London to Lisboa
The London to Lisboa returns in 2022, offering competitors the truly international experience of rallying through five Countries within Western Europe. The event will run over ten days allowing a couple of shorter days to give crews the option of a rest or savouring the local sites as we venture south. The provisional route (below) starts at an historic venue, Brooklands. Competitors will be flagged away close to the old banking and runways where many a pioneer set records on track and in the air. Cars will leave on Thursday morning after the morning rush hour in search of their own glory and adventure, aiming to finish in Lisboa on Saturday 30th May. This will allow crews a leisurely flight back due to the UK bank holiday Monday.
An enthralling 10 day event awaits over some 2000 miles (3500kms) with a blend of regularities and tests wherever possible. This 2022 event will take a different route from previous rallies, heading through central France, it will add the spice of another country by exploring the delights of Andorra and it’s breath-taking passes that cross the Pyrenees into northern Spain. Three days adventuring Northern Spain via the Picos de Europa will guide crews into Portugal and onto the finish in Lisboa.
To secure an entry, complete the online entry form and pay a deposit of £1000. Balance due on or before 20th January 2022
Scrutineering 20th April
(Until 31st July 2021 then £10,989)
(Until 31st July 2021 then £12,210)
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Scrutineering, documentation and pre-event training will take place during the afternoon giving crews a free evening to relax and take command of their thoughts before the adventure begins.
Two tests follow the 10am start at Brooklands Museum before the event heads south to Portsmouth Ferry port, via a couple of Regularities and a Tea Halt, before boarding Brittany Ferries overnight sailing to the picturesque French port of St Malo.
A short liaison section after disembarking the ferry will lead crews to the official restart in France and will give crews the chance to acclimatise to driving abroad. The morning will guide crews south east on this edition of London to Lisbon. The afternoon route will be pleasant for crews as they meander through the Loire Countryside before arriving at Poitiers for a well-earned rest.
Today the route continues to wind its way through central France, through the farmlands of the Charente region before delving into the Dordogne region and returning to possibly the most highly acclaimed lunch halt from previous editions of the event for a slightly extended lunch for crews to truely savour the experience. The afternoon will continue through the Dordogne to the wonderfully relaxing 17th-century Abbaye du Capucins.
A shorter day today but still lots to look forward to as the event enters the Pyrenees and heads into Andorra. Preliminary route discussions have indicated an early finish at the top of a mountain giving crews time to enjoy the surroundings or head the short distance down into the capital of Andorra to enjoy time in the shops, bars and restaurants.
Day five is planned as a longer route but another enjoyable day in the Pyrenees as the event reaches its fourth country, winding its way out of Andorra and into Spain where the route will enjoy some fabulous roads winding along the Ara River and twisting into the Sierra y los Canones de Guara National Park before spending the evening in the capital of the Navarre Provine.
The route takes the cars out of the Pyrenees and through two of the beautiful national parks today before an exciting visit to a venue last used on the original London - Lisbon back in 2000. A challenging afternoon in the hills of the Cantabria region before arriving at the gorgeous Gran Hotel Balneario de Puente Viesgo to end the day.
A shorter day today travelling through the stunning national parks of Picos de Europa before arriving and relaxing with a cool drink in the Convent of San Marcos. An early finish to competition and a free meal night will allow crews to venture around the wonderful City.
A new day of adventure but with less competition will see the event travel into Portugal where crews will be welcomed to their fifth country with the roads of the Montesinho National Park. Another slightly early finish will give crews plenty of time to enjoy the sophistication and grandeur that is offered upon arriving at the Vidago Palace.
A slightly later start from the Palace, crews will navigate down through some of Portugal's lesser chartered territory before arriving for their penultimate overnight halt.
A much shorter day as the rally descends upon the Portuguese Capital, but not before a spectacular final morning of regularities and tests. Crews will arrive into Lisbon with plenty of time to soak up some well-earned Estoril sunshine and a cool drink before enjoying the awards presentation in the grand surroundings of the Palacio Estoril Golf & Spa Hotel.
*Itinerary subject to change
This event runs under the regulations of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA)
|1||Ken Binstead (GB)||Sarah Binstead (GB)||0||TBA TBA||0|
|2||Andy Twort (GB)||Claudine Bloom (GB)||1968||Volvo Amazon 120||1780|
|3||Robert Cook (GB)||Geoffrey Morson (GB)||1937||Chevrolet Coupe||3300|
|4||Graeme Presswell (GB)||Phil Cottam (GB)||1987||Volkswagen Golf GTI||1781|
|5||Dr Adam Davis (GB)||Rupert Barker (GB)||TBC||TBA TBA||0|
|6||Richard De Watts (GB)||Arati De Watts (IN)||1973||MG B||1798|
|7||Mike Dixon (GB)||Liz Dixon (GB)||1973||MG BGT||1798|
|8||John Evans (GB)||Tristan Judge (GB)||0||Alfa Romeo TBA||0|
|9||Joe Gerada (MT)||Ian Lawson (MT)||1960||Triumph TR3A||2138|
|10||Tom Hayes (GB)||Frank McDonagh (US)||1970||BMW 2002 Alpina||1998|
|1||Julian Adams (GB)||Martin Farnworth (GB)||1975||Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000||1998|
|2||Dave Batchelor (GB)||Jackie Batchelor (GB)||1962||Triumph TR4||2200|
|3||David Brown (GB)||Wendy Brown (GB)||1973||BMW 2002Ti||1998|
|4||Nick Maris (GR)||Ian Canavan (GB)||1973||Nissan 240Z||2883|
|5||David Coxon (GB)||Pete Hawkins (GB)||1965||Austin Healey 3000 Mk111||3000|
|6||MARK DAVENPORT (GB)||TBA (GB)||1966||Ford Mustang||4600|
|7||Malcolm Dunderdale (GB)||Anita Wickins (GB)||0||TBA TBA||0|
|8||Mike Ellis (GB)||Dr. K (GB)||1975||Mercedes SIC 350||0|
|9||Jorge Frey (CH)||Ralph Reipen (CH)||1972||Porsche 911 T||2400|
|10||John Harrison (GB)||Catherine Harrison (GB)||1917||La France Roadster||14500|
|1||paul heaney (GB)||Sandra heaney (GB)||0||TBA TBA||0|
|2||Neil Lawson-May (GB)||Richard Williams (GB)||1972||Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1600 HF||1600|
|3||Peter Moore (GB)||TBC||0||TBA TBA||0|
|4||Chris Townsend||TBC||1949||Bentley Mark 6 Special||4900|
|5||Mark Venezia (GB)||TBC||1954||Jaguar XK 140||3000|