Hillrally History

1971.
1-2 May. The Senior Service Hillrally was the first Hillrally, its HQ was in Llangollen, North Wales and it was organised by Peak & Dukeries Land Rover Club and the Rover Owners Association.
25-26 September. The Senior Service International Hillrally at Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales was organised by the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association Ltd.

1973.
21-22 October. The Welsh Hillrally at Llandrindod Wells organised by the Cross Country Vehicle Club.
7-8-9 May The Hillrally at Rushmoor Arena Hampshire organised by the All Wheel Drive Club
7-8 May The Hillrally on at Aldershot Hampshire.

1991.
The Hillrally Club Limited was formed in 1991 by a group of off road motorsport enthusiasts keen to give competitors the chance to sample the Hillrallies experienced by their counterparts in the seventies.

The first modern Hillrally was staged in 1992 and based at the Baskerville Hall Hotel in Clyro.
The event is commonly known as the Welsh Hillrally but after several other events started up, at least two of these also based in Wales, the event took on the title of THE HILLRALLY so as to convey it’s status as the founding event.
In 2003 the event moved from Mid Wales back to it’s 1970’s roots in the hills of North Wales.

1992.
16-17-18 October it ran the Clubmans Hillrally from Clyro with Dave Mitchell as C of C and John Horton as Rally Director.
From 44 starters 21 finished and the winner was Stephanie Simmonite

1993.
15-16-17 October it ran The Superwinch National B Hillrally and again David Mitchell was C of C.
There were 57 starters and 24 finishers and the event was won by Robin Clarkson .

1994.
21-22-23 October it ran The Superwinch Hillrally at National A at RWAS showground Builth Wells , Dave Mitchell was C of C and Denis Cardell was Rally Director.
Out of 75 starters there were 38 finishers and the winners were Stephanie & Rachael Simmonite.


From 1972 an Austin Champ on a forest track

1995.
There were two Hillrallies,
On 18-19-20 August 1995 the AWDC put on the Sames Southern Hillrally at Brighton.
On 20-21-23 October the Hillrally Club Ltd put on the Superwinch & Safety Devices Hillrally at Builth Wells.
David Mitchell was C of C
Out of 77 National A Starters & 7 Clubman Starters there were 60 finishers the National A winners were Tim Marsh & Chris Lawther & the Clubman winners Adrian Longstaff & Jeffrey Balshaw.

1996.
Saw the first Scottish Hillrally The Glenvarigill Demon Scottish Hillrally on 12-13 July organised by the RSAC Ltd at Perth the C of C was Jonathan Lord .
The AWDC put on the Southern Hillrally on 16 / 17 / 18 August on Salisbury Plain.
On 11-12-13 October The Hillrally Club Ltd put on The Hillrally supported by Goodyear at Builth Wells, the C of C was John Williams and Rally Director David Mitchell.
Out of 88 National A Competitors and 18 Clubman there were 76 finishers.
The National A event was won by Tim Marsh & Chris Cooke and the Clubman winners were Darryl J Key & Helen Medlicott.
The Safety Devices National Hillrally Championship organised by Chris & Wendy Tomley in 1996 had 39 Championship contenders.
The Winners were Stephanie & Rachael Simmonite.

1997.
10-11 July the GKN Scottish Hillrally organised by the RSAC Ltd at Perth with Jonathan Lord as C of C.
15-16-17 August was the Carriageways Southern Hillrally organised by the AWDC on Salisbury Plain the C of C was Mark Bullen and Rally Director John Hilton.
There were 76 starters and 52 finishers, the winners were Tim Marsh & Chris Cooke National A and Wayne Windebank & Zandra Windebank Clubman.
10-11-12 October The Hillrally Club Ltd put on The Safety Devices Hillrally at Builth Wells.
Out of 112 starters there were 57 finishers and the National A winners were Gordon Monaghan & Karl Gudgeon & Clubman Mark & Helen Phillips.
The Safety Devices National Hillrally Championship had 69 championship contenders and it was won by Gordon Monaghan and Jeff Balshaw.
There was a Championship Stand at the Autosport Show at the NEC in January 1998 displaying 4 of the competing vehicles.
129 attended the Championship Awards Dinner at the Arden Hotel Birmingham.


