2022 Fleet Event Groep Thoen
With currently 10 dealerships that focus on Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and Skoda, Groep Thoen is an established name in the East Flemish mobility landscape. There could be no better partner to highlight changing mobility during a fleet event focused on Hybrid and EV cars. To support this event, Openroads designed a tour between a number of locations of Groep Thoen, during which the participants could get to know this new form of mobility and the matching cars from the VAG range in a challenging way.
Client: Groep Thoen
2022 DRIVR Rit 5
With a grand total close to 150 Miles of driving fun, this edition of the DRIVR Rally could not possibly disappoint. Nice weather, a great variation in participating cars and 85 happy people made sure this edition will never be forgotten.
2022 WAX-IT Rally 5.0: Little Switzerland
A spectacular rally with over 400 kilometers of driving fun, spread out over three countries in only two days. This recipe thrilled drivers and co-drivers in between a wide variety of cool stops and good food.
2022 Autofans Tour
Haspengouw provided a nice backdrop for the 3rd edition of the Autofans Tour. The region, famous for their large orchards, brought the participants some well deserved driving pleasure, before setting off to their final destination: Meguiars Belgium.
2022 Three Countries
Three countries, three times the fun. About fifty cars enjoyed their road trip through Luxembourg, Germany and Belgium before ending the trip at Belgium's highest peak where we enjoyed some local specialties.
A first visit to the region for Openroads and definitely not the last. This rally was a two-for-one road book that started off with narrow roads and tighter turns. About half-way the landscape evolved into a more open space with nice views, wider roads and fun undulations along the way.
2022 Zeeland Classic
After a two-year wait due to Covid-19, the time had finale come to host our Zealand Classic again. Perfect conditions with sunny skies, dry pavement and 120 miles of sheer driving fun made it the best season start possible. The participants got to enjoy a wide variety of views, roads and other cars during the day.
2021 WAX-IT Rally 4.0: Mosel Vineyards
For the fourth installment of the WAX-IT Rally Openroads chose the Mosel region, famous for the endless vineyards and fantastic views. With Germany just a stone's throw away the rally spanned across three different countries. The 240 mile road tour consisted of a mix of different road types, scenery and intensity making sure the two days of driving fun never ceased to amaze the participants.
The 1000Nm strong 2-door plug-in hybrid Polestar 1 is the first car built by Polestar and reflects the company's vision about sustainability, precision engineering and high tech. To let the Polestar 1 customers get a taste of the car's capabilities a road book was designed to showcase the complete array of capabilities this car has to offer. The result was a culinary rally focusing on quality, enjoyment and a wide range of different roads to enjoy the car.
2021 Team building
Openroads was contacted by a major Belgian insurance broker to provide a road book and rental cars for three team building events spanning over 12 days at three different locations. The third of three events took place in Flemish Brabant. Participants drove an entry-level road book around a 33 mile course on some scenic roads, ending at a winery for a tasting and lunch or diner. Openroads kept an eye on timing, helped the drivers with their rental vintage cars and explained the road book to the navigators.
Client: Private event
2021 Team building
Openroads was contacted by a major Belgian insurance broker to provide a road book and rental cars for three team building events spanning over 12 days at three different locations. The second of three events took place in the region around Ghent. Participants drove an entry-level road book around a 30 mile course on some scenic roads, ending at a winery for a tasting and lunch or diner. Openroads kept an eye on timing, helped the drivers with their rental vintage cars and explained the road book to the navigators.
Client: Private event
2021 Team building
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of a property developer in the West Flemish region, a road tour with vintage cars was the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing day out among colleagues. Openroads designed and delivered the custom made road book within a very tight deadline.
Client: Dazzle Events
2021 DRIVR Rit 4
After the Eifel region in 2019, the tour was moved to Luxembourg for the 2021 edition of the DRIVR tour. The land of perfect pavement, cheap fuel and amazing views provided the perfect backdrop for a fun-filled day.
