Article 1-. Location and Date

Rally Maya Mexico, will run the fourth edition of international event for classic cars from May 19-28, 2017 through the Yucatán Peninsula.


Article 2-. Rally Organizers

Article 3-. Previous Events

May 19 and 20, 2017: Vehicle inspections and medical examinations.

May 19 and 20, 2017: Vehicles will be on display at Centro de Convenciones Carmen XXI., Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, and classic car parade.

May 21, 2017: Starting flag.

The event will begin in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche.

The route covers approximately 1200 km (750 miles) with a maximum speed of 70 kph. (44 mph), divided into the following stages:

May 21, 2017

Ciudad del Carmen – Campeche

May 22, 2017

Cd. Campeche – Uxmal

May 23, 2017

Uxmal – Merida

May 24, 2017

Merida (daytrip to Celestún)

May 25, 2017


May 26, 2017

Valladolid – Bahia Principe or Mayakoba


Article 4-. Eligible Vehicles

Classic and/or vehicles manufactured more than 40 years ago, in 90% of their original condition and street legal. All vehicles must have license plates, registration. Drivers must hold a valid license and proof of vehicle liability insurance in force throughout the event.


Article 5-. Vehicle Categories

Vehicles will be divided into the following categories:

Category                A                 up to            1931

Category                B                 1932   to       1939

Category                C                 1950   to       1959

Category                D                 1960   to       1975


Applicants should send a letter to the Technical Committee describing their vehicle and its history, including photos and copies of any documents evidencing its origin.

The Technical Committee will review all applications sent in before March 31, 2017 and issue a decision that will be final.


Category Exceptions

The determining factor for assigning a category is a vehicle’s year of manufacture. The Technical Committee at their sole discretion and without appeal may decide to reassign certain vehicles into other categories depending on their original power – either above or below the average for the category corresponding to a vehicle’s classification by year alone.


High or low horsepower vehicles may be classified – upon review of the documentation by the Technical Committee – to a higher are lower category. They will compete using the speeds and times applicable in their reclassified category. Such decisions are made exclusively by the Technical Committee and cannot be appealed.



For award purposes points acquired during the event will be counted in the category corresponding to the year of manufacture and compared with results obtained by other competitors in that category.


Article 6-. Participants and Drivers

The crew of each vehicle will be composed of one driver and one co-driver, both of whom must hold a valid driving license. No one not registered for the event may drive in any of the stages.


Article 7-. Registration requirements

For logistic reasons the maximum number of registered vehicles admitted in the event will be 90. Only applications that are completely filled out and accompanied by the necessary documents, 2 photos of the car, 2 photos of the driver and 2 photos of the co-driver. Registration fees must be fully paid by the closing date. Applications will be accepted until 8 p.m. on April 18, 2017. The admission standards for participating vehicles are set by the Rally Maya Mexico organization in conjunction with the Mexican Federation of Classic and Collectible Vehicles, AC, their decision will be final.


Minors require written permission from their parents to compete, and must also fulfill all Rally requirements including having a valid driver’s license.


Article 8-. Advertising


Driver and co-driver names may only appear once on either side of the vehicle, and names may not occupy a space larger than 6 cm x 40 cm in total (2.4″ x 25″) including blood type.

Each vehicle may have a logo on either side indicating where it is from. Such logos must be no larger than 10 x 10 cm (4″ x 4″). NO OTHER ADVERTISING WILL BE ALLOWED ON VEHICLES UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE .


The Organizing Committee reserves the right to exclude any vehicle carrying unauthorized advertising from participating or registering in the event. All such decisions will be at the sole discretion of the Organizing Committee and final.


Article 9-. Technical Inspections

Vehicles presented for Technical Inspection must be in 90% of their original condition, faultless mechanical and cosmetic state with Rally and license plates in place and visible.


The technical inspections will cover the following points:

– Rally numbers fixed on both doors and trunk lid.

– Rally identification plates correctly mounted on the front and rear of the vehicle without covering any part of the license plate.

– Windshield wipers operating correctly.

