The Wheels

RETRO CHIC OR TRULY ANTIQUE: CIRCLING TOWN IN 1980S BROWN,

OR CRUISING THE SCENE IN CLASSIC BRITISH RACING GREEN


To take part in the ultimate British road trip across England, Scotland, and Wales, your rally vehicle only needs to fill one requirement: it has to be at least 20 years old.

If you’re a connoisseur of British cars, consider touring the quaint country roads of jolly ol’ England in a slick Triumph Spitfire, a sturdy Land Rover Defender, a classic Jaguar XJS, or perhaps a peppy little Mini.

If you’re looking for some solid mainland wheels to snake along Britain’s long coastlines and bump down its mysterious dirt roads, how about snagging a Mercedes/8, an Audi 100, a VW Beetle, or a Citroën DS? Or, why not go Eastern Bloc retro with the all-purpose Lada Niva or the miracle in plastic, the Trabant?

 

Knights of the Island Vehicle Checklist:

Cars
Modern classic or vintage cars: 20+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/1998)

Two-Wheelers
Modern classic or vintage bikes: 20+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/1998) – a two-wheeler team can consist of no more than 2 bikes

Commercial vehicles
Modern classic or vintage trucks: 20+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/1998). RVs (camper vans/motorhomes) are not permitted. Buses – e.g. VW T3 and T4, GMC Vandura, Ford Transit – are not considered to be RVs. Vehicles built exclusively to function as RVs (e.g. with sleeping niches, etc.) are not permitted.

There is no designated maximum value for your rally vehicle.

You can still sign up even if you haven’t gotten your vehicle yet. You have until the start of the rally to find your perfect set of wheels.

How do I get my hands on an old-school rally vehicle?
Sneak a peek into Uncle George’s garage! If you aren’t lucky enough to find a dusty but road-ready Jaguar E-Type calling your name in there, then it may be time to get online. On the internet you’ll find a wide variety of stylin’ old-school cars, motorcycles, and trucks, any of which might be perfect for your road trip and also conform to the rules and regs of the Knights of the Island rally.

Fact Box

  • Vehicle 20 years or older
  • Cars, two-wheelers, commercial vehicles allowed
  • no designated maximum value for your rally vehicle