Measham Rally set to get the 2016 VSCC Season Underway this Weekend

Friday 15 January 2016

A cold and starry night awaits those brave VSCC Members heading to North Yorkshire this weekend for the Club’s famous Measham Rally, the traditional season opener taking place overnight of the 16/17 January.
Following the success of the 2015 Measham – the 65th Anniversary of the seminal VSCC event – we are delighted to return to Thirsk, North Yorkshire and welcome back the experienced team of John Potter and Brian Hughes, assisted by Jonathan and Sue Swales, as organisers of this year’s event.
Since the inaugural event in 1950, the Measham has remained a seminal fixture on the Club’s calendar and the ultimate challenge of Pre-war machine and crew. Interestingly, it was not until its second year that the now integral overnight navigation element was introduced, with the 1929 Bentley of F.E. Day claiming the first ever Measham Trophy victory. Always organised by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, a finish, let alone an award, on any Measham is a major accomplishment of which any motorsport Competitor can be proud.
Starting and finishing at the Thirsk Farmers’ Auction Mart to the south-west of the town, Competitors this year face a route of approximately 180 miles with the lead car setting off at 9.00pm. The ever timely arrival of the recent seasonal weather will ensure they face testing conditions through the night, with a welcome halfway-halt before the anticipated finish back at event headquarters from 5.30am.
We would like to wish all crews, the organising team and other officials of the event the best of luck for what will undoubtedly be a most enjoyable event but perhaps save the biggest ovation for the band of volunteer Marshals, both Club Members and Non-Members alike, who will be out running the controls along the route throughout the night!