Hexham & District Motor Club was founded way back in 1948 when a group of motorcycle enthusiasts met under a lamplight in Hexham Market Place and agreed to forma club. The early years saw active participation in motorcycle trials and various other activities relating to two wheels, howevere, by the late 1950’s, many members had switched to four wheels for their transport and were looking for events to compete in. Gradually, rallying took over and the club’s main activities have been based on this branch of the sport for many years.
The Hexham & District Motor Club has organised a wide spectrum of events over the years including road rallies, stage rallies at Slaley Forest and Albemarle Barracks, autotests and hillclimbs. With stage events now being prohibitively expensive, the accent is now heavily on road based events with the annual John Robson Navigation rally being a long time round of the Tyneside MotorSport Group Series while latterly the club has run a Historic Rally which has the accolade of being a round of the HRCR Night Navigation Championship and The HRCR Tartan Series.
The main hub of the club’s activities is the very popular series of 12 Car Rallies which are promoted throughout the year. These have helped many newcomers get their first step on the motorsport ladder and provide an extremely affordable way of competing in an era of very high cost.
The club meets every Wednesday evening at the famous Dr. Syntax Inn, New Ridley near Stocksfield where enthusiasts are always sure of a warm welcome