Rally - Bristol Austin 7 Club Rally at Tyntesfield, Bristol.

 

Our Rally this year was held on 24 / 25 June

 BA7C Rally at Tyntesfield

After last year’s successful rally, we returned to Tyntesfield. This year we were able to camp close to the rally field, so, together with the Saturday run, we made a weekend of it.

The House

Tyntesfield House is a Grade 1 listed building named after the Tynte baronets, who had owned estates in the area since about 1500. The location was formerly that of a 16th century hunting lodge which was used as a farmhouse until the early 19th century. A mansion built on the site in the 1830s was bought by William Gibbs, whose huge fortune came from guano used as fertiliser. Gibbs had the house significantly expanded and remodelled in the 1860s, in the beautiful Victorian gothic revival style. In 2001, after the death of Richard Gibbs, 2nd Lord Wraxall, the National Trust launched a fundraising campaign to purchase Tyntesfield and its treasure trove of household objects and works of art from the Gibbs family, to prevent them being sold to private interests.

As well as the wonderful house (and its contents), there are 540 acres of gardens and parkland, including the rose garden, kitchen garden, orangery, terraces and arboretum.

The Rally

The rally field was on a field adjacent to the main car park. Close by was where camping was available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

There was a road run on Saturday afternoon - it’s a beautiful area, with lots of Austin 7-size lanes and hills. This was followed by a social evening.

Sunday was the full Rally day.

Entry to the rally was only £10 per car, which included admission for two people to the house and gardens on Sunday (normal entrance price for non-NT members is £14.80). Camping was £10 per unit per night.

Further information about Tyntesfield - here

 


 

Below is a selection of images from our Rally at Tyntesfield in 2017.
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