Vintage Minor Register
Welcome to the VMR 2012 Summer Rally
Friday 20th July to Sunday 22nd July
Download your entry form here.
Visit the Pre-War
Prescott website here.
(2012 event details coming shortly)
(This web page
last updated 8/1/2012
- 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)
(Photo: Graham Abbott)
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 Royal Oak, Gretton.
The Royal Oak is a delightful
country pub and restaurant a couple of miles from Prescott offering commanding
over the Cotswolds. There is a large car park, large garden and, fine ales and an excellent menu.
SU Carburetter Company
fiounder John Burnett rounds the Semi-circle in the Skinner Special - Pre-War
The SU Carburetter Company our the major Pre-War Prescott sponsors.
(Image Paul Saunders. Check out more of Paul's photos of Pre-War Prescott 2011 here.)
Pre-War Prescott was inaugurated
last year and was a tremendous success. It will be held annually
and will form the centrepiece of our Summer Rally. The day offers 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.
A wide variety of activities and displays is being planned, including vintage aircraft, military vehicles and a host of trade stands.
During the lunch break, the Sports & Vintage Cup will be awarded to the most meritorious member in the last year.
Once again, 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.
There will also be a no-reserve auction of spares and automobilia during the lunch break, with all funds raised
donated to the RAF Charitable Trust. So please bring along any item that you would like to donate to the auction.
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 entertainment provided by Fiona
Britain's finest professional forties singer at the Clubhouse on the hill.
A map of Prescott - we will
be using the long course.
Pre-War cars wishing to climb the hill will be parked in the Paddocks.
Spectators' cars and post-war cars will be parked in the Public Car Park.
Images of Pre-War Prescott 2011 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
at 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.
There will also be a special
trophy presentation by Hereford Vintage
for the best non Minor/M Type performance in the Navigation Rally.
A Farewell run out to the Royal Oak at Gretton, 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 in July.
For the Navigation Rally,
you will need Landranger OS Map 163 (Cheltenham & Cirencester) any
There will be no need for this map for the Scenic Tour as a Tour Handbook will be provided to every tourist at the start.
Order your maps here.
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