This page is dedicated to the PCVC members who undertook various challenges with other car clubs and organisations across the island.
A few paragraphs from club member Lilian about rallying .
Lilian Hayball-Clarke. " I live in Limassol, and when I joined PCVC last year, I was captured by the sheer beauty of the Classic cars I saw. They had arrived with their owners from Paphos for a Cyprus rally. I had inherited a love of all cars and a love of driving from my father William Hayball, and from my late husband Michael Clarke, and his father Sydney, (among others). I (and they), have owned and driven a variety of cars, many of which I am delighted to see displayed in Dimis Mavropoulos' Cyprus Motor Museum in Limassol. Since my husband passed 6 years ago I have decided to honour his memory by involving myself in car rallying. As an avid Driver I have sought a Navigator to rally with me - they are a rare breed, and have almost always partnered up. But fortune favours the brave, and I have have been incredibly successful, although my recent navigators were lost variously through travel, illness or other interruption. Does my sheer competitive intensity drive them away ? I hope not! Anke van Weele, a Dutch girl, competent although new to rallying, is interested to be my navigator in Cyprus now. I am so superbly welcomed and supported by the Cyprus PCVC - hands together for Steve Wilkinson and his team ( special thanks to Trish and Don) - and to Dimis Mavropoulos, owner and marvellous philanthropist at the Cyprus Motor Museum.
I shall involve myself in these Clubs for as long as possible, despite Covid, since there is so much love, fabulous company, and fun to be gained with you all, thank you so much! My Mike Clarke would approve I know!
Long live PCVC! ... and the Museum! Lilian 07. 12. 21"
8th Christmas Regularity Challenge- LIKOK 5th December
International Commandaria Regularity Challenge 6th June 2021
The slideshow below is a candid snap shot taken by one of our newer but very enthusiastic members, Lilian Hayball. It shows mainly the preparations involved of novice participants, and we may be fortunate enough to soon publish her account of such preparations. All official photos taken by LIKOK are available for viewing on their website and Facebook pages. In the meantime, we welcome ALL personal accounts and photos from participants or bystanders of these rallies however brief or long. Many thanks again to LIKOK, Dimis Team and sponsors for a chartable cause, namely victims of Covid families. The results are below the slideshow.
8th Spring Regularity Challenge 11.04.21 On Sunday, 11th April 2021, the Cyprus Historic and Classic Vehicles Club organised the Spring Regularity Challenge for eighth consecutive year. The challenge marked the start of the 2021 PSALTIS AUTOPART – ENEOS MOTOR OIL Championship. The start was at the Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum premises at 10:00 am. Mr Nicos Nicolaides, the Mayor of Limassol, started the Challenge. The participants enjoyed a scenic drive through Limassol district’s village with a short coffee stop at Pissouri village. The finish was at the Museum’s premises where an award ceremony followed. All the net proceeds from the event donated to people that have lost members of their families from COVID 19 and they face economic problems. Media Sponsors: RIK, CAPITAL TV, EFIMERIDA LEMESOS
Classic Regularity Challenge Awards 1st overall George Papageorgiou (driver)- Linda Mousoulides ( co-driver) ,
3rd overall Lilian Hayball(driver) - Ilya Valdes(co-driver) All the measures that has been announced by the Cyprus Government to stem the spread of COVID19 were applied during the event.
PLEASE FIND BELOW THE FINAL RESULTS OF THE 8th Spring Regularity Challenge 2021
8ος Ανοιξιάτικος Αγώνας Ακριβείας 11.04.21
H Λέσχη Ιστορικών και Κλασικών Οχημάτων Κύπρου διοργάνωσε, την Κυριακή 11 Απριλίου 2021 , για όγδοη συνεχή χρονιά τον καθιερωμένο Ανοιξιάτικο Αγώνα Ακριβείας, 8th Spring Regularity Challenge.
O αγώνας σήμανε την έναρξη του πρωταθλήματος ΨΑΛΤΗΣ ΑΝΤΑΛΛΑΚΤΙΚΑ – ΕΝΕΟΣ MOTOR OIL για το 2021.
Η εκκίνηση δόθηκε στις 10:00 π.μ. από τον δήμαρχο Λεμεσού κ. Νίκο Νικολαΐδη, στο Μουσείο Ιστορικού & Κλασικού Αυτοκινήτου στη Λεμεσό. Οι συμμετέχοντες ακολούθησαν μια όμορφη διαδρομή μέσα από χωριά της επαρχίας Λεμεσού, με ενδιάμεση στάση για καφέ στο χωρίο Πισσούρι. Οι συμμετέχοντες τερμάτισαν και πάλι στο Μουσείο Ιστορικού & Κλασικού Αυτοκινήτου όπου ακολούθησε τελετή για απονομή βραβείων και αναμνηστικών στους συμμετέχοντες.
