43rd Annual Classic Car Rally: 4 JuLY

This event is confirmed for Sunday 4th July 2021. Entry list below.

We issued final regulations on 17 June. Please note we have had to review the details of the event due to the continuation of Covid restrictions so we would ask that you read your finals carefully. For example, there are unfortunately no bar facilities available for non-diners.

Entries closed on 17 June 2021. Sorry we cannot accept late entries.

The event is kindly sponsored by Anglia Car Auctions with additional support from Ottoway Carpentry, Bennetts Estate Agents, Bearts of Stowbridge, Steve Cato Classic Cars & Restoration and Downham Home & Garden.

The event will again be run in aid of the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS).

Following some unprecedented times, KLDMC will again draw on the support received over many years from classic car owners across Norfolk and neighbouring counties. Our successful three venue format is retained for this event with an emphasis on driving our cars, enjoying the places we visit and sharing the day with other enthusiasts, all in a Covid-secure way with the help of our hosting venues.

This year we are starting the event from Downham Home & Garden on the edge of Downham Market. We will be heading south east from there on an extensive drive in the Thetford locality before we stop for lunch at Lynford. We will be using the  Lynford Hall Hotel and have secured permission from Forestry England to use the adjacent ‘Bull Ride’ areas for picnics.

Our finish was last visited in 1999 by our rally: Ickworth House in Suffolk is a neoclassical building set in parkland. It is the former residence of the Marquess of Bristol before being sold to the National Trust in 1998. Here you will be able to visit the West Wing, its tea room and gift shop. We are hopeful there will also be access to the Rotunda.


Veteran, Vintage & PVT (pre-1950)
1930 Austin – T Cook
1934 Bentley   –   H Death
1936 Ford – N Smith
1936 Fraser Nash  –   B Riches
1947 Riley – T Cook
Historic Classic (1950-1971)
tba MG – D Stammer
1953 Riley   –   A Gidley
1953 Austin   –   N Williams
1955 Austin Healey – T Sprosson
1959 Standard   –   P Foster
1960 Austin Healey – I Wilson
1960 Jaguar   –   G Dale
1960 MG – M Sheridan
1962 Ford   –   W Firth
1962 Triumph   –   D Russell
1964 Triumph   –   B Aistrup
1964 Riley – W Brown
1964 Sunbeam – G Glover
1965 Austin Healey – Adam Cunnington
1965 Jaguar   –   P Connor
1966 Jaguar – P Clarke
1967 Morris – A Burbridge
1967 Austin Mini – H Hardiment
1968 Triumph   –   D Bowman
1968 Triumph   –   J Cornish
1968 Lotus – G Hodgkinson
1968 Triumph   –   D Dawson
1968 Triumph – J Oram
1968 Jaguar   –   A Stephenson
1968 Triumph – D Solomon
1968 Triumph – M Colman
1969 MG – R Gormley
1969 MG   –   J Hesketh
1969 Mini   –   D Taylor
1969 Morris – T Peacock
1970 Mini   –   P Horsburgh
1971 Lotus   –   M Mantle
Post-Historic Classic (1972-1986)
1972 Rolls Royce – T Sverdloff
1972 Triumph – M Grange
1972 Porsche – P Hernaman
1972 Lotus – T Gostling
1972 Lotus – T Wales
1972 MG – I Cox
1972 MG – R Ford
1973 Triumph   –   M Baker
1973 MG   –   C Shallice
1974 MG   –   H Haylock
1974 MG – B Gilham
1975 Lancia   –   A Aistrup
1976 Lancia   –   R Hernaman
1978 Porsche   –   R King
1979 Ford – C Bos
1980 Mini – R Lines
1981 MG   –   N Daubney
1983 BMW* – Adrian Cunnington
Modern Classic (1987-2006)
1988 BMW – J Wilson
1988 Mercedes   –   C Cornish
1988 Porsche   –   N Mann
1989 Fiat   –   T Overson
1990 Jaguar   –   H Churchill
1990 Lancia   –   J Read
1991 Porsche   –   C Sutton
1991 Mazda   –   B Wright
1992 Daimler   –   K Booth
1993 Vauxhall   –   A Beesley
1993 Jaguar   –   D Sutton
1995 Porsche – S Cook
1996 Toyota – F Rugg
2000 Alfa Romeo – B Gaskins
2000 Porsche – K Hodgkinson
2000 Porsche – J Setchell
2000 Subaru – C Blyth
2001 Citroen – G Collier
2001 Jaguar – M Forsdike
2002 Mercedes – R Thompson
2002 Mazda   –   G Henry
2003 Mini – A Collier
2003 Mercedes – H Bradley
2003 Mercedes   –   M Vawser
2005 Smart   –   C Griggs
2008 Aston Martin* –   J Skuse
83 entries. Entry list to 17 June 2021 – FINAL – entries closed. *Ineligible for awards

June Gymkhana

First Gymkhana of the year.
When: Wednesday 2nd June.
Where: Chapel Barn, Eastmoor, PE33 9QA, Ref 143 / 727023
Organiser: Nick Way.
Entry fee: £6 per person.
Start: 7.30pm.
More information: See the club Facebook page here.


1stJohn Peterson319
2ndEdward Haylock328
3rdMatthew Mantle329
4thPaul Haylock337
5th=Colin Mantle340
5th=Robin Lines340
7thDick Lines347
8thDiane Mantle350
9thShaun Hannon396
10thRosie Hannon421

Thank you to Nick Way for organising, Steve Tilburn for the venue and Megan Way, Andy Congreve, Dave Pollard, Duncan Russell & Steve Tilburn for marshalling.

