This year the event will run on the 9th / 10th September
Ilkley and District Motor Club, Colman Tyres Rally 2017.
Thirsk Auction Mart, 9th 10th September 2017.
Plans are well advanced for this year's Colman Tyres which is starts this year from the more northerly location of Thirsk Auction Mart. Once again we will be running a night navigational rally using some of the best roads in the Yorkshire Dales. The event will count towards the SD34, ANCC, ANWCC, KLMC and HRCR Premier Championships.
As part of the event we will be paying two carefully selected visits to the Military Ranges at Catterick Camp along the 150 mile route. Around 30 miles of this will be on 'White' roads. Most, but by no means all, of these will be on the ranges. The way the sections on the ranges will be run has been adapted following feedback last year to help the less experienced crews enjoy them more whilst also providing a unique challenge to the seasoned competitor.
The navigation will follow a similar pattern set by the last two Colman’s with most of the route being plotted before the start of sections and an occasional bit of plot and bash thrown in.
We have some changes to the team, Andy Pullan will concentrate his efforts on the sections in Catterick camp and Niall Frost will join us as assistant CofC. As a team we are all active competitors and understand what you want as competitors – no nonsense competition.
This year's event will once again run on a Navigational Permit, most modern and Historic Road Rally Cars will be eligible but restrictions will apply to forced induction 4 wheel drive vehicles. NB R18.2 does not apply to Navigational Rallies and no Waivers are required.
The regulations will be out within the next few weeks and the online entry system will be live as soon as we have everything bolted down. We look forward to welcoming you in Thirsk.
Clerk of Course
Colman Tyres Rally 2017