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What's happening at the ERA

  • The Sahara Challenge - from Madrid to Marrakesh

    In October 2015 we return to the fringes of the Sahara on an exciting adventure drive from Madrid to Marrakesh. This 10 day event for a very limited number of crews could be the ideal shake-down for Peking to Paris 2016.

  • The 7th Flying Scotsman - on a new route in 2015

    The 7th Flying Scotsman has an all-new route, concentrating more on remote roads in Northern England, the Scottish Borders, and Scotland, starting on April 17th, finishing at Gleneagles on April 19th. 

  • The Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2016

    In recent weeks the Rally Office has been inundated with enquiries about our next Peking to Paris event.  We are pleased to confirm that our 2016 route will drive Peking to Paris on an enhanced route based on what we have recently experienced. 

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 Upcoming 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

Philip Young Thanks

The Endurance Rally Association would like to express it’s sincere thanks to all those who have shared their sadness regarding the death of its founder and Rally Director Philip Young.

Philip Young

The Endurance Rally Association is deeply saddened to announce that Philip Young, founder of the ERA has died following complications arising from a motorcycle accident in Burma. He was 67 years old.

Flying Scotsman Marshals Wanted

Flying Scotsman chief marshal Bob Hargreaves is looking for around 400 marshals to assist on the event between Friday 17th April and the late afternoon of Sunday 19th April 2015. 

Peking to Paris Full Entry List

With two years still to go to the 2016 Peking to Paris, the demand for places has been so strong the E.R.A. have now closed the entry-list, with 120 places allocated. 

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.

Gerard Brown visits Farm Africa

In February Gerard Brown jumped at the opportunity to join Farm Africa for a week in Kenya where he was able to see several projects that have benefitted from the £40,000 raised by ERA supporters following last year's Africa Record Run.

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.

Prestigious Award for the ERA

Philip Young scooped the Personal Achievement Award “for inventing historic rallying” at the 2013 Octane Magazine annual awards ceremony in London.

Silver Jubilee for the ERA

Twenty five years ago, in June 1988, Philip Young's Classic Rally Association, that would later become the Endurance Rally Association began the whole era of international historic rallying with the running of the 1st Pirelli Classic Marathon.


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