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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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August 2017
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

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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.   Regs are now available HERE 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

22

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…

22
HRCR Old Stager Historic Rally Championship

Cheviot Stages

Round of the Mini Sport Mini cup and The Mini Sport Junior Mini cup Northumberland New to the Championship this event will offer 60 miles over 10 to 12 stages of smooth tarmac on the famous Otterburn Ranges. Scrutineering, documentation and a recce will take place on Saturday the 21st with route notes available or you can make your own. www.cheviotstages.org.uk

November 2017
4
HRCR Scenic Tours

Autumn Leaves Scenic Tour

Mid Wales This year is a one day event with the usual Breakfast, tea/coffee halt and a dinner at the end. HRCR Dean & The Marches Area Group

Forest of Dean
4-5
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Dansport Road Rally

Derbyshire, England Another event from the popular Matlock MC this time using the classic lanes mainly on map 119. Introduced in the 1990’s as a clubman half-nighter this is now a well establishes event in the local road rally calendar. Matlock MC 07712 329 526 dansportrally2016@gmail.com matlockmotorclub.co.uk/index.php/ct-menu-item-2

11
HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

Wyedean Rally

Gravel – Forest of Dean Once a year the roar of engines reverberate round the Forest of Dean, the crisp air has been carrying the sounds and sights of rally cars for more than 40-years. Now moving to its new November date we are proud to support this true clubman, no nonsense event. Hopefully we can avoid the snow and enjoy the 40 miles of stages that have different character and length with something to suite everyone. The event will…

11-12
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Barbara Carter Memorial Road Rally

Devon, England A tight and twisty night event using some of the famous ‘Carpetbagger’ lanes on map 192 and 193. Starting and finishing just outside of Exeter this event has plenty of whites, plenty of lanes and plenty of places where mistakes can be made, if you like a challenge this event should be in your calendar. Exmouth MC 01395 567 572 bcrally@hotmail.co.uk exmouthmotorclub.com

18
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Northumberland Borders Classic Road Rally

Northumberland, England Own a Mini? Love driving it? Competitive? This is the event for you! With tight tests before heading into the lanes this event is worth just going along to marshal to see the 20+ Mini’s competing against each other. Close competition and a friendly atmosphere. Mini Cooper Register 07881 302 577 niallcook@hotmail.com northumberlandbordersrally.co.uk

18-19
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Peak Revs Road Rally – TBC

Shropshire, England The Peak Revs proves to be straightforward, without anything that will catch you out but still challenging in the right places. Some classic Peak Revs roads mixed with a few now findings on maps 137 & 138, this 100+ miles road rally is another firm favourite with people from all over the country. Ludlow Castle MC 07931 955 308 ludlowcastlemotorclub.com

18-19
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Guy Fawkes Road Rally – TBC

Devon, England Possibly the tightest and twistiest road rally out there using the wet, muddy lanes around the South Hams area of Devon. No whites, tests or tricky navigation is needed on this event, the road alone are enough to test even the best of crews. South Hams MC 07970 818 083 shmc.co.uk

25
HRCR Old Stager Historic Rally Championship

HALL TROPHY RALLY – RESERVED EVENT

Blyton Park A well established popular event with 40 miles of smooth tarmac at the Blyton Park Test Venue, this event has proven to be very popular and well organised by Clithroe & District Motor Club. The course has been designed with large runoff areas thus minimising vehicle damage. www.clitheroedmc.co.uk

25-26
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Ed Inston Memorial Road Rally

Isle of Man The final event of the championship is actually across the water on the Isle of Man. Known for its fast flowing stage rallies there is also a strong road rally scene on the lanes of the island. A little different from the mainland events in that the events run in the earlier hours of the day, timekeepers generally work out of their vehicles and ‘red’ roads are used competitively, all things that lead to a great event.…

December 2017
2-3
HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

Killarney Stages

Asphalt – Killarney, Ireland We are delighted to have the jewel in crown of historic rallying in our challenge series – this is your chance to savour the very best rallying has to offer. The Killarney Historic Stages Rally runs in one of Ireland most beautiful and famous areas – the Ring of Kerry – in Killarney National Park. The iconic ‘Molls Gap’, often rated by rally drivers as being the best and one of the most-challenging stages in the…

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