Cabrio 07:52 4
29 Anthony Verloop (NL) / Sonja Verloop (NL) MGB GT V8 07:53 5
14 Charles Stuart-Menteth (GB) / Nicola Stuart-Menteth (GB) MGA MK2 07:54 3
21 Jeremy Clayton (GB) / Jenny Clayton (GB) Ford Mustang 07:55 5
8 Andrew Long (GB) / Gina Long (GB) Bentley Derby VDP 07:56 2
26 Rogier Quekel (NL) / Marjan te Velde (NL) Mercedes-Benz 280SE 07:57 4
16 Sholto Gilbertson (GB) / Caspar Killick (GB) Jaguar E-Type 07:58 5
11 Christof Ley (D) / Len Treeter (CDN) Mercedes-Benz Ponton 220S 07:59 3
32 Andrew Laing (GB) / Ian Milne (GB) Datsun 240Z 08:00 4
27 Clemens Lansing (D) / Emilia Lansing (D) Porsche 911 Targa 08:01 4
2 Bertie Van Houtte (F) / Charlotte Van Houtte (GB) Bentley 3-4 1⁄2 08:02 1
3 Keith Ashworth (GB) / Norah Ashworth (GB) Bentley 4 1⁄2 Le Mans 08:03 1
18 Manuel Dubs (CH) / Irene Dubs (CH) Ford Mustang V8 Convertible 08:04 5
22 Mick de Haas (NL) / Grace de Haas (NL) Mercedes-Benz 230SL 08:05 4
19 Stephen Hardwick (GB) / Samantha Hardwick (GB) Ford Falcon 08:06 5
4 Graham Goodwin (GB) / Marina Goodwin (GB) Bentley Speed 3-4 1⁄2 08:07 1
24 Neil Oatley (GB) / Peta Oatley (GB) Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Rallye 08:08 4
10 Anton Gonnissen (B) / Inge Willemen (B) Bentley Speed 8 08:09 2
31 David Danglard (USA) / Susan Danglard (USA) Porsche 911 08:10 4
9 Jim Gately (USA) / Tony Brooks (GB) Kurtis Comet 08:11 2
12 Mike Harrison (GB) / Lorna Harrison (GB) Triumph TR3A 08:12 3
15 David Roberts (GB) / Jo Roberts (GB) Triumph TR4 08:13 3
17 Alan Beardshaw (GB) / Tina Beardshaw (GB) Aston Martin DB5 08:14 5

Carrera Iberia 2019 – Day 09. Porto – Cascais. 440km

Catch of the day

Porto is one of those cities which, during the morning rush hour, makes you glad that you’re leaving it – rather than trying to get in. To distort a marine metaphor somewhat, we were very definitely swimming against the tide. And we were very glad of this. The excellent A1 autoroute to Lisbon was but a short hop from the hotel and once we were through the toll barrier and pointed towards the south, we were free of the traffic and free to get on with the rally. 

This early morning 120km blast down the motorway also got the crews swiftly into the first Time Control at the Pousada Condeixa whereafter the 33km transfer to the Regularity Serra da Lousa, led us through dozens of little towns and villages, olive groves and tiny pockets of vineyards now lying empty and slightly forlorn after the vindima. 

 

Typically, this Regularity wound its way up a thickly wooded mountain road, devoid of almost any other traffic. John Cotton started the clock at the bottom and, some 7.5km later Gill Cotton stopped it, before releasing the crew to freewheel down the other side to a Passage Control at Castanheira de Pera and onwards to a short sharp test at Milagres Kart circuit.

 

It’s a fact that small, fast and light cars usually do well on this sort of Test but this doesn’t mean that they’re having all of the fun. Andrew Long for example looked like he was having the time of his life as he explored the deeper parts of the corners in his Bentley, which at times seemed just about able to hold on to his chosen racing line. Jeremy Clayton also had his hands full trying to reign in his Mustang, which seemed determined to give him as wild a ride as possible.

The Time Control at Leira, with another fabulous lunch, gave the engines a chance to cool before the next long pull to the second regularity at Gradil Mafra which passed within spitting distance of the Cabo de Rocha, the most westerly part of mainland Europe.

 

From here we turned back onto the autoroute for the run into Cascais and the night halt, right on the beach, at the magnificent Pestana Cidadela Cascais, where we were given special permission to park the cars in the courtyard. But not before Marcus Rowe, our very highly qualified luggage man, had set out the drip trays to protect the cobblestones.

 

There was no rally dinner tonight, this is a holiday resort and is famed for its many fish restaurants, so the crews were sent forth into town to see what they could reel in.

