Vintage Minor Register
Welcome to the VMR 2011 Summer Rally
Friday 15th July to Sunday 17th July
Download your entry form here.
Visit the Pre-War Prescott website here.
(This web page
last updated 16/2/2011
- many more updates are anticipated as planning progresses,
so add this page to your favourites and stop by regularly to see updates as they are added)
Come and enjoy
a spectacular weekend of rallying, touring and socializing
among old friends and new in the glorious Cotswolds
Below we hope
you will find all the Rally information you need to make your weekend a
most enjoyable one.
If you have any questions, or need any further information or help in booking accommodation,
simply e-mail the Register.
The Rally Itinerary
Informal Reception at the Gardeners Arms, Alderton.
The Gardener's Arms is a
wonderful 16th Century country pub and restaurant in the heart of the Cotswolds,
renowned for its wide range of outstanding cask ales, good food and wealth of history.
This fine old country pub is becoming a traditional meeting place for the Register,'
and we shall be returning there on Sunday evening to say farewell until 2012.
Bugatti Owners Club Prescott
manager exercises Frank Ashley's M Type - VMR Prescott 2010.
(Image copyright Allan Rhodes, Track Car Photography. Check out more of Allan's photos of VMR Prescott 2010 here.)
Pre-War Prescott is an entirely
new event to be held annually from 2011 and will form the centrepiece of
our Summer Rally.
Those of you who have attended VMR Prescotts in the past will aready have experienced the unique opportunity and thrill
of being able to drive your own car up this famous hill, owned and operated by the Bugatti Owners Club.
All pre-war cars are cordially invited to attend, and a number of one-make clubs and registers have already booked in for the day.
2011 marks the 50th Anniversary of the MG Car Club's Triple-M Register and so a strong MG entry is expected.
During the lunch break, the Sports & Vintage Cup will be awarded to the most meritorious member in the last year.
The designated charity for
the day is the RAF
ALL proceeds from the hill after the first 400 climbs of the day will be donated to this most deserving Charity.
VMR Prescott has become famous
for its relaxed, friendly, garden party atmosphere.
Full catering and a licensed bar will be available throughout the day,
and feature fine ales from the newly-established Prescott Brewery.
The day will conclude with a BBQ and Forties Swing evening with live forties music at the Clubhouse on the hill.
A map of Prescott - we will
be using the short course (short-cutting Ettore's bend),
which is the same course used by the Vintage Sport-Car Club.
Pre-War cars wishing to climb the hill will be parked in the Paddocks.
Spectator's cars and post-war cars will be parked in the Public Car Park.
Images of VMR Prescott 2010 may be found here.
The Cotswold Navigation Rally and Scenic Tour
The Cotswold Navigation Rally
and parallel Scenic Tour will start from the car park of the Plough Inn
Ford (OS 087295)
and take in some sixty miles of the most spectacular Cotswold scenery, calling in at numerous places of interest en route.
There will be a lunch stop (location top secret!)
The afternoon will conclude with cream teas, results and prizegiving at the Plough Inn at Ford.
The Roy Hogg Trophy will be awarded to the best Minor/M Type performance in the Navigation Rally.
The Lewis and Nicholson Trophy will be awarded to the winning team in this traditional challenge between the Minors and the Austin 7's.
And for the first time this
year, there will also be a special trophy presentation by Hereford
for the best non Minor/M Type performance in the Navigation Rally.
A Farewell run out to the Gardeners Arms, Alderton, where more great food and ales will be available.
(As usual, FREE BEER will be provided for those who have marshaled during the weekend!)
May we suggest that you consider
booking your accommodation as soon as possible,
as suitable accommodation in the area will at a premium bin July.
Check out the Rally accommodation page here.
Three OS maps will be required this year (any edition will do!):
Landranger Map 150 (Worcester & The Malverns)
Landranger Map 151 (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Landranger Map 163 (Cheltenham & Cirencester)
Order your maps here.
Alternatively, you could
order a SINGLE OS Select Landranger 1:50,000 map centred on Icomb.
The coverage area will be:
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