East Anglian Classic Historic Rally
Saturday 22nd June 2013
James Griffiths & James Howell in an Austin Mini 1275 GT - winners of the 2013 East Anglian Classic
A round of the Historic Rally Car Register Clubman's championship.
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 Autosessive HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship. This year the event will again be a one day format which will allow cars requiring a waiver of permit to take part in one of the most social rallies of the year and we are returning to our traditional Saturday format. This year we have moved the whole event a few miles south, and we will be using a new Start/Finish venue, The Old Ram on the A140 at Tivetshall St. Mary, having exhausted the lanes around Barnham Broom. We are confident you will receive a similar high standard of service and food.
This year we will again be running The East Anglian Classic Run, a closed to club event for pre-1981 cars, which avoids the need for competition licences and MSA logbooks for Category 3 cars. 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. Competitors are offered the opportunity to make a donation using the entry form. The route will cover around 150 miles throughout Norfolk. During the day there will be a number of special tests at some classic venues as well as some new ones. The type and format of last years regularities was well received and this years event will be no different although one section will be traditional plot’n’bash. We will be using some lanes for our regularities and new test venues that haven’t seen a rally car for many years.
This year’s entry fee will include bacon rolls and coffee for breakfast, a light lunch and an awards buffet where you will be able to recall the day’s exploits and hopefully collect some silverware.
The event will start and finish at the The Old Ram Coaching Inn, Tivetshall St. Mary. Limited accommodation is available which can be booked directly via their web site http://oldramnorfolk.com and there are many hotels and B & Bs nearby.
If you are still in Norfolk on the Sunday, the Sporting Car Club of Norfolk has their annual Midsummer Vintage and Classic Car Run, starting from Watton: