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LOMBARD RALLY BATH - Visits Wiscombe Park

Saturday October 20th 2018

The Lombard Rally Bath will recreate part of what the Lombard RAC Rally was to rally fans througthout England, Wales and Sotland giving drivers the opportunity to re-visit some of the stages which were central to the competition in 1976 when the city of Bath was home to the world championship event.

The Lombard Rally Bath will visit such iconic stages as Longleat and Cricket St Thomas but enthusuasts who appreciate rallying of the 1970s and 1980s will only be able to witness the evocative machines in the environment of a stage utilised in 1976 and that is Wiscombe Park. On the morning of Saturday October 20th. the hill climb course will be used 'in the correct direction' unlike forty-two years ago when the stage saw the cars descending the hill climb course then climbing through the paddock area before tackling 'Whitmoor Drive'.

As befits an event which pays homage to a halcyon period of rallying the opportuniy to get up close and personal with the drivers and cars will be a fetaure of the action at Wiscombe Park where spectator facilities will include commentary, interviews, refreshments and toilets.

The Lombard Rally Bath is a 'tour' type of event and not a competitive rally but with stars from the world stage of rallying one can expect to witness enthusiastic driving none the less as the stars of yesteryear are re-united with their mounts of decades ago or machines some of which have been built especially for this event.

 

An amazing entry of over 120 crews includes such names as:

Stig Blomqvist/Bjorn 'Captain' Cederberg Audi Quattro - Group B,
David Llewellin/Jonathan Williams Metro 6R4 - ex Tony Pond
Jimmy Mc Rae/Ian Grindrod Opel Manta 400
Graham Elsemore/Stuart Harrold Triumph TR7 V8
Dessie McCartney/Robin Eyre-Maunsell Ford Fiesta 1600
Peter Clarke/Peter Henri Clarke Ford Escort RS2000 (PCA 42)
Tony Fowkes/Nicky Porter/Wendy Porter Mercedes Benz 450SLC
Louise Aitken-Walker/Gina Walker Talbot Lotus Sunbeam
John Midgley/John Pullen Toyota Celica (ex TTE Hannu Mikkola)
Rosemary Smith/Dave Watkins Ford Escort Twin Cam
Warren Philliskirk/Gary Green Triumph Dolomite Sprint (ex works)

From a car perspective the entry includes such interesting machines as the 'Golden Wonder Crisps' Rover SD1, Lancia Delta Integrale, Austin Healey 3000, Ferrari 250 (replica), 'Puff' the 1970 World Cup Rally Austin Maxi, Lancoa 037, Renult 5 Maxi Turbo, Sunbeam Rapier, Renaukt A110, Datsun 240Z, Vauxhall Chevette HSR (ex Jimmy McRae), Lancoa Stratos, Saab 96, Ford Escort Twin Cam, (ex works FEV 5H) and the list goes on .... and on ......!!!

 

Useful Info........

Admission at the gate: £5.00 (accompanied children under 14 go FREE). Gates Open: 10.00

Car Parking: FREE

Car number 1 due at Wiscombe Park circa 11.00.

Further details available @ www.lombardrallybath.co.uk

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Wiscombe Ltd is the management company for motor sport at Wiscombe Park and as such does not organise individual events at the venue.and although entries to events at Wiscombe Park are taken in good faith, with every effort being made to adhere to the published programme, the company cannot accept responsibility for the failure of any car or driver to appear.