– Legally required lights.

– Brake lights.

– Turn signals.

– Tires in good condition.

– 2 kg ABC type or similar fire extinguisher attached on the passenger side of the vehicle.

– License plates.

– Emergency hazard signs.


All inspection conditions must be met or the vehicle will not be allowed to participate in the event. Any such decision to exclude will be made by the Commissioner after consulting with technical inspectors, decisions will be final and the registration fee will not be refunded.


All vehicles must be in street legal condition to circulate. Only tires for normal use are permitted. Tires considered a “slick” are not allowed. Vehicles may use modified brakes, suspension, cooling and electrical systems only.


Participating vehicles will be allowed a maximum of 2 additional headlights which may only be installed at the front of the vehicle between the original headlights and at the same height. Such additional lights may only face front and be aligned in accordance with traffic regulations. Absolutely no swiveling lights are allowed.


Size: Circular lights cannot be more than 21 cm (8″) in diameter. Rectangular lights can be no larger than 200 cm² (31 in.²).


Organizers may order the removal of any additional lights that are against the spirit of these rules. This provision has always been governed by the criteria of  original condition and appearance of vehicles.


No sirens or flashing blue, red or strobe lights are allowed under federal or local public safety laws.


Article 10-. Departure

The countdown at the start of the event, as well as for daily departures and special stages is given on an individual basis with the vehicle fully stopped and the motor running.


The following countdown will be called out loud:

-20 seconds

-10 seconds

-5 seconds

-0 start


The last 5 seconds will be counted down one by one. If a participant who is already slated to leave is unable to start they will be allowed a push. Participants will depart at thirty second intervals between vehicles.

In the remaining stages competitors must start without a countdown, at exactly the hour, minute and second (Ideal Hour) indicated in their event logbooks.


Note: The following day’s order will be chosen by luck of the draw.


Article 11-. Time and Distance Measuring Instruments

The only instruments authorized in addition to those that come with a vehicle will be: Terratrip, Twin Master, GPS, chronometers and similar distance measuring instruments, on condition that the manufacturer can document that they do not include timing functions. No laptops or computers are allowed.


Article 12-. Pace Cars

The Organizing Committee is not responsible for theft or any type of damage or accident that participants may suffer before, during, and after the event. All competitors participate at their own risk and expense and must observe traffic laws.


Each group of 30 competing vehicles will be led by a pace car. It is completely against the rules to pass the Organization vehicle identified as Pace Car 1. Participants whose number is greater than 31 must not pass Pace Car 2, and so on successively every 30 vehicles, unless instructed to do so by an official. Drivers who pass the Pace Car will be penalized.


Article 13-. Assistance



Article 14-. Assistance II

Help will be available for competitors at the end of each stage (group of sections), the location of service areas will be announced. Support vehicles are not permitted in the same parking area as competition cars. Service can be performed around the arrival location at the end of every stage.


Article 15-. Service Areas

Service areas may be available around the arrival location at the end of each day, however not all locations have proper facilities. Support vehicles are not to be parked in the same area as competition cars.


Article 16-. Maximum time

Participants arriving at control stations 15 min. late  will be considered as having exceeded the maximum time with respect to their Ideal Time.


Article 17-. Driver behavior

Drivers must obey absolutely all local traffic laws throughout the race. They must drive carefully and follow all instructions issued by the Event Director. Leaning out of a moving vehicle is prohibited. Participants must remove their rally decals and plates at the end of the race.


Article 18-. Penalties

Penalties can be consulted in Schedule one of these Rules.


Article 19-. Arrival

Arrival will be on May 26, 2017 at a location indicated in the event logbook.


Article 20-. Ranking

Rankings will be awarded as follows:

– Ranking by Category

– Overall Ranking


Article 21-. Publication of Rankings

Stage and ranking results will be published every day throughout the competition as well as during the awards dinner and closing of the event.


Article 22-. Prizes

Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the General category.

Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at each stage for each category.

The Rally Maya Mexico Elegance Trophy will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.


