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Little Classics News: 9 April 2015

Classic Cars and Steam Trains at 2015 Heritage Rally

MG at Heritage Rally

This year’s nostalgic Heritage Rally from the Heritage Motor Centre, which will take place on Sunday 7 June, is all about Classic Cars and Steam Trains.

The Rally, which is now sponsored by Wroxall Abbey Hotel & Estate, is now in its third year and is organised by the Heritage Motor Centre for vehicles aged 20 years or more. The Tulip Route is created by Geoff Ives with marshalling also organised by Geoff and marshals courtesy of the Porsche Club GB.

The day starts at 9:00am at the Heritage Motor Centre for registration, briefing and a look around the Museum, home to the world's largest historic collection of British cars. The first cars leave at 10:30am with routes available of between 50 and 70 miles. There will be a checkpoint and photo opportunity at the historic Wroxall Abbey Hotel & Estate, before the cars make their way through the beautiful Warwickshire and North Cotswold countryside to Toddington Station on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway.

Classic car collection at Heritage Rally

Those on the Run will board the Steam Train at 2:40pm for the 24 mile round trip through glorious Cotswold scenery. The train ride includes a short stop at Cheltenham Race Course Station. On arrival back at Toddington Station there will be a short presentation including a number of special fun awards of which the categories and details will be announced later.

John Bishop, Groups & Rallies Senior Co-ordinator at the Heritage Motor Centre said “The Heritage Rally is a great social event and is an absolute must for historic rally enthusiasts. For many it might be the first time they have joined a Run as no previous experience is required and for others it is one of the highlights in the Rally events calendar.”

Austin Healey

There is a special early bird offer if pre-booked before 1 May. For a car, driver & passenger the cost is £49. Additional passengers are £12 per person. Under 5s are free. If pre-booked after 1 May the cost for a car, driver & passenger is £55. Additional passengers are £13 per person. The cost includes a Rally Plaque for the car, Tulip Route, entry to the Heritage Motor Centre, the Steam Train ride from Toddington Station to Cheltenham Race Course Station and return to Toddington.

To enter the Rally and to see the terms and conditions, please visit the website at or contact John Bishop, Clubs, Groups & Rallies Senior Co-ordinator on 01926 645032 or


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