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Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club
in association with
Classic Car Tours (MK)


Treasure Hunt/Classic Car Run

Wednesday 28th December
start Royal Hotel, Kirkby Lonsdale
finish Station Inn, Oxenholme

Entry fee £10 - includes Mince Pies and Coffee


cryptic and 'observational' clues
30 mile scenic route
prizes for classic and/or 'topless' cars
N.B. to book an entry please phone, text or e-mail Mike Kirk
07795 204 533 e-mail mikekirkrallying@aol.com


This year's Christmas Treasure Hunt will take a slightly different format. the devious srypice clues and a scenic route will be the same but in order to open up some new routes and find some even more devious clues, the start will be from the Royal Hotelm Kirkby Lonsdale. the finish will be at the Station Inn, Oxenholme. (The other slight change is that it is the day before my birthday this year - but the usual rules still apply!)

Event Definition
1.1 The Stuff the Turkey is a non-competitive "Touring Assembly" for all road going classic cars of any age. All vehicles must be correctly registered, currently licensed with a valid MOT Certificate and be in roadworthy condition. trade plates are forbidden. Cars may be scrutineered for compliance with the RTA prior to the event.~
1.2 The event will run on Wednesday 28th December 2016
1.3 The event will be exempt from the genaral regulations of the RACMSA Ltd. Entrants need not be members of any MSA recognised motor club, nor possess an MSA Competition Licence. Drivers must posses a current and full driving licence, and have valid insurance in accordance with the requirements of the road traffic act.

The Route
2.1 The total route is approximately 30 miles, starting at the Royal Hotel in Kirkby Lonsdale and finishing at The Station Inn, Oxenholme.
2.2 There will be no timing. However, Entrants will be expected to reach the finish by 5.00pm.
2.3 Entrants will be given detailed route instructions at the start of the event. The onus on finding the correct route rests with the Entrant. The route will be defined by abbreviated instructions explained in the route notes, and 'cryptic clues' should be answered on the way around.
3.1 Entries will be accepted on the day, up to 12.30pm, but a phone call or text to 07795 204 533, or e-mail to mikekirkrallying@aol.com 24 hours beforehand would be helpful.
The entry fee will be £10 per car which will include: coffee and mince pies at the start. Bar meals will be available all day at the Station Inn.
4.1 Cars may leave the Royal Hotel any time from 11.30am, subject to paying entry fee and obtaining route information.
5.1 Clerk of the Course: Mike Kirk  01539 728832
     Secretary of the Meeting: Mike Kirk
     Results: Mike Kirk (see below)
Results and Protests
6.1 The organisers decision will be final    However un-solicited gifts of alcohol may be taken into account.
Classes and awards
7.1 There will be awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall, based on the highest scores (see 6.1 above!)
7.2 Subject to sufficient entries there may also be awards for the best 'classic car', and best 'topless car' i.e. open top car that is driven with the hood down all day regardless of the weather.


Well you can’t please all the people all of the time, so I know I am going to upset somebody. However I have decided to revert to the original proposed September date for the Portugal Tour. One of the main reasons for setting up this business was to fund ventures that I wanted to do myself, so while normally business would come first, on this occasion I have decided to put myself first! The alternative October date for Portugal clashed with something I wanted to do at home – so decision made. Also, ironically I was speaking to someone from Porto the other day. Whilst she re-assured me that the weather would be perfectly OK in Porto in October there was some doubt about the conditions in the mountains and I didn’t think that most people, except the die-hard rally-ists, would appreciate snow covered roads. The lady in question also told me that Porto is a very lovely place worth spending a few days in. A very rough itinerary will appear shortly but I won’t have the full details until April when we have done a recce.

Itineraries for all the other tours are virtually complete and should be on the ‘itinerary’ page shortly. There are no other major changes except I have added an extra couple of days to the Autumn Tour which can be done as a separate event if required. 2017 brochures are at the printers and should be posted out before Christmas.

On a different note, the Escort has now been painted and just needs re-assembling! The Alpine will shortly have a new clutch and rebuilt gearbox – so get those deposits sent in I will need the money!!! (The other reason for running the business!).


PLEASE NOTE These are provisional ideas, things may evolve as time goes on! (And/or demand requires).

March/April  31-2nd      EAST ANGLIA TOUR

3 Days in Norfolk and Suffolk. Based near Norwich, Starting at Duxford.

May 21-27th                   DALES TO WALES

Start in Derbyshire/Staffordshire Dales, through Peak District and into Cheshire.

(Jodral Bank, Anderton Boat Lift, Delamere Forest.) One night near Whitchurch then North Wales (Worlds End, Llangollen, Pontcysylite Aqueduct, Horseshoe Pass), then 3 nights at Lake Vrynwy.


Saturday at Barbon Hillclimb. Sunday tour following some old Devils Own Rally routes, including some un-metalled but smooth roads and several fords.

June 26- July 2nd  CARDIGAN TO CORK

Start near Welsh Borders, through Brecon Beacons to Cardigan. Ferry from Fishgaurd to Rosslare. Cross country to Clonmel then 3 nights in Kinsale.


Start in Lake District, South West Scotland, Borders ( Jim Clark Rooms, Floors Castle, Ettrick Valley), Northumberland (Cheviot Hills, Alnwick Castle) finish Lake District.

August 30th- September 1st  AUTUMN DALES

Start near M6. Pendle Hill, Ribble Valley. Then one day in Dales and one in Trough of Bowland. Based at Coniston Cold. (Skipton)

September 2nd  -3rd THE PASSOVER TOUR

Option to carry on from Dales Tour through Northern Dales to Buttertubs Pass and Hartside Pass to Ullswater. Sunday all the Lake District Passes in one day!

September 19th – October 1st.  PECOS AND PORTO ** Dates  confirmed

Ferry to Santander, through Pecos Mountains and across Spain to Porto. ‘Rest days’ in Porto then return run around coast to Santander via Compostela de Santiago.


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