From 1972 a Steyr Haflinger

1998.
10/11 July was the GKN Scottish Hillrally organised by RSAC Ltd at Perth with Jonathan Lord as C of C
9-10-11 October was The Hillrally supported by Goodyear at Builth Wells. The C of C was Chris Tomley
out of 97 starters there were 64 finishers. The National A winners were Tim Marsh & Doug Devonald Batt and the Clubman winners Peter Roberts & Amanda Dimmock.
Out of 55 Championship contenders The 1998 Safety Devices National Hillrally Championship was won by Dave Marsh & Dave Arnold.
134 attended the Championship Awards Dinner at the Manor Hotel Meriden.

1999.
10-11 April Chandlers Tour of Lincs organised by the Lincolnshire & Louth Motor Club with Lincolnshire Landrover Club at Market Rasen Racecourse Lincs.
9-10 July was the GKN & Demon Scottish Hillrally organised by the RSAC Ltd at Perth with Jonathan Lord as C of C.
8-9-10 October was The Hillrally supported by Goodyear organised by The Hillrally Club Ltd at Builth Wells. The C of C was Chris Tomley
Out of 83 starters there were 61 finishers with the National A winners being Tim Marsh & Doug Devonald Batt and Clubman winners Scott Walker & Val Roberts.
The C E Crossley Evans Ltd National Hillrally Championship was won by Stephanie & Rachael Simmonite.
159 attended the Championship Awards Dinner at The Manor Hotel Meriden.

2000.
13-14 May Y Rali Bryn Cymru was organised by The Hillrally Club Ltd at Glynneath. C of C was Selwyn Kendrick.
The winner of YRBC was Tim Marsh and Doug Devonald-Batt
7-8 July 2000 The GKN Driveline Scottish Hillrally was organised by the RSAC Ltd at Perth and the C o C was Jonathan Lord.
The winner of Scottish Hillrally was Andy Davis and Mark Egginton
6-7-8 October was The Hillrally supported by Goodyear at Builth Wells Chris Tomley was C of C
Out of 74 starters there were 53 finishers and the winners were National A Andy Davis & Mark Egginton & Clubmans Richard Gore & Karen Whiting.
The C E Crossley Evans Ltd National Hillrally Championship National A was won by Andy Davis & Mark Egginton & National B Scott Walker & Paul Richardson.
152 attended the Championship Awards Dinner at The Manor Hotel Meriden.

2001.
All events were cancelled due to regard for the Foot & Mouth Epidemic.


  Gary Simpson.    Richard Kershaw

2002.
The Championship Dinner took place at the Arden Hotel with 67 attending.
4-5 May was Y Rali Bryn Cymru organised by Marches 4×4 Motorsport Management Ltd at Glynneath. Selwyn Kendrick was C of C with 27 starters and 18 finishers.
The National A event was won by Russel Ridley & Andrew West and the Clubman by Alex Day and Jeremy Tonks.
19-10 July The Scottish Hillrally organised by RSAC Ltd at Perth with Jonathan Lord as C of C.
The winner of Scottish Hillrally was Andy Davis and Mark Egginton
The Hillrally was held on 4-5-6 October organised by The Hillrally Club Ltd at Baskerville Hall Hotel Clyro the C of C was Chris Tomley
With 50 starters and 36 finishers the National A event was won by Andy Davis & Mark Egginton and the Clubmans by Brian Farmer and Jonny Koonja.
The Goodyear National Hillrally Championship had 33 contenders and the National A winners were Julian Mendelsohn & Paul Richardson and the Clubman winners Tom Twomey and Stephen Davis.
149 attended the Championship Awards Dinner at the Moor Hall Hotel Solihull.

