Exeter Motor Club (EMC) has been in existence since the early 1940’s. Like virtually all motor clubs it started from a group of like minded folk who enjoyed the many aspects of automobiles; driving them, the engineering, trying to make them go faster etc. Over the decades the club has experience it's highs and lows. The clubs heydays seem to have been related to rallying during the 1980s & 1990's when it ran two rounds of the ASWMC Road Rally championship & co-promoted the South West Stages with Taunton Motor Club and then from 1999 into the early 2000's when it put Smeatharpe airfield on the map with the Smeatharpe Stages Rally.
Although Exeter caters for all aspects of motor sports it is predominately a “rally” club with the majority of its members have either competed in and/or organised road rallies, special stage rallies, gymkhanas, 12 car navigational events and treasure hunts. However in recent year a number of members have been competing in speed events such as hill climbs; notably Wiscombe Park (near Honiton, Devon), Werrington Park (near Launceston, Cornwall) & Manor Farm Holiday Park near Charmouth, Dorset.
Like many UK motor clubs, Exeter operates under MSA guidelines and rules, it is also a member of regional associations and works closely with neighbouring clubs organising, promoting & running events.
Foot Note:The above is from the author’s personal experience being a member since the early 1980’s. I would welcome any further information or indeed corrections, please drop me a line via Web Editor