East Anglian Classic Historic Rally
Saturday 17th June 2023
Owen Turner / Ryan Pickering - 1977 Mitsubishi Lancer - winners of the 2023 East Anglian Classic Rally.
Chelmsford Motor Club is pleased to welcome you to its historic road rally, The East Anglian Classic. We are once again delighted to be a round of the HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship.
The event will be starting and finishing in Bury St. Edmunds with easy access from the A14 trunk road. We will be visiting some test venues not used before on the East Anglian Classic. We will also be visiting some different parts of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
This year we will again be running The East Anglian Classic Run, a clubmans event for pre-1991 cars, for competitors holding the free RS Clubman licence. 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 a ‘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 the region 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 150 miles around the picturesque lanes of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, 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 at least 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 for breakfast, buffet lunch and an awards dinner where you will be able to recall the day’s exploits and hopefully collect some silverware.
The 2023 event will be run in memory of Tony Burchnall, our chief marshal for the last 12 years, who sadly passed away in February 2023. Eastern Counties MC have kindly donated a trophy in his name to be awarded to the winning driver in the EAC Run clubmans event.
John Peterson / David Smalley - 1963 Austin Mini Cooper S - winners of the 2022 East Anglian Classic Run (Clubman).
A round of the Historic Rally Car Register Clubman's championship.