Legend Fires North West Stages Rally

in partnership with Simpson's ŠKODA

23rd March 2019

Rally Cars

120

Stage Miles

50

Special Stages

12

Days

1

April 8th, 2019

Watch The Special Stage Rally Highlights Show

  You can now enjoy the rally all over again by watching the excellent 30 minute long Legend Fires North West Stages Highlights Show, filmed […]

March 8th, 2019

Event Safety Cars to use Kwiktrak Vehicle Tracking

The organisers are delighted to have Kwiktrak on board to enable the event safety team to monitor the safety cars throughout the event. The System […]

March 6th, 2019

Local Sponsor for Weeton

The organisers are delighted to welcome Taylors Motorsport as a rally partner and sponsor of the Weeton Stage. In previous years Director Adam Taylor has […]

New Start Venue, New Stages, Same Great Rally

The choice of Myerscough College for the rally headquarters was a really a bit of a no-brainer. Geographically it’s bang in the middle of the action with stages to the west and stages to the east making it the ideal location for central servicing on the day.

The College also 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 and is the start of what is hoped will become a long-term relationship.

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 forthcoming Legend Fires North West Stages have been quick to take advantage of the rule changes.

Following over twelve months of painstaking planning it will become the first special stage tarmac rally in the North of England to take advantage of the new laws allowing use of the public highways for motorsport.

The Essex based Rally Tendring & Clacton laid claim to being the first stage rally to run on closed roads in England while Llandudno town centre formed part of a stage on Wales Rally GB. Both events received huge support and acclaim from both the local communities and visiting rally fans. Wyre Borough Council, with whom the organisers have worked closely, are confident the rally will bring significant levels of income to the area at what is a relatively quiet time in tourism terms.

Legend Fires

Legend Fires was established in 1996 and has become one of the leading names in the development and manufacture of living flame gas appliances.

Situated close to the Ribble Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Legend has an unrivalled manufacturing and service reputation in the gas appliance industry. 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.