“We have pleasure in inviting you to take part in the Solway Historic Rally. Following the success of the Solway Classic Weekend last year we are continuing with a similar format. For those with long memories the Solway was a popular stage rally for many years and the first event of that name gave a seventeen year old Malcolm Wilson his first outright win. The rally was later run as the first historic rally in the North. The event is being run to aid local good causes.
The event will start and finish at the Energus Lillyhall. 60 cars will take part, made up of 30 historics and 30 in the Targa event. The organisers reserve the right to alter the numbers in each event depending on entry numbers.
The event is compact with a maximum of 100 road miles in west Cumbria taking in some of the lesser known areas of our beautiful county.
The event is run as a closed to club event to avoid the cost of an MSA competition licence. WMC membership is included in the entry fee and will run until December 2015
As part of the Go Motorsport Initiative we are offering a Free Entry to the first three absolute novice crews to enter. Neither crew member must have competed in any rally previously. The £95 entry fee will be waived for the first three such entries received by post by the entries secretary. The entries can be for either event.
Navigation will be by a simple tulip road book. The Solway Historic Rally is open to all pre 1982 cars for class and overall awards and will also have a separate class for 1982-85 cars complying with road rally regulations but these will not be eligible for overall awards. There will be an additional Targa event all cars must comply with road rally regulations in the targa.
The major award on the Rally is the Index of Performance based on a class winner’s time as a percentage of the first four in his class.
The entry fee for the Solway Historic & Targa will include: coffee at the start, a light lunch and a 2 course meal at the finish. Please indicate your finish meal on the entry form as the caterers need numbers.
Final Instructions will be emailed to the driver a week before the event.
Local hotels have made special rates available for those seeking accommodation:
Hotels: (Secure Parking *)
1) The Trout Hotel * 01900 823591
2) The Manor House Hotel * 01900 828663
3) The Allerdale Court Hotel 01900 823654
We look forward to seeing you but do please remember that we expect our event to fill up very quickly!
The Organising Team”