Entries pour in for Rally Round Africa 2018

Posted on March 22, 2017.

Our recently launched African adventure is already more than one-third full, with a truly international entry list. In the vintage category we have Canadian couple David and Barbara Berks in their 1929 Chrysler 75, a veteran of our 2016 Haka Classic Rally amongst others. Post-war entries so far include two more Haka Classic crews, Germans Karl and Stephanie Schaefer in a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S and our old friends Gerd and Birgit Buhler in a 1972 Porsche 911 (pictured below), plus Swede Philip Lindsten (co-driver TBC) in a 1959 MGA Twin Cam, experienced Brits Claudine Bloom and Andrew Twort in a 1965 Volvo 122 Amazon, French couple Serge and Jacqueline Berthier in a 1973 Citroen Maserati SM and Italians Lorenzo Castellini and Paulo Melloni with a 1973 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super (pictured above) that has previously been campaigned on Le Jog 2012 and P2P 2016. We have two Australian crews, Stephen and Ruth Lambert in a 1973 BMW 2002 Touring (also joining us on September’s Odyssey Italia) and Brian and Hilarie Smith in a 1977 Mercedes-Benz 280E, a gold-medal winner on last year’s P2P now being prepared by Matt Bryson in Sydney. With extensive rally experience in north and east Africa, Dutch/Belgian crew Johan Gitseld and Walter Op ‘t Roodt are also bringing a Porsche 911, while entrants yet to confirm their cars include Nicholas Pryor and Lesley Stockwell, Francis Verbeiren (co-driver TBC) and our second American entry, endurance rally expert Mark Winkelman (ditto).

You can find more details about this thrilling event – including a full-colour brochure – on our Rally Round Africa page, where you may keep up to date with the latest news and entries. New applications are are arriving all the time, so don’t delay if you want to join us!