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2023 DLOC International Rally

Wednesday 5th July to Sunday 9th July 2023

Kegworth-Wymeswold, East Midlands, England

The Location:
East Midlands

The DLOC International Rally 2023 will be held in the beautiful countryside of the East Midlands 

From the Wolds in the east and the great Sherwood Forest in the north, we have a packed weekend - Robin Hood, the Major Oak, historic medieval battlegrounds, the tomb of Richard III - the last King to die in battle - the National Space Centre, a bell foundry, a steam railway, multiple National Trust sites, art, culture and some of the most vibrant cities in England. 

The Rally Hotel
Burliegh Court Conference Centre and Hotel

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The Burleigh Court is a 4 star hotel in the heart of the Loughborough University Campus. Loughborough is the UK's premier university for automotive and aeronautical engineering - so with our Daimlers and Lanchesters, we will be right at home there. 


Burleigh Court has all of the creature comforts that you would expect from a 4-star hotel room. It has 185 en-suite double rooms including eight executive suites, 11 accessible rooms and 19 twin rooms.

The rooms are well-appointed with all the items you need for that home-from-home experience. All rooms include free 1gbps Wi-Fi network, flat screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, ironing facilities and luxury toiletries.

The hotel has a first class swimming pool, gym and Spa centre - Burleigh Springs which is free for hotel guests. Burleigh Court promises to be a special place to stay.

Please contact Burleigh Court Hotel direct to book.
Telephone 01509 633033, quoting Reference:
Daimler Classic Car Club -1249

There is a flat room rate for single or double occupancy of £130 for Bed & Breakfast.

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Alternative Hotel: The Queens Head, Belton

In addition to the Burleigh Court rally hotel, we thought it would be good to provide an alternative not far away for those that want to do their own thing.

Twin £99 per night

Double room  £99 per night

Super king room  £110 per night

all rooms include breakfast.

Contact the hotel directly to get these discounted rates on 01530 222 359 or by email at

You can find out more about this classic British Pub with rooms on their website



Programme of Events

Wednesday 5th July 2023

Arrival at the Hotel, Meet and Greet
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Sandra, Andy and the team will be on hand to meet you and have your Rally Packs ready.
The bar is inviting and t
he food is good! Let's get to know each other on the busy days that follow.


Meet & Greet & handing out of Rally Packs at Burleigh Court Hotel


THURSDAY 6th July         

FRIDAY 7th July


6 pm-7pm

9am -10am; 6pm -7pm

9am -9.45 am 

9am -10am


Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel, Off Ashby Road (A512),
Loughborough University (West Park), Loughborough, Leicestershire,
LE11 3GR


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Thursday 6th July 2023

Group visit to John Taylor & Co, Bell Foundry  SORRY - SOLD OUT!

At the Taylor Bell Foundry, probably more large bells have been cast than at any other bell foundry in the history of bell founding. Bells from Loughborough have been exported all over the world. Unlike some other English Bell Founders who have contracted out the casting of such large bells whilst putting their name on them, all the bells are cast in Taylor’s own foundry by its own skilled craftsmen using the traditional skills associated only with English bell founding.

Address: The Bell Foundry, Freehold Street, Loughborough, LE11 1AR

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Cost of visit: £11.00 Full Foundry Tour      SORRY - SOLD OUT!

Note: Parking is impossible but we have ordered a fleet of taxis

Friday 7th July 2023

Classic Car Run to Barkby Hall
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The association of the Pochin [pronounced Putchin] family with Barkby goes back to 1447, and they were landowners in the area for at least two centuries before that. Previously they came from Whissendine in Rutland having arrived in this country at a minor event in 1066 [as immigrants!]

The present house was built by Wyatt in 1807 around an Elizabethan core dating from about 1600. The house was reduced in size in the 1850’s and has undergone various other changes in 1870 [front door moved] and 1902 [Billiard room] and a swimming pool in 2000. Extensive repairs against dry rot were done in 1990’s. The house and grounds are a private domain not normally open to the public, but you are most welcome to enjoy the gardens.

The gardens extend to around 8 acres including the woodland and the Parkland is about 50 acres and may have been designed by William Emes. The gardens seem to have been redesigned about every 50 years and are presently undergoing another redesign.

The family’s first car in 1906 was a 30hp Daimler. The car collection, which includes many Daimlers, Aston Martins and a magnificent Green Goddess Fire Pump - has been built up by the present owner John Pochin during his lifetime.

Roots Farm Shop of Barkby can provide a superb lunch box for £10 containing a piece of Pork Pie, a piece of Quiche, Sandwiches, Salad & a Cold Drink. (Special Dietary Requirements can be catered for, please specify.)
Please order at the time of booking your visit to Barby Hall.

Navigation to Barkby Hall will be in the form of TULIP navigation instructions - it's a fun way to navigate!

Address: Barkby Hall, Beeby Road, Barkby LE7 3QB

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Cost of visit: £5.00 to include the Tulip instruction book

Saturday 8th July 2023

Group visit to National Space Centre       SORRY - SOLD OUT!
optional - King Richard III Visitor Centre 
National Space Centre

With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out-of-this-world experience.


Rocket Tower - As you approach the National Space Centre from any route into the City you will catch glimpses of the 42 metre high Rocket Tower. The iconic Rocket Tower at the National Space Centre is home to Blue Streak and Thor Able rockets, as well as the Gagarin Experience, Apollo Lunar Lander and real Moon Rock.


