Malton Motor Club Events
THE MALTON FOREST RALLY
December 2003 was the first running of the MEM Rolltek Malton Forest Rally. We worked hard to make the event appealing to all types of competitors. The event is based at the Pickering Showground where it runs a special spectator stage. The cars then head up into the Yorkshire Forests of Cropton and Gale Rigg before returning to the showground. In 2007 the event was accepted into the ANCRO Clubmans Championship, and expanded its stages to cover the Dalby Complex as well as Cropton & Gale Rigg. By 2008 the Forestry Commission of North Yorkshire had stopped the use of Dalby for all Motor Rallies except one, so the event moved back to Cropton, Gale Rigg and Langdale forests. 2008 also saw the inclusion of the event in the Fiesta UK STi Championship, bringing entries from Ireland and Abu Dhabi!
The event is now known as The Malton Forest Rally, or MFR for those of us at MMC!
THE RYEMOOR TROPHY ROAD RALLY
The Ryemoor was started as a joint venture, and run in the Teesside area, but has evolved after a short break to a Road Rally in the Yorkshire Moors Area. The event is a typical ‘Plot & Bash’ road rally, which evolves continuously to keep up with the Road Rally trends in navigation. The name comes from a mix of ‘Ryedale’ and the ‘North Yorkshire Moors’.
In 2005 & 2006 the event was voted the best in the AMEMC Road Rally Championship, and in 2007 and 2012 best in the ANCC Road Rally Championship
THE WHITE ROSE CLASSIC RALLY
2016 is the first running of this daylight Historic Rally, sponsored by Fuchs Lubricants UK Ltd. Based for the start and finish in our home town of Malton, with the spectacular market place as the event backdrop.
For this first year we are heading up onto the Yorkshire Wolds for our morning exploration of the area and where we will also enjoy a light lunch before heading north and east towards the Yorkshire Coast before a run into the North Yorkshire Moors National Park on the way to our finish back in Malton.
THE 12 CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
The club organises a 12 car championship which runs from October to March each year and has classes for beginners, novices and experts. A typical event would start from a layby at 8pm and finish in a pub at about 10pm, normally with a supper provided. Navigation and plotting is typical road rally with an assortment of grid references, spot heights, tulips, herring bones etc. These events are ideal if you want to get involved in rallying and many club members who have gone on to greater things started with 12 car events.
Scatter Rallies are run throughout the summer months to keep the interest of the 12 Car contingent and for a bit of family fun. On a Scatter Rally you are given a number of 6 figure map references to plot, once plotted you choose which points you go to, and work out the answers to the clues once at the location. The further away the location, the higher the points scored.
THE ANNUAL FAMILY TREASURE HUNT & BBQ
Our yearly Treasure Hunt is awaited by many – it’s a great family day out and lots of fun (as long as you all play nicely!). Open to members and non members, with a lunch time start in varying locations and a BBQ finish.
The emphasis is on corny rather than cryptic!
THE STIVI STAGES
The Stivi Stages was a supposed to be a one off event in memory of long-time club member Mike Stepenson, and held on his family farm in the Yorkshire Wolds. However it was such a roaring success that another event is often talked about! Part farm track and part stubble field the event harked back to the 1970’s glory days when motorsport was accessible and fun for everyone. It was an amazing tribute and will surely be revived again in the future!