Vintage Cape Horn 2013
An epic 6,000 kilometre adventure drive from Buenos Aires to Cape Horn through Argentina and Chile.
Vintage Cape Horn - November 2013
Flagged away from the vibrant city of Buenos Aires - where they really do dance Tango in the streets, the rally heads West across the beautiful green Pampas, via Rosario and into the famous vineyards of Mendoza. Then it is over the Andes, via some breathtaking mountain passes, and into Chile, with a chance to explore the cosmopolitan city of Santiago.
Heading south towards the Chilean Lake district and the lovely resort town of Pucón, bringing us beneath the snow capped active volcano of Villarrica. This gives us a chance to drive through some beautiful national parks en-route to the Argentinian holiday town of San Carlos de Bariloche, surrounded by beautiful lakes and forests.
Snaking across the spine of the Andes, we then follow the famous El Camino de los Siete Lagos (Road of the Seven Lakes), through stunning scenery, heading ever South. Now the rally enters Patagonia proper, with huge skies, wide open spaces, epic sunsets and some wonderful graded roads. A stop to visit the world famous Moreno Glacier is an absolute must as we enter the Los Glaciers National Park, the myriad shades of blue within this huge Glacier are astounding. Next is the breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park, these gravel roads travel through the heart of this rugged place, full of towering peaks and glacial lakes. After crossing the Magellan Straits we continue to the end of the epic Ruta 40 and arrive in frontier port of Ushuaia, otherwise known as the “Fin del Mundo”. Next place South from here? Cape Horn... Antarctica...?
This promises to be an epic 6000 kilometre adventure for 50 Vintage and Classic cars. Using a tulip route book there will be no need for GPS navigation or plotting the course on maps, the route is suitable for novices and experienced crews and we will help you every step of the way with your vehicle and personal preparations. The entry is open to Vintage or Classic cars that are able to maintain a constant average speed of 80kph/50mph to ensure that they can keep up with the rally timetable.
We will run Medal sections on gravel roads for competitive crews with a Tarmac route for those more interested in touring. The choice is yours each day which route you drive. Knowing the capabilities of early cars, there will be no night driving and the daily distances will be reasonable, our two longest sections are 600kms but we have a rest day straight after – so plenty of time to recover and enjoy the group dining which ensures this will be a highly social event.