History

Against the background of a world recovering from the Suez crisis and the resultant fuel shortages, the formation of a new club devoted to motor sport appears an unlikely event. That it should occur on an island occupying just 166 square miles on the edge of the Caribbean...
The Barbados Rally Club’s second decade started on a high note, with the staging of the 10th Anniversary June Rally, an ambitious 500-mile event and the third sponsored by Esso. Chairman since 1963, Trevor Gale had long been an advocate of overnight rallies, but had...
The third decade of the Barbados Rally Club’s existence opened rather quietly, with the effects of the fuel crisis being felt; this was to prove a temporary setback, however – as the Club approached its Silver Jubilee, things started to pick up. The June...
Established names and rising young stars were sharing the honours as the Barbados Rally Club moved into its fourth decade; nowhere would this mixture of the ‘old guard’ and the ‘younger brigade’ be more evident over the next few years than in the...
By the time the Club’s fifth decade began, the Texaco Havoline International Stages Rally had become its premier event, eclipsing the June Rally; there was steady growth of overseas interest, not just from the region, but from further afield . . . despite the fact...
Approaching the end of its fifth decade, the Barbados Rally Club started to plan its 50th Anniversary celebrations, with changes in the pipeline for the ‘big picture’ of motor sport that might help the Club achieve one of its core aims, that of securing a...