Rally of the Incas 2016
13 November - 9 December 2016
Having explored the vast empty spaces of Patagonia and the extreme south on our first visit to South America for Rally Cape Horn in 2013, we have an exciting new route for the Rally of the Incas in 2016 that sees us heading north to explore the ancient heartlands of the Incas, high in the Andes.
The Start will be from the vibrant Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. The route then heads south along the Atlantic coast to take in a spot of whale watching on the world famous Valdes Peninsula before striking in land towards the mountains. We revisit the stunning Llao Llao hotel and the spectacular volcanoes of the Chilean Lake District before reaching the Pacific coast of Chile. Our journey north then begins as we traverse the high Andes taking in such diverse landscapes as the hyper arid Atacama Desert, the verdant Argentine wine region and the windswept Altiplano. The event is rounded off with some unforgettable days in the land of the Incas visiting must-see attractions like Lake Titicaca, the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, the Nazca Lines and, of course, the stunning lost city of Machu Picchu before the grand finish in Lima - capital of Peru.
Set against this backdrop of stunning scenery and rich cultural heritage, the rally competition will comprise one or two test sections a day using remote gravel and tarmac roads combined with the many excellent race circuits South America has to offer.
Like our other events, the Rally of the Incas will be open for cars in the Vintageant, pre 1941, category and Classic cars of a type in production before 1975.
The Rally of the Incas will be kept small and we anticipate hotel demands - using the very best that South America has to offer - may well restrict numbers to 40 cars.
The event will run two categories: Vintageant for cars up to 1941 and Classic for cars up to 1975 types. Cars of a later date, but unchanged mechanical specification, will be considered at the Organisers' discretion. Classes will be formed within these two categories based on engine size and performance.
The route is suitable for newcomers and experienced crews. Many roads are good tarmac or gravel, with competition on more remote roads, private land or race circuits. We supply an easy to follow Route Book marked in kilometres and miles with turn by turn instructions and added details such as points of interest, fuel stations and lunch and fuel stops. Every crew new to the ERA is given a booklet packed with hints and tips on navigation. You do not need a Garmin GPS, but you may bring one if you wish.
The ERA will advise and help you with shipping your car to and from South America. You can use any shipping agent, but we do recommend CARS, who have handled our shipping for many years. They are efficient and can ship your car from anywhere in the world. They handle all customs, import charges etc, you simply fill in the forms and hand over the keys. Contact Jeremy Barker: Tel: +44(0) 1284 850760 or email Melvyn@carseurope.net for a quotation.
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The Rally of the Incas is now fully subscribed - (August 2015). To find out more about the current reserve list situation contact any of the Rally Office team.
Contact the Rally Office for more information
Phone: +44 (0)1235 831221