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Classic Car Rally 2021

Our 43rd Annual Classic Car Rally, run by KLDMC in aid of NARS, ran on Sunday 4th July 2021, with over 80 entrants of classics spanning 75 years of motoring from 1930 to 2005….

Car 1 takes to the road: Club President Colin Shinkins flags away Terry Cook’s 1930 Austin, driven by Terry’s daughter Lisa Elliott, from the start at Downham Home & Garden.

 

Car of the Day winner

Car of the Day, voted for by all entrants, was won by Harvey Death’s 1934 Bentley Blower

 

ACA trophy winner

Winners of the ACA trophy for Car with Popular Appeal (selected by NARS’ representative) was a 1965 Mini Traveller entered by Peter & Spencer Horsburgh, seen here at the Lynford Hall control point

 

Award winners are listed in full below.

Thanks to everyone who supported the day. The weather did its best to spoil things but well done to everyone for sticking with it and the sun came out again, eventually!

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

The event was again run in aid of the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS). The amount raised will be announced on these pages in due course.

This year the Covid-secure event started from Downham Home & Garden on the edge of Downham Market.

start venue aerial
Classic cars gather at the event start at Downham Home & Garden

 

picnicking at Lynford
Forestry England Bull Ride picnic area at Lynford                                            

 

Lunch was at Lynford Hall Hotel and we secured permission from Forestry England to use the adjacent ‘Bull Ride’ areas for picnics. Our finish was at Ickworth House in Suffolk.

Thanks to all our entrants, venues, marshals and sponsors for your support.

We hope to see you all again in 2022. 

ENTRIES:

Vintage & PVT (pre-1950)
1930 Austin – T Cook
1934 Bentley   –   H Death WINNER CAR OF THE DAY
Car of the Day
1936 Ford – N Smith
1936 Fraser Nash  –   B Riches WINNER VINTAGE & PVT CLASS
1947 Riley – T Cook
Historic Classic (1950-1971)
1953 Riley   –   A Gidley
1953 Austin   –   N Williams
1955 Austin Healey – T Sprosson
1958 MG – D Stammers
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 WINNER BEST DRESSED CREW

1964 Sunbeam – G Glover
1965 Jaguar   –   P Connor WINNER HISTORIC CLASSIC CLASS
1966 Jaguar – P Clarke
1967 Morris – A Burbridge
1967 Austin Mini – H Hardiment
1968 Triumph   –   D Bowman
1968 Triumph   –   J Corn
1968 Lotus – G Hodgkinson
1968 Triumph   –   D Dawson
1968 Triumph – J Oram
1968 Jaguar   –   A Stephenson
1968 Triumph – D Solomon
1969 MG   –   J Hesketh
1969 Mini   –   D Taylor
1969 Morris – T Peacock
1970 Mini   –   P Horsburgh WINNER ACA/NARS AWARD FOR
CAR WITH POPULAR APPEAL
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 WINNER POST-HISTORIC CLASSIC CLASS
1972 Lotus – T Wales
1972 MG – R Ford
1973 Triumph   –   M Baker
1973 Volkswagen – N Parsons
1973 MG   –   C Shallice
1974 MG   –   H Haylock
1974 Triumph – C Anderson
1974 MG – B Gilham
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 WINNER MODERN CLASSIC CLASS
1990 Jaguar   –   H Churchill
1990 Lancia   –   J Read
1991 Porsche   –   C Sutton
1991 Mazda   –   B Wright
1993 Vauxhall   –   A Beesley
1993 Jaguar   –   D Sutton
1995 Porsche – S Cook
1999/64 AC – G Divey
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 MG – R Gormley
2002 Mercedes – R Thompson
2003 Mini – A Collier
2003 Mercedes – H Bradley
2003 Mercedes   –   M Vawser
2005 Smart   –   C Griggs
Other
2008 Aston Martin* –   J Skuse
2015 Mercedes GT* – Adam Cunnington
updated 5 July 2021 Photos by Nick Way, Paul Smalley, Adrian Cunnington & Ed Haylock

July Gymkhana

When: Wednesday 7th July.
Where: Chapel Barn, Eastmoor, PE33 9QA, Ref 143 / 727023
Organiser: Ed Haylock.
Entry fee: £5 per person.
Start: 7.30pm.
Downloads: Regs (pdf) Entry Form (word) Entry Form (pdf)
More information: See the club Facebook page here.

Results:

OverallDriverPoints
1stJohn Peterson634
2ndMatthew Mantle714
3rdRobin Lines763
4thStuart Delf771
5thDick Lines812
6thColin Mantle839
7thDiane Mantle844
8thRosie Hannon856
9thDaisy Hannon866

Thank you to Ed & Paul Haylock for organising, Steve Tilburn for the venue and to Dave Sooley, Andy Congreve, Mark Grady and Steve Tilburn for marshalling and timekeeping.

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.

Results:

OverallDriverPoints
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.

DateEventStatus
02-Jun-21GymkhanaDate confirmed
13-Jun-21Treasure Hunt & BBQDate confirmed
04-Jul-21Classic Car RunDate confirmed
07-Jul-21GymkhanaDate confirmed
11-Aug-21GymkhanaDate confirmed - details to follow
01-Sep-21Gymkhana
15-Sep-21ClubnightDate confirmed - details to follow
06-Oct-21Clubnight
03-Nov-21Clubnight
01-Dec-21Clubnight

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

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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

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