Historic Road Rallying
If you like the idea of competing in your car then regularity road rallying is a great place to start your motor sport career.
Historic road rallies offer a real test for drivers and navigators alike. International events can take place over a number of days, but typically in the UK they run as single day events around the country.
The events are designed to be enjoyable for both novices and experts, and are made up of a combination of regularity sections on quiet back-roads covering around 130 miles, interspersed with timed special tests at private venues which often include the use of unsurfaced roads. With entry fees usually around £120 per event, including lunch and a meal at the finish, they couldn’t be more affordable.
The basics of navigation and timing are easy to pick up and most events use the excellent Ordnance Survey Landranger maps – so getting to the finish is rarely too difficult. To help members, the HRCR run training days covering all aspects of historic road rallying, and members at local area groups will always give you tips and advice.
For you and your car to compete, you will need to be a member of an Motorsport UK recognised motor club (like the HRCR), hold an appropriate Motorsport UK competition licence for road rallying, and your car will need to comply with the Motorsport UK historic road rally vehicle categories and regulations as well as having event insurance. In addition it will need some basic preparation and some simple navigation equipment, however this is kept to a minimum.
All this sounds a bit complex, but with our help it’s not as bad at it seems. You’ll find more information on these requirements within this section of the website.
The HRCR operates The Clubmans Rally Championship, a series of individual events throughout the year that are selected for their reputation of being the most exciting and best organised events in the country.
In addition the HRCR also operates The Premier Rally Championship in association with Dan Pidgeon of BritishRoadRallying.com, which offers access to a broader range of event types including night time and endurance road rallies.
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