Lombard Rally Bath will be exciting visitors at The Classic Vehicle Restoration Show by racing a fleet of rally cars around two custom-built tracks set in the grounds of the historic Royal Bath & West Showground during the weekend of November 2-3.
Show goers can relive their youth by watching this remarkable spectacle of historic rally cars racing in anger around the two custom-built tracks and listening to the music of tuned engines. The cars will be assembled near the main show halls and released to complete two stages, one all tarmac and one mixed surface, before returning to the display area between runs. Historic rally cars such as the iconic Ford Escort Mk2, Lancia Stratos, Triumph TR7V8, Mini, Lancia Delta Integrale and Peugeot 205 to show some of their paces, with the cars on display between their runs.
Lombard Rally Bath is the brainchild of Tim Nash, who rallied in the 1970s, competing in three Lombard Rallies after following his hugely successful brother, Tony, into the sport. Their aim is to bring back Lombard to rallying and to recreate part of what the Lombard RAC Rally stood for in the 1970s and the 1980s.
Lombard Rally Bath provides the opportunity to experience driving on long-lost rally stages in rally cars, and bringing those cars back to the areas that have not seen rally cars for many years. The UK’s premier historic rally recreation event celebrates the four years in the 1970s and 80s when Bath was the host town for the Lombard RAC Rally.
In addition to this brand new attraction for 2019, the event will also feature more than a thousand cars on display, the famous Complete Kit Car Hall, traders and jumblers, plus the Haynes International Motor Museum Live Workshop who will be filling their huge stand with some old, rare and expensive cars including a Ferrari 512 BB and a completely original, unrestored 1964 Mustang. They will also be stripping back an engine from a Lamborghini Countach. The multi-award-winning museum and visitor attraction will be celebrating 60 years of the iconic Mini with a fascinating stand and a cutaway Mini.
Charterhouse Auction will return this year with a selection of cars to go under the hammer, from barn finds to completed projects. Two British classics, a 1949 Jaguar Mk6, estimated at £4000-£5000, and a 1957 Mk1, similar to the one used in the Endeavour TV series, will both be up for auction. From across Europe, a rare 1973 Citroen Safari and a 1978 VW Transporter will make a great project for a bargain price.
The Complete Kit Car Hall will feature incredible self-built cars, a variety of traders and the folks from Complete Kit Car magazine who will be on hand to answer questions and they will have the brand new December issue before it’s in the shops.
The Classic Car Park at the restoration show offers one last chance to get out and about in your pride and joy – it’s often the last ride-out before classics are tucked up for the winter.
The biggest show of its kind in the South West embraces everything restoration, and is the place to be for all classic car enthusiasts. Save £2 off the gate price when you buy your tickets in advance, 15s and under go free. To buy your advance tickets, visit: www.theclassiccarshows.com.