The Beaujolais Run 2008

17th-21st November 2008



An international motor sport fund-raising event


McKay & Vanluyten will be competing for the 2nd time!

Unfortunately not competing in 2009 – hopefully back in 2010



In 1972 The Times journalist Alan Hall threw down the gauntlet to Fleet Street and readers to bring back the first bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau to his London Desk.


Over the years the event evolved and it is now a distance trial, for safety, but also to avoid reputational risk for sponsors. Starting off from London the 2008 event comprised out of old and new machinery will be competing to ‘Bring Back the Beaujolais after its launch in Beaujeu at midnight on Wednesday 19th November 2008.


This year’s field of competitors will be as eclectic as ever; ranging from a 1954 Frazer Nash to the recently unveiled XKR-S and XK60 60th Anniversary Special Edition. Amongst the older Jaguars there will be a selection of XKs, E-Types and at least two D-Type power beasts will be
at Michelin House/Bibendum for the start.



Follow our progress on line via de 'Tracking System' - full details on how here


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All competitor cars afford great spectacle en route (London, Paris, Macon and back) as they compete in the Navigational Challenge gaining publicity pre, during and post event. The event provides exciting promotion for many companies, given that all competitors fall within wide target markets and demographic groups, and this in the UK (central London), en route in France via central Paris and in the case of the “Pitstop Boys” Belgium also.


Courtesy of brand new supporters, Trackaphone, Vodafone and Blackberry, all competitors will be equipped for this year’s expedition with their own mobile tracking device.  This means that those not lucky enough to be enjoying the D roads of France will be able to see our every move, short or long! 

Details of how to access tracking during the event will be provided in due course.




Prizes are awarded for Highest Fund-raiser, Shortest Distance and the coveted ‘Wooden Spoon’ won last year by the 'Back to Beaujolais' Delorean team







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Please pop back soon....and further details will be revealed!



Please contactThe Pitstop Boys” as under:

E-mail: (McKay) - E-mail: (Vanluyten)