Sunday 14th July
Finish (approx): 12:45
Start Location, Old Road, Southam. GL52 3NN
Finish Location, Teddington Stores Cafe. GL20 8NE
Then back to Club for Results announcement approx 13:55. All just in time to watch the British F1 GP – Race Start 14:10
Organiser – Bob Blackstock
Cheltenham Motor Club is sad to report the death of Penguin Pete.
Most of you will know him from the talks he did at the Club. Pete was a highly experienced polar explorer, mountaineer, survival specialist, writer, photographer, professional speaker and responsible for putting Cheltenham Motor Club stickers on the snowmobiles at the south pole.
For more of an insight into his life see the bio on his website. http://antarcticaafterdinner.co.uk/biopage.html
Pete lived life to the full and the stories of his travels were always interesting to listen to, whether talking to him at the bar or while attending one of his talks. He was an all round nice bloke and will be sadly missed.
A MISSPENT LIFE IN MOTORSPORT
“An insight into my life of motorsport”
At Cheltenham Motor Club on 4th March 2019 8:pm
Stuart co-drove in factory cars for Austin Healey, Auto Union, Alfa Romeo, ect. Won the 1960 RAC Rally with Erik Carlsson in a Saab.
He became Sports Editor of ‘Motoring News’.
Competitions Manager at BMC during the glory days of the Mini Coopers and at Ford when the Escort was supreme.
Stuart was awarded an Autosport Award in 1990 and the Prince Michael Award of Merit in 2009.
He is the author of over 20 books on business and motorsport, written a Haynes Manual – not on Minis or Escorts but on retirement, although he shows little signs of doing so himself.
He is the winner of a Benedictine After Dinner Speaker of the Year Award
A collection for Sir Jackie Stewart’s charity “Race Against Dementia” will be made in the interval
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
Friday 28th December
Approx 25-30 mile route, easy to follow route instructions, no maps required.
Open to all.
Bring a torch and a pen or pencil.
Also a return for the Christmas Cracker Walking Treasure Hunt – Ideal for walking off the Christmas excesses, a 6 mile circular walk, around Cheltenham, maybe see parts of which you didn’t even know existed. Divided into 3 equal sections, can be completed anytime and if you so wish, even on different days. It’s just for fun, no prizes, you can complete the route using the online google form:https://goo.gl/forms/
Belgian F1 GP
Sunday 26th August
Being shown at Club
Race Start 14:10
Thanks to the gallant nine (well 8 ½ really) crews who turned up to do the event.
Thanks also to my wife Liz who is now available to provide guided tours of the Cotswolds!!
The paperwork was of the usual standard which provided an additional challenge, particularly the non-existent traffic lights!!
Nearest to the right answer on the tie-decider should have gone to Adam and Holly but was wrongly awarded to Jon and Dave. Adam and Holly, Jon owes you a tape measure!
Somehow I ended up with two tie decider answers for John and Bridget. They were both outrageously wrong so I’ve … err … umm … excluded them from the tie decider. John and Bridget did however win a prize for finishing last!
All in all a pretty good event which I hope you enjoyed.
Phil and Liz Cork
1st. Jon Smith and Dave Evans 85
2nd. Dave Gregory and Rich Clayton 83
3rd. Ewan Hopes, Michelle and Emily 74
4th. Adam Lister and Holly Eaton 73 (on the tie decider)
5th. Dave and Emily Price 73
6th. Kevin and Pauline Smith 66
7th Ian and Elaine 60
8th. Rich Billy no mates Smith 46 (on the tie decider)
9th. John and Bridget Chenery 46