2016 Legend Fires North West Stages
Plans for the 2016 Legend Fires North West Stages are gathering pace. Next year's Blackpool based event, which runs on Friday 5th & Saturday 6th February, retains it's base at the Norbreck Castle Hotel and it is expected to run to a similar format as in 2015. More details will be announced in due course.
2015 Winners - Paul Bird & Andrew Roughead
Congratulations to Paul Bird and Andrew Roughead on winning the 2015 Legend Fires North West Stages Rally - Paul's third consecutive victory on the Blackpool based rally!
Legend Fires North West Stages Rally
SPECTATOR WARNING: Please be careful where you park when visiting this weekend's stages, we wouldn't like to see your weekend spoilt by a fine for a parking infringement. You are advised to use the municipal car parks and warned that many streets have residents only or limited timescale parking. Please park considerately and make your weekend an enjoyable one!
SMS Results Service
Tynemouth Computer Services will once again be providing an SMS Results Service on the 2015 Legend Fires North West Stages. Competitors and spectators can order the SMS Results Service for just £2.50.
Live Stream for Seaside Rally!
Rally fans will be able to watch live stage action from the Blackpool based Legend Fires North West Stages thanks to an inspirational deal between the rally organisers and motor sport specialists AMGTV.
In what is believed to be the first initiative of its kind in British Clubman Rallying, live coverage will be broadcast from both days of the rally, which takes place on Friday/Saturday 6th/7th February. It will enable viewers to watch the best of the action as it unfolds from almost anywhere in the world!
Live stream access for both days can be obtained by purchasing a single ticket for a special promotional price of just £5 from the AMGTV website www.amgtv.co.uk and downloads will be available on all platforms (PC/Mac; Tablet; mobile phone etc). There will also be a post rally opportunity to see the action by a view on demand option.
It's all GO GO GO for the Seaside Rally
Thanks to our 'Supporters Club'
The organisers of the 2015 Legend Fires North West Stages Rally would like to thank the following for their generous support, without which, this event would not run.
Legend Fires - North West Stages Event Sponsor
Legend Fires was established in Blackburn in 1996 and has become one of the leading names in the development and manufacture of living flame gas appliances.
Awarded 'Manufacturer of the Year' in 2004 and 2005, Legend has an unrivalled manufacturing and service reputation in the gas appliance industry.
Quality, style and choice is our 'ethos' and we only supply dedicated fireplace retailers throughout the United Kingdom who can offer you a similar service.
GT4 OC - sponsor of the Rally Village
The Toyota Celica GT-Four has a significant place within WRC history. Prior to its first championship victory in 1989 the WRC had been dominated by European manufacturers. Toyota needed an answer to the recent dominance of the Lancia and by the end of its WRC life the Toyota Celica GT-Four had given the Japanese marque four drivers Championships and two manufacturer championships.
The Toyota Celica GT-Four Owner's Club (GT4 OC) was originally formed by a small group of like-minded enthusiasts from around the UK who shared a passion for Toyota's rally superstar.
The GT40C supports all three generations The Celica GT-Four; ST165 based on the fourth generation Celica, and manufactured from October 1986 to August 1989; the ST185 produced from September 1989 to September 1993; and the ST205 from February 1994 to June 1999.
The club has grown significantly since those early days with a membership in excess of 700 with 20% of those over seas, making the GT4 OC truly an intemational club.
The Legend Fires North West stages has long been on the GT4 OC's events calendar and is the first event of the year signalling the start of a jam packed season of events the length and breadth of the country.
FUCHS Lubricants - sponsor of the Blackpool promenade Stage
FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricants manufacturer.
We manufacture and supply innovative lubricating products and bespoke support packages - providing a complete service to our customers.
Our UK operation is based in Stoke-on-Trent where we have expertise and experience in developing lubricants for a wide variety of applications.
Our product portfolio includes engine oils, food grade lubricants, agricultural oils, cutting fluids, greases, hydraulic oils and much more.
Our technical team are available to help you choose the right lubricant for your application.
