Official Website - Argentina Trophy

2018 Edition

The name alone makes you dream the moment you hear it: Argentina.

A destination as far away as it is attractive.

At the start of the 20th century, three weeks on a paddle steamer were required to reach Buenos Aires from the European coast. By sailing boat, it took three months. The jet plane has completely changed how long it takes to make a big journey. But Argentina, its wide open plains, its gauchos, its art of living and its new world flavour still stir imaginations fuelled with stories and images of those “who have done it”.

This is what awaits participants aged 18 to 30 in the first edition of the Argentina Trophy. In a Chevrolet Corsa, a car found everywhere in Argentina and a tall vehicle which can go anywhere, they will hit the road, travelling west. Guided by compasses, road-books and a map, they’ll sometimes take the wrong track and find themselves alone with the immense South American scenery stretching out before them. Have an intoxicating taste of a unique adventure. Then meet up at the camp around local dishes. They will help each other to progress, and make sure to choose their route well, without rushing, as the competition is not won with speed, but by sticking closely to the information in the road-book. They will experience a charity day with children from the “Night Flight” charity and when everything is over, they will take a bit of time to put their adventure into words. But they will be left with just one desire: to begin all over again.

              
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From 27 April to 9 May, THE big adventure in Argentina takes place: desert tracks, dunes, breathtaking scenery, navigation using compasses and sometimes getting stuck in the sand too! Not forgetting camp life!

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The rally process

From the departure airport to the return flight, discover how the Argentina Trophy™ unfolds and all the stages which await you during this unique adventure.

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Participate in 2018

To take up a place in the 2nd edition of this new student rally, you must first meet the following three criteria: be aged between 18 and 30, have a driving licence and a valid passport. The next part of the story will be written at the wheel of the legendary Chevrolet Corsa…

NB: Special dispensation can be made if a potential participant is older than the maximum age.

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Adventure and solidarity !

Dique LujanDiqué Luján : It’s in this isolate and underprivileged village in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires where the teams of Argentina Trophy will live a timeless moment strong of sharing and emotions.

To make this day a special moment for the teams, the association « Enfants du Désert » implemented a global action to meet the needs of local population and in a sustainable way. The Argentina Trophy’s participants will be the key element of this solidarity day: their commitment will change the living conditions of the villagers.

Between renovations and meetings, one thing is certain : all participants put their stone to the building and will leave Dique Luján with many happy memories !

              
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Advance registration and then…?

26564783When you have pre-registered, your main concern will be to collect the funds necessary to take part in this first edition of the Argentina Trophy.

Along with your advance registration, you will enjoy personalised support from the organising team.

Although looking for sponsors is the best-known option, we encourage you to set up other kinds of activities to boost your search for funds.

You can raise large sums by organising car boot sales, sports tournaments and other fun events.

The watchword is: let your creativity run wild!

Sponsor merchandise: a safe bet!

The famous pens which have proved their effectiveness in financing the 4L Trophy so many times are now available in the colours of the Argentina Trophy. With a clean design and made in Europe, they will delight your future sponsors and prove again that “operation pen” is not to be missed!

We also offer other items such as cheich desert scarves.

To order, all you have to do is download the order form: there you will find prices and images as well as the steps to follow.

              
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Who can participate?

A crew must consist of two young people (no more, no less) aged between 18 and 30: driver and co-driver, both should be allowed to drive driving the rally.

To take part in the Argentina Trophy™, each participant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged between 18 and 30.
  • Hold a driving licence.
  • Have a passport valid until the return date.

The first criterion must be met at the time when you pre-register for the Argentina Trophy™.

Participants aged under 18 are not accepted as drivers or co-drivers.
Requests for special dispensations should be discussed beforehand with the organising team.

              
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Dates to note

  • 30 April 2017: Preview advance registration closes.
  • 30 June 2017: Privilege advance registration closes.
  • 14 December 2017: Advance registration closes (or whenever the quota is filled).
  • 15 December 2017: Deposit payable to confirm your departure (or final cancellation date).
  • 27 February 2018: Final date for sending in dossiers, closing date for all registrations.
  • 27 April > 9 May 2018: 2nd edition of the Argentina Trophy
              
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Included in my registration fee

This new rally has the maximum number of services included.

