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News Flash - TR Register Liege - Brescia - Liege 2019 Sign Up Early Bird Sign Up Ends November 30th

Published: 20 Nov 2018


November 30th is the final day to sign up for Liège-Brescia-Liège 2019 at the 'early bird' rate of £1995 per person, so if you want to avoid paying extra, we'll need 50% of the entry fee per car - £1995 - along with your entry form by the end of the month.

Liège-Brescia-Liège will only be run for TRs in 2019, the following year it will be for a different group of cars, so don't miss out on this unique opportunity to drive an actual 1958 rally route in its entirety, with just a few tweaks made to avoid parts that have now become too busy. It's a brilliant route, starting off through the Belgian Ardennes and some of Germany's finest countryside, crossing the Rhine by ferry and enjoying our first circuit test before heading up into the Alps - crossing the Brenner Pass into Austria, through delightful Austrian mountain scenery into Italy and the superb Grand Hotel Misurina in the Dolomites, which watched over the intrepid participants on the original 1958 event.

From there we head east over pass after pass - Passo di Mauria, Passo di Nevea, Passo del Predil, into Slovenia and the challenging Passo della Moistrocca, now known as Vrsic, which was one of the toughest tests in 1958 and still boasts cobblestoned hairpins on the descent today.

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Slovenia is a beautiful, friendly country and we have a day off in its cosmopolitan capital, Ljubljana, after gathering in the main square exactly where a time control was held on the evening of July 18, 1958. Refreshed, we tackle the event's only gravel section, a smooth 10km ascent that gives a small taste of what most of the rally route was like 61 years ago, before heading through the border wine regions to quiet, little-known passes and rejoin the original route for the magnificent Route des Cols, especially the delightful Passo di Pordoi that is a superb drive all the way up to 2239m.

 Another night in the mountains at beautiful Carezza leads into the legendary, must-do 49-hairpin Passo dello Stelvio (we'll make an early start to get up before it's too busy), followed by the quieter and equally stunning Passo di Gavia, an exciting single-track drive with few barriers that has a real 1950s feel, though back then it would have been rough gravel, not smooth tarmac.

From the Gavia we follow the old road down the valley to one of those glorious Italian lakes, complete with islands and churches on islands - Lago d'Iseo, following its coastline all the way down to our title destination, historic Brescia. Here we hook up with the local Carabinieri, for an unmissable escorted convoy into a central piazza with motorcycle outriders stopping other traffic - brilliant! - to commemorate the original event's only stop, here in the Piazza Loggia. 

From the Gavia we follow the old road down the valley to one of those glorious Italian lakes, complete with islands and churches on islands - Lago d'Iseo, following its coastline all the way down to our title destination, historic Brescia. Here we hook up with the local Carabinieri, for an unmissable escorted convoy into a central piazza with motorcycle outriders stopping other traffic - brilliant! - to commemorate the original event's only stop, here in the Piazza Loggia.

As competitive as you want to make it - most take the competition seriously and thoroughly enjoy the navigational and circuit challenges -Liège-Brescia-Liège 2019 promises to have a terrific spirit of camaraderie, as TRs of all vintages head out together to tackle the mountains where the reputation of TRs was first made in the 1950s. We are fortunate to have great selection of cars already entered, including several that took part in rallies over these roads when new, both private and works entries, and examples of every TR from TR2 to TR7, plus Stag.

As per title this is TR Register / Classic Rally Press event, Neil and Sue have confirmed to attend and If you like the sound of this event then head over to the website and drop the organisers an email to take advantage of the early bird rate

http://www.classicrallypress.co.uk/