Friday, February 5, 2016

Race Dates Announced for 2nd Annual Rally Historico Transpeninsular
The second Annual Rally Histórico Transpeninsular (RHT) is set to take place from June 23rd to 26th, 2016. The Transpeninsular crosses nearly 1,000 miles down Baja, California on the infamous and picturesque Mexico Federal Highway 1 taking drivers from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas. 
According the website  Highway 1 is “certainly breathtaking and it has a fearsome reputation. It can get downright hairy, particularly where it twists through the mountains and hugs the coastline between hillsides and sea.”

This year, rally organizers made a change which made late model cars (newer than 1973) eligible to attract a wider field, but it is expected that the bulk of the entries will still be pre-1973 cars. There are three production (minimum 2500 unites) classes based on engine layout and displacement:

Class A 4-cylinder engines  up to 2.5 liters (153 cubic inches),
Class B 6-cylinder engines up to 4.0 liters (244 cubic inches), 
Class C 8-cylinder (or more) engines of  4.0 liters (250 cubic inches) and larger.

2016 also marks the addition of the 'Rally Tour Transpeninsular' a non-competitive “gran tour” that follows the same path as the actual race cars and links up with the racing teams each night. The Rally Tour is designed for those who want to enjoy the spirit of the Rally Historico, but don't have a race prepared car.  

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The Transpeninsular rally will start in Tijuana on June 23 followed by overnight stops in Cataviña (first day of 283 miles shown in red), Loreto (second day 344 miles shown in yellow) and Cabo San Lucas (third and final day 360 miles shown in green). The entry fee include hotel room, breakfast, and  dinner for each of the three days for the driver and co-driver.

The entry fees are set as follows (earlier is cheaper):
Rally Historico Transpeninsular:
Pre-Registration until May 9 2016:  $3,750.00
Registration from May 10 to 29 2016: $4,250.00.
Late Registration from May 30 to June 15: $4,500.00

Rally Tour Transpeninsular:
Pre-Registration until May 9, 2016: $1,250.00
Registration from May 10 to 29 2016:  $ 1,750.00
Late Registration May 30 to 15 June 2016: $ 2,000.00

Rally information, rules and more details are available at but the website is in Spanish.

View of short film of the inaugural running of the RHT at

Information for this article and graphics provided by Track Tested PR

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