It all starts with Passion
As a rally organizing company we are part of the Belgian federation of Classic cars. We are a team of 8 people working on the logistics and administration. We have recruited the best mechanics and have a fantastic medical emergency team to accompany each rally. We survey the roads in each country at least twice before the rally, complete with the evaluation of the medical facilities and the contact with the local emergency service. We work hand in hand with the local authorities to insure their support throughout.
We live a passion for classic cars, but we also feel strongly about the need to discover the places and meeting the local people that we cross along the way. We care about the well-being of the participants and their security. This is the reason why we always travel with a flatbed truck/lorry and a local ambulance.
Born on the initiative of 2 individuals, one passionate about classic cars and one inspired by travel with a love for one of Southeast Asia’s most secretive countries, Myanmar, this ambitious project of organising the first classic car rally in Myanmar (Burma) was on its wheels. It was not going to be easy to set up this historic event in a country that was for a long time closed to the outside world. Set for October 2013, it took a lot of effort and administration hurdles to finally announce the departure of the First ever vintage car rally in Myanmar on 25 October, with 9 cars ready on the departure line !
It turned out to be a fantastic success for the participants and a treat for the locals who had not seen foreigners, nor vintage cars before. This historic event was made possible because of the hard work of the Belgian team, but also the local Burmese team at Inspiration Myanmar – Rally Logistics and the help of the Myanmar Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who supported the project from its inception. Since then, the 2nd Edition took place in 2015 and there are many projects in the pipeline.
Meet the Team
Destination Rally would not exist if it was not for its team of experts and dedicated individuals. Passion is what drives us all! We are proud to introduce the team here below, not forgetting our local team in Myanmar and in other countries who contribute to the success of the whole event from the conception to the return of the cars in the home harbour.
“Passion for the organization of vintage cars rallies is my everyday drive…”.
After 30 years of Corporate Travel and Incentives, discovering the World, and making friends around the planet, Bruno organized the first vintage car rally in Myanmar in 2013. The success was immediate and a second one happened in 2015. Dedicated to organizing the best discovery rallies throughout the world, his passion for road travel is taking him across the continents, finding the best and most scenic roads and making fantastic driving memories. While working he puts together a “responsible” rally by helping the local people with special projects for community development.
Odile De Roocker
Odile has been with the team for years and is probably the most detailed and efficient person on the ground as the leading car on the rally. She worked for more than 30 years in travel logistics and Incentives for the Corporate world. She also travelled the world with demanding groups and can handle almost every request. A great person to have around.
Logistics Manager & Head Of Mechanics
Owner himself of 3 old-timers, his nickname is “Mc Gyver”.. as he can fix everything with anything.. Having lived in Africa, Eric developed his creativity in problem-solving.
As a logistic director for a multinational company, he travelled the world which has given him an edge on global politics and International logistics.
Friendly and efficient, Eric has a passion for mechanic and old cars. Top it up with a love for travel.. you have the best-qualified Logistics manager to run a rally.
A specialized mechanic for the last 30 years, Christian has devoted his life to motors … His love for old cars goes back to his younger age and followed him through all his years with Volkswagen, Volvo and Mercedes. A 7 years stunt, in a private car museum got him all the experience you need to understand and fix old-timers. He will not let go a problem and will spend hours on a car to make sure that the participant can join the rest of the rally, the next day…
Pierre De Wulf
Mechanic for 40 years, he has devoted his entire career to his “ladies”. From the age of 8, he shared his passion with his father who was himself an excellent mechanic. Pierre is quickly recognized as a conscientious, maniacal, and picky mechanic. From Volkswagen to Porsche and on to Mercedes, he also had a stint at motor racing for a few years as a mechanic. Pierre loves to travel and see new places. Always ready to give a hand, you will see him with a smile on his face.. a real optimist.
DR. Luc Beaucourt
Emergency Medical Assistance
More than an Emergency doctor, Luc created specialized Emergency procedures, built the Fast Response team in Belgium for International Emergencies like earthquakes, cyclones, volcano eruptions and others. He travelled the world on missions, helping people in the worst situation. Decorated by our King with the Medal of Leopold for services rendered to the nation, he is a fun person to be around with and will not hesitate setting up a “Rally Emergency Response” together with AIG insurance that benefits all the participants in our rallies.
Luc Van Hoof
Medical Assistance & Fireman
In an emergency situation, you need professionals. Luc is our man. A Commander of a fire Brigade in Belgium, he is also part of the Fast Response team and travelled in different parts of the world including the Philippines and Nepal. Working every day with fires but also road accident, Luc is an important part of our Emergency and Logistic team, always ready to give a hand to the mechanics if need be.
After studying tourism management in Germany, Anna worked for a Destination Management company in Scotland. With her hands-on mentality and organizational skills, she loves to work on operations.
Her passion to travel led her to Cambodia afterwards where she worked with the Asia Rally Logistic Team there to organize the Spice Road Classic in 2016.
Anna has now joined our team where she continues to apply her great organisational skills together with her passion to travel. She loves to travel and is also a ski instructor.
Sandra is a truly European citizen. Born and raised in the German speaking part of Switzerland, from Italian parents, she has been living in Spain since 1990 dedicating her professional life to the organisation of corporate events, meetings and incentives. She speaks five languages and absolutely loves travelling the world to meet interesting people and new cultures.
Joining us in 2018 for the Indochina rally, her organizational know-how and positive energy makes the perfect blend for our rally adventures around the world.