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Saturday 24 June 2006

NEWS FLASH

A one day event will take place, entry fee about £80 and still includes donation to RSABI.

NEW EVENT
One day, with mainly Cross Country routes in excess of 65 miles. All the good ones that are close together and very few available normally. See Blair Castle from their own grounds, 18 miles in Craigvinean with stunning views. Tummel Forest linking us to Loch Errochty and the floating road! The up the A9 a wee bit and cross country and down glen to Kinloch Rannoch.

Both in PDF format, just click on the text.

Application Form

Regulations Information

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Due to lack of entries the event described below has been postponed until 2007.

The original event (let us know if you would enter it next year).

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Entry Form and Regulations

Updated 26/03/2006

This new event is based on the famous Classic Malts Rally, which appealed to owners of classic cars and classic rally cars who wanted a well organised tour and outing for their vehicles to compete in (not speed) and to enjoy the friendship of like minded people.

The event will help raise funds for Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institute, a charity helping retired estate, farm and forestry workers. We will also like to think that some funds can be added to the club but we will set a target with RSABI for their fundraising goals.

The dates are now fixed as Friday 23rd, saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2006.

The Scottish Hills & Glens 4x4 Reliability Tour is for any standard 4x4 vehicle designed and sold as such. Protypes and specials are not allowed (but please ask for clarification).
Either classic 4x4 vehicles, from 1950 (ish) and stopping around the introduction of the first Range Rover or later showroom standard 4x4s. This is not a Land Rover event any make of 4x4 is welcome.

Anyone may enter, you do not need a competition licence, however you will need to be road legal, both car and driver. You will need to join our club but the fee is included in the entry fee. You have full member status.

The rally or tour will cover less used public highways, forestry commission land and some privately owned forests and estates. The event is run under the rules and insurance of the governing body, the Motor Sport Association and will carry a permit from them, the Scottish Executive and other agencies.

There will be challenges on route to test navigation, driving skill, old fashioned road chivalry and observation. Prizes will be awarded for different classes based on scores. Speeding will not be encouraged. A prize also to the crew who raise the most amount of sponsorship for RSABI. Either a free entry to the 2007 event or the 2007 Hillrally plus a special prize each.

Costs
Stops for coffee, lunch and evening meals will utilise local business rather than large corporations. The overnight stay can be aquired for a special rate of £70 D,B&B per person, This makes the three day event for two persons £760 inclusive. If you want to camp, stay B&B or bivouc then the fee per vehicles is £350.
Additional crew members can be carried on board for a fee of £125 each, under 14yrs go free.

Accommodation
The £780 fee includes accommodation (for 2 Dinner, bed & Breakfast) on the Friday, saturday and Sunday. Alternatively you can arrange you own, look with 5 miles of Crieff (Fri and Sun)  and 5 miles of Pitlochry on Saturday.

Itinerary
Starting at Perth and beginning with a trip through the old Northern Line Railway Tunnel the tour heads north west across the Ochil Hills to Gleneagles Hotel for tea, then onwards by the use of herringbone instructions to Crieff for dinner. An evening drive through the hills and back to Crieff for the overnight stop. Early off in the morning via more navigation to the first of many off road average speed drives. Eventually via Craigvinean Forest and an old rail bridge to Pitlochry. Drop off the bags to lighten the load, (we stay here overnight), but before then there are many long forest and open moor miles to navigate. The fun finishes with a short floating road!

After another overnight stop we head North then west down by a loch and over the moor to Rannoch for lunch and then on to Killin via two more high mountain passes then return to Crieff for prize giving dinner.

All the estate lands are now agreed and the road book will be finalised in April. The draft route rendered on Fugawi has produced, over 350 miles in total of which 120 are off road. Only 20 odd are main roads.

Need help with navigation
We will be posting some help with Road Navigation, a down load file to read. Also a sample map and clues will be posted so you can practise before.

To obtain the regulations and application forms click on the links below, or send an A4, SAE (60p) to

SHGRT Regs Request, 14 Meadow Road, balloch Inverness, IV2 7JR

 

 

Want to ask a question?

Drop an email to ian@scottishhillrally.co.uk or
call Ian 01463 798404 between 7 and 11pm