“Welcome to the 2013 North Yorkshire Classic Rally and Run. This is the fourth running of this event by a team of experienced competitors from York Motor Club. We have an excellent new start/finish venue this year at The Mercure Fairfield Manor Hotel, just North of York (105/570557) with easy access from the A1237. It is a beautiful hotel in lovely grounds with great rooms, a real bar and lots of space to sit, chat and plot the evening before the event. 4 star accommodation at a reduced rate and evening meals are available at the venue. Scrutineering will be at John Ruddock’s garage in Tholthorpe (100/479671) and the measured mile will be between scrutineering and signing on, for convenience.
This year we are heading up into the North Yorkshire Moors to show you some of our hills and moors and also visiting Duncombe Park for lunch and some great tests on the rally stages in the grounds of the house. The event will include twelve varied driving tests on sealed and broken tarmac. Tholthorpe airfield will again feature, but this year we plan some fast and open tests and we also have additional new venues. These will be linked by five regularity sections, all timed to the second with very little transit. None of the roads or tests have too rough surfaces. Navigation clues will be varied, but not impossible brain-teasers and there will be plot-and-bash sections. The entry fee for this year is £110 and this includes morning coffee, lunch and evening meal for both crew members.
We are the 2nd round of the Autosessive HRCR Clubmans Rally Championship.
For those competitors who do not want the added expense of competition licences or the complexity of navigation, the North Yorkshire Classic Run is a Clubman’s status event, using a similar route and all the driving tests of the Rally. Navigation will be by a simple road book, making this an ideal event for beginners who are considering progressing to National ‘B’ events. The entry fee for the Run is also £110, which includes morning coffee, lunch and evening meal for driver and navigator.”