Article 23-. Protests

Protests must be presented in writing along with a deposit of 5000 MXN; the deposit will only be refunded if the protest is justified.

Complaints over the validity of a registration, ranking of participants, drivers or vehicles must be presented no later than one hour following the end of the Technical Inspection prior to the event.

Complaints on the way in which groups or categories are constituted must be presented within one hour of their publication.

Any complaint about an error or irregularity in the results list must be presented within 30 min. of the official publication of such results.


Article 24-. General Rules

Registered participants agree to the following:

– They will read and obey these rules and their timetables.

– Acknowledge Rally Maya Mexico, S.A. de C.V. as the only ruling body of the event.

– They waive their right to present their case before a court or other legal authority with respect to controversies resulting from the actions of Organizers or the event in general.

– Rally Maya Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Organizers and officials of all open events may not be held liable for any damage caused by 3rd parties, other participants, drivers, passengers, employees or belongings and vice versa.


Article 25-. Official Time

The Official Time will be the time in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, synchronized to the minute and second with WWV Fort Collins, Colorado, US. This time will be transmitted over shortwave frequencies 2.5, 5, 10, 15 and 20 MHz. An event Official will be present at all daily departures to provide the correct time.


Article 26-. Checkpoints


Open checkpoints

Open checkpoints will be located along the entire route in order to verify that drivers are following the official course. They will be visible and announced. Crews who fail to respect the route will be excluded from ranking for that day. Departure and Arrival checkpoints will always be visible.


Hidden checkpoints

Checkpoints may be hidden during the Time and Speed stages anywhere along the route.


Visible checkpoints

Checkpoints will be fully visible to competitors. They will be located at the start and finish of time and speed sections. Their location will be indicated in the event logbook.


Organizers may decide whether or not to set up a checkpoint at the beginning or finish of a stage when the preceding or following stage is a Time, Speed and Distance (TSD).

There will be hidden checkpoints throughout the route to verify that the Ideal Time and speed are obeyed.

Hidden checkpoints will measure time to the second.

Differences with Ideal Time will be penalized one point for each second.


Time checks

Time Checks will be located throughout the route and readings will be measured in seconds.

Participants must wait outside a time checkpoint before going through at the set time.

Late or early differences with Ideal Time will be penalized one point per second.

No one is allowed to stop within 20 m of the checkpoint line, under penalty of 100 points.


Article 27-. Categories

Final categories will be constituted as follows:

Category A – up to 1931

Category B – 1932 to 1945

Category C – 1946 to 1959

Category D – 1960 to 1975


The overall “Rally Maya Mexico 2017” winner will be the participant with the least amount of points.

In the event of an equal number of points in the General category the oldest vehicle will be declared a winner.

The following will not be given a ranking:

  1. a) Participants without a car number.
  2. b) Participants who fail to follow the established route.
  3. c) Participants who arrive at a time checkpoint more than 15 min. late with respect to their Ideal Time.
  4. d) Participants who miss a checkpoint.
  5. e) Unsportsmanlike conduct.
  6. f) Participants whose vehicles are not registered in the event will be disqualified.



An exception can be made for a crew who misses a checkpoint (including hidden ones) for technical reasons. Such crews will be allowed to continue the following day and penalized 100 points for each checkpoint they miss from then on; on condition that the participants report to the Director in writing their intention to continue with the event within 30 min. of the official ranking announcement at the end of the day. Cases will be decided individually by the Director.


This exception is does not apply to the last stage of the event.

  1. g) Participants who remove official sponsor advertising from their vehicles.
  2. h) Participants whose number is not visible.
  3. i) Participants who fail to follow the event commissioner’s instructions; without appeal.
  4. j) Participants who break traffic laws.
  5. k) Participants whose vehicles were towed during any part of the route, whether on the actual competition stretches or on connecting sections.
  6. l) Participants who pass a checkpoint going the wrong way.
  7. m) Participants leaning out of a moving vehicle at any checkpoint are subject to penalties that can include disqualification.
  8. n) Participants who fail to cross the finish line at the end of the event will be excluded from the final ranking.