Aston Martin DB5 wins Pyrenees 1000 rally
The first Pyrenees 1000 rally featured dozens of prestigious classic cars take part against a stunning backdrop. Ultimately, an Aston Martin DB5 took victory
Could this be the most charismatic rally ever? The Pyrenees 1000 not only set itself amongst some of Europe’s most beautiful mountain passes, but also attracted some of the world’s most iconic classic cars. An Aston Martin DB5 won the inaugural Bespoke Rallies’ Pyrenees 1000 event.
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The four-day event took participants and their prestigious classic motors on a 1000km journey that began and ended in Pamplona, Spain. This route included taking in the sights and sounds of France and Andorra, making for a wonderful backdrop to this romantic automotive event. A scenic as the trip was, the aim for every team was to win the rally, no easy thing with such high caliber competition.
Cars ranged from a 1926 Bentley 3-litre to a much newer Lotus Elise, and everything in-between. An MGA, AC Cobra, and Ferrari Boxer all put up a good fight and finished within the top 6 positions, but the real battle was between a 1969 Jaguar E-Type that won Bespoke Rallies’ recent Highland 1000 event, and an Aston Martin DB5 helmed by Julian Reddyhough and Gus Pope. Some faultless driving from the Aston Martin team allowed them to take the top step.
Bespoke Rallies director John Brigden said: “The stunning scenery combined with perfect conditions throughout to make this a memorable event, and a big hit with the competitors. Under the circumstances we will have no hesitation in running it again in 2019, be it in May rather than early Autumn.”
If 1000km sounds a bit tame for you, Bespoke Rallies' next event is a 10,000km outing that runs through Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. The ‘Grand Prix of South America’ runs from 18th October to 17th November.
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