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1. In general

The PHILPA rallies are conducted in accordance with the present Regularity Regulations of PHILPA, the specifications of the "Federation Internationale des Véhicules Anciens" (FIVA - Federation Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) and the Laws of the Greek State.


Detailed conditions of each Event are stated in the Special Announcement - DESCRIPTION of the Rally which includes:

  • Event Category & FIVA Registration Number.

  • Type of tests (SUPER TROPHY and/or CLASSIC TROPHY).

  • Insurance coverage of the Rally (start-finish).

  • Participation cost (Members & non-Members - PHILPA Members).

  • Expiry of Entry Forms (any refund of deposit by a certain date).

  • Special Conditions of Participation (e.g. Priority to Hotels, Rally of the Amazons, maximum number of entries, possibility of participation of "Young-timers", etc.).

2. Categories of vehicles

Vehicles of Age Categories B, C, D, E, F, G and H (the last ones optional) whose authenticity is proved by an F.I.V.A. (International Federation of Vintage Motor Cars) or F.I.A. (International Automobile Federation) RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE, which is shown at the Technical Control before the start, are accepted at the events. However, following a 2011 FIVA decision governing international events, if a vehicle follows FIVA technical specifications, the Organising Committee may override this requirement.


Participating vehicles must be insured and be in a clean, safe and roadworthy condition.


Vehicles are classified according to their year of manufacture in the following categories:

  • Class A "Ancestor": vehicles built up to 31/12/1904

  • Class B "Veteran": vehicles built from 1/1/1905 to 31/12/1918

  • Class C "Vintage": vehicles built from 1/1/1919 to 31/12/1930

  • Class D "Post Vintage": vehicles built from 1/1/1931 to 31/12/1945

  • Class E "Post War": vehicles built from 1/1/1946 to 31/12/1960

  • Class F "Classic": vehicles built from 1/1/1961 to 31/12/1970

  • Category G: vehicles built from 1/1/1971 to 31/12/1980

  • Category H: vehicles built from 1/1/1981 until the completion of 30 years as defined by the FIVA regulation



  • The Organising Committee reserves the right to split any Category into two or more Classes, or to merge two or more of the above Categories.

  • Participants with Microcars must declare in writing before the start of the event, which they wish to participate in: based on the Age Class or in the Microcars Class.

3. Declaration of participation

Those interested in participating must complete and submit to the Secretariat the relevant Declaration of Participation and pay the relevant Participation Fee by the deadline indicated in the ANNOUNCEMENT - DESCRIPTION of the event at the address. TEL. +30 210 6534700, FAX. +30 210 6533420, E-Mail:

The submission of the Declaration of Participation is equivalent to the unconditional acceptance on behalf of the crew (including any additional members of the crew) of all the articles of these Regulations and its Supplements and the release of PHILPA from any liability for any accident, mishap or damage to the participants and their vehicles.

4. Organizing committee

The Organizing Committee shall not be liable for any involvement in an accident, person or vehicle participating in any capacity in the event. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event, or any part of it, due to force majeure or for safety reasons. Any change will be communicated to participants in a timely manner by means of Special Bulletins. 


The Organising Committee is entitled to refuse to accept any participation without being obliged to state the reasons (Article 7.1.4 of the F.I.V.A. International Events Code), provided that such action is not contrary to the F.I.V.A. Statutes.

5. Crew and additional passengers

The crew shall consist of two persons (driver and co-driver). For the purposes of the results, the driver is considered to be the person named in the entry form. A crew member may be replaced during the event, with the agreement of the Organising Committee, if there are reasons of force majeure requiring the withdrawal of the original crew member. In this case, the person who finishes will be named on the scoreboard.

The person(s) other than the driver and co-driver shall be referred to as additional crew members and must be declared in the entry form or be on board with the express permission of the skipper. The presence of an additional member over the age of twelve (12) years in the SUPER TROPHY class shall result in one (1) Penalty Point per Special Test. In the CLASSIC TROPHY class, the presence of additional members shall not incur a Penalty.

Driver must have held a valid driver's license for at least one (1) year. All crew members are allowed to drive under the same condition. Even momentary driving of the car by a third person not declared through the Entry Form will result in Disqualification.

6. Plates and sticker numbers

The Organising Committee shall provide each crew with two number plates bearing the title of the event, the entry number and possibly, details of sponsors/supporters. These plates shall be fixed in visible places on the front and rear of the car WITHOUT COVERING THE RUNNING PLATES and shall remain in place throughout the event.

The Organising Committee shall also provide each crew with a pair of stickers with their number, which must be placed one on each side of the car and remain in place for the duration of the event.

In the event that the Organising Committee finds the absence of any of the above mentioned plates at any stage of the event, then the crew will be subject to the following penalties:

Absence of a front or rear plate: ten (10) penalty points.
Absence of Side Plate: twenty (20) penalty points per Special Accuracy Test.

