The Pyrenees 1000
September 13 to 16, 2018
The Pyrenees 1000 is a new competitive event through the Pyrenees mountain range, as its name suggests, and takes advantage of some great roads and passes that are seldom used. The event starts and finishes in the beautiful town of Pamplona in northern Spain. It is a 1,000km drive through some of the most stunning mountain scenery in Europe and includes routes in France and Andorra.
The Pyrenees 1000 is a four day event ideal for all levels of experience from the novice to the most expert crews who want to brush up on their skills in beautiful surroundings or shake down their car for a longer event. For the novice it’s a great introduction to historic regularity rallies in Europe.
Starting and finishing in Pamplona the rally winds its way through the foothills of the Pyrenees before stopping in Andorra for a night. Following that it takes the mountain pass out of Andorra into France where it follows the northern side of the range to Pau for the second night on the road.
With emphasis on fun, the competition will be on quiet roads to avoid upsetting the locals, and making it more interesting for the navigator. There is no night time driving and most of the route and competition will be on tarmac, although we will find the occasional gravel road.
For those who want a more relaxed drive we have a Touring Class as well.
We arrive on Thursday evening or Friday morning at our base in Pamplona. Scrutineering is from 08.00 on Friday after which there is morning coffee before the start.
With plenty of daylight hours at this time of year there is no night driving. Navigation will be by Tulip roadbook and maps, with some interesting tests thrown in. There will be stops for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. On Friday we drive the Southern Pyrenees to Andorra. On Saturday there will be an early start to drive the northern side of the Pyrenees and follow the foothills to near Pau. On Sunday, we cross the Pyrenees for a great finish in the main square in Pamplona.
Day 0. Pamplona
Cars arrive at hotel
Day 1. Pamplona to Andorra
06:00 – 08:00 Scrutineering
09:00 First car flagged away for drive to Andorra
12:30 Lunch stop and chance to catch up with fellow competitors
18:00 Last cars arrive at Andorra for end of day.
Day 2. Andorra to Pau
08:00 Start of run to Pau
10:30 Coffee halt
12:30 Lunch halt
18:00 Arrive at Pau, France
Day 3. Pau to Pamplona
08:00 Start of Pyrenean mountain run
10:30 Coffee halt
12:00 Lunch halt
15:00 Arrive at Pamplona. Prize giving.
*Details subject to change to facilitate the correct running of the event
• An entry for two people and their car
• Bed and breakfast in a twin or double room
for three nights
• Evening meals on Friday and Saturday
• Tulip roadbook and Maps
• Our experienced team
• Route by Roger Hunt
• Beautiful Pyrenean scenery
• Quite roads
• Event goody bag
• Rally Awards
• Free membership of the Bespoke Rallies Club
• Points towards our annual awards
What you need
• A well prepared classic car
• Halda/Trip-Master or similar
• A car that fits into one of our classes
• A co-driver/driver
Vintage: V1 1920 to 1939, V2 1937 to 1949
C1 1950 to 1960 – C1A Up to 1300cc, C1B 1300 to 2000cc, C1C Over 2000cc
C2 1960 to 1966 – C2A Up to 1300cc, C2B 1300 to 2000cc, C2C Over 2000cc
C3 1967 to 1972 – C3A Up to 1300cc, C3B 1300 to 2000cc, C3C Over 2000cc
C4 1973 to 1980 – C4A Up to 1300cc, C4B 1300 to 2000cc, C4C Over 2000cc
* Classes may be combined as necessary ** Post 1972 cars only eligible for class awards