09 September 2017

Over 43 miles of quality stages in the Galloway forests . . .

Over 43 miles of quality stages in the Galloway forests . . .

. . . a compact route with less than 100 road miles . . .

. . . a compact route with less than 100 road miles . . .

. . . free return ferry travel from Northern Ireland . . .

. . . free return ferry travel from Northern Ireland . . .

. . . great stages, with minimal double usage . . .

. . . great stages, with minimal double usage . . .

. . . the 43rd Galloway Hills Rally . . .

. . . the 43rd Galloway Hills Rally . . .

. . . the deciding round of the Scottish Rally Championship . . .

. . . the deciding round of the Scottish Rally Championship . . .

. . . a great way to end the 2016 season!

. . . a great way to end the 2016 season!

Testimonials

* Testimonials from 2015 Competitors *

"I am ashamed to say it was the first time I had competed on the event as a driver but it certainly won’t be the last. A compact, friendly and well run event with stages that were just great. A credit to you all especially considering all the last minute changes your team had to make to keep the event running."

"We didn’t make it too far to sample what looked like excellent stages as we broke car in stage 1 but event was excellent run and very friendly and fun as always!! If only all events would be so friendly."

(And although we don’t condone violence…) "Anyone who didn’t come out of Cairn Edward smiling needs a slap."

(...and the other side of the coin) "I must dispute this, as we came out of Cairn Edward on the end of a rope! Great event and very well run - we'll be back."

"On belhalf of Macsport we want to thank the motorclub for their hardwork and their welcoming attitude. We really enjoyed the event. Not one negative thing to say. We came home with beer in our belly’s and trophies on our shelf!"

"The paperwork was first class, puts a lot of other events to shame."

"We hope the Galloway Hills is in the SRC next year as once again it was the best rally of the year for us and the stages were excellent!"

"I was worried about the double & triple usage running at the very end of the field but it was fine. Third time through was better than first time on some stages of the other SRC events this season."

"The cafe at signing on on Saturday was a great idea. Not so much for my waistline, as I ate four rock cakes, but it added another sociable element to the friendliest rally we have been at all season."

"Doing the stop line at SS6 I saw the grins on the faces of the competitors as they arrived. There were lots throughout the day. It seemed to be a great success."

"Everyone in the club should be commended, for their friendliness, the way the rally ran flawlessly, and for the excellent PR work. Well done :) "

"I would just like to say this was the best rally we were at all season. The stages were in absolutely fantastic condition and unusually were actually better with more grip on the second use. A great compact route with minimal road miles. Everything well signposted . Nice friendly faces at singing on etc... I can’t think of anything you could do to make it better. Great Job. Will be back next year."

"Overall, the event was really well thought out.  We thought the stage layouts were great – really good and the surface was spot on.  Road section timing was also ideal – plenty of time for the ‘steady gentleman driver’ to cruise along the road gently (almost like stage speed really!).  Very good. :)"

* Testimonials from 2014 Competitors *


"Congratulations to you and the rest of the Galloway Hills Rally organising team for a totally professional and absolute fantastic rally event. The day went like clockwork and the stages were the best that I have ever driven."

"Big thanks to everyone involved in the organisation of the best rally in this year’s Scottish Rally Championship, great stages, the best this year."

"Just want to say what a first class event this rally was and fair credit everyone for making us Irish guys welcome. What a privilege it was to come home with the Brian Allan Memorial Trophy for being first RWD car. What a beautiful trophy! Massive thank you to the Allan family. Hopefully we will get back next year."

"Brilliant rally, thanks to all the Galloway Hills team for all your hard work. That was my 5th Galloway Hills Rally but only our first time to finish the rally. Hope to be back next year."

"Very good stages and very challenging, will be back again for sure. Good people, great motor club, very well run event."

"Thank you for your efforts in organising the rally, I'm sure the hours that go into it would be ridiculous. As I said last week, the level of organisation was ERC standard."

"Great rally - a lot of sore heads this morning!"

"Great rally well organised and run, well done to all, it should be a permanent fixture in the Scottish Championship, hope to see you all next year."

"The highlight of our year! See you in 2015 for sure. Still waiting on the pretty girl in the pink jumper from Signing On to call me? :)"

"Congratulations on running a fantastic event, I can safely say I have never went as hard in the forest. Pass on my thanks to all involved, marshals, timekeepers, safety crews and all other volunteers."

"On behalf of my driver and myself I would also like to say how much we enjoyed the rally. Although the weather wasn`t the best and we broke down mid-way through the last stage, we both said that these were the best stages we’d done all year in the Scottish Championship and that the running of the rally from start to finish was second to none. Special thanks has to go to all the marshals out in that weather, commitment indeed! We look forward to next year, and inclusion of the Galloway Hills full time in the SRC!!!"