New Year Autotest – 5 January 2020

From Robert Newlove:

Regulations  for the it@Spectrum New Year Autotest are available. Thanks to Ken for sponsoring the event.

Two Things to Note

Motorsport UK have put an additional £5.0 onto the per capita fee, so now we pay £11.50 to the Motorsport UK for each entry. As a result we have increased the entry fee to £15 from £12, the club will subsidise the rest.


Anyone entering an Autotest will need a competition Licence, the minimum is the Clubman RS licence which is free. You can apply on line for this, or by post, I will have some forms available on the day. If you hold another licence already such as a rally Licence, you will have to renew it before the 5th January.

I will also need some marshals, so let me know if you can help.

Alan Healy Memorial Rally – 2 February 2020

From our Chief Marshal:

I  have been asked if we can help marshal on the Border Motor Club event at Cadwell on the 2nd February. This is quite a lot earlier in the year than on previous events. Border are great supporters of our Cadwell event so would like to help.

This means February is a busy month as we are running Cropton on the Riponian on the 9th.

If you can help please let me know.



Riponian Rally – 9 February 2020 – Cropton stage

From John Newlove:

We have been asked to run a 9 mile stage in Cropton twice on the 2020 Riponian on the 9th February.

Please let me know if you can help.

And more (an email from John to those who marshalled on the Cropton stage on the Riponian in 2019)

I am sending this email to everyone who helped marshal the Cropton Stage on last year’s Riponian Rally who I have not been in contact with.

Apologies if you get this request more than once

Well we are doing it again in 2020 on Sunday 9th February. I know it sounds a long way off but it has a habit of creeping up on us.

The stage is running twice but in the reverse direction to last year.

No details re times etc yet

I would be very grateful for everyone’s help in 2020


NHMC Cadwell Stages and Track half-day – 16/17 November 2019

A reminder that NHMC’s Cadwell Stages Rally is on Sunday 17th November. Entries are good (we are over the maximum number).

John Newlove is recruiting marshals and also offers of help to set-up the stages would be welcome (offers to Gavin Heseltine, please).

On the Saturday (16th November) we are running a track half-day in the morning and building stages in the afternoon. Places on the track half-day are available through the event’s web-site at

Jim Clark Rally – 8/9 November 2019

From our Chief Marshal

No doubt some of you will have seen this



From: Neville Simmons
Sent: 23 September 2019 21:17
Subject: Jim Clark Rally 2019 – Marshals 2

Marshals Required – Jim Clark Rally – 8/9 November 2019

It is now less than seven weeks until the roads of Berwickshire will once again echo to the sound of rally cars at speed.

To make the event happen we need your help.

There are still a large number of marshalling opportunities across the event – the stages (two on Friday afternoon / evening and four, all run twice, on Saturday), the start / finish in the Market Square, Duns and the Service Area on the edge of the town all need to be covered.

Whether you are an in-stage spectator marshal, specialise in timing or are a Motorsport UK Licenced Radio Marshal, we need you all!  To allow the planning to move forward we need to know that sufficient marshals will be coming to the event.

If you are available to assist, and have not already done so, can you please register as soon as possible on Rally Stage Team (  This system is not widely used by events in Scotland but is being used by ‘the Clark’ to record all marshal details into the one system to assist in the planning and allocation of duties.  Details held on the system will also be used for a text messaging system we plan to trial so that marshals can be kept up to date with the status of the event.  If you are unsure of how to use RST, or would prefer not to use it, please contact Neville Simmons, our Chief Marshal – contact details below.

Every volunteer will play a very valuable role in the safe and smooth running of the event.  As well as a warm welcome, marshals will receive a gift as a thank you.

If you are not already an accredited marshal there is still time to get registered at   Non-accredited marshals are still very welcome – you will be buddied with experienced registered colleagues.

For more information contact our Chief Marshal, Neville Simmons ( / 07889141828), Garry Headridge, Communication Officer ( / 07780602480) or Colin Smith, Deputy Clerk of the Course ( / 07468 278887).  No calls after 9pm please.

We appreciate there are multiple demands on your time in November but your support in making sure this Jim Clark Rally makes a successful return to the calendar will be very much appreciated.  As John Cleland said at a recent Rally Marshal Training Day ‘Marshals, without them there would be no motorsport’


Malton Forest Rally – 3 November 2019 – Gale Rigg

From our Chief Marshal:

Please see request regarding Malton Forest Rally marshals we can sort out once Rally Yorkshire is out of the way


From: Elizabeth Klinkenberg
Sent: 12 September 2019 21:38
Subject: Malton Stages – Gale Rigg – 3rd Nov 2019


Just to confirm that I have been asked to run Gale Rigg on the Malton Stages this year.

Signing on will be about 8.45 – 9.15 a.m. ( time TBC).

The stage will be running twice:
SS2  FCD at 11.32
and SS5 FCD at 15.15.

If you are able to help, please let me know.

PS I am still in need of help on the Trackrod if you can help.

Elizabeth Klinkenberg

Marshal requests – Vale of York Stages (8 September 2019) and NHMC stage (Langdale) on Rally Yorkshire (28 September 2019)

From John Newlove:

As it’s a wet day thought I would catch up on some Motor Club items.

Is anyone available for the Vale of York stages on the 8th September  on Melbourne airfield although some of you might have contacted Lindholme direct.


I know it seems a long way off but I need to start thinking of the Langdale Stage on Rally Yorkshire

North Humberside are running Langdale once again, however this year it’s the first stage on Saturday morning 28th September That is SS2

Provisional timings show the first car at Langdale is 09:34 so provisionally latest signing on will be 07:45-ish and hopefully finished by around 11.30.

Thank you to those who have responded already.