2003.
3-4 May. Y Rali Bryn Cymru organised by Marches 4×4 Motorsport Management Ltd at Glynneath. C of C was Selwyn Kendrick
Out of 27 starters 21 finished and the overall winners were Tim Dilworth & Anthony Brinkman.
3-4 July The Scottish Hillrally organised by RSAC Ltd at Perth . C of C was Jonathan Lord.
The National A winners were Tim Dilworth & Anthony Brinkman.
6-7 September The Marches Hillrally was organised by Marches 4×4 Motorsport Management Ltd at Baskerville Hall Hotel Clyro. C of C was Chris Tomley
The National A winner was Hugh Haines & Clubman winner Andrew Walton.
4-5 October 2003 The Hillrally organised by The Hillrally Club Ltd at Llysfasi Ruthin, C of C was Phil Turley.
The 2003 Goodyear National Hillrally Championshp was won by Tim Dilworth & Anthony Brinkman and Clubman Julia Haines & Huw Bunn.
146 attended the Championship Awards Dinner at Moor Hall Hotel Solihull.


  Gary Simpson.    Tim Dilworth

2004.
3-4 July The Scottish Hillrally organised by RSAC Ltd at Perth with Jonathan Lord as C of C.
The winner of Scottish Hillrally was Hugh Haines and Peter Phillips
14-15 August 2004 Y Rali Bryn Cymru was organised by Marches 4×4 Motorsport Management Ltd at Baskerville Hall Hotel Clyro. Selwyn Kendrick was C of C.
Out of 32 starters 18 finished, the National A winners were Hugh Haines & Peter Phillips and Clubman winners Darren Mountford & Sean Devlin.
16-17 October The Welsh Hillrally was organised by Marches 4×4 Motorsport Management Ltd at Llysfasi Ruthin.
Out of 40 starters there were 31 finishers
The National A winners were Tim Dilworth & Anthony Brinkman & Clubman winners Dave Hughes & Chris Hughes.
The Goodyear National Hillrally Championship had 35 contenders
The National A winners were Hugh Haines & Peter Phillips and Clubman winners Simon Smith & Sean Devlin.
154 attended the Championship Awards Dinner at the Windmill Village Hotel Coventry.

2005.
22-23 July The Scottish Hillrally organised by the RSAC Ltd at Perth . C of C was Jonathan Lord
The National A winners were Hugh Haines & Gary Torosyan & Clubman winners Ted Leahy & Matt Brookes.
15-16 October The Hillrally organised by Marches 4×4 Motorsport Management Ltd at Llysfasi Ruthin C of C Phil Turley & Selwyn Kendrick.
Out of 26 starters 20 finished.
The National A Winners were Hugh Haines & Gary Torosyan.
The Clubman winners were Hefin Owen & Adrian Jones.
The Hi-Q National Hillrally Championship had 21 contenders The National A winners were Hugh Haines & Gary Torosyan.
150 attended the Championship Awards Dinner at the Windmill Village Hotel Coventry.

2006
May 6 -7 Y Rali Bryn Cymru organised by Marches 4×4 Motorsport Management Ltd at Baskerville Hall Hotel Clyro. Selwyn Kendrick was C of C
Out of 30 starters 15 finished, the National A winners were Dan Lofthouse and Sally Lewis and the Clubman winners were Andy Mackie & Nic Blundell
the winner of The Scottish Hillrally was Richard Kershaw and Graham Broadbent
The winner of Scottish Borders Hillrally (National B) Keith and Sally Lewis

2007
Organised by the Scottish Hillrally Club the winner of the Scottish Hillrally was Dan Lofthouse and Simon Kerfoot
The winner of the Scottish Borders (National B) again, organised by the Scottish Hillrally Club, was Richard Kershaw and Lisa Williams

2008
The Scottish Hillrally Club once again ran two events in 2008. The winner of the Scottish Hillrally was John Cockburn and John Bennie.
The winner of the Scottish Borders (National B) was Ray and Yvonne Kempster.

2009
The Scottish Hillrally Club once again ran two events in 2009. The winner of the Scottish Hillrally was Dan Lofthouse and Jonny Koonja.
The winner of the Scottish Borders (National B) was Richard Kershaw and Graham Broadbent .

2010
The Scottish Hillrally Club ran only one event in 2010
The winner of The Scottish Borders (National B) was Chris Hammond and Amanda Garratley.

2011
The Scottish Hillrally Club ran only one event in 2011
The winner of The Scottish Borders (National B) was Dan Lofthouse and Jonny Koonja.

2015

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