Wednesday, September 18, 2019


The Knowldale Autumn Tour 2019

Saturday 5th October 2019

Supported by JC Mills Ltd

KCC 1018 3130The Autumn Tour 2019 is a non-competitve Touring Assembly for classic, rally and cherished vehicles, now in its second year.

The route of approximately 75 miles on metalled roads begins and ends at the Huntsman Inn on the A635 near Holmfirth.  Navigation will be by detailed Tulip diagrams so maps are not required, but navigators seeking a challenge may wish to bring OS Landranger maps 109 and 110 to use the alternative navigational instructions provided. 

The entry fee of £20 includes a Rally Plate, a detailed Road Book, Finishers Tokens (for those who do!) and a bacon butty and tea/coffee for the driver and navigator at the start.  

The first car will leave the start at about 10am and return to the Huntsman at about 1pm where meals and refreshments will be available to purchase.

Documentation for the event:

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The Regs. (Additional Supplementary Regulations)

On Line Entry Form

Paper Entry Form (print and post)

Entry List    
  Driver Navigator Car Year
Stephen Cawley Sheila Cawley Mercedes SLK230 1996
2 Peter Waud  Donna Waud BMW 728i 1981 
3 Ian Rowson Paul Cooper Escort RS 2000 1979 
4 John Taylor Joe Taylor Vauxhall Nova 1988
5 Neil Williams Sue Williams Ford Anglia 1967
6 David Clegg  Trevor Pointon  Fiat 500 2011 
7 Ian Stansfield Susan Holmes Ford Escort 1973 
8 Steven Mortimer   Escort RS2000 1978
9 Neil Jessop   Ford Escort 1.6GL 1979
10 Roger Lee-emery Paul Griffin TVR Cerberus 4.5 2000
11 Brian Holt Barry Tickle Toyota MR2 2001
12 John Heppenstall Colin Thompson Porsche 911 4s 2004 
13 Russ Hudson David Bamber Suzuki Swift Sport 2007
14 Ted Roberts David Stott Triumph Stag 1974
15 Howard Walker Jacqueline Walker BMW 635csi 1998 
16 Andrew Taylor David Sanderson Mazda MX5 Turbo 2013
17 Robert Haynes Richard Whitehurst Mazda MX5 1994
18 John Pinder   Renault Clio RS200 2009
19 Jack Corrigan   Mazda Eunos V-Special 1991
20 Neil Andrews Joyce Birtwistle Porsche Boxter S 2001
21 Chris Rae Terrry May Toyota GT86 2014 
22 Michael Pedley   TR7 V8 1978

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The John Clegg Mini Miglia Tour 2019 (Scroll down for the entry list and code board scores)

Supported by Therma-Clad

As in recent years, the 2019 John Clegg Mini Miglia Tour started from the NWA Auction site at Crooklands (just off J36 of the M6.)  A Touring Assembly of 135 miles was planned over classic road rally routes.  By popular request, the finish whold be at Banny's Fish & Chip Restaurant by Boundary Mill in Colne. 

Many hours of strong winds and heavy rain before and during the event caused the Clerk of Course to call an end to proceedings at the Fat Lamb lunch halt when the course opening car was unable to find a safe route to the finish.

The John Clegg Mini Miglia 2019 from the Course Car.

In the weeks running up to the event and bearing in mind the ‘Beast’ from last year, we were worried about the possibility of snow on the higher parts of the route. However, the day before the event the detailed area forecast was for wind, rain and possibly some early fog, but no snow or ice.

The morning run from Crooklands went well, plenty of running and standing water on the roads and the odd deeper stretch. After we put out the first code board, my feet were wet from water running down the road. By the time we had placed the 9th or 10th board, we were both soaked through and very glad of the roaring fire which awaited at the Fat Lamb. The only serious concern had been the height of the river in Ravenstonedale which was very near to overrunning its banks.

Leaving the Fat Lamb we soon came across the first deep flood on the B road running south from Kirkby Stephen - we got through, but clearly couldn’t expect the entrants to follow suit, so contacted the CoC and advised a reroute down the A683 and across the A684 to rejoin the planned route near Garsdale Head station.

