This year’s evocatively titled ‘Carrera Iberia’ in October will mark our debut, and we are really looking forward to sharing our first rally adventure with our members. This rally was fully booked within weeks of launch and all 30 teams are now looking forward to some of the finest driving possible in Spain and Portugal. Deserted country roads, race circuits and historic hotels are all on the menu. If you are sorry you missed out, the waiting list is open.
“There’ll be exclusive experiences on our 2019 Carrera Iberia rally, including more than one chance to test your nerve and skill on World Class race tracks”
Rally Director Fred Gallagher, with rallying mate Graham Rood, landed in Santander in September 2018 to start their recce from the picturesque Bay of Biscay. “We found some tremendous driving roads and a number of exciting race tracks on which to hold tests” said Fred.
“We’ve booked top notch accommodation along the way, in iconic ‘one of a kind’ 5* hotels many of which are in historic buildings.” Fred concluded.
We are heading to East Africa for the inaugural ‘Southern Cross Safari’ in February 2020. Set in Kenya and Tanzania, our amazing route will take competitors through both Masai Mara and Serengeti National Reserves before finishing on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
“This rally will be a superb introduction to East Africa with magnificent and very changeable scenery and some great accommodation”
Ambitious new endurance ‘Rally the Globe’ club launched
Classic car automotive adventures topped by around the world epic
Carrera Iberia and Southern Cross Safari in East Africa also confirmed
Team of renowned experts to mastermind intercontinental events
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 Boston to Vancouver and the third from Vladivostok in eastern Russia back to London. The rally will be staged over a total of 80 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
“It’s an ambitious and exceptional programme that really underlines our philosophy of providing those possessing a true spirit of adventure with memorable drives through parts of the world that they probably wouldn’t otherwise ever see or savour,” explained Rally Director, Gallagher. “We pride ourselves not only in finding some of the greatest driving roads on Earth but also in seeking out both quirky and astonishing places along the route for our crews to relish in between their competitive tests.”
Rally Director, Fred Gallagher, has been busy recceing our first two rally adventures.
Carrera Iberia follows an enticing route of undiscovered roads, historic hotels in stunning locations and twisting mountain roads.Rally Director, Fred Gallagher, says;
“I’ve planned a route off the beaten track, on roads difficult to discover without local knowledge. It’s a competitive event for both amateur and more experienced crews alike, with plenty of time to sample the wine and the tapas on route.”
Rally the Globe would like to thank Bonhams, the international auction house founded in 1793, for their sponsorship support.
Graham Goodwin, Rally the Globe’s Chairman and founding member said
“Bonhams is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers of fine art and antiques, including motor cars. We are delighted that an organisation with such a heritage and reputation for connoisseurship have agreed to partner with us. We look forward to working together as our international membership club develops.”