Rally Maya Mexico road race is set for May

Posted By on May 2, 2016

For the third year in a row, drivers in Rally Maya Mexico are getting ready to hit the highway in what will likely be another successful event.


This wonderful family event attracts more than 100 classic car enthusiasts who gear up for a road rally like no other in the region. Each year, rally participants prepare to drive a 1,200 kilometer circuit that takes about five days to complete.

Classic car drivers rev their engines in the city of Merdia, Yucatan where they start the race completing the rally in set stages. The stages include various parts of the peninsula to promote the culture, beauty and attractions of the Yucatan and Riviera Maya regions. Drivers also participate to showcase the history of classic cars.


Touring participants will complete stages of the race that include visiting the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, the historical city of Valladolid, Chetumal, Akumal and Playa del Carmen. The goal is to be the first to arrive at Playa del Carmen by May 21.

Classic cars in the race date back to about 40 years and are divided into four categories, that being vehicles prior to1931, cars from 1932 to 1948, 1949 to 1959 and from 1960 to 1975. Last year’s winning car was a 1962 Renault Dauphine 1093 led by Miguel Garza Hoth.

This wonderful classic event begins on May 13 at Merida and ends with a large ceremony and car showing in Playa del Carmen on May 21. For more information, visit their website, Rally Maya Mexico.