This is what your registration fee includes:

 

Included in the price:

  • RETURN flights from Paris
  • Airport to hotel transfers
  • Vehicle hire
  • Driver, co-driver and vehicle registration
  • Trophy event organisation
  • Logistical organisation of camps
  • Accommodation in camps with individual tents and 4 nights in 3-star hotels
  • Half-board in Argentina
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Medical assistance
  • Prize-giving evening (dinner, drinks and event)
  • Civil liability insurance
  • Daily road-books and briefings
  • We take care of organising everything from Paris airport on the journey out to the same airport on return
  • Free access to tools to help you prepare for the event (sponsor book, posters, logos, model road-book etc.)
  • A team at crews’ service all year round
  • Communications and media coverage before, during and after the rally
  • Sharing of videos, reports of each stage, photos, rankings, via the “live race” on the official site
  • Souvenir film and photo

 

You are responsible for:

  • Compulsory medical repatriation insurance
  • Paying the vehicle hire deposit by cheque (not cashed unless there is an accident)
  • Safety equipment
  • Fuel
  • Drinks taken with meals
  • Lunches
  • All personal spending
              
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How to sign up?

Advance registration

The first step towards participating in the Argentina Trophy is to pre-register online. To do this, you should fill in the advance registration form. Once you have completed the form, check it, print it and return it to us at the address given together with a €400 advance registration deposit cheque. Payment can also be made online at www.paiements-desertours.fr and by bank transfer on request.

You will soon receive an email and letter in the post confirming your advance registration and including your crew number. You will then be on the Argentina Trophy files and will regularly receive our newsletters. When we receive your application, you will receive an email confirming your advance registration with your crew number and a range of files to help you prepare for the event.

 

 

The 2017 price is €7900.

Depending on the date you pre-register, you can take advantage of special rates:

  • Preview advance registration (before 31 March 2017): €200 reduction on your registration fee.
  • Privilege advance registration (from 1 April to 31 May 2017): €150 reduction on your registration fee.
  • Classic advance registration (from 1 June to 30 november 2017, NB the quota may be filled before 30 November): normal, non-discounted price of €7900.

 

 

Why should I pre-register soon?

With advance registration, you are ensuring:

  • You have a place reserved for the rally.
  • You enjoy a discount on your registration fee (before 31 May).
  • You have a letter of registration which will give you useful extra credibility when you approach potential partners and sponsors.
  • You are supported in your approaches: the Argentina Trophy™ organising team will reveal all the hints and tips you need to prepare well for departure.
              
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No-flight pack: the solution which adapts to you

Whether you are an adventurer or have simply moved abroad, the no-flight pack is the option you’ve been waiting for!

With it, you now have the chance to extend your stay in Argentina just as you please but also to leave from wherever you want.

The principle is simple: a pack including all services normally offered except flights. It’s up to you to book your flights as you wish!

No-flight option = €6600

 

  • Vehicle hire
  • Driver, co-driver and vehicle registration
  • Rally event organisation
  • Logistical organisation of camps
  • Accommodation in camps with individual tents and 4 nights in hotels
  • Half-board in Argentina
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Medical assistance
  • Prize-giving evening (dinner, drinks and event)
  • Civil liability insurance
  • Daily road-books and briefings
  • Free access to tools to help you prepare for the event (sponsor book, posters, logos etc.)
  • A team at crews’ service all year round
  • Communications and media coverage before, during and after the rally
  • Sharing of videos, reports of each stage, photos, rankings, via the “live race” on the official site
  • Souvenir film and photo
              
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April 2017 will soon come around.

The adventure always starts with a simple choice. That moment when you high five your partner and proudly say “go” to each other.

After the decision to sign up comes preparation time. You count down the months, then the weeks and finally the days until the big departure day. This will take place on 28 April, leaving from Paris airport. The destination is Buenos Aires, where the day of the 30th will be dedicated to the usual technical, administrative and medical checks. The moment to give your Chevrolet a rally car image with your sponsors.

The big departure will take place on 1 May, for the first of four stages in the adventure which will draw to a close with the famous 2-day “marathon”. After five days on the road, the participants will finish the rally with the charity day and the closing ceremony. The return flight is planned for 8 May from Buenos Aires.

              
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Film Souvenir – Argentina Trophy 2017

Les images de la 1ère édition : comme si vous y étiez !!
Du Village-Départ jusqu’à l’arrivée, en passant par des paysages à couper le souffle…
Revivez les meilleurs moments de l’Argentina Trophy 2017.

              
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