Alan Healy Memorial and Cirrus Research Stages Rallies – Cadwell Park – 3 & 4 April 2021

From John Newlove:

Just noticed this on Border Motor Clubs web site

Border Motor Club are pleased to announce that, having had to postpone our event due to the latest national lockdown, we have joined forces with BLMCC to present a double header rally at Cadwell Park

The Alan Healy Memorial Rally will now take place on Saturday, April 3rd and will be followed by the Cirrus Research Stages (Originally scheduled for November 2020) on Sunday, April 4th.

Both of these events are subject to Motorsport UK approval and will be run with strict compliance to the COVID-19 guidelines available at the time.

All being well, we look forward to seeing you there in April!



Lombard rally events – Harrogate (9-11 April 2021), Newcastle (July 2021)

For your information …

Below a letter from the Chairman of ANECCC regarding the “Lombard Rally Festival Newcastle” scheduled for July 2021 and an email from the Chairman of ANCC regarding another event planned for Harrogate in April 2021.

Please note the warnings that these events are not running under a Motorsport UK permit and Motorsport UK insurance and legal support would not be available if anything should go wrong on either event.

David James

Lombard Rally Festival Newcastle 1


From: Chris Woodcock <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 at 19:03
Subject: Non Motorsport UK Event – Harogate April 2021

It has come to our attention that a non Motorsport UK group are intending to organise  a rally style event based in Harrogate on 9th to 11th April 2021.

Please advise your members that this event is not permitted and to that end will not benefit from the insurance and safety privileges a permitted event would. if anyone competes, spectates or marshals on this event they do so completely at their own risk.

Best regards

Chris Woodcock
Association of Northern Car Clubs Ltd

NHMC Warcop Stages 2021 – 4 April 2021 – cancelled

North Humberside Motor Club Ltd regret to announce that for the second year running we have to cancel the NHMC Warcop Stages. The 2021 event was scheduled to run on Easter Sunday, 4th April 2021.

Press comments (and some government statements) appear to suggest that vaccination of the top 4 priority groups will be completed some time in February and that 3 weeks after that there may be some relaxation of the current restrictions (the legislation for the current lockdown in England has an ending date of 31st March 2021). That suggests that the earliest that restrictions may be relaxed will be mid-March. Previous restrictions have generally been extended which does not give us any confidence of the quoted dates being achieved.

The organising team have not been on the Warcop Military Training Area since the event at Easter 2019 – we need to see the ranges to check out our proposed stage routes. We cannot do that whilst the current restrictions are in place. Then after we have designed stages, the subjective route notes provider would need access to the Warcop Military Training Area to prepare subjective route notes and the Safety DVD.

The time-scales just do not work.

The combination of an available date for the ranges and access to our rally HQ means that it is not possible to re-schedule the event to later in 2021.

We remain hopeful that restrictions may be relaxed sufficiently to allow NHMC’s running of the John Overend Memorial Stages Rally on 30th May 2021 and the NHMC Cadwell Stages on 21st November 2021.

David James
Clerk of the Course, NHMC Warcop Stages

Hero events – January Lockdown Table Top

From Alan Carvell via John Newlove:

Alan Carvell sent me this which might be of interest to some, its £18 to enter but is for charity


———- Forwarded message ———
From: HERO ERA Club <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2021 at 17:19
Subject: New Table Top released

It’s back, but so is the hugely popular HERO-ERA Virtual Table Top Rally Championship!

National Lockdown three restrictions trigger requests from competitors for a third VTTRC

Three weeks of challenges to start 11th January, entries are OPEN NOW

HERO-ERA have just made a five thousand pound donation to charity partners Hospitality Action raised from previous VTTR’s, So far through HERO2HELP, £25,100 has been raised for the NHS, StarterMotor and Hospitality Action.


Read the full Press Release

MSN Rally Championship

MSN Rally Championship posting on Facebook

In light of the announcement made by the UK Government yesterday and discussion with Motorsport Vision and the relevant organising clubs, we have taken the unfortunate decision to call a temporary halt to 2020-21 calendar. That means that in addition to Round 2 being postponed, Round 3 at Cadwell Park and Round 4 at Oulton Park have also unfortunately been postponed.

We are currently working with Motorsport UK, Motorsport Vision and all organising clubs to explore all avenues to ensure the Championship resumes. We are working through a revised calendar of events to ensure all 8 rounds of the Championship can take place which will announce in due course.

Motorsport UK annual training

From John Newlove:

Thought this might be of interest. We usually do our training through ANCC but not heard anything from them, as the club is a member of EMAMC it is open to our members


——– Forwarded Message ——–

Subject: Motorsport UK Annual training.
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2021 15:29:11 -0000
From: Karen Spencer

Firstly, a very Happy New Year we hope to see Motorsport filling our calendars very soon.

