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Fangio Chevy reigns supreme in Rally of the Incas

Published 16 December 2016

A 1938 Chevrolet ‘Fangio’ Coupe reigned supreme on the Endurance Rally Association’s Rally of the Incas. The rally, a 27-day event, explored the fantastic terrain and stunning scenery across 6200 miles of South America.

Chuck and Pam Lyford from America lifted the trophy for the Vintageant category after starting from Buenos Aires on Sunday, 13 November, and travelling through Argentina, Chile and Peru, finishing in Lima on Friday, 9 December.

The winning duo are no strangers to the podium in this neck of the woods having taken the win in the ERA’s Vintage Cape Horn Rally in 2013. They were closely followed by the British Bentleys of second placed Paul Carter and Vincent Fairclough in the 1936 Derby 4¼, and the third place of Graham and Marina Goodwin in the 1925 Super Sports.

The classics division was won by Belgium’s Joost Van Cauwenberg and Christine De Landtsheer in the 1973 Porsche 911 (pictured below). This was the first time he’d visited South America and he said ‘the event has been great one both in terms of the route and the competition’. 

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Richard Martin and Travis Cole in the 1972 Datsun 240Z took second place while Marco Halter and Claudia Engelhardt took third in the 1963 Ford Falcon Coupe. 

Around 45 crews competed on the Rally of the Incas, exploring parts of the region that had never been discovered by the Endurance Rally Association before, including the Valdez Peninsula and the High Andes.

The True Grit trophy was awarded to Ed and Janet Howle who had nursed their old 1967 VW Type 1 Beetle through thick and thin - uphill and down dale for almost a month.

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