2021 Provisional Calendar

Anticipating the possibility of life post Covid-19 a very provisional calendar of dates has been proposed. All very much subject to change and whatever Covid-19 restrictions are in place as and when they happen. The table below is a summary. Information will also be added to the events page, more details will be added as things are firmed up.

02-Jun-21GymkhanaDate confirmed
13-Jun-21Treasure Hunt & BBQDate confirmed
04-Jul-21Classic Car RunDate confirmed

2021 AGM

The 2021 club Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th March 2021 starting at 7pm and will be conducted virtually via the Zoom platform. All club members have been emailed a link to the meeting.

The 2019 minutes (2020 was missed due to lock down) and this year’s agenda are available below for your perusal. The club has capacity for more than 100 attendees, it would be great to see some of you taking part or just listening in.

Minutes from 2019 can be downloaded here

Agenda for 2021 can be downloaded here

2021 Membership

2021 membership renewals are now due and on reflection of what a poor year for motorsport 2020 was due to COVID 19 and the knock on effect this had to running events in our club, the committee have agreed to amend the renewal fee for 2021.  The renewal for any member who was a fully paid member in 2020 will be £7.50 for this year.  For this to be applicable, you need to have been a fully paid member in 2020 and supply a fresh membership form to ensure that your details are up to date.  The same rule will apply to family memberships so this will be £10 for those who joined as a family membership in 2020 and are doing the same for 2021.  Any new applications for 2021 will remain at the £15 subscription fee for single membership and £20 for any new family memberships.   

The membership form is currently being updated to reflect this and once updated it will be sent around to all members as well as being attached to Facebook and the website.

(The membership form has been updated and can be downloaded here)

RS Clubman Licence

All competitors (and some passengers) need to hold a 2021 RS Clubman licence as a minimum in order to compete in a Motorsport UK permitted event in 2021.

This licence is free of charge and also entitles you to Motorsport UK’s comprehensive member benefits package.

Renewal / application can be made here.

KLDMC Classic Car Run: 2021


43rd King’s Lynn & DMC Annual Classic Car Rally                              sponsored by Anglia Car Auctions and in aid of NARS

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, KLDMC regrettably had no choice but to CANCEL ALL PLANS FOR THIS EVENT, originally scheduled for July 2020.

We plan to get the event up and running as soon as we are able.

The provisional date is now Sunday 4 July 2021 – please keep the date free – but it is by no means inked-in…

As we are sure you will appreciate, any decision to run an event in summer 2021 is totally conditional on our being able to put the various parts of the rally together in a manner which is Covid secure for all our participants.

Notwithstanding current limitations being put in place to curb the recent upturn in virus cases, we are currently investigating what additional practical measures may be necessary to allow us to run, most importantly,  a safe rally, even if this has to be done in a different way from our usual format. And, of course, we’d want it to be enjoyable for everyone too.

If we can arrive at a satisfactory proposal, we will issue regulations in early April 2021 and for those who have entered the event in recent years, we will contact you. Otherwise, please send your contact details to: kldmc.classic@btinternet.com 

We thank you for your continued support in these difficult times. 

KLDMC Classic Rally Organising Team

Page last updated on 21 October 2020



From previous years….

42nd King’s Lynn & DMC Annual Classic Car Rally
The 2019 Rally raised approximately £1000 in aid of the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS). We were very grateful for the continued sponsorship of Anglia Car Auctions plus additional support from Bennett & Co. Estate Agents, Steve Cato Classic Cars & Restoration, Bearts of Stowbridge & Hylton Gott Volvo & Isuzu.

Award winners:
CAR OF THE DAY Graham Dale Jaguar XK 150
Vintage/PVT Terry Sprosson Ford Model A
Historic Classic Duncan Russell Triumph TR4
Post-Historic Classic Tony Wales Lotus Elan
Modern Classic Jody Wilson BMW E30 M3

We look forward to seeing you again soon.
The KLDMC team


Harold Palin Memorial Stages

04-Oct-20 Harold Palin Memorial Stages

On Sunday, Will Brown myself and Paul Smalley made our way to the Harold Palin memorial stages at Fulbeck airfield.
We were seeded at Car 50 out of 60, which I thought was a little lower than It could have been. But as my last event was Snetterton n Feb 2019 and I had never been to fulbeck before it would have been difficult to seed us.
We managed to get set up next to the other KLDMC Crew of David Large and David Ottoway which made the day more sociable even at 2m distance.
Onto the event.
Started off with reasonable pace considering but late on in the stage very rough and muddy.
Stage 3 got cancelled before we went in, the class leader had hit something hard and made a mess of his Mg Zr. we were given a notional time that cost us around 20 seconds. It did bother me, but I decided instead of moaning, just get on with and see what the day brings.
Stage 5 We had a push, but managed to nudge a bale, but was only a couple of seconds off the class leader in a ex Works Micra.
Stage 6 we were comfortable over
4th in class and not going to catch 2nd in class. So I eased off slightly to ensure a finish.
We ended up 24th o/a and 3rd in class.
A big thank you to Paul Smalley for servicing for us and providing us cups of coffee at service. Will Brown for being spot on all day and keeping me in check.
Hopefully we can get out again before the end of the year.

David Large and myself competed at the Fulbeck Stages today after an off on stage 1 into the trees but with the help of the marshals they got us out and we got to the end of the stage with a maximum, starting stage 2 last we finished the day 42nd and 10th in class.

Flying Fortress Stages

13-Sep-20 Rex Pet Hotel Flying Fortress Stages

Today myself and David Large had our first rally since February bit of a long lay off but was great to be back out there. We started the day steady to knock off the cobwebs!!! but progressed through the day finishing 36th and 13th in class. The new timing system for stage rallying worked really well and we soon got used to it.
Thanks goes to our sponsors and Andy & Mike Sharp for servicing today.