East Anglian Classic Historic Rally
Saturday 18th June 2022
Dan Willan / Niall Frost - 1962 Volvo PV544 - winners of the 2022 East Anglian Classic Rally.
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.
After a Covid-enforced break of 2 years 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 re-visiting some old favourite test venues as well as some brand new ones.
This year we will again be running The East Anglian Classic Run, a clubmans event for pre-1986 cars, for competitors holding the new 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 120 miles around the picturesque lanes of Norfolk and Suffolk, 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, morning coffee, buffet lunch and an awards dinner where you will be able to recall the day’s exploits and hopefully collect some silverware.
This year’s event will be run in memory of Gavin Leech, who was CoC on the event for many years, and more recently was our sponsor, and John Conboy, another stalwart of the event in recent years, both of whom have sadly passed away since our 2019 event.