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2015 - Round 8 Newstead Abbey Sponsored by Gregg Motorsports with Polaris

  • Saturday, 24th October 2015 at 12pm - 4pm Sunday, 25th October
    Location: Newstead Abbey near Nottingham

    Newstead Abbey 2015 kindly sponsored by Gregg Motorsport with…

    • 46 people attended

2015 - Round 7 - NOTE venue change now Loversall Farm Doncaster

  • Saturday, 26th September 2015 at 12pm - 4pm Sunday, 27th September
    Location: NOTE Venue change - Now Loversall Farm

    Loversall 2015 sponsored by Ripon Farm Services

    Please select above options for the…

    • 32 people attended

2015 - Round 6 Norwich run by AWDC

  • Sunday, 30th August 2015 at 8am - 6pm
    Location: Norwich, Norfolk

    Season/Novice package holders can enter through the NORC website as usual (we will then make…

    • 11 people attended

2015 - Round 5 Loversall sponsored by Lucas Oils

  • Saturday, 11th July 2015 at 12pm - 4pm Sunday, 12th July
    Location: Loversall, near Doncaster

    Loversall 2015 Entry

    Please select above options for the event. Single entry means a…

    • 29 people attended

2015 - Round 4 Forrest Estate run by SCCC

  • Saturday, 13th June 2015 at 10am - 4pm Sunday, 14th June
    Location: St Johns Town of Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

    Closing date for entries is the 29th May

    Round 4 will be hosted by the SCCC on the…

    • 13 people attended

2015 - Round 3 - Tong sponsored by Rocar Moores Land Rover, David Simmonite Memorial Event

  • Saturday, 23rd May 2015 at 12pm - 4pm Sunday, 24th May
    Location: Tong, Bradford, West Yorkshire

    Tong 2015 Entry

    ***PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS BELOW AS WE 

    • 35 people attended

2015 - Round 2 - Loversall Farm Doncaster sponsored by Thornton Breakers

  • Saturday, 25th April 2015 at 12pm - 4pm Sunday, 26th April
    Location: Loversall near Doncaster

    Loversall 2015 Entry

    Please select above options for the event. Single entry means a…

    • 34 people attended

2015 - Round 1 Wickenby sponsored by Duckworth land Rover

  • Saturday, 28th March 2015 at 2pm - 3pm Sunday, 29th March
    Location: Wickenby Airfield, Lincolnshire

    ***Night runs so lights needed and no camping or vehicles on the grass in the pits area***

    • 34 people attended

Merry Christmas

Posted by Member 10febaa, Tuesday, 23rd December 2014 @ 11:52am

  • The NORC committee would like to wish all our members, sponsors and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2015 racing season.

RIP Graham Broadbent

Posted by Member 10febaa, Thursday, 4th December 2014 @ 1:31pm

  • Message from our Chairman Melanie Simmonite.


    RIP Graham

    All at NORC are devastated to hear the news of Graham's passing. I can't improve on his good friend Gavin's excellent thoughts below but would on behalf of NORC like to pass on our condolences  to his wife Catherine and sons, Charles and Harry.  
    Graham was a lovely gentleman and a great friend and ambassador  for the club for many years.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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    Gavin Lodge, our official photographer and his good friend for many years has thoughtfully written the following.
     
    Graham was a time served, apprentice trained mechanic, and a bloody good one at that!

    Funnily enough lots of mechanics, spend their spare time being mechanics and often find their way into motorsport. A 21 year old Graham was no exception, rallying  a £150 mini in 1978.  Not surprisingly the funding for this project ran out rather too quickly, so motorcycle trials became the chosen (and more affordable) pastime.

    Back then Graham worked for a local garage who specialised in  Land Rovers and Subaru's (mostly the agricultural versions) which in  turn lead to visiting the occasional "Pennine trial" and events organised by the new and exciting Northern Off Road Club. Graham turned a few heads at this point, driving  John Wright's multiple AWDC championship winning car at Tong for a magazine article, but a growing family, increasing work commitments  and like many of us, lack of disposable income prevented further interest in this pastime for another ten or more years.

