Bring your classic, vintage, supercars and rally cars along to the #AmazingAccrington Rally Challenge and treasure hunt (with afternoon tea included!)

Peugeot T16 ‘Group B’ rally car will be on display on the town square

Peugeot T16 ‘Group B’ rally car will be on display on the town square

Do you need a reason to get your vintage, classic, supercar or rally car out on Saturday 1 September? Look no further …

The organisers of #AmazingAccrington’s first ever Rally Challenge, sponsored by Hippo Motor Group in collaboration with Hyndburn Borough Council, are calling for vintage, classic, supercars or rally cars to come and take part in a Rally Challenge and treasure hunt – with the perk of afternoon tea included in the entry fee and a £200 prize for the winner, plus a chocolate hamper for the runner up.

  • Saturday 1st September 2018
  • 10am – 4pm
  • Treasure Hunt Starting location: Accrington and Rossendale College, Sandy Lane Car Park.

The treasure hunt will commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, as well as the Accrington Pals Battalion, with all 10 clues located on war memorials in the local area – plus the first on the brand-new square outside Accrington Town Hall.

For just £20 you will receive:

  • Entry into the car show
  • Entry into the Accrington Pals Treasure Hunt
  • Afternoon Tea for Two at Roots Restaurant

The Rally Challenge will see a host of rally cars including Group B Rally Cars do a demonstration at Accrington and Rossendale College from 10am – 4pm, alongside food and activity stalls suitable for all the family, which is free for the public to attend. There will also be a static display of cars at Accrington and Rossendale College, plus a static display outside Accrington Market Hall.

The Treasure Hunt, Car Show and Rally Challenge will run alongside The Chocolate Festival sponsored by Property Shop and The Soapbox Challenge sponsored by Emerson and Renwick, a true town takeover to remember, with something for everyone.

Tom Preston, Managing Director of Hippo Motor Group, commented:

“We are working in partnership with Hyndburn Borough Council and organisers, Scott Dawson Advertising, to bring something new and exciting to #AmazingAccrington. Not only does the treasure hunt provide some fun for families, but also helps honour and remember the Accrington Pals Battalion who risked their lives serving in the war. It will be an incredible day and there are thousands of people expected to attend. I’m an accomplished rally driver myself, my Skoda rally car will be on a display in the town centre on the new town square from 10am. I’m really looking forward to sharing the experience with other car enthusiasts as well as the local community.”

Places to participate are limited. To submit your entry visit:

You are more than welcome to add people onto your Afternoon Tea at an additional cost. Please contact Natalie to enquire: or 01282 426846.