About the WCR40

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Image used as header in the old WCR40 website

WCR40 plans to stage a reunion of all the surviving cars, and as many of the drivers, mechanics and rally officials as possible.   Owners of cars, and any personnel involved with the event are invited to contact us so that we may invite you to attend.

Owners cars from the other marathon events staged in the 1960s and 1970s, such as the East African Safari, London-Sydney Marathon and 1974 World Cup Rally are also asked to contact us so that we may invite them to attend in order to make a unique event for anyone interested in long-distance rallying.

We would also like to hear from owners of other historic rally cars and classic cars used in rallying, though the primary display will be the Marathon cars.

While the cars are displayed on the outside arena, inside there will be film shows, displays of World Cup Memorabilia, screening of all the surviving films from the event that we have been able to locate, and a chance to see Rally personalities in conversation with noted historian Graham Robson, who served as a travelling controller on the event itself.  Graham has just authored a new book on the World Cup Rally, and copies of this will be on sale at at WCR40.

Any classic car club interested in securing display facilities at WCR40 are requested to contact the organisers as early as possible.

There will be an autojumble and trade sales area and anyone wishing to take up a site should contact us.  Space is limited so early booking is advised.

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