What is a Classic Car Rally ?
The Mille Miglia in Italy is named as the top open road classic car rally, while nowadays many rallies have been held in Japan too.
Usually participants take part in a rally in pairs, a driver who drives and a co-driver who assists the driver. Co-drivers play an important role such as navigating or time management in a competition, so that drivers can concentrate on driving. You can say that not only drivers but also co-drivers are a main player in a rally.
In a classic car rally, participants compete on their skills, not on speed.
In a P.C.(prove cronometrate) competition, participants competes for how accurately they can drive a designated section at a set time. The skills to handle their classic car accurately are tested.
In addition, unless participants receive a stamp at all points set on the route as proof of passing and complete the rally, they won't be eligible for the prizes.
And one more thing, an undisclosed checkpoint is set on the route and participants are checked if they violate the traffic rules. This is called Secret Checkpoint (SCP) and if they violate the rules, their points will be deducted.
A classic car rally is a race where participants follow the traffic rules and can enjoy driving with their beloved car, and at the same time it entertains the eyes of roadside spectators.