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Welcome to our Historic Rally Event Calendar – ‘the’ place to come to find out what’s going on in the world of historic rallying. Not only does it list all the forthcoming HRCR events and Area Group meetings, but it also gives you a comprehensive list of other historic rally events too.

However, if you know of an event that isn’t listed here which would be of interest to historic rally fans, then please email the details to events@hrcr.co.uk and we’ll add it to the calendar. Don’t forget to include the contact details of the event organisors.

Please be aware that whilst all information is listed in good faith, dates and details of events may change without notice and without us knowing. If you intend to attend an event, please always check with the organisers beforehand.

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April 2017
23
HRCR Scenic Tours

Corinium Run

North Cotswolds & Gloucestershire This year’s route will return to the North Cotswolds famed for its beautiful villages and honey coloured stone buildings. The 120 mile route takes in some of the most picturesque villages to be found in this part of the Cotswolds, some of the best country lanes, off of the beaten track, with even local crews commenting that they never knew that road existed in the past. Cirencester Car Club

29-30
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Berwick Classic Rally

Northumberland, England A two day classic event starting from Berwick with three tests and two regularities on the Saturday. Sunday sees a further 15 special tests and another regularity before the finish. A trophy rally for crews that retire on Saturday gives competitors a chance to get some seat time even if they have early complications. Berwick & District MC 01289 382 025 stuart@sbankier.wanadoo.co.uk berwickclassicrally.co.uk

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HRCR Old Stager Historic Rally Championship HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

Dixies Historic Challenge

Round of the Mini Sport Cup and Mini Sport Junior Cup also a round of the HRCR Stage Masters Challenge – Asphalt – Epynt  Welcome to the BG Landrovers Dixies Challenge Rally co- promoted by Forresters Car Club and Forest of Dean Motor Club Limited. The rally will consist of: Twelve stages, run in pairs A central service halt at ‘Dixies Corner’ on the Epynt Ranges Awards will be presented within the service area at the end of the event…

Asphalt
May 2017
6
HRCR Scenic Tours

The Bluebell Run

Forest of Dean, Hereford & Welsh Borders Ross & District Motor Sports Club will be running the seventeenth ‘Bluebell Run’ on Saturday 6th May 2017. The ‘Bluebell Run’ is, as usual, part of the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) Scenic Tour series. The ‘Bluebell Run’ is a non competitive scenic tour for Classic Vehicles more than 25 years old. We do accept other “interesting” vehicles at the organisers’ discretion. As is usual we will be use our regular start venue…

Forest of Dean
13
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Leukaemia Historic Rally

Also a round of the HRCR Premier Rally Championship – Monmouthshire, Wales A number of quality special tests are provided for competitors of this Historic event based from the famous Chepstow Race Course. A very enjoyable event which also broadcasts awareness of the needs of research into Leukaemia, a great rally and great charity. Ecurie Cymraeg 07815 884 191 steve@ecurie-cymraeg.co.uk leukaemiahistoricrally.wordpress.com

13
HRCR Speed Series Championship

Llandow Sprint

Sprint 1.45 km – Cardiff Llandow Circuit began life as an airfield during the World War II. RAF Llandow was home to Supermarine Spitfires and part of the Canadian Air Force. With a motorsport history dating back to 1963, it was used on the Welsh International rally in its day with much recorded pictures of cars with front wheels well in the air on the bends! Bristol Pegasus www.bristolpegasus.com

14
HRCR Speed Series Championship

Llys-y-Fran Hill Climb

Hill Climb 1.022 km – Haverfordwest Llys y Fran Reservoir is a 212 acres (86 ha) man-made lake surrounded by a grassland and woodland Country Park of 350 acres (140 ha). The climb is part of the service road that stretches from the base of the dam up to the visitor centre at the top. There are excellent visitor facilities with spectacular views of the dam and surrounding areas. Swansea Motor Club www.swanmoco.co.uk

Haverfordwest
20-21
HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

TSH Stages

Asphalt Enjoy some of the best sealed surface rallying in the South West. More than 100 miles of competition based over two days with stages varying from 5 to 14 miles in length, all for an entry fee below £300. Caravns can be booked at the nearby Perran Sands for family and service crew to enjoy a weekend away. TSH Stages – South Hams Motor Club | Motorsport in Devon | ASWMC

