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Slartibartfast – another great event from Bespoke Rallies

The inaugural Slartibartfast road trip is being organised by Bespoke Rallies, one of the leading specialists in such long distance motoring events. A two week rally, it will allow competitors to experience the very best of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Norwegian fjords, following a start at the highly-acclaimed Louwman motor museum, The Hague, Holland.

Named in honour of the character that designed the Norwegian fjords in the 1980s comedy SCFI series Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the Slartibartfast is aimed at owners of period or modern classic cars and will take place between August 23 and September 7 this year. From Holland it heads north through Denmark, Sweden and Finland to Kirkenes; one of the most northerly ports in the Arctic circle, renowned for its views of the Aurora Borealis. From there it takes to the 35-car Hurtigruten ferry MS Midnatsol and follows ‘the lovely crinkly bits’ (as the fjords were described in The Hitchhiker’s Guide) all the way down the west coast to Bergen. Far from simply enjoying the views from the ship, competitors will disembark each morning and rally their way through the stunning scenery before catching up with their floating hotel each evening.

Said Bespoke Rallies Director John Brigden: “This is a completely unique event that will allow participants to enjoy Scandinavia in a way they would never have imagined possible. The final drive will comprise a blast along the famous Atlantic Road – unquestionably one of the world’s most incredible motoring experiences.”

Other great events already scheduled by Bespoke Rallies include:

  • Cuba Classic Rally – January 2018
  • The 3rd Maya Classic Rally – February 2018
  • The Highland 1000 – May 2018
  • The Pyrenees 1000 – September 2018
  • The Grand Prix of South America – October 2018
  • Wild Borneo – May 2019
  • Magical Madagascar – June 2019


Further details of everything on offer from this pioneering rally organiser are available at www.bespokerallies.com.


Unique rally App

In order to help adventurous classic rallyists obtain the most from their sport, Bespoke Rallies has devised a unique App (readily available free-of-charge from the Apple Store and for Android devices) that not only keeps enthusiasts up-to-date with the company’s events, but provides instant tracking, scoreboards, regularity timing, up-to-the minute competition results etc.


Bespoke Rallies is run by John Brigden, a renowned member of the motorsport fraternity who has no less than 18 years’ experience of organising long distance rallies and tours. The business specialises in events in South-East Asia, India, North and South America, and Europe. In addition to offering its own schedule of mouth-watering ones, it is equally happy to manage other people’s events, providing a full service from concept to completion, including: travel arrangements, road books, service support, shipping, medical cover etc.

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