Bob Milloy 3 Aug 1949 – 15 Feb 2022

By Chairman • March 7th, 2022

We are saddened to report the sudden death of Bob Milloy, for 28 years the Chairman of the Association of North Western Car Clubs.

He will be known to every rally crew as the chap who thrust a microphone in front of you at the end of an event, ready to hear your stories from the day’s competition to transmit to the assembled spectators. He also commentated on stage rallies at Oulton Park and hillclimbs at Barbon, broadcasting a wealth of information about every competitor. At Barbon he also acted as Secretary of the Meeting, particularly for the Interclub/National B events.

Living in south Cumbria but originally from Cheshire, Bob was a regular road rally navigator in the 1970s and also competed on car trials in a Clan Crusader. Later he could often be found co-driving on stage rallies. He was also a regular race marshal at Oulton Park, and an MSUK Steward at events across the northern half of the UK.

He was an official of Stockport Motor Club until his move northwards, where he became an official of Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club and secretary of their stage rallies.

As Chairman of the ANWCC he regularly attended the Regional Committee meetings of Motorsport UK, forthright in his views and always willing to discuss all aspects of motorsport with the ANWCC officials.

At the ANWCC AGM on 8th February, Bob stood down to make way for a younger person, having passed on much of his knowledge and wisdom to his successor. He will be truly missed by the many who knew him.


Bob’s funeral service will be at Fishwicks Beetham Hall Crematorium at 2pm on Tuesday, March 22nd (Beetham Hall is in Milnthorpe LA7 7BQ). As he also specified, it will be non-religious and we believe he would also wish us to dress in a non-funereal manner.

In lieu of flowers, The Funeral Director has set up an online tribute page that will allow you to leave personalised tributes in memory of Bob. To use this facility please visit and click the donate button. You will then need to enter Robert Milloy to gain access to his unique tribute page.

There will be a less formal gathering immediately after the ceremony at the Crooklands Hotel (LA7 7NW), a light buffet will be served.

If travel to Cumbria is difficult, there will be an option to join in proceedings via the internet, either as they happen or for a few weeks afterwards. To connect please visit using the Username qovu7781 and Password 471187

If you have any queries, memories or photos to share, please pass them on to Dave Cross for inclusion in a document celebrating Bob’s life which will be made available to all after the service.

If you could let me know if you are intending to come it would be helpful and please feel free to pass this on to anyone I might have missed.

Dave Cross – 01684 569019 – 07860 811511 –


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