There’s a new Mecca for British rally fans and it’s a surprise beacon of colourful exotica shining bright from a run-of-the-mill industrial estate in Chichester. Situated a stone’s throw off (and just about visible from) the West Sussex market town’s A27 bypass, Rally Replay is a new attraction open to all and should be considered a must-visit for anyone who has a love of rallying coursing through their veins.
On one level, it’s a brand new showroom dedicated to classic and seriously historic rally cars, some of which are for sale. But as general manager and curator Adam Midghall describes it, Rally Replay is also a “working museum” featuring an archive of mouthwatering memorabilia, including a display of items drawn from the collection of the late rally journalist, writer and competitor Martin Holmes. First impressions are jaw-dropping: we’ve seen nothing quite like this before in the UK.