FAQ's - Frequently Adventured Questions
- What do I need for the rally?
- Do I need a visa?
- What kind of vehicle can I make my rally car?
- Where do I get my hands on such a wondrous vehicle?
- Charity and donations
- What charities do we support?
- How do I raise donation money?
- betterplace.org—collecting donations online
- The press is your friend
- Getting sponsors
- Rally vehicle branding
- The starting event in Brussels
- Party time on the Island
What do I need for the rally?
A thirst for adventure, a suitable vehicle, and 10 days time!
What visas do I need, and where do I get them?
EU citizens do not need any visas for this rally.
We request that rally participants who do not possess EU citizenship make themselves aware of entry requirements for every relevant country.
What kind of vehicle can I make my rally car?
Modern Classics & Vintage Rides
20+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/1998)
20+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/1998) – a two-wheeler team can consist of no more than 2 bikes
20+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/1998) – RVs are not permitted
There is no designated maximum value for your rally vehicle.
The vehicle must not have been determined with application. Until start of the rally you have time to find your perfect rally vehicle.
Where do I get my hands on such a wondrous vehicle?
Take a look online or in the classified ads in your local paper. There are a number of affordable, quality cars available on used-car websites such as mobile.de and autoscout24.de that have cheap-enough cars that also conform to the rules and regs of the UK rally.
Either that or ask your grandmother if she’ll lend you her ancient Mini Cooper for a quick spin!
Charity and donations
Round up €500 for charity. 50% of that will go to selected charity partners that we have carefully vetted to ensure that all contributions go where they should—to the people who truly need them. You can donate the rest of the €500 to whatever charity or charities you like! The donations may be raised anytime between a team’s online registration all the way through to the end of the rally.
What charities do we support?
The official charity partners of the Knights of the Island rally are Movember Foundation e.V., Sage Hospital e.V., Deutsche Lebensbrücke e.V. and Die Arche e.V.
How do I raise donation money?
Use your imagination! Tell your friends, family and coworkers about your unique plans. Use an online collection service. Have a garage sale. Hold a raffle. Get the local media involved. Host a fundraising dinner! There are many, many ways to get it done. Raising your donation is an adventure in itself!
betterplace.org: Collect donations online
Set up your own personal donation-collecting website at betterplace.org. Betterplace.org makes donating transparent and allows you to complete transactions online. All donations collected via betterplace.org will go directly to the S.A.C’s charity projects and organizations and to each team’s selected charity or charities.
The press is your friend
If you need some help collecting donations, why not get the media involved? Tell your local newspaper, radio or television station about the charity rally. Who knows, you might even get more donations than you need, and perhaps find additional sponsors, too!
Ask your local body shop if they’d be willing to fix up your rally vehicle. See if the folks at the little tailor shop on the corner have an extra-warm holiday sweater for you that’ll protect you against those unpredictable nights in the highlands. You and your team could get an all-new rally ’do at your local salon or barbershop. In return, you could agree to immortalize your sponsors in some way on your rally vehicle, or to mention them whenever you talk to the media, or to post their business info on your team’s website.
Branding your rally vehicle
You have the vehicle. You have the sponsors. Now you feel a desperate desire to pimp your ride. Let the creative juices flow! Just remember that each car will get stickers with the official rally logo to put onto the driver-side door, passenger-side door and the hood. Each rally vehicle will also get two official starting numbers which should be attached prominently visible at the vehicle.
Size of the stickers:
- The official rally logo stickers are circular and have a diameter of 45 cm (>17 inches)
- The starting number stickers are squared with a side length of 40 cm (>15 inches)
The starting event in Brussels
The rally starting event kicks off on May 12th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the heart of Brussels. Cars will start rolling out between 11 and noon. We’ll provide the exact address of the starting point on April 12th, 2018.
Party time on the island
Directions to all the meet-and-greet points and to the official S.A.C partys for rally teams can be found in your Roadbook. Rally participants will receive their Roadbooks at the starting point.