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THE event for classic mini rallying enthusiasts

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Welcome to the web pages of the Northumberland Borders Rally, a unique, one day, navigational rally for classic Mini saloons, organised by the Newcastle & Durham Region of the Mini Cooper Register

The 'Borders' consists of Special Tests during the day and a 'half night' navigational rally.  Road book type navigation is used for the tests and plot & bash handouts for the leg after dark, with varying levels of difficulty depending on previous rallying experience.   

As the name suggests, the rally is based in the fabulous rallying territory of Northumberland, but it also regularly takes in other areas including the remoter parts of County Durham and Cumbria.

The event is open to members of the MCR and those of invited Motorsport UK member clubs.  A RS Clubmans competition licence, available free of charge from MSUK, is all that is required to take part.


The next edition of the Northumberland Borders Rally is scheduled for Saturday 15th March 2025. The Supplementary Regulations will be available for viewing and download from "Downloads" page of this website on 18th January 2025. 

We look forward to receiving your entry and to seeing you there on the day.​  

The Organising Team.


Past Winners


2024 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter

2023 - Event postponed

2022 - Paul Crosby & Andy Pullan

2021 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter

2020 - Event cancelled (COVID-19)

2019 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter

2018 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter

2017 - Steve Entwistle & Andy Pullan

2016 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter

2015 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter

2014 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter

2013 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter

2012 - Steve Entwistle & Bob Hargreaves

2011 - Pete Tyson & Neil Harrison

2010 - Steve Entwistle & Bob Hargreaves

2009 - Paul Metcalfe & Stuart Wright

2008 - Paul Metcalfe & Stuart Wright


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Rally flyer

Flyer for the next event, which we hope people will share.

Supplementary Regulations

Regulations and details of how to enter the 16th March 2024 event, due out 14th January.

Example navigation

Test diagrams, route instructions and Time Cards for past events.

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All you need to know about marshalling on the event.


Unseeded and seeded entries for the 2024 event.


Overall results and individual performances on 2024 event.



A selection of short videos from past runnings of the rally courtesy of Stuart Watson, Mark Yates, Lynsey Procter, Chris O'Neill and others.  Big thanks to them for allowing these to be used.


...and some photos courtesy of a whole host of kind people including Jane Stewart, Stuart Watson, Gordon Reid, Downton Photography, Mark Yates, Gareth Yates, Stephen Reynolds, Stewart Lawrence, Alan Vickers, Bob Campion and Sophia Richardson.




For any enquiries, including offers to marshal on the event, please complete and submit the following form and we will respond as soon as we possibly can.

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Social media

Please also follow the rally's Facebook page and check out pictures, as well as videos, from the event on Instagram and Youtube.

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