WHAT HAPPENS ON A SALT TOUR?
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.
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
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.