Video highlights from the Ypres to Istanbul Challenge

Highlights from the Ypres to Istanbul Challenge

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Ypres to Istanbul Challenge Daily Dispatch

Age Category Class Day

Day 20: Tekirdag to Istanbul (TR), 208.5km

No.Participants NameVehicleCCYearDay TotalOverall TotalOverall Pos.Class Pos.
19Steve & Jenny VerrallPorsche 911199119650:00:030:02:1411
2Graham & Marina GoodwinBentley 4½530019290:00:160:05:5821
5Andrew & Ann BolandFord V8 Convertible360019360:00:320:07:1332
15Mike & Lorna HarrisonVolvo PV544180019590:00:030:07:1842
29Ean & Alison LewinFord Escort Mexico160119730:00:040:07:1851
3Keith & Norah AshworthBentley 4½ Le Mans450019270:00:130:07:4863
30Joe & Kate HayesPorsche 911300019730:00:300:10:4572
26Enrico Paggi & Federica MascettiFiat 124 Spider BS1160819710:00:040:11:0083
16Phillip & Trish MonksJaguar Mk 2344219610:00:060:11:3391
1Clint & Dawn SmithBentley 3/4½450019250:00:100:12:06104
18Bertie & Charlotte van HouttePorsche 911199119650:00:010:12:55113
25Daniel & Barbara WiedemannMercedes-Benz 280 SL277819700:00:020:17:53122
32Phillip & Lynda BlundenMGB GT180019740:00:030:17:57134
31Otakar Chládek & Jindriska ZemlickovaMercedes-Benz 350 SL350019730:00:040:18:42144
34Michael Kershaw & Elizabeth Comstock-SmithRange Rover450019810:00:160:19:09155
9Tony Rowe & Mark DellingFord DeLuxe V8 91A Coupe360019390:00:130:23:54165
20Michael & Marcus EatoughMercedes-Benz 230 S277819650:00:170:24:16173
21Roy Stephenson & Mark BramallFord Mustang470019650:00:010:48:35184
8Renate Hanselmann & Lukas OspeltFord Model 91A360019390:00:151:17:14196
4Jean Vincent & Marcel PeumansBentley Speed Six450019340:00:211:52:40207
23John & Nicole WhitelockMercedes-Benz 280 SL277819680:00:082:31:45215
24Barry Nash & Malcolm ListerRover P5B353119690:00:082:33:50226
7Phil & Laurette MacwhirterCitroën 2CV60219820:54:004:19:18235
6Richard & Catherine PhillipsonAlvis Firefly Special350019330:00:176:31:01248
17David & Jo RobertsTriumph TR4213819630:54:0018:03:00256
22Anthony & Sonja VerloopMercedes-Benz 280 SL277819971:24:001:38:17261






