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RETRO CHIC OR TRULY ANTIQUE
CIRCLING TOWN IN 1980S BROWN,
OR CRUISING THE SCENE IN CLASSIC BRITISH RACING GREEN

To take part in the ultimate British road trip across England, Scotland, and Wales, your rally vehicle only needs to fill one requirement: it has to be at least 20 years old.

If you’re a connoisseur of British cars, consider touring the quaint country roads of jolly ol’ England in a slick Triumph Spitfire, a sturdy Land Rover Defender, a classic Jaguar XJS, or perhaps a peppy little Mini.

If you’re looking for some solid mainland wheels to snake along Britain’s long coastlines and bump down its mysterious dirt roads, how about snagging a Mercedes/8, an Audi 100, a VW Beetle, or a Citroën DS? Or, why not go Eastern Bloc retro with the all-purpose Lada Niva or the miracle in plastic, the Trabant?

Knights of the Island Vehicle Checklist:

Cars
Modern classic or vintage cars: 20+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/2002)

Motorbikes
Modern classic or vintage bikes: 20+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/2002) – a motorbike team can consist of no more than 2 bikes.

Vans & commercial vehicles
Modern classic or vintage trucks: 20+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/2002). RVs (camper vans/motorhomes) are not permitted. Buses – e.g. VW Bulli, GMC Vandura, Ford Transit – are not considered to be RVs. Vehicles built exclusively to function as RVs (e.g. with sleeping niches, etc.) 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.

Car Challenge

START THE RALLY ROADBOOK COMPETITION NOW!

  • Oldtimer (30 years and older): 30+ additional points*
  • Very Old-timer (40 years and older): 40+ additional points*
  • Slow Rider (less than 70 horsepower): 30 additional points*
  • Best Pimped Car - rewarded by the rally jury: 30 additional points*
    *In the Roadbook Competition

How do I get my hands on an old-school rally vehicle?

Sneak a peek into Uncle George’s garage! If you aren’t lucky enough to find a dusty but road-ready Jaguar E-Type calling your name in there, then it may be time to get online. On the internet, you’ll find a wide variety of stylin’ old-school cars, motorcycles, and trucks, any of which might be perfect for your road trip and also conform to the rules and regs of the Knights of the Island rally.

What will happen to our beloved rally vehicle after we cross the Finish Line?

That’s up to you! How about just happily driving it home, you full of adventure and the car full of luggage, and rolling up in it again next year for the next rally?!

Sustainability concept

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 Knights of the Island the participants travel England, Scotland and Wales in 9 days and cause thereby per person not even a quarter 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.

The environment thanks!

Since vehicles, no matter if electric vehicle or classic car, always emit CO2, we ask each team for an ECO compensation for the chosen rally vehicle and the driven distance.
The CO2 emissions caused by each rally team can thus be offset elsewhere by supporting climate protection projects.

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Facts

  • Vehicle 20 years or older
  • Cars, motorcycles, vans and trucks allowed
  • no designated maximum value for your rally vehicle