Hexham Motor Club hails their recent rally event around Kielder as ‘huge success.’

Teams from all over the country turned up to Hexham and District Motor Club's first running of a Targa Rally last wekeend to compete in the first of this kind of event to use the world-famous Kielder Forest complex.

A Targa rally is a new kind of event that is designed so you can compete in a standard road car, although most competitors like to modify their cars to stand up to the rigours of driving off road.

It is believd to be a very affordable way to enjoy motorsport and is growing quickly as a form of clubman motorsport.

During the event, many teams found that it proved a tough challenge with seven cars not making it to the halfway halt with mechanical issues.

But one team did succeed, which was car 11 Elliott and Sam Stafford in a Mazda MX-5 from Shropshire.

Co-organiser Ali Procter said: ‘It’s been months and months of hard work, but we are so pleased it’s been well received by all the competitors.