The Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) open day is the now traditional opening event of the year for the historic rallying community. This free to attend event brings together all forms of the sport including Historic Road and Stage Rallying, Historic Endurance Rallying, Speed Events for historic vehicles and Scenic Tours. This is ‘the’ event to attend for our members and many in the historic rally community where you meet friends old and new, talk to organisers of the events that take place all over the country making up 6 HRCR championships and see an array of historic rally cars from the 50’s through to the 80’s. You will also be able to talk with HRCR Championship organisers, register for the championships on the day and join the HRCR. Any fully paid up member who recommends a friend on the day to join the HRCR who has not previously been an HRCR member will receive one of the popular HRCR navigation bags. This promotion will also be offered to anyone who joins on the day.
Our theme for the 2018 HRCR Open Day will be the MG Metro 6R4. Developed for Austin Rover by Williams Grand Prix Engineering it is one of the most spectacular MG cars ever produced. The project was first revealed in February 1984 and scored its first victory on the Gwynedd Rally March 1985. Built to Group B regulations the 6R4 featured a rear mounted 410 bhp naturally aspirated V6 engine coupled to a four wheel drive system. 200 vehicles were built to comply with the Group B homologation regulations with the ‘clubman version’ having a 240 bhp engine and capable of 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds. We are planning to have a display of Metro 6R4 Rally Cars that were campaigned in the 1980’s along with some of the remaining road going clubman spec cars.