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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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November 2015
7-8
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

DANSPORT

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 established event in the local road rally calendar.

21-22
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

GUY FAWKES

Possibly the tightest and twistiest road rally out there using the wet, muddly lanes around the South Hams are of Devon. No whites, tests or tricky navigation is needed on this event, the roads alone are enough to test event the best of crews.

December 2015
5-6
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

CARVER TRADERS

The final event of the championship see’s competitors back in the South West around the areas of Exmoor, West Somerset and East Devon. This event has everything, fast flowing sections, tight sections between trees, navigation that makes you think as well as easy bits on the more difficult roads. A great finish to the season.

Burnham-on-Sea MC
March 2016
20
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

North Yorkshire Classic Rally

Also a round of the HRCR Premier Rally Championship – Yorkshire, England Heading deep into the North Yorkshire Moors using some great tests on the grounds of Duncombe Park. This daytime classic event includes 13 varies driving tests linked by five regularity sections, all timed to the second with very little transit. York MC 01347 811744 northyorksclassic@tiscalli.co.uk yorkmotorclub.org.uk

26-27
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

The Devil’s Tour Road Rally

Wiltshire, England A navigational event now in its second year using a selection of tests in the late afternoon around the gravel roads of Salisbury Plain. After an early evening meal competitors will start a night section with a jogularity before a run of over 60 miles on some classic Devizes roads. Devizes & District MC gavin.ddmc@yahoo.co.uk ddmc.co.uk

Devizes & District MC gavin.ddmc@yahoo.co.uk ddmc.co.uk
April 2016
10
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Ilkley Jubilee Historic Rally

Also a round of the HRCR Premier Rally Championship – West Yorkshire, England This Historic event follows the successful and popular format of the past number of years with a scenic route in and around the Yorkshire Dales interspersed by a number of driving tests. With some simple plot & bash and regularity section between the tests this event keeps both driver and navigator working while still keeping a relaxed atmosphere. Ilkley & District MC 01274 586 461

July 2016
23
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Ross Traders Historic Rally

Also a round of the HRCR Premier Rally Championship – Gloucestershire, England If you enjoy regularity section then this event is for you! With around 108 miles of regularity in the 160 mile event as well as several tests including one on smooth gravel in the forests this is definitely an event to put onto your calendar. Ross & District MSC 01531 820761 simonharris4@btinternet.com rossmotorsports.co.uk

September 2016
24
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Hero Challenge

Also a round of the HRCR Premier Rally Championship – Worcestershire, England This event probably doesn’t need any introduction, run by the popular HERO organisation based around RAF Pershore, Throckmorton. Always oversubscribed with entries from all over Europe, the compact nature of the event makes it very sociable and a great days motorsport for all levels of ability. Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO) 01656 740 275 enquiries@heroevents.eu heroevents.eu

Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO) enquiries@heroevents.eu heroevents.eu
February 2017
4-5
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Aquarius Road Rally

Perth & Kinross, Scotland A new event for the Premier Rally Championship in 2016 and also the opener. Run by a top 5 Welsh road rally navigator around the lanes near Kinross. All of the plotting is pre plot before you set of which is a change to the normal tricky Scottish navigation, an event that promises to revive Scottish road rallying. Glenrothes MSC 07942 359 208 aquarius@glenrothes-msc.com glenrothes-msc.com

March 2017
25-26
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Moonbeam Road Rally

Shropshire, England Starting at the West midlands Showground this 120 mile road rally covers maps 126, 127 & 137. A popular round of the ANWCC championship and popular with some fast drivers coming over the border from Wales. Always very competitive and an enjoyable event, not one to miss. Telford MC tim.c.harding@btinternet.com www.telfordautoclub.co.uk

April 2017
1-2
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Night Owl Road Rally

Ceredigion, Wales The first of one of our Welsh road rallies to feature in the championship and possibly one of the most popular. Always attracting more than 100 entries the buzz around the start venue at Aberystwyth will bring back memories of the Motorsport News days. Welsh road rallying at it’s best. Aberystwyth & District MC wigwen1984@hotmail.co.uk aberystwythmotorclub.co.uk

8-9
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Kick Rally of Derbyshire Road Rally

Derbyshire, England Always a popular navigational road rally offering a competitive route with several sections timed to the second. Using straightforward navigation and a smattering of ‘whites’ including a Walton Lodge special test or two. Matlock MC GuyR@robinsonpackaging.com matlockmotorclub.co.uk

