Founded in 1906
Welcome to Cheltenham Motor Club
We are one of the oldest active Motor Clubs in the UK and one of only a handful to own its own Clubhouse. If you are interested in Motoring or Motorsport then we can offer you all the assistance or advice you need to become involved yourself.
- “Get it Sideways Stages Rally” Our Single Venue Stage Rally
- “Three Shires Rally” Proposed Closed Road Stage Rally
- “Winter Series” 12 Car Navigational events
- “Summer Series” Low cost motor tests, treasure hunts & more…
- “Torque Motors” Training, trips & guest speakers
- “Pistons” A static motor sport display in the heart of Cheltenham
- “Fantasy F1” Members league following the current season.
- “Motorsport Cup” Recognising members who represent the Club
- “The Clubhouse & Bar” Beer, Cider, Darts, Pool, Quizzes & more…
Throughout the year we run a number of low budget events that are an ideal introduction to Motorsport.
Our Single venue Stage Rally “The Get it Sideways Stages Rally” is a major event of the year. It is a “National B” status rally, and is a round of several different championships. Normally held on the first Saturday in April.
The Winter Series is made up of navigational events, no car modifications are needed, ideal for novices and experts alike. We offer training to those new to the sport.
The Summer Series is made up of Motor Gymkhana’s, Autotests & Treasure Hunts, again you can use your ordinary car, some of the events are even free to enter.
Torque Motors New members night , navigational, timing, marshal & safety training, trips out & guest speakers
Pistons A static motor sport display of anything motorsport (rally, race, trial & drag cars, enduro & TT race bikes, race karts & more) all in the heart of Cheltenham.
Fantasy Formula 1 Members league following the current season.
Motorsport Cup Recognising members who represent the Club – competing, marshalling & organising.
We also get involved with other types of events (Autosolo’s, sprints, circuit races, hillclimbs and rallies organised by other Clubs).
The CMC Charabanc Tours are days out for club members, family & friends, to a motoring/motorsport, engineering or historical point of interest (E.G. Drakelow Tunnels, Kinver Edge, Morgan Cars Factory, Bicester Heritage, Oxford), followed by a beer & meal on the way home.
Our Motorsport events are run according to the rules of the UK’s Governing body – Motorsport UK
The Clubhouse and Bar is open every evening, and all day Saturday. Plus extended opening for selected F1 Grand Prix and some other international sporting fixtures. The main social nights are Friday & Saturday. Many local people have joined the Club as Associate members, they enjoy the range of Real Ales, the atmosphere and the cheaper prices. (Anyone visiting the Club on more than 3 occasions will be asked to join as an Associate member). A regular annual event is our Wheel Ale Festival
Over the last few years we have gained a good reputation for our Real Ales & Ciders. We have received many CAMRA awards. In both 2013 and 2017 we were awarded the prestigious CAMRA National Club of the Year.
We also stock real cider and a range of wines. CAMRA members welcome, local CAMRA groups sometimes have meetings at the Club.
We have our own Darts and Pool teams in the Cheltenham Leagues, plus have our own cycling and walking groups.
Other local groups meet at the Club, Drag Racers, Motorbike Trials, Scramble and Enduro Clubs, local home brewers, plus a couple of cycling groups and The Hash House Harriers. We have a couple of rooms that we can make available for meetings.
The Magic Bus outings visit local pubs and breweries, usually on a Tuesday evening once a month during the summer months. During the winter months we occasionally have longer trips on a Saturday, for example: beer festivals or Black Country pub tours. The trips are very popular. Book early to avoid disappointment.