Calling all Rally Competitors!!
You can be a part of the action on what promises to be a fantastic weekend of Irish Rallying and Motorsport!
But please note the following message from the Rally Clerk of the Course, John Carroll.
“Just like recent events, where entries are in a steady decline, we are preparing for a difficult road ahead. Despite the mammoth effort from club members and others involved in the event, we are faced with a major rumour campaign amongst the motorsport fraternity, be that competitors or others, that the event will not run. Be assured, we will continue to push forward to protect motorsport.
Today we have 40 entries and we need the support of competitors to enter with their full commitment that they will be on the start line in Trim on July 2nd. No Motor Club wishes to be the first club to fail to run their rally in 2017 because of the Insurance Crisis or rumour.
We call on all past ALMC competitors to come out and support us, to do ONE MORE EVENT to ensure there is a future for Irish Motorsport”
Entries will be open until the 2nd July and, as always, the ALMC Motor Club promises you a warm welcome, three very challenging Stages, short Road mileage, spacious Service area, as well as readily available and reasonably priced accommodation, all in a very central, accessible part of the country.
YOU CAN BE PART OF IT!
Press Release 2
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With entries now over the 40 mark, and final preparations being made for their Stages Rally on 2nd July, ALMC Motor Club are looking forward to welcoming Competitors and visitors from all over Ireland and the UK to the beautiful town of Trim in County Meath for what promises to be a fantastic weekend of Motorsport. Club members are busy making final arrangements for what they expect to be a great weekend on the Special Stages all based in the area around Trim.
Based at the now regular Rally HQ at the Castle Arch Hotel in Trim, and with three superb and challenging Special Stages prepared for the action, the hard working members of ALMC Motor Club now look forward to more entries arriving in the next two weeks that will make the Rally one not to be missed.
As in previous years, the spacious facilities of the Oaktree Business Park have been made available to the Motor Club for Sunday Service area, and the Business park will also host pre-event Scrutiny on the evening before the Rally. The Motor Club are very grateful to the owners of the Business Park for their generous permission to allow its use for the Rally weekend.
As always, the ALMC Stages Rally appeals to competitors of every level, from the locally based and national level Clubman, in Ford Escorts and Honda Civics, to Mitsubishi Evolutions, Ford Fiesta R2’s and Skoda Fabia’s, to Subaru Impreza World Rally Cars. For the first time, this year’s ALMC Stages Rally is a round of the Mintex British Historic Rally Championship, and several entries have already been received for the Rally from competitors in the UK.
Some pristine, historic and rarely seen Rally machinery will be competing on the 2nd July Rally and as always in the Historic classes, the level of competition will be extremely high.
Included in this year’s entry will be some classic Ford Escort RS1600 and RS1800 models, in absolutely pristine condition, some of which will be making rare appearance on Irish Tarmac Stages.
Already included in the list of entries received are Steve Wood (Subaru S10 WRC), Ian Barrett (Darrian T90 GTR), Liam Bowhan (Toyota Starlet) and among many local drivers taking part, Tom Holton (Honda Civic), Gary McNamee (Honda Civic) and Stephen Cummins (Honda Civic). Why not join the list of entrants for great stages on July 2nd!
Click the Image below to download Stages Rally Regulations!
Entries can be taken by completing an Entry Form, and return with full Entry Fee to the Rally Secretary at the address in the Regulations.
And don't forget about our fantastic Entry Fee Refund Incentive scheme as below.
An important notice to all crews visiting from the UK for the ALMC Stages Rally.
It is absolutely vital that your BRDS Insurance is correctly in place well in advance of the Rally. In order to do this, please download the form by clicking the image below, and return as soon as possible to Motorsport Ireland at the address provided.
ALMC Motor Club are delighted to announce that Entries are now OPEN for the 2017 Stages Rally.
You can download a full set of Rally Regulations by clicking the image below.
You can enter the Rally by completing an Entry Form, and return with full Entry Fee to the Rally Secretary at the address in the Regulations.
You can also enter online via the Shannonsports web site by clicking the image below, and pay online via the Club web site (Club Payments section).
The Stages Rally Committee look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful Trim area on 2nd July, where a warm welcome and three challenging Special Stages await!
And don't forget about our fantastic Entry Fee Refund Incentive scheme as below. If you are competing at the Rally, why not invite a fellow competitor to compete also, and increase your chances of Rallying for free on 2nd July!
With 6 weeks to go, it’s all systems go for the 2017 ALMC Motor Club Stages Rally!