When we arrived at the rejoin point, someone coming down from Dent station told us Dentdale was impassable. Once again we contacted the CoC and advised the reroute should continue along the A684 into Hawes and then run south to Ingleton via the B road. We only traveled a mile or so along the 684 towards Hawes before coming across another impassable flood.

Turning back, we decided to try the road over from Garsdale to Cowgill and to then turn left to try to reach the Ingleton B road. From Cowgill the road runs alongside and then bridges the river, which we could see was a torrent. After crossing the bridge we had to drive upstream through the river which had overflowed. Clearly another no go for the tour.

By the time we reached the B road into Ingleton and had a phone signal, the CoC had already advised crews to head for the finish along the major roads. A sensible decision - the rain was still heavy and waterfalls had appeared on the hills where we’ve never seen them before. Alongside the A65 huge areas of land were under water and it’s likely that our route around Wray, Slaidburn and Downham would have been difficult if not impassable.

For those who made it to the finish, we were delighted to see you there. For those who didn’t, we’re sorry that the conditions got the better of us but we did our best to find you a safe re-route. CoC Steve Warrington will be in touch.

Photos from the tour are in the Gallery   

Entry List
  Driver Navigator   Code Boards (/13)
1 Ian Rowson Paul Cooper Escort RS2000 Custom  13
 2 Thomas Wardle Andy Robinson MX5  13
 3 James Lavery Jonathan Lavery MX5
 4 Andrew Stanworth Alan Ridehalgh 997  13
 5 Roger Lee-emery Paul Griffin Cerbera  13
 6 Neil Williams Susan Williams Escort RS2000
 7 Phil Howarth Dave Hunt ZS  13
 8 David Barritt Olly Barritt  96v4  13
9 Daniel Barritt Vickie Barritt Mini  13
10 Malc Graham Charles Woodward F  13
11 Duncan Hopkinson Charles Hopkinson C GT  13
12 Edward Roberts David Stott Stag  Retired
13 Brian Holt Barry Tickle MR2  13
14 David Clegg James Pointon 500  10
15 Gavin Johnstone Oliver Johnstone Z3  13
16 Steve Costello Robert Lyons 911  12
17 Mike Kirk Mike Davies Escort RS  13
18 Mark Smith Steve Greenald WRX STI  10
19 Craig Cooper Dave Woods WRX STI
20 Neal Jessop Escort RS2000
21 Steven Mortimer Escort RS2000
22 Austin Bell Catherine Bell Fiesta Mk1 13 
23 Gordon Waddington Carol Waddington MX5 13
24 Malcolm Grisdale Roger Harrison Midget
25 Mike Wood Eileen Dyson Fiesta
26 Margaret Breakell Geoff Awde
27 Ian Harrison Ellie Murray Celerio
28 Simon Boardman Roger Mather Amazon 13
29 Steve Dudley Rachel Christie  BGT 13
30 Roger Goth Geoff Dracup BMW Z3 11
31 Andrew Ogden Sue Ogden GTV 13 
32 Geff Bateman Maggy Bateman BGT 13
33 John Parker Martin Oglesby  MGB  13
34 Ian Swallow Victoria Swallow Satria GTi 13
35 Stephen Cawley Jonathan Cawley  SLK  13
36 Russ Hudson  Dve Bamber Swift Sport  13
37 Roger Wilson David Stott  Z4  13
38 Andy Howarth Peter Oldfield Ceed 12
39 John Ettridge Sarah Ettridge Z3 
40 Phil Dean Aideen Dean A4 Avant 13
41 John Taylor Joe Taylor Nova GTE 
42 Michael Pedley George Warrington 911 Carrera 9
43 Norm Briers Mark Earnshaw  Panda 4x4 
44 Peter Waud Donna Waud  728i 
45 Howard Walker Jacqueline Walker 526i 13
46 Graham Darcy Geoff Powell 
47 John Heppenstall Colin Thompson Carrera 4S 12
48 Chris Rae Terry May GT86 13
49 Steve Entwistle Jeff Smith Orangebox Mini 13
50 David Pedley Mike Cartwright MX5 13
51 Jim Oates Stuart Jervis C2 VTS 13





'The Beast From The East 2' v Knowldale's 44


On the Thursday before the event the weather was still fine and warm'ish, but the weather for the Eastern side of the route was looking grim, saying freezing conditions and snow would be coming in and forecasting temperatures between -1 and -4 and light snow but high winds starting between 11.00am and 1.00pm on Saturday. 

