Beatson’s Targa Road Rally and Historic Road Rally, Saturday October 13
A Targa road rally is restricted to road cars and road tyres and competitive sections have a maximum average speed of 30mph, making it suitable for newcomers and families. Once on the public roads, the cars travel with the general traffic flow.
The driver needs to be 17 years or older with a full driving licence and the navigator must be over 12.
The competitive sections form either special tests comprising tight and twisty routes, where the competitor endeavours to set their fastest time or regularity tests, where the competitor attempts to maintain a specified average speed.
The event begins at 10am and competitive sections are planned to take place on various private properties across the island.
Check www.mullrally.org and its Facebook page for further information and see signs and notice boards on the day for spectator advice.
‘As usual we have a wide range of cars and crews from across the UK,’ said Donald Brown. ‘Entries are still coming in for the rally time trial.’
As well as entries from all across Scotland, the Mull weekend has always proved popular with motor sport competitors from Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria.
Among the vehicles included on this year’s unseeded entries list are a 1967 MGB roadster, a 1971 Hillman Avenger GT, a 1972 Morris Mini, and a Rover 100 from 1997. And Mull has always had a reputation for For4d entries and this year sees two Ford Escort Mk2.