The UK's First and Premier Historic Rally Car Tour with untimed special stages.
A tour with untimed special stages, set up to recreate exactly as they would have been on the iconic Lombard Rally in the 1970s and 1980s. Come and join us to experience rallying as it was, but without the pressure!
Lombard Rally Bath will continue in 2022, as 2021 to include two stages in the dark on Friday evening. One of the spectator attractions in period was seeing the spotlights on the cars flashing across the sky - that will be back. This will be before the return of our usual meet and greet evening, now held at Mollies Diner, near the M5 and Cribbs Causeway, North Bristol.
2022's Lombard Rally Bath will celebrate the amazing achievements of the Abingdon built works Minis, with a selection of the cars and drivers taking part. We expect to host Paddy Hopkirk, the winner of the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in a Mini and Brian Culcheth who was one of the last works Mini drivers.
Entries are now open for 4th and 5th November 2022. Email us below for more details. Join Geoff Twigg will drive the same Mini that he took part in the 1976 Lombard event in, amongst other Mini drivers including Peter Valentine, another works driver from the time, plus 24PK, one of the first privately owned Abingdon built Minis.
Other star cars and star drivers will also join us.
We will kick off on Friday with a traditional rally "signing on", we hope to reinstate the Rally Forum in 2021, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Saturday will see the cars tackling further venues, before returning to Bristol, in all we will be running some fourteen stages. Lunch will be taken at Prescott Hill, all being well.
Watch out for our VIP Packages for the event! Including opportunities such as:
A ride in the co-drivers seat for the whole event,
Attendance at the Rally Dinner on Saturday Evening in Bristol.
A Hospitality Package to spectate and join the crews for lunch.
A VIP Hospitality Package including a scenic tour in the Cotswolds to experience in your own car.
Rent a Ford Escort Mk2, with pre-event tuition available (for an additional cost)
Would like to have a go but don't have a navigator? - we always have experienced co-drivers wanting "a ride" or maybe you have someone who would like to co-drive but is worried about making a mistake - don't worry, we will happily get one of the organising team to talk through the job of "the sack of potatoes" to help!
SPECTATORS WILL BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR THEIR DRIVER OF THE DAY ON OUR NEWLY DEVELOPED APP. WATCH OUT FOR THE QR CODE AT THE SPECTATOR STAGES TO VOTE. WILL IT BE THE SMARTEST CAR, THE DRIVER WHO GET'S MOST SIDEWAYS, OR THE CAR WITH THE BEST ENGINE NOTE?
We look forward to welcoming many more entrants from outside the UK, as many were unable to travel previously due to travel restrictions. Act fast! We don't expect spaces to last long.
How about a Lombard Rally Bath Hoodie to celebrate what is rapidly becoming an iconic event. Usual S.M.L.XL and XXL sizes at £29.50 plus £2.50 p&p in the UK. Email us to order.
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