HERO in 2018

A return to the Island – The Three Legs of Mann

With motor sport ingrained in its rocks and mountains, there’s no place quite like the Isle of Man, with its variety of roads: From open and sinewy to twisty and testing single track lanes, to fast tarmac stretches, the Island has it all.  HERO will be using these roads, and adding some closed-road sections and the possibility of some forestry stages, on its Three Legs of Mann rally next year.  Taking place over an intense day and a half, on March 15-16 2019, the rally will run on some of the legendary sections of road used in classic motor sport events throughout the year.  Tests take place on either private land or on closed-road sections, giving drivers a chance to fully demonstrate their driving skills.  The tight lanes in the lowlands that have a maze of junctions will make the regularities very interesting too, as will the Friday evening section in the dark.

 The Land of Fire and Ice

Originally run in 2008, cancelled in 2010 because of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption, and finally run again in 2017, Hero also returns to Iceland next year for its Icelandic Saga rally, a 900-mile, seven-day adventure in the most sparsely populated country in Europe, land of glaciers, waterfalls, icebergs, northern lights, Viking Sagas, and mythical Elves, not to mention volcanoes.  Dates are 7-13 September, 2019.   

Both events are suitable for cars of the ‘60s, and indeed HERO gives priority to earlier cars, but cars up to 1986 are accepted in both events.  As we go to press eight intrepid adventurers have already signed up for Iceland, with both entry lists expected to be full well before the event.  See heroevents.eu for details of these and the other HERO events, from easy and social to highly challenging and competitive, including Le Jog, 1000 Mile Trial, Classic Marathon and more.

Iceland beckons in 2019, photo Rastrelli

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