News Board

Date Posted Author Subject
09/01/2018J MallinsonAmendment to Notice of AGMIn the notice of AGM circulated in the January 2018 newsletter there was no nomination for a Company Director in place of David Sowman who is retiring at the forthcoming AGM. A nomination has now been received. Nick Pullan is nominated as a Director of the Club in place of David Sowman who retires at the AGM.
11/09/2017Joe MallinsonNavigational TrainingIlkley and District Motor Club are holding a navigation training evening. Get involved, learn new skills take part in our seasonal Skipton Trophy events!
01/07/2017Joe MallinsonEmmott Arms for CommitteePlease be aware that our next committee meeting on the 5th July 2017 will be at the Emmott Arms in Rawdon. LS19 6PP.

We are looking for marshals to assist running Ilkley & District Motor Club's first ever Targa Rally! The event takes place on the 4th June 2017.

We have 6 venues, start and halfway halt to cover. Come along and enjoy a great day out watching the competitors battle against each other!

The start is at Best Western, Burn Hall Hotel, Huby. If you decide to return to the finish then we will provide you with a carvery dinner!

Contact the organising team:

Francesca Baglow (Chief Marshal): 07841 093653
Joe Mallinson (Clerk of Course): 07468 497306
11/01/2017Joseph Thomas MallinsonAGM Notice
Amendment to Notice of AGM:

In the notice of AGM circulated in the January 2017 newsletter there was no nomination for a Company Director in place of Emily Tindall. A nomination has now been received. Ian Mitchell is nominated as a Director of the Club in place of Emily Tindall who retires at the AGM
27/11/2016Joe MallinsonNew Website ReleasedI am very pleased to announce that the new Ilkley & District Motor Club Website went live at 20:00 on 27th November 2016.

The new website brings modern website coding to allow users to visit on any device and it will automatically change to fit the screen. This does not just shrink the website is actually formats it into a mobile version.

When you have a look around the website you will see some new features which have been suggested by our members. These include:

Automatic PayPal Redirects after payment
Previous Championship Winners on each results page
User friendly navigation bar that allows easy use on mobile devices
Past award and championship winners
and Much More!

I hope you like the new site and will continue to provide suggestions so it can be improved to your needs in the future.

Joe Mallinson, Webmaster.
07/01/2016Joseph Thomas MallinsonRenew or join online!Ilkley & District Motor Club can now renew or take membership applications online!

Please click here
07/06/2015Joseph Thomas MallinsonPassing of Don HutchinsonThe passing of Don Hutchinson two weeks ago at the age of eighty six reduced the legendary Ilkley Motor Club 'Summer Wine' Ilkley Grand National organising team of the last millennium down to three.

Don Hutchinson arrived on a motorcycle with his late wife to spectate at a New Year Trial at the Sun Inn at Norwood and ended up observing for top official Geoff Fletcher.

The Hutchinsons got the trials bug there and then. The former Fleet Air Arm Petty Officer and latterly an engineer at Vickers Armament became part and parcel of the Ilkley Grand National and acted as permit seeker and secretary of the trial for thirty years.

Apart from his talents as an organiser Don distilled firewater of lethal strengths. The writer of this obituary was official back marker for the I.G.N. and after imbibing Don's samples was known to overtake competitors at great speed. Indeed one official protest was received from a competitor.

Unfortunately this sad news has surfaced after the funeral service.

R.I.P Don Hutchinson.

02/06/2015Joseph Thomas MallinsonYorkshire Post Car TrialUnfortunately the Yorkshire Post Car Trial (14th June 2015) has been postponed.
29/04/2015Joseph Thomas MallinsonFlying Scotsman Marshalling - Thanks

Flying Scotsman Rally 2015 - Marshalling Thank You

I would like to thank you for marshalling on this year’s Flying Scotsman Rally. We had around 300 individual marshals who covered the 118 controls we had to man on the 615 mile route from Oulton Hall, Leeds to Gleneagles, via Newcastle and Edinburgh. Every marshalling point was covered and we did not lose one control – an excellent result.

Although the starting venue has not been confirmed it does appear as it may be starting in the North again, so hopefully I will meet many of you on next year’s event.

If you have a colleague that assisted you on the day, can you forward this email onto them.

Attached is a summary of the results and you can view a comprehensive results book from 2015 Flying Scotsman Results Book

Below are links to various photographer’s website’s:

Gerard Brown Flying Scotsman

Tony Large Flying Scotsman

Test 2.4 Whiteburn

Scone Palace

You can read the daily reports at Flying Scotsman Reports

Thanking you once again.


Bob Hargreaves
01229 587777
07742 313602