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As the winter nights lengthen across Europe and the ERA home team prepare for Gaydon, Alpine Trial Route Designer Keith Baud has jetted off to Geneva to explore some of the more remote Alpine passes before the winter snows close in. Check the 3rd Alpine Trial pages for the latest event news and entries. 

What's happening at the ERA

  • The 3rd Alpine Trial 2016 - Entries Arriving

    Entries are now rolling in for next September's 3rd Alpine Trial that will explore exciting new roads from its new start location at Divonne-les-Bains near Geneva before returing to Annecy for the traditional lakeside finish. 

  • The Flying Scotsman 2016   All 100 places taken

    We want to make the 2016 8th Flying Scotsman rally from Belvoir Castle to Gleneagles better than ever. A great route is being planned and we are looking forward to yet another extraordinary line up of fabulous vintage cars. 

  • The Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2016

    All the available places for the 2016 Peking to Paris motor challenge were quickly snapped up. Our route survey teams have been to Mongolia and Russia as the final year counts down to the start of this iconic event.  

With over 65 major events under our belts since we kickstarted the historic rallying movement in the 1980's, we've helped hundreds of competitors fulfill their dreams. With unparalleled experience in route planning and superb backup services, we go the extra mile to make every experience extraordinary and enjoyable.

Discover more about ERA Historic & Endurance Rallies

  • Why Choose the ERA?

    We have organised more than 60 major events through over 50 countries and we’re responsible for ideas and initiatives now adopted by the rally world.

  • Upcoming Rallies & Events

    From The Flying Scotsman through to the epic Peking to Paris Motor Challenge, there is something for everyone in our Upcoming Events section.

  • World Record for ERA Team

    We have chopped more than a day off the World Record for the non-stop drive between Cape Town and London, driving 1,000 miles a day for ten days in a Fiat Panda! 

I just don't expect anywhere near the same level of organisation with anyone else. The E.R.A. team is the most professional and well-oiled you could hope to travel with.

Max Stephenson

Gaydon Briefing Weekend

The Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon was the centre of the action over the 21-22 November weekend when the ERA team and a large number of the Peking to Paris participants met for a couple of days of briefings and practical training.

Goodwood Revival 2015

The ERA team were at the 2015 Goodwood Revival over the weekend of 11-13 September. It was a great weekend and a pleasure to meet with so many friends of the ERA for this evocative step back to a fine age of motoring.

Marathon Rally Show

A big reunion of cars and stars from historic marathon rally history came together at the Gaydon Heritage Centre on Sunday 31 May for a great day out at the ERA sponsored Historic Marathon Rally Show on Sunday 31st May. 

Peking to Paris Full Entry List

With two years still to go to the 2016 Peking to Paris, the demand for places has been so strong the E.R.A. have now closed the entry-list, with 120 places allocated. 

MotorSport profiles Philip Young

The April 2014 edition of MotorSport magazine includes a profile of Philip Young written by Gordon Cruickshank. MotorSport should be at your newsagents now or you can read the article here.

Gerard Brown visits Farm Africa

In February Gerard Brown jumped at the opportunity to join Farm Africa for a week in Kenya where he was able to see several projects that have benefitted from the £40,000 raised by ERA supporters following last year's Africa Record Run.

Peking to Paris - Book & DVD

The 2013 Peking to Paris book with over 500 photographs and many contributions from the participants, is available from the ERA Store plus, an hour-long DVD – both are essential for anyone planning to enter the next event.

Prestigious Award for the ERA

Philip Young scooped the Personal Achievement Award “for inventing historic rallying” at the 2013 Octane Magazine annual awards ceremony in London.

Silver Jubilee for the ERA

Twenty five years ago, in June 1988, Philip Young's Classic Rally Association, that would later become the Endurance Rally Association began the whole era of international historic rallying with the running of the 1st Pirelli Classic Marathon.


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