Love Cars? I Bet You’ll Love These Race Events As Much As I Do
For some people, driving is nothing more than a way to get from point A to point B. For the rest of us, though, cars are man’s greatest invention. Our favourite vehicles have a special hold on our hearts, and we simply cannot get enough.
Driving the best car that our budgets can afford is a wonderful feeling. However, if you truly love cars, you’ll also enjoy soaking in the excitement of special events. There are a variety of incredible race events dotted across the globe. Here are four that will see you fall in love with cars and driving all over again.
The World Solar Challenge
Yes, you read that right. Green technology in the automotive trade has come a long way in recent years. Hybrids and electric cars continue to grow in popularity on the street, but some manufacturers are taking things one step further.
Since 1987, the WSC has pitted vehicles like the solar car against each other on an annual basis. The 3,000km race from Darwin to Adelaide is an amazing event. Not least because the technology may pave the way for progression in the field of standard car tech too. If you want a glimpse of the future, it could be the race for you.
The Rally Of The Tests
Everybody loves the luxury and speed of a Ferrari or Lamborghini. However, most motor enthusiasts are equally excited by the prospect of seeing classic cars. Whether it’s to pay homage to past generations or simply to see how far we’ve come, classic car events are a joy to behold.
The Rally of the Tests is a firm favourite, especially as it takes in some wonderful scenery along the scenic English route. With dozens of small teams competing, made up of passionate people, it’s certainly one for real car enthusiasts.
The Gumball 3000
After F1, Nascar, and the huge organisations, the Gumball 3000 is one of the biggest tours in the world. The annual luxury car race has been touring since 1999 and takes on a different route every year. Therefore, everyone should get a chance to see it at some stage.
The 2017 rally sees teams journey from Riga, Latvia Mykonos, Greece. The event is often attended by celebrities while the infamous Gumball parties are another key feature. It’s not a race that you’re ever likely to participate in, but just being there to see those luxury motors is a joy. You’ve probably heard loads about it already, and it will up to the expectations.
The Mongol Rally
Not all car events are designed exclusively for drivers lucky enough to possess a stunning motor. In fact, some are built to achieve the complete opposite, and the Mongol Rally fits that bill perfectly. Teams are tasked with buying an old banger and driving it across Europe into Asia. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that quite literally any driver can get involved with.
This race is all about the love of driving and meeting fellow enthusiasts. Locals often underlined those sentiments by volunteering food and accommodation for the competitors too. As an event that takes things back to the fundamentals of driving, it’s one of the best.