Especially in the case of loss of a side number plate, the crew shall restore the number by any means possible and in proportion to the original dimensions. Thereafter the penalty of 20 points per Special Test shall cease to apply.

7. Advertising Material

The promotional stickers of the Sponsors and Supporters, provided by the Organizing Committee, constitute the "intended promotional material" and must be affixed to the vehicles in accordance with the special instructions (when available) and remain affixed throughout the event. Failure to affix even a portion of the prescribed promotional material will result in a penalty of fifty (50) points.

Conversely, in the event that there is advertising material on the vehicle in excess of that provided without the permission of the marshal, it must be removed, or covered. Otherwise, the entry will be disqualified from the event.

8. Starting point - starting of vehicles

The Start of the cars from each S.E.X. (Time Control Station) is given by the Starter in order of entry number, unless otherwise decided by the Starter.

Late presentation at the Starting Point of more than the first ten (10) minutes of the hour from the scheduled time and until the end of the respective S.E.X. will incur a penalty of ten (10) Penalty Points per minute.


The ideal starting time for each crew is a function of the scheduled starting time of the A car and the number of entries. The Organising Committee shall announce the exact starting time of the first car. The other cars shall start at the first minute of the hour, unless the Organising Committee indicates otherwise in its announcement.


The exact position of the Start and Finish, as well as the routes to be covered, the Ideal Times for each Category, the distances between Time Control Stations (TC Stations), or Crossing Stations (optional), will be announced by means of special bulletins.

9. Routes

The coverage of the routes, which are defined by means of the Roadbook, is compulsory. The average speed from S.E.T. to S.E.T. , as well as for the Special Precision Tests, will not exceed 50 km/h unless an expressway is inserted. Violation of the traffic regulations during the event, which is confirmed by competent police officers and notified to the Organizing Committee, will result in a penalty, which may reach up to EXCLUSION.

10. Towing - external assistance

Towing is prohibited on any part of the event routes under penalty of exclusion. Exceptionally, a vehicle that has been diverted from its course may be towed on the spot and only to be placed in its normal position. For the same reason, any other assistance may be provided. In particular, during the termination of the legs, the vehicle must be terminated without the assistance of any third party other than the crew members.

Escorting to a distance of less than five hundred (500) meters and being guided by another vehicle not taking part in the event is prohibited under penalty of disqualification.

The use of mobile telephones between competitors, as well as from competitors to members of the organizing committee, judges and timekeepers for the purpose of obtaining information related to the race is prohibited under penalty of exclusion.

11. Times and points of transit

Time Control Station (TCS) is the mandatory stopping point for recording the time.

The Crossing Control Station (CCS) is the mandatory stopping point for the certification of the crossing.

TCS and possibly CCS checkpoints will be installed along the route and marked by special signs (signposts).

The time required to cover the distance defined by two CCSs is referred to as the 'Ideal Time'. This is calculated on the basis of an average hourly speed, which in no case exceeds 50 km/h unless a dual carriageway is inserted.

A warning sign shall be placed in a prominent position at an indicative distance of approximately 100 metres in front of each TCS or CCS. Stopping the vehicle between the warning sign and the TCS or CCS sign shall result in a Penalty of ten (10) Points.

Each TCS or CCS shall begin operating thirty (30) minutes prior to the calculated time of the first car's appearance. Upon arrival at each TCS or CCS., the Co-Driver must present the Event Booklet to the designated Judge. The Judge shall note on it the exact time of arrival (in the case of an TCS), sign and/or stamp it and then return it to the competitor. This constitutes the starting order for the next leg.

The delivery of the Event Booklet to the appointed Judge for the necessary formalities shall be made with the crew on board.

The time recorded by the Judge shall be the basis for calculating the ideal time of arrival at the next TCS.

Early or late arrival at an TCS. shall result in ten (10) Penalty Points for each completed first minute of the hour, unless otherwise specified.

Failure to present the Event Booklet for the above formalities, or failure to present the car at any TCS or CCS will result in disqualification from the event.

12. Special precision tests

On certain sections of the course, Special Precision Tests (SPT) will be required and instructions will be given. For example, competitors will be asked to maintain a constant speed according to the age category of their vehicle. This speed may vary between 20 and 50 km/h.

The start and end of each Special Precision Tests shall be marked by signs placed at one of the edges of the roadway. The absence of a sign, or signs, shall not be grounds for cancelling a Test as long as sufficient information is made available to the participants to locate the area of the Test.

Distances in the Route Book are given in kilometres and miles.

The timing or checking of the required speed within the Special Precision Tests shall be carried out by a satellite system and/or electronic timing system (transponders) and/or timekeepers, either hidden or visible, placed in the space between the start and end markers.

Prior to entering a Special Precision Tests, the Official, or designated Judge, shall have the right to stop the entry of a crew for up to one (1) first minute to prevent one car from being followed by another, or for safety reasons.

