Lombard Rally Festival Newcastle @Bamburgh Castle
As the great entertainment at the Lombard Rally Festival, Brunton, comes to a close, the focus of the North East of England's great festival of motoring shifts to Bamburgh Castle, a few miles away on the North Sea Coast - the UK's favourite tourist beach attraction in 2021. Firstly, a fantastic display of all things automobile at the Concour d'Elegance within the walls of the Historic Castle.
This will be followed by the main evening event, a Rally Forum featuring the incomparable Barry Lee, Mr 351, who will be joined, amongst others, by the First Ladies of Rallying in these Isles - former Ladies World Champion driver Louise Aitken-Walker and multi-rally winner and Ladies Award winner, Rosemary Smith. Rosemary is in the Guinness Books of Records as the oldest person to ever drive a Formula 1 car. The Forum will take place in the incomparable surroundings of the Kings Hall - surely one of the most extraordinary backdrops to a rallying event, ever. The evening will start with a unique rally film, before our guests take the stage. Barry will talk about his varied motorsport career - works rally driver with Ford and Datsun, multi-year World Short Oval Racing Champion, racing Trucks, Eurocars, Touring Cars, Paris-Dakar Rally and when running the Toleman F1 Team, giving Ayrton Senna his first Grand Prix seat.
Two types of ticket will be available - either one of the small number who will be able to sit in the Kings Hall with the Forum, or outside on the Lawn in front of a large screen to watch. Food and Beverages will also be available.
For the Kings Hall, tickets will cost £20.00 a head, for the Lawn in the summer evening, the cost will be £15.00 per head. We look forward to you joining us at another Rally Event like none seen before!
Please bear in mind the historic surroundings of the Kings Hall, so no food or drinks will be allowed there. Please also bear in mind that the entry to Bamburgh Castle is difficult, though not impossible, for people with mobility difficulties.