with Simon Rossiter
NO SPECIAL LICENCE - ANY VEHICLE - NO AGE LIMITATIONS - ALL WELCOME
Introducing 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. The rallies will feature a straight forward road book style of navigation and with experts on hand to offer advice and marshalled checkpoints, these rallies are an ideal way to take your first steps into Historic Motor sport.
Established in 1999 Classic Rally Tours has successfully organised over 70 weekend and international events so far across France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain. Simon is also ably backed up by an experienced and dedicated team of marshals so you can be assured you are in good hands
Classic Rally Tours was borne from the idea that navigation does not need to be a mind-bending puzzle that causes arguments in the car. The CRT experience is designed to offer challenging but straight forward navigation where the results are close but it still takes a good driver and navigator working together to win. Cars do not have to be supressed by unnecessary rules and regulations and our team welcome all classic cars whatever their specification. Simon’s ultimate objective is to provide good sport, great scenery and lifelong camaraderie to any fellow classic motorsport enthusiasts.
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 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 as mostly a driver in the HRCR Speedsports Design Championship notching 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.
Throughout the early 2000’s he also joined Paul Carter in his 1929 Bentley Le Mans and battling through all weathers winter and summer they forged a great team often beating considerably younger cars.
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.
Simon’s OCD attention to detail means the road books are set out with impeccable hand drawn accuracy and as a Francophile his knowledge of the most fantastic roads in France and beyond can be seen with routes being set on glorious country back roads and visiting delightful towns and villages which you won’t visit on the larger commercial rally events.
About our Rallies
All of events include good quality hotels, breakfasts throughout, rally instructions and a gala prize giving dinner on the last night. So as to offer maximum flexibility, we offer a choice of crossings to Europe or the option to make your own arrangements. For more details or if you have any questions please feel free to contact Simon and ask.
Classic Rally Tours events are a superb introduction to the exciting and enjoyable sport of Historic Rallying, without the hassles. Suitable for totally standard Classic Cars, no special equipment is needed and all roads will be smooth and non damaging. You won’t need a competition Licence and any age of vehicle is welcome. The rallies will feature a straight forward road book style of navigation and with experts on hand to offer advice and marshalled checkpoints, these rallies are an ideal way to take your first steps into Historic Motor sport.
• Superb, scenic routes carefully designed for the sporting driver
• No special or expensive equipment or car preparation needed
• Continental Weekends include accommodation, so plenty of time to ask questions and get help and
advice throughout the event
• Non damaging, smooth roads
• No competition Licence needed
• Easy to enter, easy to understand rallies
• Fully inclusive packages
• No hidden costs
• Great Fun and Good Company
Today is your chance to change your life forever, don’t keep putting it off. Come and join us and begin to really enjoy using your Classic car. Historic Rallying does not have to be horribly expensive or wreck your beloved car. It is however, so enjoyable you will never want to do a “Fun Run” again.
For more details or if you have any questions please feel free to contact Simon Rossiter