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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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March 2017
5
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Saltire Classic Rally

Perth & Kinross, Scotland The second of our Scottish events and another new one to the championship. 15+ tests through forests, across farm tracks and over different terrains with a handful of regulaties thrown in to keep the navigators in their toes. A Targa permit event is added to the back of the event to allow modern cars to also enter, but Ross Butterworth & Ali Proctor have ruled the top spot for the last couple years, could it be…

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

31-2
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…

The Endurance Rally Association (ERA) admin@endurorally.com endurorally.com
April 2017
1
HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

Rally North Wales

Gravel The North Wales Rally Services – Rally North Wales returns in 2017 and will once again feature some of the world’s most renowned stages in the Dyfi Forest complex, similar to those used on the World Rally Championship round, Wales Rally GB. The Dolgellau based rally takes place on Saturday 1st April and will host some of the best modern day and historic crews on the event. Promoted by Wolverhampton & South Staffordshire Car Club, the compact one day…

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
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/

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
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

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
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

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…

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.…

December 2017
31

Leukaemia Historic Rally

This year we will be applying for a Clubman’s permit with a view to attracting newcomers who will not require a MSA Competition Licence and, for whom, navigation will be the most basic. The event will start and finish at the picturesque Chepstow race course and will provide approximately 120 miles of competition (including circa 18 substantial special tests) using the challenging country lanes of south east Wales. As always we aim to provide a compact but enjoyable day of…

February 2018
10

Road Rally Training Day

A day for those wishing to learn the basics of historic road rallying including talks on navigation techniques, car eligibility  & preparation, regularity timing. Following the classroom style presentations during the morning there will be the opportunity to plot your own route and then drive it after lunch. PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL The day costs £40 per person for HRCR members and is based at Marthill near Knutsford, Cheshire starts at 9am and finishes at 4.30pm. For details…

HRCR
March 2018
4
HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

Mid Wales Stages

Gravel – Newtown T Popular stage rally, the Mid Wales Stages will return to the British rallying calendar this March as event organisers Newtown and District Automobile Club release the regulations for the Newtown based event, supported by new title sponsors, Grooms Garage.After a 12-month sabbatical, the Grooms Garage Mid Wales Stages will take place on 4th March 2018 and is the opening round of the West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Stage Masters Challenge 2018, which will see crews tackle 44…

April 2018
15
HRCR Scenic Tours

The Corinium Run

The Cotswolds 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

28
HRCR Speed Series Championship

Aintree Sprint

Sprint 1.857 km – Liverpool The course comprises a well maintained road by the side of the legendary horse race track which is home to the Grand National Aintree has also been used as a venue for motor racing. Liverpool Motor Club www.liverpoolmotorclub.com

May 2018
12
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

June 2018
10
HRCR Old Stager Historic Rally Championship

ABINGDON CAR-nival STAGES RALLY

This new event to the championship offers 70 miles of stages at Dalton Barracks, part of a weekend of motorsport at the venue with a BBQ Saturday night. Oxfordshire

16-17
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…

July 2018
21
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship

Ross Traders Historic Rally

Some new tests and some new roads will freshen the Ross Traders experience this year. Increased plotting time is a welcome feature of this event for the novices, while the experts will enjoy the light pressure that the full-on nature that the event provides. The finish will be at our own Clubhouse in Ross-on-Wye. Forest of Dean and Welsh Marches. Maps 149, 161 and 162  

28-29
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

August 2018
4
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

September 2018
13-15
HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

Rally 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

23
HRCR Scenic Tours

The Mint Sauce Tour

Yorkshire & Northern Peak District Regs can be downloaded MS Announcement and regs 2018   HRCR North West Area Group John Hunt 01782 516 275 email: mintsauce@btinternet.com

29
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

October 2018
6
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,
November 2018
24
HRCR Old Stager Historic Rally Championship

HALL TROPHY

Blyton Park, Lincolnshire 40 miles of smooth asphalt at the Blyton Park Test Venue

January 2019
12

HRCR Open Day

British Motor Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire, (M40 Junc 12). This year the HRCR Open Day will look the history of the  Austin Metro 6R4. The event is very much a social gathering where you can see the cars and meet the event organisers covering every facet of historic rallying. Doors open at 10am and entry is free. HRCR 01384 291441  

Banbury Rd,
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