2021 DLOC International Rally
Wednesday 16th June to Sunday 20th June 2021
The 2020 rally is postponed to June 2021
All events remain as before, revised dates below.
If you have booked for 2020, you will have received an e-mail update.
The DLOC International Rally 2021 will be held in the historic Roman city of York
The northern English city of York wears its 2,000 years of history lightly. The city's Roman, Viking and Medieval hertitage, its relics, monuments and architectural treasures are woven into the fabric of everyday modern life. Markets in the same squares and stalls they have occupied for hundreds of years, views of one of Europe's greatest Gothic Cathedrals crop up in the most unexpected places. The city is scattered with exceptional black and white, half-timbered buildings on streets like The Shambles, a street mentioned in the Domesday Book that has been a commercial center for 900 years.
York Minster is one of the world's largest Medieval Gothic Cathedrals, only Chartres, in the Loire region of France, is larger. This architectural and artistic masterpiece took more than 250 years to build. It is filled with unique and fantastic carvings and the greatest collection of intact, Medieval stained glass windows in the world.
The Rally Hotel
The Marriott at York Racecourse
The hotel is easily accessed from York's Ring Road and has 165 well-appointed rooms. The room rate includes breakfast and entry to the gym and pool.
We have a special room rate for the Wednesday to Sunday nights -
£142 for a Double room and
£132 for a Single Room
These rates include breakfast.
No bookings can be taken at present as the hotel is closed. We will update all those booked on the rally by e-mail when the hotel reopens for bookings and also publish the booking code on this web page.
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Arrival at the Marriott, Meet and Greet
Grant and the team will be on hand to meet you and have your Rally Packs ready.
The bar is inviting and the food good! Let's get to know each other the busy days that follow.
Address: Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QQ
Thursday 17th June 2021
At leisure in York
Take your time to stroll around York and soak in the atmosphere of this incredible Medieval town built on Roman foundations. There is a short and frequent bus journey into York's medieval centre (please don't try to drive, the traffic is very heavy and slow and there is a risk for old cars to overheat and it's impossible to park).
Visit the National Railway Museum (highly recommended), the Treasurer's House, walk the Roman Walls, take a river cruise, visit the Castle, The Castle Museum and the Jorvik Centre to learn about York's Viking heritage.
Wander through medieval streets like The Shambles, find the snickleways, visit the Gates to the Town and have tea in the world famous Betty's Tea Rooms. At every turn, you will see the massive towers of York Minster but try to resist visiting just yet as we have a real treat on Saturday - a private tour.
There are thousands of things to do in York and the "Visit York" website is full of ideas. Fill out the request for the Visitor Guide and a thumping great tome will arrive in a few days, full of ideas and information.
Friday 18th June 2021
Group visit to Castle Howard
Castle Howard is the magnificent country house about 15 miles north of York which featured in the renowned TV series, Brideshead Revisited. Taking over 100 years to complete, it is truly enormous and was created by the same architect behind Blemheim Palace.
We have organised entry at a special rate and so we need to arrive more or less together and go through the fast track door - yes they get that many visitors! Once inside you are free to wander and admire the vast palace and artworks and maybe pretend you're Charles Ryder or Lady Marchmain.
Our route out will be by the fastest route but there's a fabulous scenic tour for you to follow back to the hotel.
Special entry rate : £17.00 Please book early with us.
Address: Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA
Saturday 19th June 2021
Group visit to York Minster - morning
optional - York Guided Walking Tour
A masterpiece in stained glass and stone, York Minster is one of the world's most magnificent cathedrals. Since the 7th century, the Minster has been at the centre of Christianity in the north of England. The Minster is also known as St Peter's, its full name is the 'Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York'. The first Christian church on the site has been dated to 627 and the first Archbishop of York was recognised by the Pope in 732.
Experience the vast spaces and breathtaking medieval architecture, discover the Roman roots and learn about the Minster’s role in Viking York. Explore the cathedral’s rich history, from the Roman Emperor who changed the course of Christianity, to the fires which threatened to destroy the cathedral.
We are thrilled to be able to offer the opportunity for a conducted tour of the Minster with an expert guide.
The guide has now offered to add on a 1 hour walking tour following on from the tour of the Minster for a small additional cost. Please book this separately.
Minster Guided Tour £17.00 Guided walking tour of York £5.00
Please book early with us.
Address: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO1 7HH
Saturday 19th June 2021 Evening
Gala Rally Dinner - York Racecourse, Dante Suite in the Ebor Stand
An outstanding venue for our Rally Dinner and just a short distance from the hotel on the opposite side of the racecourse. Easy to walk in the dry but we will lay on some transport if wet. Our dining room is overlooking the racecourse (sadly no racing on!) and the view is wonderful.
Join old friends and make new friends over dinner and drinks at 7pm.
The chef proposes an exciting 3 course dinner
Herb baked salmon, horseradish, lemon crème fraiche, tiger prawns and beetroot glaze
Roast supreme of chicken, wild mushrooms and parmesan risotto, baby leeks and tender stem broccoli
Mint pea risotto wrapped in savoy cabbage, saffron roasted butternut squash fondant, baked spinach lentil fritter, fresh asparagus
Milk chocolate and dark chocolate delice with blackberries OR Cheese
Dinner : £45.00
Address: The Racecourse Knavesmire Road, York YO23 1EX
Sunday 20th June 2021 from 10am
The Main Event - the 56th DLOC 2020 International Rally
Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington Airfield is the largest independent aviation museum in the UK.
With a 3,000m runway, it will be familiar to viewers of "Top Gear" as the site of Richard Hammond's 250 mph crash. However, we won't be driving our cars on the runway! We will be on display right in the heart of the site where members and the public can browse and appreciate our fine vehicles.
There is a marvellous collection of aircraft from a Wright Flyer to many Cold War aircraft - and there's even a real Atomic Bomb on display (well, OK - just the shell, but scary enough). The museum has a Daimler Dingo Scout car and we hope that it will join us on the day.
It's a dog-friendly site with lots to see and do and the NAAFI is something else - a 5 Star TripAdvisor recommended cafe.
Rally Entry, Programme and keepsake: £25.00 per car
Address: Yorkshire Air Museum Elvington Airfield Halifax Way, Elvington, York YO41 4AU