Its organisers describe the Allgäu-Orient Rally as “one of the world’s last remaining automotive adventures”. The vehicles gathered for the eighth edition of this low-budget rally – which doubles as a fundraising event with a difference – will set off from Oberstaufen, Germany on Saturday, 27 April 2013. This unconventional competition for traditional and more recent classics will take in the Turkish cities of Istanbul and Ankara as well as the Israeli port of Haifa en route to the Jordanian desert near Aqaba. Setting this rally apart – in addition to its exotic itinerary – is the absence of a return leg. Indeed, once they cross the finish line the vehicles will be auctioned, with the proceeds going to local charitable causes. This year is the first time that BMW, MINI and BMW Group Classic are all registered as partners of the event, which will boast a line-up of nearly 250 entrants, including 41 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series and 7 Series cars. Accompanying the participants will be the organising committee’s MINI Cooper, which will be presented to a mobile midwifery service in Jordan when it reaches its destination.
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