February 24th, 2020
2020 Solway Coast Rally: Announcement
The team behind the www.UsedCarParts.co.uk Solway Coast Rally are pleased to announce details of their 40th Anniversary event in August this year, which for the first time is planned to take place on a combination of both MOD Range roads and Closed Public Roads.
Event promoters Solway Car Club received their organising Permit from the governing body Motorsport UK early this month, and submitted an application to Dumfries and Galloway Council shortly afterwards for the required local authority Motor Race Order (MRO) to use small sections of Public Road in the event.
The Solway Coast Rally, which has been sponsored by the Stewart Family of DA Autoparts every year since its formation in 1980, will take place on Saturday 15 August 2020. The 45-mile event will be a counting round of the Marshall Construction Scottish Tarmack Rally Championship and the Fuchs Lubricants Classic Mini Challenge. It was announced last month that there will sadly be no Junior event this year due to restrictions on the venue. (Read more here)
A spokesperson for Solway Car Club said: “We cannot think of another rally in the UK which has had the same sponsor for 40 years, and we are particularly grateful to Richard, Nadine and Peter Stewart of DA Autoparts for their continued support of the Solway Coast Rally. Hopefully by adding some Closed Public Roads, we will have a special event in August to mark this 40-year milestone.”
Solway Car Club have carefully chosen the public roads included in the MRO application submitted to Dumfries & Galloway Council for approval to ensure little or no impact on anyone living and working in the vicinity of the stages. More information on the 40th Anniversary Solway Coast Rally will be announced in due course, and entries are expected to open in July.