RALLY MAYA MEXICO 2017
CAMPECHE, YUCATAN AND QUINTANA ROO WILL HOST THE FOURTH EDITION OF RALLY MAYA MEXICO 2017
- Mayakoba Residences, Andaz Mayakoba and Mayakoba Resort are the official sponsors of the Rally Maya Mexico 2017
- Mayakoba Residences will host a Golf Cup Rally Maya México Mayakoba 2017 on the 27th of May 2017, as well as the closing dinner and awards ceremony.
- The most important rolling automotive museum in Latin America will be held from May 19th to the 28th, with the participation of 110 competitors from Mexico and other countries from around the world.
Mexico City, February 22, 2017.- Considered the only rolling museum in the world, the Rally Maya Mexico 2017 will hold its fourth edition from May 19 th to 28th 2017, with the presence of 110 vehicles from Mexico and abroad. The Rally Maya Mexico is known as one of the most important antique car events in Mexico and the world.
Mayakoba Residences will be one of the official sponsors of the Rally Maya Mexico 2017. Known as one of the most exclusive real estate projects in the Riviera Maya designed for those who seek to extend their stay at Mayakoba and want to make their experience a permanent aspect of their Lifestyle.
Mayakoba Residences is part of Mayakoba Resort, another great sponsor of this automotive event. This exclusive complex is located within the Riviera Maya and has been developed with a sustainable and ecological view. Mayakoba has obtained several sustainability awards and is characterized by high standards of service and exclusivity offered to all its guests.
The residential offer by Mayakoba Residences has continued to grow over the years, with innovative and architectural proposals by each of the brands within the residences.
Rosewood Residences offers those who want to make Mayakoba their home, an elegant and fine collection of 33 residences. The interior design is the work of New York designer Thom Filicia and the architectural design by GVI (Gómez Vazquez International).
The Fairmont Residences project offers two types of products: one as fractional ownership with three and four bedrooms, and another Full Ownership of three to four bedrooms; Architectural design was by SB Arquitects, while the interior design by Rodrigo Vargas.
Fairmont Heritage Place Mayakoba has 30 luxurious fully furnished three and four bedroom residences in six buildings overlooking the Mayakoba waterways, adjacent to the prestigious El Camaleon golf course.
Finally, Banyan Tree residences have panoramic views of the El Camaleon golf course and the crystal clear waterways in their surroundings. Their majestic architectural design was by the firm Architrave Design & Planning. This attractive project is sold in its entirety.
The third official sponsor who joined the Rally Maya Mexico 2017 is the Andaz Mayakoba Resort, the fourth member of the Mayakoba family. Andaz Mayakoba Resort offers thrilling experiences that immerses guests in a hidden paradise with nine miles of clear waterways surrounded by mangroves and lagoons, flora and fauna, as well as more than 200 species of tropical birds. Its surroundings transport guests to a lush natural environment where experiences are inspired by the local cuisine and personalized service.
ABOUT RALLY MAYA MEXICO 2017
In a circuit of 200 thousand kilometers via the roads of the Yucatan Peninsula, this traditional car rally will once again seek to enhance the world of historic motoring, as well as social responsibility actions; with the donation of wheelchairs, hearing aids and guidance on health issues for Mayan communities of Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.
“In addition to promoting sports tourism among lovers of antique cars, we want to show participants the natural, cultural, gastronomic and archaeological richness of the Mayan World” said Benjamin de la Peña Mora, founding president of the Rally Maya Mexico. “We have been working hard to contribute to those who need it the most in various Mayan communities” added Benjamin de la Peña Mora.
On this occasion, with the support of Fundación Telmex and the contribution of competitors and sponsors such as Quaker State, medical treatment will be provided to children with type 1 diabetes, hearing impaired and disabled who require wheelchairs and women will be offered health care and medical advise about Hysterectomies by the Foundation United for Chivis. The Carlos Slim Foundation, will offer talks on the importance of organ donation.
During the timed competition, 220 participants from Mexico and countries of Europe, North and Central America, will enjoy some of the natural and cultural attractions of Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo aboard their classic cars, most of them collections from the years 1922 to 1975.
THE RALLY MAYA MEXICO 2017 AGENDA
The Rally Maya Mexico 2017 will begin with the welcome and exhibition of cars on May 18th and 19th at the Centro de Convenciones Carmen XXI Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche.