Three fantastic Special Stages have been chosen, Service area in place, Stage Commanders and their teams ready to go, equipment checked and now everything points towards an exciting and memorable event.
As always, a warm welcome awaits all our regular crews to the beautiful Trim area, but this year, as a round of the Mintex British Historic Rally Championship, we are delighted to welcome some new competitors from the UK to the challenges of Irish Tarmac in County Meath.
Despite the challenging conditions that prevail this year regarding Rally entries across the country, ALMC Motor Club would like to emphasise that this year’s Rally WILL BE RUNNING as usual! The Club are absolutely committed to running the event to their usual high level and standards, and fully expect to offer competitors a fantastic event with all the advantages of easy access, stage mileage as high as before, and very low road mileage, all around the Trim area.
The Club have introduced a new approach to an Entry Refund scheme which will incentivise Competitors even more to enter the Rally. Quite simply, once entries pass the magical 75 mark, and beyond that, ALMC will be offering more opportunities for Competitors to have their Entry Fee refunded IN FULL!
Once again, ALMC would like to emphasise that this year’s Rally WILL BE RUNNING as planned! As one of the very few Special Stage Rallies in the North East of the country, the Club intend running one of their best rallies ever, and hope to attract as many competitors from all over Ireland and the UK to take on the challenge!
ALMC are delighted to announce that the 2017 ALMC Stages Rally will take place on Sunday, July 2nd 2017 with Headquarters once again at the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath, thanks to the Cusack Hotel Group.
Following the very successful 2016 edition of the rally, ALMC will once again run a 3x3 format event with approximately 120 stage kilometres on a compact sealed surface route around Trim. For 2017, the rally will welcome crews from the MSA BHRC who will bring their immaculate historic-spec cars across the Irish Sea to compete on the County Meath stages which proved very popular with competitors and rally fans in 2016.
For the 2017 rally, ALMC are supporting all entrants by giving them a chance to have their entry fee REFUNDED IN FULL. Normally, these type of draws see one lucky crew receive a refund however ALMC will REFUND MULTIPLE ENTRY FEES depending on the number of crews who start the event. For example, one crew will be drawn at random for a refund if 75 cars start, two will be refunded if 90 cars start up to a maximum of four entries being refunded if over 120 cars start the rally.
Regulations will be available in the coming days at www.almc.ie and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Trim on July 2nd!
ALMC Motor Club: SUPPORTING COMPETITORS. BACKING IRISH MOTORSPORT.
As we enter a new Rally Season, why not catch up on your Club Stages Rally from 2015, with the Special Stage programme, on Youtube! We are heading for an bigger Rally this year, with the return visit of many of our friends from the UK, as well as the return of the ALMC Stages Rally to the Triton National Stages Championship, and as always, the Loughransigns.com Midlands East Championship.
(Article courtesy of Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship)
The dates for the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship have been confirmed, with an eight-event, nine-round, schedule covering five gravel and three asphalt rallies.
The Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club is promoting the MSA BHRC under a five-year contract and 2017 will be the third year of that agreement.
The 2017 calendar takes in some of the very best gravel and asphalt rallies in the UK and adds a brand new event, the ALMC Stages in Ireland on Sunday 2 July. Based just outside Dublin, this first-class closed-road rally offers a time and cost-effective Irish event and marks the first time that the championship has visited Southern Ireland. With easy access from the ferry ports and Dublin airport, it should be a popular addition to the schedule.
Once again, Rally Isle of Man will run to a double-header format and the three asphalt events have been grouped together to make things easier for crews changing cars from gravel to asphalt specification.
“We have responded to our competitors by adjusting the balance slightly between asphalt and gravel rallies,” said championship manager Colin Heppenstall. “There is a growing move towards asphalt events in historic rallying and we have reflected this is our calendar.”
The championship will be officially launched at Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC (12-15 January) when championship registrations will be open.
The full 2017 BHRC calendar is:
Sunday 19 February: Red Kite Stages
Saturday 1 April: Rally North Wales
Saturday 29 April: Pirelli Carlisle Rally
Saturday 3 June: Severn Valley Stages
Sunday 2 July: ALMC Stages
Sunday 30 July: Harry Flatters Rally
Thurs-Sat 14-16 Sep: Isle of Man Classic
Fri/Sat 29/30 Sep: Trackrod Historic Cup
Reserve event: Fri/Sat 9/10 June, Carlisle Stages
Note: dates are subject to MSA approval