Route planner Deryck Pickup reports:"I went round the route on Thursday with Ted (Roberts) and it was all totally clear, even Tan Hill. The worst road was Garsdale Head which still had big banks of snow at the sides but was still passable. I came to the conclusion that because nobody lives up there it was probably the last road to be cleared last time, and probably would be again."

It was decided to plan re-routes to be deployed as necessary. Garsdale Head/Dent Station would be easy enough to avoid by using the main road from the Hawes lunch halt, losing only 7.5 miles of route.  Unfortunately prior to that in the morning it wasn't possible to cut out the likely problem roads without using other problem roads. 

Deryck: "The solution was to turn right in Kirkby Stephen and use the B road that comes out on the A684, turn left and follow that road into Hawes. Mileage loss 22 miles. So almost 30 miles lost in total. I then did a re-route sheet in case it was needed."

On the day, Ray Dale and Andrew Lord marshalled on the road leading to Leases Ford to hand out a mini re-route around it if necessary, but the ford was fine so was left in. As it turned out, all the route up to Kirkby Stephen was passable. Deryck and Ted in the course opening car set off along the rest of the route, with Clerk of Course Steve Warrington awaiting their phone call should the route be impassable. Come that call, Dave Pedley and Alan Kitson would set up a control on the road coming down into Kirkby Stephen and hand out a re-route sheet.

MX5 in Leases Ford


Deryck: "We didn't have any major problems until turning on to the Tan Hill road proper where its a tight hairpin right and a fairly steep hill. It was immediately obvious that this road hadn't been used as much as the others and we we were struggling to keep moving up the hill. Just before the top of the hill there is a farm road on the right - no one had been any further and there was a snowdrift across the road.

We actually got through the drift but when we got on the flat we stopped to have a weigh-up and took the decision it would be irresponsible and so I rang Steve and told him to instigate Plan B. We then returned to Kirkby Stephen to make sure Dave and Alan were there and then went straight to the lunch halt along the re-route to make sure it was OK. -  It was. "

At the lunch halt in Hawes reports were coming in that an MX5 had gone off and drowned out in Leases ford and blocked the route, forcing some crews to find their own way round. Ray and Andrew went down to the ford and towed the MX5 out, so the later numbers didn't have any trouble. (Photo from Dickon Siddall showing stricken MX5.)

 Deryck and Ted attempted Garsdale Head and got as far as Garsdale Station before slithering to a halt on the hill, so the second re-route was instigated, after which the route to the finish was problem free. 

 At the finish, most crews had polished off their fish 'n chips and the atmosphere in Banny's was buzzing - in spite of everything everyone said they'd had a good do - when Jim Porter eventually arrived. It turned out that he did his own re-route around Leases Ford, hadn't gone through Dave Pedley's control and so was unaware of the re-route and therefore stuck to the original route over Tan Hill.  He managed to get over, along with one other MX5.  You can't keep a good man down! (Jim Porter won the Mini Miglia Road Rally in 1971 sitting alongside Roger Clark in an Escort Mexico.)

Jim Porter's MX5 Outside Tan Hill Inn

Deryck once more: "I spoke to him at Banny's and he said it was "a bit grim". I think he's probably a master of understatement! He also said we had done the right thing and that although one car on its own could get through, 40-odd cars would definitely have had some problems."  (Photo taken by Jim Porter of his MX5 outside the Tan Hill Inn.)


