We are very excited to announce details of new rallying action, which will feature at this years BVAC Classic, courtesy of the Scottish Summer Hill Rally.

The rally, which is organised by the Scottish Hill Rally Club, will see competitors tackle stages across the Scottish Borders County on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June, including a special spectator stage within the BVAC Classic at Thirlestane Castle.

Hill Rallying is a cousin of traditional stage rallying and see’s competitors (driver and co-driver) tackle a variety of off-road stages against the clock; the main difference is that the terrain often tends to be more extreme than in normal stage rallying and as such, so are the competing vehicles! The cars are mostly derived from road going 4×4’s but with some fairly major modifications; expect to see stripped out Land Rover Defender’s with V8 engines giving out 500+ bhp amongst other weird and wonderful off-road monsters!

The event’s rally service park will be based within the BVAC Classic Showground at Thirlestane Castle; this is the home for teams and crews competing in the rally and is where the cars are serviced (and sometimes repaired!) in-between stages, meaning visitors to the BVAC Classic will be able to get up close to some of these impressive machines.

In addition, BVAC Classic visitors will be treated to the sight and sound of a special rally stage within the showground, where there will be a spectator area enabling visitors to see the rally cars setting off in dramatic style and power sliding their way down the estate’s gravel stage. The stage will run intermittently throughout the day, on Sunday.

Commenting on the news, Fraser Wenseth of the Scottish Hill Rally Club said:

We’re delighted to bring the top UK and international cross country crews and cars to the Borders for a Hill Rally and being able to showcase the action to crowds at this year’s BVAC Classic, makes it extra special.”

Beyond the Hill Rally action, the show will feature a huge array of attractions to keep the whole family entertained. There will extensive displays of stunning veteran, vintage and classic cars, a retail area, children’s play zone and activities, arena stunt display’s, pipe band shows and plenty of wonderful food and drink vendors to keep visitors fuelled throughout the day!

Be sure not to miss out on the action; book your tickets online in advance and grab a bargain with a special advanced ticket price of £10, available to visitors who purchase before 31st May 2023.

Under 16’s can enjoy free show access and tickets will also be available to purchase on the day, for £15. Well behaved dogs will also be welcome ! The show gates will open at 11am and the event will close at 5pm.

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