News from the Rally Team

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This page has all the latest news from the Rally Team along with a few topical images.

Latest news

Steam Rally Update

2017

We are all looking forward to another fun weekend at the Rally on 4 & 5 August. Why not take advantage of our online ticket offer: Two days for the price of one. (Adults £12, seniors £10) This offer is only available in advance, and will close before the Rally. So why not follow the link now.

Alternatively, travel to the Rally by train, at a special price. We have arranged a special early train on both days. You can buy an inclusive ticket on the train for £25 Adults or Seniors, £7.50 for Children. The early train will give you lots of time to enjoy the Rally, as well as a ride through the countryside. The timings are:

Departure TimeSaturday 4thSunday 5th
Minehead09.0009.20
Blue Anchor 09.14 09.34
Watchet 09.29 09.52
Williton 09.36 09.59
Crowcombe Heathfield 09.56 10.32
Bishops Lydeard 10.06 10.42
Arrive at the Rally 10.20 10.53
Return Any train up to 17.00 from Rally Any train up to 16.00 from Rally

Posted on 18 July 2018

Improvements at the Rally

2018

The roadway at the Rally Site has been widened as the existing roadway was not wide enough for traffic to pass by without going on the grass, and churning up the ground. More hard work by the Rally Working Group.

Posted on 9 July 2018

An update from the Rally Team

We are very much looking forward to seeing our volunteers again for this year's event. Most positions are now filled, but we are keen to have a few more. Specifically, we are keen to hear from anyone who would like to join our team of car park marshals and programme sellers. No experience is necessary; we will give you training, a hi-vis vest, lunch and plenty of drinks. There is also a very special opportunity coming up soon for our volunteers: details will be out shortly. So, if you are interested, please download the volunteer application form, or ring 01823 433856. We look forward to hearing from you. See the Volunteers page for more information.

We have had a great response to our invitation for exhibitors, and most sections are now full, and cannot accept any further entries. These are: Cars, land rovers, motorbikes, military, stationary engines, models miniature steam. We are still waiting for a few applications for the full size steam and commercial section: please do get these in as soon as possible. Joining details will be sent out to booked exhibitors very soon.

Traders we are full. Sorry, we cannot accept any further entries for the craft tent or trade section. Joining details will be sent out to our booked traders very soon

Posted on 18 June 2018

Online ticket facility now open for 2018 Rally

The Rally team are pleased to announce advance tickets can now be purchased online. See the Tickets Page.

Ticket prices are pegged at last year's prices - £12 for an Adult Day Ticket and £10 for a Senior Citizen Day Ticket. There is no charge for a child accompanied by a valid ticket holder.

And once again, two for the price of one! Day tickets purchased online are valid on both days of the Rally.

Posted on 6 May 2018

Exhibitors and Traders

Invites have been sent out to our regular Exhibitors and Traders, and bookings are coming in fast, with many of our areas already booked up. We are looking to complete the booking process by the end of May. So, if you want to make sure of your place, please get your booking back to us by 31st May. Contact us by email: wsrarally@gmail.com.

If you have not received your form, or need another one, please contact us at wsrarally@gmail.com

Posted on 6 May 2018

Rally latest news

The Rally team are hard at work planning the 2018 event, which will be held on the 4th and 5th of August at our site in Norton Fitzwarren.

We are planning some improvements for 2018, including:

  • A new layout, to make it easier for you to see all of our many exhibits
  • A new, larger steam section
  • A larger Children's entertainment area
  • Better catering facilities
  • A better chance to see the heritage railway carriages and visit the Quantock Belle

We will retain the many successful features from last year, including the early train from Minehead on both days. Invitations are going out to exhibitors and traders: there is more information on their part of the website.

We look forward to seeing you for 4th & 5th August.

Geoff Garfield Chairman 1 February 2018

Posted on 1 February 2018

Rally exhibitors

Invitations are now going out to our regular exhibitors: yours should arrive in the next few weeks, if it is not with you already. We look forward to receiving your completed booking form back. We welcome applications from new exhibitors, especially for our larger Steam section. Contact us by email: wsrarally@gmail.com.

We have a new destination for our ever-popular Somerset Coast Express on Friday evening. This year, we will visit Watchet an historic port, where we will have a warm welcome from the community, with lots of catering and entertainment laid on for you. Details will go out with the booking forms.

We look forward to seeing you for 4th & 5th August.

Geoff Garfield Chairman 1 February 2018

Posted on 1 February 2018

Rally traders

Invitations are now going out to our regular traders: yours should arrive in the next few weeks, if it is not with you already. We look forward to receiving your completed booking form back. We also welcome new applications for our trade, craft or catering areas. Contact us by email: wsrarally@gmail.com.

We have a new destination for our ever-popular Somerset Coast Express on Friday evening. This year, we will visit Watchet, an historic port, where we will have a warm welcome from the community, with lots of catering and entertainment laid on for you. Details will go out with the booking forms.

We look forward to seeing you for 4th & 5th August.

Mark Dolton Trade Marshal 1 February 2018

Posted on 1 February 2018

The Rally from the air...

2017

2017

Pictures of the 2017 event kindly provided by Iain Potter

Posted on 20 November 2017