About the Club

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Welcome to KING’S LYNN & DISTRICT MOTOR CLUB, East Anglia’s premier motor club. We organise a wide range of motoring and motorsport events, from stage rallies to classic car runs.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Committee listed under Contact Us.

Joining KLDMC couldn’t be easier. Simply download a membership form by clicking on one of the following links and send it off to our Subscriptions Secretary, Fern Horsburgh. You can download the form here

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon.

Membership Form

Would you like to join our Club? If you would like to become a member of Kings Lynn & District Motor Club Ltd simply download and fill in the membership form

The form can be downloaded below.

Membership Application Form

Our club rules are here.

King’s Lynn & District Motor Club

Kings Lynn & District Motor Club is a highly active, multi-disciplinary club for motoring and, in particular, motorsport enthusiasts. KLDMC is affiliated to the UK Motor Sports Association and is one of the most active and thriving Clubs in the east of England.

The Club was behind the Richard Burns Memorial Rally, run for the first time at RAF Marham in 2008.

We currently have around 80 members and are always looking for new members to maintain KLDMC as one of the premier Motor Clubs at the forefront of East Anglian motorsport. We welcome those with lots of experience and those with none, who just want to share and participate in the same kinds of motoring related events we do.

Our membership includes a wide range of motoring enthusiasts involved in all aspects of motorsport and who share an interest in all types of cars from classics to modern day.

A core group of our Club members is primarily involved with rallying from local 12 car events through Road Rallies to Enduro and Stage rallying. We are also proud of our enthusiastic group of marshals who help out at many national events – we have a number of ‘stage commanders’ amongst our midst as well as qualified radio operators. One of our marshals has even flown to marshal on the New Zealand round of the World Championship!

History

The origins of the club date back to the days of Raymond Mays and the then BRM Racing Equipe. It was during one of Raymond’s talks to a local organisation to raise funds for the team that sparked off the idea of a BRM Supporters Club. This club was duly formed in the early 50’s and, primarily held fund raising events for the team. KL&DMC was formed in April 1953 as an offshoot of the BRM supporters club and has been going strong ever since.

Presidents and Chairmen

Presidents and chairmen since the club’s inception:

 

Presidents

Chairmen

Roger North (1953-57) Ron Howe (1953-56)
Robin Proctor (1958-61) Frank Smith (1957-61)
Frank Smith (1962-67) Jack Fletcher (1962-64)
Jack Fletcher (1968-73) John Mawby (1965-66)
Ivan Cunnington (1967 & 1976-79)
Hugh Piggins (1968-69 & 1973-75)
Arthur Twite (1970)
Ron Howe (1974-79) Brian Beales (1971-72)
Ivan Cunnington (1980-2004) Alan Hamey (1980-81 & 1984-85)
Terry Cammack (1982-83)
Martin Redman (1986-87)
Colin Shinkins (1988-2004)
Paul Haylock (2004-2014)
Colin Shinkins (2004-current) Mark Banham (2014-Present)

The current vice-presidents of the Club are Greg Bates, Ray Brammer, Martin Brundle, Sheila Cammack, Adrian Cunnington, Jack Fletcher, Tony Longmate, John Mawby, Hugh Piggins, Martin Redman Paul Haylock and Derek Stocks.

The Club was incorporated as a limited company in November 1984. The original Directors of the Club were Alan Hamey, Colin Shinkins, Andy Roberts (also company secretary), Derek Stocks, Terry Cammack, Paul Haylock  and Adrian Cunnington.

The Directors today are: Colin Shinkins (president), Mark Banham (chairman), David Smalley (vice chairman), Adrian Cunnington (vice president), Derek Stocks (vice president), Paul Haylock (vice president), Andy Congreve, Stephen Llyod and Paul Davison. The company secretary is Paul Davison.

Association Memberships

KL&DMC is a member of the East Midlands Association of Motor Clubs, Association of Eastern Motor Clubs, Association of North East Midland Motor Clubs and the Association of South Eastern Motor Clubs.

Catchment Area

KL&DMC covers a wide area from Littleport in the South, to Swaffham and Fakenham in the East and Spalding in the West. The OS Maps regularly used are 131, 132, 142, 143 and 144 which cover a large part of the ‘flat fens’ and the twisty west Norfolk lanes. We also have a number of regular club members from further afield.

Committee

The Club Committee is made up of an active group of members who compete as well as marshal and help organise events both within and outside the Club. Healthy discussion is always to be had, but above all, the members of the Committee are avid motor sport fans only too eager not only to get enjoyment from motorsport, but also to give enjoyment to others.

The Committee usually meets at The Victory inn, Clenchwarton on the third Monday of the month.

Events

In the early years the club regularly organised autotests, rallies and autocross events with the main event in the 1950s and early 60s being the Hunstanton Rally which ended with an autotest on the seaside promenade! In the past, the club has organised several stage rallies including The Tour of Norfolk in the early 1990s and co-promoted events at Watton and West Raynham airfields.The Club was based until the mid-1980s at The Red Cat Hotel at North Wootton, run by the Irwin family.

Today, the Club organises one or two clubnight event(s) per month, ranging from 12 car rallies to gymkhanas. Clubnights are held on the first and occasionally the third Wednesday of each month but venues vary according to the event. See the Club Calendar.

Further open events are organised each year. The main Club event is the Lynn Charity Stages which is a single venue stage rally which will take place in November at Sculthorpe. KL&DMC is also instrumental in the organisation of the Richard Burns Memorial Rally, first run in conjunction with the RAF in 2008.

Also, in late June or early July, the Club runs its annual Vintage and Classic Car Rally which attracts entrants from all over the region and finishes at such Norfolk stately homes as Sandringham, Houghton and Holkham.

We are proud of the friendly, efficient organisation for which our main events have become known.

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