Brand-new historic rally sets sights on Baltic states


The Endurance Rally Association has launched a brand-new event set to traverse the most breathtaking scenery in Eastern Europe. The Baltic Classic, which takes place from 28 May-10 June 2017, will see a host of historic vehicles ranging from pre-war competition cars through to more modern classics travelling from Copenhagen to Berlin on a route that will challenge both man and machine.

The two-week event comprises a loop of the Baltic Sea and passes through Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany, including testing gravel driving and forest sections made famous on the Rally of the Thousand Lakes and Rally Estonia. 

“The Baltic Classic is aimed at both newcomers to long-distance historic rallying as well as experienced ERA competitors,” said rally director Fred Gallagher. “The route has been chosen to combine the finest scenery this spectacular region has to offer while visiting areas steeped in rally history.

“The competition element of the event will be familiar to those with experience of past ERA events, comprising regularity sections on wide, flowing gravel roads as well as special tests on private land and will be held entirely on non-damaging roads.”

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