Hello VW Friends,
Let me introduce Retro Rally and its web-side, www.retrorally.hu and invite to join us on this event.
The intention of creating Retro Rally Run is the feeding of retro feeling. We would like to turn this odd Run into a unique event on which the miracle machines with a big value do not dominate. Instead of it, according to our rules, it is possible to enter the 20 years old or older vehicles (regardless of the type), which once determined the image of the streets, but time is up over them. We wish to create an occasion for the owners, or for those who would like to have a similar vehicle, to measure their driving skills on Europe’s roads and to experience the limit of their cars, motorcycles, trucks, etc.
We now call upon everyone, who would like to become a legend, be between the first brave pioneers of Retro Rally!
Look at the web-side presenting the route what you would be left out from! In 2010 what waits for the participants: 15 days, 12 countries and 7500 kilometer. The first Run is organised between 6th to 20th of August, 2010. The place of the start is Budapest, Hungary. The field will cross Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland (or the other chooseable route option is Russia), Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and the finish will be in Budapest, Hungary.
Dear VW Friends! In Norway we will travel to Alta (Alta-fjorden) and Tana (Tana-fjorden). Here the participants of the tour-category (Cool- Tour and Nostalgia, as we call them) will have 2 chance to continue the route:
- The 1st one is to cross the border to Finland (in the direction of Ivalo) and reach Helsinki, the capital of Finland to be able to take the ferry to Estonia (Tallinn).
- The 2nd opportunity within the tour categories (Cool-Tour and Nostalgia) is to follow the participants of race category (Rally Challenge) and others who wish to have a real adventure in Russia. In other words, from the town of Tana (Norway) along the Varanger-fjords, many of us who take the advantage of it, will enter Russia. Just to give an idea what will be the route like: we pass through the tundra and go to Murmansk, Kandalaksha, Loukhi, Petrozavodsk, Sankt Peterburg, and then to the Estonian border and the city of Narva (approximately 1500km and 3 days of travel). All teams - regardless which direction they chosed - will get together in Estonia!
Some of the stopping places are at the former big production bases of the retro mobiles. The magic of the different landscapes, the Baltic seacoast and the national parks reserve a trip filled with excitement and challenge. In each country we selected a unique route. We drew up the whole Run in such a way that the participants should be allowed to try their driving and navigational skills, test the persistence, be participiant of the teamwork's, and the manly toughness's. From a year onto a year we wish to pose new and newer challenges. We wish to show the members of the field around the most place within two weeks time. This is a distinguished chance to get together with others, find new friends from all over the world.
Charity work program is accompanied to the Run. Each year the donations are designed to serve a good purpose.
Please take a look at othe web-side if you would find out more on this event!
Csaba Zelnik (Hungary)