Recce report day 1

The first day of the Winter Trial 2015 recce is a wrap.

As we do not have a lot of daylight at this time of year (sun up 09:15, sun down 15:15) most of our driving is done in the dark unfortunately. 

The daylight we do get is with clear skys and the sun poking in our mirrors as we are still heading North. As we started the first regularity, we immediately saw snow on the road and apart from some icy bits and clear main roads all of the route was on snow from there on.

Definately one of the best Winter Trial day's sofar, nice and twisty roads, up and down hill, great tests and classic Norwegian rally stages. You have a lot to look forward to! More to follow shortly.

Artcar just started the final recce

Artcar just started the final recce

Mark Appleton and Timo Rietbergen have just started the final route check of the Winter Trial 2015. This time they are introducing the Alphabet ArtCar to our Norwegian and Swedish friends. Recce reports will be posted on this page. So keep an eye on it.

15 years Concours d' élégance Paleis Het Loo

15 years Concours d' élégance Paleis Het Loo

After 15 years, the Concours d‘ élégance at the Royal Palace Het Loo has earned its place in the exclusive world of international top classic car events.


From the very beginning, collectors worldwide found their way to this concours to show their special cars. The Concours d‘ élégance Paleis Het Loo has the added unique feature of its location, a Dutch Royal Palace. In 2014 the eleventh edition of this event took place: a great occasion for a retrospective in the form of an exclusive book. 

200 pages in colour, over 500 illustrations
Unique photographs of all 11 editions, made by the best photographers
All winners in all classes of all years
The history of royal automobilism at the Palace Het Loo
Text in Dutch and English
Index by marque and type

To order: Click here

The Iceman goes back to Lillehamer

The Iceman goes back to Lillehamer

Olympic skater Rintje Ritsma won 2 medals in Lillehamer in 1994 and won the alround worldchampionship of Hamar in 1999. Now 20 years later he will drive back to Norway whilst competing on the Winter Trial 2015 for the Alphabet Car Lease Team. GOTO the SITE

Rintje was 4 a times world champion on skates and is now active in motorbike racing, off road rallying and other fast moving sports.

Events for 2015 and 2016

Save these dates:

Winter Trial                                                 January 25 – 30, 2015
Adrenaline lovers in the snow.

Beach to Bridge                                          April 28 - May 3,  2015
In memory of 70 years after D day

Wings Wheels and Goggles                       June  19 20 21 - 2015
Teuge fills the air, Prewar cars only

Classic Legends                                           September 27 - October 2, 2015
Prewars driving from Biaritz to Saint Tropez

Safari Rally                                                  October 24 November 16, 2015
Out of Africa by car

Winter Trial                                                 Januari 24 - 29, 2016
A week sideways in the snow

Concours d’ élégance Paleis Het Loo        June 2016
Apeldoorn Holland

Carrera Mediterana                                     September 2016
Approx 21 days:  Germany - Austria – Trieste (IT) - Dubrovnik – Albania – Greece – Sicily and Sardinia

Winter Trial entry is now open

Winter Trial entry is now open

This years Winter Trial with start and finish in Sundvolden - Norway, is going to be the best we ever organized. More regularity miles, more frozen lakes and more tests, for all those who want to drive a real winter experience. A week sideways - the dream of every rally man.  Find out more at 


Africa Safari Rally

Africa Safari Rally

The Safari Rally. will run AGAIN. Start in Stellenbosch in October 2015, will bring the participants along the highlights of Namibie, Botswana and South Africa. 

A once in a lifetime experience that will finish at the Cape Town Wharf.

The rally is open for classic cars build BEFORE 1979 as well as 4X4'S FOR THE SAFARI ROUTE.  Interested? Ask the complete folder. Just mail us at or go and see our website,