20-21
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

061 Road Rally

Derbyshire, England A tricky navigational rally to test your navigators skills using styles such as ‘London Maps’, Tulips & Marked Maps, a great test if you think you’re a great navigator. With a couple tests to warm crews up before heading out into the lanes this is testing for both crew members. Stockport 061 MC brianstott1@aol.com stockport061.co.uk/wordpress/

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HRCR Scenic Tours

The Hills & Valleys Scenic Tour

South Shropshire & Powys Kidderminster Motor Car Club is running the seventh ‘Hills and Valleys Scenic Tour’ on Sunday 21 May 2017. The event has become a firm favourite with participants with a reputation as a well organised and friendly tour, offering excellent value. Participants will enjoy a 120 mile leisurely drive in picturesque countryside along lanes best enjoyed at a slower pace, giving both driver and passenger/s longer to enjoy the glorious views provided by the South Shropshire and…

June 2017
3
HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

Severn Valley

Gravel – Llandovery Cefn, Crychan, Halfway and Gwibedog form the basis of this 45 mile stage event organised by Midland Manor Motor Club. A twist, jump, hill and turn in every half a mile means competitors have to be ready with the weather being a key factor in tyre choice. Friendly organisers will make sure your stay in the Builth Wells area will be a very enjoyable one. severnvalleystages.co.uk

3
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Hughes Historic Rally

The 2017 Hughes Rally is switching to Saturday with the start and finish moving close to the M25; with around 140 miles on pleasant Kentish country roads with varied and enjoyable regularity sections and no-tricks navigation.  There will also be several special tests on various surfaces, including a return to the popular Mereworth Woods, plus exciting off road regularity sections through Hole Park Estate. Kent, England Maps 188, 189

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HRCR Scenic Tours

Derbyshire Dales Drive

Derbyshire & Staffordshire Derbyshire & Staffordshire The regular team will be organising their 5th tour using a similar format to last year. The start and finish will once again be at Abbotsholme School near Rocester ST14 5BS.The mid-morning halt is at Tissington, with the half way near Foolow in the Peak District with a picnic lunch box being provided by the excellent school caterers. The 120 mile route will use the lesser known roads of Derbyshire & Staffordshire. HRCR Midlands…

10-11
HRCR Speed Series Championship

EPYNT Hill Climb

Hill Climb 1.64 km (Optional Double Header) – Epynt Military ranges The Ministry of Defence acquired several thousand acres of Mynydd Epynt in 1939. This now forms the core of the Sennybridge Training Area (SENTA). The hill climb course is one of the longest in the series. It is situated on the Epynt Military ranges. The start is from Fourways bridge and fishes just inside the Burmah road. It is a challenging course with steep hills and various bends. Brecon…

17-18
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

GP Memorial Road Rally

Lancashire, England One of the most popular northern road rally events the GP Memorial has a reputation as a no nonsense, well organised event that caters for everyone from marshals to competitors. There’s always a very social atmosphere before the event as well as some close results at the end of the night. Garstang & Preston MC kenyonfam@aol.com gpmc.org.uk

18
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

East Anglian Classic

Similar format to the last couple of years, i.e. start and finish at Elsenham Golf and Leisure, tests at Wethersfield Airfield and regularities through the scenic lanes of Essex and Suffolk; mostly pre-plot navigation except for the last regularity which will be the usual plot’n’bash ‘sting in the tail’. Morning coffee and lunch included as well as breakfast and buffet supper. Classic Run Clubmans event will run alongside for those without MSA competition licences. £10 per entry will be donated…

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HRCR Scenic Tours

Black Mountains Classic Tour

Black Mountains Tour 2017  –  Brecon Motor Club Brecon Motor Club are again promoting the Black Mountains Tour on Sunday June 25th 2017 which starts and finishes as before from Gwernyfed RFC in Talgarth, Powys. We are offering approximately 130miles of some of the most scenic roads in and around the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park where our regular participants will notice some changes  from that of our previous tours. We will be touring through parts of…

July 2017
2
HRCR Old Stager Historic Rally Championship

Garth Tyre and Auto Services Midsummer

Round of the Mini Sport Mini cup and The Mini Sport Junior Mini cup Caerwent, Monmouthshire This well known MOD venue is host to this event, which will be organised by the experienced Forresters Car club. With 60 miles of competition over 6 stages expect a great test of the crew and car. neilfuller12@hotmail.com

