The Highland 1000
May 18 to 21, 2018
The Highland 1000 is a new competitive event around Scotland, starting and finishing in the beautiful town of Falkirk. As its name suggests it is a 1,000km drive through some of the most stunning scenery imaginable, along roads and byways that you would normally never take.
The Highland 1000 is a four day event ideal for all levels of experience from the novice to the most expert crews who want to brush up on their skills in beautiful surroundings or shake down their car for a longer event. For the novice it’s a great introduction to historic regularity rallies.
Starting and finishing in Falkirk by the amazing Falkirk Wheel, the rally winds its way through the fantastic Scottish Highland scenery passing by many familiar landmarks and iconic Scottish lochs.
We have chosen interesting coffee and lunch stops including distilleries and roadside restaurants.
With emphasis on fun the competition will be on quiet or private land where you can express yourself and test your navigator. There is no night time driving and most of the route and competition will be on tarmac, although we will find the occasional gravel road.
For those who want a more relaxed drive we have a Touring Class as well.
Arrive on Thursday evening or Friday morning at our base in Falkirk. Scrutineering is from 08.00 on Friday after which there is morning coffee before the start to Dornoch via Loch Lomond, from the amazing Falkirk Wheel.
With plenty of daylight hours at this time of year there is no night driving. Navigation will be by Tulip roadbook and maps, with some interesting competition thrown in. There will be stops for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.
On Saturday there will be an early start to drive the iconic Highland 500 route with a few twists of our own,
before arriving back at Dornoch for the night.
On Sunday, we run down the West coast, then eastwards to finish in Falkirk, for the results and prize giving.
Day 1. Falkirk
Cars arrive at hotel
06:00 – 08:00 Scrutineering
09:00 First car flagged away for drive to Dornoch
12:30 Lunch stop and chance to catch up with fellow competitors
18:00 Last cars arrive at Dornoch for end of day
Day 3. Dornoch to Dornoch
08:00 Start of Highland 500 Section
10:30 Coffee halt
12:30 Lunch halt
18:00 Arrive back at Dornoch
Day 4. Dornoch to Falkirk
08:00 Start of West Coast run
10:30 Coffee halt
12:00 Lunch halt
15:00 Arrive Falkirk for Tea and prize giving
*Details subject to change to facilitate the correct running of the event
• An entry for two people and their car
• Bed and breakfast in a twin or double room for two nights (Friday and Saturday)
• Evening meals on Friday and Saturday
• Tulip roadbook and Maps
• Our experienced team
• Route by Roger Hunt
• Beautiful Scottish scenery
• Quiet Highland roads
• Event goody bag
• Rally Awards
• Free membership of the Bespoke Rallies Club
• Points towards our annual awards
What you need
• A well prepared classic car
• Halda/Trip-Master or similar
• A car that fits into one of our classes
• A co-driver/driver
Vintage: V1 1920 to 1939, V2 1937 to 1949
C1 1950 to 1960 – C1A Up to 1300cc, C1B 1300 to 2000cc, C1C Over 2000cc
C2 1960 to 1966 – C2A Up to 1300cc, C2B 1300 to 2000cc, C2C Over 2000cc
C3 1967 to 1972 – C3A Up to 1300cc, C3B 1300 to 2000cc, C3C Over 2000cc
C4 1973 to 1980 – C4A Up to 1300cc, C4B 1300 to 2000cc, C4C Over 2000cc
* Classes may be combined as necessary ** Post 1972 cars only eligible for class awards