Paris Vienna Rally To Get Underway

In the upcoming days, the Paris-Vienna Rally will be getting underway.  The rally, hosted by the Rally Round folks begins on June 13 and ends 5 days later in Vienna.  This rally should be a good run through some very scenic countryside.

Paris Vienna 2016

The Paris-Vienna Rally Starts On June 13, 2016

The route of the Paris-Vienna Rally is shown on an old-tyme map base below.   As can be seen from the route, it looks like the Rally Round folks have picked a route that is scenic, interesting, and well within the capability of the older cars that make up a significant portion of the entries into the rally.

Paris Vienna 2016 Route

Red Line Shows The Approximate Route Of The Paris-Vienna Rally

The rally has been very well subscribed and has attracted a wide variety of cars.  Most of the entrants are from Europe with a few entries from as far away as Australia and Hong Kong.  There are even a couple of entries from the United States.  I have included a complete entry list for the rally.

Entry List For The 2016 Paris-Vienna Rally

Driver Co-Driver Car
Peter Roberts (GBR) Colin Beasley (GBR) 1905 Bianchi Speedster 50HP
David Royds (GBR) Natasha Newman (GBR) 1917 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
John Harrison (GBR) Catherine Harrison (GBR) 1917 La France Roadster
Dominic Manser (GBR) Jack Manser (GBR) 1924 Bentley 3.0 Speed
Charles Bishop (GBR) Nellie Bishop (GBR) 1924 Vauxhall 30-98
Harry Jurgens (NLD) Shaun Baker (GBR) 1925 Buick Standard Six
Chris Evans (GBR) Nick Evans (GBR) 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Jeff Robinson (AUS) Glenda Robinson (AUS) 1926 Dodge Brothers Tourer
Albert de Mey (BEL) Nicolas Leonard (BEL) 1927 Bentley 4.5 Tourer
John Raker (GBR) Melinda Raker (GBR) 1928 Ford Model A
Andrew Bailey (IRE) Philippa Spiller (IRE) 1928 Bentley 3/4.5
Charles Graves (GBR) Kit Graves (DNK) 1928 Bentley 4.5 Le Mans
Tim Wilkinson (GBR) Julie Wilkinson (GBR) 1929 Buick 25 Tourer
Robert Abrey (GBR) Jane Abrey (GBR) 1929 Bentley 6.5
Ken Fraser (GBR) Jane Fraser (GBR) 1929 Bentley 4.5
William Brandt (USA) Jo Brandt (USA) 1929 Chrysler 75 Le Mans
David Little (GBR) Julia Little (GBR) 1930 Bentley 4.5
Roland D’leteren (BEL) Dominique Gasse (FRA) 1931 Invicta S-Type
Bob Meijer (NLD) Amnon Rafalowicz (NLD) 1931 Bugatti T46
Nicholas Phillips (GBR) Barbara Phillips (GBR) 1932 Alvis Speed 20
Martin Tacon (HGK) Joyce Tacon (HGK) 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans
Arthur Manners (GBR) Anne Manners (GBR) 1933 Lagonda M45 T7
Mark Seymour (GBR) Chris Seaton (GBR) 1934 Lagonda M45
Nigel Gambier (GBR) Hugo Upton (GBR) 1934 Lagonda 3-Litre
Simon Shaw (GBR) Maria Shaw (GBR) 1934 Bentley 4.5
John Burton (GBR) Charley-Louise Baines-Burton (GBR) 1935 SS 1 Tourer
Keith Graham (GBR) Susan Hoffmann (GBR) 1935 Bentley 3.5 Derby VDP
Melvin Andrews (USA) Peter Clay (GBR) 1935 Bentley 3.5
Bernd Dannenmaier (DEU) Christiane Dannenmaier (DEU) 1935 Riley Sprite
Robert Kieffer (LUX) Michele Thiry (LUX) 1935 Riley 12/4 Special
Mark Robinson (GBR) Simon Parfitt (GBR) 1936 Derby Bentley 4.25
Dougie Lawson (GBR) David Freeman (GBR) 1936 Lagonda LG45 DHC
Alastair Caldwell (GBR) Snejzana Poljanec (GBR) 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C SS Torpedino
Gerd Buhler (DEU) Birgit Deymann-Buhler (DEU) 1938 BMW 328
Michael O’Shea (GBR) Clive Venning (SA) 1938 SS Jaguar MkIV
Gavin Henderson (GBR) Diana Henderson (GBR) 1939 Frazer Nash-BMW 328
Simon Mackenzie-Smith (GBR) Charles Gooch (GBR) 1950 Jaguar XK120
Richard Fagan (GBR) Sarah Fagan (GBR) 1951 Jaguar XK120
Graeme Bennett (GBR) Vanessa Bennett (GBR) 1954 Jaguar XK140
Kate Lawson (GBR) Melissa Freeman (GBR) 1954 Jaguar XK140
Mamuka Khazaradze (GEO) Nika Khazaradze (GEO) 1954 Jaguar XK140
Jean Steinhauser (LUX) Anne Steinhauser-Collard (LUX) 1955 Austin-Healey 100M
John Bond-Smith (GBR) Thelma Bond-Smith (GBR) 1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
Peter Holmes (GBR) Graham Clifton (GBR) 1959 Volvo PV544
James Fenner (GBR) Katja Fenner (GBR) 1960 Porsche 356 B T5
Ian Strang (GBR) Julie Strang (GBR) 1960 Porsche 356 B T5 Roadster
Julian Riley (GBR) Sara Riley (GBR) 1960 Triumph TR3A
Jan Woien (NOR) Jan Erik Hansen (NOR) 1962 Maserati 3500 GT
Michael Feichtinger (AUT) Kurt Schimitzek (AUT) 1963 Porsche 356 B T6 Carrera 2
Mike Chilman (GBR) Sally Chilman (GBR) 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII
Stephen Duckworth (GBR) Vanessa Duckworth (GBR) 1965 Jaguar Mk2
Kevin Bennett (USA) Silas Hughes (USA) 1965 Ford Mustang 200
Tom Hayes (IRE) Frank Donagh (USA) 1965 Ford Mustang 289
James Mitchell (GBR) Anya Jackel (GBR) 1965 Jaguar E-Type
Richard Squire (GBR) Isobel Squire (GBR) 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
Michael Eatough (GBR) Peter Godwin (GBR) 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S Fintail
David Alderson (GBR) Dennis Greenslade (GBR) 1967 Volvo Amazon 123GT
Petr Uhlir (CZE) Petr Kejdus (CZE) 1967 Jaguar Mk2
Michael Kershaw (GBR) Marlies Kershaw (GBR) 1969 MGC GT
Irvine Laidlaw (GBR) Tony Davies (GBR) 1967 Jaguar E-Type

A friend of mine, Michael Eatough, has entered his Mercedes-Benz 230S into the Paris-Vienna Rally.  Peter Godwin, a long time friend and associate of Michael’s will be Michael’s navigator.  Michael’s car is shown below.

Car 14 Mercedes-Benz 230S 1966 (2)

Michael Eatough’s 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S

Michael has stepped up the performance of his Mercedes-Benz by installing a 2,800cc 6-cylinder engine.  The additional power of the larger engine will be helpful on the steeper road portions of the Paris-Vienna Rally.

For more information about this rally check out the Rally Round website at the following address:   or you can email them at:

If you have any comments or questions about this post then either leave a comment below or send me a private email at:  shanna12 at comcast dot net

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