The oldest car rally of the Netherlands
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In 1948, Maurice (Maus) Gatsonides, the Netherlands’ most famous rally driver at the time, speaks to French Simcar driver Marc Angelvin after an Alpine Tour Rally. Over a glass of fine wine, they discuss why no international rallies have yet been held in the Netherlands. Gatso brings up that there are no mountains in the Low Countries to run rallies. Angelvin then said that from the Netherlands you can drive anywhere and that the Tulips could be a nice symbol for a rally. In 1949, the Regional Automobile Club West (R.A.C.-WEST) organized a Rallye des Tulipes. So the basis of the rally was in France and hence the name Tulip Rallye with an e at the end.
Now we are on the eve of already the 69th Tulpenrallye that has been running since the first edition in 1949 that will be run from May 7, 2023.
If you want to read more about the history of the Tulpenrallye or look back at old footage, go to Tulpenrallyehistory.com. This special website on Tulpenrallye history was created on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Tulpenrallye.
For more information about the upcoming edition, please refer to the pages under the menu button Tulpenrallye.