The NORTH DEVON MOTOR CLUB was formed in 1946 with the purpose of organising and promoting all forms of motorsport throughout the North Devon area. Since then, the club has developed through changing times to become one of the leading motorsports clubs in the South West.
The club currently has over 150 members, ranging from those who have been a member since the early days to the under 17 year-old Junior members. It is also one of the few motor clubs to hold events on its own land, as it owns a 52-acre field at Sugworthy, near High Bickington.
Organised events range from Treasure Hunts, Navigation Exercises and Gymkhanas which can be entered using a normal family car, to Trials, Sprints, Autocross and Rallies where specially prepared vehicles are usually required. Club members also compete and marshal in events all over the country.
Club nights are held on the first Wednesday of every month, where club members gather to have a drink and a chat, and to enjoy activities ranging from Quizzes and Treasure Hunts to Guest Speakers and Skittles evenings! Each full member also receives a copy of 'Checkpoint', the club's monthly magazine that contains event reports, features and a Calendar of Events.
In recent years, the North Devon Motor Club has won a number of awards marking its achievements and development. In 1999, the club was voted the leading motorsports club in the south west, and finished 3rd overall in the MSA Motor Club of the Year competition. This was then surpassed in 2000, when the NDMC was voted 1st overall in the competition, beating over 600 other clubs to the award.
As winners of that competition, the club was entered into the Sports Club of the Year Awards, run by the Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR). The club was commended by the CCPR for its "particularly high standard" and for "the excellent service offered to the community". It also became the first motor club to receive such a commendation.
Despite the problems caused by Foot and Mouth disease in 2001, the club was once again highly commended by the MSA as it finished 4th in the Club of the Year competition.