Oh, to be young and free….
On June 3 an impressive 90 cars lined up at Bicester Heritage for the start of a 100-mile competitive route of four regularities around Oxfordshire and four tests at Bicester. Eighteen crew members were aged 15 and under, two aged just 11. 41% of entries were under 30 and 55% were new to regularity rallying. The purpose of the Rally for the Ages: To encourage young people into the sport. Crews that started the rally with a combined age of under 70 years were offered a full refund of their entry fee.
The accessible ‘free’ rally concept points to the future as the young enthusiasts who competed are those who can nurture and help protect historic motoring for the next generations. In addition to their interest in classic cars, they also sampled the ‘fuel of the future’ with Coryton advanced Biofuels ‘Sustain’ brand which keeps emissions to a minimum.
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