Historic Rally Car Register - 30th Birthday

Remarkably, it's 30 years this year since the formation of the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) and it happened almost accident when a group of lucky enthusiasts who owned a selection of genuine ex-works rally cars were eulogising about what they considered as a 'golden era' of rallying; the 50's & 60's.

It's popularly considered that the advent of the HRCR in 1984 was the catalyst for kick-starting the subsequent enthusiasm and expansion of historic rallying in all its forms; road, endurance and stage, which has been responsible for introducing an entirely new group of competitors to motor sport.

To celebrate the HRCR milestone, the club will hold a 30th anniversary rally - The HRCR Classic 30; a two-day, all daylight, Clubman's status road rally organised by competitors for competitors and designed to cater for all levels of experience; novice to expert.

Starting at Corby, the scenic 250 mile route will take competitors through Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Rutland with the mantra 'competitive and sociable'. Results will be based on the class improvement system combining navigation, regularities and some special tests on smooth private land.

The rally is open to HRCR members with historic cars in categories 1-4 and there is also a special class for cars registered before 31.12.39. The entry fee seems good value at 575 per crew, which includes 2 nights' accommodation and meals. The event finishes on Sunday afternoon with a live special test held at the popular 'Sywell Classic - Pistons & Props' annual event, where results will be declared followed by a prize giving lunch.

Places are limited to 60 and likely to be keenly sought, so don't delay. Full details are available to HRCR members on:- www.hrcr.co.uk or email:- alitherally@btinternet.com

19th February, 2014