The Classic Safari Challenge 2011
15th August to 6th September 2011
The Route Outline – Day-by-Day
Day 1 – Monday 15 August – Arrive in Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest city. The town is a busy, bustling port full of street markets with all the colour and character that you expect from Africa.
There are no official functions on the first day. Unpack, relax, visit the spa, meet with fellow entrants and the Organisation team or go shopping. Tonight and tomorrow night we stay in the Kempinski, a 5 star luxury hotel with pool and good restaurants totally suited to your requirements.
Day 2 – Tuesday 16 August – Car Collection
Today is car collection day. The port is a short journey from the hotel. Buses will take you in shifts to collect your cars and complete the documentation. This will take you a couple of hours but you will return to the hotel in plenty of time to check the car over and attend to any final packing. There will be an official welcome dinner and briefing in the hotel.
Day 3 – Wednesday 17 August – Dar es Salaam to Morogoro: 194 kms (120 miles)
The Flag drops and we’re off. A fairly early start will take you on a short journey to Morogoro. The cars will be safely locked away at a tobacco factory, as we catch “Bush Planes” into the Selous.
You will arrive at the camps (all deluxe Safari Lodges) in time for your first lunch in the bush. The Selous covers 50,000 sq kilometres and is the largest and one of the most exclusive game reserves in Africa.
It contains over 800,000 major animals, 50,000 elephants (as much as 10% of the worlds total), 100,000 buffalo and all the major predators including Lions (except cheetahs) plus, the very rare hunting dogs. After lunch you will depart on the first safari of the adventure.
Days 4 & 5 – Thursday 18 & Friday 19 August – Rest Days
Time to relax, enjoy the game drives and the magnificence of the Park.
All the game drives are in open sided 4 x 4 with guides that are legendary for their local knowledge of the bush. Because the Selous is so vast and the number of lodges few the game driving experience really gives the sense of wild and raw wilderness.
In the evening ‘sun downer’ drives will take you into the bush for a Gin and Tonic while watching the most amazing sunsets, before returning to your lodge for a gourmet dinner.
Day 6 – Saturday 20 August – Morogoro to Mbeya: 593 kms (370 miles)
An early start and a short flight back to Morogoro. We reunite you with your cars and we set off on the road to Mbeya. The highway we take was built by the Chinese and is good quality tarmac. The scenery along the road is diverse and interesting whether it is the bicycles with their impossible loads, the sideway crab like buses, the Uluguru mountains, the 3000 year old Baobab tree forest, or the Great Ruaha River. Just observe the people, cycling, walking or the formidable lady police officers. The main road passes through the Mikumi National Park where the lions have taken to the lazy life. They get up at dawn and just collect the roads kills caused by the lorries during the night. Tonight we stay at The Utengule Country Club situated in the middle of a coffee plantation. It is a long day but good easy tarmac all the way.
Day 7 – Sunday 21 August – Mbeya to Lilongwe: 683kms (426 miles)
We enter Malawi which has a deserved reputation ‘as the home of the smiling people’ and it is completely justified. They are very friendly people in a very beautiful country. The border between Tanzania and Malawi was new in 2006 and is very efficient. The road to the border climbs to 2,300 meters and is a maze of tea, banana and sugar plantations. This is the longest day but after the border we use the M1, another Chinese built road, to Lilongwe. It is very smooth, now one of the best roads in Africa, devoid of traffic and highly scenic. After 70 kms, giant Lake Malawi comes into view.
The escarpment, which rises to the right and the silver lake to the left, makes the M1 very different from the British version. The first of the optional test has been arranged for today, the Malawi Government have agreed to close part of the MI for us, a steep tarmac climb up the escarpment, an amazing timed “hill-climb”. In order to break the day lunch has been arranged in Mzuzu before continuing on through vast juniper forests to the Capitol Hotel in Lilongwe. The hotel offers every thing you would expect from Lilongwe’s best hotel. Simply soak up the comforts.
