HERO Scottish Malts Classic Regularity Event is the premier classic car event in Scotland. ‘The Malts’ as it has become affectionately known is a classic blend of regularities and driving tests set in the beautiful scenery Scotland provides. 2020 will see the 17th running of the event, starting from the spectacular and world-renowned Gleneagles Hotel, The Malts has something for everyone. The social side is another reason the event is so popular, we always aim to have everyone back for dinner and to swap stories of the day’s action.
The iconic Scottish Malts Reliability Trial returns in 2020 for its 17th running. It will be a five day event starting and finishing at the luxurious Gleneagles Hotel with 2 nights spent on the beautiful Isle of Mull and 2 nights in the resort town of Aviemore. Crews will have a chance to see some of the awesome scenery of the Scottish Highlands, particularly around Loch Lomond, the Isle of Mull and Loch Ness before visits to the distilleries in Speyside which the event is synonymous with. Also, we will visit many special locations for lunches and coffee halts all of which will be revealed as the route planning continues throughout the next 12 months.
The competition will be varied but it is set at an introductory level event.
On Sunday 19th April
Easy maps, supplied.
Up to 15th January 2020
Up to 15th January 2020
Limited availability on Mull. Available on a first come first served basis
Join as a HPM, which costs £145 per year and save on your Entry Fee
If you wish to arrive a day or two early or stay a night or more longer please contact the Gleneagles accommodation booking team direct.
Scrutineering and documentation will take place on Sunday 19th April at the Gleneagles Hotel with a mid to late morning start and finishing at 4 pm. There will be a training session starting at 3 pm for 1 hour for crews who wish to attend.
Crews will then be able to relax and enjoy the Black Tie Welcome dinner in the hotel.
An early start for the first car from the Gleneagles Hotel with the route taking us across the country, skirting around Loch Lomond and visiting the first of our distilleries where we hope, to have a test using the whisky barrels as obstacles, before we head to a coffee halt on the shores of Loch Lomond.
The route then takes us further north to Inverary for lunch and tests in that area before having also tackled the iconic Rest and Be Thankful Hillclimb. The final run from lunch takes us through to Oban Port where some crews will have time to enjoy the town before we head on the Calmac Ferry to the Isle of Mull for our 2 night stay in the Isle of Mull Hotel overlooking the wonderful shoreline and views back across to the mainland.
A full programme of activities on the Isle of Mull is planned.
A mixture of regularities and tests going to parts of the island we have not visited before as well as a visit to the only distillery on the island of Tobemory before we return to the Isle of Mull Hotel for our second night in this beautiful location.
An early start leaving the Isle of Mull Hotel and heading across on the Finish to Lochaline Ferry making our way north to Fort William and a test at the Ben Nevis distillery before a lunch halt gives crews time to relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings overlooking Ben Nevis.
The afternoon will see the Loch Ness Monster regularity revisited, although, with some of the changes to the roads in this area, we have sought out some new locations to entertain the crews before we eventually end up at the Macdonald Hotel in Aviemore for a 2 night stay.
A circular day in Speyside is best described as the day of distilleries. There will be limited competition on this day, mainly visiting the distilleries to allow the crews to have a relaxing and enjoyable day replenishing their stocks
Your departure on Friday takes in a little bit of Macbeth country to the east of Inverness, following the river Findhorn south as you head for a test at a whisky distillery that’s turned production to gin.
There may still be some snow on the peaks as the route takes you through bleak heather moors “o’er the top” to The Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family, Balmoral Castle.
Here the cars will line up right in front of the castle for that unforgettable picture and then it’s onwards via Royal Deeside towards Perth as the distilleries & regularities aren’t finished yet! The finish line at Gleneagles and a glass of celebratory bubbly awaits…
|1||Tom Hayes||Kevin Rooney||BMW 2002TII||1998||1970|
|2||Lorenz Imhof||Adrian Bielser||Rover 3500 S||3530||1974|
|1||Graham Abbott||Ian Ocego||MG B||1848||1972|
|3||MICHAEL BAKER||SIMON BAKER||PORSCHE 911SC||2973||1978|
|4||Judy Bloxidge||Paul Bloxidge||VW Golf GTi Mk2||1781||1985|
|5||Keith Boucher||Linda Boucher||Lancia Fulvia Coupe||1298||1971|
|6||Christian Brash||Matthew Brash||Aston Martin 15/98||1998||1938|
|7||Nick Brayshaw||Melissa Kenny||Healey Westland||2440||1948|
|8||Julia Bricknell||Roger Bricknell||MG B GT||1800||1968|
|9||Branko Brkovitch||Richard Lambley||volvo||0||1969|
|10||David Brown||Wendy Brown||BMW 2002 Tii||1980||1973|
|1||Karen Blouin||Scott Blouin||BMW 318i||1800||1990|
|2||Mike Cornwell||Tony Davies||Porsche 924||0||0|
|3||Peter Nedin||Clare Nedin||Sunbeam Stiletto||998||1968|
|4||Jo Pearson||TBA||Mercedes SL||280||1970|
|5||Matthew Polk||Amy Gould||Healey Westland||0||1947|
|6||christian von sanden||TBA||Porsche 356 Convertible D||1571||1959|