“Chelmsford Motor Club is pleased to welcome you to its annual historic road rally, The East Anglian Classic.
We are once again delighted to be a round of the HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship. After several years on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders we are delighted to announce that the 2015 event will run in Essex. The start/finish venue will be the Elsenham Golf and Leisure Club, MR 167 546265. This is very close to Stansted Airport and the M11 and although the venue has no accommodation there are many hotels in the Stansted area.
We will also be adopting a slightly different format, using the classic stage and targa rally venue Wethersfield Airfield as our sole test venue, which will be visited twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. This will enable us to provide the high quality special tests for which Chelmsford Motor Club are famous, while ensuring they are suitable for historic vehicles and varied enough to provide fair competition for all vehicles.
This year we will again be running The East Anglian Classic Run, a closed to club event for pre-1986 cars, which avoids the need for competition licences. Navigation for the Run will be by marked map, and the route and tests will be exactly the same as the Rally, so this will provide an ‘bridge’ between classic runs and the HRCR championship for those wishing to progress in their classic motorsport.
Again we will be supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance, which provides airborne response across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire funded entirely by charitable donation. £10 per entry will be donated by the club, and competitors are offered the opportunity to make a further donation using the entry form.
The route will cover around 140 miles around the picturesque lanes of North- and Mid- Essex, many of which have not seen a rally car for several years. The type and format of last year’s regularities was well received and this year’s event will be no different including one section of traditional plot’n’bash. Navigation will be straightforward and the types of navigation used will be defined in the final instructions to avoid any confusion.
This year’s entry fee will include bacon rolls and coffee for breakfast and an awards buffet where you will be able to recall the day’s exploits and hopefully collect some silverware.
We are grateful for the support of our new sponsors, Benson School of Motoring and look forward to a long and mutually successful association with them.”