The Rallye 604 is not your typical rally. Yes there is a time clock ticking and yes there are penalty points for infringements but there is a heady dash of fun too and that‚Äôs what sets this event apart. Cars that were manufactured¬†up to 1995 are eligible to participate in this one of a kind rally that starts from Garage 10 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Our consulting editor Bob Rupani¬†was at the helm of a 1977 Volkswagen Scirocco. His¬†navigator, Caroline J√§ckel and he¬†had just met but they¬†formed the essential driver-navigator bond almost instantly. Over the next four days and 700km, they¬†had to perform various tasks that required skill as well as teamwork. Challenges such as stopping a model car within a designated distance, throwing a newspaper into a bucket while the car is in motion, opening a cylinder head and refitting a spark plug after removing it and many more turned out to be testing but they do seem like a great deal of fun – just look at the images below. And nothing matches the experiece of driving a beautiful, iconic and painstakingly maintained car through the scenic German countryside with likeminded and passionate people for company.
Images by¬†Dieter Debo, Carolin J√§ckel & Bob Rupani
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