8th March 2019: Rally Mexico Underway...
The 3rd Round of the 2019 WRC season is underway in Mexico. This is the first really true gravel rally of the year and after the success of Sweden Ott Tanak is looking to improve his lead at the top of the leader board. His only problem will be, seeded at number 1 he will be the road sweeper for the cars behind him. Will this give Sebastien Ogier a chance to close the gap or will Tanak take the rally by the scruff of the neck and extend his lead. Watch here for the results. Don't forget that you can watch the event as it unfolds on Red Bull TV, follow this link or download their App to your smart device.

26th February 2019: Seven Dales Route Submitted

Plans are very well advanced for this years Seven Dales Heritage Run, with the route having been submitted for approval. The organising team has a slightly different look about it this year, with Malcolm Higgins stepping aside to concentrate on the new Targa Rally, and Steve Walshaw and Mike Brownlow taking on the roles of Clerks of the Course. They are already well into a series of meetings to ensure that we have another great event.

26th February 2019: Team Walshaw First Event Blyton

On Saturday 19th February, Harry Walshaw, our only junior member, sat alongside his grandad Steve Walshaw, on the first outing for their 1000 cc Micra; at Blyton on the 16th February.

 Harry had persuaded his grandad to give the newly purchased car a shakedown ahead of a full season in the Junior Formula 1000 stage championship for 2019.

With them seeded last in the field there were no pots to break and they could have a nice steady run at the rear.

On the morning of the event after a quick check over, it was straight to the drivers briefing…then the nerves came back as Steve readied himself for his first competitive drive in 14 years.

Harry was excited sat in the passenger seat and the countdown was on. Unfortunately Steve found  out that it was going to take a bit of time to blow off the cobwebs, but as the day went on they steadily improved, beating their stage times consistently.

They managed to finish up the field from seeding and now the team look forward to Harry’s first event.

Here are a few pictures taken at a subsequent shakedown event for the Junior Formula 1000 recently.

Good luck to harry and the rest of the team for the season ahead. Follow them here or on the club Facebook page.

16th February 2019: Marshalling Information - Events needing help
We as a club have been asked to assist on the following events..

16th February 2019: Marshal Request
Steve Walshaw will be in charge of the Service Area for the ATL Carlisle Stages (organised by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club), on Saturday 8th June
He is in need of help to staff a number of Time Controls as follows...

  • Re Group In Re Group Out
  • Service in, Service Out
  • MTC 1 and the final MTC 
Additionally he is need of people to help with logistics on the Roger Albert Clark Rally in November 2019. In particular he needs people to assist with car parking a various locations along the route and help with stage equipment collection. Please contact him for further information ASAP

19th December 2018: De Lacy Member to take part in Junior 1000 Rallying
Recently the Walshaw family bought a Nissan Micra for the youngest member of their rallying clan. Junior Cadet member of De Lacy Motor Club, Harry Walshaw  will be competing on a number of events in the coming year. He will be supported in his efforts by his dad, Andy, and his grandad Steve. Steve will be giving it a run out at Blyton in February, with Harry by his side. 

The team, (Snailspeed), will be aiming to raise funds for The Sick Children's Trust, who helped out the family years ago when harry was ill with a stage 4 tumour. They are hoping for sponsorship also, so if anyone out there can help then please don't hesitate to contact them. They are arranging for people to sponsor a panel on the car for a sum of £250. So if you can help, then contact Andy on 07555789266.

We wish them well and we look forward to updating you with all the news in 2019.

14th November 2018; MSA UK changes name to Motorsport UK;
The Royal Automobile Club Motorsport Association has changed its name to Motorsport UK. See all the information here

14th November 2018: Planning starts for 2019 Seven Dales Heritage Run
The organisers of the Seven Dales Heritage Run are looking to once again put on a great route of approximately 100 miles on the 2nd June 2019. Ken Roberts told the website this...
"We are looking for the same mileage as in previous years but this year I hope to have the organisers insert a bit of a "twist to the run. I think we are looking at running through the wolds again this year with a run back to the clubhouse."

Keep watching the Seven Dales Heritage Run page on this website for all the news.

14th November 2018: New event announced.....
De Lacy Motor Club are looking to organise a "Targa" Rally in September 2019. The date is on the motor-sport calendar for the 1st September next year. Planning is in the early stages, but good progress is being made ahead of Christmas 2018. The Clerk Of the Course Malcolm Higgins said...

"I am delighted to be organising a competitive event for the club once again. i hope that we can put together a first class event as we always do. I am hoping that all our special tests are signed and sealed soon. I will need lots of help to run this event, so if anyone has any land we could use for a special test, or would like to sponsor the event, then please don't hesitate to contact me. If you want to help on the day we will need plenty of marshals. Watch out for the announcements"

To be known as the Autumn Harvest Targa Rally, we have no sponsor as yet, will be the first competitive event the club has organised for some 12 years, excluding our involvement in the Roger Albert Clark Rally.

20th July 2018: Seven Dales Heritage Run appears in local paper....
The dust has settled on the Seven Dales heritage Run now and after the runaway success this year plans are already afoot for 2019. We hope to introduce a compulsory coffee stop, but we will still finish at the club for our traditional barbecue. But hey that's next year...this year the organisers have divided the funds and these are in the throws of being distributed to our charities. Without your participation we wouldn't be able to keep on supporting good causes. One of our local newspapers, The Pontefract and Castleford Express have kindly run an article about the 2018 Seven Dales heritage Run. The article is reproduced here.

4th June 2018: Seven Dales Heritage Run 2018 an overwhelming success.
The fifth running of this event went ahead yesterday, 3rd June, and was hailed as great success by those who took part. A total of 44 cars assembled at the De Lacy Clubhouse yesterday where crews were treated to a freshly cooked Bacon or Sausage sandwich before setting off on a 88 mile route through West and North Yorkshire. The route took in many small winding and very narrow roads at timers before returning to the clubhouse for our traditional BBQ tea.The organising committee have announced that the event will take place on Sunday the 2nd June in 2019. So continue to watch these pages for all the event news. To see photographs from this year's event click here.

21st May 2018: New tougher MOT from today
The new MOT  comes into force today with many new items never before tested now on the checklist. The biggest headline one is that diesel cars will be more rigorously checked for pollution. 

Check out the full list of changes at the Honest John website here

29th January 2018: Mintex Rally Yorkshire, Dinner and Run 2019
Following the overwhelming success of the Lombard RAC Run and dinner of attracting entries for the event to be run in November 2018, the organisers have announced that they will be doing a similar event in Yorkshire in 2019.
Here is their Facebook announcement.
"As a follow up to Lombard Rally Bath we are pleased to announce Mintex Rally Yorkshire. Based in York, at the Principal Hotel, on 26th, 27th and 28th April 2019.
Visits to Bramham Park, Harewood House, Harewood Hillclimb, Esholt and other Mintex Rally stages have been arranged. All, as in Bath, at non-competitive speeds, with great star drivers who will be announced over the coming days. "

De lacy Motor Club have been invited to take part. As we were the original organisers of the Mintex Rally, it is only fitting that we should all put this date in our diaries now. To find out more go to the event Facebook page here