The Lombard Rally Festival Newcastle - Witton Castle

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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 Festival Series of Events started in 2021. Following the huge success of our rally recreation events, in 2021 we took them to new parts of the UK.

In 2022 we kick off our series on April 8th and 9th with our sister event, Mintex Rally Yorkshire, based in Harrogate.

On July 16th and 17th we return to the North East of England, not in Northumberland as last year, but at Witton Castle near Bishop Auckland (DL14 0DE). Like all of the summer's events, it will run at a single venue, with eight runs during the day on a single stage. The weekend will conclude a classic car event on the Sunday.

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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 Festival Newcastle. In 2022 we will recreate a stage used in the 1980s on the Lombard RAC Rally. Starting on a smooth loose surface, before moving onto tarmac in front of our dedicated event area, it will be entertaining for both entrants and spectators alike. Full spectator facilities, catering and shopping opportunities, what a day out it will be.

In early September we will return to the North East with another single venue event at another all tarmac venue.

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November brings us back to Bristol for the fantastic Lombard Rally Bath, with, for the second time, stages run in the dark. Our special guests on the event will be the cars and drivers of the works Mini team from the 1960s - including Paddy Hopkirk and Brian Culcheth.