Seafront rally action return

Flashback Legend Fires North West Stages Rally at Fleetwood, 2010
Flashback Legend Fires North West Stages Rally at Fleetwood, 2010
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RALLY cars will be roaring around Fleetwood seafront on Saturday with the return of the Legend Fires North West Rally.

A stage of the rally came to the town for the first time last year when the organisers lost one of their regular venues.

Fleetwood was a great success with a circuit including the lower promenade and around 1,000 spectators watched the action.

More than 100 cars, ranging from state of the art World Rally cars that cost close to £500,000 to more modest machines that cost just a few hundred, are registered to take part.

The event attracts fans from all parts of the UK and organisers say this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.

Wyre Borough are helping that claim, in allowing the rally organisers the use of a longer stage which will start closer to the pier site. Local businessman and rally driver Mark Holmes, who is contesting the rally in his MG Metro 6R4, is again sponsoring the Fleetwood stage.

He said: “As a local lad, I’m really proud to be part of such a fantastic event that brings visitors to the town who contribute to it’s prosperity. In the longer term it also gives Fleetwood some great TV coverage.”

The rally, which starts in Blackpool the previous evening, is the subject of an hour-long television, produced by AMG-TV, that will be shown on Motors TV in March.