Less than 48 hours after entries opened for the 2021 Andy Mort Tour, the 2300 Club has had an astonishing response, and only twelve places now remain.
The new online system of entering, through rallies.info, saw an avalanche of enquiries shortly after the link went live at 8pm on Monday night.
“We’ve had tremendous interest in the Tour, and we expect it to be full very soon,” said Stuart Pye, secretary of the meeting.
“There was an indication that it was going to be popular when we noticed people trying to enter while we were testing the system last weekend.
“The 2300 Club have put a lot of effort into making the Andy Mort Tour one of the best of its type, and it is rewarding to see so much interest, especially from enthusiasts who have taken part in the Tour before.”
There’s an eclectic mix of machinery expected on Saturday, October 16, ranging from an AC Cobra 427 replica to a Morris Marina.
Sean Holly, organiser of the original Janet Lancaster Memorial Run, was one of the first to enter with his 3.5-litre MGBGT V8.
And East Lancashire’s own rallying legend, the hugely-popular Malcolm Graham, famous for his road rallying exploits in a Nissan Violet in the 1970’s and 80’s, makes a very welcome first appearance on the Andy Mort Tour in an MGTF
Yorkshireman Les McGuffog makes the short trip across the Pennines with his beautiful works replica Austin Healey.
Pendle and District Motor Club are well represented this year, with chairman Rod Brereton, who has been instrumental in helping the club set up the online entry system, partnering Charlie Woodward in a Ford Escort Mk2.
Also out are fellow club members Les Fragle and Alan Shaw in a Porsche Boxster.
Fellow Porsche enthusiasts Bill and Val Honeywell will be sampling the 125-route, which contains some of the best roads in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria, in their 911 Carrera.
Added Stuart: “We would advise anyone who is thinking of joining us on the Tour not to delay getting their entry in, the remaining places won’t be available for very long.