The Lombard Rally Bath revisits stages from the Lombard Rally in the 1970s and 1980s, and usually attracts more than 10,000 spectators. Cars run on un-timed special stages.
Organiser Tim Nash, said that the drive-in tickets, along with pay-per-view live streaming would help generate much-needed revenue for the event.
“In order for this year’s Lombard Bath Rally to take place, we needed to change the way the rally serves its customers to make the event financially viable,” he said.
“Hosting a small number of spectators on a drive-in basis aligned with broadcasting the event live is a fantastic alternative for us and something we will adopt in the future too.
“I believe hybrid events, where physical and virtual tickets are sold, is something the public will have to get used to for a long time.”
Attendees will be told the precise location of the viewing area after ordering. Nash said that there is space for 80 cars with up to five spectators in each vehicle. Tickets for the drive-in spaces cost from £15 and are available from TicketCo, along with live-streaming passes.