2014 will see more changes from last year seeing the introduction of a Targa rally. Will Rogers has once again taken on the event and has promised some different scenery and a new test venue location. We have retained the Forestry test offering smooth gravel roads. On many of the tests, we will retain our Solo-style numbered and arrowed cones system to help show the route.
The total route will be about 160 miles on public roads and we have squeezed about 108 miles into regularity, split into six sections. The navigation on the 2014 event will NOT be difficult. Some of the route information will be given out in our comprehensive road book and there will be some sections to pre-plot. Other sections will be ‘ready to go’ giving you the first five miles (or so) as pre-plot with the rest of the route given at the Regularity Start. Also a couple will be easy Plot & Bash. Look on our website for the 2009 and 2010 navigation. www.rossmotorsports.co.uk to help warm the taste buds!
As last year the start is in the Heart of the Royal Forest of Dean at Beechenhurst lodge situated near Speech House hotel. Beechenhurst will host both the Friday and Saturday noise and scrutineering. You can purchase a soft drinks and food on the Friday and Saturday. The Forest of Dean has many places to eat and stay. All competitors will be able to purchase breakfast, tea or coffee from the start venue at Beechenhurst to get your day going!
The entry fee this year includes a hot lunch with dessert at a test venue with tea or coffee, and an after-event cold buffet meal at our own clubhouse in Ross-on-Wye town centre where the bar will be open while the results are being calculated. There will be up to 7 tests and the roads along the route offer spectacular scenery including views of the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and Herefordshire Countryside.
Apart from the traditional pen and paper entry form, as in recent years you may enter electronically. Either download an entry form from the Club website, or e-mail the secretary to send you one. Complete it on screen, save it and e-mail it to the secretary, having paid your entry fee by BACS to the Club Account. Details in ASR 10.
We look forward to sharing the delights of the Ross Traders Historic Tour 2014 with you.
For those needing accommodation before and/or after the event, please visit www.visitforestofdean.co.uk or you can telephone the Ross Tourist Information Office on 01989 562768.
You might like to see how the entry list is progressing with regular updates from mid June on our website.”