Thank you to Macca from Oz (a.k.a. Stiletto the crow); one of the original founding members of DMRC, for providing me with the following founder information. Also thank you to Megan Gibson for information about the early members. Should anyone know any more information then please get in touch.
DMRC is believed to have been established in 1985 between May and the IOM TT Race by John Clucas. Sadly John passed away in 2007. The club was originally set up as a bit of fun; one that wasn’t meant to be so serious like a lot of the others at that time!
The 6 original founding members are believed to be:
- Cluke (Baron Greenback)
- David ‘Macca’ Macnamara (Stiletto the crow, with boomerang and corks on his hat in honour of his Oz connection)
- Steve Kirkham (Count Duckula)
- Helen (Penfold)
- Kent (DangerMouse)
- Julie (Clukes lady at the time) (Nero).
Other First/Early members are believed to include:
- Mick Gibson – now in Perth, Oz
- Megan Gibson
- Gill Baylay
The 6 founders all liked getting drunk and watching DangerMouse, and as the number of main characters in DangerMouse was also 6 it fit perfectly to give each member a character as their ‘patch’! The ‘Rally Club’ part of the name was because they were all about partying hard, partying often! and doing rallies.
Dragon fair, Rode heath in a field next to the The Broughton Arms has been mentioned as possibly the location for the first rally site?