The driver in the ford (or was it a Mazda?) had to call the RAC because the ECU in the footwell was full of water and it would not run. The RAC man said there was nothing he could do because it would need a new ECU. The crew were having none of this and bid him 'proceed on his way.' They then took off the ECU and baked it in the local farmer's AGA, re-fitted it, fired it up and returned to Banny's, having still had a good time!


From 47 entrants only 3 did not arrive at the start. Out of those one was on call from his work and had been called in, and the other two drivers both still turned out to navigate in other cars. They all deserve a medal for turning up. The driver of the TVR (Roger Lee-Emery) had broken down on the way, managed to get back home and came in another of his fleet!


The next day, Sally Traffic was advising everybody not to travel in the Kirkby Stephen area.


John Clegg Mini Miglia 2018 Code Board Results       
No. Driver Navigator Car Card 1 Card 2 Total
1 Jim Porter Jo Porter Mazda MX5      
2 Thomas Wardle Andy Robinson Mazda MX5 9 9 18
3 Gary Gough Dave Betts Mazda MX5      
4 James Lavery Kenny Adiss Mazda MX5      
5 Charlie Woodward Phil Shaw Talbot Sunbeam 9 9 18
6 Gavin Johnstone Oliver Johnstone BMW Z3 8 9 17
7 John Taylor Joe Taylor Vauxhall Nova 9 9 18
8 Geoff Awde Tom Blackburn MGB 6 8 14
9 Brian Holt Barry Tickle Mazda MX5 9 8 17
10 Duncan Hopkinson Ian Hopkinson MG C GT 9 9 18
11 Andy Stanworth Alan Ridehalgh Porsche 997  9 9 18
12 Roger Lee-Emery Paul Griffin Maserati 9 8 17
13 Mike Wood Eileen Dyson Ford Focus 8 9 17
14 Stephen Cawley Jonathan Cawley Mercedes SLK230 8 9 17
15 Mark Smith Steve Greenald Subaru WRX STI 7 7 14
16 Mark Dempsey George Warrington Porsche 911 9 9 18
17 Ian Rowson Paul Cooper Ford Focus st170 5 9 14
18 Steven Mortimer   Escort Mk2 RS2000      
19 Andrew Ogden John Hartley Alfa Romeo GTV 9 9 18
20 Neil Jessop   Ford Escort Mk2      
21 Phil Howarth Kevin Jessop Mazda MX5 6 5 11
22 Roger Harrison Elizabeth Harrison Frazer Nash Fast Tourer      
23 Norm Briers Mark Earnshaw Alfa 156 V6 8 9 17
24 Austin bell Catherine Bell Fiesta fiesta 8 9 17
25 Neil Williams Sue Williams Ford Escort RS2000 8   8
26 Malcolm Grisdale Janet Grisdale MG Midget 8 9 17
27 Mike Kirk Mike Davies Ford Escort RS2000 6 9 15
28 Jack Mather Stephen Mather Seat Leon Fr 9 9 18
29 David Careless Sarah Carteless Subaru Levorg 6 8 14
30 John Elford Janet Elford Alfa Romeo Spider 8 8 16
31 Steve Entwistle Bob Hargreaves Mini 'Orangebox' 8 9 17
32 Paul Jackson Ginny Jackson Alfa romeo spider 939      
33 Derek. Ormerod Andy Milner Escort RS2000 MK2 8 9 17
34 Ian Swallow Vicky Swallow Vauxhall Tigra 9 9 18
35 Cliff Simmonds David Bamber MG MIdget 8 9 17
36 Roger Wilson Bill Hawkes BMW Z4 9 9 18
37 Peter Sharples James Sharples Saab 93 Convertible 9 9 18
38 Brian Bradley Andrew Marinson Golf MK1 8 7 15
39 David Barritt TBA Saab 96 9 9 18
40 John Ettridge Sarah Ettridge Citroen C2 7 9 16
41 Geoff Bateman Maggy Bateman MG BGT 9 8 17
42 Ciara Pedley Michael Pedley Ford Escort XR3 9 9 18
43 Martin Oglesby John Parker Opel Kadett GT/E 9 9 18
44 Tony Tomlinson Lynn Tomlinson Sunbeam Lotus 8   8
45 James Swallow Alex Brown Vauxhall Corsa 8 9 17
46 Graham Darcy Geoff Powell MGB GT 9 9 18
47 Simon Boardman Mathew Thatcher Volvo Amazon 7 9 16


