The 12th annual Historic Rally Car Register Open Day goes back to the beginning
Many acknowledge that the 1960 RAC rally saw the first real loose surface special stage in the UK. At Monument Hill in Scotland, the RAC organisers hinted at a new direction, away from the public road navigational challenges of old. The two-mile test of rough, loose track set the pattern for future events, and Erik Carlsson and Stuart Turner showed the world how they should be driven.
60 years on from that pivotal event, historic rallying is now a multidisciplinary sport, with much to offer. From road rallying with its regularity challenges and driving tests, to flat-out forest and tarmac stages, and from bucolic scenic tours to the intensity of sprint and hillclimb speed events, the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) celebrates this diversity.
So, for the 2020 HRCR Open Day, visitors will be encouraged to explore three distinct halls; ‘Speed’, ‘Stage’, and ‘Road and Tour’. Each dedicated area will be packed with event organisers and equipment suppliers offering advice and help, and each will have dedicated HRCR expertise on hand to guide visitors to the HRCR Championship that’s right for them.
Preparation is, of course, essential to success. Throughout the day a series of short forums will explore car and personal preparation, together with advice and tips for those new to each discipline. Each forum will be supported by examples of genuine cars competing today, so visitors can really see what’s involved.
Forest of Dean members attend Gaydon HRCR Open Day