Summer Trial 2023


Summer Trial 2023

The Perfect Introductory Event

21 - 23 July 2023

In keeping with what has now become tradition, we will be returning in the Grantham area for the second year. This will give us great access to some of the best roads and venues that are available in the interesting and often unexplored county of Lincolnshire. The fact that Lincolnshire is the second largest county in England and that it is predominantly farmland, bodes well for 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. In 2023 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 in stall for everyone.

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Event Characteristics

Start Date


Finish Date


Minimum Licence Required

RS Clubman

Length of Route



Pre Event Training


Vehicle Eligibility

Pre 1991


Event Level


Exp. No of Tests


Exp. No. of Regularities


HERO-ERA Cup Coefficient


Heritage & Premier Entry Fee


(Until 11th April 2023 then £1,944)

Entry Fee


(Until 11th April 2023 then £2,160)




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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!

See the full list of exclusive membership perks and sign up here

*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 2023, 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.

Event Schedule


Scrutineering & Documentation

Scrutineering and Documentation will start at approximately 09:00 and finish at 12:00.


Leg One - Steady Away

Leg One will provide the less experienced crews with the opportunity to settle into the event with one or two tests and non taxing regularities as we loop out and around the local area.


Leg Two - Gathering Momentum

Leg Two represents the ‘meat’ of the event as we venture further afield into new territory taking in the best venues and sampling the unique countryside and roads that Lincolnshire has to offer.


Leg Three - Full Swing To The End

We conclude proceedings with the final leg which will once again loop out into more new territory before returning to our base for lunch and an awards presentation allowing everyone to head home in the early afternoon.

Vehicle Information

  • Only cars built pre-1991 or a model available pre-1991 are eligible to enter
  • All cars will be eligible for overall awards unless the crew are deemed to be ‘Masters’
  • The cars will be split into classes based on age and CC
  • The scoring on the Test sections is class-based so you will be scoring against other similar aged vehicles
  • Vehicle eligibility is defined in the HERO Standard Regulations

A master will be defined by both crew members in the seat they have entered the event who have finished first overall on a HERO green or blue standard event, in the top three of a red or black event (including Rally of the Tests in the overall positions including non-eligible cars), received the Gold medal on Le Jog or in the top three of a HRCR National B Road Rally in the last 3 years. If a crew begins the 2023 season not as a master, then they will remain a non-master for a period of that season.

What is Included in the Entry Fee?

  • Event participation for one eligible car with a crew of two – Driver & Navigator
  • Detailed Routebook
  • Choice of official Summer Trial merchandise or HERO-ERA store voucher
  • Extensive Hospitality package:
  • Two nights’ accommodation, including breakfast, Friday 21st July and Saturday 22nd July (crew of two sharing a double or twin room).
  • Single room supplements, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis
  • Lunch for each crew member, on Saturday 22nd July.
  • Evening meal on Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd July.
  • Morning tea/coffee on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July
  • Afternoon tea/coffee on Saturday 22nd July
  • Awards buffet lunch time on Sunday 23rd July
  • Two souvenir rally plates to fix to front & rear of car
  • Two side number panels
  • Finishers’ awards for each crew member
  • Overall awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • Class Awards to third in class – if there are three or more crews per class
  • Special awards at organisers discretion
  • HERO-ERA mechanical assist/sweep teams on event, to help keep crews moving
  • An experienced team of HERO-ERA officials & marshals to keep the event moving and on track
  • Results team and Media team keeping your family and friends, following the event, up to date
  • Post event, detailed results book

Entry List

Summer Trial 2023 - Confirmed Entries

Summer Trial 2023 - Accepted Entries

Summer Trial 2023 - Pending Entries

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