15-16
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

The Devils Tour Road Rally

Devizes & District MC gavin.ddmc@yahoo.co.uk ddmc.co.uk
22-23
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Primrose Trophy Road Rally

Lancashire, England Resurrected in 2014 this plot & bash road rally shows that you don’t need a mensa degree to be able to compete on a plot & bash event! Using four maps there are several classic lanes on offer to the organisers to challenge competitors. Clitheroe & District MC 07718 054 838 mathewkiziuk@gmail.com cdmconline.com

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

May 2017
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/

June 2017
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

July 2017
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

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
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 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…

30-1
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
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/

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

November 2017
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

11-12
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

25-26
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.…

February 2019
9-10
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Bruce Robinson Road Rally

Lincolnshire, England Having started as a stage rally in the late 50’s the Bruce Robinson was revived in 1990 as a modern day road rally. The plot and bash instructions will take you around 140 miles of some of Lincolnshire’s best lanes. Lincoln MC & CC chris_faulkner1@hotmail.com lincolnmotorsport.co.uk

23-24
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

John Robson Road Rally

Cumbria, England Experiencing the classic roads in the high Pennines of Cumbria and Northumberland with the 100 mile route starting from the cobbled streets of Alston, England’s highest market town. One of the North’s last few running events also known as the ‘Worlds Friendliest Rally’ Hexham & District MC edgraham01@sky.com hexhammotorclub.co.uk

23-24
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Hexham Historic Road Rally

Cumbria, England The North’s (and possibly UK’s) only Historic Road Rally run in the darkness. Using the same route as the John Robson, this is a great event to tackle plot & bash in the cars that used this style of navigation originally, the event always has a wide range of cars and the entry list. Hexham & District MC edgraham01@sky.com hexhammotorclub.co.uk

March 2019
2
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Tour of Cheshire Classic Rally

This is an event for beginners and experienced crews alike. Teach in available for beginners and novices on the Friday night before the event. There will be 150 miles in total of which 100 will be regularity sections including ten special tests mostly on sealed surfaces but all non-car damaging. Straight forward no-nonsense navigation with, this year, more time to plot. No plot and bash sections. With an experienced regular competitor organising team it’s always a great start to the…

2-3
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Bath Festival Road Rally

Wiltshire, England A previous Motorsport News round, this 140 mile Navigational rally comprises of a handful of tests before heading out into the lanes of Wiltshire and North & East Somerset, a firm favourite for many championships. Bath MC 07785 352 852 rosswhittock16@gmail.com bathmotorclub.co.uk

15-16
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

The Three Legs of Man

The event will use the classic, demanding rally roads of the iconic motorsport island that sits in the middle of the Irish Sea. There will be plenty of action to keep navigators on their toes and drivers under pressure, with famous closed road tests like the “Garey”, “Druidale” and “Marine Drive” which exploit the rigours of the mountain and coastal roads. The tight lanes in low lands that have a maze of junctions will make the regularities very interesting too.…

April 2019
5-7
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

The Flying Scotsman Vintage Rally

Lincolnshire, England to Perthshire, Scotland Each time the Flying Scotsman engine drivers raise a fresh head of steam the Endurance Rally Association track layers discover challenging new and little used branch lines to compliment the best from previous years. The 8th Edition for 2016 will be no exception. Entries have already been received with cars such as a 1922 Bentley 3/4½, a 1924 Bugatti T30 and a 1924 Rolls Royce Boat Tail Roadster, an event not to be missed even…

14
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Ilkley Jubilee Historic Rally

The start and finish of the event will be at the Millstones on the A59 west of Harrogate. We have six regularities and ten tests planned with one at a new venue for the event. At signing on you be issued with a road book containing the Transport sections and plotting for a couple of the regularities. The remaining navigation will be issued at the start and during the day and will consist of spot heights, tulips, grid lines and…

June 2019
29
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship HRCR Premier Rally Championship

East Anglian Classic

We will re-visit some of our familiar test venues from the past, and are hopeful of obtaining several more, some of which are not old airfields! We promise to avoid the rough bits as far as we can. Navigation will be straightforward and most of it will be pre-plot. As we have done for the last few years, the Clubman ‘run’ will feature the same tests and route but navigation will be by marked map. The entry fee will include…

July 2019
20-21
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

November 2019
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