2014 Legend Fires North West Stages
Plans for the 2014 Legend Fires North West Stages are gathering pace with news on two different fronts. Next year's Blackpool based event, which runs on 7th & 8th February, retains it's base at the Norbreck Castle Hotel but will have a brand new service park that's almost in the shadow of the seaside resort's iconic tower.
A deal has been struck with the local council to use the Promenade's Middle Walk that will bring the event to the edge of the town centre and provide a better viewing experience for spectators.
The move is a throwback to the sixties when the same area served as the Parc Ferme for RAC Rally of 1968. More recently the Middle Walk has been used as part of a stage on both the Lombard Revival Rally and the North West Stages.
The Organisers are pleased to announce that Legend Fires will be the event's main sponsors, for an eleventh successive year, a remarkable record in these trying financial times. The event has also attracted an associate sponsor for 2014 in the shape of Lookers Citroen who will be providing the rally with staff cars and corporate hospitality facilities. Lookers' Local Business Manager Matthew Kiziuk said "We're delighted to be supporting such a fantastic event that brings rallying to the people in Blackpool, Fleetwood and Preston. Citroen has a strong rally pedigree, particularly with the current DS3, and this event dovetails perfectly with the Lookers dealership network in the region."
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Rally Village - Limited Spaces - BOOK NOW!
Due to the 2013 GT4OC Rally Village being oversubscribed, demand for exhibitor space at the 2014 North West Stages Rally Village in Blackpool, is already extremely high! Once again, the Rally Village will be held indoors at the Norcalympia, Norbreck Castle. Bookings for all those who attended in 2013 will open from the 28th September 2013, a month earlier than expected, offering previous exhibitors the chance to book again for 2014. Traders and exhibitors wishing to attend again in 2014 are advised to take advantage of the early pre-bookings as there are currently over 30 exhibitors on our waiting list, ready to take one of the limited spaces available. General bookings for the Rally Village will be offered to all, from the 19th October 2013.
Motorsport Northwest and Fox Motorsport Events would like to say a huge 'thank you' to the GT4OC who are sponsoring the Rally Village for their second successive year. For all trader and exhibitor enquiries please contact Darren Fox at email@example.com
Rally Accomodation - Bookings Now Open!
Once again for 2014, 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
2014 Legend Fires North West Stages
Legend Fires, the company owned by Blackburn businessman and Skoda Fabia WRC driver John Stone, will sponsor the 2014 North West Stages Rally for an eleventh successive year. The 2014 event will take place on Friday/Saturday 7th/8th February and Rally HQ will be again based at Blackpool's Norbreck Castle Hotel where the Norcalympia Exhibition Centre will play host to the Rally Village, scrutineering, indoor parc ferme and champagne finish.
2013 Winners - Paul Bird & Aled Davies - Focus WRC
Congratulations to Paul Bird and Aled Davies on winning the 2013 Legend Fires North West Stages Rally! Pictured left to right: Dave Bellerby/Kevin Protor (2nd O/A), Aled Davies/Paul Bird (1st O/A), Chris Anderson/Chris Thirling (3rd O/A).
"A Rally Show and More!" That's how organisers of the 2013 Legend Fires North West Stages Rally are describing the Norbreck Rally Village that's being held at Norbreck Castle Hotel's Norcalympia Exhibition Area over the rally weekend.
The event, which takes place on Friday/Saturday 8th/9th February attracts thousands of rally fans from all parts of the UK and all signs point to this year's event being bigger and better than ever!
This year's FREE to enter Rally Village provides for a greater diversification of motorsport interests with exhibitors from an exotic selection of Grp B cars, History of Ford in Rallying, Karting and numerous Historic, Show and Display Cars to name but a few. There's also lots to interest the younger visitors with Slot Car Racing and Radio Control Cars due to feature.
Scrutineering and Rally Trade Stands are open to Spectators on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday at the Norbreck Castle Hotel's Norcalympia exhibition centre. Rally fans will be able to obtain up-to-date rally results and purchase hot food and drink within the Norbreck Castle Hotel complex.
For 2013 the Norbreck Rally Village is being sponsored by the Toyota GT4 Owners Club. Rally Village Manager, Darren Fox commented: "The indoor Norbreck Rally Village was at the heart of the 2012 Legend Fires North West Stages and for 2013 we're planning an even bigger, better Rally Village! Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Rally Show team and the generous support of the GT4 OC, we're aiming to deliver the best Motorsport Show in the North of England!"
For further details and to learn how your business can reserve a trade stand area, please contact Darren Fox.
Darren Fox (Rally Village Manager)
Telephone: 07730 422 528.
Around 600 officials signed on last year and helped make the 2013 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 2014 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