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John Surtees M.B.E.Welcome to the Manx Motor Racing Club. Founded in 1987, the club organises closed-roads events for vintage, classic and modern sports cars in the Isle of Man - the road racing capital of the world.

Since 1904, when the first Gordon Bennett Races were held here, the Isle of Man has offered motor racing enthusiasts a perfect mix of racing heritage, challenging roads and picturesque scenery.

Our patron member, John Surtees OBE (pictured left), not only raced on the TT course, but is the only person to achieve World Championship titles on both two and four wheels.

The Manx Motor Racing Club currently organises the Manx Classic, an annual three-day event: one sprint, two hillclimbs, three days of great Manx motorsport held at three different venues on closed public roads.


Our Next Event: Manx Classic 2015: Thursday 23, Friday 24 & Saturday 25 April 2015


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Want to Know More About the Manx Classic?
Join us for lunch and find out more about sprints and hillclimbs, and how you can help out at this exciting annual event!

There are cars from every era lined up to take part this year: from 1911 Edwardian racers, to Morgan three-wheelers and classic Minis through to modern Mitsubishis!

Information & Training Session, Saturday 14 March, from 11am to 2.30pm, TT Grandstand.
Drop us a quick note to reserve your place (and your lunch!): mmrc@manx.net
Any questions? Call Chief Marshal, Paul Dewar, on: 07624 420955

 

2015 Manx Classic - Looking Good!
We're delighted to see how well this year's line-up is coming along! Dating from 1911 to 2015, there are going to be some stunning cars on the startline come the 23 April!

If you are planning to take part this year, please don't leave it too long to get your entry in. Download supplementary regs, entry/membership form, travel & accommodation information here. See you in April!

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2014 Review
Photos, film and reports of the 2014 Manx Classic now online!

2014 - A Vintage Year!
A new hill, a full entry... a truly memorable event. Results are now available for each of the three events. Overall FTDs were awarded to: Sue Darbyshire (Pre 1941); Tim Boles (Pre 1968); Liam Wood (Pre 1981); and David Rowe (Post 1981).

Sunbeam 1914 TT Grandstand 2014Welcome Veteran Car Club!
We were delighted to welcome 45 veteran cars to the island in June to celebrate the centenary of the 1914 TT race.

The group included two of the cars that took place in the race, a Sunbeam, pictured left in the pitlane at the TT Grandstand, and a Humber.

The 1914 TT took place over two days, 10th & 11 June, and consisted of 16 laps of the course (in the configuration we know it today), totalling 600 miles. The race was won by Kenelm Lee Guinness in a Sunbeam. The average speed was an incredible 59mph -- during the 2014 TT earlier this month, Mark Higgins set a new record, in a Subaru, of 117.5mph.

The cars, dating from 1903 to 1918, toured the island for three days, Monday 23 to Wednesday 26 June. Read press reports about their visit here: MT TV and BBC

The Manx Classic in Photos & Films
Find out more about the cars and competitors who've taken part in recent Manx Classic events:
Manx Motor Racing Club's YouTube channel
Manx Motor Racing Club's Flickr page
More images can be found on our photos page

A Short History of the Manx Classic
The Manx Classic has been run for more than twenty years, and the Manx Motor Racing Club has a great track record of producing exciting and friendly motorsport events for classic and sports cars. Read more >>

 

Read about previous Manx Classic events here >>

Find out more more about Sprints >> and Hillclimbs >>


If you would like to receive information by email as soon as it is available please send your email address to us at mmrc@manx.net

Alternatively, you can contact us by post at:  Manx Motor Racing Club Limited, PO Box 359, Douglas, Isle of Man IM99 3EU