Via Flaminia September 2016

Enchanted Tuscany and the bewildering Abruzzi

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It is quiet impossible to surpass the scenery of central Italy. We have been there before, we still love it and we are going back. Some new roads in Tuscany and some new roads to the highlights in Umbria and the Abruzzi.

We will start at the truly unbelievable Maserati collection of Panini.

The rally will be going south into Tuscany. We stay two nights in a rebuild farmers village before continuing to the little town of Bevagna in Umbria.

From there we continue to a spa-resort high in the Gran Sasso mountains. We are surrounded by bear-rich forests and luxury.

On the way back north we pass the “raison d’étre” of the Via Flaminia and finish in style in a fortified village.

As always, the Via Flaminia is a laid back rally where the competition serves the atmosphere, winning is not a goal on itself. Those who want to have a stop for a coffee can do so. No time constraint. The classification is done via navigation and the competition for the last place is sometimes fierce.

In order to attract younger participants we have devised a discount formula. For every year that the sum of the driver and navigator is smaller than 100; they get a discount of 1% (with a maximum of 20%). (NB: Only the year of birth counts in reference to the year 2016).

Moreover, for every two years that they are younger than 100, they can bring in a car that is one year younger than 1974. Of course this does not count for the pre-war edition.

The September rally, which will be held from September 17 -24 will only hold  a Tour Class. The May rally will also hold a Sport Class.

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Friday September 16

trein-reiswinkelThe train leaves Dusseldorf at 18:36 (loading starts at 15:50). On the train you get to meet the other participants and can dine while driving along the Rhine River and its many castles.

After an overnight drive from Dusseldorf we arrive at 9:45 in Verona.

 

 

HAUPTBAHNHOF DUSSELDORF
Schlägelstraße 5-7
 40227 Düsseldorf
 

 

Saturday September 17: 170 km

paniniAfter offloading the car train we will have an hours drive to a fabulous lunch place, not far from Modena.

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While making Parmesan cheese, the Panini family started collecting Maserati’s. Now it has the biggest private collection in the world. We are welcome to visit the collection and will be having a welcoming lunch between the multi million cars.

The actual start will be at the Panini collection. It is only a small drive to the hotel where – in 2010 – we had the most welcoming reception.

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Sunday September 18: 180 km

1911-knoxThe Sunday we drive south, into Tuscany. We take a very narrow hanging bridge, which we took five years ago for the last time. We continue the road over the Mille Miglia road with the Futa pass and the Raticosa pass.

We will have lunch at Villa Pitiana, where I wanted to go back ever since our last visit in 2006.villa-pitiana

The hotel is a privately owned restructured farmers village with all the luxury of a four star hotel. We will be staying for two nights in this great resort.

 

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VILLA BARBERINO
Viale Barberino, 19/21
52022 Meleto Cavriglia
Tel.: 0039 055 961 813
 
 
Monday September 19: 175 km

Tuscany-classic-carWe will be staying two nights in our restructured farmers village. From here we wonder into enchanted Tuscany.

The scenery is overwhelming, the hills are gentile and the food is exquisite. We will be having a lunch at one of the many Chianti chianti-winerywineries in the region.

 

Tuesday September 20: 210 km

We leave our farmer’s village for the little Roman town of Bevagna in the Umbrian planes. Some more great driving through the gentile toscaans-landschapcountryside, we savour the Italian sensations.

Today you are free to have lunch at your own convenience.

palazzo-brunamontiWe will be staying in two hotels. The non-upgrade participants will stay in the Palazzo Brunamonti build on Roman ruins. The upgrade participants will be staying next door in l’Orto degli Angeli. Both are very authentic and excellent hotels. Much of the furniture is antique. Together with Bevagna these hotels are truly little jewels.

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PALAZZO BRUNAMONTE
Corso G. Matteotti, 79
Bevagna (PG)
Tel.: +39 0742 361 932
Wednesday May 25: 210 km

gran-sasso-sceneryWe now leave the civilised world for a trip to Scotland, or is it Tibet? We must have driven these high planes over 50 times while organising different Via Flaminia rallies. But it remains one of the truly great roads. Great for driving and great for having a moment of awe.

We will be having lunch at the infamous Campo Imperatore. Infamous since Benito Mussolini was kept prisoner there before being campo-imperatorefreed by the Nazi’s and because we had snow there on June 8th 2005 on our very first Via Flaminia.

 

For the first time we will be staying in a spa resort on the Gran Sasso. In the forest, surrounded with luxury and bears.

 

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Thursday September 22: 230 km

rally-roadWe leave our spa and the Gran Sasso for a drive north along the majestic Gran Sasso and towards Castelluccio on the high plane above Norcia.

Since we do not want to overfeed you, lunch is at your own discretion. But we suggest the private Catel di Luco where we where guest two years ago.lancia-delta-rally

We will be spending the night in a rebuild village on a green estate.

