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What's happening at the ERA

  • The 3rd Alpine Trial 2016  -  Late places available

    For any crew that has enjoyed the Flying Scotsman, September's 3rd Alpine Trial is a perfect compliment to rally new roads from the start at Divonne-les-Bains near Geneva before returing to Annecy for the traditional lakeside finish. 

  • The Flying Scotsman 2017  -  All places now taken

    The ERA team of station staff and track layers are already hard at work on the 9th edition Flying Scotsman. Starting from Slaley Hall our 2017 edition will visit Edinburgh and Aviemore en-route to the iconic Gleneagles finish.

  • The Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2016

    Now completed the 2016 Peking to Paris is once again hailed as the greatest motoring adventure after the 107 participating crews complete the 36 day driving epic. Look back at the action on the Peking Paris pages.  

With over 65 major events under our belts since we kickstarted the historic rallying movement in the 1980's, we've helped hundreds of competitors fulfill their dreams. With unparalleled experience in route planning and superb backup services, we go the extra mile to make every experience extraordinary and enjoyable.

Discover more about ERA Historic & Endurance Rallies

  • Why Choose the ERA?

    We have organised more than 60 major events through over 50 countries and we’re responsible for ideas and initiatives now adopted by the rally world.

  • Upcoming Rallies & Events

    From The Flying Scotsman through to the epic Peking to Paris Motor Challenge, there is something for everyone in our Coming Events section.

  • World Record for ERA Team

    We have chopped more than a day off the World Record for the non-stop drive between Cape Town and London, driving 1,000 miles a day for ten days in a Fiat Panda! 

I just don't expect anywhere near the same level of organisation with anyone else. The E.R.A. team is the most professional and well-oiled you could hope to travel with.

Max Stephenson

Trans America Challenge 2018

The all-new Trans-America Challenge, combines great American roads with five-star luxury. Starting in Charleston, the oldest city in the USA, on 27th May 2018 the event drives a fabulous three week, 8,000 kilometre, road trip through twelve states to the Seattle finish.

ERA Supports Lotus Children

Mongolia has enriched the lives of countless Peking to Paris participants. In 2016 we want to give a little back by supporting the Lotus Children's Centre, a charity dedicated to the care and education of orphaned children in Ulaanbaatar.

Alpine Trial Innovations

Always looking for a better way and with the opportunities offered by the new Divonne-les-Bains start, route maestro Keith Baud has some exciting innovations for the 2016 Alpine Trial.

ERA Year Book 2015

The 2015 ERA Yearbook has arrived. It's packed with stories and stunning colour photos offering an unrivalled insight into the highs and lows of long-distance adventure rallying. There is really nothing on earth quite like it.. 

Road to Mandalay DVD

Now available in the ERA store the Road to Mandalay DVD, by the same crew who produced the highly acclaimed 2013 Peking to Paris ‘Wild Roads’ video, is a perfect and lasting record of a remarkable journey.

Gaydon Briefing Weekend

The Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon was the centre of the action over the 21-22 November weekend when the ERA team and a large number of the Peking to Paris participants met for a couple of days of briefings and practical training.

MotorSport profiles Philip Young

The April 2014 edition of MotorSport magazine includes a profile of Philip Young written by Gordon Cruickshank. MotorSport should be at your newsagents now or you can read the article here.

Peking to Paris - Book & DVD

The 2013 Peking to Paris book with over 500 photographs and many contributions from the participants, is available from the ERA Store plus, an hour-long DVD – both are essential for anyone planning to enter the next event.

 

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