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AutoWiki Car Rally & Concours - 17 June 2023


The first AutoWiki Car Rally will take place on June 17, 2023. With this rally, AutoWiki wants owners and enthusiasts to enjoy (their) 'special' cars even more. In addition to the competitive competition element of the rally, a lot of attention will also be paid to the cars themselves and there are several prizes to be won at the Concours d'Elegance for the most beautiful / special cars. The 'Best Dressed Award' is for the team that is best dressed in the style of their car. Program 11:30 – 12:30 Check-in, issue & study rally materials 12:00 – 12:45 Viewing & inspection cars for concours 12:35 – 12:40 Opening event 12:40 – 12:50 Briefing 13:00 – 13:30 Rally part 1 14:30 – 15:00 Short refreshment stop 14:45 – 15:15 Rally part 2 16:15 – 17:00 Finish & drinks 17:30 – 18:15 Award ceremony 18:30 – 20:00 Barbecue (optional) Start location Westcord Hotel Old Milligenseweg 62 Garderen The Netherlands Finish location Boer Kok Meerkoetenweg 9 Lelystad The Netherlands Competition - Vintage class (until 1960) - Tour Class: for beginners and non/less experienced rally drivers (children from 10 years old) - Sport Class: for experienced rally drivers Concours d'Elegance Information will follow. Participate This rally has an open registration and has a maximum of 60 starting numbers. Early registration is recommended. See the list of participants at the bottom of this page. Roadbook The Route Book contains directions with distances in both km and miles. The following navigation systems can be used in the Route Book: Tour: Tulip system, Map with Arrows Shortest Route, Photo-Orientation. Sport, as Tour plus possible: Skipline, Map with Arrows Shortest Route, Map with Blind Line, Map with Boundary Approach. Preparation Preparation is not necessary, the Roadbook contains all the information and sufficient explanations of the stages to successfully complete the rally. For example pages of a Roadbook see the link below. Rally Car Participation is possible with every 'enthusiast' car. Distance measurement between directions in the Route Book is allowed with a trip master or trip meter in the car or on a smartphone (Trip Road Pro, Rallytracks, Rally Trip Meter). Final Results The result is automatically calculated by means of the Digital Computing Center of NovusLeo, after all Control Cards have been uploaded by the participants and the paper Control Card has been handed in to the competition management. Awards - Tour Class: top 3 - Sports Class: top 3 - Concours d'Elegance: top 3 - Winner 'Coupe d'Escargot' - Winner 'Equipe Best Dressed' Rally Report A rally report will be published after the rally, which can be read/downloaded at the bottom of this page. Registration fee The registration fee is € 180 (incl VAT) per team of 2 persons. Extra co-drivers + € 50 p.p. Included are: - Set of rally materials - 2 Rally shields with tie wraps - 2 Rally shield decals - Coffee and sandwiches at the start - Drink and snack on the go - Drinks afterwards The barbecue is optional and not included in the registration fee. Price bbq + drinks is € 35,- p.p. Register Click Registration Form Starting numbers will be assigned after receipt of registration and payment. Payment Payment can be made via this payment link or via the payment link in the confirmation email.      

2nd Edition ICE St Moritz, how 'cool'


In 1985, a group of Scottish and British sportsmen drove to St.Moritz with their Vintage Bentleys to celebrate the Cresta Run’s centennial. Part of the celebration was held by driving their cars around the horse-racing track over the frozen lake of St.Moritz. Among the stunned onlookers was Marco Makaus, and this scene fired his imagination and kept burning for many years. In 2019 his plan became reality and a test edition of the 'Concours of Elegance on Ice' was held. Over the two Covid years the concept and project were refined and in February 2022 the first edition of The I.C.E. St.Moritz was held and was a big success. After the 2022 edition, upon request of both audience and participants, the programme was over two days: Friday and Saturday. The Friday programme was a static car show based on the “Parc Fermé” where all the cars were displayed to the public and the Jury. On the Saturday the cars were driven on the lake course allowing the judges to assess not only the cars, but also the pairing with their driver. After this the announcement of the winners took place. Compared to other concours events, The ICE St. Moritz is entirely different. It’s part Goodwood and part Cold Balls one of the few places in the world where you can see open-wheeled single seaters hanging it out in a frozen landscape. This year 48 cars participated and around 11.000 car enthusiasts visited the event. Awards 2023: Best in show: Lancia Stratos Zero (1970, sn C1160) Open wheels: Maserati 420M/58 “Eldorado Special” (1958, sn 4203) Barchettas on the Lake: Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II (no data) Le Mans 100: Ferrari 250 Test Rossa 'Lucybelle' (1957 sn 0732TR) Concept cars and One-offs: Lancia Stratos Zero (1970, sn C1160) Looking foreward to the 2024 edition, probably we will be present then :-)

Renumbered en Multiple Chassis Numbers.......


At AutoWiki we have defined that the chassis number is the unique identifier for a car registration. But we know of several cases of cars with the same chassis number, even one case of four cars with the same chassis number. How do we deal with this? As said, if a car has a chassis number, it can be registered at our website, even if there is already a car with the same chassis number. We don't involve in cases like this, that is not our role. That is for our visitors to monitor. But of course we are very interested in the background of these cars. The history of each car can be added and edited in the 'Story' section of each car. Another difficulty is when cars are renumbered. See for instance the case of the first three Ferraris of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. All three cars carried the same chassis number. This is what happened. In 1953 Prince Bernhard bought a used Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe in Belgium with chassis and engine number 0139/E. Later that year he traded that car at the Ferrari factory for a new Ferrari 212 Inter Pinin Farina Coupe with chassis and engine number 0269/EU. For some reason the factory switched the numbers, so Prince Bernhard drove back to the Netherlands with a new car with 'his' old chassis number. In 1955 Prince Berhard traded his Ferrari 212 Inter Pinin Farina Coupe at the Ferrari factory for a new 250 GT Europa with chassis and engine number 0387/GT. Again the factory switched the numbers, so Bernhard again drove in a new Ferrari with 'his' old chassis number 0139/E. We have decided that in cases like this, we identify a car by its current stamped chassis number. But we mention the old chassis numbers between brackets. For instance: Ferrari 250 GT Europa, chassisnumber 0139/E (0387/GT).    

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