Waiting time in excess of the first minute of the hour will be noted by the Official or Judge in the Event Booklet and will be counted towards the ideal time to cover the section of the course.

The maximum permitted speed limit, set by OFFICIAL MUNICIPAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT signs which may be located within the area of any Special Precision Test, shall automatically be deemed to be the speed requested for the performance from that point onwards of the test, provided that it is less than the speed originally requested by means of the written instructions.

The latter shall be reinstated only if there is a clearly marked removal or change of the above speed limit. Also, if there is then a new Speed Limit lower always than the given speed limit, the crew shall comply with this limit. THE VALIDITY OF THIS CONDITION MAY BE SUSPENDED IN CERTAIN SPECIAL PRECISION TESTS DUE TO SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND IN THIS CASE IT WILL BE EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF THESE TESTS.

Different types of Special Precision Tests may be provided, requiring the passage of specific points at specific times, or the covering of a distance in a specific time, or even the completion of a Special Precision Test while maintaining the required average speed and, in addition, covering a specific distance in a specific time.

The booklets with the instructions for the Special Precision Tests will be distributed to the competitors at least 20 minutes before the start of each Leg. After the distribution of the Instructions, it is forbidden to remove vehicles from the starting area. Violation of this condition will result in a penalty of 50 points.

In more detail:

12.1. Starting from a standstill

12.1.α. In this case the competitors will start at their own risk exactly in the time (in the second) given to them in the Instructions for the completion of the Special Route.

12.1.β. Start from a stop with a Judge. In this case the Judge will start a countdown of 15 seconds, 10 seconds, 5 seconds, 4,3,2,1, and immediately afterwards will give the start signal ''GO''. The car shall start immediately afterwards trying to reach the average hourly speed given to it as quickly as possible. Starting before the "GO" signal will result in a penalty of 10 points per second.

12.2 In the event that a crew waits more than 2 minutes at the start of a Special Precision Tests and this is recorded as above, this time may be added to the arrival of the next TCS. The crew may, or may not, use this time if they wish for the arrival at the next TCS. In the event of a pre-arrival in this case no penalty will be imposed.

12.3 The Special Precision Test shall end at an unknown point between 0.8 - 30 km from the starting point of the Special Precision Test.

12.4. There may also be intermediate Secret Judges.

12.5 There may be multiple time controls within the Special Precision Test. In this case these checks will also be timed. If there is an intermediate timed check(s), this/these will be calculated from the beginning of the Special Precision Test. Any deviation of one second more or less than the ideal coverage time (which is a function of the required speed and distance) of the timed section of the Special Precision Test will result in one (1) Penalty Point. Similarly, a deviation of one tenth of a second shall result in a penalty of one tenth (1/10) of a Penalty Point when the time is measured with similar accuracy. Failure to pass the initial or final timekeeper's Special Precision Test shall result in the crew with the worst performance in that same Special Precision Test being awarded a penalty of thirty (30) penalty points. Special observation competitions may be taken into account for the establishment of the General Classification.


In the SUPER TROPHY category all time and/or distance measuring instruments are allowed.

In the CLASSIC TROPHY (Touring) category, all instruments connected to the car are prohibited except for the classic "period" odometers such as Retrotrip, Brantz, Halda, etc., provided that they are not capable of indicating MTO, leading and/or lag.

The Organising Committee, in order to ensure the integrity of the results of the Special Precision Tests (SPT) in the CLASSIC TROPHY (Touring) category, reserves the right, without any warning and only during the Special Precision Tests, to place in the vehicle of any participant, a suitable electronic or photographic instrument or even a passenger of the Commander's choice.

By submitting a Declaration of Participation, participants waive the right to invoke any of their Personal Data rights in relation to this condition.

Any assistance from a third party or escort by another car at a distance of less than 500 metres in the areas of the Special Precision Tests is strictly prohibited.

13. Classification

At the end of the event, the Driver and Co-driver who have accumulated the lowest sum of penalty points will be the Winners of the General Classification. In the same way, the Winners of the Ranking by Age Category will also be determined.

In the event of a tie, the crew with a car of an older Class will take precedence. In the event of a tie between crews with cars of the same Class, the crew whose car has the smallest cylinder capacity shall have priority. In the event of a new tie between crews with cars of the same category and cylinder capacity, the crew whose car is older (year of manufacture) shall take precedence.

At the end of the year, for the championship, in the event of a tie, the federation's approach will be followed, based on the best performance of the competitors in the events and not on the age of the cars.

14. Objections

Protests, accompanied by a fee of €200 (two hundred euros), will be submitted to the Event Commander, or to the Event Secretariat within a period of thirty (30) minutes, starting from the moment of the official announcement of the Provisional Results of the Event, on the last day of the race. The fee will be refunded only if the protest is upheld in whole, or in part. No Group Objections will be accepted.

15. Prizes

The prizes are awarded in accordance with the provisions of the SPECIAL NOTICE - DESCRIPTION of Article 1 of these Rules.

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