Britain’s biggest classic tour for Eastern Bloc, Soviet and Military classics is back. The seventh running of the annual Soviet Auto Luxury Tour, known as the SALT Rally, has been announced by Organiser Allen Walker, who has put together a weekend-long celebration of classics made under communism, with a tour centred on Cheshire from 7-9 June 2013.
SALT Rally entrants are known as ‘tourists’, and the tour book contains a fully-tulip’d route for the intrepid tourists to follow, which on every tour has off-road sections and deep fords to deal with. Tourists are also encouraged to dress up in period national costume, giving the event a Goodwood Revival flavour with a Soviet and military theme. For 2013, visits to the Imperial War Museum in Liverpool, Jodrell Bank radio telescope and Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker near Nantwich are scheduled.
If you have a Soviet vehicle of any type, or a NATO (1945-’91) military classic, then you are eligible to bring it.
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