Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial
Winner for the second consecutive year of 'Rally of the Year' at the International Historic Motoring Awards and winner of the 2015 FIA 'FMC Heritage Cup'. The Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial sets the standard for pre-war events.
When11 - 16 July 2016 (6 days) 
Deadline20 June 2016 (entry closed) 
WhereRoyal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh to Royal Automobile Club, Woodcote Park, Epsom

CategoriesConcours, Rally, Tour 
Contact01656740275 (Phone)

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It's 1899 and a large number of the people in Britain had not seen a motor car. In fact people are laughing at the idea that the motor car could become a commercial or practical success.


To show off the motor car an adventure was planned – tour Britain visiting major towns and cities, allowing the public to see and touch the motor car and watch them drive by. The event was planned for spring 1900; One thousand miles as an extensive demonstration trial organised by the Automobile Club. The intent was simple, test human endurance as well as the machinery for reliability and safety.

Starting this year from Edinburgh, the beautiful capital of Scotland you will be welcomed in a style that is unique to the 1000 Mile Trial – a welcome dinner on board Royal Yacht Britannia before the rest of the week’s adventure unfolds before you.


The 2016 event has a new look to it – the route this year being one-way from Edinburgh to Woodcote Park – allowing the route co-ordinators to find the best roads, lanes and venues that are established as a part of this truly historic event. Although at first glance the route may seem linear, as the event unfolds, you will find that the days bring you even more chance to explore the countryside and compete with your fellow participants in what will once again be a ground-breaking event.


The Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial has now become the must do event for pre-war vehicle owners, any automobile registered prior to 1940 is eligible, from an Austin to a Rolls-Royce, this event caters for all vehicles of a certain age! Add to this a style and glamour that cannot be found elsewhere and it soon becomes clear why the event has received so many accolades and awards since the second running in 2014.


We look forward to receiving your entry for the 2016 Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial and to welcoming you aboard Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia for what will be, once again, an adventure beyond compare.