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Category Archives: British Tarmac Rallying

Like a lot of people during Lockdown, I found myself delving into some of my old photographs from my early motorsport career – particularly the very early years when I was still learning my trade!

It led me to resurrecting my old UK Rally Calendar which I had stopped doing since I retired. I’ve used a selection of some of my old favourite pictures from some of my favourite and memorable locations (some of which probably arent used any more) and title it ‘Classic Rallying’!

It features many of the great cars and drivers of the late 80s and early 90s such as Malcolm Wilson in the Ford Sierra Cosworth 4×4 and the late Dave Metcalfe in the Vauxhall Nova. Read More »

Organising a classic car rally is a demanding affair at the best of times, to which the pandemic has inevitably added a further layer of challenges. Nevertheless, Bespoke Rallies has now obtained permission to run its popular Highland 1000 Scottish touring rally from September 23-27, making it the first post-lockdown automotive adventure of its type in the UK.

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Motorsport UK has today (Thursday 9 July) announced that the discipline of Rallying will now restart in the UK following the distribution of the governing body’s latest sporting guidance.

Motorsport resumed across the British Isles on Saturday 4 July with 12 events signalling the resumption of motorsport after a 110-day sabbatical, due to the coronavirus outbreak. There are a further 160 events set to be held throughout July, across eight different motorsport disciplines with British championships also resuming in August. Read More »

Manx Auto Sport regrets to announce that the 2020 PokerStars Rally scheduled for the 2nd/3rd October will not go ahead as planned, due to the uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. Read More »

The Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship [BHRC] will not go ahead in 2020, after the cancellation of the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire has forced promotors, the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club, to cancel the series this season which has been blighted by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The BHRC was set to expand to eight rounds this year, with the new-look calendar offering competitors five forest and three asphalt rounds, kicking off with the now traditional Rally North Wales in March. Read More »

Due to the ongoing situation caused by the global outbreak of Covid-19, organisers of the Get Connected Rali Bae Ceredigion have taken the regretful but inevitable decision to cancel this year’s event.

With national legislation and guidelines regarding social distancing, movement of people and large gatherings expected to continue for some time, rallies together with other major sporting events and well attended occasions have also become victim to the effects of the pandemic. Read More »

Whickham & District Motor Club Ltd and Hadrian Motorsports Club Ltd, joint organisers of the Ford Parts Cheviot Stages Rally, regret to announce that following a meeting of the organising team, the decision has been taken to cancel this year’s event due to the continued uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. The event was scheduled to take place on the Otterburn Military Ranges on the 27th September 2020. Read More »

The organisers of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship have taken the unavoidable decision to cancel the 2020 series, owing to the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More »

John Price, who sadly passed away earlier this week, contested a remarkable total of 859 rallies.

The 12 time Asphalt Rally Champion also drove some of the world’s most exotic, and difficult to tame, rally cars during that incredible 50 year career – including Porsche 911s, Renault 5 Maxi Turbos, BMW M3s and Metro 6R4s, each immaculately prepared by his John Price Rallying business. Read More »

The Northern Ireland Motor Club regrets to announce the postponement of the ‘2020 Today’s Ulster Rally’ due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. The current lockdown conditions required to contain the spread of the virus are preventing the organising team from safely carrying out the necessary preparations for the event including the very important special stage public relations work. The event is dependent on the support of local communities and residents and we do not want to increase the risk to them, nor our volunteers. A significant amount of work has already been done by our volunteers and we extend our thanks to them for that, with the intention that this will be carried forward to the August 2021 event. Read More »