Welcome to the ERA - The Original Classic Rally Organisation

The ERA on-event team and participants are on their way to Toledo for the Monday 5 October start of the Sahara Challenge. Visit the Sahara Challenge pages from Monday onwards for daily results and regular reports from the ERA's special correspondent Syd Stelvio.

Visit the The Sahara Challenge Photo Gallery to find Gerard Brown's stunning event photographs.

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 Flying Scotsman 2016   All 100 places taken

    We want to make the 2016 8th Flying Scotsman rally from Belvoir Castle to Gleneagles better than ever. A great route is being planned and we are looking forward to yet another extraordinary line up of fabulous vintage cars. 

  • The Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2016

    All the available places for the 2016 Peking to Paris motor challenge were quickly snapped up. Our route survey teams have been to Mongolia and Russia as the final year counts down to the start of this iconic event.  

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

Goodwood Revival 2015

Meet the ERA team at the 2015 Goodwood Revival over the weekend of 11-13 September. If you are lucky enough to have tickets for this magical step back in time we look forward to seeing you.... stand #134 in the Revival Market.

Marathon Rally Show

A big reunion of cars and stars from historic marathon rally history came together at the Gaydon Heritage Centre on Sunday 31 May for a great day out at the ERA sponsored Historic Marathon Rally Show on Sunday 31st May. 

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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