12 Car Navigational Rallies.

12 Car Rallies.

12 Car Rallies are Events run on the Public Highway. They consist of crews of two, a Driver and a Navigator, The Navigator has to plot a route on a Map and instruct the Driver where to go. The  Driver has to drive steadily and follow the Navigators Instructions. 

The aim is to follow the route at an average speed of 30 mile per hour. Along the route are Controls that the Crews have to visit. 
Basically there are two Types of Control – A Time Control and a Passage Control. 
At a Time Control the aim is to book in on time, if you are late you have 1  point per minute added to your score, If you book in early then you are penalised by 2 Points per minute that you are early.
A Passage Control can be either a Board or a Manned Control where you get a signature to prove that you have Driven the correct Route.

The Hardest part of a 12 Car is the Navigation which is handed out to the Crews on the Start line. 
The Navigation can consist of anything found on an Ordnance Survey Landranger (1:50000) Map. 
This can be Grid References, Map legends or Basic Instructions, eg. Turn Left, Turn Right or Straight on. 
The secret to doing well in 12 Cars is to find a Good Navigator, and the Secret to being a good Navigator is to Practice.


Plymouth 12 Car Rallies

Plymouth Motor Club Rally’s usually take place on the last Friday of the month and form a  Championship Series of 8 Events.
The First Event is at the End of March and the Last Event at the End of November with a Break in August. 

They usually Start from Pub and Finish at a Food establishment. 
The First Car leaves at 22:01 hours and the Route is between 40 and 70 miles in length with the aim of the Event finishing by 1 am.  

Latest News:

June 12 Car Event.

June 12 Car. 25th June 2021.

The Club are planning on running a 12 Car Rally on Friday the 25th June.  The Event is not intended to be be difficult more of a Taster Event to see how things can be run in the future. 

If you are interested in Entering or Marshalling Please register your Details using the Buttons below and the Organiser will get back to You.

2021 12 Car Dates:

  • Austin Cup       Cancelled Due to Coronavirus
  • Barton Cup       Cancelled Due to Coronavirus
  • Ford Cup           Cancelled Due to Coronavirus
  • Hillman Cup     25th June Running as  a Trial Event. 
  • Vauxhall Cup   30th July TBC
  • Renault Cup    24th September TBC
  • Riley Cup          29th October TBC
  • Rover Cup        26th November TBC

Next Event :

The Next 12 Car Event is:
Hopefully We will be running a Trial 12 Car in June to see how we will be able to run them. 
See the Club Facebook page for more Details or email the 12 Car Coordinator.  

Recent News:

Valentine Rally. 14th February.

Don’t Forget it’s the first of this Years Competitions this week with the Valentine Rally on Friday Night. It is starting from Als Cafe, Thornbury Rd, Plymouth PL6 7PP.Signing on

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November 12 Car.

This Months 12 car on the 29th starts from the Highwayman Inn, Dobwalls, Signing on for 7:30pm . Map 201. Marshalls welcome. Please see the Event Facebook page for more

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Riley Cup 12 Car, 25th October

This Months 12 Car on Friday 25th October is starting from the Hunting Lodge Ivybridge form 7:30pm, Maps 201 & 202 Required.Marshalls always welcome. See the Event Facebook Page for

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News Update.

After the usual summer lull in Club Events September dawns with a number of Events. First up on Monday 2nd there is a planning Meeting at the Victoria Inn, Roche

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12 Car Results 2019

Championship Tables.

Drivers Championship

Navigators Championship

Event Results