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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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September 2017
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
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

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

July 2018
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

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

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,
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
2-3
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…

June 2019
2
HRCR Scenic Tours

Derbyshire Dales Drive

Derbyshire, the Peak District & Staffordshire  

14-16

Classic 35

2019 is the club’s 35th anniversary.  As part of the celebrations, the HRCR team are planning a two-day, no-nonsense, Clubman’s Road Rally with a straightforward tulip and descriptive road book. The route will include regularities and special tests on sealed surfaces. It is planned that some of these will be at well-known motor sport venues. The entry will be limited to just 60 crews and the event will be based at the Tillington Hall Hotel, Stafford– just a mile from…

Tillington Hall Eccleshall Rd, Stafford ST16 1JJ
HRCR 01785 253531
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

21
HRCR Scenic Tours

Nottingham Classic

Nottingham    

August 2019
4
HRCR Old Stager Historic Rally Championship HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

SOLWAY COAST HISTORIC RALLY

Dundrennan Kirkcudbrightshire  We are returning to the Dundrennan Solway Ranges for 40 miles of challenging roads with the historics and juniors running in separate events on the Sunday.

September 2019
8
HRCR Speed Series Championship

Wiscombe Hill Climb

Hill Climb 0.914 km – Honiton, Devon Wiscombe Park was purchased by Richard and Bunny Chichester in 1953 who decided that the park would be ideal for a hill climb course. Wiscombe has been hosting rounds of the British Hill Climb Championship since the May meeting in 1962.  

Honiton
October 2019
13
HRCR Scenic Tours

Ludlow & The Marches Classic Tour

Shropshire, Herefordshire & Powys  

November 2019
10-17
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Saltire Classic Rally

Perth & Kinross, Scotland 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 you this year? Saltire RC saltireclassicrally@btopenworld.com saltirerallyclub.co.uk/saltire25/

December 2019
7-10
HRCR Premier Rally Championship

Le Jog 2015

Billed as the toughest and most challenging event in Europe. This year the event will stop overnight in Telford and Newcastle.

7-8
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…

February 2020
1
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship

Ross Traders Historic Rally

   

15

HRCR Annual General Meeting

The HRCR AGM. Members are invited to join the HRCR Chairman, Paul Loveridge and members of the Committee for the election of key operational posts within the Club as well as the presentation of operational information. Members are also invited to contact General Secretary Tony Barron with any items or ideas that they wish to add to the agenda for discussion.   Starts at 14:00 HRCR tony@hrcr.co.uk

Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa
HRCR 01926 336621
15

HRCR Annual Prize-Giving and Dinner Dance

  A celebration and party to mark the achievements of all the HRCR Championship Winners in 2019. The evening includes dinner, guest speakers and presenters plus live music and dancing too. The same venue hosts the HRCR AGM in the afternoon HRCR david@rishworthholmes.com

Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa
HRCR 01926 336621
March 2020
14
HRCR Old Stager Historic Rally Championship HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

The Jaspers Bakeries David Owen Historic Stages Rally

Weston Park, Shropshire This popular season opener at Weston Park, Shropshire is an historic only event running within the 1000 acre estate of Weston Park providing over 30 stage miles for competitors.

Weston Park
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