SALT 11 Shropshire 2017

SALT 11 is now fully booked.

The event will take place on June 2-4 2017, and like previous tours will include visits to a Cold War site, other points of interest and real classic vehicle touring.

The SALT tours remain the UK’s only classic vehicle touring events aimed squarely at Cold War era vehicles from both the Eastern Bloc and NATO countries.

raf-cosford-national-cold-war-exhibitionSALT 11 will be based in the small Shropshire hamlet of Hopton Wafers, between Ludlow and Kidderminster.

Our weekend of touring  B roads and country lanes includes an optional Friday tour, a full day on Saturday and we’ll finish with a late lunch on Sunday. Visits will include The Spaceguard Centre home to the National Near Earth Objects Information Centre and the National Cold War Exhibition at RAF Cosford.

Saturday night at SALT HQ will kick off with a drinks reception before our famous Gala dinner with a talk by international man of mystery and Eastern Bloc vehicle collector Mr Julian Nowill.


The Entry Fee for SALT 11 is just £50 ** per vehicle for a driver and passenger, which covers routebooks, rally plaque, goodie bag and a free drink at the Saturday evening Drinks Reception.  Extra passengers cost £10 per person. (** entry for past Tourists is discounted to £45 per vehicle, driver and passenger).

Entrance fees to the attractions are payable by individuals on the day and we will advise in advance how much these will be.

The Gala Dinner will be around £25 per head, including a drink at the Reception, menu will be circulated well in advance.


UPDATE 15/11/16 – SALT HQ hotel is now fully booked but additional accommodation is available in nearby Cleobury Mortimer. We will post details shortly but in the meantime lease contact us for more information.

crownSALT HQ: is The Crown Inn, Hopton Wafer, DY14 0NB. The Crown is an old coaching inn, with 19 ensuite bedrooms.  There are 2 large off-road carparks, a relaxed bar serving food as well as a dining room and private function room.  The Crown Inn allows dogs to stay in most of the bedrooms and allows them in the bar area.

Tourists need to book directly with the Hotel on 01299 270372, quoting the ‘SALT Car Rally’ to get our special rates.  Any of the staff will be able to take your booking but you could ask for Symon the General Manager as he is the person I’ve dealt with and knows all the details.   The rooms are reserved for us until end of January 2017, but please book as early as possible (in 2014 and 2015 SALT HQ was fully booked and some tourists had to find alternative accommodation).

We have negotiated the following Room Rates

Double/Twin Room, ensuite, including breakfast:
One night: £85 per room.
Two nights: £80 per room, per night.
Three/Four nights: £75 per room, per night.
A deposit of 50% will be taken at time of booking.

Alternative Accommodation:

The nearby town of Cleobury Mortimer has several inns and B&Bs, as well as cafes and a few restaurants/takeaways. There is a post office and a Lloyds Bank.

Nearby camping facilities seem to be for caravans only.  If you wish to camp in a tent please contact the Commissariat as soon as possible.