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  • June Regularity Run
    June Regularity Run
    June Regularity Run
    Sun, 30 Jun
    Folkestone Garden Centre , MR 179/215431
    30 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 15:30
    Folkestone Garden Centre , MR 179/215431, Canterbury Rd, A260, Swingfield Minnis, Folkestone CT15 7HX, UK
    30 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 15:30
    Folkestone Garden Centre , MR 179/215431, Canterbury Rd, A260, Swingfield Minnis, Folkestone CT15 7HX, UK
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URGENT : Marshals Required.

We currently have no marshals for the June Regularity Run which is due to run on Sunday the 30th of June. That's less than two weeks away! If you have any spare time on that day please consider giving a little back to the club. Jack and Matt have put in the hard work to make the event possible, it would be a real shame for that to all be for nothing. If you compete then you know that events can't run without other club members lending a hand. Please don't assume someone else will do it, after all someone else may be assuming you will! If you can spare a little time then please register here -
We'll even try to arrange some sunshine on the day (No promises!).

URGENT : Marshals Required.

Club Rally Championship

The 2023/24 Club Rally Championship. Don't forget to register your Rally Results with our Championship Administrator, Dick Athow, at Regulations for the Championship can be found below

Club Rally Championship

Tour of Kent 2024

The next Tour of Kent will be held on Sunday 6th October 2024. Full details of the 2024 Tour will appear here in due course. We look forward to meeting Tourers old and new in October 2024. Blackpalfrey Motor Club's Annual Tour for Classic Cars continues to support Demelza Hospice Care for Children and we thank you for your generosity towards this charity in previous years. In 2022, thanks to your support £1300 of much needed funds were raised by the Tour of Kent.

Tour of Kent 2024

Join Us

Blackpalfrey's annual subscriptions are only £15 single, £20 for joint (family) members living at the same address or only £5 for under 25's.

Members Subscriptions are due on 31st March each year, but new members who join after 1st January will not need to renew until 31st March the following year.

To join the Club or renew your membership you can now access our online membership system here.  Your details will be held securely and payment is via Paypal, credit or debit card and for those who prefer it cheque.  Our privacy and data protection policy is published on the bottom of the 'Join Us' Page.  For further information about membership please contact our Membership Secretary, Tom Ash, at or click on the name on the contacts page.

About Us

The Blackpalfrey Motor Club was formed in 1965, by a group of rally enthusiasts, as an amalgamation of the Black Horse (a Public House) Car Club from Tunbridge Wells and the William Palfrey Limited (an engineering company) Car Club from Rochester. 

We formed our base in Maidstone and immediately applied for R.A.C. Motor Sport Division (now Motorsport UK) recognition, in order to promote Motor Sport at club level in the South East. We became a limited company in about 1972.  In the mid '70s we became aware that not being affiliated to a town was a disadvantage and we changed the name to 'The Blackpalfrey Motor Club of Kent'. 

In the early years we promoted annually three night road rallies; the Hughes Rally, the Hassel Rally and the Harris Rally, three Autocrosses, Production Car Trials, Grass Autotests and Social events, including Dinner Dances attracting 350 guests etc.  In the 1980s we moved on to promote Slalom Autotests and Sprints on West Malling Airfield, but unfortunately these events came to an end with the development of the Kingshill complex on the old airfield. 

In 1996, we decided that the future of the Club would be with the development of the Classic Motorsport and social scene in Kent and the annual Hughes Historic Rally, with 150 mile road section and tests on private land, was born. In 2004 we ran our first Tour of Kent for cars 'over 20 years old and newer 'interesting' cars'.....and here we are today



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Brian Millen 

Chairman & Highway Editor

Andy Elcomb

Club Secretary

Steve Thompson

Competition Secretary

Phil Smith

Chief Marshal

Grahame Standen

Assistant to Chief Marshal, and

Club Stickers

Trevor Hawkins                

Club Clothing

Lesley Busbridge             

Club Safeguarding Officer

Tom Ash                       

Acting Membership Secretary

Hughes Rally

The 2023 Hughes Rally took place on Saturday 27th May 2023. The full results are available on Hughes Rally page.

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