Day 8 – Monday 22 August – Lilongwe to Tete: 379 kms (240 miles)
We take the major road into Mozambique down the M1 and the M6 to the border. The scenery slowly changes to dry and dusty on the 100 kms trip from the border to Tete. Although Tete is the regional capital it is still a small town. Founded by the Arabs in the 14th and15th century it developed rapidly when gold was found and the Portuguese colonialists established it as their regional capital. Today it is mainly a transport junction situated on the Zambezi River, which we will cross via the 538 metre suspension bridge. Built in the 1970’s to enable equipment to get to the vast Cahor Dam project it is the only permanent crossing of the Zambezi in Mozambique. The accommodation tonight is the Zambezi Hotel. The hotel is the tallest building in Tete, so where else to dine but on the roof.
Day 9 – Tuesday 23 August – Tete to Gorongosa Park: 289 kms (180 miles)
A good tar road south to Gorongosa National Park via Changara through what is colloquially called the ‘Beira Corridor’. The infrastructure for the corridor was created by a large aid programme with the purpose of creating routes of road, rail and oil pipe lines to the coast and the port of Beira, for the central landlocked countries of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The road has very light traffic with many quaint villages scattered amongst the vast plans. One short test today with optional main road route. Tonight is the first of the two nights we spend in the Gorongosa National Park. We will be staying in deluxe safari tents, each en suite, and camp fire catering. Sunsets, good food and wine – perfect for unwinding from the rigors of the last few days.
Day 10 – Wednesday 24 August – Rest Day
A day at leisure in the Parque Nacional de Gorongosa. At the centre of the park is the 1862 metre, sacred, Mount Gorongosa. The park is the showcase of the Mozambique’s wildlife rehabilitation projects. At one time the game was amongst the most prolific in Southern Africa, but the wildlife suffered. In the last 11 years, animal numbers and diversity has increased at an impressive rate and all the major animals of the region are now seen on game drives. Game drives have been arranged for the day off and an open air dinner will conclude a very special day.
Day 11 – Thursday 25 August – Gorongosa to Vilankulos: 479kms (299 miles)
Leaving the park we head for the coast and the Indian Ocean. Again the EN1 is a new road with light traffic. It crosses the River Soave before heading for the Indian Ocean at Vilankulos. Another optional test is included in todays run. We are staying for two nights at the Indigo Bay Hotel. Located on Bazaruto Archipelago.
After securing the cars we will take a 15 minute flight to reach the island resort. The resort is situated in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park. The Island itself is tiny and is situated in crystal clear sea, surrounded by gleaming white sand. The 5 star luxury lodge was fully refurbished in 2001 and offers a variety of beach activities as well as three restaurants and all the facilities you would expect from one of Southern Africa’s premier locations.
Day 12 – Friday 26 August – Rest Day
A chance to completely relax and enjoy the resort. Any number of activities are available:- diving, fishing, snorkelling, water sports, dune boarding, horse riding, birding or just crashing out on the beach or round the pool. In the evening an extravaganza of seafood has been arranged.
Day 13 – Saturday 27 August – Vilankulos to Inhambane: 320kms (200 miles)
After the short flight back to our cars we continue on down the beautiful coast road towards Inhambane. A short smooth sandy test today just off the main road, which is optional. Tonight we luxuriate at the Flamingo Bay Water Lodge. The exquisite rooms at the lodge are built on stilts in the sparkling waters of Inhambane Bay, with the restaurants etc on adjoining land. It goes without saying that the views from the rooms, all of which have en suite facilities are beautiful and very different. Each chalet boasts a balcony, sliding doors, and hand crafted furniture. Every thing is connected by walkways. In the evening we will dine in the Flamingo Bay Restaurant which specialises in superb sea food, most of it caught from the Lodge itself.
Day 14 – Sunday 28 August – Rest Day
Another day to further enjoy the facilities of the Flamingo Bay Hotel. You can fish, swim or snorkel from your private lodge, use the pool or partake in any number of water sports, horse riding, scuba diving or just relaxing around the bar. However, it is worth taking the short journey of a few kilometres into the old city of Inhambane. Inhambane was first settled by the Portuguese in the 16th century. It was the centre of ivory and slave trading until, in 1834, the town was razed to the ground. A large section of the old town that was rebuilt and still survives including the 18th century cathedral. There are many small bars and cafes and a very active market. In the evening another sumptuous meal has been arranged.
