A Scenic Tour for Classic Cars through Derbyshire and Staffordshire

Part of the Historic Rally Car Register Scenic Tour Series

Supported by KGD Industrial Services & Monit Rally Tripmeters


The event

The HRCR Midlands Region will promote the ‘Derbyshire Dales Drive’ touring assembly on Sunday 2nd June 2019. The event will be held under a Certificate of Exemption issued by the MSA, these Regulations and any written instructions that the Organisers may issue for the event.

The Start and Finish will be from The Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE (OS 119 / 054731)


Clerk of the Course:                 John Ball.  tel: 01332 704503
Secretary of the Meeting:          Peter Haynes, email:
Entries Secretary                     Peter Mellor 21 Warren Croft, Handsacre, Staffs, WS15 4TB.

tel : 01543 492722 (Before 9.00pm)


Saturday 12th January 2019      Entry List opens at the HRCR Open Day
Saturday 18th May                  Entry List closes.
Week commencing 26th May     Final Instructions issued.
Sunday 2nd June 09:00 – 10:00 Signing-on and Breakfast.
10:01             First car away: subsequent cars at one minute intervals in numerical order.
16:30 (approx)     First car returns



This non-competitive event is open to motor cars registered before the 31st December 1990. Interesting later cars may be accepted at the Organisers’ discretion.

All cars should be presented in good condition and the Organisers reserve the right to decline any car deemed unsuitable and/or carrying advertising, competition style numbers, or showing damage.

Each car must have a V5 Registration Document and valid MOT Certificate (where required).  MSA Competition Licences are not required.


The maximum entry for the event will be 60 and the minimum 40. Should the minimum not be reached, the Organisers reserve the right to cancel the event.

The Entry List opens on 12th January 2019 and closes on Saturday 18th May 2019. If the entry list is full before the Closing Date, a reserve list will be started.

The Entry Fee is £75 per car and crew of two and includes a detailed road book, rigid rally plate, breakfast at the start, mid-morning beverages, picnic lunch box, buffet and tour souvenir at the finish. A digital photograph of you and your car will be included in the entry fee. The charge for additional passengers will be £25.00 per person.

All entries should be made on the official Entry Form (fully completed), accompanied by the appropriate fee and sent to the Entries Secretary.

The starting order will be determined by receipt of entry, unless otherwise requested at the time of making the entry.

The cost of any entries withdrawn in writing prior to 18th May 2019 will be refunded, less an administration fee of £10. Thereafter refunds will be at the Organiser’s discretion.


The event is a non-competitive touring assembly held under an MSA Certificate of Exemption. Being such, its entrants should be covered by a standard motor car insurance policy for the use of their cars on a public highway. However, if in doubt, please seek advice from your insurance company / broker.

The Route

You will have the option of a 100 mile or 120 mile route on tarmac roads within Derbyshire and Staffordshire, all as defined by a comprehensive road book incorporating tulip route instructions. No additional maps are required but, should you wish to bring your own maps, the route will be found on OS Landranger maps 110 and 119. The Final Instructions will include a Navigational Exercise and an outline route.

Places for coffee and rest stops will be available en route, whilst the lunch break will be taken at Carsington Water, near Ashbourne. A picnic lunch box will be provided at the start. However, you may bring your own picnic or catering is available at Carsington Water. At the finish (The Pavilion, Buxton) there will be a buffet meal.

As ever, please be mindful of other road users, particularly horse riders, cyclists and walkers.

We make a contribution to the East Midlands Air Ambulance