Previous Events Organised By John Brigden
Bespoke Rallies has more than 10 years' experience of organising events and car rallies in India, so knows the highways and byways of the region intimately. From Rajasthan to West Bengal and from the tip of India to Nepal, we have travelled on car, motorcycle and train.
We know the best places to stay, the historic sites and the kind of experiences travellers to India are likely to encounter. Our routes for RoadTrip India are carefully chosen to show you the best of India, explore the history, experience great hotels, wonder at the amazing scenery, meet the people, and come away with the desire to return.
We make no apologies for finding the best accommodation wherever possible, and including tours at each destination, as we want you to feel the passion for the country that we do.
By driving yourself you have the opportunity to stop where you feel like, eat where and when you want and visit the shops that you want. It adds an extra dimension to India that you don't get with a driver or in a tourist coach. With RoadTrip India you are master of your own destiny and your own holiday, allowing you to bring back unique experiences and unique memories.
Maya Classic Car Rally 2010
7 Countries in 21 Days - A classic drive in Central America, from Panama to Mexico. A 21 day adventure traversing seven amazing countries in Central America taking the participants from Mexico City to Veracruz in Mexico. The route takes you through Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. With driving ranging from stunning mountains, to Caribbean seas and from the cacti studded deserts to cultivated lowlands; a full range of fabulous scenery and local life laid out before you.
TIGER RALLY 2008
The Tiger rally was a unique and very special classic car adventure through the most exotic lands in South East Asia. The event, which took place in March 2008, started from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi, the historic capital of Vietnam. The 7500 km rally went through the smooth sandy beaches of Thailand moving north into the colourful and vibrant city of Bangkok, drove through the magnificent temples Angkor Wat and the capital of Cambodia Phnom Perth. The 35 cars then continued their journey through the beautiful coast fine of Vietnam into Laos before finishing the rally in Hanoi.
HIMALAYA CLASSIC RALLY 2006
The Himalaya Classic Rally 2006 was a grand journey from Islamabad in Pakistan to Calcutta in West Bengal. via Nepal. Pakistan was an eye-opener for many people as it proved very friendly and scenic. We even took in a steam railway journey up the Khyber Pass! The Rally crossed the IndoPak border at Wagah which was an experience in itself, before driving to nearby Amritsar. the home of the Golden Temple. Stops at the old Raj hill stations of Dharamsala, Shimla, Mussoorie, and Nainital were supplemented with a night at Rishikesh. the old haunt of the Beatles in the 60s.Crossing into Nepal we visited Royal Bardia. Lumbini, beautiful Pokhara and Kathmandu. Once more in India the rally took in Darjeeling and Gangtok in Sikkim before heading for Calcutta via Siliguri. MaIda and Murshidabad. A rousing welcome in Calcutta from people and press were the icing on the cake.
HIMALAYA CLASSIC RALLY 2007
The Himalaya Classic Rally 2007 built on the great success of the 2006 event by starting in Udaipur where the Maharana of Udaipur, waved the rally off on its winding journey to Calcutta.
Other innovations in 2007 included driving through Bhutan – the first time a rally had ever been allowed to do this.
HIMALAYA CLASSIC RALLY 2008
In 2008 the rally stretched the envelope once again by driving through Bhutan from East to West – once again the first time a rally had been allowed such extensive access to the roads of this great country. The rally then achieved another first by driving through Bangladesh which proved to be a charming and surprisingly hospitable and lovely country.