Day 15 – Monday 29 August – Inhambane to Kruger Park: 572kms (357 miles)
Today we continue down the EN1 through the provincial capitol of Xia Xia and on to the capital of Mozambique, Maputo. We will take a break in the journey with lunch at the Polana Hotel. It is an exquisite colonial 5 star establishment built in 1922. It is a short journey from Maputo to the border with South Africa and Shishangeni Lodge in the Kruger Park. We cross into the Park via the Crocodile Bridge; a concrete causeway that the Crocodile River constantly meanders over.
Day 16. Tuesday 30 August – Rest Day
A Day at leisure in the Kruger National Park to enjoy the 5 star Shishangeni Lodge. The lodge was opened five years ago and is on a private concession of 1500 hectares that is connected without fences to the Kruger Park itself. Early morning and late afternoon game drives have been arranged and it will be possible to go on guided and guarded (with guns) walks into the park.
The park itself covers 19,500 sq kms and is one of the oldest in Africa. It is full of game with large number of elephants, black and white rhino, leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, hyena and buffalo amongst the attractions. It is one of the best places in Africa to view the big five game animals in a single day. The lodge has a great kitchen and the evening meal will give us all great opportunity to discuss the day’s adventures.
Day 17 – Wednesday 31 August – Kruger to Drakensberg: 589 kms (368 miles)
Today we cross Swaziland on our way to the Drakensberg Mountains. Swaziland is a very beautiful mountainous country with excellent main roads. We will stop at the Royal Swazi Hotel for a buffet lunch before re-entering South Africa and our first experience of the high quality gravel roads; on which we will have a couple of tests. Passing through the northern battlefields, Blood River, Ladysmith before reaching the grandeur of the Drakensberg Mountains. J.R.R Tolkein found his inspiration for the Lord Of The Rings in these mountains. The Cathedral Peak Hotel is an immaculate hotel with one of the best buffet tables in all of Africa.
Day 18 – Thursday 1 September – Drakensberg to Oxbow: 245kms (153 miles)
We continue around the spectacular Northern Drakensberg mountains, with a couple of stupendous tests on smooth gravel in the mountains for those that would like a ’little go’. Over the Oliviershoek Pass and into the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. The highlands of Lesotho are a very wild place.
Practically treeless it has many mountains exceeding 3000 metres. To get to our Lodge we will be going over the Moteng Pass at 2,800 metres one of the highest in Southern Africa. The road is tarred all the way to the New Oxbow Lodge. This award winning lodge is at 2,700 metres on the bank of the Malibamatsoe river. A 5 course evening meal has been arranged in one of the world’s remote destinations.
Day 19 – Friday 2 September – Oxbow to Cradock: 485kms (303 miles)
We start by travelling back down the Moteng pass and after taking further mountain roads and tests, we drop back into South Africa. After experiencing more of South Africa’s good gravel roads we arrive for our first excursion into the Eastern Karoo and Cradock.
Cradock was founded in 1812 and retains much of the charm associated with the colonial architecture of the period. We will be staying in Die Tuishuise accommodation; this consist of lovingly restored and individually furnished period, Boer war style, Karoo cottages all located in one street. It will be a unique experience for everyone.
Day 20 – Saturday 3 September – Cradock to Knysna: 412 kms (257 miles)
From Craddock over the Swaershoek pass skirting the Brakberg mountains and across the Eastern Karoo. After the mountains of Lesotho the dry Karoo will offer a sharp contrast to the last few days. We will descend to the Indian Ocean via a test through the impressive Prince Alfreds Pass and then to the Pezula Resort Hotel, Knysna. The Pezula Resort is renown for its superb 18 hole golf course and they will rent out clubs. It is a fairly short day but a round of golf is possible. The Hotel is ultra modern and exquisite. Every last detail of design has been brilliantly executed. It has one of the best restaurants in Southern Africa and I am sure you will want to take advantage of the impressive wine cellar.