This year the Ardennenrit started with an hour of driving through the Belgian Ardennes before ultimately ending up in Luxemburg to enjoy the smooth pavement even more. After about 150 miles the rally ended with an open air BBQ where we served hamburgers and dessert. About 40 cars and their passengers enjoyed another brilliant day on the road.
2021 Ardennen Light
Our fourth Light rally was the season opener of 2021. With 43 cars and great weather combined with good quality open roads, we could not have wished for a better start. Participating cars discovered a 150 mile road book around the valley of the Semois river.
2021 Team building
Openroads was contacted by a major Belgian insurance broker to provide a road book and rental cars for three team building events spanning over 12 days at three different locations. The first of three events took place in the Ardennes. Participants drove an entry-level road book around a 30 mile course on some scenic roads, ending at a winery for a tasting and lunch or diner. Openroads kept an eye on timing, helped the drivers with their rental vintage cars and explained the road book to the navigators.
Client: Private event
2020 Polders Light
The third installment of the Light concept paid a short visit to the Belgian Polders region. Twisty single track sections, muddy roads in places and a speck of rain in the first half hour made the day quite the challenge for the 55 participating cars. The drivers sure enjoyed their time behind the wheel of their prized possessions.
2020 WAX-IT Rally 3.0: Eifel Rennen
As is tradition with the WAX-IT Rally, we once again moved our target area. After Belgium and Luxembourg, the time had now come for the participants to explore Germany. The Eifel region has a very rich motorsport history, with legendary races at the Nurburgring and many hill climb events throughout the years. A lesser known event was the Eifel Rennen, a race on public roads from the 1920's which eventually sparked the need to build the Nurburgring. It was a street track, built out of normal roads in the vicinity of the Rursee. The old paddock area was based in Nideggen in a castle ruins, which now houses a Michelin-starred restaurant. The fourty cars got to enjoy the full Eifel Rennen experience, with a lap around parts of the old racetrack and lunch in the castle, before heading off to another motorsport themed location: Spa.
2020 Ardennen Light
Our second Light rally had old Belgian race tracks as a theme and sold out in record time. With a total distance of about 120 miles, the participants encountered many beautiful roads on their way from the Chimay race track to the Gedinne race track. With multiple border crossings between Belgium and France the participant enjoyed a lot of variation in scenery, greatly adding to the vacation feeling.
2020 Zeeland Light
Due to the pandemic, Openroads saw a lot of events cancelled or moved to 2021. To still be able to let our clients enjoy the open roads, we launched the Light concept. The first of four took place in Zealand and introduced 65 cars to the region. A bright and sunny day enhanced the vacation feeling, while the participants enjoyed 110 miles of driving fun.
The season opener was extra late this year, due to COVID-19. After a long lockdown the 40 participating cars and their drivers enjoyed the rally even more as they normally would. On the menu that day were the Belgian Ardennes and big parts of Luxemburg. The end was foreseen in Trois-Ponts as usual, albeit with a slightly adjusted BBQ formula to keep everyone safe and healthy.
2019 NSX Club Europe Tour
With only 1559 cars sold in Europe, Africa and the Middle East combined, the Honda NSX is a very rare car to come across. Seeing 38 of them in the same garage is therefor rather unique and a true sight to behold. A big part of the NSX Club Europe event was a road tour drawn by Openroads that brought the cars from their hotel to the infamous Nürburgring in Germany where the participants could watch VLN or go for a lap themselves.
2019 WAX-IT Rally 2.0: La Vallée Des Sept Châteaux
The second edition of this rally placed the bar twice as high for the organization. Driving this rally meant: A longer distance, even better road book, cooler venues and three countries. Pretty impressive for a rally that takes only a single day to complete. After waking up the participants left the reserved parking space of the hotel and continued into Luxembourg, the country of smooth tarmac and cheap fuel. After an intensive drive of about 120km, lunch was served in a chateau before the group set off again for the second part of the rally. The afternoon was spent in the forests of the German Rhineland region before returning to Belgium for the last stop of the day.
2019 Aston Martin Brussels Roadtrip
With a strict schedule, a maximum distance and a defined road type this was no easy job. The tour had to offer a challenge for the drivers, without asking too much of the inexperienced navigators. Openroads made sure the timing was realistic and designed a beautiful road book adjusted to the very specific characteristics of these luxury GT cars.
