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We are thrilled to announce our plans for the 2025 event, our 23rd Winter Trial, from January 26 till January 31.

It promises an exhilarating blend of snowy landscapes, thrilling rally roads, and the navigational puzzles you have grown to love. Our journey will commence in the picturesque Salzburg area before venturing southward into new territory for us, the enchanting realm of Italy’s Dolomites. After indulging in two unforgettable days there, we will embark on an evening section in Slovenia exclusively for the Trial Class, followed by another captivating leg in Austria and a visit to the Czech Republic. Our journey will culminate where it all began, followed by an evening of memories that will linger long after the event concludes, and this time, not 130 meters underground but 664 meters above sea-level!

What is The Winter Trial?

The Winter Trial is a six-day regularity rally for classic cars which takes place in the winter.
It is an experience driving on snowy roads through rough landscapes whilst navigation your way and try to stay as close as possible to the set times. The teams will drive approximately 350 km per day, and the experienced teams also drive two night loops of an additional 150 km per night.

What can you expect?

Start – 26 January 2025
Finish – 31 January 2025
Cars – Classic cars build before 1986 (till 31-12-1985)
Length – approx. 2.500 km
Navigation type – Basic map reading & tulips
Competition – Regularity’s, driving tests


The first ever Winter Trial was organized in 2001. This event was won by Roger Byford and Willy Cave, driving an MGB. This first edition went from The Netherlands southwards through the Alps to finish in Monte-Carlo. Since then, we visited all countries in Europe where there is a reasonable snow expectation. Last year The Winter Trail started and finished in Krakow after a week of fun in Poland, Slowakia and the Czech Republic. The winners were crowned in the Wieliczka Saltmines, some 130 meters under ground. For the second time, the first prize was claimed by Rob van Leeuwen and Maurits Verhoeff.

 What is new for 2025?

A completely new route in the Italian Dolomites, Slovenia and Austria.

I am new to the Winter Trial, is that a problem?

That definitely is not a concern. In December 2024 we will organize an afternoon for the newcomers to teach you the tips and tricks.

Who can compete?

If you have a valid driving license and common sense, good humour and an interest in having fun and a classic car than you can enter!

What type of car is eligible?

There will be two categories: Vintage cars of a type in production before the end of 1948, and Classic cars of a type in production before the end of 1985. Whichever type you decide to bring is completely free. However, it should be safe and reliable, have a fuel range of at least 300 km, and be fitted with an accurate trip meter.

What class should I enter?

We have two classes: The Challenge Class drives the full daytime route, but does not drive the evening loops. They spend more time in the bar and have lots of fun.The Trial Class is much more competitive. You need a more experienced navigator and be willing to drive two evening loops of about 3 hours each.

     Do I need a competition license?

Yes you do, and you will be responsible for your own license. Dutch drivers via the KNAF, foreign drivers through their own ASN.

Do I need to be a professional rally driver/navigator?

This is not a speed event but a road rally, run within normal traffic rules. You do not need helmets or fireproof overalls.  Above all, the event is intended to be friendly and fun; with time to socialize with your fellow participants and enjoy the scenery.

What does the entry fee include?

You are guaranteed 6 days of wonderful driving roads with hopefully a lot of snow. The routebook will and mapbook will be issued to you at signing on the day before the start of the event. The whole route will remain a secret till the very last minute.
Accommodation and all dinners (including drinks) and lunches are included, from the welcome dinner the evening before the start to the prize giving dinner at the finish. Every crew completing the rally will receive finisher’s awards, and overall and class winners will also be presented with trophies. Dedicated parking, metal rally plates and number roundels will also be provided. A team of marshals and mechanics will tag along to ensure the most smiles per mile and make sure we will all reach the finish line.
Not included in the entry fee is your bar bill, fuel, vehicle insurance and car shipping to the start and from the finish back home.

Entry fee

A deposit of €1.500 will secure your entry for the event. A balance of €4.890 is then payable before 1 May 2024 (and €5.190 after May 1st.).

Entrée fee if fully paid before May 1, 2024 €6.390
Entrée fee if fully paid after June 1 but before September 1, 2024 €6.690
Entrée fee paid after September 1, 2024 €6.990

Please contact the Rally Office for more information.
By filling out the entry form and submitting your entry to the rally office, you agree to the terms as stated in our event regulations. 


26 January 2025
31 January 2025
€6.390,00 – €6.990,00
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Summer rate WT 2025
This entryfee is available from May 1 till August 31, 2025

Winter Trial 2025

26 January 2025 - 31 January 2025

€6.390,00 – €6.990,00
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