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The Knowldale Autumn Tour 2018

(Scroll down for the results of the code board check sheets)

A new event in our calendar, the Knowldale Autumn Tour took place on Saturday 6th October.  KCC 1018 3046

The Autumn Tour was aimed at classic and collectors vehicle owners and one-make/model owners.  Like the Mini Miglia, it is a non-competitve run and at 65 miles catered for those who don't want distance of a full day challenge. A shorter route of about 45 miles was offered. 

The weather forecast for the day promised heavy rain all morning but it remained fine and dry with the sun attempting an appearance as the first cars reached the finish. The event started at the Turnpike Inn near Junction 22 of the M62, where crews had breakfast of bacon butties whilst signing on and collecting their tulip-style road book. Those who wished could use the tricky navigational instructions also provided to plot the route on OS Maps 103, 104 and 110.

The route began with a run around Scammonden Water into Ripponden before skirting Sowerby Bridge and running over the moor KCC 1018 3013into Oxenholme.  The longer route then continued over the moors into Trawden and turned towards Hebden Bridge over Widdop. Roadworks in Mytholmroyd delayed proceedings somewhat but it was worth the wait for a final push through Ripponden Maze and over Pike End to the finish.  

At intervals along the route, code boards were put out both to reassure crews they were on the correct route and also to allow the organisers to see who had followed the correct route.

More of Dickon Siddall's photographs from the event are in the Gallery or can be seen at


Entry List
  Driver  Navigator  Vehicle  Code Boards 
        (Out of 15)
1 Roger Lee-Emery Paul Griffin TVR Cerbera  15
2 Ian Rowson Paul Cooper Escort RS2000 Custom  12
3 Michelle Swallow Lucy Scott Proton Wira Evo2  12
4 Andy Stanworth Alan Ridehalgh Mini Cooper S  15
5 Neil Williams Susan Williams Ford Anglia 105e  11
6 John Elford   Alfa Romeo Spider  Non starter
7 Paul Jackson   Alfa Romeo GTV6  Non starter
8 Ted Roberts David Stott Triumph Stag  11
9 Steve Mortimer    Escort RS2000 Mk2  0
10 Neil Jessop   Escort Mk2 1.6GL  0
11 Stephen Cawley Sheila Cawley Mercedes SLK 230  14
12 Geoff Awde Maragaret Breakell MGB  13
13  Martin Butler Graham Sherwood TVR Chimeara  10
14 Andrew Taylor Steph P Mazda MX5 BR GTi Turbo  10
15 Michael Serene John McCormick Jaguar XKR Convertible  13
16 Laurence Jones Amanda  Jaguar XJS  8 (short route)
17 Derek Ormerod David Crowder Escort Mk2  13
18 John Heppenstall Colin Thompson  Porsche Carrera 4s  13
19 Thomas Wardle Richard Whitehurst Mazda MX5  13
20 Mike Littlewood Martin Bradbury Alvis Silver Eagle  13
21 Eric Thornley Martin Beamish VW Lupo  Non starter
22 Andrew Ogden John Hartley Alfa Romeo GTV  15
23 Trevor Pointon David Clegg Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite  6
24 Chris Hipkins Fiona Hipkins Triumph TR6  12
25 Michael Pedley George Warrington Porsche 911 Carrera  14
26 Andrew Heywood Gillian Heywood Triumph TR3  None starter
27 Cliff Simmonds David Bamber MG Midget  Retired
28 Tim Cruttenden Stephen Broadbent Nissan Micra K10  14
29 Russ Hudson Peter Hobson Suzuki Swift Sport  13
30 Peter Waud Donna Waud BMW 728i  14
31 Howard Walker Jacqueline Walker BMW E38 740i  15
32 Sarah Ettridge John Ettridge BMW Z3  15
33 Chris Ingham John Goy Alfa Romeo 916  13
34 Tom Gray Andrea Gray Alfa Romeo Spider  6
35 Colin Brennan Pamela Brennan Subaru Impreza  0


 John Clegg Mini Miglia 2018

As in recent years, the 2018 run will start from the NWA Auction site at Crooklands (just off J36 of the M6.)  A Touring Assembly run of approximately 150 miles over classic road rally routes.  By popular request, the finish will be at Banny's Fish & Chip Restaurant by Boundary Mill in Colne.

