Patina National 2020 - Helmsley

Friday, 18 September '20   3 days
Cherry Tree Caravan Park, Nawton, York, YO62 7RQ

Once again, we have joined forces with Classic Land Rover Magazine to host the 2020 Patina National in and around the beautiful town of Helmsley on the North York Moors! It's been touch and go as to whether the event could go ahead but we've now had confirmation from all parties so we can start booking!

From our rally camp site in the village of Nawton, we offer you the ability to explore this beautiful area, on and off road, compete in our Road Taxed Vehicle trial and join us for a well deserved evening of barbecues, drinks and (socially distanced) camaraderie!

The Patina National is intended and set for non-shiny, road legal, leaf-sprung 4x4 vehicles and so takes in more than just Land Rovers, with Jeeps, Austin Gypsy's etc welcome. Trophies for competition classes and other contributions will be awarded by the CLR editor on the day!

A standard RTV will be run on the Sunday in the same format so anyone who wishes to enter both events is welcome to do so, being aware that the course may be slightly more challenging on the second day.

This year has placed a number of additional constraints on the running of the event, with the MSA issuing revised guidelines regarding Covid 19 and bringing in the new RS Clubman licence that all competitors must apply for personally (details below).

Most relevant to the booking procedure is that all bookings must be done online ahead of time, we are obliged not to operate paper copies or allow sign-ons on the day.

As such, please see the list of instructions below and the ticket options beneath. Payments can be made by credit/debit card via PayPal. Please fill in the booking form fully as details are required for our records as well as track and trace. If you have any queries or questions, please contact us at:

We think you'll agree with us that we're fortunate to be able to run this event given this year's developments, so I hope you'll be able to join us and make it a high point of a substantially reduced calendar!



Before the event if you wish to compete (including passengers):

  • Read the MSA guidelines for competitors and equip yourself as stated here.
  • Ensure your vehicle complies with the current vehicle and technical regulations for trials vehicles in the MSA Competitor's Year Book as listed here and read the events supplementary regulations here.
  • Note: The regulations here are the same as any standard RTV with the extension to include non Land Rover vehicles
  • Ensure you have a valid membership with an ALRC affiliated club. If you do not you can join the YLROC using this form.
  • Please have your club membership card with you on the day of the event.
  • Ensure you have an MSA RS Clubmans Licence. This is a new requirement from the MSA for 2020 but its free and only takes a couple of minutes, just follow the application process here.

We will need you to certify that you have met all these requirements before competing!!!

  • Book in online! Following MSA guidelines we are currently unable to take applications for entry or membership on the day, use the tickets below.
  • Note: In the event that we have to cancel the event due to revised government rules, the YLROC will inform you by email and issue a full refund.

When you arrive at the event (for camping):

  • You can arrive at the campsite from mid-day on Friday 18th. If you need other arrangements please email
  • The rally field is past the main campsite entrance on the left, look for yellow signs.
  • Pull into the rally field and wait at the field entrance, a marshal will approach your vehicle and direct you to your allocated pitch.
  • While on the rally site please follow the site rules which can be found here
  • Please bring your own toilet roll as the site will not be providing any!
  • Ensure you have a packed lunch and hydration for the day of the event. Per MSA guidelines we are required to control entrants to the site so once we are there we will not leave till the end of the competition. If you exit the site we cannot let you back on.

On the day of the event.

  • If not camping, arrive at the camping location no later that 8.30am.
  • Line up your vehicles in the center of the rally field at 9.00am. A number of vehicles will be selected for a scrutineering audit and a roll call will be taken.
  • Maintain social distancing during scrutineering and the driver's briefing.
  • Only people registered to attend the event can spectate (track and trace). Spectators should attend the drivers briefing and make themselves known when asked. They should then travel to and from the competition site with the convoy, attempting to enter the competition site at other times will not be permitted.
  • At 9.30 proceed with the convoy to the trials site. Once there park in your groups as allocated during the drivers briefing.

During the event

  • Ensure the lead marshal for your group has your score after every section (in line with MSA regulations we are not issuing individual score cards).
  • Do not approach a stranded vehicle unless instructed to by a marshal, in this case, appropriate PPE must be worn.
  • Do not leave the competition site or attempt to bring others onto the site without permission from the Clerk of Course.
  • Regroup after your final section and await the convoy departing the site.

After the event:

  • Return to the site in convoy.
  • Results will be published in readable format as soon as possible.
  • Maintain social distancing during the awards presentation.


Patina National RTV Entry (Sat 19th)
1 available until Fri 18 Sep '20 12am
Competiton entry per driver.
YLROC RTV Entry (Sun 20th)
Available until Fri 18 Sep '20 12am
Competition entry per driver

Cherry Tree Caravan Park
YO62 7RQ