The 9th Rally of The Tests
Newcastle to Peebles
When29 October - 01 November 2009 (4 days) 

The Rally of the Tests is heading north in our annual quest to capture the true spirit, style and sound of Fifties rallying. We start in the spectacular but often overlooked Northeast corner of England and rally over three days to our destination in the charming Scottish borders town of Peebles. As we head "From the Tyne to the Tweed", crews will enjoy wonderful scenery and fabulous traffic-free roads in the classic rally territory of Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Southern Scotland.


The “Tests” has been described by many as the Goodwood of classic rallying and has established the enviable reputation as the "must-do" historic rally in the UK. Perhaps this reflects our continuing effort to combine tradition and innovation. Authentic elements from the Fifties including test venues that were popular with our rallying forebears such as Ingliston and Croft feature on this year’s event as well as some new sites never before used for rallying.


Over the years, the “Tests” has also built a special atmosphere of its own, combining closely fought competitive motoring with a great social side. Rallying is a team sport created to test and be enjoyed by both driver and navigator. The objective of the Rally of the Tests is to present such a test for both crew members and perhaps more importantly the opportunity to have fun. We hope you will join us in October and when you reach the finish at the historic Peebles Hydro Hotel, over a dram of Scotland's most famous export, you can determine if that objective has been achieved!