NEC Classic Motor Show Will Include RAC Rally Of The Tests

Lancaster Classic Motor Show 2019
The Lancaster Classic Motor Show 2019 will include the exciting RAC Rally of the Tests

This years Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show will celebrate its 35th anniversary and is set to include the exciting RAC Rally of the Tests taking place in one of the 7 show halls at the Birmingham NEC.

Cars and crews will compete in arguably one of the UK’s toughest events on an indoor course in one of the seven-show halls at the NEC arena Saturday 9 November 2019. An eclectic mix of classic and vintage vehicles will be battle it out to set the fastest time and ultimately lift the winner’s trophy as the chequered flag drops.

Show Director Lee Masters said:
“This is an opportunity to get up close to the action and admire these rally cars once the test is over. It’s a fantastic addition that is guaranteed to make this year’s show even more of an attraction.”

The action, which will last for around two hours in Hall 6 with hungry competitors tackling a thrilling speed and agility test. This will mark the half-way point of the Rally, and crews will be waved away from the NEC to continue with the event. On hand to provide commentary and interviews will be motorsport expert, former rally driver and HERO Communications Director, Tony Jardine.

NEC Classic Motor Show - RAC Rally of the Tests
NEC Classic Motor Show

HERO Operations Director, Brian Whyte, said:
“It has taken two years of negotiations and planning to pull off this first – bringing an iconic event, the RAC Rally of the Tests, right into the heart of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. A perfect fit I’d say. Visitors will also be able to learn how to get involved in this area of motorsport, be it marshalling or taking part. HERO personnel will be on hand to offer advice.”

RAC Rally of the Tests

This year’s RAC Rally of the Tests takes place from 7-10 November and sees more than 60 crews set out from the start in Torquay. Over the course of 750 miles, they will head to Bristol and into Wales, tackling a challenging mix of tests and regularities before reaching the finish line in Chester. Competing for prestigious awards, there is also a superb mix of entries from a 1936 Derby Bentley to MGs, Porsches, Minis, and plenty more.

Lee Masters went on to say:
“We are incredibly excited about this special addition to the show”.
“The HERO Events rallies always present a real challenge to competitors, so to have part of the Rally of the Tests take place within the NEC will be a real spectacle for everyone coming to this year’s show.”

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery takes place from 8 – 10 November 2019 at the Birmingham NEC.

Tickets can be booked via this link.

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