The 2024 Dakar Rally ended a few days ago. Millions of fans around the world followed the main event. The 2024 Dakar Rally Classic was taking place at the very same time as the main event. This throwback category features vehicles that once participated in the famous off-road race. Just over 100 competitors vehicles were entered in the 2024 Dakar Rally Classic. These crews competed in a regularity rally. Teams were judged on their closeness to a preset average speed for every stage.

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Several automotive brands were represented in this year’s event. These included Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Nissan, Toyota, Land Rover, Porsche, Renault and Citroen among others. The crews are a complete mish-mash of madmen and ladies from around the world. There was even a father-daughter duo from Cape Town piloting a 1986 Porsche 911 (Martini-liveried car pictured). They all there for the fun of it more than the outright speed. The main aim is to finish, perhaps giving a slight indication of what the main race is about.

Click here to check out some great action images captured during the 2024 Dakar Rally.

These oldies may not provide the same, high-flying action images that we’ve come to expect from the main race, but it’s still really cool to see them competing. If you enjoy this bespoke gallery of images please feel free to share using the social media buttons at the bottom of this post.

All images provided by and used with the kind permission of the ASO.