Day 21 – Sunday 4 September – Knysna to Franschhoek: 540 kms (328 miles)
A short journey down the N2 before taking to the excellent gravel road over the Robinson Pass towards Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich farming centre of the world and you will pass millions of ostriches. Lunch is arranged in Barrydale before the breathtaking Tradouw Pass. We continue through Swellendam; one of South Africa’s oldest towns; and onto Greyton a very quaint village which hasn’t changed in centuries. Over the mountains to the well ordered vineyards of the wine and food capital of South Africa, Of all the spectacular drives we have had since leaving Dar es Salaam we have in many ways saved the best for the last, the images and roads on the drive to Franschhoek will remain with you forever. We are staying at the luxurious Le Franschhoek and in the evening we are dinning in one of Franschhoek top restaurants, La Haute Cabriere, owned by a famous wine producer the food and wine will we feel satisfy the most discerning pallet.
Day 22 – Monday 5 September – Franschhoek to Cape Hope: 116 kms (73 miles)
Finally a short day to end our epic journey. We travel via Stellenbosch to False Bay on the Indian Ocean and then via Simons Town and the coastal road to the Cape of Good Hope where the event formally finishes. After the celebrations it is on to the Table Bay Hotel in the heart of the bustling Victoria and Alfred waterfront in Cape Town. This superb hotel offers spectacular views of the iconic Table Mountain and the Water Front. In many ways (although the event has officially finished) one of the most spectacular roads, of the many we have encountered, on the whole adventure is on the way to the hotel; the toll road known as Chapman’s Peak.
In the evening we have arranged your accommodation and a Gala Dinner and Prize Giving at The Table Bay Hotel. CARS UK our recommended shipping agent will be at the Table Bay Hotel to greet you and take delivery of your car, so you can simply relax and savour the memories of a very special adventure.
From Dar es Salaam
Well, here we all are, tucking into our first stuffed chicken breast, at the Kilimanjaro Hotel, after a hectic day out in the sun. We spent the morning collecting our cars, and following the route-notes through the streets of Dar es Salaam to the hotel car park, where we then spent a leisurely few hours with final fettling, packing, and going through the Organiser’s scrutineering and documentation session. It all went well – helped in no small part by Jay Bullock and his mate, Charlie, of CARS UK, who had commandeered a massive warehouse near the docks, where all the cars were then lined up ready for collection. Bureaucracy like import documents and the Carnet de Passage were swiftly dealt with, and a mini bus made regular hauls through the streets carrying eager drivers keen to be reunited with their cars.
Only David and Jo Roberts needed mechanical first-aid before driving to the hotel – their red TR5 had sprung a leak in the Filter-King fuel-filter. Others had to look for things to do – Andreas Pohl deciding his Bentley S2 dhc could be improved with a new leather steering wheel cover. Lining up in the hotel car park, the site of several Bentleys, Lagondas, Alvis, and the rare Kellner-bodied MG SA from Australia, made a compelling site, and we had several visits from local journalists, tipped off by the Tanzania Automobile Association – TV camera crews had most us tripping over long lengths of wire as newspaper reporters came and snapped away, one interview was carried out requiring so many notes to be taken down a brown paper bag was hurriedly improvised into a journalist’s notepad.
The president of the Tanzania Automobile Association took time out of his lunch break to come and check us out, and regaled us with tales of rallies past, when the Safari Rally included night driving, and long sessions with no service, using virtually standard production cars… he was rolling out the stories of nostalgia before leaving to return to his desk.
Those of us not involved in the recovering of cars from the docks went walkabout – we strolled down the seafront to the local fish-market, and watched wooden boats coming ashore, and buckets and boxes of fish being landed, filleted and in some cases, going across the road to vast vats where they were smoked. It was Africa in the raw, for an insight into a way of life that looked as if its unchanged for centuries.
So, we are now all set for the journey ahead. Tomorrow, at 7.01am, the first car will be flagged away, to the sound of a local band and accompanying dancers. We head for Morogoro, and a tobacco plantation, where the cars will be stored for three days. A rally start with no motoring? This is a kind of first for an Endurance Rally Association event, but on the Classic Safari, priorities are indeed rather different.
