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فيلم توضيحي عن رالي اكتشف سورية 2007 مع اريبا

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The Syrian Automobile Club
Past & Present

Established in 1950 , the Syrian Automobile Club (SAC) became a member of the international Automobile Federation “FIA” in 1960 .
Since then it has been the official representative of this federation in the Syrian Arab republic.

SAC issues international driving licenses , international vehicle registration licenses , and customs passage carnets , and cooperates with other Automobile and touring clubs in promoting tourism and travel across countries . Moreover , SAC participates in all regional and international FIA conferences .

In the field of motor sport , SAC participated in some trials for rallies and speed tests in the 60s and 70s . However , this sport was neglected for a quarter of a century due, mainly , to economic and political reasons.
The year 1998 witnessed a comeback of this sport , when SAC participated in organizing the London Cape Town cross country rally passing through Syria .

SAC , in cooperation with all government authorities , spared no effort in making the Syrian stage a remarkable success and was voted the best among the twenty nine Countries the rally passed through .
SAC received many letters of appreciation from the organizing committee and the participants.

Ever since , motor sport momentum in Syria increased rapidly . In the year 2000 , SAC cooperated with “ Syroco “ a Syrian rally company , in organizing the first Syrian international rally which became a stage of the Middle East rally championship . S.A.C . continued its support during 2001 and 2002 .

In 2001 , another international cross-country rally the Master Rally from France to Jordan , a stage in the world cross – country championship passed through Syria , and in 2002 similar rallies “ Trial to the Nile “ ( Germany to Egypt ) and “ Midnight Sun to the Red Sea “ ( Norway To Jordan ) also crossed Syria . In all these international events, the same success story as for the London – Cape Town rally was repeated for Syria and for SAC. Praise and acclaim were made by European organizers , participants and Media.


International Cross Country Rallies


H
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story in Syria is not an abstract idea or a mere dusty manuscript in a library or museum . It is a living phenomenon which can be felt and seen anywhere in Syria.

This country is the cradle of many civilizations . The old kingdom of Ugarit devised the first alphabet thousands of year ago . On the banks of the Euphrates, man first cultivated the land . Alkhabour, one of that river’s tributaries once witnessed the discovery of copper to be made malleable. It has become universally acknowledged that Syria possesses a history second to none.

With this in mind , the Syrian Automobile Club started a campaign to attract the attention of foreign , specially western, tourists and motor sport lovers , to visit Syria . In addition to enhancing tourism in Syria , this campain will present Syria as it really is , not as the western media tries to show it . This campain achieved its goals as results show.


1- London Cape town Rally Nov. 1998

The first cross country rally London – Cape town organized by “HERO” England passed through Syria .More than 240 people from 16 different nationalities , in a caravan of 100 classic cars made the journey that lasted eleven weeks through 29 countries.

Entering Syria in “ Kasab” , the northern border town , SAC , in cooperation with all government authorities , organized a marvelous reception ceremony with brass band and easy border formalities . SAC staff accompanied the Rally for 2 days until reaching the Jordanian border , crossing the beautiful mountains , the great castles and a formal reception party in the Damascus Meridian hotel.


Organizers and participants Comments:

Lord steel Aikwood ( David steel the former leader of the British liberal part): participant in his Austin Gipsy wrote in a report to the Daily Telegraph … “ Syria has been voted the most helpful country … , a brass band in bright blue uniforms met the rally at the border , most efficient handlers to sweep through border formalities …”.

John Brown : president of HERO England the rally organizer : in many letters of gratitude to SAC “ … The Hero and Brown family is most grateful for your excellent organization … “.

Lionel and Priscilla Mayall in their Toyota land cruiser No.: A 26 .

“ a real adventure of a lifetime …….. every where school children cheered … never before have I found my arms tired from waving …. the memory of those children will remain with me long after return to our paler-faced brood”.

David Begins car No.: 2 in his 1923 Vauxhall after entering Syria “ … no intimidating encounters and all locals were fantastic in being helpful and friendly . It needs people with our experience to straighten the false impressions we are served up as news”…

Mark and Olpha Gibbon in their Jeep wrangler A.16 “ … then more dream like sequences …” , entering Syria “ … wasn’t the people meant to be the center of international terrorism ? … unbelievable welcome for over 300Km. Wonderful people and stunning hospitality , we will return when we wake up.”

2- The Master Rally 2001 : stage six of the cross country world championship:
More than 250 vehicles including 100 cars and 50 motorcycles , competing for the world championship , and a great number of organizers media and supply cars , plus 3 medical and photo aircrafts started from Marseilles in mid July 2001 , through eastern Europe around the Mediterranean countries to the finish point at “ Petra” Jordan.

Entering Syria the evening of 7 Aug. had there first night stop beside st. Simion Castle . Entering Syria was a unique experience , as Rene’ Medge , the Master Rally organization president, and a long time world champion in cross country rallies commented ,” SAC was more than 100% perfect in organization and assistance “.
The Master web side wrote :
On July 8, the rally covered 620 km from St. Simion , Aleppo to the great Euphrate DAM and lake Assad , then a 360 km special stage through ancient Rasafeh , then eastern Al-Heir palace to launch the night stop at the jewel of the desert “ Palmyra”. SAC organized a reception dinner party at the bedouin tent where high officials and a huge crowd welcomed the rally.

9 July , the rally covered another dessert special stage before entering Damascus , and a special route through the old city with cheering crowds and refreshment stops , then towards the Jordanian border where all formalities were very efficient and officials bid farewell to each person with folk dancing “ Debkeh” by the local folkloric band.

The “ Master” daily press bulletin was all about the unique experience entering and crossing Syria . It nearly neglected the most important news of a world championship rally . It ended with the following ,” We must not forget we are in a Race” and proceeded with the results of that day.

 
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