INTO THE WILD WITH YOUR
OLD OR NEW SCHOOL DREAM CAR
For the ultimate rally road trip once around the Baltic Sea up to the Arctic Circle, your rally vehicle must meet only one requirement: It must be at least 10 years old or purely electric.
Look for your old school or new school dream car: Volvo 240 with spoiler, Mercedes-Benz D200 with lambskin covers, VW Beetle in sky blue. Or get yourself the Eastern Bloc all-purpose weapon with four-wheel drive, the Lada Niva. Also the lovers of plastic cars from Zwickau are welcome to make your old Trabi fit again for the Baltic Sea Circle.
Vintage & classic cars, individual and with character, are perfect for this unique challenge. Also pure electric vehicles will love this adventure!
Modifying, adding on, pimping, lowering, raising, you are of course welcome to do all that in addition. So if you want to convert your car into a Batmobile for a lot of money, you're allowed to.
Modern classic or vintage cars: 10 years and older (incl. date of manufacture 12/2014)
Modern classic or vintage motorcycles: 10 years and older (incl. date of manufacture 12/2014) – a motorcycle team can consist of no more than 2 bikes
Vans & Trucks
Modern classic or vintage vans & trucks: 10 years and older (incl. date of manufacture 12/2014). Whether VW Bulli, Magirus Deutz fire truck or A-Team Bus GMC Vandura - at the rally also everything is allowed that is big and loud.
Motorhomes and caravans are not allowed. Vehicles built exclusively as motorhomes, e.g. with alcoves, etc., are not allowed.
No age restriction, pure electric drive. Plug-in hybrid vehicles are not permitted.
There is no designated maximum value for your rally vehicle.
You can still sign up even if you haven’t gotten your vehicle yet. You have until the start of the rally to find your perfect set of wheels.
Your great aunt got herself a brand spankin’ new SUV and you got her old ride – that ol’ lemon of a jalopy of a junker that’s currently rusting away in the driveway, right? Maybe you should consider searching the Internet to find your dream machine. You might be surprised at the number of affordable, quality cars that are offered on some used-car websites that’ll be perfect for your roadtrip and will also comply with the rules of the Baltic Sea Circle.
In all SAC Rallyes, resources are conserved and cultural assets are protected by the preservation and use of modern classic or vintage cars. It is a sign against the throwaway society and against the general consumer behaviour. To purchase a new, "fuel-efficient" leasing vehicle every 2 years causes as much CO2 during the production of the vehicle as driving a modern classic or vintage car for 10 years through the countryside.
In the context of the Baltic Sea Circle the participants travel 10 countries in 16 days and cause thereby per person not even the half of the CO2 emission of a flight to Mallorca for a long weekend.
Also, the long-lasting impression of this adventure and the experience of the different cultures remains for years. In contrast to an air trip, here the way is still the goal.
- Vehicles at least 10 years old OR purely electric
- Cars, motorcycles, vans and trucks allowed
- No designated maximum value for your rally vehicle