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43rd Annual Classic Car Rally

Date confirmed for Sunday 4th July 2021.

After a year of inaction due to Covid, King’s Lynn & District Motor Club is offering you an early opportunity to get behind the wheel again as we invite you to enter our 43rd Annual Classic Car Rally. The event will again be run in aid of the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service.

Following some unprecedented times, KLDMC hopes we can again draw on the support received over many years from classic car owners across Norfolk and neighbouring counties. Our successful three venue format is retained for this event with an emphasis on driving our cars, enjoying the places we visit and sharing the day with other enthusiasts, all in a Covid-secure way with the help of our hosting venues.

This year we are starting the event from Downham Home & Garden on the edge of Downham Market. We will be heading south east from there on an extensive drive in the Thetford locality before we stop for lunch at Lynford Hall Hotel. We have secured permission from Forestry England to use the adjacent ‘Bull Ride’ area for picnics. Our finish was last visited in 1999 by our rally: Ickworth House in Suffolk is a neoclassical building set in parkland. It is the former residence of the Marquess of Bristol before being sold to the National Trust in 1998. Here you will be able to visit the West Wing, its tea room and gift shop. We are hopeful there will also be access to the Rotunda.

Download Event Information, Regulations & Entry Form.

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-21Gymkhana
13-Jun-21Treasure Hunt & BBQDate confirmed
04-Jul-21Classic Car RunDate confirmed
07-Jul-21Gymkhana
04-Aug-21Gymkhana
01-Sep-21Gymkhana
15-Sep-21Clubnight
05-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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