As has become usual we will be holding Motorsport training 30th & 31st January, unfortunately it will be by Zoom this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, however our trainers have been working hard to make sure the training programs we have are interesting and informative, its free to log on and join in.

This year we are delivering four courses to give you the best opportunity to learn within your own home, with breaks factored in for convenience and of course we will be able to answer any questions on the day as usual.

We are offering the following courses.

  1. New to Motorsport Marshalling course this is a full day (09:30 > 15:30) and is for marshals moving from accredited status to marshal, it covers all the basics needed to marshal and gives a fantastic grounding to anyone new to marshalling.
  2. Timing for marshals, this course covers the new timing process with beams and lights, how competitors deal with time cards and how the time control marshals now operate, this is a full day (09:30 > 15:30).
  3. Deputy stage commander / Stage safety officer, this is the steppingstone course for senior stage marshals wanting to increase their knowledge to assist stage commanders and take on senior stage roles.  The course includes, stage checking, incident report writing and many useful insights into these two very senior roles. Ideal for anyone who is aiming to reach stage commander grade, this is a full day (09:30 > 15:30).
  4. Competitor first on scene, very useful skills to take away, we will run this course 3 times during the day, please chose a time suitable for you, taking around an hour and 15 minutes. Due to Covid-19 there will be less marshals in stage and you as a competitor may be first on scene, do you know what to do? We will give you safe basic information to assist you and your fellow competitors, also we will include an overview of the new timing process as not everyone has been involved in timecard completion and time control processes yet.

Use this link to register for Saturday training :

Use this link to register for Sunday training :

The training programs will be repeated over two days giving you the opportunity to choose a day/time to suit you, new to radio has not been included as there are no new radio registered in 2020 and we aim for more practical training mid-year.

To assist training, we are planning mid-year practical training when hopefully we are again meet up and motorsport has resumed and put our skills into practice.

Kind regards

Karen Spencer
EMAMC  Marshal training officer & Press Officer
Tel 07714 122194

Katy Mashiter
ANWCC Marshal training officer
Tel 07736 346836

David James
EMAMC Secretary

Alan Healy Memorial Rally – 31 Jan 2021

From John Newlove:

Please see email from Border Motor Club regarding the Alan Healey at Cadwell Park.

God knows what state we will be in by the end of January.

Guess its up to individuals to decide if they should be travelling long distances or even attending events at all.

If you wish to help please contact Mark via the link shown in the email.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year



From: Mark Johnson <>
Sent: 20 December 2020 20:00
Subject: AHMR

Hi .

Border Motor Club are running the TJS Alan Healy Memorial Rally at Cadwell park on the 31st Jan.

If you are interested in Marshalling on the day please register at

We have a fantastic entry, and your help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Mark Johnson Chief Marshal 07818576918

Riponian Rally 2021 – cancelled

From John Newlove:

Apparently the message below has appeared on Facebook. For some reason they don’t seem to want to tell me directly that the 2021 event has been cancelled.

The Riponian Organising Team, faced with no further clarification about access to the Yorkshire forests in February, coupled with uncertainty of what the future holds for COVID-19 restrictions after the Christmas ‘freedom of movement’ have decided that the only sensible thing to do would be cancel the event in February.

Additionally with there being no prospect of access to the forests between March and the end of July, which would then take us into clashes with events planning to use the same forests, unfortunately the only option was to have no Riponian in 2021. We plan to not waste the work the team has put in so far and aim to go again in February 2021.

Bridlington Weekend of Motoring 2021 – Change of date

We have recently become aware that the planned Car Craze Driffield 2021 is on the same weekend as the Bridlington Weekend of Motoring, and to avoid both events being on the same weekend, we have decided to change the date of the Bridlington Weekend of Motoring to one week later than originally planned.

The Bridlington Weekend of Motoring 2021 will now be on 18th and 19th September 2021.

Car Craze Driffield – 11/12 September 2021

An email that NHMC’s Secretary has recently received:

We just wanted to personally reach out to you and let you know about our car craze event and would like to offer you the opportunity to show off some of your cars or advertise your business.

There are many parts to the event that we know you will want to be involved in, like our club stand show and shine competition that is for all car types, retro, modified, modern, classic if your car looks amazing we want to see it! The competitions include best interior / exterior, paint work, best sound systems, engines and more. There’s something for everyone from Trade Village, Caterers, Fun Fair Rides, Live Music, Bars, Camping and much much more. Featuring Guinness World Record Holder The Fastest Shed and the original General Lee.

If this sparks an interest to you the event dates are the 11th and 12th September 2021, for more details please visit or feel free to reach out to us at any time via email.