The Royal Automobile Club and rally organisers, HERO took a break from running the 1000 Mile Trial last year, in order to better plan an event worthy of the 120th anniversary of the original Trial this year.
Starting from Preston and promising to be something special, there will be more emphasis on the social side of things, as the pre-war cars travel some 800 miles up to Edinburgh over flowing roads, amusing regularity sections, rousing tests, quirky stopovers and luxury overnight hotels for the final gala on the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Said Ben Cussons, Chairman of the RAC, “The social element will be a factor. After all, we will be celebrating 120 years of the Trial, a truly historic moment in the popularisation of the motor car. Last car into the overnight stops by 18:00 (any later and there’ll be appropriate penalties for the clerk of the course!) allowing for proper welcome drinks after a day at the wheel and time to enjoy the fine company and hospitality. There will be less tough terrain and fewer hair-raising map sections and long days.” Eligible cars are pre-1940 split into classes according to age. Dates are 23-26 June. See https://heroevents.eu for all the details.
Photo Francesco & Roberta Rastrelli / Blue Passion Courtesy HERO
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