FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR RALLY 2019
10 November – 8 December 2019
“Rallying isn’t just about how long it takes you to get from the start to the finish. It’s the adventure you have along the way, the people you meet, and the unique moments you share”
A 7,200km adventure and regularity rally exploring the wonders of the Andes
Join us on a breathtaking journey through three of the most spectacular countries South America. As we explore Colombia, Ecuador and Peru you’ll discover stunning coastlines, soaring peaks, vibrant rainforest, ancient mysteries and amazing cultures, and this being a Rally Round event you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy them all with friends old and new. This highly sociable rally is one you will never forget.
The Rally Round team has vast experience – not least in South America – as Rally Director Liz Wenman and Clerk of the Course Kim Bannister have organized some of the longest and most successful rallies in the world. Flight of the Condor is suitable for experts and novices alike in vintage and pre-1977 classic cars, and whether you take part in the regularity (Time-Speed-Distance) competition or prefer to tour, you’ll be supported all the way.
We can help you with everything from crew and car preparation to shipping and insurance, and on the event you may rely on our highly skilled medical and mechanical support teams. Our safety record is second to none and there will be no hazardous speeds, car-breaking terrain, night driving or trick navigation – the entire route will be set out in a comprehensive roadbook.
The rally starts on the shores of the Caribbean, in Cartagena, Colombia, and covers 7,200km in 28 days before finishing in Lima, the capital of Peru. En route you’ll visit famous sites such as Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines, spend time in the Amazonian forest and experience some of the world’s greatest roads, driving across awesome deserts and over 4,500-metre passes in the Andes.
Excursions included in entry:
- Surprise early morning trip on the rest day in Armenia
- Coffee Plantation Tour
- Boat journey on the Amazon River to Iquitos
- All excursions in Iquitos
- Afternoon hike through the beautiful primary rainforest
- Short boat journey for dolphin-spotting, a visit to a small village of Yagua Indians
- Walking tour to the Franciscan Mission of Indiana
- Tour of Chan Chan, the largest pre-Colombian mud city in the world
- Full day Machu Picchu Tour on the Vistadome train service
UPDATE: 18th October 2019
Due to the ongoing the situation in Ecuador, Rally Round has been advised to cancel the Flight of the Condor Rally, due to start on 10th November 2019.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office still has the country on a state of emergency which is to remain in place until at least the 3rd November 2019, and has advised against all non-essential travel.
Because we have Rally Round personnel scheduled to depart to start the final preparations in the coming week, ahead of the competitors’ arrival, we therefore need to make a decision on the future of the event.
We have discussed all the options and garnered information from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Ecuadorian Embassy, US State department and we sadly have no alternative but to cancel the event on their advice.
We are deeply saddened to have to cancel the Flight of the Condor Rally after over two years of planning but as events have only unfolded in the past couple of weeks, we don’t have a safe alternative.
Rally Round has a duty of care and the safety of all involved throughout is paramount and we don’t feel we can guarantee the safety or security of the competitors or the Rally Round team.
|-2||Cartagena - international arrivals||Colombia|
|-1||Cartagena - Scrutineering and documentation||0||Colombia|
|4||Armenia - Rest Day||0||Colombia|
|8||Quito - Rest Day||0||Ecuador|
|11||Cuenca - Rest Day||0||Ecuador|
|16||Huaraz - Rest Day||0||Peru|
|19||Iquitos - Rest Day||0||Peru|
|21||Cusco - Rest Day||0||Peru|
|22||Cusco - Rest Day||0||Peru|
|28||Paracas - Rest Day||0||Peru|
|Car No.||Driver / Co-Driver||Car||CC||Category|
|1||Marco Rollinger (LUX) / Marianne Hengesch (LUX)||1927 Bentley 4.5 Le Mans||4,500||Vintage|
|2||Simon Arscott (GBR) / Deborah Lloyd (GBR)||1928 Bentley Tourer||4,398||Vintage|
|3||Tim Whitworth (GBR) / Amanda Whitworth (GBR)||1928 Bentley 3.0/4.5 L||4,500||Vintage|
|5||Jonathan Turner (GBR) / Karen Turner (GBR)||1929 Bentley VDP Le Mans||4,500||Vintage
|6||Harry Dobrzensky (CAN) / Gary Anderson (CAN)||1930 Ford A Cabriolet Deluxe||3,286||Vintage|
|7||Steve Lambert (AUS) / Ruth Lambert (AUS)||1935 Ford Sedan Sodor 48||2,743||Vintage|
|9||Bruce Power (AUS) / Jill Robilliard (AUS)||1939 Chevrolet Business Coupe||4,277||Vintage|
|10||Barry Shelton (AUS) / Marti Shelton (AUS)||1941 Ford Coupe||3,900||Vintage|
|12||Phillip Haslam (GB) / Yvonne Haslam (GB)||1954 Jaguar XK120||3,442||Classic|
|14||Bryon Fusini (USA) / Stephen Waudby (USA)||1955 Lancia B-12 Aurelia||2,266||Classic|
|15||Karlo Flores (CAN) / Fabiana Makon-Flores (CAN)||1960 Porsche 356B||2,733||Classic|
|16||Joshua Bruner (USA) / Zachary Bruner (USA)||1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet||1,600||Classic|
|17||Alastair Caldwell (GBR) / Rachel Christodoulou (GBR)||1968 Mercedes 280SL||2,778||Classic|
|18||John Aird (GBR) / Xiao Fen Aird (GBR)||1965 Chevrolet Impala||4,200||Classic|
|19||Jan Sinclair (AUS) / Anne Sinclair (AUS)||1971 Holden Sedan||5,700||Classic|
|20||Steve Young (GBR) / James Young (GBR)||1972 Datsun 240Z||2800||Classic|
|22||Bob Sheeley (GBR) / Joan Sheeley (GBR)||1974 Ford Capri||3,000||Classic|
|23||Gerald Crown (AUS) / Matt Bryson (AUS)||1964 Holden EH63A||2,940||Classic|