RALLY MAYA MEXICO, May 4 to 9, 2015
The Rally Maya, one of the most important national and international vintage races, is recognized by the FIVA “Federation Internationale des Vehicules anciens” (International Federation of old Vehicles) as a world class event.
The rally allows classic cars older than 45 years in 4 categories (1915-1930, 1931-1945, 1946-1960, 1961-1970) and 5 stages throughout the Yucatan peninsula (Campeche, Quintana Roo & Yucatan). Combining lifestyle, sports, culture, history and tradition, the race becomes a rolling museum, supported by the organizers of the world-famous “La Carrera Panamericana” or the Pan Am Race.
On Sunday May 3, 2015 a parade and “Concours d’Elegance” will take place in Merida, Yucatan.
On Monday May 4 the winners of the “Concours d’Elegance” are announced, and the rally begins in Merida, ending in Cancun, Quintana Roo on Friday May 9, 2015.
Six days of pure competition throughout the Yucatán Peninsula, visiting beautiful haciendas, magical towns and Mayan archaeological sites, immersing the participants in the culture of the region.
Rally Maya Mexico is not a speeding race, but a Regularity Rally (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regularity_rally), which means it measures Time, Speed and Distance.
Every single car is required to maintain an average speed based on their model. The average speed cannot be exceeded; participants can go faster or slower through the various stages, but overall the speed must be as close as possible to the average. Consistency will be rewarded.
The Rally raises funds to support medical treatment for children with Type 1 Diabetes in Southeast Mexico, in alliance with the Federacion Mexicana de Diabetes A.C. (Mexican Association of Diabetes).
5 STAGES I 6 DAYS I 1200 Kilometers
- Mérida – Campeche (Merida, Hacienda Yaxcopuil, Campeche)
- Campeche – Uxmal (Campeche, Hopelchen, Santa Rosa Xtampak, Xtacumbixunan Caves, Uxmal)
- Uxmal – Telchac Puerto (Uxmal, Ticul, Mani, Za. Mayapan, Acanceh, Merida, Progreso, Telchac Puerto)
- Telchac Puerto – Chichen Itza (Telchac Puerto, Dzilam Gonzalez, Dzidzantun, Tizimin, Chichen Itza)
- Chichen itza – Cancun (Chichen itza, Valladolid, Playa del Carmen, Cancun)
If you own a classic automobile there is still time to enroll in this fantastic competition. More info at: http://www.rallymayamexico.com/
Or if you can take six days off from your job, come to the Yucatán Peninsula and be part of this amazing route, live the experience and make it your own.
By Otto Peon Aguilar
International Business Student at Universidad Anahuac Mayab, Mérida, Yucatán.
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