Regarding Mr. Barry Moon’s letter on the “Senior Service Hillrally”, the £10 entry fee included dinner, bed and breakfast for two people, a champagne reception at the end of the rally, a very nice car and lapel badge for each person and, of course, trophies and cash prizes.
The roll-bars, safety harness, RAC-approved helmets and RAC scrutineering were all very necessary as the accent was very much on speed.
I covered this event as a marshal for the whole two days and the speed these vehicles were travelling at warranted all safety precautions being taken.
In an event of this length a great deal of precaution to one’s vehicle must be made; you also require a “back-up” vehicle to take care of breakdowns, etc. This is the sort of event where it is best for two vehicle owners to team up and enter one of their vehicles, using the other as the “back-up vehicle”.
Surely £10 was a small price to pay for this excellent event—it is only £5 each for a weekend’s sport.