INTERNATIONAL RALLY 2018
PHILPA is the oldest and largest Classic Car Club of Greece, established 46 years ago and a member of FIVA, the International Federation of Classic Cars. All these years, PHILPA has embraced the historic car with many activities and events.
The International Rally is held annually since the club’s foundation, it is a three day regularity FIVA A’ event, held in various parts of Greece with participants from all over the world. Eligible to participate are cars built from 1920 to 1988 and as "Young Timers" cars built until 1998.
This year the 47th International Rally will be held 13 - 16/9 and we have selected the greater area of the North West as it offers outstanding coastal and mountain routes which are ideal for regularity events. The rally will start a little further south from the town of Preveza, a town easily reached via the new Ionian highway.
The event dates in September are also ideal as at that time of the year the weather is both cool enough to enjoy driving along the beautiful scenery, but also warm enough to enjoy swimming in the beautiful beaches of the Ionian sea.
Participants have the option to choose between two categories: “Regularity” or “Master Trophy" (Touring). Both categories follow the same route the only difference being that the “regularity” participants will compete in about 25 special stages in total while the “Master Trophy” Touring participants will compete in 2-3 special stages per day. Average speeds will follow FIVA regulations (maximum 50 klms/h) and will be adjusted further according to the age of the participating vehicles.
Separate prizes will be awarded for both categories and for your peace of mind, a tow-truck will be following the rally for the entire length.
The participants will be staying the three nights in the comfortable, luxurious 5 star hotel GRAND SΕRAI in the picturesque town of Ioannina.
The participation fee for a crew of two is € 650 and it includes:
- 3 nights accommodation in the 5 star hotel GRAND SΕRAI in Ioannina in twin rooms with breakfast,
- the prize giving gala dinner,
- rally participation fee,
- tulip roadbook, maps and prizes,
- road assistance.
If you wish to arrive early and stay in Preveza overnight we have made arrangements for a stay of one night for two in the comfortable hotel MARGARONA ROYAL at a special rate of € 70 or if you wish to extend your stay in Ioannina we can adjust your ferry dates and assist with hotel arrangements and favourable rates.
Booking closes on 31/8/2018.
This year, Mr George Vallindas who is in charge of the competition side of the event has some innovations in hand which should make the event even more interesting:
a) The participants will have the choice between three categories: two categories of classic regularity competition, the "red" category which has special events with speeds of up to 50 klms/h for the more sportive participants and the "green" category with slightly slower speeds. The third category is the Touring category "Master Trophy" which is for more relaxed driving with less special stages. In this category it is forbidden to use additional instruments, just the cars instruments and hand held stop watches.
b) the participants this year will compete in special stages of two types: the traditional regularity average speed tests but also tests of absolut time accuracy as per famous rallies such as Monte Carlo, where the participants are given set points in a stage where they must pass at certain times with absolute acuracy.
More information will be given to the participants before the start of the event.