The Lombard RAC Rally in Bath in 1976.
Tim Nash, who thought up this event, taking part in the Rally that inspired Lombard Rally Bath. These pictures show Tim, with co-driver Chris Denham, in their Mazda Rx3 on loose surface stages that made up most of the rally in those days, plus the start in Great Pulteney Street, Bath.
The Lombard Rally Series of Events in 2021. Following the huge success of our rally recreation events, in 2021 we are taking them to new parts of the UK.
We will kick off the 2021 series with a visit to our first full event, a return to Mintex Rally Yorkshire, based in the Spa town of Harrogate, on 9th to 11th April. Run to a similar format to Lombard Rally Bath, with social events at the Majestic Hotel on Friday and Saturday evening, sandwiching a great rally tour route around Yorkshire, visiting iconic stage venues used in the 1970s and 80s by the Mintex Seven Dales Rally.
In May we move to Mid-Wales to a well known rally destination, all on tarmac. Full details will be released soon.
On 3rd July we return to the North of England, moving up to the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area to recreate for the first time the many rallies based in the area in the past, with Lombard Rally Newcastle. In 2021 this event will be at a single venue only, Brunton Airfield near Seahouses, with many other attractions, before becoming a full three day tour with special stages in 2022. With more than one stage layout available at the venue, full spectator facilities, catering a shopping opportunities, what a day out it will be.
In August another one day, single venue event will see the series move to the South of England, with similar facilities to those offered in the North East - another great day out.
October brings us back to Bath before December winds up the year with the Santa Sleighride event in Gloucestershire.