Rally organizer adds Scotland, Pyrenees to driving calendar

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Pyrenees Rally will tackle this series of hairpin turns | Bespoke Rallies photos
Pyrenees Rally will tackle this series of hairpin turns | Bespoke Rallies photos

British-based Bespoke Rallies has added a pair of long-distance driving tours to its 2018 schedule — The Highland 1000 from May 18-21 and The Pyrenees 1000 from September 13-16.

Eilean Donan Castle has been featured in Highlander, 007 movies
Eilean Donan Castle has been featured in Highlander, 007 movies

According to the organizers, the Highland 1000 starts and ends in Falkirk, Scotland, “home of the unique Falkirk Wheel, and winds its way through some of Scotland’s finest scenery, taking in much of the famed North Coast 500.”

The event will include six classes, for cars dating from 1920 through 1980, as well as a Touring group for those who prefer not to enter the competitive stages of the event.

The Pyrenees 1000 will follow a similar format, Bespoke Rallies said, starting and ending in Pamplona, known for its running of the bulls, and will travel into France, Andorra and spend a night near the fortified town of Pau.

Vintage Chevrolet on a Bespoke event
Vintage Chevrolet on a Bespoke event

Other events on the company’s 2018-19 calendar include the Cuba Classic Rally in January, the Maya Classic Rally in February, the Grand Prix of South America in October, Wild Borneo in May 2019 and Magical Madagascar in June 2019.

For details, visit the company’s website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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