“The Tiger Rally 2011 was a real exploration of South East Asia, taking in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. The superb routes took us to places that others would not have found. The organisation was excellent and the roadbook and GPS system worked really well. Unfortunately our car suffered a mechanical problem and we had to abandon it just before we entered Thailand. John Brigden arranged for the car to be transported back to Bangkok and shipped to the UK. He also arranged hotel rooms for us in Bangkok, flights to Vietnam and a car in Vietnam that we used to complete the rest of the rally including the section in Laos which was superb. Going the extra mile made all the difference to us, allowing us to complete the rally”
Steve Hyde and Janet Lyne- Winners of Peking to Paris 2010
“As a participant of the Tiger Rally 2008 I can record what a splendid well organised event it was, leaving Margaret and myself with the fondest memories. The whole package was well structured, with medical team, car maintenance, etc. I am quite certain that participants in the event this year will enjoy it”
Mr R Hatfield – World Rallyist – Sheffield.
In November and December we ran the popular Tiger Rally through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. As this colourful event progressed, the changes in the countryside, people, traditions and architecture, not to mention roads and surfaces became exquisitely evident.
Participants saw first-hand the research and planning that goes into creating such a superb event with many commenting that they were very privileged to travel in their wonderful cars to areas in the world that most tourists are unable to access, allowing a first-hand experience of the true cultures. Highlights abounded daily, from cultural experiences such as floating markets, temples, the Bridge on the River Kwai, the Mekong experience, encounters with elephants, superb scenery and meeting the local people to visits to private car collections such as the Jesada Motor Technik.
A few of the participants commented that one of their top highlights was driving the breath taking ridge road in northern Thailand where the spectacular views encompassed Burma, Thailand and Laos. The amazing rally hotels that gave world class comfort at the end of the sometimes hot and dusty days included the Anantara in the Golden Triangle where elephants greeted guests on the veranda at breakfast! Some brave people, notably the Oshea’s, the Toohey’s and the Harrison’s rode the elephants on safari and even washed them in the river. However, along the glorious route, nothing prepared you for the ancient ruins of Siem Reap and the temple dinner at Ankor Watt– truly a once in a lifetime experience.
We will be running the Tiger Rally again in Spring 2015, so please do register your interest quickly.
Tiger Rally 2012 – Entrants
|Car||Name||Nationality||Car make||Model||Year||Engine size||Class|
|1||Irvine & Christine Laidlaw||Scottish/Irish||Mercedes Benz||280SL||1968||T|
|2||Michael & Sarah O’Shea||UK/Irish||Jaguar||Mk4||1948||3,500cc||T|
|3||Dr Jose & Maria||Portuguese||Volvo||142S||1968||1,993cc||S|
|Romao de Sousa|
|6||Gerd Buehler & Dr Birgit||German||BMW||327/8||1939||1,957cc||S|
|8||David & Julia Harrison||UK||Porsche||356A Coupe||1958||1,582cc||T|
|10||Roger Allen &||Australian||BMW||2800||1971||2,788cc||S|
|11||Marc Rollinger &||Luxembourg||Bentley||4.5||1927||4,500cc||TBA|
|12||Etienne & Lidy Veen||Netherlands||Bentley||Speed Six||1929||6,500cc||T|
|13||Herman de Jong &||Netherlands||Alvis||Speed 25||1937||3,500cc||S|
|Vera Bos de Jong|
|14||Jan Dingemans &||Netherlands||Lagonda||M45T7||1933||4,467cc||TBA|
|15||Jan & Marion Van Gemert||Netherlands||Ford||Mustang||1965||TBA|
|16||Mark & Carolanne Crook||UK||Porsche||911||1971||1,998cc||TBA|
|17||Jan Woien & Jan Hansen||Norwegian||Alvis||Speed 20/25||1935||3,571cc||S|
|18||Roland van Pelt &||Netherlands||Volvo||PV 544||1960||1,780cc||S|
|Stein van Pelt|
|19||Yves Gouzer & Elka||Swiss||Austin Healey||3000 Mk 3||1965||2,913cc||S|
|20||Wim & Nelly Peters||Netherlands||Mercedes Benz||230SL||1966||2,306cc||S|
|21||Reg Toohey &||Australian||Ford||Mustang||1972||5,751cc||S|
|Classes: S = Sporting. T=Touring|