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the primrose Rally

The Primrose Navigational Rally, with a traditional feel, this South Hams classic will test beginners and masters alike! It was a testing affair in 2023 and returns to Maps 201 & 202's lanes for 2024. Are you up to it?

South West Targa Rally 2024

Tests on roads and gravel tracks at RRH Portreath, Cornwall. StreetCar, Clubman and Interclub classes. See you in July!

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The Primrose Rally

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Sat. 16th / Sun. 17th March

WELCOME to the Primrose Navigational Rally. A 145 mile route in the South West of England, it will be a challenging event for Masters and Beginners alike!  Entry opens in January! Take on OS 201 & 202!

Rally details / regs. here

South West Targa

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Saturday 20th July

South Hams Motor Club is delighted to bring back the South West Targa this July.  Watch this space for miles of fun on the roads and tracks at RRH Portreath, Cornwall!  See you in the summer...

Rally details / etc. here

Latest news

January 17th, 2024- Esports "live"

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

Details here


Awards Dinner, 17th February

    • Join us when we celebrate the past year
    • Buy your tickets now (£21 per person)

Details here

Steve and Yvonne Furzeland - 1st Overall TSH Stages 2023  -  Copyright: Howard Fowler /

Calendar of events 2024

2024 events at a glance... Get these in your diary!!!
20 January - Test Day 11/12 May - TSH Stages (CANCELLED) 7/8 September - Autocross (2 days)
16/17 March - The Primrose Rally 20 July - Targa Rally (Portreath) 5/6 October - The Harvest Rally
 Keep an eye out for other events... 28 July - Totnes Show Autotest 9/10 November - The Guy Fawkes Rally

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 - 2024 Celebrating 59 years!!

The South Hams Motor Club has its roots firmly in club level motorsport. Celebrating 59 years in 2024 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 the late Ken Block who has his own definition - click on the right thumb to watch his legendary videos!

R.I.P. Ken - 2/January/2023.

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.

Introducing StreetCar - Motorsport in your everyday roadcar...

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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.

Read more here...

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TSH 2023 Winners

Congratulations to....

Steve and Yvonne Furzeland - 1st Overall

Rob Bolt and Paul Hoad - 1st Class A

John Lewis & Kath Curzon - 1st - Class B

Mark and Nic Clayton - 1st Class C

Tony Rees and Sophie Louise Buckland - 1st - Class D

Danielle Furzeland and Mark Johnson - 1st Class E


Pictures copyright Howard Fowler

CO2 and Climate change

As part of our commitment to:
•    The protection of the environment
•    Reducing the detrimental impact of events on the environment
•    Improving the sustainability of motorsport in the UK

We donate a small environmental levy from our events to offset the CO2 produced by all competing vehicles, and that of the South Hams Motor Club organisers on the event. We invest this in a local tree planting scheme to permanently offset the carbon produced and to achieve net-zero carbon for our events.

Read more here.

Let's have some fun!

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