In keeping with what has now become tradition, we are relocating the 2024 Summer Trial to a new area, this year we head to the outskirts of the Roman City of Chester. This will give us great access to some of the best roads and venues that are available in Cheshire, Shropshire and the Welsh Border areas. The area will allow us to design an entertaining event that should enable crews to enjoy uncluttered roads and scenic byways.
By limiting the amount of time spent away from home, the Summer Trial allows crews to enjoy a multi-day event while minimising the impact on work and other real-life commitments. Again in 2024 our timetable will enable most crews to travel to the start on the Friday morning and depart for home early on Sunday afternoon. Navigation is straightforward and many chose the event to introduce other family members or colleagues to the sport; others like to take part in order to shake down their cars in preparation for our longer duration events but an enjoyable time is planned for everyone.
(Non-Refundable & Non-Transferrable)
This event is open to HERO-ERA Club and Premier Members
Premier Members benefit from up to 10% off event entry fees*, early sign-up opportunities, 10% savings on classic car vehicle hire, preferential rates from our insurance partners and much more!
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*Doesn’t include Peking to Paris and some one day events
The Summer Trial continues to be one of the UK’s favourite events attracting crews from all over Europe, so early entry is advised to avoid disappointment. For 2024, we will again run the Master’s class for the more experienced crews, but navigation is aimed fairly and squarely at newcomers and the less experienced. While Masters will be able to fight for top honours in their class, they will not be eligible for the overall results.
Scrutineering and Documentation will start at approximately 10:00 and finish at 13:00.
The first afternoon will see us heading south taking in some of the border areas of Cheshire, Flintshire and Shropshire with a few simple regularities and tests to whet your appetite for what to come over the rest of the weekend.
The days competition will see us heading into the rallying heartland of Mid Wales, with some epic scenery and roads to challenge crews with the difficulty of the navigation slowly increasing throughout the day, we hope to have some flowing tests and visit a beautiful lunch location in Mid Wales before heading back to Chester for the evening dinner where the tales of the days endeavors can be exchanged with your fellow competitors over dinner.
The final morning of the event will see us venture into parts of Cheshire and Flintshire not previously used and as with the Summer Trial format the navigation instructions continue to increase in their challenging nature but still in the tulip route book format , before we crown our winner over Lunch back in Chester before you head home by 3pm latest, hopefully with a warm glow following a fun weekend of Historic rallying under your belt.
Definition of Masters Class –A Master will be defined by a crew member who has finished first overall on three or more HERO-ERA Green or Blue standard events or, in the top three of a Red or Black event in the preceding five years. This is extended to include finishing positions in non-overall award-eligible cars on certain other HERO-ERA events. In addition, crew members who have received a Le Jog Gold medal or have finished first overall in a HRCR National B/Inter Club Road Rally in the preceding three years will also be classified as Masters.
Classification relates to the seat in which an individual has entered and the status of a crew at the beginning of a season will remain in force for the duration of that season irrespective of their results during the year.
|1||Kate Dunn (GB)||Malcolm Dunn (GB)||1969||MG B||1994|
|2||Ed Linton (GB)||John Youd (GB)||1967||Hillman Imp||998|
|3||Steve Bailey (GB)||Lucy McFarlane (GB)||1966||Ford Mk1 Cortina||1499|
|4||Paul J Mills (GB)||Nick Cooper (GB)||1965||Austin Mini Cooper S||1293|
|5||Peter Nedin (GB)||Clare Nedin (GB)||1968||Sunbeam Stiletto||998|
|6||Timothy Robinson (GB)||Victoria Robinson (GB)||1929||Bentley 4 1/2 Litre||4500|
|7||Dave Elson (GB)||Richard Warner (GB)||1971||MG BGT||1800|
|1||John Croft (GB)||Aileen Croft (IE)||1968||Gilbern GT||1800|
|2||Dr Adam Davis (GB)||TBC||1968||MG B||1950|
|3||ALAN GRAHAM (GB)||LOLA FIELD-LEATHER (GB)||1966||Porsche 912||1720|
|4||stephen hardwick (GB)||tba||1991||tba||0|
|5||James Holt (GB)||TBC||1989||BMW 325i||2495|
|6||Duncan Hopkinson (GB)||Kay Hopkinson (GB)||1968||MG C-GT||2912|
|7||Stuart Macleod (GB)||David Bartholomew (GB)||1973||Porsche 911 E||2400|
|8||Edward Vandyk (GB)||Henry Vandyk (GB)||1973||Renault Alpine A110||1396|
|9||Steven Winter (GB)||Fred Winter (GB)||1966||Hillman Imp||930|