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41st KLDMC Annual Classic Car Rally sponsored by Anglia Car Auctions in aid of NARS.

Our 41st Annual Classic Car Rally will run on Sunday 8 July 2018. We are pleased to announce that this year’s rally will be run in aid of the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service and again be sponsored by Anglia Car Auctions of King’s Lynn.

The event will start from our sponsor’s premises on Beveridge Way, King’s Lynn. Our lunch halt will be at the superb Hockwold Hall venue, near Feltwell. And the event will finish at Kentwell Hall at Long Melford, near Bury St Edmunds.

Entry forms and regulations will be released at Easter to all recent entrants.

If you haven’t entered our event recently, please email us to receive a copy.

Page updated on 1 March 2018

40th Annual Classic Car Rally
At a presentation held at Anglia Car Auctions on 25th October 2017, the team from KLDMC were able to present Chris Donaldson of East Anglian Air Ambulance with a cheque for £2500. This was raised from the proceeds of the 40th ANnual Classic Car Rally, the Ivan Cunnington Memorial Run, generously topped up by Lyn & Rob George at ACA, our event sponsors. Thanks to all concerned and, in particular, Dave Bowman who brought his immaculate award-winning Escort Mexico along for the occasion.

Our 40th Annual Classic Car Rally, kindly sponsored by Anglia Car Auctions, took place on Sunday 23 July 2017. We are also grateful for additional support from Norfolk Classic & Sports Cars and Hix & Son of Holbeach.

The event was known as the Ivan Cunnington Memorial Run in memory of Ivan who ran the event for 38 years.

40th Annual Classic Car Rally, kindly sponsored by Anglia Car Auctions:
Car of the Day – #6 Ron Loomes (1936 MG PB)
Best Dressed Crew – #8 John & Sarah Penny (1938 Austin Big Seven)
Class Winners:
Vintage & PVT – #1 Martin Jones (1928 Ford Model A)
Historic Classic – #21 Jack Groom (1958 Sunbeam Rapier)
Post-Historic Classic – #72 Dave Bowman (1976 Ford Escort Mexico)
Modern Classic – #96 Brian Gaskins (2000 TVR Griffith 500)

Our thanks to all who supported the event in any way.

We hope to see you all again for our 41st Annual Rally in July 2018 – see the top of the page for news of this event.

Adrian Cunnington, Mark Banham and the event organising team.


April clubnight results

Thank you to all the crews and marshals who attended my event; I hope you found it an enjoyable but challenging evening. I have reviewed the results and taken into account the error in the handout between TC2 and TC3. This has resulted in a change in the final standings which are as follows:

1st O/A 1st Exp – John Peterson & David Smalley – 0F 13M
2nd O/A 2nd Exp – Bob Baker & Brian Cammack – 1F 9M
3rd O/A 3rd Exp – Nigel Mann & Ian Pollard – 1F 16M
4th O/A 4th Exp – Robert Aldous & David Mann – 4F 29M
5th O/A 5th Exp – Paul Smalley & Matthew Smalley – 5F 9M
6th O/A 6th Exp – David Bell & Ian Doble – 8F 24M
7th O/A 1st Semi – Rob Kitchen & Jonathan Stimpson – 5F 27M
8th O/A 2nd Semi – Marc Sheffield & Shaun Hannon – 17F 30M
9th O/A 1st Nov – Neil Kerry & Rob Palmer – 9F 31M
10 O/A 1st Beg – Richard Felton & Danny Wheatley – 0F 9M
11 O/A 2nd Beg – Mick Beauchamp & Len Fletcher – 1F 4M

Thanks again to all the marshals and well done to Peter Mears who won the marshals’ draw.

Ed Haylock.

Stag Night Rally Results

Many thanks to all the Marshals; we wouldn’t be able to run these events without the fantastic support that we receive from you.

Nick Way PC.A and TC6
*Simon Leonard TC1 and TC7* Winner of marshals Draw.
Dave Sooley PC.B and TC8
Andy Congreve TC2 & TC8
Colin Shinkins TC4
Len Fletcher TC5
Peter and Spencer Horsburgh Sign on and DSO
Chris Iles – Course opener and Finish Control

Results are as follows:
1st Robert Aldous and David Mann 0F 17m
2nd Ed Haylock and Paul Haylock 0F 20m
3rd June Pollard and Mathew Smalley 0F 21m
4th Bob Baker and Brian Cammack 1F 0m
5th Nigel Mann and Adrian Cunnington 1F 5m

1st Semi Expert Jon Simper and Gary Zoller 1F 23m
2nd Semi Expert Rob Kitchen and Jonathan Stimpson 2F 23m
3rd Semi Expert Marc Sheffield and Shaun Hannon 4f 28m

1st Novice Neil Kerry and Rob Palmer 8f 26m

1st Beginner Richard Felton and Danny Wheatley 0F 3m
2nd Beginner Mark Banham and Tim Banham 0F 7m
3rd Beginner Mick Beauchamp and Gill Beauchamp 2F 22m

Please see the attached excel spreadsheet for results breakdown
If anyone requires grid references for missed boards please email David
Many thanks
Paul and David Smalley


King John Rally: 2 Dec

Thanks to all who contributed to this event, especially all of our marshals who had to stand out in the rain. Thanks also to The Victory at Clenchwarton for accommodating us (or not!) on their busy quiz night.

Congratulations to winners Mark Banham and Paul Haylock (Expert) and to class winners Paul & Mathew Smalley (Semi-Expert), Jon Simper/Gary Zoller (Novice) and Richard Felton/Martin Sullivan (Beginners).


Adrian Cunnington, Simon Leonard and team.

Quiz night

Thanks to all who attended the quiz night on 22 April.

Particular thanks to Paul & Ed Haylock for organising and The Heron at Stowbridge for hosting us.

Congratulations to Team 118 118 (Chris [Wadsley] and Matt) who took the plaudits on 162 points out of a possible 200.