1Clint Smith (GB) / Dawn Smith (GB)Bentley 3/4½450019251
2Graham Goodwin (GB) / Marina Goodwin (GB)Bentley 4½530019291
3Keith Ashworth (GB) / Norah Ashworth (GB)Bentley 4½ Le Mans450019271
4Jean Vincent (BE) & Marcel Peumans (BE)Bentley Speed Six450019341
5Andrew Boland (IRL) / Ann Boland (IRL)Ford V8 Convertible360019361
6Richard Phillipson (GB) / Catherine Phillipson (GB)Alvis Firefly Special350019331
7Phil Macwhirter (AUS) / Laurette Macwhirter (AUS)Citroën 2CV60219822
8Renate Hanselmann (FL) / Lukas Ospelt (FL)Ford Model 91A360019391
9Tony Rowe (GB) / Mark Delling (GB)Ford DeLuxe V8 91A Coupe360019391
15Mike Harrison (GB) / Lorna Harrison (GB)Volvo PV544180019592
16Phillip Monks (GB) / Trish Monks (GB)Jaguar Mk 2344219613
17David Roberts (GB) / Jo Robert (GB)Triumph TR250249819682
18Bertie van Houtte (F) / Charlotte van Houtte (GB)Porsche 911200019652
19Steve Verrall (GB) / Jenny Verrall (GB)Porsche 911199119652
20Michael Eatough (GB) / Marcus Eatough (GB)Mercedes-Benz 230 S Fintail277819653
21Roy Stephenson (GB) / Mark Bramall (GB)Ford Mustang470019653
22Anthony Verloop (NL) / Sonja Verloop (NL)Mercedes-Benz 280 SE274819683
23John Whitelock (GB) / Nicole Whitelock (GB)Mercedes-Benz 280 SL280019683
24Barry Nash (GB) / Malcolm Lister (GB)Rover P5B353119693
25Daniel Wiedemann (F) / Barbara Wiedemann (F)Mercedes-Benz 280 SL277819703
26Enrico Paggi (IT) / Federica Mascetti (IT)Fiat 124 Spider BS1160819714
29Ean Lewin (GB) / Alison Lewin (GB)Ford Escort Mexico160119734
30Joe Hayes (USA) / Kate Hayes (USA)Porsche 911300019734
31Otakar Chládek (CZ) / Jindřiška Žemličková (CZ)Mercedes-Benz 350 SL350019734
32Phillip Blunden (AUS) / Lynda Blunden (AUS)MGB GT180019742
34Michael Kershaw (GB) / Elizabeth Comstock-Smith (GB)Land Rover Range Rover Classic450019814

A brand-new event on the Rally the Globe calendar will take us from
Belgium’s rally capital of Ypres to Istanbul.

“To the edges of the Orient”

13 June to 3 July 2022

Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey

Click the link below to read our Ypres to Istanbul Challenge Second Recce Report

You can also view the first Recce Report via the link below

Event Highlights

The rally starts with an interesting day of Regularities and Tests in Flanders over some well-rallied roads. Along the way there will be many poignant reminders of the battles fought between 1914 and 1918. From there it’s on to Spa, another famous rally – and race – town for yet more competitive sections.

The next few days see us enter Germany and drive through the Eifel with its wonderful winding roads and lush vegetation. Then, onwards through the former East Germany, where away from the main cities, one could often imagine being in the 1960s, before arriving in the Czech capital Prague for our first rest day.

Fully refreshed, we head southeast through the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Romania – four countries in five days. Rallying is a popular sport in these parts and we are relying on local enthusiasts for some excellent and varied Tests and Regularities. Our final rest day is in the Romanian capital Bucharest where the world’s largest parliamentary building, constructed in the 1980s by former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, will be hard to miss.

From Bucharest we head east and spend a night on the shores of the Black Sea, before heading back into the mountains around one of Bulgaria’s major wine centres, Plovdiv.

The final frontier on the event takes us into Turkey, where we will stay near the narrow straits of the Dardanelles. Finally, we skirt the coast of the sea of Marmara before arriving in Istanbul and our luxury hotel overlooking the Bosphorus, the gateway to Asia.

We hope you can join us!


KM of driving







Where and when…

Monday 13 June 2022

Scrutineering, Signing-On & Welcome Dinner, Ypres

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Rally Start from Ypres

Sunday 3 July 2022

Rally Finish, Prize-giving and Gala Dinner, Istanbul
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 three or four Regularity sections each day on twisty but quiet minor roads, some of which will be gravel. There will be a number of Tests on racing and kart circuits, airfields farm tracks etc. Time Control Sections will be included on remote roads.

Roads used:

Both asphalt and gravel roads will be used competitively. Car damaging roads will be avoided, but you and your car should be prepared for some bumpy and stony sections in the remoter reaches of the route.


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.


Non-competitive sections will be defined by a detailed tulip Road Book. Regularity and Time Control Sections may involve Road Book, map or other methods of defining the route. However there will be no “tricks”.

Event Category:

Reasons to book With Us!

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Expert teams of sweep mechanics

On-call doctor or paramedic

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

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