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CLASSIC CAR RALLY in aid of NARS

The entry list is now CLOSED for our 46th Annual Charity Classic Car Rally which takes place on Sunday 7th July.

The event starts at H&C Beart’s in Stowbridge and will finish on The Green at Hunstanton.

A full entry of 75 classics have entered to enjoy a good day out and support a good cause in the process!

Entry list

VINTAGE, PVT & FIFTIES  to 1959 
1MartinJonesFord Model A Phantom1928
2PeterMearsAustin 12/41935
3BruceRichesFraser Nash-BMW1936
4NickSmithFord Model Y1936
5RogerThompsonTriumph Roadster1949
6NeilCollinsHealey Silverstone1950
7AlanGidleyRiley RMF 2.51953
8NeilWilliamsAustin Healey 1001953
9CallumTaylorAustin Healey Sprite1959
HISTORIC CLASSIC: 1960-1974 
11GrahamDaleJaguar XK 1501960
12DavidShawMorris Minor1960
14MikeSalmonTriumph TR3A1961
15DuncanRussellTriumph TR41962
16HenryDuncalfeSunbeam Alpine1962
17WayneFirthFord Consul Classic1962
18DerekLangridgeJaguar E Type  S11964
19PeterHorsburghMorris Mini Cooper S1965
20PhilipConnorJaguar E Type1965
21BarryAistrupMorris Mini Cooper S1965
22DennisWeatherillTriumph TR4A1967
23FrankHoppingFord GT40 Mk11968
24GordonHodgkinsonLotus Elan Plus 21968
25JohnOramTriumph TR51968
26AlanStephensonJaguar Mk21968
27DavidDawsonTriumph TR51968
28MartinHullFiat 850 Sport1969
29TerryPeacockMorris Minor Conv1969
30ShawnMarstersVW T2 Camper1969
31DavidTaylorMini Cooper S Mk21969
32RichardDavisMG B1969
33DavidFisherJaguar E Type1969
34TonySverdloffRolls Royce Corniche Dh1972
35IanCoxMG Midget1972
36MichaelaGrangeTriumph Stag1972
37NeilBeesonTriumph TR61972
38DerekShawRover P6 3500S1972
39MarkVawserTriumph Stag1973
40MartinBakerTriumph TR61973
41ChrisShalliceMG B GT V81973
42HelenHaylockMG Midget1974
43TerrySprossonTriumph TR61973
44AlanAistrupLancia Fulvia S31974
POST-HISTORIC CLASSIC: 1975-1989 
46BrianKnightTriumph Stag1975
47NeilJervisSS100 Jaguar1978
48NigelMannRenault 16TL1978
49PeterReevesMG B1980
50IanWilsonDeLorean DMC 21981
51SimonBoothRenault 5 Gordini1982
52DanPearsonFord Sierra XR4i1983
53AdrianCunningtonBMW 635 CSi E241983
54VictorWellsMercedes 280SL1983
55CharlesCornishMercedes 300SL1988
56AndyRolfeNissan 300ZX1988
57JodyWilsonBMW E30 M31988
MODERN CLASSIC: 1990-2009 
59PhilipWebbPorsche 944 S2 cab1990
60JamesOramPeugeot 205 GTI1990
61HenryChurchillJaguar XJS1990
62MervynSmeeLotus Elan1990
63BrianWrightMazda Eunos1991
64CliveDeathJaguar XK8 conv1998
65NickyRussellMG F2000
66BrianThompsonMazda MX52000
67BrianGaskinsAlfa Romeo GTV2000
68KarenHodgkinsonPorsche 9112000
69MalcolmForsdikeJaguar XK82001
70BarryPhippsAudi TT Quattro2003
71AlisdairBuchananVolvo C70 GT2003
72IanCowanAudi TT2004
73IanPollardSmart Roadster2005
74JohnSetchellPorsche Boxster2007
75ShaunO’BrienMitsubishi Evo IX2007
76DaveOttowayFord Focus RS2009
77RobertWardMG TF 1332009
79RayTomlinsonMazda MX5 
80TimHurryMazda MX5 

Late entries:

13 David Solomon 1965 Triumph; 45 Tony Wales 1972 Lotus

Withdrawn:

68 Karen Hodgkinson

We presented a cheque to NARS for £1000 – proceeds from the 2023 event – last August. We are supporting the same charity in 2024.

If you need further information, please contact our Club Secretary, Duncan Russell

EAST ANGLIAN INTER-CLUB QUIZ

Ten teams from across the region took up the cudgels for a revival of the East Anglian Inter-Club Quiz hosted by West Suffolk MC at Horringer on 31 March.

The event formed part of Motorsport Month East put together under the auspices of the Association of Eastern Motor Clubs.

King’s Lynn put in a couple of teams: the ‘President’s Team’, KLDMC1, comprised Paul & Helen Haylock, Ed Bennett and Ed Haylock whilst the ‘Chairman’s Team’ KLDMC2 had Vice-Chairman Dave Ottoway, Duncan & Marian Russell and Adrian Cunnington doing battle on our behalf. By the way, our Chairman was on holiday!!

Tackling a variety of subjects ranging from motoring to general knowledge and sport to history, across a couple of hours of intense but mostly-jovial quizzing, Chelmsford Motor Club came out on top, shading the honours by two points from our very own King’s Lynn MC 2, with Cambridge Car Club another couple of points back in third. It turned out to be a very tight contest with just 8 points covering the top eight teams.