This year the rally started at the Bastogne War Museum, visited Luxemburg and ended in our well known BBQ location. Great weather, a fantastic variety of cars and approximately 85 happy people made sure that this was a day to not be soon forgotten. The rally went through our favorite part of the Benelux, where the participant could evaluate to do a 220, or a 260 km loop.
2019 Sharknose Tour
As a true BMW enthusiast, Openroads has been a fan and participant of the Sharknose Tour for years. This year we officially provided the roadbook for this awesome event, and guided about 40 cars through the western part of Belgium. The tour was more than just driving, as we got a chance to network during the ending BBQ and a guided tour around the facilities of Munich Icons.
2019 Autofans Tour
As the previous edition of the Autofans Tour was quite the success, the decision was made to do a follow up edition for this season. Zealandic Flanders was again the region of choice, but al be it in a slightly different version. This year over seventy cars explored the Delta project, in a fun and engaging road tour across some of the hidden spots higher on the map.
2019 DRIVR Rit 3
What do a restaurant with car parts scattered around, a go-kart track and a museum filled with priceless cars have in common? They all made sure this motorsport themed rally had some good stops to accompany the fantastic roadbook. No less than 52 cars enjoyed Germany and parts of Belgium on this unique event for Belgian car-blog DRIVR.be.
2019 Zeeland Classic
With 49 cars ranging from a classic Mini to a brand new GT3, the parking lot of Rennsport Chiptuning was the place to be for car lovers of all sorts. After the safety briefing the participants got to enjoy some sunshine and deserted roads, an ideal mix for a fun day out.
2019 Luxury Leads Rally
The second edition of the Luxury Leads Rally gathered some very specials cars for an epic rally. After a high class brunch the participants traded the Belgian scenery for the openness that Zealand has to offer. Deserted roads, beautiful landscapes and challenging corners combined with high quality venues made this event a true success.
2019 Nieuwpoort Drivers Days
What do an electric city Renault and a 1951 HWM Alta Jaguar formula one car have in common? In 2019 they both participated in the Nieuwpoort Drivers Days. A good indication of how wide the spectrum of this event really is. And that's not all, as a militairy air base and an exclusive run along the seashore were involved too. If you missed it, you've missed out. Luckily the event will be back in 2020 with even more on offer for both the participant and spectators.
2019 RSC Automobile Tour
Wake up on a sunny sunday morning with breakfast between over 100 classic cars, now that is something you seldom do. The day started with breakfast and a guided tour of the impressive workshop of RSC Automobile. The participants got to admire cars of all sizes, brands and eras. The cars had only one thing in common: they all had an incredible history. After the guided tour it was time to drive the beauties the participants brought themselves. With about 130 km of very varied roads to travel, the mood was great and the tour was a great success.
2019 4 Biz and Cars Q1
A good road book, informative speakers, good food and a wide variety of cars. What a way to start the new season. Zeelandic Flanders was the chosen region for this first edition of this recurring event. The participants enjoyed a nice drive through the countryside, stopped for lunch and informative business sessions and enjoyed their cars during the day.
2018 Bimmerboard Ardennenrit
The last publicly available road tour of 2018 was all about the unknown. A new area to discover, with roads that aren´t even on the map and a historic town that most have never heard of. The new area combined with a surprising stop and the good weather made this the perfect ending to a busy year.
2018 Autofans Tour
Autofans.be became ten years old this year, a perfect moment to get the readers involved by inviting them and their cars to a cool road tour through Zeelandic Flanders. Autofans has a very varied target audience, from McLaren to VW diesels, so the route had to be doable for everyone. After the 180 km journey, dinner was served and the day was ended in good company.
2018 Bimmerboard Haspengouw
After brunch brought to us by BMW Van Osch Tienen, the participants started their 180 km road tour through Haspengouw. Rolling hills with multi-colored fields brought variation along the route. On this hot and sunny day the participants enjoyed a cool down at the Wilderen brewery, before returning back to the BMW dealership.
