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40th PHILPA International Rally
The celebratory 40th International Rally in central Greece will be one of the best!
When22 - 25 September 2011 (4 days) 
Deadline14 September 2011 (entry closed) 
WhereGREECE 
CategoriesRally 
Contact0030-210-6534 700 (Phone)
+30 210-6533 420 (Fax)
 
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Drawing crews from neighboring countries, this is a FIVA Class A event. Departing on Wednesday Sep. 22 from Larissa, the Regularity Rally will drive through magnificent routes of central Greece!

 

 

This year PHILPA (Antique Car Club of Greece) celebrates 40 years of organizing its International Rally with many participants from Europe, Cyprus and Turkey. It is a FIVA A’ Class regularity event where the winners are the ones who achieve the best times in the Special Regularity Section Tests. The Rally starts on Thursday 22nd September and finishes on Sunday 25th September 2011. The hub of the event will be the city of Kalambaka and includes many scenic routes of central Greece; intermediate rest stops and passages through towns and places with great historical importance are also planned.

The starting point is the city of Larissa on Thursday 22nd, passing through the towns of Tyrnavos and Elassona where on its plains the Greek cigar blend “CONNECTICUT” is being grown and produced. After 135 kilometers the crews will complete the first day of the race crossing the finish line in Kalambaka, a town under the shadows of the famous rock formations of Meteora with monasteries built on top.

On the second day the participants will pass through the magnificent resort of Elati in the Southern mountain of Pindos, a town that it is named after the firs that flourish in the range, charming visitors with its natural beauty. Further on is the town of Pyli, which used to join the two districts of Thessaly and Epirus. Further on the crews will pass through the town of Kalyvia Pezoulas, where at the time of the WW II German Occupation there was a resistance forces airport in operation. On the coast of Labero at Lake Plastira the crews will have a scenic stop for lunch. The artificial Lake Plastira was formed after the construction of a dam for irrigation and power generation, but never before has human interference been in such harmony with the natural beauty of the surrounding area. The dam was a vision of the late Greek Prime Minister Nikolaos Plastiras in the mid 40’s which was completed in 1959. After 205 kilometers the crews will finish the second day of the race returning back in Kalambaka.

For the third and last day, Saturday 24th, the Rally starts again from Kalambaka heading towards the villages of Mourgani, Mylopotamos and Kastania named after its enormous crop of chestnuts grown on about 300 hectares. Later on we visit Chaliki which at an altitude of 1,150 meters, is the closest village to the springs of Acheloos river and rich in vegetation. We stop for lunch in the historic town of Metsovo which includes the Averoff Museum of Neohellenic Art. The crews will finish the event after 177 kilometers in Kalambaka.

The award ceremony will take place at the farewell Gala dinner on Saturday night.

Sunday is free to visit the famous Meteora’s monasteries and the return trip back home.

INFORMATION

FIVA A’ EVENT

Cars of C, D, E, F and G FIVA categories with a valid FIVA Identity Card.

Total distance of the 40th PHILPA International Rally from start to finish will be about 520 kilometers.

Participation fee for a crew of two persons is 650€ and includes:

• 3 nights’ stay at «DIVANI METEORA HOTEL», a Four Star Hotel.

• Lunches or dinners during the three days of the event.

• Insurance, mementos, organizational expenses etc. Participation forms can be submitted to PHILPA by fax, e-mail or regular mail.

92, Pindou St.,156 69 Papagou, Athens, Greece.

Fax +30 210-6533.420 Phone +30 210-6534.700, email: info@philpa.gr