The Scottish Borders Hill Rally takes to the hills and forests of Ayrshire this weekend, starting tomorrow (Saturday 22nd) at 11.00 Hrs. Over 40 vehicles have entered ranging from pretty standard looking Land Rover Defenders to 6.2 litre V8 specials.
So if you need a final ‘fix’ of motor sport ahead of Christmas Pud and Black Bun, this could be your last chance this side of the border.
It’s also the final round of the ‘Defender Challenge by Bowler championship’, a series created to offer competitors an ideal introductory route into international rally raid competition such as the Africa Race and Dakar Rally.
Three teams from the Defender Challenge are currently preparing to compete at Dakar in 2016 including one Race2Recovery team.
The first Leg on Saturday will finish late afternoon/early evening and the second Leg on Sunday starts at 09.00 Hrs and finishing mid afternoon.
The event is not really geared up for spectators, but if you’re interested, bring stout wellies and cold weather gear.
The Forrest Estate venue is just off the A713 north of St John’s Town of Dalry (about 16 mls south of Dalmellington) and there is usually a dayglow arrow indicator on the verge.