The second event in our popular Carrera series will start from Sanremo,  Italy’s rally HQ and, for many years, home to the country’s World Rally Championship event.

2 to 12 October 2021

Italian mountains and Lakes

You can read more about the northern part of the route from Fred Gallagher’s first recce here…

Event Highlights

Italian rally master Lucio di Mori is working on a route that will take us straight into the tremendous roads of the Ligurian Alps and then onwards towards the Italian Lakes. From there, over some high passes and into the Dolomites, we will spend two nights in Cortina d’Ampezzo, an important venue in the story of historic rallying. While we may be here for two nights, there is no rest day as we shall be revelling in the roads that were used in the epic Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti that was held from 1947 to 1956, rivalling the Mille Miglia for notoriety.

Leaving the hills behind we make for historic Verona, the home of Romeo and Juliet. Then it’s on towards the Adriatic coast and a quick stop in the Republic of San Marino to add another country to our “visited list”. We then head to Tuscany, with some of the greatest rallying roads in the world, and a host of major motor racing circuits on which to hold Tests along the way.

After a night in a splendid Tuscan resort we will head north-west to the Mediterranean coast for our final night before the finish. More incredible, mountain roads will take us back to Sanremo for a mid-afternoon finish after ten stunning days of driving.



KM of driving







Where and when…

Saturday 2 October 2021

Scrutineering, Signing-On & Welcome Dinner, Sanremo

Sunday 3 October 2021

Rally Start from Sanremo

Tuesday 12 October 2021

Rally Finish, Prize-giving and Gala Dinner, Sanremo
Eligible Cars:

Cars of a specification produced before 31 December 1976
Separate classification for cars of a specification produced before 31 December 1945
Please check with us if you are not sure your car is eligible.


There will be 2 or 3 Regularity Sections per day, on twisty but quiet minor roads. There will also be a Test most days, utilising race tracks, circuits and private land.

Roads used:

The roads will be all asphalt, and we will avoid rough, potholed and unsurfaced roads as much as possible.


We will use top quality hotels where available and provide a group dinner most evenings, other than on non-driving days. Some lunches will also be provided in a variety of venues. We will provide a van to transport your luggage between hotels (weight restrictions will apply).


All of the route, including the Regularity Sections will be defined in a detailed tulip Road Book. 

Event Category:

View the the published entry list by clicking the link below!

No. Crew Vehicle CC Year Class
- Bertie van Houtte (F) / Charlotte van Houtte (GB) Bentley 3/4½ 4500 1925 -
- Phil Macwhirter (AUS) / Laurette Macwhirter (AUS) Bugatti Brescia T22 1500 1925 -
- Keith Ashworth (GB) / Norah Ashworth (GB) Bentley Le Mans 4600 1927 -
- Andrew Boland (IRL) / Ann Boland (IRL) Bentley 4½ 4500 1929 -
- Reto Mebes (CH) / Hans-Jurgen Benze (D) Bentley 3/4½ 4500 1930 -
- Graham Goodwin (GB) / Marina Goodwin (GB) Delahaye 135CS 3600 1936 -
- Andrew Long (GB) / Gina Long (GB) Bentley Derby 4250 1936 -
- Gavin Henderson (GB) / Diana Henderson (GB) Frazer Nash-BMW 328 1990 1939 -
- Adrian Hodgson (GB) / Christine Hodgson (GB) Austin A90 Westminster 2912 1955 -
- Bruno Lang (CH) / Corina Lang-Mathis (CH) Porsche 356A Speedster 1583 1957 -
- Mike Harrison (GB) / Lorna Harrison (GB) Triumph TR3A 2188 1959 -
- Dieter Baumhaeckel (D) / Hildegard Baumhaeckel (D) Volvo PV544 2300 1961 -
- Sholto Gilbertson-Hart (GB) / Karen Gilbertson-Hart (GB) Jaguar E-Type 3800 1964 -
- Manuel Dubs (CH) / Irene Dubs (CH) Ford Mustang V8 Convertible 4728 1965 -
- Phillip Blunden (AUS) / Lynda Blunden (AUS) Austin-Healey 3000 MK3 3000 1965 -
- Jeremy Clayton (GB) / Edward Belcher (GB) Ford Mustang Convertible 4200 1966 -
- John Fraser (GB) / Peter Jenkins (GB) Porsche Carrera RS 2800 1973 -
- Phillip Monks (GB) / Patricia Monks (GB) Jaguar E-Type S3 V12 Roadster 5343 1973 -
- Andrew Laing (GB) / Ian Milne (GB) Datsun 240Z 2400 1973 -
- Irvine Laidlaw (GB) / Tony Davies (GB) Porsche 2.7 RS Lightweight 2700 1973 -
- David Roberts (GB) / Jo Roberts (GB) TBA TBA TBA -
- Enrico Paggi (IT) / Federica Mascetti (IT) TBA TBA TBA -
- Clinton Smith (GB) / Dawn Smith (GB) TBA TBA TBA -
- Ean Lewin (GB) / Alison Lewin (GB) TBA TBA TBA -

Request an entry form

To request an entry form for Carrera Italia, please contact our the Rally the Globe office on +44 (0) 113 360 8961, or email directly via

Reasons to book With Us!

Rally the Globe is a not-for-profit club that exists to support a broad family of motorsport enthusiasts who want to explore the world in historic and classic vehicles. All our club’s rallies come with highly experienced support crew and safety cover including:

Expert teams of sweep mechanics

On-call doctor or paramedic

Recommendations of experts in crew training and car preparation, shipping and insurance

Advice, encouragement and assistance from our friendly and knowledgeable team