Day 7: Douro rest day
Day 6: Trujillo – Douro (433km)
Day 5: Ubeda – Trujillo (421km)
Day 4: Cuenca – Ubeda (404km)
Day 3: Alcaniz – Cuenca (395km)
Day 2: Rioja – Alcaniz (401km)
Day 1: Santander – Rioja (310km)
Pre Start – Santander, Spain.

Highlights from Day 8

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Video highlights from Days 6 & 7

Video highlights from Days 4 & 5

Video highlights from Days 2 & 3

Video highlights from Day 1

No. Crew Vehicle CC Year Class
1 Gavin Henderson (GB) / Diana Henderson (GB) Bentley 3-4 1⁄2 4398 1922 1
2 Bertie Van Houtte (F) / Charlotte Van Houtte (GB) Bentley 3-4 1⁄2 4500 1925 1
3 Keith Ashworth (GB) / Norah Ashworth (GB) Bentley 4 1⁄2 Le Mans 4500 1927 1
4 Graham Goodwin (GB) / Marina Goodwin (GB) Bentley Speed 3-41⁄2 4500 1927 1
5 Clint Smith (GB) / Dawn Smith (GB) Bentley Speed Six 6500 1929 1
6 Anthony Strelzow (CDN) / Lee-Ann Strelzow (CDN) Bentley Derby Drophead Coupe 4250 1936 2
7 Paul Hartfield (GB) / Matthew Hartfield (GB) Packard Super 8 Sedan 5240 1936 2
8 Andrew Long (GB) / Gina Long (GB) Bentley Derby VDP 4250 1937 2
9 Jim Gately (USA) / Tony Brooks (GB) Kurtis Comet 3916 1947 2
10 Anton Gonnissen (B) / Inge Willemen (B) Bentley Speed 8 5760 1948 2
11 Christof Ley (D) / Len Treeter (CDN) Mercedes-Benz Ponton 220S 2195 1958 3
12 Mike Harrison (GB) / Lorna Harrison (GB) Triumph TR3A 2188 1959 3
14 Charles Stuart-Menteth (GB) / Nicola Stuart-Menteth (GB) MGA MK2 1800 1962 3
15 David Roberts (GB) / Jo Roberts (GB) Triumph TR4 2138 1963 3
16 Sholto Gilbertson (GB) / Caspar Killick (GB) Jaguar E-Type 3800 1964 5
17 Alan Beardshaw (GB) / Tina Beardshaw (GB) Aston Martin DB5 3996 1965 5
18 Manuel Dubs (CH) / Irene Dubs (CH) Ford Mustang V8 Convertible 4728 1965 5
19 Stephen Hardwick (GB) / Samantha Hardwick (GB) Ford Falcon 5000 1965 5
20 Roy Stephenson (GB) / Rachel Stephenson (GB) Ford Mustang 4700 1965 5
21 Jeremy Clayton (GB) / Jenny Clayton (GB) Ford Mustang 4700 1966 5
22 Mick de Haas (NL) / Grace de Haas (NL) Mercedes-Benz 230SL 2300 1966 4
23 Roland Singer (A) / Bernhard Ziegler (A) Saab 96 V4 1500 1966 4
24 Neil Oatley (GB) / Peta Oatley (GB) Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Rallye 1300 1967 4
25 Isabelle Mathew (GB) / Denise Seely (GB) Mercedes-Benz 230SL 2300 1967 4
26 Rogier Quekel (NL) / Marjan te Velde (NL) Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3499 1970 4
27 Clemens Lansing (D) / Emilia Lansing (D) Porsche 911 Targa 2340 1971 4
28 Otakar Chládek (CZ) / Jindřiška Žemličková (CZ) Mercedes-Benz 350SL Cabrio 3500 1971 4
29 Anthony Verloop (NL) / Sonja Verloop (NL) MGB GT V8 3528 1973 5
30 Wilfried Schaefer (D) / Sandra Schaefer (D) Porsche 911S 2311 1973 4
31 David Danglard (USA) / Susan Danglard (USA) Porsche 911 2400 1973 4
32 Andrew Laing (GB) / Ian Milne (GB) Datsun 240Z 2400 1974 4

Classes
1 – Vintage
2 – Vintageant
3 – Classics up to 3501cc – up to 1969
4 – Classics up to 3501cc – 1970–1976
5 – Classics 3501cc and over

Carrera Iberia Route

Reasons to book With Us!

We organise endurance category rallies which are competitive, with significant off-road sections and will challenge us through all the continents of the world. We also organise adventure category rallies which will explore the globe in a lighter competition environment, with minimal off-road sections and at a more civilised pace.

All our club’s rallies will come with the highly experienced support crew and safety cover. We will always find (and we mean it) the best accommodation available and, because we are a not for profit company, we will charge no more than the rallies cost to organise.