London Lisboa 2019 – Classic Car Rally

Thursday 26th April 2019

The London to Lisboa rally is a 10 day event, the route is just over 2,000 miles with a number of regularities and tests. This year, they are taking a different route than previous years as the race takes them through to the west coast of France before the Pyrenees where many of the roads wind over the mountains that divide France and Spain. They then travel through Spain and into Portugal where the race will finish in the capital, Lisbon.

The Oatlands Park Hotel is proud to have been chosen as the starting point for the 2019 London to Lisboa rally for vintage and classic cars.

The organising team and fifty crews with their fabulous cars gathered at the hotel on Thursday 25th April, where mandatory safety checks were carried out on all participating vehicles. It was a busy day for everyone, getting ready for the off, Scrutineering, signing on, novice and crew briefing and so on.

After a relaxing evening and overnight stay, the crews fuelled up on breakfast and then proceeded to the nearby Brooklands Museum for the ceremonial start.

The first car to be flagged off at 11am was a 1927 Bentley Le Mans, followed at one minute intervals by the rest of the field.

We wish them all a safe and enjoyable adventure!

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Special thanks to Hero Events, Will Broadhead Photography, Blue Passion Photo

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