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Liège-Brescia-Liège Rally 2008

July 2008 marked the 50th anniversary of a round-trip rally from Liège in Belgium to Brescia in Italy. What made this rally special was that all the vehicles had engines of less than 500cc. To mark the anniversary, British classic car enthusiast Malcolm McKay organised a rally that would follow the original route from Liege through Germany, Austria, Italy and Slovenia. 54 microcars, divided into 'authentic' (under 500cc) and 'spirit' (under 700cc) categories, began the 2008 rally on July 11th and despite the Alpine terrain and the age of many vehicles only four failed to complete the first 1000 miles to Brescia. After 10 days on the road, the cars, drivers and support teams celebrated the event with a gala dinner in Liège. Of course, there were trophies for every team that completed the challenge. There were also a number of individual awards, including the Marque Team trophy (won by the Messerschmidtt Tigers), the Ecurie Team trophy (winners: Noddy & Friends), a Navigator's Trophy, Driver's Trophy, Charities' Prize, Concours D'Elegance, Concours De Confort, a Veteran's Prize and a Ladies Prize. The trophies and awards were all supplied and engraved by Uppermost. Scroll down for images of the gala dinner and from the rally itself:

Trophies lined up at the presentation of awards for the 2008 Liege-Brescia-Liege rally for sub-500cc cars
Trophies lined up at the presentation of awards for the 2008 Liege-Brescia-Liege rally for sub-500cc cars. All these trophies were supplied and engraved by Uppermost.
Britain's Mark Smith and Jane Southgate celebrate their awards for the 2008 Leige-Brescia-Liege microcar rally
Britain's Mark Smith and Jane Southgate celebrate their awards for the 2008 Leige-Brescia-Liege microcar rally. The trophies were supplied and engraved by Uppermost.
Award winners from the 2008 Leige-Brescia-Liege microcar rally
Award winners from the 2008 Leige-Brescia-Liege microcar rally. These star awards were supplied and engraved by Uppermost.