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Blow away the lockdown blues as HERO-ERA Virtual Table Top Rally returns!

 

10 Nov 2020

HERO-ERA have received so many communications with requests to bring back their Virtual Table Top Rally Championship that it will now extend to a third series with an extra week! Starting on 16th November for three weeks, it is guaranteed to lift the lockdown blues and blow them away!

Latest VTTR brought forward by demand

Hospitality Action Charity campaign for the struggling industry to benefit

This popular way of chipping off rally rust keeps navigators, and drivers who choose to play, in fine fettle ready for when rallying returns. Testing entrant’s abilities on the maps, it will restart with relatively easy challenges becoming more tricky over the three weeks as new plotting challenges are released each weekday at 10.00 am.

174 have entered to date, some out of the 100 plus entrants (and full reserve list) from the capacity entry for the Per Ardua Ad Infinitum to be held at Bicester Heritage on December 19th, taking advantage of the new game. They have registered for the HERO-ERA VTTR in a bid to sharpen up for the big ‘code red’ pre- Christmas rally which will be challenging, but at the same time festive, as competitors have been asked to make their attire and their cars into a seasonal, yet safe spirit of decoration.

Competitors and organisers alike are keeping their fingers crossed that England will be safely out of lockdown by then and the event will go ahead running to HERO-ERA’s strict COVID safety measures. From Monday to Friday each week, players who plot each day’s challenge correctly will have an answer revealed to them which needs to be registered by Sunday night 6th December by 23.59 and they will then go on to the HERO-ERA VTTR Roll of Honour. Entrants need to register for each week separately at £6.00 entry fee, £18 for three weeks. The successful players will have a chance of a big prize when winners are picked from the success list at random.

Over the course of the last two series, 728 players from around the world, from Australia to Canada, helped raise £20,000 to go directly to the NHS and latterly a portion to StarterMotor apprentices. This time any profit will go to the Hospitality Action charity to help the struggling hospitality industry on whom HERO-ERA rely so much when running events.

All the HERO-ERA VTTR challenges have been devised by the expert navigator and driver sister team of Elise and Seren Whyte who have been rightly credited with the success of the series. Many emails flowed in to Seren Whyte the HVTTR Championship Coordinator over the previous two series. Please see the comments below and then consider registering via the links beneath the comments. You will get hooked!

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End story/ quotes below:

Dear Seren & Hero Events Team
Many thanks for the Virtual Table Top Rally Week 5, as ever, very much appreciate all the hard work you are putting into this.

Real shame next week is the last week, are you sure we can’t tempt you into doing more ? Thanks again for everything.

All the best Gordon Blunkett

Dear Seren,
thank you for another week of fun!!
Unfortunately next week will already be the last one.

We are going to miss your VTT!!! Can’t you extend it?? Stay healthy! Best Regards, Thomas and Marion

Ta Seren
enjoying it immensely! Iain

I wanted to apologise because I have been busy managing my business through C19 and (for the last two weeks) working through all 5 x virtual rally instructions on Sunday evenings – when my brain has

switched off ..
But thank you for getting me back into road navigation events .. hopefully we will all get back on the roads soon.
Best wishes
Ken

You have a brilliant mind to be coming up with this and I love the huge pot of money that has been raised for charity. It is tough but we are really enjoying coming home from work and plotting it in the evenings. You are amazing to be coming up with something different each day. I am very impressed. Seren, I have been printing it out twice and myself and Ted compete against each other and then see how we did. Between us we come up with a final answer which I send to you. So I have donated 50 euro to a charity here in the village which looks after vulnerable people because Ted didn’t sign up with you.
Kindest regards to you all and hope you are all keeping well

Hello,
Very many thanks for the table top rallies, they have all been first class. I’ve loved the virtual scattering around the country, and was delighted to find my local area was Day 2 this week.
I only regret that I wasn’t aware of the event in good time, so missed the first three. However, it has prompted me to scour ebay classics for the right car!
Very best wishes
Rob Blake

Thank you so much for all your hard and incredibly accurate work. We are only amateur “second half of the field” rallyists but we have learned so much from your brain teasers that first half placings beckon when normality returns. You have been a brilliant credit to Hero and ERA and the whole table top rally has polished their already excellent reputation amongst the old car fraternity. Enjoy a break and give your eyes a rest from poring over OS maps.

With grateful thanks and roll on Flying Scotsman 2021. Regards, Martin and Hilary Bryant

Amongst the notable players was former works Citroen co driver Rick Smith, a previous Chairman of Southern Car Club who along with his team ran the best stage rally in the South, Rallye Sunseeker, which at one point was the opening round of the British Rally Championship. Rick and his team at SCC now run the famous Goodwood Forest Rally Stage at the Festival of Speed, the stage designed by Hannu Mikkola.

Rick said of the HVTTR; “ I loved it, great fun!”

Peter and Lynn Nedin really enjoyed the VTTR, Peter genuinely chipping of the rust! Peter Nedin ran Hero in it’s earlier years but he is famous for organising no less than ten gruelling Le Jog events.

The six weeks of Table Top Rallying have been fun and challenging. Thanks for all your hard work. I know how much time it takes to plan and check this sort of event. From my point of view it sharpened up my skills. which were getting rusty.
Regards

Peter Nedin

Press Gallery:
For more information please visit – https://heroevents.eu/event-schedule/hero-vtt-championship- winter-2020/

For press inquiries and more information please contact HERO-ERA Communications Director, Tony Jardine – tony@hero-era.com / 07989 408 736

Link to photo selection: For car shots please kindly credit: Will Broadhead or Blue Passion, files are named appropriately

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