Όλα τα καθαρά έσοδα του αγώνα διατέθηκαν σε οικογένειες με θύματα από τον COVID 19, που αντιμετωπίζουν οικονομικά προβλήματα.
Χορηγοί επικοινωνίας ήταν το ΡΙΚ, CAPITAL TV, EFIMERIDA LEMESOS
Από τους συμμετέχοντες με κλασικό όχημα τις 3 πρώτες θέσεις κατέλαβαν:
Κατά τη διάρκεια του αγώνα τηρήθηκαν όλα τα μέτρα που εξήγγειλε η κυβέρνηση για την ασφάλεια των συμμετεχόντων και αντιμετώπιση της εξάπλωσης του κορονοΪου.
1st Limassol Anti-Cancer Classic Regularity Challenge - 8th November LIKOK
One of our more recent members, Geof along with John Raine took up the above challenge. This is what Geof had to say about the day's event:
"Suffice it to say we did not win but we didn't come last; 24 out of 34, but then we did completely miss what we believe was one check in point. That and us taking a short cut or in our case a long cut and struggling to find our way back. I could say in our defense that it was very confusing and posed some organisational challenges, or to put it politely it was down to the quality of the navigator who has just damaged his previous reputation. Such things as the marshals who parked us up at a break so we were unable to get out at anything near our allotted time and us discovering five minutes before the start that page 3 of our road book was missing plus being issued with some timing amendments as we started. We weren’t alone as the number 1 car, the 1931 Ford, driven by Christopher Koutsakos, also had page 3 missing but not discovered until after the start and had to follow us for a short period until he got back to the right page in his book. Since he was not trying to be competitive either he wasn't too bothered.
I will keep reminding myself it was for the fun of it. Of course it was.
John did get a second prize in the Concours d’elegance, and we both got some very salty pizza and lots of nibbles and drinks on the way. You will see in the pictures that the 1931 Ford took 1st place on that.
John and I both felt we would not want to participate in an in town only event again. It was fun but too complicated and confusing both in its route and its organisation. From my limited experience and John’s much greater we both preferred the largely out of town events.
Happy for you to use any or all of my comments for the newsletter. Whilst John and I discussed our views on the way back and our opinions were very similar the comments I make above are entirely my own and my responsibility.
Thank you Geof for your interesting article and the photos you took of the day.
Θα θέλαμε να σας ευχαριστήσουμε θερμά για την παρουσία και τη συμμετοχή σας στο φιλανθρωπικό ράλλυ ακριβείας ‘7th Theotokos Foundation Charity Challenge’ που έγινε την Κυριακή 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020 . Φέτος με την πολύτιμη στήριξή σας καταφέραμε να συγκεντρώσουμε ένα σεβαστό ποσό για τις ανάγκες τoυ Ιδρύματος αφού αριθμός των οχημάτων που συμμετείχαν έφτασε τα 59 , αριθμός ρεκόρ για τα μέχρι τώρα δεδομένα μας. Παρακαλώ βρείτε συνημμένα τα αποτελέσματα του φετινού ράλλυ ακριβείας
We would like to thank you for taking part in the ‘7th Theotokos Foundation Charity Challenge’ on Sunday 27th of September 2020. This year with your valuable support we manage to raise a considerable amount of money for the foundation and at the same time to reach a record number of participations-59-. Please find attached the final results of the event.
International Regularity Challenge 28/6/2020 LIKOK
After the event had been postponed due to Covid 19 lockdown, the second event of this years PSALTIS AUTOPARTS - ENEOS PREMIUM MOTOR OILS, the Classic Car Championship went ahead on this day. A good turn out again from PCVC, we gathered at the Motor Museum, Limassol for a 10am start. The weather was very hot! Our first stop was inland by Pera Pedi at the Shell fuel station, Trimiklini. Unfortunately Robert and Mary Bearns retired at this stage as his mini had a clutch failure. We then left for the final stop at Ta Tria Pefka Restaurant, Koilana Village, where we enjoyed a splendid buffet lunch. The Final Results were then published, with large trophies for the top 3 winners; in first place was Georgios Papageorgiou and co-driver Linda Mousoulides, in second place our very own club Secretary Richard Griffiths with co-driver Sue Griffiths, and in third place our club Chairman Steve Wilkinson and co-driver (club Treasurer), Marylin Wilkinson. Colin and Linda Upton picked up 8th place and Don and Trish Sainsbury 9th. Well done PCVC! A huge thank you to Dimi, Svetlena, the Likok team and `Time Keepersfor a super day.
