From 29 August to 2 September 2018, the 55th edition of the SLS will be held. An anniversary edition that will be special and memorable: once only, this SLS is extra long and extra beautiful!
The SLS was founded in 1952, as a 24-hours event between the Netherlands and Luxembourg, and has since evolved into a modern multi-day regularity rally that has remained close to its origins. Professionally set out, with a sporty and friendly atmosphere on the way. The SLS route runs through the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, France and/or Belgium. We use extensive time schedules, keep an average speed of less than 50 km/h, and apply all the usual route instructions of modern regularity rally’s.
In 2018 again we have chosen Spa as the starting point. A special feature this time is that the start is already taking place on Wednesday, August 29 from 13:01h in Spa, and from there in the four consecutive days via Belgium, Luxembourg and France back to the Netherlands.
We don’t want to reveal too much of the route of this SLS yet. But to give you an idea: the route of the rally runs from Spa to Luxembourg on the first day, the second day towards Reims in France, the third day we drive in the Lille area, the fourth day we finish in Antwerp and on Sunday after the traditional ‘Battle of Zeeland’ we finish in Scheveningen. Peter Rovers and Bart den Hartog again will provide a fantastic ‘scenery’ and a challenging route!
UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE, EXCELLENT CARE
SLS is known for its warm, cozy and also competitive atmosphere. The character of SLS is partly determined by the fact that all participants stay together in one good hotel every evening and enjoy drinks and dinner together.
At the finish party on Sunday at the boulevard of Scheveningen, friends and family of the participants are welcome to attend the prize-giving ceremony during the walking dinner.
We are doing everything we can to keep up the level of SLS. Not only in terms of the challenges for drivers and navigators, but also in terms of overall care. And the fun off course!
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
In order to guarantee the quality of SLS, the organization has set the maximum number of participants at 150 crews. In the last survey, a large number of participants in the 2017 edition announced that they would ‘like to participate’ again in the 55th SLS in 2018! So we expect to be quickly signed up again.
From 10 December, interested parties can register on our website for this 55th edition. The registration fee for the 55th SLS is € 2.350, -. A possible overnight stay in Spa from Tuesday 28 August on Wednesday 29 August is not included, given the start on Wednesday from 13:01.
We hope to welcome you in 2018 during this special edition!
Cees de Jong, Peter Rovers, Yolanda Zijl
In order to register for the SLS 2018 you must comply with the entry conditions as follows:
The SLS 2018 will start in Spa, Belgium on August 29th, 2018 and will finish on the Boulevard of Scheveningen, The Netherlands on September 2nd, 2018. The Supplementary Regulations SLS 2018 are applicable as well as bulletins to be issued by the organization.
Well presented and well maintained cars built before December 31st, 1976 will be admitted to the event, provided they fulfil the statutory requirements of the country of registration.
Throughout the rally, each crew member must have valid third party liability motor vehicle insurance, and must be insured for participation in regularity rallies, including manoeuvrability tests. The geographic area of coverage must include: The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Germany. It is the crew members’ responsibility to arrange this insurance or extension to their existing insurance policies.
Mechanical, semi-mechanical and electronic tripmeters or odometers, which may or may not be equipped with average speed monitoring, are permitted during the event. However, these tripmeters or odometers must not have a GPS function. Digital stopwatches and watches may be used. The use of a (non-GPS controlled) compass is permitted. The presence in the car and the use of (mobile) navigation equipment is not permitted.
Participants can register for the expert, sport or tour class. In all categories, the entire route from Spa via Luxembourg, Reims, Lille and Antwerp to Scheveningen must be covered. The difference between the expert, sport and tour classes is in the manner in which information about the route is supplied, the length of the route and the average speed to be driven. The expert class is intended for the most experienced crews; they cover the longest route and the programme includes an evening section. The sport class is also intended for experienced crews and the tour class for those with the least experience. The organisation explicitly reserves the right to assign crews to a higher or lower class than the one they have requested, if the organisation deems the crew’s experience better matched with a different class.
Costs (all amounts mentioned are included VAT)
The registration fee is € 2,350. The registration fee includes:
- four nights hotel accommodation based on a double room;
- all breakfasts, lunches and dinners for two;
- anniversary celebration for two during the rally;
- festive walking dinner and prize awards on Sunday 2 September 2018;
- two rally plates;
- the necessary road books and any other route materials.
Surcharge single rooms
When classifying the hotel rooms, we try to take your preferences into account as much as possible: a twin room (with two separate beds) or a double room (with one large bed). If you want to be certain of separate beds, you can book an extra single room in our selected hotels, the extra costs are € 550 per equipe.
Festive walking dinner
For the festive walking dinner and prize giving ceremony extra tickets are available for € 25 per extra admission ticket.
For those interested, a nice ‘carbadge’ is also available from the 55th edition, the costs are € 25 per badge.
You can also opt for a business registration for the SLS 2018. With a business registration you are also ‘friend of the SLS’. The costs for a business registration are € 2,955.00, VAT included. We place the advertisement that you submit in .jpg or .pdf in the program book (landscape A5 format) and your company logo, including link, is placed on our website once you have paid your invoice. You will receive an invoice directly in your company name.
We request participants to transfer a deposit of € 700 at the time of registration.
The remaining fee needs to be credited to our bank account by June 1st, 2018 at the latest. For subscriptions made after June 1st, 2018, the registration amount is due at once at the moment of registration. You must transfer both the deposit and the remaining fee to our bank account NL25ABNA0249303205 BIC: ABNANL2A in the name of Stichting Classic SLS, stating the names of the team members.
Your participation is final once the full payment has been received. You will receive the letter of acceptance a few weeks before the start.
Cancellation / force majeure
If you cancel your participation after registration, you will owe the following, regardless of the reason for cancellation:
– you cancel before April 1st, 2018: you will receive the registration fee paid by you minus € 300 return;
– if you cancel after April 1st, but before June 1st, 2018, you will owe the full registration fee. However, if it is possible to admit an equipe in the same class from our waiting list (after the explicit permission of the organisation), you will be refunded your paid registration fee minus € 300;
– after June 1st, 2018, cancellation will result in the loss of the registration and the fees already paid;
– in case of cancellation by the organisation at least 20% of the registration fee will be refunded.
Acceptance of registration takes place in order of receipt of payment with a maximum of 150 participants. The registration closes August 1st, 2018 or so much earlier as the maximum of 150 participants is reached. Registrations are strictly personal and can not be transferred to third parties without written permission from the organisation. The organisation also reserves the right to refuse registrations without giving reasons.
By submitting your registration details, you declare to have read these terms and conditions and you agree to these conditions of participation.
Please, pay attention:
During your registration we ask you for passport and car data and we ask you to upload photos of driver, navigator and car. We need this information to be able to reserve overnight stays and parking places. You can not complete your registration without photos and this information.
So keep passports, car data and photos at hand!
For registration please complete the (Dutch) online registration form and inform us by sending an email to info@slsclassic that the deposit of € 700 has been paid. Do not forget to mention the crew names in both the payment and the e-mail.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org