Throughout England, Wales, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland & Scotland

21 to 26 April 2020

A demanding and competitive five-day adventure, with historic road racing circuits, challenging race tracks and exhilarating roads.

Open to all cars of a type built before 31 December 1969.

Event Characteristics

Conceived to embrace world famous hospitality with some of the most spectacular driving roads in the British Isles, the enthralling Celtic Challenge is a five-day adventure through outstanding countryside bejewelled with challenging competitive sections.

Explore beautiful coastlines, pass scenic mountains and travel through historic towns and cities, before unwinding from a day of demanding competition with Celtic hospitality in luxury hotels.

The Celtic Challenge 2020 will finish at iconic St. Andrews, with a splendid Scottish dinner and prize-giving ceremony.

This is a competitive event for all cars of a type built before 31 December 1969, suitable for both amateur and experienced crews. In addition to the usual prize categories, there will be also be a ‘Generations Award’ and a ‘Couples Award’.


Miles of driving







Event Highlights

Experience historic road racing circuits including the pre-war Ards, and 1950s Dundrod TT Circuits. You will also discover the steep twists and turns of the Great Orme, visit the picturesque Anglesey Circuit overlooking the Irish Sea and the Snowdonia mountain range, and drive Northern Ireland’s premier race circuit, Kirkistown.

Book your entry now

To enter Celtic Challenge, please contact our bookings expert Clair on +44 (0) 113 360 8961, or email directly via

View the entry list for Celtic Challenge below!

No. Crew Vehicle CC Year Class
Bertie Van Houtte (FR) / Charlotte Van Houtte Bentley 3L 4500 1925
Graham Goodwin (GB) / Marina Goodwin (GB) Bentley Super Sports 5300 1925
Anthony Galliers-Pratt (GB) / Fiona Galliers-Pratt (GB) Bentley Speed 3/4½ 4398 1926
Carl-Peter Forster (DE) / Carl-Ferdinand Forster (DE) Bentley 3/4½ 4500 1926
Keith Ashworth (GB) / Norah Ashworth (GB) Bentley 4½ Le Mans 4500 1927
Manuel Dubs (CH) / Giancarlo Tottoli (CH) Rockne Six 75 3365 1932
Michael Birch (GB) / Wendy Birch (GB) Talbot AV105 3377 1933
Jim Boland (IE) / TBA Talbot 105 Alpine 2998 1934
Andrew Long (GB) / Charles Long (GB) MG KN K3 1087 1934
Andrew Boland / Ann Boland Talbot AV105 3400 1934
Gavin Henderson (GB) / Diana Henderson (GB) Frazer Nash BMW 1977 1938
Michael Kershaw (GB) / Marlies Kershaw (GB) Bentley 4¼ M Series 4257 1939
Vincent Fairclough (GB) / Victoria Fairclough (GB) MG TC 1250 1948
Noelle Dunkerley (GB) / Paul Flett (GB) Frazer Nash Le Mans 2000 1951
Adrian Hodgson (GB) / Kathiona Lie (SG) Austin A90 Westminster 2912 1955
Christof Ley (AT) / Alfred Reichhart (AT) Mercedes-Benz Ponton 220S 2195 1958
Mick de Haas (NL) / Grace de Haas (NL) Porsche 356B 1600 1961
Ivor Lammerink (CA) / Len Treeter (CA) Volvo PV544 1778 1962
Clint Smith (GB) / Patrese Boilletot (FR) Porsche 911 2000 1965
Jeremy Clayton (GB) / Edward Belcher Ford Mustang 4700 1966
Neil Oatley (GB) / Peta Oatley (GB) Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Rallye 1300 1967
Roy Stephenson (GB) / Peter Robinson (GB) Datsun 240Z 2400 1971
Richard Phillipson (GB) / Catherine Phillipson (GB) Austin Mini 1293 1974
David Roberts (GB) / Jo Roberts (GB) TBA TBA TBA
Renate Hanselmann (LI) / Robert Huber (CH) TBA TBA TBA
Stephen Hardwick (GB) / TBA TBA TBA TBA

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.

Book your entry for this event by clicking the link below!