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President - Alan Smith

Vice Presidents
Norman Robertson
Mike Harrison
Mike Vokes

Knutsford & District Motor Club Ltd

KDMC - Founded in 1958

Chairman - Mike Lawson

Vice Chairman
Steve Henstock


KDMC Organise three major Rallies per year

KDMC - History
      Knutsford and District Motor Club, based at Knutsford in Cheshire, was founded in 1958. The membership is drawn from a radius of about 25 miles around Knutsford, although some members keep in touch from as far afield as the south of France and South Africa.

      The Club's premier event, the Plains Rally, has run in the forests of central Wales for many years and was originally a road rally in the prestigious Motoring News Rally Championship. More recently it has been a stage rally forming part of the BTRDA National Rally Championship and various manufacturers' Championships such as Peugeot, Nissan, Ford (Ka), Daihatsu and Skoda.

      The Plains is the main competitive event of the Club but it forms only part of the Club's activities that include a comprehensive programme of social and sporting events arranged by the Club's hard working Committee. Social gatherings include regular meetings on a Monday night at the Kilton Inn, Mere, Knutsford. Attractions include video and film nights, talks, quizzes, visits (eg to the James Watt Thoroughbred F1 team), model car racing and table top rallies. The social calendar culminates in the annual dinner dance, where the year's trophies are presented to the various championship winners. Charities are often the beneficiaries of the Club's activities - examples include Children in Need (rally car pulls from Altrincham to Manchester) and Citizen Advocacy (through a Le Mans style karting evening) - and since 2004 the North West and Wales Air Ambulances. Special emphasis is placed on encouraging new members and especially young members with reduced subscription and their own awards and championship. We have several fine examples of Junior members who 'cut their teeth' with KDMC and have then gone on to significant success in the motor sport world.

      Other competitive events run by the Club include the Tour of Cheshire Historic Road Rally, autotests, navigational scatter events, production car trials and road and stage rallies. The club promotes an Off Road Championship, consisting of autotests, trials including PCTs and 4x4, sprints and hillclimbs and a Rally Championship consisting of road, stage, multi-use venue and historic rallies. Club members are also active marshalling on major rallies, including Wales Rally GB (formerly RAC and Network Q) and several major national rallies. There is a Marshals' Championship, an All-Rounders' Championship and also a Junior Championship for younger members. Also popular are our Scatter Championship and a fairly recent introduction, a Grass Autotest Championship.

      2017 saw KDMC inorgurate their Knutsford Targa Rally run mainly in the Cheshire and Staffordshire areas. Targa Rallies are the latest trend in providing a cheaper type of motor sport and are designed to bring in new members giving them an introduction into what rallying is all about. The Knutsford Targa had a near to capacity full field with a great variety of competing cars. The compact route linked up all the tests which were all on private land and marshalled by several local motor clubs and KDMC members.

      Individual Club members include leading national competitors in the field of stage, road and historic rallying and also production car trials and especially autotests. Nevertheless, the Club takes great care to offer events of interest to both expert and novice motor sport enthusiasts alike. The Club has a fine record in the championships of the Association of North Western Car Clubs - being winning Club or runner-up many times over the last decade.

      In all fields tackled, KDMC strives to achieve the highest organisational standards and this is particularly true with the Plains Rally. It is intended that the Plains will continue to live up to the standards of previous years which have seen the event recognised as 'Rally of the Year' on many occasions.

      In 1993 the club won the inaugural 'RAC Motor Club of the Year' award, and followed this with top three places 5 times. The award is now called the 'MSA Club of the Year' award.

If you would like to join Knutsford Motor Club - Please contact the Membership Secretary by Email

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Knutsford & District Motor Club Ltd
Registered Office: Carlyle House, 78 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4BY - Company No. 1606623 Registered in England

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