TIM HOBBS (Tim on right with Will Onions)


1956 – 2017

It is with great sadness that the BTRDA can confirm the passing of Tim Hobbs early on Tuesday morning. Tim had been a member, and Treasurer, of the BTRDA Rally Committee since 2003 and more recently became a member of the Board of the British Trial and Rally Drivers Association Ltd.  During this time the BTRDA was able to draw on his extensive knowledge and experience, and he made an invaluable contribution towards the success of the BTRDA Rally Series.

On leaving school he worked in retail banking and was subsequently Enterprise Manager for The Princes Trust charity.

He competed extensively for many years, having started in the early 1970s with his brother Phil. In 2009 he was BTRDA Silver Star Champion Co-driver, sitting alongside Will Onions. (See photo above) He also competed on thirteen Rally GB’s and despite his ill health, he continued competing up until 2017. He has served as Chairman of the International Rally Drivers Club and was an active member of Telford AC. He enjoyed being an organiser and was always ready and willing to be involved on events in any capacity.

Tim was a quiet, unassuming person who had an enormous enthusiasm for motor sport and was mischievously and dryly humorous about those who failed to meet his own high standards.

We, and his many friends throughout motorsport, remember him with great affection and will miss him tremendously.

We offer our sincere condolences to Tim’s brother Phil and his family.



Tim (second on the left) in 2016 with Steve Gregg, Norman Robertson and Howard Wilcock