“Welcome to the 36th Devils Own Rally.
Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club was first formed in 1955 by a group of local motoring enthusiasts. The Devils Own Rally was named after Devils Bridge, a famous local landmark, and was one of the first events run by the club. The Devils Own was renowned as one of the toughest night rallies and enjoyed the status of Motoring News championship for many years. Our most famous competitor, HRH Prince Michael of Kent competed on the event in the early seventies but unfortunately rolled his Escort Mexico to retirement. Don’t worry, we are not using that section of road in 2016!
We have a small organising team made up of regular competitors from all forms of motorsport, which along with the challenging terrain of the Lake District should create a testing yet enjoyable event for all.
This year will see the event make a return to the HRCR Clubman and ANWCC Historic championships with the start and finish headquarters hosted in the excellent facilities of NWA Crooklands Auction Mart just off junction 36 of the M6. When competition gets underway you will be faced with an afternoon of tests and regularity sections across southern Cumbria. After an evening halt at the Lakes Motor Museum, Backbarrow the event will return to its roots with a night section on some of the infamous roads of the South Lakes.
The event focuses on getting back to basics with the driver driving and the navigator reading a map, there is no plot and bash.
We will be providing an afternoon coffee halt, tea halt and a full evening meal before the awards take place at the Crooklands Auction Mart, where tales of daring do can be exchanged before the silverware is presented.
All cars are due to finish by 22:00 which classifies the event under a daylight permit. This allows us to run any vehicles which can receive an MSA waver to compete, so if your car is eligible for the other HRCR events then it will be for this one!
The event is limited to 60 cars this year to make sure we give you the best event possible, so get your entries in early to avoid disappointment.
As ever we need lots of marshals to man every control and give you the best event possible, so if you have any family or friends in the area who would like to help, please get in touch with Miles Whitelock firstname.lastname@example.org or Gareth Adams email@example.com
See you in October….”