Event Categories

Each of the events at Rally the Globe gives participants a unique experience as they explore a particular region of the world.  Within these welcome limitations, these diverse events are loosely grouped into one of four Event Categories to give an indication of the relative levels of complexity, length, endurance and driving challenge that participants can expect.  In an ascending order of perceived “toughness” the Event Categories are:

Our Carreras are all asphalt events, with hotels along the route chosen for luxury, quirkiness, or because of nearby historic rally cars highlights. The events will usually be between one and two weeks long.

The competition on the Carrera will always include two or three Regularity Sections per day, with a Test featuring on most days. Where possible, we will use permanent race circuits for our Tests. The Carreras are designed to be friendly, sociable events, without overcrowding, to enable you to get to know all the other entrants over drinks in the bar and shared meals throughout the course of the event.

Our shortest events, up to one week in length, will normally have a specific theme eg Vintage Rallies exclusively for pre-war cars, Generations Rallies for family pairings, etc.  They will often spend more than one night in each hotel to focus on a thorough exploration of one or two specific regions.  

There will be simple to moderate Regularity Sections, with the difficulty increasing over the course of the event, and some Tests at smaller private venues. 

These events will be around two to three weeks in length and will usually have a start and/or finish location that allows European competitors to drive their cars to or from the rally.

In addition to Tests and Regularity Sections, Challenges will also feature Time Control Sections in remote areas and will use a wide variety of gravel and unsurfaced roads.

Marathons will be long-distance events, with the emphasis being on exploration and endurance. They will be the longest of our rallies, with a mix of Time Control Sections, Tests and Regularities on a variety of surfaces. There will be faster Regularity Sections where the terrain allows, and plenty of off-road sections.

These events will usually take place in locations which require you to ship your vehicle. 

Reasons to book With Us!

Rally the Globe is a not-for-profit club that exists to support a broad family of motorsport enthusiasts who want to explore the world in historic and classic vehicles. All our club’s rallies come with highly experienced support crew and safety cover including:

Expert teams of sweep mechanics

On-call doctor or paramedic

Recommendations of experts in crew training and car preparation, shipping and insurance

Advice, encouragement and assistance from our friendly and knowledgeable team