Pure Mongolia 2021 - Rally Round

2-22 May 2021

“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!” Genghis Khan

Explore the world’s final frontier

Rally Round is thrilled to announce a fabulous new driving adventure – the Pure Mongolia rally, running over three weeks in May 2021. Starting and finishing in the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar, this 5,000km event will loop north, south, east and west to explore this remote and wildly beautiful land, Route designer Kim Bannister has previously run four rallies through Mongolia and has long wanted to explore the country more widely. “It is surely the world’s final frontier,” he says, “and this might be the last opportunity to experience the country before its ancient traditions are extinguished.”

Visiting far-flung locations such as Ushglin Uvur, Amarbayasgalant, Ganga Lake and the Khongor Sand Dunes, the event will include several rest days and thrilling entertainments such as a Naadam festival of horsemanship and archery. Chiefly following dirt roads, competitors will navigate via GPS and a tulip roadbook with additional route arrows on tricky sections, but this will not be excessively arduous, car-breaking competition; our intention is to offer you a vanishingly rare opportunity to explore one of the world’s most amazing places in a beautful old car, enjoying a truly memorable adventure in the company of friends old and new. Anyone who prefers not to compete is welcome to join a touring category but in any case our daily drives will be limited to 300km on unmade surfaces or 400km on tarmac and there will be no hazardous speeds or night driving.

Crews will spend most nights camping under canvas, albeit with comprehensive facilities, and we will be accompanied by expert medical and mechanical support teams, including a vehicle recovery service. As ever, you may rely on the highest levels of customer care and assistance from start to finish.

This will be a highly sociable event and an unforgettable experience for all. However, the number of places is strictly limited, so if you would like to join the adventure we suggest you contact us as soon as possible.

Driver / Co-DriverCountryCarCCCategory
David Royds / Natasha RoydsGBR1919 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost7,428Vintage
Max Stephenson / Julie StephensonAUS1923 Vauxhall 23/604,500Vintage
Bill Cleyndert / Jacqui NormanGBR1925 Bentley 3/4.55,300Vintage
Marco Rollinger / Marianne HengeschCH / LUX1927 Bentley 4.5 Le Mans4,500Vintage
Andreas Mudra / TBCAUT1928 Bentley 4.5 Le Mans4,500Vintage
Robert Abrey / Jane AbreyGBR1929 Bentley 6 1/26,500Vintage
Martin Egli / TBCCH1933 Lagonda M454,453Vintage
Steve Lambert / Ruth LambertAUS1935 Ford Sedan2,743Vintage
Neil Lawson-May / TBCGBR1936 Buick 40 C4,467Vintage
Michael Wilkinson / Anne WilkinsonAUS1937 Alvis 4.3 S.A4,300Vintage
Jean Steinhauser / Anne Steinhauser-CollardLUX1937 Bentley Derby4,410Vintage
Philip Garratt / Kieron BrownGBR1937 Chevrolet Fangio Coupe3,500Vintage
Daniel Schlatter / Rabia SchlatterCHE / MAR1938 Chevrolet Fangio Coupe3,800Vintage
Daniel Sauter / TBC1938 Chevrolet Fangio Coupe3,800Vintage
Bruce Power / Jill RobilliardAUS1939 Chevrolet Business4,277Vintage
Timothy Clemons / Chris ClemonsAUS1939 PackardVintage
Giovanna Meier-Cavaliere / Werner MeierITA / CH1947 Dodge Carryall Powerwagon4,000Classic
Bjorn Schage / Trond BrathenNOR1960 Morgan Plus 41,991Classic
Dennis Varni / Kathy VarniUSA1961 Ford FalconClassic
John Aird / Xia Fen AirdGBR1965 Chevrolet Impala4,200Classic
Rudolf Hug / Urs WietlisbachCHE1966 GAZ 692,400Classic
Allison Cotes / Peter CotesGBR1967 Lotus Elan1,558Classic
Jose Romao de Sousa / Maria Romao de SousaPRT1968 Volvo 142 S1,993Classic
Joe Hayes / Kate HayesGBR1973 Porsche 9113,000Classic
Justin Fleming / TBCGBRTBC
Michel Leempoel / TBCBELTBC
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“A stupendous rally, really outstanding. Extremely well organised and action packed. An abiding memory will be of the great camaraderie and endless laughter.
We cannot think of a single thing that would have made it better”

Adrian & Barbara Shooter (1930 Ford Model A) – The Road to Mandalay Rally 2014

“Thank you for three unforgettable weeks, the mixture of laughter, friendship, culture, history, driving and fun. What a cocktail!”


Xavier del Marmol & Ines Bodmer (1937 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe) – The Thunder Dragon Rally 2015

“Retro-Speed magazine can thoroughly recommend Paris-Madrid. A great event and great fun but still a challenge. We enjoyed every minute”

Peter Baker (1939 Citroen Traction Avant) – Paris-Madrid Rally 2014

“Words cannot express how amazing this rally was – truly a once in a lifetime experience!”

David & Adele Cohen (1931 Ford Model A) – The Thunder Dragon Rally 2015

“What a trip! Another fantastic Rally Round effort – seamless logistics, excellent route and wonderful activities. Once again you and your team created a superb experience. We had a fantastic time in Japan and we look forward to our next outing!”

Paddy Walker & team (1937 Buick Coupe) – The Samurai Challenge 2017

“This wonderful rally will live long in the memory”

Octane magazine – Paris-Madrid Rally 2013

“The best, most exciting rally we have ever done”

Xavier del Marmol & Ines Bodmer (1937 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe) – The Road to Mandalay Rally 2014

“A fantastic rally – we thoroughly enjoyed it!”

Ries & Lenie Oostlander (1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S) – The Samurai Challenge 2017