Festival Targa Rally

The Festival Targa Rally
3rd March 2018

Update – one month to go.

With one month left most things are in place, but there is always something left to do for every official. Attention to detail makes it work on the day.

The winter rains so far coupled with the devastating larch disease hence heavy machinery has played havoc with the road condition, however, good relations with the landowners grading the roads will make everything look like new, well almost.

We have an entry of 70 cars which now fluctuate every day, but as usual you always get last minute fall out. I suppose we should start around 65 cars come the day. The entry includes the best in Targa/Road event competitors, and cars from Mini’s to Escorts.

We have our officials meeting soon, and I am sure more help will be required. Please don’t stay home, come and join us and help make the event another success story.

Phone myself (07785 352852) or Mike Patton on 07837 618670 if you are free.

Dave Whittock (Clerk of the Course)

Welcome to the 2018 Festival Targa Rally organised by Bath Motor Club. Every year we make small changes, but for 2018 it is a change of direction. We have decided due to the increasing PR pressures in running a competitive night event, to change format and run a competitive Targa Rally.

We have organised around 30 miles of tests in a total route of 100 miles, starting in the afternoon and finishing later that evening. The format has been designed to meet the landowner’s wishes, starting at 16:30 and finishing around 22:00: remember to bring your spot lights for special tests run in the dark!

The event will be dual permit, both National ‘B’ and Clubmans events run as a Targa Road Rally allowing any 2WD cars suitable for road rallies, subject to safety and tyre restrictions.

Included in the entry fee there will be a dinner available for driver and navigator to enjoy when you arrive back at the finish.

The entire route will run in Wiltshire and Somerset, starting and finishing at the Frome Cattle Market. All road sections and special tests will be defined by a tulip road book. Competitors are not required to bring a marshal, but it would be appreciated.

We hope you can join us. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, the landowners of the special test venues for their continued support and the Frome Cattle Market as start and finish, this being a new venue for us.

Dave Whittock


The Festival Rally 2017

25th/26th Feb 2017

Jamie Turner

Bath Festival Rally 2016 © M&H Photography
2017 Winners Jamie Turner/Bob Blows

Read Alan James's report on the 2017 event here

Full results are available on Rally Roots.

Previous Winners

2016 - Paul Tod/David ‘Garth’ Powell
2016 Report              Results
2015 - John Davies & Nick Bloxham
2014 – Chris Elkins & Mark Appleton
2013 – Jonty Bloxham & Nick Bloxham
2012 – Chris Elkins & George Mullins