Motorsports is a big part of what makes the Isle of Man famous around the world, but in addition to the 2-wheeled events such as Classic TT and the Manx 2 day Trial, there are also 4 wheeled events for fans of that side of motor sport.
Rally Isle of Man, previously known as the Manx International rally, was first held in 1933 on the Island and now runs each September. Part of the three main historic championships; the Mintax British Historic Rally Championship, the HRCR Old Stagers Historic Rally Championship, and the Clonakilty Black Pudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, it covers a range of locations around the Island. It also offers a great opportunity for drivers registered for each championship to compete with each other.
Like the annual Tourist Trophy, Rally Isle of Man is run on closed public roads but, unlike the TT, it is broken into a number of stages around the Island. The longest stage is the 21.46 mile Milerisk stage and the shortest is the 0.9 mile Villa Marina super-special stage. In total the rally covers over 160 stage miles. The rally also incorporates the Druidale Motor Club's Duke Stages Rally.