The inaugural running of the Endurance Rally Association’s Alpine Trial beautifully captured the essence of the great Alpine rallies of the past. Based around Annecy, there were numerous hillclimbs and timed sections to conquer, with frequent severe height changes.
“You needed a powerful, light motor car for this one,” remarks William Medcalf, bringing home the ‘First vintage Bentley across the line’ with navigator Tony Brooks in a Bentley Super Sports. “I’d love to see Alpine Trial become a regular event.”
William’s prayers were answered as the Endurance Rally Association is now preparing for its second outing at the beginning of September. The event will return to Annecy, with pre-start formalities on Sunday 6th September and the finish line reached on Wednesday 9th.
Such was the popularity of the event, its already fully booked but there is a waiting list available.