with Simon Rossiter
NO SPECIAL LICENCE - ANY VEHICLE - NO AGE LIMITATIONS - ALL WELCOME
Classic Rally Tours
Classic Rally Tours is a superb introduction to the exciting and enjoyable sport of Historic Rallying, without the hassles. Suitable for any type of car, no special equipment is needed and all of the roads we use are smooth and non-damaging. You won’t need a competition licence and any age of vehicle is welcome.
Set on the most scenic roads in France, Belgium and beyond, Classic Rally Tours are the perfect way to enjoy using your Classic. This series is organised by Simon Rossiter, a previous winner of the Le Jog rally, and a regular top ten navigator in international historic events. His knowledge and infamous attention to detail will transport you and your car into the exciting world of classic rallying.
Simon Rossiter has always had a passion for classic cars; he started his rallying career in 1992. Having been involved with MG’s since learning to drive he purchased an MG 1100 saloon, which was pulled apart and rebuilt as the infamous “Basil” (after John Cleese and Fawlty Towers fame).
He campaigned throughout the 90’s mostly as a driver in the HRCR Speedsports Design Championship. He notched up several class wins, and overall class championship wins for two years, before deciding to swap seats and become a Navigator in 1999, when he joined Malcolm Pickering in his Sunbeam Rapier. Simon was clearly better suited to navigating as this team went on to regularly feature in the top ten, won multiple class awards in International rallies such as The Monte Carlo, Rallye des Alpes, Classic Marathons and, of course, the then gruelling Lands’ End to John O’ Groats rally where in 2002 Simon took Malcolm to a Gold medal.
Whilst competing Simon also took an active part in helping to run the Historic Rally Car Register, becoming its chairman in 2003 and building its membership from less than 400 to over 2000 during his tenure. His open policy that everyone with a classic car should be able to enjoy this wonderful sport found favour with many and it was this philosophy that became Classic Rally Tours as it is today.