Three Legs of Mann Classic Rally


16th to the 18th of March 2017

We return to the jewel that lies in the Irish Sea off the coasts of Lancashire, Galloway, Northern Ireland and North Wales for the fourth running of “The Three Legs of Mann”. With over six hundred miles of roads shoe horned into a 33 miles long by 13 miles wide island, 40% of which is uninhabited, it is the perfect place for rallying.

Three Legs of Mann


Three Legs of Mann - Event details

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The mecca for motor sport gave the inaugural event, in 2010, a warm welcome and we enjoyed the assistance of the Manx Government and the enthusiastic support and co-operation of the Manx motor clubs. This combination enabled us to run a competitive action packed road event and style of the 2017 event will be similar and hopefully equally popular.

The rally will retain the successful two days, three leg format with no nonsense navigation to provide a challenge to the driver and the navigator whilst ensuring maximum enjoyment for both. To allow time to relax with your fellow competitors much of the route information will be issued in advance, mostly in the form of good quality coloured photocopies that you should not need to transfer on to your own map. Additional information will be handed out one hour before the start of each leg but again the presentation will be in a straight-forward way.

Supplemented by some excellent private venues we think there will be something for everyone amongst the 20 plus great tests and around 15 regularity sections. There will also be a night based Time Control section that will be fun yet actioned packed for both members of the crew.

The Rally HQ this time will be in Douglas, the ferry port is a short drive away and for those who are flying in the airport at Ronaldsway is only about 10 miles away.


Who are the organising team?

Clerk of the Course George Mullins will be assisted by Guy Woodcock as route designers, George has been a chief marshal on the previous Three Legs of Mann events and will be known to many of you for his work on the Poppy Regularity Rally. Guy is well-known to most people and has extensive knowledge of  ‘The Island’ as deputy Clerk of Course on the Manx National Rally in years past.

Administrative duties will as usual be handled by the HERO team ensuring the event will run to the highest standards possible.


Three Legs of Mann 2017 - Entries by class order

2 Category 1 – Cars of a type first produced before 31/12/61
3 Class A – Up to 2001cc
4 11 Noel Kelly (IMN) / Peter Blackett (GBR) Volvo 122S 1800 1966
5 14 David Morgan (IMN) / Richard Crozier (Sco) Volvo 123GT 1780 1968
6 21 Shaun Arnold (Eng) / Richard Lambley (Eng) Volvo Amazon 1800 1962
7 41 Gareth Hockridge (Wal) / Shon Gosling (Eng) Volvo 121S 1800 1966
8 52 Klaus Mohr (DEU) / Hildegard Mohr (DEU) Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 1557 1962
9 54 Jane Green (Eng) / Nick Green (Eng) Volvo 122S 1800 1963
11 Class B – Over 2000cc

Accommodation and Getting to the Island

  • We assume that the majority of you will travel out to the Island on Thursday afternoon from Heysham and return from the island on Sunday morning.
  • Once again we have worked with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and they are offering a combined ferry / hotel package.

Can I bring?

  • Cars must be of a model type that was first produced prior to the end of 1985.
  • All cars will be eligible for overall awards.
  • The cars will be spilt into classes, based on age and cc. There will no differentiation between sports and saloon cars.
  • HERO continue to generally favour older cars and the route chosen has been planned around cars from the 1960’s but both older and newer cars will feel equally at home.
  • The scoring on the test sections is class based so you will be scoring against other similar aged cars.

Is this event right for me?

  • This event has been graded as RED – Advanced, which means that there will be map based navigation and some night time driving.
  • Although we would probably not recommend it as a first ever event it would be suitable for crews who have previously done single day events.
  • Our events always have a good mix of crews and you’ll soon make friends with other crews regardless of their abilities.
  • On most of our events about 20% of the entrants are new and generally learn a lot from the more experienced crews around them.

Route Definition

  • Route information will generally be in the form of pre-marked maps, issued one hour before the start of each leg.
  • Regularities will be designed to be easy to follow with few speed changes, the emphasis of the event is for a short fun packed weekend event where just a few seconds will separate the leading crews.

What is included?

  • Entry to the event for a crew of two people
  • Help from the most experienced team in historic rallying
  • Detailed roadbook with plotting instructions and overview maps
  • Mechanical assistance available if required during the event
  • Evening meals on Thursday and Friday evenings
  • Lunch and refreshment halts on Friday and Saturday
  • Awards Dinner on Saturday evening
  • Event regalia
  • Extensive awards list

Three Legs of Mann - Provisional Schedule



Scrutineering and Documentation 17:00 – 21:00


Day 1 - Legs 1 and 2

Rally Start Leg 1 – TT Grandstand 08:00
End of Leg 1 16:30
Start of Leg 2 18:30
End of Leg 2 23:00


Day 2 - Leg 3

Start Leg 3 – Douglas 08:30
End of Leg and Rally Finish – TT Grandstand 16:00
Prize giving Dinner – Palace Hotel, Douglas 20:00


Event History