Cetus Solutions - sponsor of the Fleetwood Waterfront Stage
Cetus provides innovative IT infrastructure solutions and support services to businesses of all sizes, including some of the UKs largest household names. With over 14 years' experience, we have the knowledge and scalability to offer you the perfect IT solution for your needs. This combined with our open and honest approach ensures that you get a reliable and trusted partner, who truly cares about you and your business.
As a team of motorsport and rally enthusiasts, Cetus is proud to continue our support of the North West Stages Rally. We look forward to seeing you there and remember to look out for the Cetus Mk2 Escort on the day!
Lookers CitroŽn Preston - sponsor of the Trax Preston Stage
Our centrally-located dealership in Preston supports motorists throughout Lancashire, and we always work hard to be professional, friendly, and locally competitive on price. Every new CitroŽn and a varied selection of approved new cars can be found at our showroom, and we offer the parts and accessories to fit each model like a glove. We're proud to be a Motability Partner, and we additionally have a specialist business centre with tailored services for our fleet customers. As an owner, bring your vehicle to our servicing department and benefit from expert service.
Please call us, enquire on-line or stop by the showroom whenever you'd like to speak with the Lookers CitroŽn team.
2015 Legend Fires North West Stages
Around 600 officials signed on last year and helped make the 2014 rally a great success. Many comments have been received thanking the marshals and also commenting on their professional attitude.
Thanks again to all who signed on this year and hopefully we will see you next year.
Marshals Required for 2015 Event
If you're not competing and want to get a closer view of the action then why not Register as a Rally Marshal.
All Marshals are eligible for the superb end of rally prize draw. Marshals are required Friday afternoon/evening for scrutineering and all day Saturday for the rally itself. Previous marshalling experience is not required.
Guide to Marshalling
Marshalling is the term given to the job done by people on the ground who operate rally controls such as starts and finishes as well as controlling spectators on stages to ensure the stage is safe to run. Marshals are often responsible for a particular section of stage and often work under the supervision of a sector official. It is the Marshal's job to look out for the safety of the spectators and to maintain the stage furniture at all times for the safety of the competitors.
Warm clothing is essential, a good waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers plus appropriate footwear (metal toe capped type is recommended) with thermal socks (in winter). Gloves are also advisable for both warmth and protection.
- A Ski hat or similar headwear to provide warmth.
- A whistle, to be blown when cars are approaching.
- A flask with something warm inside to keep you going.
- Energy food, anything with glucose or as from personal experience Flapjacks.
Please contact our Joint Chief Marshals to Register:
Joint Chief Marshals
Dan Orme - 07792 475 868
Ken Wilkinson - 07771 742 692
2015 Entries OPEN!
Legend Fires North West Stages 2015 - Download Rally Regulations
Derian House Children's Hospice Sponsorship Form
Legend Fires North West Stages 2015 - Download Derian House Sponsorship Form
Rally Entry Form
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Book NOW for Accommodation Deals
Once again for 2015, The Norbreck Castle Hotel are staging the Rally Headquarters, Parc Ferme and Scrutineering within the Norbreck Castle Hotel and Norcalympia Exhibtion Centre. It will also feature as the rally finish and venue for the end of rally prize presentation. The Norbreck Castle Hotel Rally Headquarters offer:
- Accommodation for in excess of 600 people.
- En-suite Bedrooms with colour TV and Tea & Coffee making facilities.
- Excellent Parking Facilities and Indoor Parc Ferme.
- Disabled and Wheelchair friendly accommodation available.
- Food & Drink at 'Copper Face Jack's Bar'
- Special Stage and Central Service area within walking distance of hotel.
We have once again managed to secure a fantastic deal at Norbreck:
- Special Rally Rates - 1 night package (Friday ONLY) of Dinner Bed & Breakfast for £35pp
- Special Rally Rates - 2 night package (Friday & Saturday) of Dinner Bed & Breakfast for £58pp
Please find detailed below the easiest booking procedure:
- Call 0871 222 0031 (Although this states the Norbreck Castle booking line - The call centre is in Manchester)
- Select Option 2
- Please quote RALLY2015. The customer will then be asked if they want a one night (Friday) or two night (Friday & Saturday) stay the advisor will be able then to take your booking
- Saturday only bookings are not available. A non-refundable deposit of £30.00 per person is required when booking.