Italia-Sardinia 2006 Sportscar Challenge
The Italian sun blessed Mediterranean island of Sardinia is the venue for this five day Reliability Trial open to handbuilt sportscars. A perfect place to enjoy some eager driving in the company of fellow sportscar adventurers.
If you are reading this and have not come across events organised by the Guild of Motor Endurance before then read on, and we hope you will consider joining us. If you have competed with your sportscar before you will have an idea of the motoring challenge that is promised for the last week in September. Reserve your place and book the time off now.
Previous rallies include: 1997 to Morocco, 1999 Targa Florio in Sicily, 2001 Corsica, 2002 Florence, 2004 Morocco and Monte-Carlo in 2005. Guild of Motor Endurance events are for specialist sportscars and all the following cars have competed on past events:
Westfield (winner 1997), Ginetta (winner 1998), Marlin (winner 1999), Robin Hood (winner 2000), Caterham (winner 2001, 2002), Lotus (winner 2004) and Caterham again winning in 2005.
AM Sports, Austin Healey, Autotune Gemini, AZ, Banks Europa, Beauford, Birkin, Blackjack, Bond, BRA, Brightwheel, Buckland, Chesil, Dax Tojeiro, DRK, Dunsmore, Dutton, Embeesea, Fisher, GCS, Gilbern, Grinnall Scorpion, GTM, Hawk, Jester, Liege, Lomax, Martin & Walker, Marcos, Malone, Moss, Nelson, Onyx, Pilgrim Bulldog, Quantum, Ram C-type, Reliant, Renault Spyder, Racecorp, Smart Roadster, Spartan, SSC, Suffolk SS100, Sylva, Teal, Transformer Stratos, Trac, Triad, Triumph, TVR, Triking, Turner & Vindicator. Also specials: Barra, Bellini, Dragoon, DRM, Duckshover, Gilbert, JMB, Oldfield, RTP & Sportster.
The entry fee for the Italia-Sardinia 2006 Sportscar Challenge is £595 per person. This includes five nights bed, breakfast and evening meal at a lovely hotel by Olbia in Sardinia.
An average speed of 30mph for 'touring assemblies' may seem slow, but on tight country roads it is not so easy to maintain. Although high speeds are not what these events are about, Guild of Motor Endurance events should not be thought of as a relaxing tour either.
What is needed to be successful on these type of events is a reliable car that handles well, a good driver, and someone sitting next to you that can stay focused so that you arrive at where you are supposed to be within a given period of time. Also required for endurance is an element of determination to finish, regardless. Competitors keep coming back and the camaraderie when they get together has much to do with it.
Sportscars are designed to be driven competitively and Sardinia is just the place for it. If you own a sportscar and would like to enter, or be placed on the mailing list, please contact the event Secretary:
Carol Bury, 10 Coronation Street, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 3DA.
tel: 01386 45556 (7pm-10pm) mobile 07739 173995
or, tel/fax (day) 01386 861400