Andrew and Anne Davies and their 1929 Chrysler 75 roadster received Bespoke Rallies current Highland 1000 competitors, the primary such occasion to happen within the UK because the coronavirus pandemic lockdown and, because it turned out, the one such occasion to happen earlier than Scotland applied one other spherical of restrictions.
Thus, the rally grew to become “a novel alternative for the fun-loving motorsport fraternity to mud off their treasured automobiles, and briefly as soon as once more benefit from the freedom of the open street,” in line with the occasion organizers.
With worldwide journey restrictions nonetheless in place, solely 9 entries have been capable of collect for the 1,000-kilometer competitors that started and led to Falkirk.
“It was great to get out and take part in what will be the solely such rally to happen till someday subsequent yr,” mentioned Edmund Peel and Sarah MacDonald, who entered their Mini Cooper. “The route was excellent, with nice roads and spectacular surroundings, and the Bespoke Rallies group have been useful and pleasant, as have been the opposite crews. It was the breath of recent air we would have liked!”
Because it turned out, the solar was shining by that window of alternative with clear skies and gorgeous views of Scotland’s West Coast.
“The occasion made full use of Bespoke Rallies’ proprietary Digital Marshal system, which meant no bodily officers have been required – a significant help throughout this era of social distancing rules,” organizers famous. “Due to the system, the rally ran like clockwork, regardless of having to deal with 60-plus time controls. The sustained sequence of regularity sections on this most scenic of routes have been divided into three legs of c.205 miles a day.”
Runners-up have been Andrew Taylor and Janet Lowe in a 1972 Jaguar E-type. Different entries, so as of their end, included a 1930 Bentley 41/2-liter, 1966 MGB, Porsche Boxster, 1936 Lagonda Le Mans, 1935 MG KN Particular, 1964 Jaguar E-type.
For extra data, go to the Bespoke Rallies website.