2
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship

White Rose Classic Rally

With such a wide area we can cover this year’s event will head North from Malton in a clockwise direction taking in the spectacular scenery of the North Yorks Moors and working our way back around to the Wolds before our finish back in Malton. We hope to include some new Tests and some from last year with a lunch halt that all should enjoy. Having taken on board some of the constructive comments from last year and with a…

9
HRCR Scenic Tours

The Aquae Sulis Tour

North Somerset The Aquae Sulis Tour offers 100 miles of wonderful Somerset and Dorset countryside. The tour will start from Orchardleigh Golf Club, on the beautiful Orchardleigh Estate near Frome, where a breakfast roll and tea or coffee will be provided. The route will travel through the scenic county of Somerset to a lunch stop at the English Heritage property of Sherborne Castle, Dorset. The Castle is set in 42 acres of beautiful gardens. Here you will have ample time…

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HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Ross Traders Historic Rally

The Traders is always a full-on event, with plenty of regularity mileage mixed with tests at a couple of venues (hopefully including a new venue for 2017).   The navigation isn’t as tough as people make out and we don’t forget the novices who are very appreciative of the extra help we give them in the lead up to the event.  It is 9 to 5 rallying at its best for everyone!  We provide the best lunch of the year and…

22-23
HRCR Speed Series Championship

Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

Hill Climb 0.914 km – Worcestershire The Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb is organised by the Midland Automobile Club (MAC) and the weekend centres around Historic cars. It is one of the oldest motorsport events in the world and the venue and paddock is well worth a visit as it is steeped in nostalgia and motorsport heritage with excellent facilities plus old style paddocks that could tell a lot of stories. Midland Auto Club www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk

22-23
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Beaver Road Rally

Yorkshire, England Another night event covering approximately 130 miles around the East Yorkshire area. This event always likes using long lengths of ‘whites’ to test crews ability on a mixture of different durfaces. Beverley & District MC 01482 864 092 ian@bdmc.org.uk bdmc.org.uk

22-23
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Morcambe Road Rally

Cumbria, England A popular road rally known for its whites, using just one map (97) and all pre-plot this is a straight forward road rally which can be enjoyed by everyone from beginners to masters. Morecambe CC morecambecarclub1950@gmail.com morecambecarclub.org.uk

23
HRCR Scenic Tours

Lavender Run

Worcestershire, Gloucestershire & Warwickshire The Lavender Run will once again tour through scenic parts of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. The route and venues are still in development but we will as always endeavour to give all participants a great day out. We hope to see friends old and new on the day. Redditch & District Car Club

Worcestershire
30
HRCR Scenic Tours

Nottingham Classic

North Nottinghamshire & Mid-Derbyshire This year the tour starts from Kelham Hall located in the Trent Valley just outside Newark, includes a half-way halt at Woodhall Spa before returning to the finish at the Papplewick Pumping Station, north-east of Nottingham.  

August 2017
5
HRCR Speed Series Championship

Loton Park Hill Climb

Hill Climb 1.349 km – Shrewsbury Loton Park Hill Climb is held in part of the Loton Park deer park in Shropshire, England. The course is 1475 yards (1349 metres) in length, making it the third longest course used in the British Hill Climb Championship. It contains an unusual downhill section fairly early in its layout. Hagley DCC www.hdlcc.com

6
HRCR Scenic Tours

Valleys & Villages Tour

Wiltshire Valleys & Villages Tour on 6th August – can you amend the description to read “The planning for the 2017 tour is well under way. The event will start and finish at Cumberwell Park Golf Club and take in about 110 miles of the southern and western Cotswolds. The entry fee remains the same – £75 with a £5 discount for HRCR and DDMC members. A morning coffee halt and afternoon tea halt are being planned and some great…

6
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

St Wilfrids Classic Rally

Sunday August 6th will once again see the historic city of Ripon welcome competitors to the start of the St Wilfrid’s Classic Rally. The Ripon Motor Sport Club event will start from Ripon Market place and will taking competitors on a scenic route of approximately 150 miles through the Vales and Dales of North Yorkshire. The event will follow the format of previous years with a number of regularity and transport sections intermixed with special tests on mixed surfaces. Some…