The Ardennenrit is, just like the Zeeland Classic, a road tour fully organized by Openroads. This adventurous road tour offered a whopping 264 km of driving fun along some of the most challenging roads in Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. The road tour brought the participants to an open air barbecue. A rally that is true to the core values of Openroads.
2018 Nieuwpoort Drivers Days
After a first successful edition, the Nieuwpoort Drivers Days again contacted Openroads for the 2018 edition of the rally. The supercar rally was new for that year, a rally where the participants did a 200km rally towards France. Meanwhile the electric cars returned to form with a seperate road book covering about 160 km with a charging stop in between. On sunday the vintage cars stole the show in the morning and in the afternoon it was the concours d'élégance that entertained the spectators.
2018 Zeeland Classic
The Zeeland Classic is Openroads´ entry level road tour. This tour is ideal to get to know the company, our way of working and the basic concept of driving and navigating in a rally. The road book is kept simple to give everyone a chance to learn how to navigate, while the more experienced enjoyed the route and scenery with an excellent vacation feeling to it. The sun may not have participated that day, but of enthusiasm there was no shortage.
2018 Luxury Leads Rally
Nothing was left to chance at the Luxury Leads Rally. An event with a true high class luxury feel to it where driving was important, but food and fun were not forgotten. After the start with a royal breakfast the thirty cars departed towards the most southern part of Zeeland, past wide open nature and beautiful natural pools decorating the scenery. Throughout the day the participants were treated to some culinaire outstanding degustations.
2018 WAX-IT Rally 1.0: Au Coeur des Collines
Sunny skies, rolling hills and a diverse group of participants made this road tour into a true success. The 210 km long road tour went straight through the beautiful Pays Des Collines and treated the participants to some extraordinary sights, fun roads and challenging corners. After the departure at WAX-IT, a world renowned detailing company, the tour paused at an exclusive venue with an automotive touch, to end in a 17th century castle for dinner.
2017 Bimmerboard 10 Years: Ardennenrit
After the road tour earlier in the year, a second one was planned at the other side of the country. The road tour started at the airfield near Saint-Hubert for a 225km ride along challenging roads. After the rally the participant was treated to dinner, with a unique view of the airplanes. Openroads again took care of the complete organization of the event.
2017 Gentleman´s Rally: Ardennenrit
After the big success of the UK edition, a second rally was designed to further promote the Gentleman´s Fair. A two-day road tour was created that took the participants on a journey straight through the Ardennes and into the Eifel region on the first day, while the second day was marked by a visit to Belgian car designer Gillet Automobiles. Openroads again designed the route, took care of all start and stop places and made sure every participant got a good picture as a long lasting memory.
2017 Nieuwpoort Drivers Days
The Nieuwpoort Drivers Days is an ambitious event organized for and by petrolheads where driving is an important part of the event itself. The event positioned itself strongly in the Belgian car scene, with a first for the country: an all electric rally. The 33 electric cars completed the 180 km long rally, with the help of a temporary charging station at start/finish in Nieuwpoort itself. On Sunday the oldtimers took the same route under clear blue skies. Openroads designed the route with diversity of the participants in mind, took care of the safety briefing and made sure every participant had a nice picture to remeber the event.
2017 Bimmerboard 10 Years: Westhoek
To highlight the tenth anniversary of the biggest and most active BMW forum in Belgium, Bimmerboard.be, Openroads was commissioned to design two road tours for their members. The first one took place on the sixth of May and departed at BMW Verhelst in Ostend, for a 200 km journey through the Polder region. Openroads took care of the event from start to finish, with the road book, lunch, stopping places and logistics all done in house.
2016 Gentleman´s Rally: UK
During the last sun rays of 2016, the very first edition of the Gentleman´s Rally was driven. The day was filled, with a road tour of approximately 200 km through High Weald, a visit to Classic Jaguar Racing and a tasty lunch at a very English location. Breakfast and dinner were served on the ferry to not lose any time during the day. Openroads designed the route, made sure the timing was perfect and took care of the pictures of the drivers during the rally.