    By the age of forty Graham had risen to the post of service manager at Rocar Moores in Huddersfield and although the tool box was no longer required for his day job, Graham  could  be found restoring an old NORC leaf sprung class winner in his mums garage. This was eventually wheeled out to win a few more pots in 1998.

    A coil sprung  3.9 V8 powered Land Rover came next, speedily  driven to "runner up spot" in the NORC championship of 2000. 

    Graham became NORC chairman for 2001, but a further project beckoned, with a "budget" Tomcat being built for 2002 Welsh Hillrally.

    However, Graham had also become involved with fellow NORC competitor Richard Kershaw's race programme, both helping to engineer the car and co-driving his near neighbour to a string  of British Cross Country titles (with the odd hillrally victory and the 2002 NORC championship thrown in along the way). This amazingly successful partnership lasted for a decade,  but when  Richard moved to "a works drive" with Milner Off Road, Graham decided it was time to hang up his helmet, but not his overalls as there was still a 1956 series one awaiting restoration at the back of the garage. Graham never left the sport that he loved and despite a long running battle with cancer, would regularly be seen at events, renewing old acquaintances and looking at the ever changing vehicle technology.

    Graham passed away peacefully,  on the morning of Tuesday 2nd of December. A tragic loss to all who loved him and a great loss to our sport.

Dinner Dance & Awards Night - No refunds available now, sorry

  • Saturday, 7th February 2015 at 6:30pm - 1am Sunday, 8th February
    Location: The Bridge, Walshford, Wetherby, LS22 5HS

    LAST FEW TICKETS AVAILABLE
    THE TICKETS THAT ARE LEFT ARE SCATTERED ACROSS SEVERAL TABLES…

    • 31 people attended

Committee Meeting - Thursday 28th Aug - 8pm - 10ish - Stay for a curry

  • Thursday, 28th August 2014 at 8pm - 10pm
    Location: Nawaab Restaurant, 74 Westgate Hill Street, Tong

    Everyone is welcome to this month's committee meeting.

Round 7 Newstead Abbey

  • Saturday, 11th October 2014 at 10am - 5pm Sunday, 12th October
    Location: Newsteady Abbey

    ONLY PRE PAID SEASON/NOVICE PACKAGE HOLDERS ENTER THROUGH THE NORC SITE, STANDARD ENTRIES GO…

    • 14 people attended

Round 6 Loversall

  • Saturday, 20th September 2014 at 10am - 5pm Sunday, 21st September
    Location: Loversall near Doncaster

    Lovesall 2014 Entry

    Please select above options for the event. Single entry means a…

    • 24 people attended

Round 5 Driffied Sponsored by Thornton 4 x 4 Breakers

  • Saturday, 23rd August 2014 at 8am - 5pm Sunday, 24th August
    Location: Driffield, East Yorkshire

    ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED IF YOU ARE A LATE ENTRY AND DO NOT WANT TO PAY THE ON THE DAY…

    • 33 people attended

Round 4 Forrest Estate

  • Saturday, 14th June 2014 at 8am - 5pm Sunday, 15th June
    Location: Forrest Estate, Dumfies and Galloway Scotland

    Round 4 will be hosted by the SCCC on the fast tracks used for the borders hill rally, please…

    • 16 people attended

Round 3 - Tong - Rocar Moores Land Rover sponsored David Simmonite Memorial event

  • Saturday, 24th May 2014 at 4pm - 5pm Monday, 26th May
    Location: Tong, Bradford

    2014 Entry Please select above options for the event. Single entry means a single driver Double…

Round 2 Kirton Off Road Centre

  • Saturday, 19th April 2014 at 10am - 5pm Sunday, 20th April
    Location: Kirton Off road centre

    2014 Entry Please select above options for the event. Single entry means a single driver Double…

    • 22 people attended

Round 1 2014 Wickenby Airfield, Lincolnshire

  • Saturday, 22nd March 2014 at 10am - 5pm Sunday, 23rd March
    Location: Wickenby Airfield, Lincolnshire

    Any late entries please contact Mark Shaw on 07979 568317 to be added

    2014 Entry Please…

    • 25 people attended

Annual General Meeting

  • Friday, 17th January 2014 at 8pm
    Location: Nawaab Restaurant Tong

    This is your chance to have you say and vote on the motions of the club for the next 12 months.…

    • 1 person attended

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