National Rally – 2018

Wolseley Register National Rally, 3-5 August 2018

A front view of the RAU

For the last few years we have confirmed details of our annual rallies in January and full details have been announced in the Spring. As a number of participants found last year, accommodation options can be limited when booking that late and other commitments may already have been made. Therefore, for the 2018 rally, the Management Committee decided to arrange things further ahead, with a deadline for booking accommodation of 31 March 2018.

Ken Russell first floor dining room to be used for Rally Dinner

Sample bedroom accommodation at RAU

The Register will take over the Royal Agricultural University (formerly the Royal Agricultural College) at Cirencester from the Friday 3 August until Monday 6 August. The university has beautiful buildings in a parkland setting, it has many high quality rooms (twin and single), and excellent catering.  Of course the accommodation is designed with students in mind, but we are confident the facilities offer entrants a reasonably-priced inclusive package for the 2018 Rally.
NB: there are no lifts in any of the buildings.

Our outline programme for the weekend is:

  • Friday: Arrive late afternoon. Evening meal and overnight accommodation including breakfast on Saturday.
  • Saturday: Scenic tour of Cotswold villages visiting local places of interest, with coffee and lunch stops available, followed by driving skills tests in late afternoon. Evening Rally Dinner (to be served in first floor Ken Russell Dining Room). Overnight B&B accommodation.
  • Sunday: Static car display in the grounds. Lunch available from servery. Evening meal and overnight B&B accommodation.

A ‘birds eye’ view of the RAU!

Most rally entrants are arriving on the Friday and stay for at least two nights. The Rally Dinner will be on Saturday evening for onsite guests and other rally entrants staying or living nearby.

Jacobean building at top of main drive to RAU

More than 50 rooms have now been booked by Members from all over the UK as well as from France and the Netherlands.  Alternative local accommodation may still be available: the Mayfield Park Touring and Camping site, tel: 01285 831301 at North Cerney (2 miles north of Cirencester) takes tents or caravans; and both the Travelodge and Premier Inn chains have motels within 2 miles of the RAU. Those living within driving distance may prefer to just come along to join in the daytime activities.  Non-resident participants are welcome to book the Rally Dinner at the RAU (using the Rally Dinner shop item), but PLEASE NOTE: It is not possible to book any onsite accommodation or other evening meals now that the 31 March 2018 deadline has passed.  Lunch may be purchased from the servery on the Sunday or picnics can be brought into the grounds.

Read the Official Access Statement for the Royal Agricultural University. NB: Dogs are not allowed in any of the RAU buildings and must be kept on leads when in the grounds at all times.

The centre courtyard of the RAU

Of course, staying at the RAU and attending the Rally Dinner is not compulsory so those only wishing to attend some of the events over the weekend may just complete the National Rally Entry form below.

Our 2018 National Rally Coaster

Contact details given on the forms below will be used for Rally communications only, the Entrant’s name, town and car registration will appear in the Rally Programme. All entries will receive a Rally souvenir, full weekend Rally Programme and Judging Form for the Sunday’s static display. The Rally fee of £10 per car includes the postage of Rally Programmes, and can be paid securely online through the shop at the bottom of the page.

Please complete the National Rally Entry form below if you wish to join any of the activities on Saturday and Sunday.


Please answer the following questions to complete your rally application:

Entrant Name (required)

Car Club

Driver Name (if different)

Membership Number

Address (required)

Post Code (required)


Telephone Number (required)

Email (required)

Vehicle Details: (classes will be allocated according to number of entries received)

Make (if not Wolseley). Non-Wolseleys (pre-1975) are welcome in the Open Class

Model (required)

Year (required)

Registration Number (required)

Number of people in the vehicle

Saturday 4 August activities:
Please tick any of the activities below if interested, (this does not constitute any commitment at this stage):-
Road Run
Driving Skills
Rally Dinner - if required and not already booked, please complete the Meals section of the Accommodation and Meals booking form.

I understand that the Road Traffic Act applies to all exhibits on the rally and confirm that the entry above and any drivers on the day are fully insured on the day

Submit your application

SPAM TRAP - Please enter the above letters in the box below:

Entrance to RAU for cars attending Rally

Accommodation at the RAU is now full, so no further accommodation booking is a available. However, there are still a few places available at the Saturday evening meal and of course, the Sunday static rally will remain open up to and on the day. 

The Rally Meal will be a 3 course waitress-served dinner followed with tea or coffee – full menu available here and choices must be made in advance. Please email the National Rally Events Team  with the choices for each diner and to advise of any dietary requirements.

The full Rally Programme containing everything participants will need to know will be sent out a month before the event, so we need vehicle entries by early June to ensure they are included and to help us plan the rally classes etc.  Late or on-the-day entries will be accepted at the same fee but of course will not be included in the Rally Programme.

Anyone unable to bring a classic car to the Rally is welcome to submit a National Rally  Entry Form to ensure they will receive the Rally Programme, souvenir slate coaster and Judging Form for the Static Display. Club merchandise will be on sale and a Raffle will be held on the Sunday.

The RAU hosted this rally recently!

Please now go to the online shop to pay in order to pay for the Saturday meal and/or the vehicle entry fee. Please read Notes 1 and 2 below before you go to the shop.

Note: For Rally entries, you will need to select one product for each vehicle entered. These need to be paid by early June to ensure your inclusion in the Rally Programme. (Late entries will be accepted at the same fee but will not be included in the Rally Programme).

Paper forms can be downloaded here if required:
National Rally Entry Booking Form

Please contact the Wolseley Register Events Team with any queries: email or call Jan Langston on 01524 761409.