Around the world with Rally the Globe

Our epic Round the World adventure in 2020-2021 will be the most challenging and exciting event in the Rally the Globe calendar to date – the ultimate once in a lifetime opportunity for adventurous drivers and navigators to complete the circumnavigation journey they have always dreamt of.


KM of driving


Separate legs






Days of extraordinary adventure


Competitive speed & navigation tests

Part One will start at the stunning Old Royal Naval College on the banks of the River Thames in Greenwich, London, a stone’s throw from the Prime Meridian Line of the World. Crews will take in the renowned sights of London, journey through the south of the UK and then onto mountainous, traffic-free roads in Spain, before crossing into Morocco – where the Atlas Mountains and Sahara desert await them.

Part Two takes crews from the east coast of the United States to the West Coast of Canada – 21 days of adventure. An abundance of speedways and gravel tracks lie ahead, with the route taking competitors through incredible landscapes in the Badlands, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Ski resorts in the spectacular, autumnal snow-capped Rocky Mountains play host for the final few days, before arriving in Vancouver.

Part Three will test crews to their very limits, with 42 days traversing Asia and Europe. Competitors will face frequent gravel tests and roads well off-the-beaten track through Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, including those along the shore of Lake Baikal in Siberia, the oldest and deepest lake on Earth. The challenge continues with the Silk Route, the Central Steppe of Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, and the Netherlands. The surviving crews will cross the North Sea from the Hook of Holland to Harwich, before arriving back in Greenwich, London, – having fully traversed the globe.

The marathon intercontinental itinerary includes hand-picked hotels, magical starlight camps, rarely used mountain and desert roads plus numerous competitive tests at worldwide venues ranging from famous Grand Prix circuits to privately-owned gravel roads.

Entries will be accepted for one, two, or all three stages of this Round the World event. However, should the rally become over-subscribed, priority will be given to competitors who wish to enter the whole event. We hope to achieve a good balance of pre- and post-war cars on these events.

There will be the possibility of changing a crew member or car if you are entered in more than one stage, however, only those completing all three stages with the same car and crew will be eligible to be crowned overall Rally the Globe Round the World champion.

See more details on each stage by following the links below the presentation, or contact Rally HQ on or +44 113 360 8961 to request brochures, regulations and an entry form.


No. Crew Vehicle CC Year Class
Keith Ashworth (GB) / Norah Ashworth (GB) Bentley 4½ Le Mans 4600 1927
Graham Goodwin (GB) / Marina Goodwin (GB) Bentley 4½ Le Mans 4500 1929
Jonathan Turner (GB) / Harry Turner (GB) Bentley VDP 4500 1929
Brian Scowcroft (GB) / Catherine Scowcroft (GB) Chevrolet Fangio Coupe 3300 1936
Jorge Perez Companc (AR) / José Maria Volta (AR) Chevrolet Fangio Coupe 3500 1939
Manuel Dubs (CH) / Irene Dubs (CH) Ford Coupe 3619 1940
Matthew Telling (GB) / William Keogh (GB) Bentley MK6 6500 1951
Adrian Hodgson (GB) / Kathiona Lie (SG) Austin A90 Westminster 2912 1955
Jim Gately (US) / Tony Brooks (GB) Ford Thunderbird 4785 1955
Michael Harrison (GB) / Lorna Harrison (GB) Triumph TR3A 2188 1959
Peter Kappeler (CH) / Paul Woolmer (GB) Volvo PV544 1800 1960
Phillip Monks (GB) / Patricia Monks (GB) Jaguar MK2 3442 1961
Marco Halter (CH) / Claudia Engelhardt (DE) Ford Falcon 4400 1963
David Roberts (GB) / Jo Roberts (GB) Triumph TR4 2138 1963
Phillip Blunden (AU) / Lyndy Blunden (AU) Holden EH 3000 1964
Stanley Gold (US) / Brant Parsons (US) Porsche 911 TBA 1965
Boris Gruzman (US) / David Ferguson (US) Jaguar XKE 4200 1965
Bernard Mattei (FR) / Denise Mattei (FR) Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 289ci 1966
Mick de Haas (NL) / Grace de Haas (NL) Mercedes-Benz 230SL 2800 1966
John Houck (US) / David Houck (US) Volvo 122 Station Wagon 2330 1967
Anthony Verloop (NL) / Sonja Verloop (NL) Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2748 1968
Steven Hitchins (GB) / Midori Hitchins (JP) Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 289ci 1968
Barry Nash (GB) / Malcolm Lister (GB) Rover 3.5 3531 1969
Otakar Chládek (CZ) / Marie Urbánková Mercedes-Benz 350SL 3500 1971
Peter Kruse (CH) / Andreas Honegger (CH) Mercedes-Benz 280CE 2745 1973
Joe Hayes (US) / Kate Hayes (US) Porsche 911 3000 1973
Gerry Crown (AU) / Matthew Bryson (AU) Leyland P76 4900 1974
Adrian Brooks (GB) / Rick Mackley (GB) Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4500 1976
Andrew Laing (GB) / Ian Milne (GB) Peugeot Coupe 504 2664 1977
Michael Kershaw (GB) / Elizabeth Comstock-Smith (GB) Land Rover Range Rover Classic 4500 1981

View our Round the World launch presentation