What's that coming over the hill?

Halfway between stage rally and competitive safari - Hill rally

4y ago

Header photo by Alex Robson - www.alexrobson.me

Hill Rally Events are very similar to WRC-style Stage Rallying.


Hill Rallies are speed multiple stage events in which teams are provided with a Road Book of directions for the navigator. They often take place over two days. There are roughly 3-4 Hill Rallies per year, forming a championship.

Hill Rallies take place on private and forestry land. There are technical speed sections and flat out fast sections as well as differing stages & routes throughout the weekend.

The events are open to modified & production 4x4s with a driver and a co-driver. It is recommended that you attend with a service team and make a weekend of it – great fun!

Volunteer marshals oversee the course and the timings, on larger events all vehicles are fitted with trackers to ensure nobody is lost on the stages.

Photo by Alex Robson - http://www.alexrobson.me

Photo by Alex Robson - http://www.alexrobson.me

What do I need?

- Vehicle modified to the MSA Technical Regulations for off road vehicles, with scrutineering log book. Log books are available at events.

- MSA Non-Race Clubman’s competition license.

- Membership to your chosen club, we recommend the All Wheel Drive Club as they have the most events throughout the year and cover the whole of the country.

- MSA Compliant Helmet & sensible shoes – a fireproof race suit is not a requirement but is recommended. A HANS device and extra safety equipment is also recommended.

We'll be reporting on the UK Hill Rallies next season - keep an eye on the tribe!

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Comments (4)

  • Thanks Henry!

      4 years ago
  • The Scottish Hillrally Club have announced that they are planning to run a Perthshire Scottish Hillrally once more in 2018. The Perthshire was the last great 'proper' Hillrally complete with multiple venues and road sections, it is great news that it will be back soon. Better make sure your cars are road legal!

      4 years ago
  • Hi Ian - Hill Rally is fairly (relatively) cheap to get into too! Let me know if you'd like more information.

      4 years ago
  • Oh yeah. That looks cool.

      4 years ago