65 collector cars are now in Iceland for what they call “Classic Reliability Trial of Iceland”. The event is organized by a British auto club: HERO – The Historic Endurance Rallying Organization. Competitors are from all over although most are from UK.
Tomorrow they will take a tour around the sights on the Southern regions of Iceland and the day after they start the race around the country on route number one.
The oldest cars are from 1922 and the youngest from 1981.
Competitions in collector cars are held around the world. The cars are kept in shape and as much original as possible. This is the first time they come to Iceland and the preparation has taken a long time.
I was driving by the local car inspection station and couldn’t help but notice something quite unusual going on.
This is the only contestant from Iceland. An old Trabant. Trabants were made in East-Germany, really simple with two-stroke engine and plastic body.
A dignified Aston Martin Lagonda.
This is a really great collector Talbot.
A nice fire engine red Jaguar.
A classic sky blue Triumph.
Not sure about this brand – but it sure looks cool!
A sweet classic silver Corvette.
Porche 911 all loaded and ready for the trial.
Vincent and Victoria have obviously taken their classic car for a number of fun tours around the world. From London to Wales, Istanbul, Prague and more!
The older classics don’t have all the luxuries that we have grown accustomed to in the modern cars. Still in great shape and many are worth a fortune.
The classic Austin Mini is always charming.
Icelandic Classic Cars
A few older Icelandic classic cars where parked at the lot – although they are not competing.
Chevrolet fifty five.
A classic (and classy) Buick.
A slightly younger Chevy with a softtop.
Good luck on the trial and safe journey back!