We are flying off in a squadron of light planes that take us all deep into the heart of the bush of the Selous game park, where we split up into small groups to take over small lodges tucked away in the centre of this strikingly beautiful wilderness.
Game drives, where someone else does the driving, and where going as slowly and quietly as possible, becomes the sport for a few days. After this chilling out, we will report on the wine, the food, the silk sheets in our hammocks, the good company, and return to reporting on the driving through Africa.
Upcoming journal items might well be the drive south through Tanzania, the crossing of Malawi (the last time we did this we were all stunned by the improvements, including a remarkably smooth road alongside the Lake), and one highlight – will it happen – is a promise by the police to close down the road so we can all enjoy a hill climb up the massive mountainside that twists and turns Stelvio-fashion to a summit with stunning views across the African Rift Valley. If that is not enough to wet the appetite of readers, the route plan of Martin and Sue Clark takes us on through Mozambique, a full north to south crossing, and then into Southern Africa with days of gravel roads. So expect a sting in the tail, not to mention the visits to the Stellenbosch wine land.
Ho hum, all this to look forward to… and the only downside is having to get up early in the morning.
From Blantyre Malawi
Safari Diary from Blantyre – August 22
Yesterday: The rolling manicured lawns of the hotel on the outskirts of Mzuzu – it’s the Sunbird should you be stuck for a holiday destination with a difference – is alive with rally chatter amid a smoky atmosphere as we tuck into an outdoor rally barbecue.
The hotel is famous for its steak and chips, in fact they reckon they do the best steaks in the whole of Malawi, so this is number one choice for many, otherwise, its yet more fish – Lake Malawi has 350 varieties of fish unique to the lake, not found anywhere else in the world so don’t ask the make and model – or, its yet another chicken breast, but this time chargrilled, with noodles.
There is much to talk about. Firstly, we had a fairly hassle-free border, for anyone tackling an overland journey the effort of getting into Malawi is well worth the agro, given its half the paperwork, queues, and hassle of leaving Tanzania, and the roads are remarkably well kept, lined with vast fields through rolling green hills of tea bushes.
We left Tanzania behind us with mixed memories – but everyone is in total agreement that the three nights in very remote top-notch luxury lodges out in the bush of the Selous game reserve was a resounding success. Most us spotted lions, all of us saw plenty of elephants and giraffes, and more besides. To chill out in the comforts of one of these lodges is certainly a great way to begin an African experience.
However – nobody was sorry to leave the attention of Tanzania’s police. Just about all of us have been stopped for on the spot fines – these could all be negotiated, of course, if the price starts at 80,000, it can usually be halved. If you insist on a receipt, or a ticket, with the name in writing of the policeman, this often changes the conversation to a warning and a wave, and you are on your way, or, in some instances, the price is dropped instantly to 20,000 if no paperwork is processed…
In Malawi, things are different. We are greeted with smiling faces eager to please and make us welcome. The Police probably have the best attitude of all – we were all stunned after driving the excellent winding round around the edge of the lake to find that the hill climb we were hoping for, as a spot of fun, has been all agreed, and the Police have closed down 30 kilometres of twisty mountain road, just for us.
Lines of trucks at the bottom, and lines of trucks at the top, with patient drivers, including urgent supplies of petrol, all stood motionless. We had one of the most stunning mountain climbs in the world all to ourselves, and we easily selected 10 kilometres for a Time Trial. The police who carried out all this turned up at our barbecue with the Ministry of Tourism and suggested they would close more roads if only we promised to return with another event.
Best result on the mountain was established by the 1938 Alvis Speed 20, who set a benchmark time of 7 minutes, 11 seconds, next best was the Mercedes 280SL of Martti and Pirkko Kikka from Finland, who set 7.29, but this was matched by John and Jean Noble also in a Mercedes 280SL. So, Rudi collects a medal for best Vintageant on the Medal Section, the two Merc drivers are on a dead-equal tie, and best in the 4×4 Category is the Land Rover Disco of Roger Allen and Maggie Gray, who set a time of 7.37. Geoff Dorey was fifth best in his Alfa, on 7.50, a time also shared by Joao Sardoeira’s Volvo 164.
