Graham and Marina started rallying in 2015 and have packed a lot into a short period of time. They are particularly proud of their 2019 Peking to Paris win in the Pre War class as well as placing sixth against entries of cars of any type or modification. This is the first time a WO Bentley has ever won the Peking to Paris rally, they did it as a husband and wife team and to win on the 100 year anniversary of the founding of Bentley motors was the icing on the cake. Their vehicles of choice are 1920’s Bentleys otherwise known as ‘Pyman’ and ‘Horace’, and they have rallied internationally in South America, Southern Asia, Africa and the Himalayas. On the European front, they have competed in events ranging from the Mille Miglia, Goodwood and Le Mans Classic to the Flying Scotsman, RAC 1000 mile and Alpine Trial. Other notable results are Rally of the Incas 3rd, Baltic Classic 2nd and Road to Saigon 1st.
David and Jo’s introduction to rallying started in 1998. ‘Team Roberts’ competed in various Euroclassic tours and British rallies before embarking on their first endurance rally in 2007.They have completed 3 Peking to Paris marathons, as well as competing in 15 more endurance rallies across 5 continents.A winning place eluded them, despite winning a number of ‘True Grit” and “Against All Odds’ awards, until they achieved 1st in the 2018 Trans America. Jo says “Our only rallying regret is that we didn’t meet Phillip Young earlier and get involved in some of his pioneering endurance events such as the 2000 Round the World.”
Mick clocked up at least 60,000 rally kilometres before asking his wife Graceto join him on the 2015 Trans America endurance rally and ‘Team de Haas’ was born. Together, they have rallied more than 30,000 endurance kilometres in Europe, Africa and Asia, “And we are still talking to each other!” says Mick.Mick’s company, MdH Consultants, develops and activates sports marketing campaigns for global companies in programmes that have included the Olympics Games, International Soccer, Formula 1 and Le Mans 24 hrs.