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Lombard Rally Bath 2020

October 16 - October 18


Price shown is for “Early Bird” tickets bought on line

Why Lombard Rally Bath

Back in the 1970s and 1980s one sporting event in the UK stood out above all others in terms of spectator attendance – the Lombard RAC Rally. More people watched the rally than attended all football league matches that weekend put together! In the early 1970s the Rally had been based in Yorkshire for some while and the organising team wanted to take the base around the UK, so in 1976, the great honour of hosting the start and finish went to the City of Bath. The rally returned to Bath three more times over the next few years, in 2018 it was back and after that great success it returns again in 2019. The rally route itself returns to venues used in 1986.

Cotswold Airport

On Saturday 17th October the place to be will be Cotswold Airport, Kemble, Gloucestershire. The gates will open at 9.00 a.m. directly into dedicated spectator parking. There will be a Catering Court – breakfast, mid-morning snacks and lunch all awaiting you, including award winning Segafredo coffee.

Cars of all sorts will be on display all day long, with rally cars demonstrated on one of the special stages set out on the airfield. Come and see a Mille Miglia winning Lancia from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s racing and rally cars, the awesome Group B rally cars from the 1980s which were eventually banned for being too fast to compete!

A special shopping marquee will also await you and amusements for our younger visitors – all in all, what a great day out!

The cars taking part in Lombard Rally Bath will first visit Kemble at around 10.00 a.m. before the drivers have a brief “coffee stop”, tackling the two Kemble stages again, before departing to other stages and lunch. The cars will return mid-afternoon for two more runs on both Kemble stages.
In between, both 1970s rally cars such as Vauxhall Firenzas and Ford Escorts will be demonstrated, as will the awesome Group B cars such as Lancia Delta S4, MG Metro 6R4 and Ford RS200 and Group A cars such as the Lancia Integrale.

Drivers and Motorsport personalities will be interviewed by Mark Stone, with Sarah Hall providing commentary.

Rally Car Rides will be available as well. No other Historic Car event in the UK will compare.

What a great day out it will be – Early Bird Tickets are already available at only £9.50 each for the first 1,000 sold or until March 31st, after that date they will be £12.50 each.

Other Venue

The cars can also be seen, late afternoon at the Bath Racecourse on Friday 16th October and again at the same venue at 8.30 am on Saturday 17th when the cars set out for Kemble.

Talbot Sunbeam Lotus Rally Car - Henri Toivonen + Paul White

Talbot Sunbeam Lotus Rally Car – Henri Toivonen + Paul White

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Cotswold Airport
Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6BA United Kingdom
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