On the 19th, guests will enjoy a welcome dinner and cocktail presented by Mayakoba Residences at Andaz Mayakoba.
On the 20th, there will be a parade of cars and cultural activities for the enjoyment of the riders and companions inside Mayakoba Resort.
On the 21st, the departure will be made from Ciudad del Carmen to Champotón, where wheelchairs will be delivered and then transferred to the city of Campeche, followed by a luncheon.
On the 22nd participants will leave from Campeche to Calkiní, where more wheelchairs will be delivered to children in the community. That same day, participants will visit Isla Arena, the Museum of Pedro Infante and the Cocodrilario and then drive to Uxmal, where an awards ceremony will take place.
On the 23rd, the archaeological site of Uxmal will be visited and later head towards Ticul and Tekit, where more donations of wheelchairs will be made. After visiting the cenotes of the Santa Barbara area in Homún, they will go to Mérida where an awards dinner for the Elegance Award will take place, with the special delivery of the Franck Muller Trophies to the first three places.
On the 24th there will be an exhibition and technical revision of the vehicles at the Convention Center Siglo XXI and a visit to Celestún in buses, so that participants admire the natural beauty at the Flamingo Reserve.
On the 25th of May, the competition will restart with the departure of participants to Motul, Temax and Uayma, where they will give different donations to the children of these communities, and then head towards Valladolid, where cultural and craft activities will be enjoyed.
THE RALLY MAYA MEXICO 2017 AND MAYAKOBA
On the 26th, participants will drive towards Cobá and visit this archaeological zone and then go towards Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen, and finally towards the final arch located at Mayakoba.
Participants will stay at Andaz Mayakoba, who will enjoy spacious guest rooms with natural light overlooking the mangroves, tropical gardens, golf course or Caribbean Sea, inspired by the local area with a mixture of elegant amenities and handmade decoration with minimalist designs.
On May 27th, Rally Maya Mexico participants, sponsors and organizers will participate in the Golf Cup Rally Maya México Mayakoba 2017, sponsored by Mayakoba Residences. Later that evening, guests will enjoy the awards and closing dinner that will be held at Andaz Mayakoba.
MAYAKOBA RESORT AND MAYAKOBA RESIDENCES
Mayakoba Residences is a sociably responsible company that seeks to collaborate in an altruistic way in all its actions, therefore 2% of the registered sales of all the participants of the Rally Maya Mexico who acquire properties in Mayakoba, will support the following associations:
- Mexican Diabetes Association Capitulo Campeche A.C.
- Center for Care of Patients with Chronic Diseases
- Mexican Association of Diabetes in the Southeast
- Chivis (Hysterectomy Awareness with Truthful Information in Health Research)
Additionally, Mayakoba Resort will join this initiative and invite all the children of these associations to spend a full day at the resort, so they may enjoy the activities offered by Mayakoba, such as archery, golf, kayaking, and more.
SUPPORT TOWARDS THE RALLY MAYA MEXICO 2017
The federal, state and municipal governments of Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo have joined this competition since its inception in 2014. As in previous editions, the Secretary of Tourism (Sectur) will support the Rally Maya Mexico with special roadside assistance by Los Angeles Verdes, Federal Police and SCT, as well as INAH, who will facilitate visits to the archaeological sites. The Rally Maya Mexico joins the Sectur Travel Program for Mexico by promoting road tourism in this area of the country, considered the safest and with a unique natural, cultural and historical richness.
In coordination with the state and municipal governments, the Rally Maya Mexico 2017 invites artisans and merchants based in the towns that are part of the official route, to exhibit their products to the participants of the Rally, which generates income for the Mayan communities.
It should be noted that the Rally Maya Mexico begins a new stage with the endorsement of the Mexican Federation of Antique Automobiles and A.C. (FMAAC), the VINTAGE National Commission, the Mercedes Benz Mexico Club, the International Federation of Ancestors Vehicles (FIVA), the Southeast Automobile Museum and the Iconographic Museum of the Pan American Race.
In this annual competition, cars must meet special requirements, such as: to be over 40 years old, have 90 percent originality and participate in four age categories, such as vehicles manufactured from 1915 to 1931, 1932 to 1949, 1950 to 1960 and from 1961 to 1975.
For more information visit:
The Route, Rally Maya 2017