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’.

850

Miles of driving

5

Countries

20+

Tests

10

Regularities

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 clair.clarke@rallytheglobe.com

View the entry list for Celtic Challenge below!

No. Crew Vehicle CC Year Class
1 Bertie Van Houtte (FR) / Charlotte Van Houtte (GB) Bentley 3L 4500 1925 1
2 Graham Goodwin (GB) / Marina Goodwin (GB) Bentley Super Sports 5300 1925 1
4 Anthony Galliers-Pratt (GB) / Fiona Galliers-Pratt (GB) Bentley Speed ¾½ 4398 1926 1
5 Carl-Peter Forster (DE) / Carl-Ferdinand Forster (DE) Bentley ¾½ 4500 1926 1
3 Keith Ashworth (GB) / Norah Ashworth (GB) Bentley 4½ Le Mans 4500 1927 1
7 Manuel Dubs (CH) / Giancarlo Tottoli (CH) Rockne Six 75 3365 1932 2
8 Michael Birch (GB) / Wendy Birch (GB) Talbot AV105 3377 1933 2
9 John Carr (GB) / Colin Dougherty (US) Lagonda M45 T7 Tourer 4453 1934 2
10 Andrew Boland (GB) / Ann Boland (GB) Talbot AV105 3400 1934 2
11 Charles Bromage (GB) / Jaqumine Bromage (GB) Jaguar SS100 2663 1936 2
12 Gavin Henderson (GB) / Diana Henderson (GB) Frazer Nash BMW 1977 1938 2
14 Alan Beardshaw (GB) / Tina Beardshaw (GB) Jaguar SS100 3500 1938 2
15 John Whitelock (GB) / Nicole Whitelock (GB) Ford Coupe 3600 1938 2
16 Michael Kershaw (GB) / Marlies Kershaw (GB) Bentley 4¼ M Series 4257 1939 2
17 Renate Hanselmann (LI) / Robert Huber (CH) Ford Coupe V8 3600 1939 2
18 Vincent Fairclough (GB) / Victoria Fairclough (GB) MG TC 1250 1948 2
19 Tim Schofield (GB) / Peter Bonham-Christie (GB) Jaguar XK120 3400 1951 3
20 Noelle Dunkerley (GB) / Paul Flett (GB) Frazer Nash Le Mans 2000 1951 3
21 Adrian Hodgson (GB) / Kathiona Lie (SG) Austin A90 Westminster 2912 1955 3
22 Christof Ley (AT) / Alfred Reichhart (AT) Mercedes-Benz Ponton 220S 2195 1958 3
23 Mick de Haas (NL) / Grace de Haas (NL) Porsche 356B 1600 1961 3
24 Ivor Lammerink (CA) / Len Treeter (CA) Volvo PV544 1778 1962 3
25 David Roberts (GB) / Jo Roberts (GB) Triumph TR4 2138 1964 3
27 Clint Smith (GB) / Patrese Boilletot (FR) Porsche 911 2000 1965 4
28 Jeremy Clayton (GB) / Edward Belcher (GB) Ford Mustang 4700 1966 4
29 Stephen Hardwick (GB) / Samantha Hardwick (GB) Volvo Amazon 123GT 1788 1967 4
30 Richard Malpass (GB) / Ian Malpass (GB) Ford Lotus Cortina 1998 1967 4
31 Neil Oatley (GB) / Peta Oatley (GB) Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Rallye 1300 1967 4
32 David Long (GB) / Daniel Marti (CH) MGC GT Sebring 2912 1969 4
33 Roy Stephenson (GB) / Peter Robinson (GB) Datsun 240Z 2400 1971 4
34 Andrew Long (GB) / Charles Long (GB) Datsun 240Z 2393 1972 4
35 Richard Phillipson (GB) / Catherine Phillipson (GB) Austin Mini 1293 1974 4

Classes

1 – Vintage

2 – Vintageant

3 – Classics up to 1964

4 – Classics 1965 to 1976

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.

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