Maurice Colley RIP – Funeral Arrangements

From Robert Newlove:

I have been asked to send out the funeral arrangements for Maurice.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Thursday 26th August at 1.30pm Chanterlands Crematorium in the large chapel.

There will not be a wake afterwards due to Valerie recovering from a major operation and currently undergoing chemotherapy. She has been advised not to mix closely with people due of course to Covid.


Maurice Colley and Rod Leonard RIP

From Robert Newlove:

I have been advised of the death of two of our former members, Maurice Colley and Rod Leonard, I am sure some of our older members will remember them.

Johny Ruddock, RIP

From Robert Newlove:

Just thought I would circulate this , I am sure some of our members new Johnny


Sent: 29 November 2020 10:06

Ladies and Gentlemen

Further to my email informing you that Johnny Ruddock, well known York Motor Club member and successful Classic Rally, Mk1 Escort driver, sadly passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home, early on the morning of Thursday 19th November.

Johnny’s funeral is to take place on Thursday the 10th December, 1pm at York Crematorium. The cortege will leave The Easingwold Market place, Chapel of rest and drive via Tholthorpe (village green) and Tollerton (village green), then turn left in Tollerton to pause at Johnny’s house, Cross lanes Cottage at the Huby / Tollerton crossroad on the A19, then turning right to York. The Crematorium will be approached presumably via the A1237 York Ring Road, London Bridge and Sim Balk Lane.

Local people are planning to line the route in Tholthorpe and Tollerton and it is suggested that Johnny’s “York Motor Club” friends could show their respect outside the Crematorium, or the route to it, a turnout of competition cars would be appreciated.

Derek Slater RIP

From Robert Newlove:

Some of you will remember Derek from the Road Rally dys




It is with extreme sadness I have to share the news that Derek Slater, RLO for West Yorkshire, Club Secretary of Wakefield and  District Motorsports Club and long time member of the ANCC Management Group, passed away on Monday. Our thoughts are with Jean and his Family.

Best regards
Chris Woodcock
Association of Northern Car Clubs Ltd

Mark Lowe

From John Newlove:

Please see email from Paul Swainson regarding Mark Lowe who unfortunately passed away recently, Mark helped out on North Humberside events particularly on our Worcop event.



Hope you fit and well. Asking for a favour, as you are probably aware Mark Lowe recently passed away due to Covid complications. Mark was an X-ray porter at the local James Cook hospital as well as a big fan of rallying and speedway.

With the permission of Mark’s partner Amanda, Roy Barwick, Mick Welford and myself have produced a marshals sticker in memory of Mark.

They are approx 5 inch by 3 inch vinyl stickers. If people would like one or more we are suggesting a donation of £4 Inc P &P per sticker.

Proceeds will go to Amanda and the two boys.

I would be grateful if you could forward this email to marshals on your lists.

If people want one they can contact me by email.

Stay safe and hopefully we can be out marshaling again asap.

Regards Paul Swainson


Sue Rylatt RIP

From Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (3rd May 2020):

It is with a very heavy heart that we have to inform you that Sue died peacefully during the night.
Sue’s funeral is to be held at Huddersfield Crematorium but limited to 10 people due to current COVID-19 restrictions. Her wish is that her ashes be scattered in Dalby Forest and we will inform you of the arrangements at a later date.
We are sure you will all join the event in sending our condolences to Chris at this time.

Richard Harrison RIP

From Robert Newlove:

For you older members, you may remember Richard Harrison from Irton near Scarborough, he was involved in lots of events in the forests, sadly he has passed away in York Hospital. I am sure some of you will remember him.

Tony Raylor RIP

From Rober Newlove:

Those of you of a certain age may remember Tony


From: []
Sent: 05 February 2020 19:05
Subject: Fw: York Motor Club – Tony Raylor

Ladies and Gentlemen

It is with great regret that I have to inform you of the death of Tony Raylor, after a sudden short illness Tony succumed to heart failure while spending the winter, with his wife Carole, in South Africa.

Tony who entered many international rallies in the 60’s was Chairman of York Motor Club organising many of York’s National Rallies in the 70’s, he will be sadly missed on the Yorkshire / Jaguar classic car scene.

Malc Skilbeck

John Newlove adds:

I’m sure quite a few of the older generation will remember Tony. He was a regular at the Sutton Classic Car show.

In the days of our Rallies starting at garages in Hull Tony’s company Raylor Scaffolding used to provide a start ramp made of scaffolding.