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FIVA has announced a March 18 deadline for entries for the World Motor Cycle Rally 2018, which will put riders of vintage motorcycles on a Hungarian route from Budapest to Eger to Cegled and back to Budapest. Hungary is the home of such historic motorcycle companies as Pannonia, Csepel and Danuvia.

The event features seven classes, from ancestors (bikes produced until December 31, 1904) through post-war (1946-1960) and on to those as new as December 31, 1980.

For details, visit the event website.

RM Sotheby’s offers inaugural Alpine Tour

RM Sotheby’s will stage its first Alpine Tour: Mulhouse to Monaco, scheduled for May 9-13.

“The Alpine Tour is an exciting new motoring adventure in two parts,” the auction house says in the advertisement for the event in its Paris auction catalog. “Part one is a spirited drive on a set route through some of Europe’s most dramatic landscapes — a luxury driving tour visiting suitable grand hotels along the way.

“Setting off from the legendary Schlumpf Motor Museum in Mulhouse, it arrives in style two days later in time for the most glamorous historic racing meting in the world, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.

“Part two is an action-packed Monaco weekend which, as privileged guests of RMSotheby’s, is guaranteed to make the whole experience unforgettable.”

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Monte Carlo a popular destination

British-based Hero Events has announced a nine-event 2018 calendar that begins February 18-22 with the Winter Challenge to Monte-Carlo.

“Welcome back! To the original, most authentic winter epic, the challenge of driving the worst roads in Europe in the thick of mid-winter — and the satisfaction of surviving and finally descending from the Alpine snow and fog to the brilliant sunshine of the Mediterranean,” HeroEvents proclaims on its website.

The event follows regulations set by the Federation Internationale des Vehicles Anciens on a route the begins on the northern coast of France and works its way to Monaco, following some of the historic stages of the Monte Carlo Rally.

Other Heroic events on the 2018 calendar are the Hero Training Days, February 25; Scottish Malts, May 16-20; Summer Trial, May 11-12; the Royal Automobile Club 1000-Mile Trials, July 8-13; the Hero Challenge, September 22; the RAC Rally of the Tests, November 8-11; and Le Jog, December 8-11.

For details, visit the event website.

Entries open for Going to The Sun

Registrations have begun for the 14th annual Going to The Sun Rally, scheduled this year for September 4-9 on a route that includes Whitefish, Montana; Couer d’Alene, Idaho; and Osoyoos and Nelson, British Columbia.

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See the rally website for information.

Minis meet in the middle

The route has been set for the annual Mini Takes the States tour, July 14-22. The plan calls for cars to start from either Orlando, Florida, or Portland, Oregon, with everyone meeting at Keystone, Colorado.

This will be the seventh such maxi drive for Minis. Last year, more than 4,000 Mini owners drove at least a part of the route, with more than 900 “going all the way.”

For information, visit the event website 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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