Barbados Historic Rally Carnival - four carefully chosen words that say so much about the people and place that make this event so enjoyable.
Barbados - 166 square miles of coral reef that popped out of the sea a few hundred thousand years ago and has become world famous for it's tropical beaches and island lifestyle. Since the first settlers came in 1627 and established the world's third oldest House of Parliament in 1639, our people have worked tirelessly to keep our society and culture up-to-date with the rest of the world while retaining the very essence of Caribbean island life. Things sometimes move at a slow pace here, but it's a place where things still get done. You'll find that we're quite a resourceful bunch, if you need help with anything, just ask.
Historic - to celebrate our tenth anniversary in 2011 we evolved the Barbados Rally Carnival into a dedicated Historic event held in the summer months. Historic rallying around the world grows in popularity with every passing year as spectators and competitors alike yearn for simpler times and thrilling drives. In order to include as many enthusiasts as possible we run under a set of 'clubman' regulations for cars built before 1982 and host GroupB cars as well for class position only. Have a look around the website for more details on the event and Technical regs.
Rally - we've been doing it for over fifty years years. During that time, every trend and development in international motorsport has been mirrored to some extent by our clubs of volunteers and motorsport enthusiasts. You'll find our cars and drivers to be quite competitive and fans to be extremely well informed about most aspects of our sport. Motorsport has become our most popular spectator sport and is supported at all levels of our Government and business communities. Our dense network of paved public roads is especially suitable to tarmac rallying and has character as diverse as any in the world. Our RallySprint track at Vaucluse Raceway has been hailed as world-class and adds a new dimension to local rallyists' motorsport experience.
Carnival - this is really what it's all about. We're here to have a good time and forget some of the more serious aspects of our day-to-day lives. Immerse yourself for a while in the task at hand: to fit as much partying, socializing and motorsport enjoyment into fourteen days of RallySprinting, tarmac stage-rallying, cruising, beach parties, BBQ's, and all of the other activities we've arranged. Take some time to get to know the competitors, organizers, service personnel, marshals and fans. We're all here to enjoy the atmosphere that good motorsport brings and be part of this unique
Barbados Rally Carnival organizer