The Lombard Rally Festival Cheltenham Racecourse
Join us to recreate the famous stage used on many rallies in the 1970s and 80s, including the iconic Tour of Britain. The enormous spectator pleasing jump from that period is now gone, sadly, but a low speed, technical stage will welcome spectators and entrants alike on August 20th.
Early Bird Spectator Tickets are now available until 30th June - get them at the reduced price, before they go up:
After this we return to the North East and the equally iconic Albemarle stage on the edge of Newcastle - scene of many great battle. Again a great spectator area and higher speed stage will welcome on September 3rd.
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 kicked off our series on April 8th and 9th based in Harrogate.
On August 20th we are in Gloucestershire at Cheltenham Racecourse, overlooked by the edge of the Cotswolds.
Entry Details here
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 aa airfield stage used on the Lindisfarne International Rally, the Hadrian Centurion Rally and many other events alike. Full spectator facilities, catering and shopping opportunities, what a day out it will be.
In mid-October we will be adding another event - location to be announced soon.
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.