Taurus Navigation Rally

Page updated 14:00 20th February 2024

News Bulletin 4 (20th February 2024)
Please Note that the Supplementary Regulations for both the Taurus Clubman's and Taurus Interclub Navigation rally will be available to view on the the website on Sunday 17th March 2024 - with entries opening a week later on Sunday 24th March, Entries WILL CLOSE for seeding on Sunday 14th April 2024. 

To view the Regulations Click the Button Below after 17/03/24

Taurus Navigation Rally - News Bulletin 3 (20th February 2024

Update Report -  Firstly we wish that we could offer weather like this on the night!.

The route for this year's event has now been driven fully for a couple of times. All the control locations have been fixed and the route is ready for submission with our permit application being processed.
The start, fuel halt and finish locations are fully on board with our plans. Route Instructions &  Road Books are being drawn up and we are assembling our PR crews.
All systems go!!Malcolm Higgins, Event Secretary, Taurus 2024.


Following the recent late announcement by Malton Motor Club of the reappearance of the Ryemoor Trophy Rally on the weekend of 18th/19th May, it has been decide to move our event forward by one week to ensure 4 clear weeks between the two road rallies in Yorkshire. This is to help crews to have plenty of time to prepare their cars for both rallies.

Taurus Road Rally, News Bulletin 2 (21st December 2023)

Christmas 2023 Announcement: So, what better on the shortest day of the year, than to give you some cheer for the year ahead!
De Lacy Motor Club Ltd announce the return of the Taurus Road Rally.
This year the event will be expanded to take in up to 150 miles of all tarmac roads in North and East Yorkshire on Saturday and Sunday 27th/28th April.
It is proposed to run as a dual permit rally, meaning we can hopefully attract a selection of expert and novice crews. The route will be suitable for those crews who wish to enter under the Street Car initiative.
Regulations will be available during February, with entries opening in March 2024.
The organising team look forward to extending a warm welcome to you.

Taurus Road Rally 2024, News Bulletin 1 (29th September 2023):- The Taurus Road rally for March 2024 is already in the planning phase, The initial route is being drafted ready for submission to the relevant RLO, before a full preliminary recce sometime in October/November. The route is being planned on OS maps 105/100/101/106 and will; be substantially longer than this year's rally, at some 150miles (at the moment).  All being well it will be a dual permit event catering for all levels of ability. It is anticipated that, due to  ill health, the rally will have a new Clerk of the Course when it returns. We have learnt a substantial amount from last year's event and with the encouragement of competitors we are ploughing on with the planning between now and March. The date for your shiny new 2024 diaries and calendars is 29th / 30th April so we will be running at the same time as the clocks go forwards!!

Now that should be interesting!

A prizegiving was held at DLMC on Friday 25th August where a number of awards were handed out following the conclusion of the first Taurus Half Night Rally held in April. 
It was nice to see so many people in attendance on Friday and a good night was had by all, with the organisers laying on a small buffet by way of thanks to competitors, the organising team, the marshals and the general management committee of the Club.
It was announced that plans are afoot to return again in 2024 with a decision to be made on the date and format for next year at an events a sub committee meeting next Friday 1st September. So please keep watching our social media pages for regular updates. 

Pictures Right to Left. 

1. David and Yvonne Wainwright, 2nd Overall  2. Ryan and David Tubman, 1st Semi Expert 3. Rodger and David Cunningham 1st Novice. 

4. Special Award, donation to Askham Bryan College Motorsport Engineering Department, received by Dave Tuohy [Course Tutor]

Event Update.

The organising committee for the above event would like to thank everyone who came along to this the first of what we hope will many other navigational rallies of this format. We acknowledge that in our first year we had some organisational issues, but following a frank meeting on the 23rd May we have addressed these issues for future. If you want to come along next year then the date will be announced shortly. The event next year will see a substantial change to the organisation committee with at least  new Clerk of the Course who is stepping down due to ill health. So thank you again for turning out and for all the feedback which we have received to turn this event into a first class event for everyone to enjoy.  We hope to see you all again next year.

!Watch out for our New Logo in future, shown here for the first time!

Marshals Prize Draw - In order to show our appreciation to all the marshals who turned out to help us, many at short notice, we thank you. Our staffing issues were eased on the night by the large numbers who turned out. All those who turned out and signed on were entered into a cash prize draw totalling £50 and the winners are shown below;

  • First Prize      £25  - Arthur Heaton
  • Second Prize £15 - Robert Eltringham
  • Third Prize    £10 -  Brian Staker
Thank You!!