Lima To Cape Horn
22 October - 20 November 2022
Lima to Cape Horn 2022
22 October – 20 November
Starting at sea level in Lima, Peru, only six days later we will sleep at over 3,600 metres in La Paz, the Bolivian capital. The salt flats of Bolivia and north western Argentina will give way to the green vineyards of Mendoza. Following the Andes south, we enter the breath-taking lake district around Bariloche before making our way into Chile, where the days will get decidedly cooler as the scenery becomes ever more dramatic. Glaciers and deep blue lakes surrounded by snow peaked mountains will abound before we finally enter magical Patagonia where our destination is the city at the end of the earth, Ushuaia.
Our route designers have searched for the finest roads this continent can supply, while the entire ERA team will provide the mechanical, medical and logistical support for which the organisation is world-famous. Join us on this fantastic and challenging adventure… rally with us to the end of the world!
Who can participate?
The event is open for vintageant cars built before 1948 and for Classic cars of a type built before 1975. Cars of a later date but unchanged mechanical specification will be considered at the Organisers’ discretion. Classes based on engine size will subdivide these categories.
The event is suitable for both novice and more experienced crews. Many roads are good tarmac and gravel, with competition on more remote roads, private land or race circuits. An easy to follow tulip route book will be supplied. Our experienced team of officials will be at your disposal at all times to support you and we will provide hints and tips on navigation.
This event is open to HERO-ERA club & premier members – join now or login to register for this event
Tell Me More
The Event Guide is packed with essential, but inevitably brief information, to provide an understanding of what lies ahead for prospective entrants and should be essential reading, especially for any applicants who have not previously taken part in an ERA event.
Contact the Rally Office for more information
Phone: +44 (0)1869 254979
Email: [email protected]
Current Entry List
Entry List as of 20.10.22
LCH Entry List - 20/10/22
|2||Mike Velasco (GB) / Maria Garcia Fernandez (ES)||1935||Bentley Derby||3500|
|3||Willy Van Loon (BE) / Chris Torfs (BE)||1935||Bentley Derby||3669|
|4||Mark Oates (GB) / Catherine Fielding (GB)||1936||Chevrolet Fangio Coupe||3300|
|5||Tim Eades (US) / Jim McLaren (US)||1936||Ford Cabriolet||3900|
|6||Michael Haentjes (DE) / Simone Ricart (IT)||1937||Lagonda LG45||4500|
|7||John Whitelock (GB) / Nicole Whitelock (GB)||1938||Ford Coupe||3600|
|8||Ivan Pusnik (SI) / Tisa Pusnik (SI)||1939||Ford Coupe Deluxe||4200|
|9||Manuel Dubs (CH) / Robi Huber (CH)||1940||Ford Coupe||3619|
|10||Herman Wielfaert (BE) / Katrien Tremerie (BE)||1932||Bentley Speed 8||5675|
|14||Mike Gnani (CH) / Emilio Pinetti(IT)||1959||Porsche 356A||1582|
|15||Michael Strasser (AT) / Eveline Erni (CH)||1962||Volvo 544 Sport||1775|
|16||Bill Holroyd (GB) / Julie Holroyd (GB)||1964||Mercedes Benz 230 SL||2778|
|17||Phillip Blunden (AU) / Lynda Blunden (AU)||1963||Holden EH Special||3000|
|18||Bertie van Houtte (FR) / Charlotte van Houtte (GB)||1965||Porsche 911||2000|
|19||Julia Kirkham (GB) / Brendan Flood (GB)||1965||Volvo Amazon||2000|
|20||Luigi Fontana (IT) / Michele Lumbroso (IT)||1966||Fiat S Coupe||2300|
|21||Boris Gruzman (US) / Martin Brauns (US)||1966||Jaguar XKE||3800|
|22||Kerry Finn(AU) / David Gainer (AU)||1967||Volvo 142||2000|
|23||John Houck (US) / Dave Houck (US)||1967||Volvo 220||2290|
|24||Daniele Poretti(CH) / Ronnie Svizzero (CH)||1968||Ford Mustang||5000|
|26||Carl Helmetag (US) / Peter Helmetag (US)||1970||Volvo 131||1986|
|27||Alessandra Angelini (IT) / Giovanni Panebianco (IT)||1970||Porsche 911 2.2S (A&D)||2195|
|28||Ib Sorensen (DK) / Mogens Lauritsen (DK)||1973||BMW 2002 TII||1977|
|29||Roy Stephenson (GB) / Peter Robinson (GB)||1971||Datsun 240Z||2400|
|30||Jeff Urbina (US) / Chris Pike (NZ)||1972||Porsche 911||2994|
|31||Tobias Koenig (DE) / Silvia Koenig (DE)||1972||Porsche 911||3000|
|32||Mattia Nocera (IT) / Igino Angelini (IT)||1970||Porsche 911 2.2S||2195|
|33||David Danglard (US) / Susan Danglard (US)||1973||Porsche 911||2700|
|34||Matteo Kamata (IT) / Federico Ferrari (IT)||1973||Porsche 911 T Safari||2993|
|36||Otakar Chladek (CZ) / Hynek Tauscher (CH)||1973||Mercedes Benz 350 SL||3500|
|37||Brian Palmer (GB) / Mark Townson (GB)||1974||Peugeot 504 Coupe||1971|
|38||Bob Harrod (GB) / Dana Hradecka (CZ)||1974||Porsche 911||2653|
|40||Broder Redlefsen (DE) / Dietrich Hatlapa (DE)||1978||Porsche 911 SC||2994|
|41||Dean Drako (US) / Shiv Sikand (US)||1975||Peugeot 504||2700|
|42||Filip Engelen (BE) / Ann Gillis (BE)||1975||Porsche Targa 911||2700|
|43||Gerd Buehler (DE) / Thomas Feierabend (DE)||1976||Mercedes Benz 450 SLC||4498|
|44||Raj Judge (US) / Tim Guleri (US)||1948||Bentley 6.5 Bobtail||6516|
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Annette, Eleonora or any of the Rally Office team. You can also email us on the address below. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and offer any guidance you may need.
