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Following the sad and sudden recent death of Nick Brittan, founder of Trans World Events, Rally Manager Ron Jackson and Route Co-ordinator Mike Summerfield have formed a new company, Trans World Motorsports Ltd, to carry on the organisation of marathon rallies.

They will be running their first event in September 2008, the Trans Europe Rally, organised in conjunction with TWE competitor Jiri Kotek and his colleagues in the Czech Republic.

Starting in Monte Carlo on September 13, 2008 and finishing 20 days later in Helsinki, Finland, the route of about 7000km - with over 1,000km of special stages – will take competitors through France, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. There are plans to use some of the past and present stages from the World Rally Championship.  

The Trans Europe Rally will have categories for pre-71, pre-78 and pre-84 classic cars and for modern cars (under 2 litre, 2WD, no forced induction) prepared to FIA Group N specifications. Each category will compete for its own overall and class awards.  

The Challenge will be a separate regularity competition in three classes: classics up to 1983, modern 4WD SUVs and other suitable 2WDs.  

Entry details are available on the website at www.twmrally.co.uk.

Best known for its London-Sydney Marathon re-runs, Trans World Events ran its first event in 1993 when Nick Brittan organised the London-Sydney Marathon to commemorate the original 1968 event.

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