WELCOME TO BESPOKE RALLIES

Bespoke Rallies offers a unique selection of classic car rallies around the world. We have 18 years’ experience organising both competitive and touring events. All offer the opportunity to enjoy driving on the lesser travelled by-ways. We specialise in South East Asia, India, North and South America, Central America, the USA and Europe.


Upcoming Rally Calendar

Pan Am Classic Rally 2017

Pan Am Classic Rally 2017

June 14 to July 13, 2017
COMPETITION/TOURING

A chance to experience the byways and backyards of the USA in our amazing PanAm Rally. Forget the long straight roads you see on TV as we find the twists and turns that make it one of the finest driving experiences in the world.

Slartibartfast 2017

Slartibartfast Rally 2017

August 22 to September 6, 2017
COMPETITION/TOURING

The Rally That Follows The ‘lovely Crinkly Edges of Norway’. The Slartibartfast brings together the best of Scandinavia including Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Norwegian fjords from its starting point in The Netherlands.

Cuba Classic Rally 2018

Cuba Classic Rally 2018

January 15 to February 1, 2018
TOURING

The Cuba Classic 2018 is a chance to see and experience post Fidel Castro Cuba – and before McDonald’s gets there. We’ve permission from the highest authority to bring in your own classic car.

The 3rd Maya Classic Rally 2018

The 3rd Maya Classic Rally 2018

February 24 to March 25, 2018
TOURING

Join us on this superb journey across 8 countries – Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico and the USA – in 30 days. Great scenery, great hotels and a great journey. Mayan ruins and time to enjoy the drive.

The Highland 1000 2018

The Highland 1000 2018

May 18 to 21, 2018
4 DAY COMPETITION EVENT 

The Highland 1000 is a new competitive event around Scotland, starting and finishing in Falkirk. A 1,000km drive through some of the most stunning scenery imaginable, along roads and byways that you would normally never take.

The Grand Prix of South America

The Grand Prix of South America 2018

October 18 to November 17, 2018
COMPETITION/TOURING/ENDURO

In 2018 we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the amazing Grand Prix of South America with a new event which will follow the original route where possible. Tough and competitive.

The Pyrenees 1000 2018

The Pyrenees 1000 2018

September 13 to 16, 2018
4 DAY COMPETITION EVENT

The Pyrenees 1000 is a new competitive event through the Pyrenees mountain range and takes advantage of great roads and passes that are seldom used. The event starts and finishes in the beautiful town of Pamplona in northern Spain.

Wild Borneo 2019

Wild Borneo 2019

May 3 to May 24, 2019
TOURING

It’s a jungle out there! Our Wild Borneo Rally starts and finishes in Brunei, an independent state occupying around 1% of the island with one of the wealthiest populations in the world. Then we visit Sabah, followed by Sarawak.

Magical Madagascar 2019

Magical Madagascar 2019

June 14 to July 8, 2019
TOURING

The original meaning of the word Madagascar is End of the World – by which they meant the furthest point! Certainly far away from most people’s idea of a place to rally but we like to innovate so brace yourself for a real adventure!.

Previous Rallies

Trans Himalaya Challenge Kashmir 2016

The 2nd Maya Classic Rally 2016

February 16 to March 16, 2016
TOURING

Back by popular demand is the intriguing Maya Classic Rally which takes in seven countries in the space of 30 days but includes plenty of time to see the great Mayan monuments as well as enjoy the road, the countries & people.

Trans Himalaya Challenge Kashmir 2016

Trans Himalaya Challenge Kashmir 2016

August 19 to Sept 6, 2016
TOURING

Trans Himalaya Challenge is exactly what it says on the tin! if you’ve a head for heights and a thirst for adventure then this is the challenge for you. It’s 2,500kms of testing terrain that’ll take you over the highest motorable pass in the world

2nd Great Amazon Adventure 2016

2nd Great Amazon Adventure 2016

October 7 to 31, 2016
ENDURO

We are delighted to confirm that we will be running the 2nd Great Amazon Adventure in October 2016, travelling through four countries from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans crossing the remarkable Amazon Rainforest in South America.

