North Humberside Forest Rally

A brief history of the rally and North Humberside MC Ltd

The rally started life as what is jokingly remembered as the 'Tour of a thousand corn fields' as it originally relied on farm tracks and fields for its stage mileage. The event has only had 4 organising teams, the present one taking it into the forests in 1987. Two years later it was invited into the BTRDA Championship, a status that it enjoyed up to 2008. The 2004 rally was awarded the Bill Turner Trophy for the Best Event in the BTRDA Championship.

During its existence it has had some notable names on the entry list including former World Sportscar Champion Derek Bell and Michael Lavell, perhaps better known as Kevin Webster from the television series Coronation Street.

North Humberside Motor Club currently has a membership of around 200. The club promotes numerous motor sports events as well as social gatherings throughout the year.

The club has some fairly ambitious members 2 of whom competed in the 1993 rerun of the London to Sidney Marathon. A club member also won the 1986 Himalayan Rally.

Previous Winners

Year Driver Co-driver Car Winning margin
2010 Rally cancelled - insufficient stage mileage available
2009 Rally cancelled - too few entries
2008 Steve Perez Howard Davies Ford Focus 45 sec
2007 Steve Perez Craig Thorley Ford Focus WRC 46 sec
2006 Stephen Petch Michael Wilkinson Hyundai Accent WRC 30 sec
2005 Jon Ingram Shaun O'Gorman Ford Focus RS 39 sec
2004 Barry Johnson Stewart Merry Subaru Impreza 3 sec
2003 Andy Burton Rob Morgan Peugeot Cosworth 15 sec
2002 Warren Philliskirk Eurig Evans MG Metro 6R4 20 sec
2001 Rally cancelled      
2000 Warren Philliskirk Eurig Evans MG Metro 6R4 17 sec
1999 Warren Philliskirk Eurig Evans MG Metro 6R4 8 sec
1998 Jimmy Paterson Steve Harris Subaru Impreza 2 sec
1997 Warren Philliskirk Eurig Evans MG Metro 6R4 32 sec
1996 Matthew Clark Robert Dyson Ford Escort Cosworth 34 sec
1995 Brian Lyall Neil Ewing Ford Escort Cosworth 44 sec
1994 Adrian Struthers Graham Law Ford Escort RS  
1993 Steve Petch Peter Croft Ford Escort Cosworth  
1992 Neil Hiorns Paul Hirst Ford Sierra  
1991 Steve Bannister Julie Stephenson Ford Escort  
1990 Nick Elliot Dave Price Ford Escort  
1989 Steve Bannister Dave Oldfield Ford Escort  
1988 Steve Bannister Dave Oldfield Ford Escort  
1987 Steve Bannister Dave Oldfield Ford Escort  

Outline of previous events

Date HQ Start Stages Entry Fee Management Pack Fee Number of starters
31 January 2010     Rally cancelled - Insufficient stage mileage avaialable £400/425 £25  
28 February 2009     Rally cancelled - Too few entries £425/475 £25  
29 March 2008 Spa Pavilion Complex, Whitby West Cliff, Whitby Langdale, Blakey, Cropton, Langdale, Blakey, Cropton £415/465 £20 107
31 March 2007 Spa Pavilion Complex, Whitby West Cliff, Whitby Langdale, Dalby, Cropton, Langdale £395/445 £20 118
25 March 2006 Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Willerby Ramada Jarvis Hotel Gale Rigg, Cropton, Langdale, Dalby, Gale Rigg, Cropton £385/435 £20 118
2 April 2005 Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Willerby Ramada Jarvis Hotel Gale Rigg, Cropton, Langdale, Dalby, Gale Rigg, Cropton £360/410 £20 128
27 March 2004 Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Willerby Ramada Jarvis Hotel Olivers Mount, Langdale, Staindale, Dalby, Gale Rigg, Cropton £315/365 £20 168
29 March 2003 Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Willerby Ramada Jarvis Hotel Olivers Mount, Langdale, Staindale, Dalby, Gale Rigg, Cropton £295/345 £20 179
6 April 2002 Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Willerby Ramada Jarvis Hotel Olivers Mount, Harwood Dale, Langdale, Staindale, Dalby, Gale Rigg, Cropton £285/335 £25 142
31 March 2001
14 July 2001
    Rally cancelled - foot and mouth disease £270/320 £25  
25 March 2000 Jarvis International Hotel, Willerby Jarvis International Hotel Olivers Mount, Langdale, Staindale, Dalby, Gale Rigg, Cropton £270/320 £25 147
27 March 1999 Quality Hotel Royal, Hull West Park, Hull Cropton, Gale Rigg, Dalby, Langdale, Staindale £255/305 £25 123
28 March 1998 Quality Hotel Royal, Hull West Park, Hull Olivers Mount, Langdale, Staindale, Dalby, Gale Rigg, Cropton £245/295 £25 144
5 April 1997 Royal Hotel, Hull Royal Hotel, Hull Olivers Mount, Harwood Dale 1, Harwood dale 2, Langdale, Staindale, Dalby West, Dalby East £245 £20 124
30 March 1996 Royal Hotel, Hull City Hall, Hull Langdale, Staindale, Dalby, Gale Rigg, Pickering, Cropton £235 £20 121
1 April 1995 Royal Hotel, Hull Royal Hotel, Hull Harwood Dale, Langdale, Staindale, Gale Rigg, Cropton £225 £20 148
29 October 1994 Blue Dolphin, Filey Blue Dolphin, Filey Dalby 1, Dalby 2, Gale Rigg, Cropton, Staindale, Langdale £220 £20  
23 October 1993 Blue Dolphin, Filey Blue Dolphin, Filey Harwood Dale, Langdale, Staindale, Gale Rigg, Cropton, Dalby 1, Dalby 2 £205 £15  
17 October 1992 Coachman Inn, Snainton Coachman Inn, Snainton Gale Rigg, Cropton, Staindale, Bickley, Dalby £185    
19 October 1991 Downe Arms, Wykeham Seamer Cattle Market Dalby 1, Staindale 1, Bickley, Dalby 2, Staindale 2 £199    
20 October 1990 Downe Arms, Wykeham Weaponess Car Park, Scarborough Troutsdale 1, Wykeham 1, Harwood Dale 1, Harwood Dale 2, Newton House, Langdale, Dalby 1, Dalby 2, Staindale, Warren, Wykeham 2      
14 October 1989 Down Arms, Wykeham Weaponess Car Park, Scarborough Harwood Dale 1, Harwood Dale 2, Newton House, Langdale, Dalby 1, Dalby 2, Staindale, Troutsdale, Wykeham 1, Wykeham 2 £130    
October 1988 Down Arms, Wykeham          
October 1987 Down Arms, Wykeham          

Last Modified: 31 December 2009


Page Author: David James, david@tcs01.demon.co.uk