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the Harvest Rally

The Harvest Navigational Rally, will have a traditional feel. This South Hams classic will test beginners and masters alike! This is a rally that you can step up to from a "12 car" event at minimal cost!

SmeatharpeTest day

For the club's annual Test day we are pleased to return to Smeatharpe this New Year on Saturday, 20th January 2024. Ideally timed for a pre-season shakedown or just get some test mileage on the car…

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The Harvest Navigational Rally

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Sat. 4th/Sun. 5th November

WELCOME to the Harvest Navigational Rally. A compact 165 mile route on OS Map 202, it will be a challenging event for Masters and Beginners alike! Supported by Chuley Road Garage, Ashburton.

Rally details / regs. here

Test Day

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Saturday 20th 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 20:00hrs, 3rd December.

Test Day details here

Latest news

January 1st, 2023 - Esports "live"

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

Details here


August 5/6th, 2023 - Autocross

    • A new venue for 2023
    • Entry now open

Details here

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

Calendar of events 2023

2023 events at a glance... Get these in your diary!!!
21 January - Test Day 1 April - Stage Rally (Portreath) 5/6 August - Autocross (2 days)
21 January - AutoSolo 13/14 May - TSH Stages (2 days) 4/5 November - The Harvest Rally
25/26 February - The Primrose Rally 8 July - Targa Rally (Portreath)  Keep an eye out for other events...

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


Calendar of events 2024

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

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 - 2023 Celebrating 58 years!!

The South Hams Motor Club has its roots firmly in club level motorsport. Celebrating 58 years in 2023 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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