Past Endurance Rally Association Events
Look back at a few of more than 65 major events that the Endurance Rally Association has organised, in more than 50 different countries around the world.
Peking to Paris
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 2016 Peking Paris pages.
The 2013 edition ERA Peking to Paris was described "by far the best yet" by twice winner Gerry Crown. This 33 day life changing adventure drove through China, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia and Europe.
Following the success of the first ERA Peking to Paris event demand for a repeat was such that since 2007 the event has been run every three years.
90 years after the original Peking to Paris the ERA boldly devised the 1997 2nd Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. After an epic 45-day journey across half the world the event ended in France on October 18, 1997.
The Flying Scotsman
Reaching its 8th edition in 2016 the Flying Scotsman Rally once again offered three challenging days of glorious Vintage rallying.
"I don't think anything needs changing, the Flying Scotsman is the best run event of any I've ever done.".... is just one comment after the 2014 edition.
A fine mix of Pioneer, and Vintageant motor cars and an even finer mix of crews join together for this annual event.
In its first years the ERA quickly established the Flying Scotsman as the premier competitive rally for vintage cars.
The Alpine Trial
From the Divonne-les-Bains start the 3rd Alpine Trial explored little known roads in the glorious Jura Mountains before the highly acclaimed route continued to its grand finale beside Lac d'Annecy.
Route maestro Keith Baud studied his maps of France and came up with a great new route for 2015. The resulting participant accolades included 'The best day's rallying I've ever done'.
The Alpine Trial for Vintage cars used the best roads in the Rhone-Alpes providing both driver and navigator with a challenging but achievable event coupled with ample time for socialising.
The Classic Safari
Fascinating cars and interesting people provided perfect travelling companions on the 5th Classic Safari. The small group and emphasis on top-notch luxury lodges once again provided the perfect ingredients for this unique event.
The cars and crews taking part on the 4th Classic Safari Challenge left Dar es Salaam on Wednesday 17 August 2011 at the start of a driving adventure through some of the most stunning terrain on earth.
Like the previous Classic Safaris this touring event provided a small group of like-minded enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy Africa, without gruelling competition. A chance to see the sights, stop, take in the wonders of Africa.
Revisit the first two Classic Safari Challenge events in this popular and enduring series of adventure drives across the heart of Africa.
Other ERA Classic Rallies
35 Vintage and Classic cars signed up to drive this epic 6000 kilometre, three week, adventure from Buenos Aires to Cape Horn through Argentina and Chile. Look back at the photographs, reports and results on the Vintage Cape Horn pages.
Early in 2015 70 crews set out from Raffles hotel on this ambitious and ground breaking Endurance Rally Association event driving from Singapore through Malaysia and Thailand before crossing the border into Burma on the first international rally to achieve this..
The second edition ERA Trans America road trip adventure drove 8000 kilometres of highways and back roads from Halifax Nova Scotia to San Francisco California taking in many iconic American landmarks and features along the way.
The ERA has rallied Morocco many times since our first visit in 1993. Visiting exotic places and driving exciting roads the 2015 Sahara Challenge raised the bar to new heights and will surely take its place as an epic event in the true ERA tradition.
This innovative event drove roads through some of the best and most spectacular scenery that both the United States and Canada has to offer. Another first organised by the hugely experienced ERA team with over 65 international events under their belt.
A fine mix of wonderful cars and even more wonderful people graced this unique and fantastically succesful event. Look back at the full story of this remarkable event that included a drive though Saudi Arabia on the route from London to the southern tip of Africa.
The Nile Trial was the first ever classic rally follow this route – rather a rare accomplishment in the prevailing political climate. The entrants drove across the top of North Africa taking in Tunisia and Libya to reach Egypt – a memorable Endurance Rally Association first.
Ten days of action packed adventure started in the woods of Kent before a short run to Dover. After the Channel Crossing we stopped at Le Mans. France and Spain followed before reaching Morocco, where the serious comeptition really began.
London to Dakar pitted man and machine against the elements on this memorable challenge from the ERA. Only those who have driven these deserts will really appreciate the achievment of Alastair Caldwell and Brian Johnson who took a 15 year old Peugeot hatchback to victory.
The ERA's Around the World in 80 Days Motor Challenge held in the millenium year still ranks as the world's longest motor rally, both in terms of distance as well as days. This long distance rally was a real first, in every sense, the first-ever timed-lap of the globe.