Monday, 5 July 2021

Half Marathon Sunday September 26th 2021

Radio Crews Required 

This Autumn Half Marathon is run in the Forest of Dean at the end of September. Using the same organization (but a different course) as the popular Spring event, this race follows a forest trails course with no road crossings. This course has some interesting hill challenges and offers a chance to experience the Forest with its late-summer leaf canopy.

This annual event is organised by The Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean and supported by the Forestry Commission. Proceeds are used to support charities, both locally and nationally.

We are very grateful for the involvement and support of a host of individual volunteers, together with a number of local organisations who make this event successful; including the Forestry Commission, the Speech House Hotel and the Forest of Dean Motor Club.

Forest of Dean Autumn Half Marathon (

The Forest of Dean Motor Club will be running radio safety points again along the route:

We need your assistance to make this work, please contact Phil Turley on 01594 562767 help out for a couple of hours on Sunday 26th September 2021 

Thank you 

Bonnets Up Night - Monday 5th July

Good afternoon all

Just a reminder that the next meeting of the HRCR Dean and Marches is the bonnets up tonight.

This event will be held at the Forest Hills Golf Club. 

Post code: GL16 7QD. Start time 7pm.

There will be food available. The inside eating area will be confined to 30 people consisting of a bubble of six to a table.

There is also an outside eating area.

Hopefully the weather will be good.

The usual government guidelines regarding social distancing will apply.

It is a large car park with plenty of space.!

All are welcome, it will be good to meet up AGAIN.!

Paul and the team.

Friday, 11 June 2021

Cotswold Historic Rally – 1st August 2021


Tavern Motor Club are organising the above event on Sunday 1st August.  

The event starts and finishes at Cotswold Edge Golf Club, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7PT with the first car starting at 8.30am.  

The morning will comprise of three Regularities and half of the Tests before lunch and another three Regularities and the remainder of the Tests in the afternoon.  The event is scheduled with the first car finishing around 5pm.

The majority of the 6 Regularities and the 3 Test venues are contained in an area between Stroud, Cirencester, Royal Wootton Basset and Chipping Sodbury, with one Regularity around Cirencester. 

The Regularities, which use the public highway, require 13-16 crews of two people each. Each crew could, if they wanted to, ‘man’ a control on a morning Regularity and another at a different location on an afternoon Regularity, or could do one Regularity control earlier and marshal on a Test later, or vice versa.

Marshals can also ‘man’ a Test venue for the day, and we will need many marshal crews to cover the 3 venues.

If you are interested in marshalling on the event could you please contact myself at or on 01761 233510 before 9pm please.   

You are probably aware by now that marshals have to register online their availability to marshal due to the current COVID restrictions.  Please register at   

If registering online is not possible please contact me on the above contact details.

The entries opened on the 7th June and I’m delighted to say that we have 69 entries within 24 hours!!  Total entry 75 cars so we are very hopeful that we will have a full entry on the day.

Many thanks in advance

Denise Desbois – Chief Marshal

Keith Emery – Deputy Chief Marshal

01761 233510 before 9pm please

Monday, 17 May 2021

Membership Secretary

We are currently seeking a new Membership Secretary. 

If you have good IT skills and able to spend a small amount of time with this important part of the clubs structure please reply below. 

Assistance with the handover of role will be given.

Contact - 

Thursday, 4 March 2021


Press Release: 2021 Architexture Architects Dixies Challenge

Whilst there is growing positive news on COVID-19 restrictions relaxing in the coming months, Forresters Car Club and Forest of Dean Motor Club have taken the decision to not progress with the planning for the Architexture Architects Dixies Challenge Rally, which was due to be held on the 2nd May 2021.

Until the Welsh Government give a clear indication of what their outdoor gathering rules will be, when they will apply from, and form an agreement with Motorsport UK about principles within which we can operate, sadly the majority of motorsport in Wales will still be on pause.  Time has now simply run out for us to consider putting on an event less than 10 weeks away.


Consideration was made to finding a new date later in the year, but with other events planned which are still hoping to happen which both clubs are involved in, being rallies at Caerwent and the Wyedean Rally; and also considering what is already a congested calendar with the other planned Epynt events and not wanting to interfere with them; we have decided that that is not a realistic option.

Forresters Car Club and Forest of Dean Motor Club would like to thank you for your support and we hope to see you at one of our other events, or what we can only hope is a more normal 2022.


The Organising Committee

Forest of Dean Motor Club & Forresters Car Club

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Ken Davies by Paul Loveridge

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Ken Davies.

Ken was a stalwart of historic motorsport, always smiling and enjoying every minute of his rallying exploits.

These ranged from all over the U/K to New Zealand on the Silver Fern Rally and twice competed on the Midnight Sun rally in Sweden.

He also took part on scenic tour events always up for the crack and good humoured banter.

Ken was always keen to help others, financially or plain from the heart advice.

He will be sorely missed.

Our thoughts are with his family in these difficult times.

Paul Loveridge