The Sahara Challenge 2015
Madrid to Marrakesh - October 5-14, 2015
The Sahara Challenge drove the road to Morocco during the first two weeks of October. This ten day event from Toledo to Marrakesh proved to be an ideal shake-down for Peking to Paris 2016 but more than that it was a fantastic rally experience in its own right.
Visit the The Sahara Challenge Photo Gallery to find Gerard Brown's stunning event photographs.
The Sahara Challenge 2015
Have you imagined seeing rural Morocco and the vastness of the Sahara through the windscreen of your classic car? Or wanted to try one of the longer Endurance Rally Association events but could never spare the time? Or fancied driving a "mini-Peking Paris"? Or do you need a shake-down of your car and crew for tougher things to come? Then join us for the Sahara Challenge 2015. This will be a fantastic opportunity to enjoy 10 exotic driving days with a touch of desert adventure thrown in, and all within easy reach of the UK and the rest of Europe.
The Endurance Rally Association Team were the first to pioneer the rallying of historic cars in Africa, driving to Marrakesh in 1993. Since then we have returned with the Casablanca Challenge, a previous Sahara Challenge, and two World Cup Rallies as well as a section of the Around the World in 80 Days. On each visit we think we have got a good grip of what Morocco has to offer. But, it proves time and time again to be a land full of surprises…
From Toledo, we strike out south into the lonely roads of Castilla - La Mancha. Stopping for the night in the ancient Moorish city of Cordoba, the next morning sees us taking to the hills of Andalucia before we catch the afternoon ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier and our first experience of the flavours, sights and sounds of the Maghreb.
Once into Morocco, we will drive through unforgettable open spaces on truly empty roads that unravel over distant horizons. Along the way, we take in the best the country has to offer - from the ancient kasbahs and medinas of market towns like Fez to the Alpine-like mountains around Ifrane, then on through spectacular hidden canyons like the Todra Gorge where Indiana Jones galloped on horseback to the quiet grandeur of the Erg Chebbi dunes, before reaching our destination in Marrakesh, that trendiest and most talked about Moroccan destination since the Sixties. Those who want to stay on for a few days can do so, as this will be where we will hold our prizegiving, with an easy route back to the ferry at Tangier.
Like our longer Peking to Paris and Road to Mandalay events, the Sahara Challenge is open for cars in the Vintageant, pre 1941, category and Classic cars of a type in production before 1975.
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The Sahara Challenge entry is now full. To find out more about the Sahara Challenge or any of the other ERA rally events, contact any of the Rally Office team.
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