Saturday 6th April
Entries Open – Early February
Firstly a big thank you to all the Marshals that turned out in unpleasant weather Tim, Rich C and Paul, Phil and Liz, Gaff and Dave and Doreen (who also spent all afternoon putting out code boards and working around road closures).
Thanks also to all who entered. We were a little worried when the heavy snow started on the first section but fortunately the weather improved as the evening wore on.
We had some last minute route changes due to 3 road closures but all went OK in the end, We hope you enjoyed it. We needed to be tight on lateness and strict on OTL to get to the results venue before closing time.
Congratulations to Martin and Adam who only missed 3 code boards despite all those LWT’s. Congratulations also to Kev and Rich and Dave and Emily for a well fought event. We know that Kamila was disappointed at the finish, but guys you put up a tremendous result on Novice instructions on only your third event and judging by the conversation between Wictor and Martin at the finish, Wictor will learn a lot from this event and undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with in the future. Well done also to Josh and Ollie on the finish and sticking with it on this their first event.
Commiserations to Phil and Nick and especially to Andrew and Hilary who retired just a few miles before the finish control. I hope you’re feeling better today Hilary take some Stugeron 15 next time out!
The next round is on Friday 15th February organised by Jon Smith details to follow.
Martin and Dave (Cirencester Car Club)
Many thanks to all the entries in last nights Christmas Cracker, fantastic turnout of 11 crews. Hope you all enjoyed the route, in the unseasonably mild and dry conditions. Also thanks to Rich Burdett for donating the prizes and Alan & Wendy Wiggett for judging the artistic talents of the teams.
The link below is to the teams attempts at a hand drawn picture of a Reindeer (Names with-held). I can’t really comment, as my own artistic ability is almost zero.
For those of you wishing to walk off the Christmas excesses, the Walking Cracker is online, a 6 mile circular walk around Cheltenham, divided into 3 equal sections, the route is available to download:
(from the online form there’s also a link to a printer friendly version)
Happy New Year
Firstly a big thank you to everyone that have renewed their membership for 2019, around 200 at the last count and many online. A reminder that you can still save £1 on membership if you renew before the 31st December 2018.
Christmas is a busy time for everyone including the Motor Club with the following events:
Dec 24th – Christmas Eve. Early opening at 4pm
Dec 27th – Quiz of the Year. From 8pm, all about 2018, quiz master Trevor.
Dec 28th – ‘Christmas Cracker’. From 7.15pm, Treasure Hunt style driving event about 30 miles, everyone welcome, bring a torch!
Dec 31st – New Year’s Eve. Club will be open from 6pm until the early hours of 2019
Please note that the club will be closed on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.
Merry Christmas from the management committee of CMC, we look forward to seeing you during the festive period and in 2019.
Congratulations to Ewan, with a very convincing win on this years GP Predictor.
Second & third spots go to Rich & Jon Smith. Gary was the only one to drop a place on the last race, it was all fairly close mid field, then a few stragglers quite a long way off the pace at the bottom of the table. To be fair, the spacing does slightly resemble the F1 drivers championship table 😉
The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has a new identity. I am pleased to introduce you to Motorsport UK. We think this better reflects our remit – to represent the whole spectrum of four-wheel motorsport, from grassroots to the elite, and in all four countries of the UK.
This marks the start of an ambitious new phase for motorsport in the UK. The change of name and rebranding is about so much more than a new logo. It represents a fundamental repurposing of the organisation, from one acting purely as the regulator and administrator of our sport, to one that places the promotion and marketing of the sport, and customer service at the front and centre of everything we do.
In becoming Motorsport UK, we adopt a bold new vision, mission, and objectives. We want to drive growth across the broad landscape of UK motorsport, lowering barriers to entry and making it less of a challenge to stay in the sport you love. This is to deliver our vision of a sustainable future for the sport; and ensure that the world-leading success story of UK motorsport continues well into the future.
Motorsport UK will be a more visible and engaged governing body than ever, campaigning on the issues that matter to our members, whether they are competitors, volunteers, clubs or fans. We will also be ensuring that you have better access to the team at Motorsport UK House, so that we can better understand the challenges you face. And act on them on your behalf.
Within the next couple of days, you should receive a pack with more details on the Motorsport UK membership proposition, and how we are working to bring added value to you. Should you have any queries regarding your membership of Motorsport UK, please do not hesitate to contact our Membership Services Team who are here to help.
In the meantime, please take a few minutes to watch our short film, which explains a little more about the new focus. And may I take this opportunity to thank you for your membership of Motorsport UK, and support for the future of our great sport.
Pete Singfield 12 Car Nav-ex Series 2018/2019.
Round 1 results.
A fantastic start to this seasons Peter Singfield 12 car series with 10 entries two out on their first rally. Many thanks to the marshals Phil, Liz, Dave, Gaff, Ted and Pauline.
Congratulation to Martin and Dave first overall, Amy and Alex first novice and to first beginners Kamilla and Viktor.
1st Martin Davis (E) Dave Cooper (E) 2 points
2nd Kamilla Zielinska (B) Viktor Krogulec (B) 3 points
3rd Dave Price (E) Emily Price (E) 5 points
4th Jon Smith (E) Alastair Gregg (E) 11 points
5th Phil Easton (E) Nicholas Cutts (E) 18 points
6th Amy Goodson (N) Alex Eacock (N) 24 points
7th Rich Smith (E) Dave Evans (N) 24 points
8th Martin Measvres (B) Adam (B) 30 points
9th Jeff Wheeler (E) Josh Wheeler (N) 77 points
10th Derek Love (N) Richard Winters (N) 95 points
Next round – Friday 16th November
Dick Turnip Challenge – Sunday 23 September 2018
Cirencester CC vs Cheltenham MC
Congratulations to Cirencester Car Club for winning the 2018 challenge. Results below. Thanks to Ted for organising and Doreen, Glynis, Paul, Dave R and Dave G for marshalling.
Series table updated see: https://docs.google.com/…/2PACX-1vSZSLfausW5-9UeaD…/pubhtml…
Any photos of the event welcome.
The Tony Brewer Memorial Summer Series 2018 Round 5
The Dick Turnip Challenge.
Cheltenham Motor Club vs Cirencester Car Club.
Sunday 23rd September (afternoon, exact start time to be advised)
at Watershed Barn, Winstone. GL7 7JY
(turn off A417 at The Highwayman Pub, follow road to Winstone, take 1st entrance on right just after 30 limit signs, follow arrows to field).