The Road Book mileages for the tulips on this year's run have been set using the Rallytripmeter app which is available free for both Apple and android devices.


Entry List
1  Jim Porter Jo Porter  Mazda   MX5 
 2  Thomas Wardle  Andy Robinson  Mazda  MX5
 3  Gary Gough  Dave Betts  Mazda  MX5
 4  James Lavery  Kenny Adiss  Mazda  MX5
 5  Charlie Woodward  Phil Shaw  Talbot  Sunbeam
 6  Gavin Johnstone  Oliver Johnstone  BMW   Z3
 7  John Taylor  Joe Taylor BMW  M3
 8  Geoff Awde  Tom Blackburn  MG MGB 
9  Brian Holt Barry Tickle  Mazda  MX5 
10  Duncan Hopkinson Ian Hopkinson  MG  MGC GT 
11  Andy Stanworth Alan Ridehalgh   Porsche 997 
12  Roger Lee-Emery  Paul Griffin  TVR  Cerbera 4.5
13  Mike Wood  Eileen Dyson  Ford  Focus
14  Stephen Cawley  Jonathan Cawley  Mercedes  SLK 230
15  Mark Smith  Steve Greenald  Subaru  WRX STi
16  Mark Dempsey  George Warrington  Porsche  911
17  Ian Rowson  Paul Cooper  Ford  Focus ST170
18  Steven Mortimer  TBC  Ford  Escort RS2000 Mk2
19  Andrew Ogden  John Hartley  Alfa Romeo  GTV
20  Neil Jessop  TBC  Ford  Escort Mk 2
21  Phil Howarth  Kevin Jessop  Mazda  MX5
22  Roger Harrison  Elizabeth Harrison  Frazer Nash  1926 Fast Tourer
23  Norm Briers  Mark Earnshaw  Alfa Romeo  156 V6
24  Austin Bell  Catherine Bell  Ford  Fiesta
25  Neil Williams  Sue Williams  Ford  Escort RS2000
26  Malcolm Grisdale  Janet Grisdfale  MG  Midget
27  Mike Kirk  Mike Davies  Ford  RS2000
28  Jack Mather  Stephen Mather  Seat  Leon
29  David Careless  Sarah Careless  Subaru  Levorg
30  John Elford  Janet Elford  Alfa Romeo  Spider
31  Steve Entwistle  Jeff Smith  BMC  Mini "Orangebox"
32  Paul Jackson  Ginny Jackson  Alfa Romeo  939 Spider
33  Derek Ormerod  Andy Milner  Ford  Escort RS2000 Mk2
34  Ian Swallow Vicky Swallow  Vauxhall  Tigra 
35  Cliff Simmonds  David Bamber  MG Midget
36  Roger Wilson  Bill Hawkes  BMW   Z4
37  Peter Sharples  James Sharples  Saab  93 Convertible
38  Brian Bradley  Andrew Marinson  Volkswagen  Golf Mk1
39  David Barritt  TBC  Saab  96
40  John Ettridge Sarah Ettridge   Citroen   C2
41  Geoff Bateman  Maggy Bateman  MG  BGT
42  Ciara Pedley  Michael Pedley  Ford  Escort XR3
43  Martin Oglesby  John Parker  Opel  Kadett GTE
44  Tony Tomlinson  Lynn Tomlinson  Talbot  Sunbeam Lotus
45  James Swallow  Alex Brown  Vauxhall   Corsa
46  Graham Darcy  Geoff Powell  MG  BGT
47  Simon Boardman  Matthew Thatcher  Volvo   Amazon


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