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BORGO LE TERRE DEL VERDE
Loc. Badia Val di Rasina
06023 Gualdo Tadino (PG)
Tel.: 0039 075 910 701
Friday May 23: 160 km

klassieke-rally-routeThe last day of the 2016 Via Flaminia will be a short one. The scenery in the Marche region differs from that in Tuscany or the Abruzzi but is not less spectacular. Eroded hills follow hills with lush vegetation.

We have our closing diner at the Palazo Viviani at the Castello Montegridolfo. We will be spending the night just outside the castle walls.

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Saturday September 28: 290 km

autoslaaptreinAfter the excitement of the rally it is good to go home in a relaxed manner. Take the motorail to Dusseldorf. Enjoy a last diner on board and exchange impressions with your fellow participants.

 It is only 290 km to the motorail in Verona, of which 275 km is highway. The train leaves at 17:05 and loading starts at 14:30.

VERONA PORTA NUOVA
Piazzale 25 Aprile
 
 
Number: 28      Year of manufacture: 1964      Car: Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC
Driver
Paul Kok (NL)
Paul Kok
Co-driver
Lindy Margadant (NL)
Lindy Margadant
Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC 1964
Participated in :
Number: 27      Year of manufacture: 1964      Car: Janguar E-type
Driver
Nico Cortlever (NL)
Nico Cortlever
Co-driver
Letty Cortlever (NL)
Letty Cortlever
Janguar E-type 1964
Participated in :
Number: 26      Year of manufacture: 1965      Car: Porsche 356
Driver
Frans van Maarschalkervaart (NL)
Frans van Maarschalkervaart
Co-driver
Debbie Tan (NL)
Debbie Tan
Porsche 356 1965
Participated in :
Number: 26      Year of manufacture: 1958      Car: Jaguar XK150 DHC
Driver
Hans van den Boomen (NL)
Hans van den Boomen
Co-driver
Mvr. van den Boomen (NL)
Mvr. van den Boomen
Jaguar XK150 DHC 1958
Participated in :
Number: 25      Year of manufacture: 1958      Car: Corvette
Driver
Rob Rappange (NL)
Rob Rappange
Co-driver
Philippe Massaut (NL)
Philippe Massaut
Corvette 1958
Participated in :
Number: 24      Year of manufacture: 1968      Car: Datsun Fairlady 2000
Driver
Fons Denissen (NL)
Fons Denissen
Co-driver
Jolijn Denissen (NL)
Jolijn Denissen
Datsun Fairlady 2000 1968
Participated in :
Number: 23      Year of manufacture: 1966      Car: Ford GT 350 Mustang
Driver
Paul Kane (USA)
Paul Kane
Co-driver
Mary Kane (USA)
Mary Kane
Ford GT 350 Mustang 1966
Participated in :
Number: 23      Year of manufacture: 1953      Car: Jaguar Mark VII
Driver
Kari Kaukinen (FIN)
Kari Kaukinen
Co-driver
Leena Kaukinen (FIN)
Leena Kaukinen
Jaguar Mark VII 1953
Participated in :
Number: 22      Year of manufacture: 1960      Car: Chevrolet Corvette
Driver
Joost Krugers (B)
Joost Krugers
Co-driver
Vieta Bons (B)
Vieta Bons
Chevrolet Corvette 1960
Participated in :
Number: 22      Year of manufacture: 1965      Car: MB 230 SL
Driver
Antti Kiikka (FIN)
Antti Kiikka
Co-driver
Soili Mynttinen (FIN)
Soili Mynttinen
MB 230 SL 1965
Participated in :
Number: 22      Year of manufacture: 1964      Car: Studebaker Avanti
Driver
Herman Blaak (NL)
Herman Blaak
Co-driver
Hans Blaak (NL)
Hans Blaak
Studebaker Avanti 1964
Participated in :
Number: 21      Year of manufacture: 1926      Car: Bentley Supersports
Driver
Mike Thompson (UK)
Mike Thompson
Co-driver
Josie Thompson (UK)
Josie Thompson
Bentley Supersports 1926
Participated in :
Number: 20      Year of manufacture: 1929      Car: Chrysler 75 Roadster
Driver
Andrew Davies (UK)
Andrew Davies
Co-driver
Anne Davies (UK)
Anne Davies
Chrysler 75 Roadster 1929
Participated in :
Number: 19      Year of manufacture: 1963      Car: Austin Healey MK2
Driver
Marc Herman (B)
Marc Herman
Co-driver
Ann Vandepitte (B)
Ann Vandepitte
Austin Healey MK2 1963
Participated in :
Number: 18      Year of manufacture: 1968      Car: MG-C
Driver
Carlos Herman (B)
Carlos Herman
Co-driver
Machteld Goddeeris (B)
Machteld Goddeeris
