ACTC Championship

The ACTC was founded in 1981 and the Championship was started in 1984. Since then it has run every year, although awards were not made for 2001 (as the number of events was reduced by the Foot and Mouth crisis), and awards are unlikely to made for 2020 (due to the Coronavirus crisis). This page lists all the events which have been included in the Championship.

  • Allen (Bristol Motor Club): First run in 1946, and included in the Championship every year from 1984 to 2020.
  • Camel Classic (Camel Vale). First run in 1985, and included in the Championship every year from 1985 to 2020.
  • Chase Clouds (Shenstone & District). First run in 1985, and included in the Championship every year from 1986 to 1999 although it did not run in 1999.
  • Clee Hills (VWOC and MAC). First run by the VWOC in 1980, although there had been a Hagley & District event with the same name and run in the same area in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It was included in the Championship from 1984 to 1993 although it did not run in 1988, 1991, and 1993. It was run as an ‘ACTC Invite’ event, by the MAC, in September 1994. It then returned to the Championship from 1996 to 2020, although it was not run in 2001, 2015, and 2018.
  • Cotswold Clouds (Stroud & District). First run 1962, and included in the Championship every year from 1984 to 1989. It then became an ‘ACTC Invite’ event from 1990 to 1999, and returned to the Championship for every year from 2000 to 2020.
  • Derbyshire Conquest (Sporting Owners Drivers Club). First run as the Conquest in 1977, in the Home Counties, by 1983 it had moved to Derbyshire and become the Derbyshire Conquest. It was included in the Championship every year from 1984 to 1990 but the 1990 event was an organisational disaster and the club were informed that the event would be removed from the Championship for 1991 and replaced by the White Peak (see below). The Derbyshire Conquest never ran again after 1990.
  • Exe Valley (Silverton). First run in 1979 (I think), then as an ‘ACTC Invite’ event in 1988 and 1989, and was included in the Championship every year from 1990 to 2000. A similar event was run by the Crash Box and Classic Car Club from 2002 onwards (see below).
  • Exe Valley (Crash Box and Classic Car Club). Included in the Championship every year from 2002 to 2007. Also see above.
  • Exmoor (North Devon). Run as an ‘ACTC Invite’ event in 1988 and 1989, and included in the Championship every year from 1990 to 2020.
  • Exmoor Clouds (Minehead Motor Club). First run in 1973 (I think), and included in the Championship every year from 1984 to 2020.
  • Hardy (Woolbridge). First run as the Vogue Motors Trial in 1971 (I think) it was renamed, first as the Wessex Motors Trial, and then as the Olds Motor Group Trial. The Olds Motor Group Trial was an ‘ACTC Invite’ event in 1985 and 1986, and joined the Championship in 1987. The event was renamed, again, as the Hardy and was included in the Championship from 1988 to 2020, with the following exceptions: in 2005 it was run by the VWOC, not Woolbridge; it was an ‘ACTC Invite’ event in 2010 to 2012; it did not run in 2004, 2007, 2009, and 2017.
  • Ilkley Classic (Ilkley & District). Run as an ‘ACTC Invite’ event in 1994 to 96, then again in 2004 to 2007, and included in the Championship every year from 2008 to 2014. The Yorkshire Dales (see below) is essentially the same event under a new name and run by another club.
  • Kyrle (Ross & District). First run in 1978 (I think), and included in the Championship every year from 1984 to 2019. Before Coronavirus shut down all motorsport Ross had already announced that the Kyrle would not run in 2020.
  • Northern Classic (Fell Side Auto Club). First run as an ‘ACTC Invite’ event in 2000, then included in the Championship every year from 2001 to 2020, except 2009 when it was cancelled.
  • Tamar (Launceston & North Cornwall). Included in the Championship every year from 1984 to 2020.
  • Taw and Torridge (Holsworthy). Included in the Championship every year from 1984 to 2020.
  • Torbay (Torbay). First run in 1987, then as an ‘ACTC Invite’ event in 1988, and included in the Championship from 1989 to 1999 although it did not run in 1990 due to a date change from December (1989) to March (1991). It did not run from 2000 to 2008 inclusive, then has been included in the Championship every year from 2009 to 2020.
  • White Peak (Sheffield & Hallamshire). First run in 1989, then as an ‘ACTC Invite’ event in 1990, and included in the Championship from 1991 to 1997 although it did not run in 1993 and 1997, and I’m not sure about 1994.
  • Yorkshire Dales (Airedale & Pennine): Included in the Championship every year from 2015 to 2020. See Ilkley Classic (above).

In addition to the events listed above, the three main MCC trials, the Exeter, the Lands End, and the Edinburgh have all been Bonus Rounds of the Championship from 1984 to 2020.

For an explanation of the Championship Leagues, and the scoring system (including the Bonus Rounds), see the Championship page of the ACTC Website.

Page updated : 12 May 2020