6
HRCR Old Stager Historic Rally Championship

WWW.USEDCARPARTS.CO.UK SOLWAY COAST HISTORIC RALLY

Round of the Mini Sport Cup and Mini Sport Junior Cup Dundrennan Kirkcudbrightshire  New to the Championship this event will offer 40 miles of challenging roads over the Dundrennan Solway Ranges. Running with the Juniors on the Sunday will see our Junior Mini Cup competitors competing head-to-head with the Juniors in modern front wheel drive cars. www.solwaycarclub.co.uk

12
HRCR Speed Series Championship

Curborough Sprint

Sprint 1.423 km – Lichfield We are pleased to visit this iconic venue which is amongst the oldest motorsport venues in the country. The run is virtually decided on the first left hand bend, if the lines are good through here then the rest will flow, get it wrong and it is a hard game of catch up! A venue that is well worth the visit with good facilities and viewing. ARC Midlands www.barc.net/centres

13
HRCR Scenic Tours

Welland Valley Wander

Leicestershire, Rutland & Northamptonshire The fifth Welland Valley Wander will once again be seeking out Hidden England. The route – starting at the fascinating Great Central Railway’s Quorn station – heads through Charnwood Forest,  High Leicestershire and into England’s smallest county, Rutland.   In the afternoon participants will head south into Northamptonshire, to finish on the banks of the River Welland at Stamford.  Loughborough Car Club Loughborough Car Club

26-27
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Colman Tyres Road Rally

West Yorkshire, England Another Motorsport News road rally that was brought back in 2015, running originally from 1978 to 1989 until the new road rally rules came into play. Brough back as a stage rally in 1991 for three years and then back into the lanes last year. Regarded to many as the best event in England 2015. Ilkley & District MC andy-pullan@hotmail.co.uk ilkleymotorclub.org.uk

September 2017
2
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Vale of Clwyd Classic Rally

The event which has now become a must do event in the last few years will continue with its usual format of some 10 – 12 tests plus a mixture of roads in and around Ruthin and the Vale, giving crews a challenge of all types of navigation that come from Guy Woodcocks brain on some of the best rallying roads in North Wales Vale of Clwyd Maps 116, 117

3
HRCR Scenic Tours

The 7th Regis Tap

West Sussex/Hampshire The 7th Regis TAP – Sunday 3rd September 2017 Generously sponsored for the 6th year by Orchard Restorations at Heathfield.  This very popular fundraising Classic Car Tour and Picnic will start from our usual fantastic private venue of Great Ballard School, Eartham (between Chichester and Arundel).  All crews sign on and collect their paperwork then enjoy breakfast butties and coffee.  In previous years, 5 times Le Mans Winner and Bognor Regis Motor Club President, Derek Bell, MBE has…

14-16
HRCR Old Stager Historic Rally Championship HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

Rallee Classicagh – Rally Isle of Man

Also a round of the HRCR Stage Masters Challenge – Asphalt – Isle of Man   Based at the TT Grandstand and counting as two championship rounds we have our traditional offering of 170 miles of classic Manx stages. Opening with the popular spectator stage on the Promenade and including the classic Friday evening run through Castletown and the finish on Saturday with the Classic stage to the Grandstand. rally@rallyisleofman.co.im

16-17
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Merican Road Rally

Northamptonshire, England If night rallying is your thing then the Mercian starting from the JR Motorsport headquarters is one not to be missed. Over 140 miles on maps 151 & 152’s best roads that is to offer. Mercia MS 02476 361 558 r.budd89@btinternet.com mercianrally.co.uk

23
HRCR Scenic Tours

The Mint Sauce Tour

Derbyshire, Staffordshire & Yorkshire Now in its 7th year this popular tour will have a new format giving crews more opportunity to enjoy the contrasting scenery (and gradients) of the Northern Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands in early Autumn. Simple navigation by tulip diagram and written instruction ensure the crews are able to enjoy the stunning scenery. HRCR North West Area Group John Hunt 01782 516 275 email mintsauce2017@btinternet.com

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HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Hero Challenge

The event this year moves to Bicester and will see tests on the Bicester Heritage site and other venues nearby , plus its new location will open up roads and areas not previously used on HRCR rounds, The route will be put together by the usual Hero Team with Nick Bloxham and Leigh Powley acting as route designers once again. Bicester / Oxfordshire Maps 151, 152, 163, 164, 165  