Discover more about Bespoke Rallies

Why Bespoke Rallies is best

We’ve considerable experience of organising motoring events including classic car tours in SE Asia, India, South & Central America and Europe.

Past Rallies

We covered all over the world from South America to South Asia, Hindukush to Himalaya with thousands of travellers.

Our Team

Our experienced and passionate team will help you to organise your event or you can enjoy our own tailor made rallies.

What our participants thought

‘Probably the best rally I have ever been on. Great roads, fantastic ferry, good company and a thoroughly good time.’

Angus Stamper

Amazon Rally Participant

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The History
The one and only running of The Grand Prix of South America was in 1948. It started at midnight in Buenos Aires, Argentina and finished just two weeks late in Caracas, Venezuela. In essence it was a road race! It attracted the South American masters of the day including Juan Manuel Fangio, acknowledged as one of the greatest racing drivers ever. Fangio in his Chevrolet Master was in the top five but was chasing Oscar Galvez’s Ford V8 which was a front runner all the way, swapping stage wins with his brother Juan in a similar car.

Fangio was heading for disaster on Stage 7, but before that we was to win stage 5 from La Paz to Arequipa. At the same time a real Knight of the Road was emerging in the form of Eusabio Marcilla who was dubbed El Caballero del Camino for his selfless acts of rescuing competitors when they got into trouble on the road. We will also be recognising our own Knight of the Road in the 2018 event.

He was the person who came to the aid of Fangio on the 1322km Stage 7 when his car slipped off the edge and disappeared down a 200 metre drop. Marcilla was in contention all the way and would probably have had a top two or three finish if he had ignored the plight of his fellow competitors.

With Juan and Oscar Galvez now clear of their main rivals they continued to swap stages through Tumbes, Quito, Pasto, Cali, Bogota, Cucuta and Valera before the final run into Caracas.
But drama was unfolding as the cars sped towards the finishing line. Juan Galvez was involved in an accident on the last stage leaving the prize open to his brother, only for him to breakdown within sight of the finishing line. As he was pushing the car towards the chequered flag a spectator joined in which resulted in this being classified as receiving outside assistance and a disqualification!
The spoils then when to the surprised Domingo Marimon, nicknamed Toscanito, because of his habit of always smoking a Tuscan cigar. He had driven a steady race and was rewarded for his cautious approach.

The rally covered nearly 10,000kms, visited Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela and attracted crowds of millions along the way.

It is still regarded as the greatest road race ever and one that deserves a re-run in cars of the period.

In 2018 we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of this great event with a new Grand Prix of South America which will follow the original route where possible. Where the roads are new we will find the old and where they have been covered in tarmac we will look for dirt.

This competitive event will start at midnight in Buenos Aires (just as the original event did) and will run north to Salta and into Bolivia. Once over the border we cross the high plains to the great salt flats at Uyuni. The roads we select are very much the same as they were in 1948 when the cars scrabbled over the gravel on these challenging stages.

From Bolivia the route is modified to run to Cusco along the east side of Lake Titicaca, then through the Andes before dropping down to Trujillo.

After Trujillo we are once again on the historic route with minor changes to ensure we find some of the more interesting roads and sections. We enter Ecuador just after Tumbes which saw Fangio crash out in 1948.

After Quito we enter Colombia for five intensive days of driving on magnificent roads before arriving at Cartagena in the north of Colombia. At the time of going to press it was impossible to go into Venezuela due to the political and economic situation there.
We make no secret that this will be rough and tough in places and it will certainly test man and machine but it will be an incredible experience for all who take part. Join us for an amazing event.
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The Grand Prix of South America

October 18, 2018, 4:00pm - October 18, 2018, 7:00pm

The History The one and only running of The Grand Prix of South America was in 1948. It started at midnight in Buenos Aires, Argentina and finished just two weeks late in Caracas, Venezuela. In essenc...

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