Another year rolls past and, once again, the BMC/BL Rally serves to remind us that British Leyland, Rover, and even MG Rover are fact becoming ancient history. Despite all that, this popular – and open gathering – of all our favourite cars never seems to wane in its appeal. For 2016, the recipe continued pretty much as it always has, and long may that continue.
For 2016, AROnline dropped out of hosting its own stand, and it was good to spend time looking at the amassed ranks of cars taking up the same places on the field that they always have – Farinas nearest the entrance, Marinas beyond that, and spreading out to the younger cars towards the end of the field, towards the autojumble.
There were some good turn-outs – such as the Farinas, Maestro/Montegos and Rover 200/400 – and some not so good ones, such as the Austin 3-Litres (there were but two – understandably) and the Rover 600 (were there any?). Most importantly, though, the atmosphere was fantastic, the weather was great and the event was an opportunity for friends – old and new – to catch up and compare notes on this most noble of car interests.
We’ll upload more pictures and, if you have any you want to add, please email them across – we’ll get them on the page for you.
Here are some of the previous events to enjoy:
- 2004 BMC/BL Rally
- 2005 BMC/BL Rally
- 2006 BMC/BL Rally
- 2007 BMC/BL Rally
- 2011 BMC/BL Rally
- 2012 BMC/BL Rally
- 2014 BMC/BL Rally
- 2015 BMC/BL Rally
Here’s a gallery:
Gallery by Alex Mathias
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