St Wilfrids Rally

ST WILFRIDS CLASSIC RALLY

2014 EVENT

3rd AUGUST 2014

Welcome to the second running of the St Wilfrids Classic Rally, which is again a round of the Autosessive HRCR Clubmans Championship 2014, this year the event is also included in the NESCRO calendar.


The event will start from the Thirsk Auction Mart and feature a number of special tests on a variety of surfaces, linked with regularity and transport sections with a lunch halt in Masham and finishing at the Angel Inn, Topcliffe

The entire route will be on OS Landranger map 99
Regulations should be available by late May/early June.

Updates and copies of the regulations plus the online entry will appear on this page.


To run the event successfully we need a large number of marshals so if you are free on the day but can’t compete why not come along and marshal , All offers to help should be sent to the Chief Marshal, via the club email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       


2013 EVENT


Event Winners Matt Warren / Cath Woodman


Matt Warren partnered by Cath Woodman emerged victorious on the 2013 St Wilfrid’s Classic Rally, after scoring consistently throughout the day to lead home the similar Ford Escort Mexico of Martin Neal and Andy Gibson, closely followed by the Austin Mini 1275GT of James Griffiths and James Howell.
Starting from Thirsk Auction Mart at 08:30 Crews immediately tackled two tests at the Auction Mart where the dubious honour of first retirement fell to the Alfa Guilia Sprint of Andrew Buzzard/Rob Lyne who arrived at the end of the second test without any brakes. Following the third test on the old airfield at Dalton crews then tackled the first of two regularities, where a number of crews, including one of the pre event favourites John Ruddock/Andy Pullan, were caught out on a not as map junction losing time that they were unable to recoup during the day. A series of tests at the Yorkshire Dales Autograss Club and a further Regularity took competitors to the Lunch halt where results showed the Warren/Woodman pairing establishing an early lead. Having professed before starting the day just going to ‘trundle around’ Suzanne and Tyler Barker in a Hillman Avenger were surprised and delighted to find themselves in 9th place at lunch.
Whilst the bulk of the morning action took place on the western fringes of the Hambleton Hills and the Vale of York the afternoon route was in the eastern foothills of the Pennines with two long regularities preceding five tests at the Melmerby Industrial Estate. Accuracy in plotting the route on the two regularities was at a premium and this caught out a number of crews who missed visiting two route checks dropping them down the order.
A final regularity back in the Vale of York took competitors back to a final test at the Auction Mart where competition finished before a relaxed drive to the Angel Inn in Topcliffe where results were declared.

Final results:

A big THANK YOU from both the organising team and all the competitors to all the Marshals  who played a vital part in ensuring the event ran smoothly, your support was an essential contribution to the success of the event. All the competitors spoken to praised the standard of marshalling you provided. I trust you all enjoyed your day in the beautiful autumn sunshine.

A complete set of results can be found here

A number of competitors expressed interest in seeing copies of the route of the regularity sections, we are pleased to make these available here. (Right click on the link and choose 'save link as' to save a copy to your computer)

Finally attached here is a copy of the event feedback form, so that those of you who weren’t able to return them at the end of the event can do so now and email them back to the entries secretary on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Photographs  of the event taken by Matthew Rudd can be found here