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SmeatharpeTest day

For the club's 11th Test day we are pleased to return to Smeatharpe this New Year on Saturday, 22nd January 2022. Ideally timed for a pre-season shakedown or just get some test mileage on the car…

autotest at smeatharpe


An Autotest at Smeatharpe! Come along and enter. Great fun in a controlled environment! Different test layouts with up to 3 runs on each. Bring the family.. 3, 2, 1 GO !

the primrose Rally

The Primrose Navigational Rally, with a traditional feel, this South Hams classic will test beginners and masters alike! It was a wet and muddy affair in 2020 and it returns for 2022. Are you up to it?

DL Motorsport PartsTSH Stages

110+ miles of sealed surface rallying over 2 days in May in glorious North West Cornwall. Where WRC cars compete against clubman cars, the event for everyone!

The Carl Sorensen    Rally

55+ miles of sealed surface rallying at Portreath. Come and celebrate Carl's life on the Cornish coast this June!

July Autocross Meeting

We return to Manns Newton Farm for our mid summer event. Following the success of past events, we are expecting healthy entries, so please be sure to get your entry in early.

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Saturday 22nd January

WELCOME to the Autotest at Smeatharpe! This event is open to anyone as an introduction to "grass roots" motorsport! - see event pages for full details.  Use your "daily driver"... come and have some fun!

More Autotest details / regs / entry here

Test Day

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Saturday 22nd January

WELCOME to the Test Day at Smeatharpe near Honiton. A practice/training event organised for our members.Blow out the cobwebs at this winter warmer in readiness for the new season! Entry opens EARLY December.

Test Day details here

Latest news

January 8th, 2022 - Esports "live"

    • Venue: Worldwide from your place!
    • Time: Anytime!

Details here


26th/27th February - The Primrose Rally

    • 140 miles on OS 201
    • Entries open shortly!..

Details here

Calendar of events

2022 events at a glance...
22 January - Test Day 14 May - TSH Stages (1 day) 5/6 November - The Harvest Rally
22 -January - Auto Test 26 June - Carl Sorensen Rally (1 day)  Keep an eye out for other events...
26/27 February - The Primrose Rally 16/17 July - Autocross (2 day)  

The Club also runs a number of "Grass Roots" events, EG: Auto Tests and Fun day "Taster" events.

Keep an eye on the Facebook pages: Diary  and  Club

 New helpers always welcome...  Contact us here


South Hams Motor Club in South Devon

SHMC member Andy Ballantyne co-driving on the 2012 Wyedean Rally

1965 - 2020 Celebrating 55 years!!

The South Hams Motor Club has its roots firmly in club level motorsport. Celebrating 55 years in 2020 the club has established a great reputation for promoting motorsport in the southwest of England. Geographically, the club “footprint” lies along the A38 Expressway and between Torbay and Plymouth.

We do of course have members from outside the area but mainly we live within the “South Hams”. The club meets at different pubs on a social basis and there is a monthly committee meeting where the forthcoming events are planned.

There is always something going on whether it is a Scalextric Grand Prix or National Rally – you just have to join in – we are a friendly bunch! "Gymkhanas" are always popular as a "grass roots" event held in a field during the summer... EXCEPT for Ken Block who has his own definition - click on the right thumb to watch his latest video!

Ken Block's Gymkhana :: Don't try this at home... just turn up the volume!

Major events that the club has organised over the years include:

SHMC member Adrian Brown having a day out at the Smeatharpe Test Day - does he ever stop smiling....

Adrian Brown - Escort MK1

Pictures from the above and many other events can be seen in our Photo Album.

Despite modern technology (internet website), our club magazine “The Chequered Flag” is still the backbone of the club – this is sent out monthly with details of what’s going on – socially and competitively.

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Marshals Motorsport UK card

Legendary co-driver Nicky Grist helped Motorsport UK launch a new online training and accreditation scheme for rally and cross country marshals at the 2016 Autosport International.

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TSH 2019 Winners

Congratulations to....

Tony Rees & Jamie Vaughan - 1st Overall

Neil Harrison & David Ley - 1st Class A

Tony Rendell and Lisa Rendell - 1st - Class B

Dave Thomas& Gary Whittington - 1st Class C

Kev Carr & Chris Pippen - 1st - Class D

Ben Moore & Andy Tomlinson - 1st Class E

Pictures copyright Andy Manston

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