Car Rally 2021
The BCC cordially invites you to our very first Car Rally 2021
The 1st BCC Car Rally, a business event, will be organised and conducted in full accordance with the Czech government’s pandemic measures valid as of 28 May 2021.
You can be sure to have an overall great and fun experience, including extensive business networking at the same time. We are planning for the participation of up to 50 vehicles, to include British cars and motorbikes from all eras up to 2021 as well as any other marques and models pre-1995, even German and French ones.
We reserve the right to assess the suitability of all vehicles participating, so we recommend that you submit your applications as soon as possible.
The owners of these cars have already registered:
- MG MGB V8, 1973
- Mercedes-Benz 380 SE, 1980
- MGB GT, 1973
- Volkswagen Golf Cabrio Mk I, 1988
- MG Midget, 1973
- Pontiac Beaumont SD396 Convertible, 1969
- MG MGB Roadster, 1968
- Jaguar E-type roadster, 1970
- BMW E30 320 Convertible, 1992
- McLaren 720S, 2019
- Trabant 600, 1965
- TVR Chimaera 5.0, 1997
- Jaguar Blown V8, 2011
- BMW 850i E31, 1990
- Jaguar F-type, 2016
- Fiat Barchetta, 1995
- Jaguar F-type, 2019
KEY DETAILS – WHAT TO EXPECT
Concept: A two-day rally showcasing British cars and motorbikes of all eras up until 2021 and any other marques and models pre-1995. Point-to-Point Run with three interesting waypoints, at each of which the driver will need to take a picture of the car in front of a particular landmark. Two of the waypoints have café/refreshment possibilities. It is not a race – there are no prizes for completing it in the shortest time, nor is there a requirement to follow a particular route. We will provide an advisory/recommended route through pretty countryside which avoids main roads and towns.
When: May 28 and May 29, 2021
Number of crews: up to 50
Total length of qualifying Point to Point route (28 May): approx. 100 km
Deadline for applications: May 15, 2021
Friday, 28 May 2021
- 11am – 1:30pm: Registration of vehicles at Klášter Želiv, Želiv 394 44, (near Humpolec), distribution of Driver’s package, application of vehicle branding, refreshments (bacon rolls)
- 2:00pm: Point to Point Run briefing
- 2:30pm: Engines start for Point to Point Run (approx. 100 km, 2 hrs driving)
- 6:00pm: Chequered flags back at the Zeliv Monastery
- 7:00pm onwards: Party, dinner and networking, with live entertainment
Saturday, 29 May 2021
- 10:00am: Concours d’Elegance and Prizegiving
- 12:00pm: End of BCC event programme
For those who wish to stay longer, the Zeliv monastery offers tours of the monastery, the monastery brewery and the monastery church. All are highly recommended.
Important Note: Entry to the Concours d´Elegance will be restricted to vehicles that have successfully completed Friday’s qualifying Point to Point run. “Show Ponies” delivered by flatbed truck on Saturday morning will not be permitted to enter!
Prizes, to be judged and awarded by the Professional Sponsors of the rally, will be awarded for specific categories to be announced prior to the event to reflect the variety of cars and motorbikes registered for participation.
The organiser reserves the right to change the programme at any time.
Fees and costs
Entry fee: CZK 3,000 car or motorbike plus one-member crew, incl. VAT
Price for an additional person in the crew or extra person attending the party: CZK 1,200, incl. VAT
Children (up to 16) are welcome, both as crew and/or as party and Concours attendees, at a cost of CZK 600 incl. VAT
What does the entry fee include?
- Entry for qualifying Point to Point route
- Driver’s package:
- Vehicle branding
- Gift items from the event partners
- Limited edition t-shirts with the official BCC Car Rally motif
- Refreshments for crews (soft drinks, sandwiches and Bacon Rolls)
- Entry for Concours d’Elegance
- Trophies for category winners
- Trophy and prize for the overall winner
- Evening party with full catering and live entertainment
- Whisky and Cigar Bar
Accommodation is not included in the entry fee. The BCC has reserved a contingent of rooms at Klášter Želiv for rally participants, so should you wish to book a room, please make your reservation at www.hotelklasterzeliv.cz/921-2/
Event Update as at 17 May
Good News: the continuing improvement in the pandemic situation, and the resultant roll back of Government preventative measures, leads us to expect that we can conduct the entire event as originally planned, with full catering and entertainment in the grounds of Zeliv Monastery. Time for a Party, at long last!
To date we have confirmed registrations for over 20 cars, including Jaguars, MGs, McLarens, TVRs, Mercedes, Pontiacs, Fiat Roadsters and Trabants. We would really like to add some Aston Martins, Land Rovers, Rolls-Royces, Bentleys and Morgans, so if you know any proud owners please give them a nudge to register – there is still time. We also have an imbalance of the genders, with only two female drivers registered so far, so that needs addressing too – there is no need to be shy!
We have secured the use of the massive ex-military airstrip at nearby Kamen for Friday 28th May and will be incorporating this into the rally programme with the help of our sponsors, but rest assured all activities here will be voluntary – so no compulsory racing!
Business Networking & Fun
To start their busy Summer 2021 season, Katka Steinerova and Her Swing Boys will be performing on Friday evening, with a repertoire of 40s and 50s swing classics – when did you last hear some live music?
The Monastery has its own brewery, with an impressive range of draught and bottled beers. After extensive testing on your behalf, we can thoroughly recommend their Abbey Ale and their American Pale Ale, but you don’t have to take our word for it!
And finally, our sponsors are working on further activities for Saturday afternoon, with “off-road” as a theme (they will provide the vehicles…). We hope to give more details on this in the next Event Update, but we have to find some steep muddy tracks around Zeliv first!
Please be advised that photographs might be taken at the event for use on the BCC and partners of the event website, marketing materials, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to the photographing and using your image and likeness.