Phone: +44 (0)1869 254979
Email: [email protected]
Lima to Cape Horn 2022
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Syd Stelvio Rally Reports
Syd Stelvio Day 29 – Punta Arenas to Rio Grande
This is it, the last hurrah. After 29 days there is just a couple of hundred kilometres to go on the final day, which, after some of the stints we’ve put in on this trip is more like a drive to the shops than a day rallying. Then, before we know it the adventure will be over.
The past couple of days as we have driven through the rest of Chile and back into Argentina have had an end of the road kind of feel about them, in fact so sparse has the landscape been at points they’ve almost had an end of the road feel! The last of the mountains disappeared from view during the morning of day 28, and since then it has been like driving through one of Sergio Leone’s sets. Don’t get me wrong, the wilderness in this part of the world is still pretty spectacular, and there is still wildlife in droves, but it is spartan in comparison to some of the landscapes we have driven through, but that just show’s how special those scenes have been.
One characteristic of this part of the world that I could do without is the incessant and persistent wind that howls across the land at a hell of a rate of knots, a vicious constant that is also prone to even more severe gusts making driving quite the challenge at times. This might explain why Mark Oates + Catherine Fielding managed to beach their Chevrolet Fangio on the first regularity today, I can’t think why else they would possibly have driven into the large hillock of sand serving as a central reservation, they certainly can’t blame their steering, as they fixed that yesterday evening!
It was actually turning round in haste after not quite getting a classic ‘long way around a triangle’ right towards the end of the regularity that did for them, they weren’t the only ones to get this wrong mind you, with a few tasty manoeuvres to rescue the missed turn on the gravel.
Still, it wasn’t’ speed tables flummoxing them, these tricky little changes in speed had caught out a few on a long regularity the previous day, including Bertie + Charlotte van Houtte (GB), who have been challenging for top honours in the Classic Category since the start in their ’65 Porsche 911. The time lost has pushed them down almost into the clutches of the third placed Datsun of Roy Stephenson + Peter Robinson and given Filip Engelen + Ann Gillis some breathing space at the top of the tree – for now at least.
You see whilst there aren’t many kilometres to go tomorrow, there is a lot of competition still to contest, with two tests and three regularities all to be conquered on the final morning and between those three at the top of the classic category it is still incredibly close, especially considering just how many miles have been covered. All is still to play for.
For most though arriving at the finish tomorrow will be about personal achievement, although there will be plenty of category triumphs of course. But to think of this rally as purely competition is somewhat missing the point, it is far more than that and if you asked most people I daresay the competitive element wouldn’t be top of their list for coming.
This has first and foremost been an adventure, and it has certainly been that. Adventure is defined as an unusual and exciting or daring experience, or to engage in daring or risky activity, and those boxes have most definitely been ticked. From being caught up in protests in Peru, to ascending mountain ranges and traversing tricky roads, as well as experiencing new cultures and environments that have pushed us out of our comfort zones, the adventure requirement has certainly been there.
The other key element of this rally is endurance, and just the length alone has seen to that, as well as the incredible mileage, 11, 500 km is more than some people manage in their modern daily, never mind in a classic or vintage car, on roads that time forgot. Even the daily mileages have been impressive, many being the equivalent of driving from Oxford to Glasgow, yes, endurance has certainly been at the heart of our day to day.
During the past month everyone has achieved something, everyone has been pushed and pushed as well. Our little travelling band is now a tight little unit and friendships have been formed and bonds made as we have been in this together, once the competition is over tomorrow it will be a time to celebrate, to reflect and to absorb just what an extraordinary journey this has been. For all the good, the bad and the ugly, the Lima to Cape Horn has provided memories and stories to stand the test of time.
Previous Syd Stelvio Rally Reports:
Congratulations to everyone who took part in Lima to Cape Horn 2022
RESULTS ARE NOW FINAL
The overall winners of Lima to Cape Horn 2022 are:
1. Herman Wielfaert and Katrien Tremerie – Bentley Speed 8
2. Mark Oates and Catherine Fielding – Chevrolet Fangio Coupe
3. Tim Eades and Jim McLaren – Ford Cabriolet 68
The winners of the Classic Category are:
1. Filip Engelen and Ann Gillis – Porsche Targa 911
2. Roy Stephenson and Peter Robinson – Datsun 240Z
3. Bertie van Houtte and Charlotte van Houtte – Porsche 911