LIKOK Spring Regularity Challenge Sunday 8th March 2020
Official results below; another fantastic result for our PCVC ! Also a slideshow of the day; enjoy
Whilst competitors were out in the freedom of the open roads today enjoying the Cyprus spring weather and stunning scenery in the SPRING REGULARITY CHALLENGE and in the spirit of good old fashion competition, the Sykaminia Tavern in Omodos were preparing our buffet. All combining to make an enjoyable day- how lucky are we?! Thank You to Cyprus Historic & Classic Vehicles Club for organising yet another fun day out.
LIKOK Awards Ceremony 26th January 2020 Psaltis-Eneos Classic Car Championship.
A group of people from PCVC, most with their classic vehicles, set off on the 26th January from Limassol Motor Museum and headed for the Rodon Hotel, Agros for the above awards and buffet lunch. It was an opportunity for a new digital road book to be tried out by those competitors who wanted to try it out. After a splendid buffet, the trophies and plaques were awarded in which our club received two out of the three top awards for the super classic placings as listed below, and Marilyn Wilkinson received 3rd prize for the co drivers award in the touring class. Below are some of the photos
6th Christmas Regularity Challenge DP WORLD Limassol Sunday 15th December 2019 Start 10 am from New Port Limassol
On this day, 5 couples from PCVC undertook the final Regularity Challenge of the year, which resulted in the placings listed below.. It was another successful day for our club, with 2nd and 3rd trophies for the Super classic Final overall category being awarded to club members, and a first in the Touring Final overall trophy awarded to our Chairman and his wife. We would like to thank all the sponsors and organizers _ Cyprus Historic & Classic Vehicles Club,and Cyprus Motor Museum, for their hard work into making it an enjoyable and worthwhile Rally- all proceeds will be donated to Limassol Social Grocery.
Below are the previous Results from the Theotikos Rally
The 6th Theotikos Foundation Trust Charity Rally organised by The Cyprus Historic & Classic vehicles Club (L.I.K.O.K)
6 couples from PCVC took part in the 6th Annual Charity Rally to also mark the 50th Anniversary of the Theotikos Foundation which is a private institution for the severely physically and mentally handicapped children. The rally started from the Foundation at Limasol and the route took us to Omodos where we had a short break and continued via many mountain villages eventually arriving and finishing at Koilani for a splendid buffet and the prize giving ceremony. As you can see from the Final Results, the !st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Super Classic trophies were awarded to the members of our Club.
Councours d'elegance, Onar Village, Kyrenia 6th -8th September 2019
A small group of 4 cars met early on Friday morning at Santa Barbara in Argaka to begin our adventure to the 5th Concours Classica in Kyrenia. We had a fairly short journey to Kato Pyrgos where we stopped , sorted out insurances and grabbed a coffee. The crossing over the border was quick and painless and this time Richard managed to navigate over the last speed bump without losing his exhaust. We then continued on towards Kyrenia via Morfou keeping a close eye out for speed cameras as well as enjoying the lovely sea views and the ever- changing countryside. Arrival at Onar village was just before 1 o’clock and once booked in we all enjoyed a leisurely lunch on the covered terrace while waiting for others to arrive. A lovely cool breeze and lack of humidity made a welcome change from Paphos and the Effes beer slipped down easily. During the afternoon a number of other classic cars arrived including the remainder of the Paphos club contingent, consisting of 12 club members and 8 guests. The evening was spent down at Kyrenia harbour where we were able to sample good food , fine wines and even more Effes with a backdrop of the castle and fishing boats. Saturday dawned clear and bright and the morning was spent preening cars, shopping or just relaxing in the pool. Classic cars continued to arrive throughout the day and judging started around 5 o’clock. The Gala dinner around the pool was an excellent buffet and was followed by the organiser’s speeches and awards. The club once again had great success with members’ cars receiving awards in the following categories: Best British car 1st Richard Griffiths Morgan +8 2nd Steve Edwards Rolls Royce Best German car 1st Ian Frith Mercedes 180SL Best Japanese car 1st Neil Wishart Toyota Supra We would like to thank Tamer for once again inviting us to the event and The Chairman received a presentation plaque on behalf of the attending club members. We would like to thank Mehmet and the Onar Village team for making us so welcome and keeping us fed and watered for the 3 days we were there. On a final note, if you haven’t yet attended this event you are missing a treat. It’s a great way to spend down time with like minded people, surrounded by classic cars in a lovely setting. So clear a space in your diary in September 2020 for the 6th Concours Classica at Onar Village. Sue Griffiths
Enjoy the slide show below -photo credits Ian Frith and Sue Griffiths
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