Another day today in bright sunshine with fascinating roads lined by friendly people – our only worries have been coping with a national fuel shortage.
Today: A very long day today – some 600kms deep into Malawi, first stop: A long lunch by the pool of a hotel at Llilongwe, then a press-on section on good roads into Blantyre, with some scraping in just as it began to get dark. The sad news is that we have heard that Martti and Pirkko Kiikka from Finland in the silver Mercedes 280SL has been sidelined with what is suspected to be a broken valve spring, so will be missing the essential end of day Time Control, we hear that the police, no less, have provided the break-down service with a free tow into town!
More worrying is the Rolls Royce Silver Dawn of Jorge Ruiz and Elvis Fogal have radiator problems, but are in safe hands. Also cooking an engine after a fan blade broke off and spun into the radiator was the Dutch crew in the white Mustang, Jan and Marion Van Gemert, who are still in the hotel back in Lilongwe, seeking repairs.
Tomorrow, we cross the border into Mozambique, and then go to Gorongosa deep into the Mozambique bush for two nights of chilling out with a game drive or two in luxurious surroundings, and before we get back to the driving again we are to fly off to an island in the Indian Ocean, for the food and the beach of Indigo Bay Lodge on Bazaruto Island…. so nothing from your scribes for the next five days is to be considered perfectly normal.
|3||Rudi Friedrichs(D) / Helga Friedrichs(D)||Alvis Speed 20||7:11|
|14||Martti Kiikka(SF) / Pirkko Kiikka(SF)||Mercedes 230 SL||7:29|
|23||John Noble(GB) / Jean Noble(GB)||Mercedes 280 SL||7:29|
|31||Roger Allen(AUS) / Maggie Gray(AUS)||Land Rover Discovery||7:37|
|20||Geoff Dorey(GB) / Jennie Dorey(GB)||Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce||7:50|
|24||Joao Sardoeira(PT) / Joao Sardoeira(PT)||Volvo 164||7:50|
|25||Manuel Enes(PT) / Alexandra Pombo(PT)||Volvo 164||7:59|
|16||George Coelho(GB) / Margo O’Brien-Coelho(GB)||Volvo 122S||8:01|
|21||David Roberts(GB) / Joanna Roberts(GB)||Triumph TR250||8:02|
|30||Terry Ward(GB) / Janice Ward(GB)||Toyota Landcruiser||8:04|
|22||Jose Romao de Sousa(PT) / Maria Romao De Sousa(PT)||Volvo 142||8:11|
|12||Jorg Lemberg(D) / Petra Lemberg(D)||Lagonda Tourer TI||8:13|
|18||Jan Van Gemert(NL) / Marion Van Gemert(NL)||Ford Mustang||8:20|
|5||Daniel Schlatter(CH) / Rabia Schlatter(CH)||Bentley Open Tourer||8:39|
|7||Michael Wilkinson(AUS) / Anne Wilkinson(AUS)||Alvis 4.3||8:48|
|17||Keith Ashworth(GB) / Norah Ashworth(GB)||Mercedes 220 Fintail||8:48|
|11||Marie-Luise Lemberg(D) / Louis & Viktoria Lemberg(D)||Land Rover Defender 110||9:04|
|4||Martin Egli(CH) / Anne Egli(CH)||Lagonda M45 Tourer||9:06|
|19||Giancarlo Puddu(I) / Agneta Rossi-Landi(I)||Volvo PV544||9:11|
|6||Daniel Schoch(AUS)||Bentley Derby||9:34|
|15||Andreas Pohl(D) / Jacqueline Pohl(D)||Bentley S2 DHC||9:37|
|29||John Horton(USA) / Ginny Horton(USA)||Toyota Landcruiser||9:54|
|9||Jorge Ruiz(CH) / Elvis Fogal(I)||Rolls Royce Silver Dawn||10:59|
|2||Harry Hickling(AUS) / Catherine Hickling(AUS)||MG SA||13:58|
|28||Robert Kitchen(GB) / Gerard Brown(GB)||Land Rover Defender 110||27:40|
|1||Peter Little(GB) / Susan Little(GB)||Bentley 3 Tourer||60:00|
|8||Xavier del Marmol(B) / Ines Bodmer(CH)||Chevrolet Convertible||60:00|
|10||Gerhard Weissenbach(D) / Anna Nun(D)||Rover LR88||60:00|
The Classic Safari Challenge 2011 Rally Reports
Intrepid reporter Syd Stelvio has taken on another Endrance Rally Association assignment to send us regular reports from 2011 Classic Safari Challenge.
