Legend Fires North West Stages Rally

in partnership with Simpsons ŠKODA and ND Civils

18th/19th March 2022

Rally Cars

125

Stage Miles

60

Special Stages

14

Rally Days

2

April 30th, 2022

Legend Fires North West Stages to run in 2024

The Legend Fires North West Stages organising team can confirm that the event will next run on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March 2024, and will once again be based in and around the Wyre and Garstang areas with Myerscough […]

March 21st, 2022

Thank You – Mark Hothersall, Event Director

In early January a decision was taken to progress with the Legend Fires North West Stages in exactly the same format Dave had planned – essentially a re-run of the 2020 Covid cancelled event. Judging by the feedback to date […]

February 17th, 2022

Entry List Update

The organisers have added more confirmed entries and have now published the official reserve list. Don’t forget – in addition to the remaining three organiser selected entries, there are four weeks and several events prior to the 2022 Legend Fires […]

Rally Returns to Myerscough College in 2022

Myerscough College is once again providing its extensive facilities for the 2022 event. The choice of the College for the rally headquarters is a no-brainer as geographically it’s adjacent to the Garstang town centre ceremonial start and finish, and it is close to the Saturday action making it the ideal location for central servicing.

The College boasts a rally heritage having a long-established motorsport department with stage rallying a core element of their activities and a number of lecturers having strong links to the sport. It has long established links with a number of Lancashire based Motor Clubs who have been instrumental in the organising of the event for many years.

By bringing the rally to Myerscough and engaging with staff and students, that in itself provides valuable educational benefits providing first-hand experience of the running of a major motorsport event. All in all, it’s a win, win scenario for both the College and the rally organisers.

The North West's FIRST Closed Road Rally

Legislation allowing closed road motorsport in England Wales came into being in April 2017 and organisers of the Legend Fires North West Stages were quick to take advantage of the rule changes for their 2019 event.

The rally name was re-branded as the Legend Fires North West Stages Rally in partnership with Simpsons Skoda and was run over a mix of closed public roads and private property. Retaining that title, the 2022 event will be run entirely over closed public highways and feature 60 miles of high speed action spread over 14 special stages.

Following on from the success of the Friday night ceremonial start the 2022 event will not only get underway with a civic send-off from Garstang’s High Street but return there late on Saturday afternoon for a champagne finish. The rally organisers are grateful for the support and enthusiasm shown by Garstang Town Council in allowing this innovative and spectator friendly feature of the rally to expand.

Legend Fires

Legend Fires was established in 1996 and is one of the leading names in the development and manufacture of living flame gas appliances and more recently has expanded its business into the electric fire market and the hugely successful wood burning outdoor patio heater range.

Situated close to the Ribble Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Legend has an unrivalled manufacturing and service reputation. Quality, style and choice is our ‘ethos’ and we only supply dedicated fireplace retailers who can offer you a similar service. At Legend, we understand that everyone is individual.

Accordingly, a vast selection of control, frame and fuel options are available that help make the Legend Fires range of products one of the most versatile on the market today.

Away from the business, Legend Fires Director, John Stone competes in stage rallying and has contested every North West Stages Rally since 2000.

He soon came to realise that the event organisers took a similar business approach to his in scrutinising every detail of their operation.

When, in 2004, the organisers were looking for an event sponsor, Legend Fires came on board to support the event and add the Legend Fires name to the event. Fifteen years on and the company’s name is intrinsically linked to the event that is known throughout the sport as the Legend Fires North West Stages.