What is a SALT tour?

WHAT HAPPENS ON A SALT TOUR?

All SALT Tourists get a rally plaque for their vehicle.

All SALT Tourists get a rally plaque for their vehicle.

We have fun in our Cold War era vehicles, touring scenic routes (NOT a race!), and visiting sites of Cold War interest. Every entrant gets a rally plate to affix to their vehicle and a comprehensive roadbook.

The roadbook includes comprehensive tulip maps to guide our Tourists through the best countryside our host region has to offer. A typical Saturday run starts at 09.30 and will cover around 60-70 miles and include several stops at heritage sites or just photo-shoots before returning to SALT HQ for our Gala dinner. Sunday’s shorter run will start a little later and finish at our final destination late morning.

Our roadbooks include tulip maps.

Our roadbooks include tulip maps.

During the event there is a Cold War-related Quiz, the winners of which can pick up a valuable prize. A highlight of the event is our Gala Dinner where we dress in our finest, enjoy a good meal, and present the quiz prizes. Finally, at the Gala dinner we award the Commissar’s Spirit of SALT trophy

The Spirit of SALT trophy

The Spirit of SALT trophy

This fine trophy is a genuine 1970s cup from the former Soviet Union, and is awarded for one year to the entry best typifying the spirit of the event – maybe they traveled a long way, or finished a heroic rebuild to be with us. Perhaps their vehicle is especially rare, or maybe the entrants joined in by dressing in appropriate period clothing – it could be anything, at our discretion. The winners also receive free entry to the following year’s SALT Rally.