The National MicroCar Rally

Britain's biggest Microcar event

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The National MicroCar Rally - Britain's biggest Microcar event

NMRC 2016 - September 8th - 11th

This year's event is being organised by Alison McCarthy of the Heinkel Trojan Club.

The rally will be based at Lower Lacon Caravan Park, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5RP.

Click here to take you to the Caravan Park's website

This site offers superb facilities including first class toilets and showers along with electric hook ups, a site shop, cash machine and even an open air heated swimming pool!

We will be based in our own area of this large site with separate entrance.

Plans for the runs out are under way with Fridays run taking us to Cosford Air Museum. Saturdays road run also has an aviation theme but includes stops at places of local interest and beauty spots including the odd castle here and there. There may be car park charges in some places.

The entertainment is booked for Saturday night so bring your dancing shoes!

There will be 51 electric hook up pitches. Each pitch is for one campervan with awning or one tent.
There is a total limit on pitches both with and without electric so with this in mind this year it is advisable to book in advance to be sure of getting a pitch.

If you don't book and chance turning up, if all our pitches are taken there is the possibility of booking into the main campsite itself but this will be at their usual going rate and not ours.

Pitches with Electric hookup will be £15 per night. Pitches without hookup will be £11 a night.
There is a £10 deposit to be paid (non refundable as we still have to pay for the pitches even if you don't turn up.) There will be a further fee for the Rally packs but costs for this have not been finalised yet.

People wishing to book should do so by post with a cheque for the deposit Made out to:
The Heinkel Trojan Club LTD.

Please state which nights you want to book for. The balance of the payment will be taken on arrival at the rally.
(Regrettably deposits can not be taken by Paypal or BACS)

The National MicroCar Rally (or "NMCR") is held once a year, normally on the first weekend in September.

It’s when microcar enthusiasts meet to chat, swap spares, show off their cars, and drive them to visit the surrounding area. For anyone interested in microcars, it’s a great opportunity to see a bit of motoring history, in action.

Everyone loves a Snuggy!

Italian beach buggy manufacturers Autozodiaco launched this delightful creation as the Charly in 1974 before production passed to another Italian company All-Cars in 1978. Where the Charly promptly became the Snuggy.

All-cars Snuggy.

Cute and perfectly formed, the 3-wheel Snuggy. See all the cars from the 2011 rally in the 2011 NMCR - Photo Gallery

The Heinkel Cabin Cruiser

Heinkel advert

Inspired by the revolutionary Iso Isetta, Ernst Heinkel's interpretation of the bubble car began production in December 1955. Initially a three-wheeler with a 174cc engine, later versions had twin rear wheels mounted close together for improved stability and a 198cc engine. Plans to develop a four seater version never reached fruition, and in 1958, Heinkel returned to aircraft production, but not before a large number of unassembled cars had been shipped to Argentina and Ireland.

Trojan 200 advert

Shortly afterwards, manufacturing began of licence-built Heinkels at Dundalk in Ireland. Production there ended sometime towards the end of 1961, and in August of the same year, the rights were taken up by the Lambretta-Trojan Organisation. Trojan were prohibited from using the Heinkel badge on their cars, so the car was re-christened the Trojan 200. Production ceased sometime in 1964