23-24
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Clitheronian Road Rally

Lancashire, England Another popular night event using maps 97, 98, 102 & 103 which increases in number year in and year out. Described as ‘Another stonker of an event’ there is always strong competition in each class, so if you’re a novice or an expert this should be in your diary. Clitheroe & District MC 01254 395 029 cofc@clitheronian.co.uk cdmconline.com

30-1
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Devon Classic Rally

Building on the success of the previous 2-years this year’s event will feature a National B section running into the evening. Based in and around Exeter Racecourse the event will feature several farm yard and shorter car park type tests, coupled with the Jogularity style road-book which means every second counts and close competition is guaranteed. 2014 Rally of the Tests winner Andy Ballantyne will ensure as Clerk of the Course a friendly atmosphere a great day’s competition and some…

30
HRCR Speed Series Championship

Prescott Hill Climb

Prescott Hill Climb, based just outside of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, is home to one of the world’s most prestigious motor racing venues. Set in 60 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside, the estate not only provides a beautiful setting for a range of classic car and bike weekends, but also hosts major motor racing championships. The 1127 yard course rises over 200 feet via short straights, fast and slow corners and a breathtaking hairpin, with the fastest modern racing cars completing the…

Prescott Hill, Gotherington,
30-1
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Autumn Road Rally

Carmarthenshire, Wales Another name that has recently been brought back to road rallying. Run by the team at Carmarthen MC this event has now also gained Welsh road rally championship status which is regarded as the best road rally championship out there. A very competitive night awaits its 75 entries. Carmarthen MC 07870 265 489 carmarthenmotorclub.co.uk

October 2017
1
HRCR Scenic Tours

Tour of Kent

Kent Spend an enjoyable day exploring the picturesque lanes and villages of Kent. Our stops for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea are always at one of the many places of interest throughout the county. Apart from a comprehensive road book and a full set of maps, we also provide topical notes on the places that we pass through. Blackpalfrey Motor Club of Kent Tom Ash 020 8460 9641 secretary@blackpalfrey.co.uk

7
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship

The Devils Own Rally

Interested in a different challenge? The Devils Own will start at lunch time with an afternoon of tests and regularities, followed by a demanding pre-plot section as darkness falls. A back-to-basics rally with no plot and bash, minimum speed changes and a route designed to test the driver’s skill behind the wheel and the navigator’s ability to read a map. We will once again be utilising the NWA facilities just off jct 36 of the M6, finishing with a meal at…

7-8
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

1000 Lanes Road Rally

Monmouthshire, Wales A classic welsh road rally, 110 miles of no-nonsense but challenging pre-plot night rallying around the Abergavenny area. Also a round of the Welsh road rally championship this event always has a full entry list and a full list of reserves eagerly waiting to see if they have a run. Heads of the Valleys AC (HOVAC) 07966 433 360 paultod@icloud.com britishroadrallying.com/category/heads-of-the-valley-ac/

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HRCR Scenic Tours

4th Ludlow & The Marches Classic Tour

South Shropshire & Powys This will be the 4th classic tour organised by Ludlow Castle Motor Club,Starting from club headquarters“The Ludlow Brewing Company”, A non competitive event touring the quiet and scenic area known as “The Marches” which encompasses the border of Wales and England an area that abound with interesting and challenging roads that are virtually traffic free and some never previously used by any tour, The route will be defined by a easy to read tulip diagram roadbook.…

14-15
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Rali Mynydd Du Novice Road Rally

West Glamorgan, Wales Another new event for the Premier Rally Championship in the form of a novice road rally. If you want to give road rallying a go, or want to try the difference between classic and road (or night) rallying then this is the event for you. Based at novices and beginners with experts on hand to help out this is the perfect event to practice with. Amman & District MC cibiejohn@talktalk.net redkitestages.co.uk

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Palladwr Rally

Somerset / Wiltshire / Dorset An Excellent day’s rallying using the unique lanes of the area for navigation and regularity. A variety of special tests on sealed and unsealed surfaces, some at venues never before used for historic rallying and maybe something extra special at a well known music venue. All put together by a highly experienced team returning to historic rallies after running the Great Bustard Endurance Rally for many years Salisbury & Shaftesbury Car Club 01202 676350 appleton@dbsmail.co.uk…

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