Firle Place

FAQ

About the event

Frequently Asked Questions.

Got a question about the Firle Beacon rally and motorsport event? Our guide is here to help answer it.

Firle Beacon

The Experience

What is Firle Beacon?
A celebration of all things automobile. From rally cars to supercars, from classics to ultra-modern. There will be three paddocks of extraordinary vehicles which will be open to spectators to view up close – in displays and demonstrations.
What can I expect from Firle Beacon?
Firle Beacon is a celebration of 70 years of worldwide rally sport.

A Rally Paddock will invoke the sights and ambiance of a genuine ‘rally service area’.
Meanwhile, the over 2 mile rally stage demonstration course starting at the main gates will use estate roads, then exit the park via through the village and along the chalk road before ending with a fantastic climb up to Firle Beacon.

Marvel at the Supercar Paddock with the very best of modern supercars displayed, including alternative power model. Vehicles will be displayed and demonstrated over a standing quarter-mile sprint course four times a day on both days.

Expect historic / vintage cars, car clubs, bars & food, trade stands and more!

Where is the experience located?

Firle Beacon is a private estate on the South Downs, East Sussex.

The address is: Firle Place, Firle, Lewes, BN8 6LP

Directions from London

Head South on the A23. Take M23, A23 and A27 to Firle Place (Follow Event Signage from A27).

Directions from the west

Approach via A27 towards LEWES, at Ashcombe Roundabout, take 2nd Exit and stay on A27. At Southern Roundabout, take 2nd exit and stay on A27. At Beddingham Roundabout, take 1st exit and stay on A27. Follow event signage.

Directions from the east

Approach via A27 towards LEWES, at Cop Hall Roundabout, take 1st exit onto A27. Turn right onto Lewes Road/A27. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on the Lewes Road/A27. Follow event signage.

By train from London

London Victoria to Lewes, take the Bus Service (125) to Alfriston (31 Mins) and depart at FIRLE BOSTAL – Stop number 19.

Does the experience take place in an indoor or outdoor venue?
The experience takes place outdoors.
Is it COVID secure and safe?
The planned capacity allows for distancing should visitors wish to, and the event is outdoors.
Will there be strobe lights?
No.
Will food and beverage be available on site for purchase?
Locally sourced food will be available alongside refreshments at stalls around the event.
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Access

What is the minimum age requirement?
All ages are welcome.
What happens if I arrive late?
Visitors can arrive at any time during the day, but events will take place at scheduled times and may be missed.
Is alcohol permitted?
You are not permitted to bring alcohol to the event but alcoholic refreshments will be sold at the event.
What do I do if I have any questions about accessibility / special accommodations?
Please email info@firlebeacon.com
Is there parking nearby?
Yes, there are designated parking areas around the event.
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Tickets

Where can I get tickets?
Official tickets for this experience can only be purchased on Fever via the Fever Website and App, available on Google Play and the Apple Store
What is your refund/exchange policy?
All tickets are non-refundable. Ticket non-refund terms and conditions are agreed to before purchase. Please contact us for more information. Be sure to include your ticket order number.
Do I need to print my ticket?
No, your contactless tickets will be validated directly in the Fever App.
Do you offer group discounts?
No.
Do carers get a free or discounted ticket?
There are no options at present. For any questions on accessibility, please email info@firlebeacon.com
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Miscellaneous

How can I enter my car?
Want to enter your car in a demonstration or display at Firle Beacon, 30 & 31 July? Here’s how you can…

Demonstrations

If you are interested in demonstrating your vehicle in one of our three categories – Rally Car, Supercar Sprint, Bo Peep Sprint – please email entries@firlebeacon.com. You will need to include a photo of your vehicle, and detail the make / model / year / cc, provenance, the category you wish to be considered for, and your personal details including your name / address / postcode / email & telephone numbers.

This information will be put before the IRDC Selection Committee for consideration. Then a formal invitation and a link to an online Entry Portal will be sent to you, if you are selected.

Displays

If you are interested in displaying your car, please email info@firlebeacon.com

Entries close 31 May. Good luck and hope to see you in July!

Should I wear a mask?
Masks are optional at this experience.
Can I take photos or record the experience?
We encourage you to take photos and capture memories at this fantastic festival.
Do you offer press passes?
Yes, please email firlebeacon@kallaway.com
Do you offer sponsorships?
Yes, please email anaa@imaginexperiences.com
Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are permitted but must be kept on leads at all times and tidied up afterwards to ensure a comfortable experience for all our guests.
Who is managing the event?
All motoring activities will be managed by motor sport industry specialists (the team behind a host of well-known events in the UK), and safety planning will mirror that accepted as class-leading by national & international sporting bodies.
Can I camp?
Please email your requirements to info@firlebeacon.com who will see if space can be arranged.

Book tickets online

2022 tickets available now

30th & 31st July 2022

Rally Paddock

The largest of our three classes will celebrate 70 years of worldwide rally sport, including cars that have competed in such legendary events as Monte Carlo, East African Safari, Thousand Lakes and Britain’s own RAC Rally.

Under the patronage of Henry Gage, a committee of members of the International Rally Drivers Club will choose a selection of cars from modern-day World Rally Cars, through the omnipresent Subaru & Mitsubishi years, to the early days of the ‘Flying Finns’ in Mini Cooper, Saab and Escort - with particular attention on our two home-grown World Champions: Colin McRae and Richard Burns.

The Rally Paddock will invoke the sights and ambiance of a genuine ‘rally service area’. Meanwhile the over 2-mile rally stage demonstration course, starting at the main gates, will use estate roads then exit the park via through the village and along the chalk road before ending with a fantastic climb up to Firle Beacon. Truly a race to the Beacon!

Supercar Paddock

This paddock will be set against the sweeping vista that is Firle Estate, with the very best of modern supercars displayed, including alternative power models.

Not only will these vehicles be on display, but they will also be demonstrated over a standing quarter-mile sprint course, utilising the Estate's main driveway, four times a day, on both days.

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