Full results: 1st Chelmsford MC 64 points; 2nd King’s Lynn MC2 62; 3rd Cambridge CC 60; 4th= Sporting CC of Norfolk 59; 4th= West Suffolk MC2 59; 6th King’s Lynn MC1 57; 7th= Green Belt MC 56; 7th= Eastern Counties MC2 56; 9th Eastern Counties MC1 52; 10th West Suffolk MC1 50.

The victorious team from Chelmsford Motor Club receive their prizes for winning the 2023 Inter-Club Quiz hosted by West Suffolk MC

70th ANNIVERSARY Dinner

KLDMC celebrated our 70th Anniversary on Saturday 25th February 2023.

We were privileged to have been invited and hosted by the Mayor of Kings Lynn, the very charitable Councillor Lesley Bambridge, to hold the event at the prestigious Kings Lynn Town Hall, a venue that has an incredibly diverse history of use ranging from Public House, Police HQ, Court and Gaol!

Club President Paul Haylock thanked everyone involved for making the evening possible and hoped to see the Club continue to flourish as it enters its eight decade. It will continue to be involved with a wide variety of activities from club nights; navigational, targa and stage rallies; autotests/gymkhanas and an increasing number of classsic car events.

Joining us as guest speaker was Phil Mills, 2003 WRC World Champion with Petter Solberg, and present owner of world class rally car preparation and build business, Viking Motorsport. Phil braved questions on the night from 100 or so members and guests who attended, recalling a career which saw him compete in international rallies over 17 seasons, multiple seasons of national championship stage and road events and a total of 155 road rallies.

Exceptional food was provided by the award winning Shefs and it was great to be able to chat and reminisce with firends old and new on the past 70 years of Kings Lynn and District Motor Club’s rich history.

Thank you to everyone who attened for your support and special thanks to all who were involved in the organising team under the leadership of Paul, Ed & Helen Haylock, Steve Tilburn and Duncan Russell.

Photos to follow.

START THE YEAR QUIZ

Thanks to all who joined us on 18 January for our clubnight ‘start the year’ quiz.

Organised by Duncan & Marian Russell and Adrian & Caroline Cunnington, teams were asked to answer 7 rounds of questions ranging from motorsport, music, KLDMC, general knowledge and some tricky car identification teasers.

We had our fair share of Norfolk-based questions featuring subjects such as Jack Sears, Martin Brundle, Robbie Williams and the Broadland Northway (Google it!)

We had over 20 participants in total which was great to see with the team of Mark, David, Will and Kirsten in the immodest, but aptly-titled, ‘Eventual Winners’ Team just shading it from team Haylock’s ‘A team’

Results 

  1.  Eventual Winners  54
  2.  A Team 53
  3.  The Chippies 40.5
  4.  Big Balls Motorsport 35.5
  5.  KAYOS  34.5

Thanks also to the ladies at Runcton Holme Social Club for their support providing bar facilities for the evening.

December clubnight

KING JOHN RALLY

December 1, 2021 7:15 pm – 11:00 pm

Organiser: Adrian Cunnington.

CarClassDriverNavigatoro/aClassFailsMins
1EJohn
Peterson
David
Smalley
33315
2EHarvey
Steele
Martin
Pitt
22124
3EEd
Haylock
Paul
Haylock
11120
4EPaul
Smalley
Matthew
Smalley
55524
5EJune
Pollard
Ian
Pollard
44422
6SENeil
Peterson
Will
Brown
72425
7SEMarc
Sheffield
Shaun
Hannon
83532
8SEMick
Beauchamp
Mark
Banham
6124
9NJonathan
Simper
Gary
Zoller
91112
10NRob
Palmer
Ben
Jones
102431
11NJohn
Setchell
Will
George
113114
12BHarry
Wade
Danni
Quadling
DNF

Thank you to:
Adrian Cunnington for organising
Jennie & team at Runcton Holme Social Club for the use of the premises & food at the finish
and the marshals
Peter Horsburgh
Duncan Russell
Steve Tilburn
Dave Bowman
Jody Wilson
Andy Congreve
Dave Sooley
Simon Leonard
Greg & Judy Bates
Dave Pollard
Nick & Megan Way
Nigel Mann
Richard Leggett
Liz Jordan

Curry Night

Mathew Smalley is organising a curry night on Wednesday 16th October at Voujon in Kings Lynn

There are already enough people coming to mean the meal can go ahead, but the more the merrier! So if anyone wants to come then let him know by email

From looking at their menu their banquet meal is currently priced at £12.95 and we will be looking to meet around 7.30-8pm

September clubnight results

4th September: 12-car rally

1st Paul Smalley / Matthew Smalley 0F 1M Expert
2nd Jack Matthews / David Smalley 0F 4M Expert
3rd June Pollard / Ian Pollard 1F 5M Expert
4th Mark Shefield / Shaun Hannon 11F 20M Expert
5th Mick Beauchamp / Mark Banham 0F 6M Novice
6th Matthew Mantle / Diane Mantle 1F 10M Novice

Organisers: Paul Haylock & Edward Haylock

Marshals: Dave Sooley, Andy Congreve, Steve Tilburn, Harry Tilburn, Jody Wilson, Peter Mears, Kyle Williams, Ed Bennett, Nick Way, Megan Way
Carl Dunnatt, Richard Felton, Guy Farnbank, David Bell, Ian Doble, Dan Wheatley, Dick Lines, Dave Hunt, Robin Lines, Dave Pollard.

Many thanks to everyone who came out to compete or marshal. Sorry there were not as many competitors as we usually have but that’s something beyond our control. I think all the competitors enjoyed the event, the marshals all got to where we wanted them and we had no complaints! So despite the low numbers it was a successful rally. Thank you all very much.

Please be available for David Smalley’s rally next month.

Paul & Edward