The semi-transparent tower, which is clad in high-tech ETFE “pillows”, was designed specially to house the Centre’s largest artefacts, including the Blue Streak and Thor Able Rockets.

Our visit will include a Planetarium Show, which is a presenter-led show and is the highlight of the visit.



We will have our own parking area (free to park if visiting the Space Centre, otherwise £3.00).
You can leave your car here if you want to visit the 
Victorian Abbey Pumping Station which is right next door
or if you want to extend your visit to the 
King Richard III Visitor Centre - details below.

Address: National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

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Group Entry £14.00pp  Please book early with us.
Optional lunch voucher for £7.00pp, towards the cost of hot/cold lunch (cooked & prepared onsite). NOTE There are no other food facilities within walking distance.

King Richard III Visitor Centre 

The King Richard III Visitor Centre has won the Best Museum Award for 2022 and numerous awards since it opened in 2014.  It is a fantastic interactive centre, housed in a former school, located right next to the spot where King Richard III’s remains were found - a Council Car Park in August 2012.

You can see the original resting place of the King within the Visitor Centre.

Unfortunately, Leicester Cathedral is closed for refurbishment, so you cannot visit the tomb where Richard III is reburied.

Leicester’s historic  Guildhall is next door to the Cathedral. It dates from 1390, although it’s free to visit. it is a popular wedding venue, so not always open!


How to get there: 

Park at National Space Centre Car Park and catch the bus into Leicester City Centre. Alternatively, drive into the City Centre and use one of the Highcross Shopping Centre car parks (LE1 4FY or LE1 4QJ)


Entry fee: Adults- £10 & Over 60’s - £9.4QJ).

Saturday 8th July 2023 Evening

Gala Rally Dinner - 7pm    10 Places just come available 
Please book before : 30 June
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Starter Course

Smoked haddock and spring onion fish cake, curried mayo.

Roasted tomato and red pepper soup, herb oil (ve)

Mushroom and Stilton tart with Waldorf salad and herb dressing (v)


Main Course

 Breast of chicken, potato terrine, tender stem broccoli, wild mushroom velouté

IPA braised daube of beef, parsley and grain mustard mash, thyme roasted carrots

Roasted vegetable lasagne with garlic bread and mixed salad (v)



 Tarte au Citron, raspberry sorbet

Pear frangipane tart, vanilla custard

Fresh fruit, mixed berry sorbet.

Dinner : £40 per person


Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel, Off Ashby Road (A512),
Loughborough University (West Park), Loughborough, Leicestershire,
LE11 3GR


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Sunday 9th July 2023             SORRY - NOW FULL!

The Main Event - the 57th DLOC International Rally 2023

Location: The Great Rempstone Steam and Country Show at Wymeswold, Loughborough

The Great Rempstone Steam and Country Show at Wymeswold is one of the largest Steam and Motor Shows in the country.  It's a 2 day (Saturday and Sunday) event although we are only on our pitch on Sunday.
It is crammed full of fun things - showman steam tractors, lorries, busses, tractors, motorcycles, stationary engines - and much, much more. Lots of stalls, side shows, food and drink galore. A proper country fair.
This is the first year we have located our rally within a very large event and we hope all our members will like the idea and come along. This is our chance to showcase the Daimler, Lanchester, BSA marques.

This is something new for the DLOC! At 10:30 the DLOC cars will be invited into the show ring for a parade and a commentator will describe each vehicle - using the information you've provided on the Registration Form so please make it as interesting as you can! And get there early!

We are guests at this very established show and have to abide by their rules which are in place for the safety and protection of the many visitors that attend. When you register for the rally, you will have a set of Conditions of Entry that you will need to acknowledge that you accept, in summary:
(1) your car must have insurance whi
ch includes £5 million Public Liability to cover Car Shows.
Most classic car insurance policies will comply but you must check the policy or consult your insurance broker but stress this is a CAR SHOW and not a RALLY.

For example, this is what a typical entry looks like- this is on the Schedule, not the Cover Note.




(2) You must display your vehicle pass on the windscreen.
Vehicle passes will be available at the Rally Hotel from Wednesday evening.

Please download and read these two documents

Show Guide and General Conditions of Entry

Exhibitors - Summary of Conditions of Entry

Bookings for the Rally Day on Sunday 9th July at Rempstone Steam & Country Show are now Closed, due to the allocated area being at capacity. Any members considering turning up on the day will have to pay Rempstone’s entrance fee of £15 per person and will then be parked in the general Classic Car area, NOT with the DLOC vehicles.

Rally Entry, Programme and keepsake: £25.00 per car      SORRY NOW FULL!

Address: Turn Post Farm, East Road, Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6SU


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Other fun things to see and do in the East Midlands

Staunton Harold Estate and Ferrers Centre for Arts & Crafts

Steeped in intriguing history, surrounded by natural beauty and even with artists in residence, centuries-old Staunton Harold has almost been hand-crafted to charm visitors. Simply gazing through the ornate Golden Gates, at a vista little-changed since the 18th century, will stop you in your tracks. Georgian mansion Staunton Harold Hall and the Chapel of the Holy Trinity, complete with a serene lake, manicured lawns and grazing sheep is a landscape in oils brought to life.

The estate’s former stable block and now the Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts is another must-visit. Watch as craftspeople, from painters to blacksmiths, practise their art in front of you.
Adjacent to the courtyard, and set within historic walled gardens, Staunton Harold Nurseries & Garden Centre sells plants and gifts. It also serves up refreshments in the Peach House Restaurant.

Staunton Harold Hall, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1RT

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