The Rest and Be Thankful hill climb took place on the old single track road which winds and rises through the spectacular scenery of Glen Croe in Argyll.
Commonly known as "The Rest", this challenging and unforgiving track is 1425 yards long and climbs over 300feet. It was at its most popular as a hill climb and rally course in the 50s and 60s. From the top of the hill spectators had an almost uninterrupted view of the cars blasting up this unique course.
Until very recently this old military road was in poor repair. However due to frequent landslides on the main road through the glen it has now been stabilised and resurfaced for use as an emergency relief road.
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