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International Historic Rally in Cyprus kicks off tomorrow
2007-05-24 12:25:00

A total of 72 historic cars in pristine condition are ready to hit the road for the 19th International Historic Car Rally and the 2nd Historic Cyprus Rally organised by the Cyprus Automobile Association (CAA) and the Friends of Historic and Old Cars of Cyprus (FIPA), from 25-27 May.

The three-day regularity rally, which is included in the calendar of the International Federation of Ancient Vehicles (FIVA), will cover 500 kilometres with 18 regularity test sections divided into three legs, designed to enable the foreign participants from Italy, Lebanon, America and Britain to enjoy the beauty of the island's landscape.

The rally kicks off in Nicosia tomorrow afternoon and heads for the coastal town of Larnaca before returning to Nicosia for the first leg. The second leg starts on Saturday 09:00, and will take the historic cars from Nicosia through mountainous roads to Paphos where they will spend the night. The third and final leg will start on Sunday 09:00 from Paphos and will finish in Nicosia via Limassol.

The event is open to cars manufactured before 1982 bearing FIVA and FIA certification. The oldest car in the rally is a Ford model A manufactured in 1931.

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