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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
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

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
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

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

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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

16

HRCR Annual Prize-Giving and Dinner Dance

  A celebration and party to mark the achievements of all the HRCR Championship Winners in 2018. 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
16

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. HRCR tony@hrcr.co.uk

HRCR
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.…

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HRCR Old Stager Historic Rally Championship HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

AGBO HISTORIC STAGES RALLY

Weston Park, Shropshire An historic only event this year set in the estate of Weston Park providing 30 stage miles of smooth asphalt roads.

Weston Park
23-24
HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship

North Yorkshire Classic Rally

This year is the tenth running of the North Yorkshire Classic Rally, brought to you by an experienced team of regular competitors  from York Motor Club, and offers an evolution of previous events.   This year sees a new initiative of staging the event over two part days, once again based at the excellent start/finish venue, The Hawkhills, YO61 3EG near Easingwold, North of York (100 / 536676). We intend to offer around 120 miles of regularities and about a dozen tests…

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…

7
HRCR Scenic Tours

Taith Cymru

Black Mountains & Brecon Beacons HRCR South Wales Area Group HRCR.CO.UK

13
HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

RallyNuts Stages

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

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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…

14
HRCR Scenic Tours

CAMBRIDGE CLASSIC CAR RUN

Cambridgeshire  & Suffolk Cambridge Car Club

27
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 2019
5
HRCR Old Stager Historic Rally Championship HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

Dixies Historic Challenge

Now a firm favourite with competitors providing 45 miles of stages within a compact route on the famous Epynt military ranges.

Asphalt
11
HRCR Scenic Tours

The Bluebell Run

Forest of Dean, Hereford & Welsh Border  

Forest of Dean
11
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

19
HRCR Scenic Tours

The Hills & Valleys Scenic Tour

Powys, Gwynedd, Conwy & Denbighshire

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