|Num||Crew||Year – Car||cc.|
|Vintageant (pre 1941 type cars)|
|1||Peter Little(GB) / Susan Little(GB)||1924 – Bentley 3½ Tourer||2996|
|12||Jorg Lemberg(D) / Petra Lemberg(D)||1927 – Lagonda Tourer TI||4500|
|3||Rudi Friedrichs(D) / Helga Friedrichs(D)||1932 – Alvis Speed 20||4387|
|4||Martin Egli(CH) / Anne Egli(CH)||1933 – Lagonda M45 Tourer||4453|
|5||Daniel Schlatter(CH) / Rabia Schlatter(CH)||1934 – Bentley Open Tourer||3500|
|6||Daniel Schoch(AUS)||1936 – Bentley Derby||4250|
|7||Michael Wilkinson(AUS) / Anne Wilkinson(AUS)||1937 – Alvis 4.3||4300|
|8||Xavier del Marmol(B) / Ines Bodmer(CH)||1937 – Chevrolet Convertible||4000|
|2||Harry Hickling(AUS) / Catherine Hickling(AUS)||1937 – MG SA||2300|
|Classics (pre 1966 type cars)|
|9||Jorge Ruiz(CH) / Elvis Fogal(I)||1955 – Rolls Royce Silver Dawn||4556|
|15||Andreas Pohl(D) / Jacqueline Pohl(D)||1961 – Bentley S2 DHC||6223|
|10||Gerhard Weissenbach(D) / Anna Nun(D)||1962 – Rover LR88||2236|
|16||George Coelho(GB) / Margo O’Brien-Coelho(GB)||1963 – Volvo 122S||1986|
|17||Keith Ashworth(GB) / Norah Ashworth(GB)||1964 – Mercedes 220 Fintail||1897|
|18||Jan Van Gemert(NL) / Marion Van Gemert(NL)||1965 – Ford Mustang||4700|
|14||Martti Kiikka(SF) / Pirkko Kiikka(SF)||1965 – Mercedes 230 SL||2300|
|19||Giancarlo Puddu(I) / Agneta Rossi-Landi(I)||1965 – Volvo PV544||1780|
|20||Geoff Dorey(GB) / Jennie Dorey(GB)||1967 – Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce||1962|
|21||David Roberts(GB) / Joanna Roberts(GB)||1968 – Triumph TR250||2498|
|Classics (post 1966 type cars)|
|22||Jose Romao de Sousa(PT) / Maria Romao De Sousa(PT)||1968 – Volvo 142||1993|
|23||John Noble(GB) / Jean Noble(GB)||1970 – Mercedes 280 SL||2778|
|24||Joao Sardoeira(PT) / Joao Sardoeira(PT)||1973 – Volvo 164||2979|
|25||Manuel Enes(PT) / Alexandra Pombo(PT)||1974 – Volvo 164||2979|
|Others (4 x 4 cars)|
|29||John Horton(USA) / Ginny Horton(USA)||1987 – Toyota Landcruiser||4500|
|30||Terry Ward(GB) / Janice Ward(GB)||1992 – Toyota Landcruiser||4500|
|11||Marie-Luise Lemberg(D) / Louis & Viktoria Lemberg(D)||2005 – Land Rover Defender 110||2495|
|31||Roger Allen(AUS) / Maggie Gray(AUS)||2005 – Land Rover Discovery||4400|
|28||Robert Kitchen(GB) / Gerard Brown(GB)||2010 – Land Rover Defender 110||2402|