Join King’s Lynn & District Motor Club today!
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 the link below and send it off to our Treasurer, helen Haylock. The form is an editable pdf – download, edit, save and either 1) email as an attachment 2) print, scan, email as an attachment 3) print and post. Membership rates, payment options and contact details are on the form.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon.
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 Membership Form can be downloaded here.
The Club Rules can be downloaded 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 at RAF Marham in 2008.
We currently have around 90 members and are always looking for new recruits 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!
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:
|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)|
|Colin Shinkins (2004-2022)||Paul Haylock (2004-2014)|
|Mark Banham (2014-2018)|
|Edward Haylock (2018-2022)|
|Paul Haylock (2022-present)||Steve Tilburn (2022-present)|
The current vice-presidents of the Club are Mark Banham, Greg Bates, Judy Bates, Ray Brammer, Martin Brundle, Sheila Cammack, Adrian Cunnington, Paul Davison, Helen Haylock, Paul Haylock, Tony Longmate, Martin Redman, Colin Shinkins, Derek Stocks and Steve Tilburn.
The Club was incorporated as a limited company in November 1984. The original Directors of the Club were Alan Hamey, Colin Shinkins, Andy Roberts, Derek Stocks, Terry Cammack and Adrian Cunnington.
The Directors today are: Paul Haylock (President), Stephen Tilburn (Chairman), David Ottoway (Vice Chairman), Mark Banham, Andy Congreve, Adrian Cunnington, Edward Haylock, Helen Haylock, Colin Shinkins and Derek Stocks. The company secretary is Duncan Russell.
Collaboration & Association Memberships
KLDMC is an active member of the Anglia Motor Sport Club, an alliance of motor clubs based in the East Anglia region.
KLDMC is also 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.
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.
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 Runcton Holme Social Club on the third Monday of the month.
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.
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.
Also, in late June or early July, the Club runs its annual Classic Car Rally which attracts entrants from all over the region. The event, which has run since the late 1970s, often finishes at such Norfolk or Suffolk stately homes as Sandringham, Holkham, Oxburgh and Ickworth. Other recent events have finished at popular destinations like Creake Abbey and Pensthorpe.
Recently the Club was a major partner in the organisation of the Stanta TARGA rally, held between Christmas and New Year in 2022.
In 2023, we are organising our 70th Anniversary Dinner celebrating the Club’s inauguration back in 1953.
We are proud of the friendly, efficient organisation for which our main events have become known and look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon.