NEWS and POSTS
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.
Belgian F1 GP
Sunday 26th August
Being shown at Club
Race Start 14:10
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).
Firstly thanks to everyone who came along and competed and a special thanks, as always, to the marshals.
As you will see from the results table below it was an extremely hard fought and close competition right up to the wire.
In the end Jon Smith was pipped by just 0.14 of a second by Rich Clayton in the oldest, smallest and probably the least powerful car at the event.
It was great to see some new faces in some very smart machinery, they seemed to enjoy themselves.
Another competitor worth a mention is Josh Wheeler, it is great to see how he is progressing, his dad & the old-hands had better watch out!
Thanks to Kev for organising & Paul, Dave & Glynis for the timekeeping.
click this link for the latest series positions https://docs.google.com/…/2PACX-1vSZSLfausW5-9UeaD…/pubhtml…
Tony Brewer Memorial Summer Series
Friday 17th August
Burley Fields, Leckhampton Lane, Shurdington.
Map Ref 163 934 190
6:30 for a 7:00 Start.
After 12 Rounds, here are the latest league positions in the CMC F1 GP Predictor 20181st – What! No Handbrake GARY NEWMAN 4622nd – Sunday Drivers JEAN SMIT 4503rd – All Geared Up! LIZ CORK 4334th – Pug Gits EWAN HOPES 4235th – Mr Bean RICH C 4136th – Edgey146 GARY EDGECOMBE 4117th – martini 037 LEE KEDWARD 4028th – citroen33 JOHN CHENERY 3999th – Rich’s Rejects RICH SMITH 38810th – 3 Wheels on my Wagon RICH CLAYTON 36611th – Win Win Win PHIL CORK 350
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
Cheltenham Motor Club
Sunday 8th July
Cheltenham Motor Club
Upper Park Street
(just off Hales Road)
Free entry – open to the public
Fun for all the family
To enter the Treasure Hunt you’ll need to be at the start between 1030 and 1100.
You will have 2 hrs 15 minutes to complete the 30-40 mile route.
You will be given a handout which describes the route to follow – no maps are needed …. though there will be a map of the route at the start which you might like to take a photo of!
You should finish the event in good time for the start of the British Grand Prix at 1410.
You’re also welcome to bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy at the club while watching the race.
The bar will of course be open for soft drinks, hot and cold drinks … and for regular beers etc.
Saturday 30th June
Club stand and members cars will be at Warden Hill First School Motor Show and Summer Fete. The event runs from 1200-1600. If you can get there why not call in and support those that are manning the stand or have taken their cars along.
Sunday 1st July
Motor Club will be open from 12 noon and will stay open for the Austrian F1 race from Austria which starts at 1410.
Saturday 7th July
Autotest – Friday 22nd June
Apologies for the delay in issuing the results, it’s been a busy weekend….
Many thanks to all who helped run the event on Friday; Phil Cork, Rich Smith, Dave Gregory, Rich Clayton, Kev Smith & special thanks to Paul Batting, our newest member, who did all the timekeeping.
We had 8 starters on one of the driest Summer Series events in many years, there was a great battle for top honours with less than 3 seconds finally separating the top two, well done to Rich C in Mr Bean who came out on top. Others found it a bit trickier due to pressure from the youngsters, a concern of the cleanliness of the wife’s very nice car or due to navigational issues, it’s not a 12-car it shouldn’t be that hard..!!!
1st Rich C Mini (Mr Bean) 268.87
2nd Gary N Peugeot 271.15
3rd. Rich S Seat 296.40
4th Jeff W Citreon 301.81
5th Kev S Corsa 345.95
6th Josh W Corsa 349.24
7th Rich B Mercedes 436.40
8th Bruce B Ford Bus 490.27
Current Championship Standings:
Round 3 of the Summer Series is a Treasure Hunt on Sunday 8th July, starting around 10am, finishing back at the Motor Club in time to watch the British GP. This is open to non-members and is fun even for ll the family, hope to see you all there.
Summer Series – Round 1 Results
Motor Gymkhana Friday 18th May
Many thanks to all who took part & helped with the marshalling last night and nice to see some new faces too.
We had a total of eight competitors and seven tests.
The aim of the motor gymkhana is to get as few penalty points as possible, the penalty points for most of the tests being distances and/or differences measured in CM. Maximum scores are set in case anyone fails a test completely, but you are given the chance to “Play your Joker” and have a second go in an attempt to improve your score,
Test 1 – driving forward/backwards a prescribed number of wheel revolutions
Test 2 – driving forward & then reversing into parking spaces, the aim being to park smack in the centre of the spaces.
Test 3 – The “FA cup penalty kick” a new test for us, the aim of this was to score a goal by hitting a 1m diameter beach ball into a 2m wide goal, this test proved to be quite popular. John in the Mini nailed it perfectly, but think the bumpers on the modern cars proved to be too high and pushed the ball more into the ground rather than towards the goal, so this test will need a bit of refinement.
Test 4 – drive up to a post and get as close as you could without hitting it, then same thing again but reversing to another post.
Test 5 – placing a wheel on or as close to as you can, to a couple of 10cm diameter discs on the ground 10m away from the start.
Test 6 – Make the gap between a pair of traffic cones as narrow as possible, but so you can still drive between them without hitting them.
Test 7 – drive around a set course, attempting to get as close to a target time set by the organiser, but without spilling any water from the two wine glasses balanced on the car bonnet. Kev how did you manage to do the wrong route on this test?
1st – Chris Duffin Ford Fiesta 132
2nd – Gary Newman Nissan Qashqai 169
3rd – Dave Cooper Skoda Supurb 199
4th – John Fox Austin Mini 202
5th – Martin Ford Volvo (Supertanker) 232
6th – Rich Smith Seat Ibiza 258
7th – Kamila Mazda MX-5 341
8th – Kev Smith Vauxhall Corsa 530
Many thanks to Kev Smith for sorting the venue & Chris Evans, the landowner at Dundry Nurseries, 100% of the entry fee from the event was donated to the Butterfly Garden Charity http://thebutterflygarden.org/ (A project for people of all ages dealing with disablement of any kind).
I forgot to take some photos, if anyone did take any please can you send me one. Thanks.
Hope you all enjoyed it.
Please await confirmation of the next round, it is not as advertised on our website.
TONY BREWER MEMORIAL
MAY TO SEPTEMBER.
More of a fun element to our summer events, standard cars, ideal for beginners and experts alike, open to all Club members and friends. The series comprises of motor gymkhanas, auto tests, treasure hunts and scatters. They are normally held on the third Friday of each month
ROUND ONE – FRIDAY 18TH MAY
Precise driving test. This is a non-damaging, low speed event.
Venue: Dundry Nurseries, Bamfurlong Lane, Cheltenham
Start time: 18:30