An exciting and significant new international endurance rally club is launched today (Wednesday), together with confirmation of an epic round the world motoring adventure in 2020/2021.
Founded by renowned rallying mastermind Fred Gallagher with substantial backing from a number of influential endurance rally participants, Rally the Globe has been established to deliver unrivalled levels of professionalism, experience, vision and voyage.
Emphasising this inspirational ethos for delivering outstanding trans-nation and inter-continental competition and camaraderie for enthusiastic owners of pre-1976 vintage and classic cars, detailed planning for three truly incredible events is already in motion.
The evocatively titled ‘Carrera Iberia’ in October 2019 will mark Rally the Globe’s debut, providing entrants with some of the finest driving possible in Spain and Portugal. Deserted country roads, race circuits and historic hotels are all on the menu.
The focus then switches from western Europe to East Africa for the inaugural ‘Southern Cross Safari’ in February 2020. Set in Kenya and Tanzania it, too, features an amazing route taking competitors through both Masai Mara and Serengeti National Reserves before finishing on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Then – and very much living up to the club’s name – comes the ultimate ‘Round The World’. Combining both adventure and endurance, this zenith of all road trips will be split into three sections: the first from London to Casablanca via the Sahara; the second from New York to Anchorage in Alaska and the third from Vladivostok in eastern Russia back to London. The rally will be staged over a total of 70 days between May 2020 and June 2021.
Participants will be able to compete in one, two or all three legs of the rally. The ultimate prize will be to complete – or even dare to win– the Round The World title. A number of equally spectacular events are also in the pipeline