Valerie Domleo 1932 - 2020

The international Rally Drivers Club is sad to report the death on the 24th December of prolific ladies international rally co-driver Valerie Domleo.

Born 11th April 1932 in Hendon Middlesex, Valerie became one of the top-flite rally co-drivers of that golden post-war era of rallying. During the 1960s, she competed in European Rally Championship events in a wide range of 'works' cars co-driving for numerous prominent female drivers of that period, including Rosemary Smith, Pat Moss, Pauline Mayman and Anne Hall, with whom she won the Ladies Award in the 1960 RAC Rally and the 1961 Monte Carlo Rally.

In 1966, Valerie married rally driver Donald Morley - who with brother Erle formed a successful BMC 'gentleman' works crew in the iconic Austin Healey 3000 - in Warwick and in July 1961, Motor Sport described Valerie as: "one of Britain's best navigators".

A physicist by profession, after retiring from rallying, Valerie and her family concentrated on the Morley family farm in Stowmarket in Suffolk. Donald predeceased her in 2006 and the IRDC extends its condolences to their two sons, Andrew, and Roger and her family and many friends.

5th January, 2021