Our next event in the ERA calendar for 2018 is the Trans-America Challenge, combining great American roads with five-star luxury.
The route has been put together by Fred Gallagher with the support of American historic rally guru Steve McKelvie. Their combined experience and knowledge is creating a route that takes in not only the best of the beautiful south but also features a fantastic range of gravel trails and forest regularities as the event heads towards the west.
Rally Director, Fred says, “I know there is a great wealth of terrain and stunning locations that have yet been untapped by historic rallying. This will be the best Trans-America yet.”
Starting in Charleston, the oldest city in the USA, on Sunday 27th May, the competitors head to Charlotte, home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. From there, it’s on to Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee, before heading into the deep south of Jackson, Mississippi, and a rest day in the amazing city of New Orleans.
Then it’s into Texas with Galveston, Austin, Wichita Falls and Amarillo on the route before entering Santa Fe, New Mexico. After experiencing ‘cowboy country’, it’s time to head north to Colorado Springs and a luxurious rest day in the famous ski resort of Aspen before heading to the stunning desert plains of Moab and Sundance, Utah, Boise, Idaho and Newberg, Oregon.
Three weeks after the Charleston start the competitors arrive in Seattle on Sunday 17th June having journeyed through twelve states and rallied 8,000 kilometres.