MG-C 1968
Participated in :
Number: 17      Year of manufacture: 1971      Car: MG-B
Driver
Johan Coppens (B)
Johan Coppens
Co-driver
Rita Collet (B)
Rita Collet
MG-B 1971
Participated in :
Number: 17      Year of manufacture: 1968      Car: Citroen DS 21 Cabriolet Usine, Chapron
Driver
Marco Brocken (NL)
Marco Brocken
Co-driver
Kitty Kamerbeek (NL)
Kitty Kamerbeek
Citroen DS 21 Cabriolet Usine, Chapron 1968
Participated in :
Number: 16      Year of manufacture: 1966      Car: Triumph TR6
Driver
Antoon Herman (B)
Antoon Herman
Co-driver
Marijke Goddeeris (B)
Marijke Goddeeris
Triumph TR6 1966
Participated in :
Number: 15      Year of manufacture: 1984      Car: Ferrari 308 GTS
Driver
Carlo Campolucci-Bordi (UK)
Carlo Campolucci-Bordi
Co-driver
Arran Campolucci-Bordi (UK)
Arran Campolucci-Bordi
Ferrari 308 GTS 1984
Participated in :
Number: 09      Year of manufacture: 1971      Car: Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce
Driver
Tonnie Verbeek (NL)
Tonnie Verbeek
Co-driver
Emiel Verbeek (NL)
Emiel Verbeek
Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce 1971
Participated in :
Number: 09      Year of manufacture: 1964      Car: Studebaker Avanti
Driver
Herman Blaak (NL)
Herman Blaak
Co-driver
Peter Blaak (NL)
Peter Blaak
Studebaker Avanti 1964
Participated in :
Number: 07      Year of manufacture: 1962      Car: Porsche 356 B
Driver
Rob Rappange (NL)
Rob Rappange
Co-driver
Henk van der Zwan (NL)
Henk van der Zwan
Porsche 356 B 1962
Participated in :
Number: 06      Year of manufacture: 1970      Car: Alfa Romeo Spider
Driver
Cees van den Heuvel (NL)
Cees van den Heuvel
Co-driver
Wilma van den Heuvel (NL)
Wilma van den Heuvel
Alfa Romeo Spider 1970
Participated in :
Number: 06      Year of manufacture: 1965      Car: Mercedes Benz
Driver
Martti Kiikka (FIN)
Martti Kiikka
Co-driver
Pirkko Kiikka (FIN)
Pirkko Kiikka
Mercedes Benz 1965
Participated in :
Number: 05      Year of manufacture: 1960      Car: Austin Healey 3000 MK-I
Driver
Frits Versteegh (NL)
Frits Versteegh
Co-driver
Willem Meeusen (NL)
Willem Meeusen
Austin Healey 3000 MK-I 1960
Participated in :
Number: 03      Year of manufacture: 1964      Car: Janguar E-type
Driver
Nico Cortlever (NL)
Nico Cortlever
Co-driver
Leo Ellermeijer. (NL)
Leo Ellermeijer.
Janguar E-type 1964
Participated in :
Number: 01      Year of manufacture: 1970      Car: Mercedes Benz 280 SE
Driver
Peter Driessen (NL)
Peter Driessen
Co-driver
Nina Driessen (NL)
Nina Driessen
Mercedes Benz 280 SE 1970
Participated in :
Number: 01      Year of manufacture: 1964      Car: Studebaker Avanti
Driver
Herman Blaak (NL)
Herman Blaak
Co-driver
Marion Hoogenes (NL)
Marion Hoogenes
Studebaker Avanti 1964
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Rally Details

Included

Start: Saturday September 17
Paninia Maserati Collection
via Cortletto sud 320
41100 Modena

Finish: Friday September 23
Castello Montegridolfo
Via Roma, 38
47837 Montegridolfo (RN)

  • Seven nights in excellent hotels.
  • Six dinners.
  • Three or four lunches.
  • Technical assistance.
  • Raidillon watch for the winners.
  • Via Flaminia polo.
  • Roadbooks, rallyshields etc.

Entry fee

 

Booking fee 

Registration: € 2.990, –
Update (you are on top of the list for the best rooms and have a different hotel in Bevagna; 14 rooms available): € 380, –

Discount: 1% for each year that the sum of the age of both participants is smaller than 100.
(Whole years as compared to the year 2016).

 

Total kilometers

Train details

Total rally kilometers: 1350

From the disembarkation of the motorail to the start: 100 km

From the finish to the mororail: 290 km

Friday September 16:
Departure at Düsseldorf station 18:36 (loading starts 16:00)
Arrival in Verona 09:45 (next day)

Saturday September 24:
Departure at Verona 17:05 (loading starts at 14:30)
Arrival in Düsseldorf 07:20 (next day)

 

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