7th-9th September 2023

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After the very successful 2022 U-Pol AutoRaise Rally, the 2023 Rally is being held from 7-9 September 2023 and it would appear to be one of the most stunning drives taking in the topography of East Anglia and the Lincolnshire Wolds (AONB)

A beautiful route awaits adventure loving participants keen to take on the AutoRaise 2023 AutoRaise Rally. The official starting grid will be at Lotus HQ in Hethel then heading off to take in the scenery over two days, including stays in Brigg and Lincoln.

Steve Thompson, Vice Chair said “ After the most successful AutoRaise Rally to date last year, we have given ourselves a huge challenge to exceed this, in terms of fun, networking and fund raising! Our decision to stay in the UK and take in 3 counties on our 2 day ‘Viking themed’ rally was an easy one for us. We are hopeful that this will encourage more entrants from across the industry. Our starting grid this year will be at the Lotus Cars Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk. We will start from their own racing circuit and head out along the north Norfolk coast, through Cambridgeshire and into Lincolnshire as we again straddle the coastline with plenty of sites along the way. Not only is the driving and sceneries a huge pull for the AutoRaise Rally, but our evenings have been equally fantastic with live music, DJ sets and a suitable end to events with a feast fit for modern day Vikings on their voyage to raise awareness and income for young apprentices!”

With participating team numbers steadily increasing over the years and based on some teams who have already pre-registered, the AutoRaise Rally organisers are expecting a big demand. “We hope to sell out this year’s Rally and make it as much fun as 2022. I have put a huge effort into choosing the vast array of pit stops and activities en route. I just want people to enjoy themselves, and most importantly raise as much money as we possibly can!” Jen Evans, AutoRaise Business Manager commented.

Steven Hames from GT Motive with his team have been part of the Rally since its inception says, “The GT Motive team are very excited to be joining the AutoRaise rally again this year in what is proving to be one of the highlights of the industry calendar. It’s a great excuse to get my long-suffering car out . The AutoRaise team always find great roads , scenery and places for our pit stops . All these things make for a brilliant setting to spend time with industry friends , we cannot wait ! “

Because of the anticipated demand, places will be reserved strictly on a first-come, first-served basis and by making a £500 deposit per team. The deadline for places is Monday 27th March 2023, although preference will be given to previous competitors, AutoRaise Partners and Affiliated Repairers.

Anticipated cost per team (assuming two people are sharing a double occupancy room for the two nights) to include all meals, accommodation, lunches, refreshment breaks, drinks receptions and provided entertainment will be £1,500.

Day one will see all drivers setting off from the starting grid at Lotus HQ in Hethel, Norfolk before heading up the Norfolk coast, going inland and then back onto the Lincolnshire Coast before heading to Brigg.

Day two we will be leaving Brigg and taking in the stunning scenery of the Lincolnshire Wolds before ending the day in Lincoln where there will be a drinks reception along with dinner and entertainment provided by the Wilderminds who performed at our 2022 event. On Saturday morning, everyone will enjoy breakfast at their leisure before heading off to their respective homes and a well deserved rest.

The 2023 AutoRaise Rally will be a fun few days and with so many confirmed competitors already, you are guaranteed a fantastic experieince driving amongst beautiful scenery and spending quality time with industry friends and acquaintances. Funds raised will go towards supporting AutoRaise 

If you are interested in joining the Rally or would like information on sponsorship, then please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Evans autoraiserally@autoraise.co.uk. Download our AutoRaise Rally 2023 Sponsorship Package below.

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AutoRaise promotes a range of technical apprenticeship paths to bring new blood into the industry today, ensuring the qualified talent of tomorrow.

Our strategic relationships with vehicle repairers who are AutoRaise Affiliated Repairers help us engage with and encourage young people into vehicle repair and, ultimately, present the sector as a dynamic and attractive environment to work in.

As well as helping employers find young people, we provide best practice around work placement, recruitment, induction and for the longer term, retention.

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