Lombard Rally Bath and Lombard Rally Festivals - bringing historic rally cars, hero drivers and great entertainment

Our rally demonstration events feature historic cars rarely seen in action, letting the driver bring the car to places it wouldn't otherwise go and letting the watcher see things they wouldn't be able to normally. Get to talk to the car owners and drivers, up close.

Grimsthorpe Castle on the Last Weekend in June - glad to be back! Yes, that will be the third running. New, Lombard Rally Liverpool on August 17th based at Aintree - taking our Lombard Rally Festivals to Scotland for the first time at Craufurdland Castle at Kilmarnock on August 31st and September 1st to a stunning venue. Our second new Stately Home event - Lombard Rally Festival Revesby, as part of the new Lincolnshire Wolds Car and Bike Show on September 14th and 15th. Of course, the seventh running of Lombard Rally Bath follows in October

No other series of historic rally car demonstration events offers such venues for the drivers, combined with such a spectacle for the spectator. Each event will offer a special hospitality zone for spectators, the chance to interact with the drivers and the cars, with other displays and attractions for the family.

lombard-rally-bath-2021 Richard Mawson at Great Tew

We are proud to have organised the UK's first historic rally tour with untimed special stages in 2018 in Bath and started bringing the concept to other parts of the UK in 2019. The process continues with our Rally Festivals around the country. We hope that you can join us, whether as an entrant or as a spectator.

Back in the 1970s and 1980s the competitive sections of the Lombard RAC Rally took place largely in forests which were not easy for spectators to visit. In 1977 the concept of the first day visiting spectator stages at stately homes and other more accessible venues. Our events are designed to recreate that, to allow you to get up close to cars from that period.

Brunton 1

If you fancy having a go, we can organise a hire car for you from a number of independent suppliers - you don't have to be as sideways as this! Some tuition in the car before the event will also be available.

On our events at more than one venue there will be some navigation involved which is deliberately designed to be as easy as possible. Once again, it is possible to organise tuition for this as well.  So taking part in one of our events can be a truly family affair!

Other events have followed our lead, as they say, imitation is the sincerest type of flattery!

Join us on the original and the best historic rally car demonstration events in the UK.

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Great Tew Peugeot
Dave Kedward Cheddar Gorge

We look forward to seeing you soon on a Lombard Rally Bath or Lombard Rally Festival event.


Organised by Rally Enthusiasts for Rally Enthusiasts and others who want to learn about a period frequently described as the 'Golden Years of Rallying'.

Whether amazing cars from the period, or amazing drivers from the period, they each have great tales to tell. We welcome the drivers who want to recreate what those lucky enough to have taken part, experienced at the time - make sure that you join us! Whether you join us to spectate, or whether you would like to hire a Ford Escort Mk2, a Vauxhall Chevette HSR  or a MG Maestro and enter - we can help.