Words and photography (unless indicated otherwise): Keith Adams
Holding any event during Team GB’s greatest Olympic weekend is always going to be a challenge. But ally that with what has been an appalling summer ‘s weather, and it’s no real surprise that in terms of visitor numbers, the 19th annual BMC/BL Rally looks to be down in terms of visitor numbers. Having said that, there was a refreshing variety of cars on display – with what appears to have been particularly strong turn-outs from the Rovers 75/MG ZT and SD1 owners’ clubs.
But the newer boys weren’t having things all their own way – and predictably, being the organising club, the Cambridge-Oxford Owners Club managed to put on a great display, as did the Allegros and Princesses. But despite the excellent atmosphere, and the fact that many people came from a variety of far-flung locations, the weather really did have an effect, with the heavens opening regularly during what is usually the busiest day – Sunday.
But overall, it’s still a national-class event, and despite now being eclipsed by April’s Pride of Longbridge, it’s still worth the trek every August…
(Note: apologies for the poor images – tech failure on AROnline‘s main camera!)