So, you’d like to do an event such as the California Adventure staged by Drive Toward a Cure, but (a) restoration of your vintage sports car won’t be completed by the May 16-19 dates, (b) your car is ready but you’d have to drive it halfway across the country — or farther — just to get to the starting point, or (c) you don’t have a car that really fits the format.
What to do?
Well, have you considered renting a car?
DriveShare by Hagerty has hand-picked a group of cars for the California Adventure trip that can be rented for the rally. Among them are a Bentley GTC-S, Porsche Boxster, Mercedes Benz E400 cabriolet, Honda S2000, Sunbeam Tiger, and a mid-‘60s Chevrolet Corvette.
“These and other cars have been pre-approved for the added mileage covered during the ‘California Adventure’ though others in the DriveShare collection may also be available,” DriveShare by Hagerty notes in its news release.
“Entrants from a nationwide enthusiast base now have the opportunity to attend this amazing event, often less expensively than shipping their own car, and with the added benefit of experiencing the journey in a vehicle like one they may be considering or may only dream of owning,” said Steve Haas, senior manager of operations for the collector car-rental program.
Hagerty will donate its share of the rental fees to the Parkinson’s disease-fighting effort and will also make a donation for any other DriveShare rental booked during April.
The third annual California Adventure is a four-day, three-night “luxury” rally that will visit the Canepa and John Mozart collections and will spent two nights at the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite National Park. To date, Drive Toward a Cure has raised nearly $200,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center.
For more information, visit the Drive Toward a Cure website.
Lap of Britain fights prostate cancer
The fourth annual Round Britain Coastal Drive is scheduled to start its 18-day tour September 16 at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu with a mission to enjoy roads and scenery while raising money for Prostate Cancer UK.
The event started as a one-off but was so popular it was repeated again and again and, in the process, has raised more than £245,000 (nearly $325,000) to battle a disease that claims someone every 45 minutes in the UK.
The tour is open to vintage Jaguars — XK-badges or XK-engined — and their owners.
For details, visit the International XK Club website.
FIVA World Rally visits three countries
The annual FIVA World Rally for vintage vehicles will visit three countries in early July.
“While Andorra is hosting the event, the World Rally enables participants to visit three countries – Andorra, France and Spain,” said Patrick Rollet, president of the Federation Internnationale des Vehicules Anciens.
The event, July 1-7, is open to vehicles at least 30 years old. The schedule includes not only driving in the Pyrenees but a ride on the world’s longest Alpine toboggan run (5 kilometers), museum tours, shopping expeditions, a performance by Cirque du Soleil, and a concours in the Andorran capital city.
For information, visit the rally website.