Discovering the trails of South East Asia…

27 January to 23 February 2024

Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos

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No. Crew Vehicle CC Year Class
1 David Roberts (GB) / Jo Roberts (GB) Chrysler 75 Roadster 4078 1929 -
2 Manuel Dubs (CH) / Irene Dubs (CH) Rockne Six 75 3365 1932 -
3 Keith Ashworth (GB) / Norah Ashworth (GB) Bentley 4½ Le Mans 4500 1927 -
4 Nigel Dowding (GB) / Mary Antcliff (GB) Aston Martin Mark II 1495 1934 -
5 Melvin Andrews (USA) / Barry Douglass (USA) Bentley DHC 4250 1936 -
6 Daniel Sauter (CH) / Martin Ruebel (CH) Chevrolet Fangio 3548 1938 -
7 Tony Rowe (GB) / Mark Delling (GB) Ford Coupe V8 3600 1939 -
10 Dirk Van Lerberghe (BE) / Hilde Vanhove (BE) Bentley Speed 8 5600 1947 -
11 Richard Everingham (ZA) / Judy Becker (ZA) Bentley R Type 4600 1953 -
12 Mick de Haas (NL) / Grace de Haas (NL) Mercedes 230 SL 2300 1966 -
14 Nigel Woof (GB) / Sally Woof (GB) Volvo PV544 1800 1961 -
15 Dieter Baumhaeckel (DE) / Hildegard Baumhaeckel (DE) Volvo PV544 2300 1961 -
16 Phillip Monks (GB) / Patricia Monks (GB) Jaguar Mk 2 3442 1961 -
17 Clive Hopkins (GB) / Charles Gooch (GB) Ford Mustang Convertible 4735 1965 -
19 Enrico Paggi (IT) / Federica Mascetti (IT) Fiat 124 Spider BS1 1608 1971 -
20 Michael Merkle (CH) / Firdy Naqvi Merkle (CH) Mercedes-Benz 350 SL 3499 1971 -
21 Otakar Chládek (CZ) / Jindřiška Žemličková (CZ) Mercedes-Benz 350 SL 3500 1971 -
22 Tim Eades (USA) / Jim McLaren (USA) Ford Escort 2000 1972 -
23 Jeff Urbina (USA) / Chris Pike (NZ) Porsche 911 3000 1972 -
24 Peter Morton (GB) / Louise Morton (GB) Rover P6 3500 1972 -
25 Martin Brauns (USA) / Gary Brauns (USA) Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 4570 1972 -
27 Hans Ulrich Wartenweiler (CH) / Reinhard Siegfried (CH) Volvo 144 1980 1973 -
28 Ean Lewin (GB) / Alison Lewin (GB) Ford Escort RS1600 1985 1973 -
29 Graham Goodwin (GB) / Marina Goodwin (GB) Porsche 911 Targa 2993 1973 -
31 Hans-Martin Schneeberger (CH) / Mahnaz Schneeberger (CH) Mercedes-Benz 350 SL 3499 1974 -
30 Bob Harrod (GB) / Dana Hradecká (CZ) Porsche 911 2653 1974 -

Click below to read the Recce Report from Kim Bannister, accompanied by Jim Smith

Event Highlights

Starting from Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, we spend our first four days exploring the mountains and coastline of this beautiful country, including a spectacular loop around the city of Da Nang. 

Heading into neighbouring Cambodia, we cross the mighty Mekong River, before arriving in Siem Reap where we will have a free day to explore this vibrant city and the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

From there, we press on northwards into Thailand to Nakon Ratchasima before heading to Mae Sot, close to the border with Myanmar. No visit to Northern Thailand would be complete without a stop in Chiang Mai where we spend the event’s second leisure day in a very comfortable hotel on the outskirts of the bustling city.

We cross into Laos and return to the Mekong River as we pause in the nation’s capital Vientiane, before moving on to Luang Prabang and then continuing along minor roads to the very north of the country where we pass back into Vietnam. The terrain will look very different from that which we experienced at the start as we head ever more north following part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

We tackle a spectacular 200-kilometre mountain loop that includes Vietnam’s highest road, the Tram Ton Pass, from our base in the market town of Sa Pa with its iconic rice paddies. Then for the next few days we blaze a trail through spectacular and remote scenery before winding our way down to Halong Bay, another World Heritage Site. We plan to take in a day-long cruise through the famous limestone isles on a luxury boat on the penultimate day of our journey. From there it only remains to take the highway that leads us to Hanoi, where our grand colonial-era hotel will be a real treat after four wonderful weeks on the road.

Where and when…

Saturday 27 January 2024

Scrutineering, Signing-On and Welcome Dinner, Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday 28 January 2024

Rally Start, Ho Chi Minh City

Friday 23 February 2024

Rally Finish and Prize-giving Dinner, Hanoi
Eligible Cars:

Cars of a specification produced before 31 December 1976. Separate classification for cars of a specification produced before 31 December 1945. Please check with us if you are not sure your car is eligible. 


There will be two or three Regularity sections each day on twisty but quiet minor roads, some of which will be gravel. There will be a number of Tests on private land ranging from permanent race circuits to dirt tracks through plantations. Time Control Sections may be included on remote roads.

Roads used:

Both asphalt and gravel roads will be used. Rough roads will be avoided wherever possible. 


We strive to provide the best quality accommodation available. In some of the remoter parts of the route our options are limited, but when we are in more mainstream locations the hotels will be top quality. Dinner, a light lunch and coffee will be provided on most competition days. 


The entire route will be defined by a detailed tulip Road Book and overview route maps will be provided.

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