Briefing on 2016 Mach 2 Stages Rally at Machrihanish in Kintyre

[Updated] The essential David Hatrick has released essential pre-event details for the thilling 2016 Mach 1 Stages Rally to be held at Machrihanish in Kintyre on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd Jiuly..

For competitors

Regulations for this year’s event will be emailed out to all registered competitors and also available for download on Dunfermline Car clubs website here on Thursday 12th May 2016

The online entries will ‘GO LIVE ‘ on the same website at at 8pm on Sunday 29th May 2016.

The MSA permit has been approved by the MSA and this year sees:

  • entries available for up to 120 cars;
  • increased stages mileage from last year;
  • and a full new stage to set the pulses racing and keep the navigators on their toes,.

The event is also bringing back the popular ‘all the way round’ stage on the Sunday – but this year with a slight twist.

Wait and see.


This year catering will be provided yet again by Argyll Bakeries.

A new addition is Coast Coffee – who will be selling speciality Teas and Coffees along with tasty confectionary and home baking.

There will also be the Saturday evening get together in the officer’s mess at the former airbase, featuring a carvery and bar with resident DJ, Jamie Gee, providing the entertainment.

A ‘show and shine’ competition by the local Campbeltown car enthusiasts will take place within the catering area on the Saturday.

Something different for 2016 is a static car display for any Rally crews who wish to attend on the Friday evening in Campbeltown – at the ferry terminal. Anybody wishing to display their cars is asked to make contact with David Hatrick.


This year’s spectator costs will be a weekend pass for the sum of £10 per car.

This is reduced from the last couple of years, to encourage more people to attend.

Access will be via the West Park Fergus gate as usual.

This event has a hugely enthusiastic following and is very firnly on the map of major Argyll events. It has earned every iota of that fanbase and the reduced prices for 2016 will see that audience gow again.

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