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Scottish Malts 2012


HERO Scottish Malts Reliability Trial and Classic Car Tour - the premier classic car event in Scotland; returns in May 2012

30th April to 4th May 2012

Entry forms and ASR's are available at the bottom of the page

Following the success of the 2010 event and the wonderful reception received by competitors and officials at the World Famous Turnberry Resort (who can ever forget that stunning view of Ailsa Craig as crews pulled up under the finish arch alongside the front entrance to the hotel).Malts 2012

HERO is delighted to announce that the 2012 Scottish Malts Classic Reliability Trial and Classic Car Tour will once again start and finish at the Turnberry. Located on the western side of Scotland within easy reach of Glasgow and Prestwick airports, the resort will host the welcome and awards dinners, as well as the first and last driving tests on the event. Documentation and scruitineering will take place on Sunday 29th April at the Turnberry and once formalities are dealt with, competitors will be able to enjoy all the facilities available at the resort - including the golf for those of you who would relish the opportunity for a chance to play on the course

With the start and finish at the world famous Turnberry Resort, the 2012 HERO Scottish Malts Classic Reliability  Trial and Classic Car Tour  will again live up to its reputation as being one of the premier classic car events in the UK. Open to cars built before 31st December 1981, the ‘Malts’ will follow the successful format of past events with driving tests on private land, regularities along some the most stunning roads in the country and link sections allowing both crew members to enjoy the spectacular roads and scenery of Scotland. Lunch is provided on all days of competition, and the long established tradition of siting main controls and tests at stately homes, castles, distilleries and places of interest will continue. The time schedule is never too demanding, and navigation is by means of a detailed Jogularity style road book using easy to follow Tulip diagrams.

The ever popular Scottish Malts Classic Car Tour will be run in conjunction with the Reliability Trial and is intended for crews looking for a less demanding motoring experience, without the need to undertake regularities and driving tests. Entrants on the Classic Car Tour can choose to follow the same route as the Trial but are provided with a specially printed map book giving a detailed but simpler set of route directions, together with touring notes of places of interest along the way. Tour entrants are free to visit places that interest them, whilst always aiming to arrive at the hotel in time for dinner!Malts 2012

Those of you aware of the history of the Turnberry will know that a Grand Prix took place on the old airfield in 1952 with such drivers as Sir Stiriling Moss and Mike Hawthorn. Part of the original runway still exists and Clerk of the Course Peter Nedin has inspected the  surface and confirms that it is suitable for a test which will allow competitors to drive on part of the area once used for the Grand Prix.

Monday 30th April will see the cars flagged away before the first of two tests within the grounds of the resort. From there the event will follow the successful format of past Malts with competitors covering approximately 200-230 miles each day.

Crews new to the Malts should not be daunted by the prospect of driving tests. These are enjoyable manoeuvrability tests mainly on asphalt and although set against the clock. You are pitted only against other cars in your class as vehicles will be divided into age categories from vintage to modern classics. Competitors compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals; awarded to crews who do well against the standard set for cars in their classification, plus a variety of special awards including Marque, National, Enquire and Golden Oldie Team Prizes, the Veteran’s Prize and Concours awards, Absolute Beginner, Spirit of the Rally, the Test Pilot’s and Clock-watcher’s Trophies. As always, accommodation will be at the best hotels available on route,  and although we cannot guarantee that all hotels will match the Turnberry, each hotel selected will be clean, comfortable, offer good food and will have been checked by event officials.

 The entry fee includes:

  • Entry to the event for a crew of two people
  • Lunch on each day of competition;
  • Six nights’ accommodation (crew of two sharing – supplements available for single rooms) for the nights of Sunday 29th through Friday 4th April;
  • Evening meals
  • Champagne reception & Welcome Dinner on Sunday 29th April
  • Champagne reception & Awards presentation banquet on Friday 4th May.
  • Generous awards list;
  • Rally plates and side number plates;
  • Detailed roadbook
  • Map-book
  • Event souvenirs and whisky miniatures.

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Special terms are also available for crews wishing to extend their stay at the Turnberry. For more information or to secure an entry on the event please download the information below.