NEWS and POSTS
The health, safety & well being of all Club members, Event officials & competitors is paramount.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, from 17th March 2020 all Motorsport UK event permits have been suspended, initially until 30th April. But in this highly dynamic situation things are changing daily. Please click the button below for the latest Motorsport UK updates.
It is with regret that the Get it Sideways Stages Rally due to take place on 4th April 2020 has been cancelled. Full refunds will be given to all the competitors. Due to venue restrictions and the possible over supply of events later in the year we feel it is unlikely that we will be able to reschedule. The last round of the Dave Cooper 12-car Nav-Ex Winter Series will also not be running and until we have more news, we will not publish any dates for the Summer Series.
SOCIAL & CLUBHOUSE
For the time being the Clubhouse is closed, all meetings have been cancelled or postponed, including the Club AGM. Club members will be notified directly once any decisions are made.
The situation is very fluid and the Government recommendations are changing daily, we will continue to monitor developments.
Motorsport UK COVID-19 advice to the motorsport community
The next & final round of the Dave Cooper Winter Series has a NEW DATE – Friday 27th March 2020
I can confirm that map numbers 162 and 149 will be used.
Jeff & Josh
Get it Sideways Rally Meeting
Sunday 1st March 7:30pm
Hi all, there’s a rally organisers meeting at the Club tomorrow night, also open to anyone who can help with the set up of the rally which is on the 4th April.
Get it Sideways Stages Rally 2020
Saturday 4th April
Entries open on Saturday 1st February at 12:00 Midday
Round 3 of the Dave Cooper Winter Series will be held on Friday 17th January 2020 using Maps 163 and 162 and is approximately 49 miles in length. This round is being hosted by Cirencester Car Club and run by Martin Saunders and Dave Gregory
Sign on will be at the Cheltenham Clubhouse from 18.30, and there will be a 10 minute drive out to the Start. The finish will be at a pub approximately 20 minutes from Cheltenham where light refreshments will be provided.
Please register your interest on the provisional entry list here – http://cheltmc.com/12-car/
New Motorsport UK rules for 2020 require that both the Driver and Navigator have a minimum of RS Clubman competition licences to compete in this event. These are obtainable free of charge from Motorsport UK here –
Please apply as soon as possible, you will get an acknowledgement of your application via email which we will accept on the night so bring along a printout. We are not planning on taking applications on the night so please do it now.
We are also looking for Marshals on the night so if you can help please let me know.
We hope to see you on the 17th
Many thanks to all who took part in the last nights annual Christmas Cracker Treasure Hunt, especially those who travelled from Durlsey, Ledbury and California! I hope you all had fun and enjoyed the route and even some of the devious clues and anagrams. Every question was answered by at least one Team, so the route must have been about right, I can assure you there was no fog last week when we set the route out.
You did well finding the treasures, but I’m not sure how some of your Jokes scored 4 out of 5, Neil’s standards are low..!!!
Special thanks to Rich C for helping organise the route, clues, results and drinking beer with me whilst you were all out enjoying yourselves, a tough job.
Congratulations Dave & Emily, scoring the same points as Chris & Fran, but beating them by 130,000 on the Tie Break question.
The Tie Break question was “According to www.ukpopulations.com what is the estimated population of Cheltenham in 2019. Have a guess yourself then check the link above
Hope to see you all soon, Quiz of the Year tonight at the Club and the 12-Car series resumes on Fri 17th Jan
Jon S & Rich C
PS – “What did Santa do when he went speed dating”
“He pulled a cracker”
4 out of 5 ?
Christmas Cracker Driving Treasure Hunt
Friday 27th December
Start & finish at the Club, approx 25 to 30 mile easy to follow route – No maps required
Bring a torch
Prizes for all.
Thanks to the marshals on another cold and damp night; in no particular order they were: Glynis Langford, Dave Gregory and Rich Clayton, Paul Batting & Elaine Ward. Special thanks to Jeremy Cooper for his help with the route and putting the boards out, along with his partner Nicole manning controls.
Due to flooding we had a last-minute change to the route between TC4 and TC5 which would have gone via Roel Gate and through the Lower Harford Ford. Re-writing the Novice card was simple but the Expert card, which had the Ford as a ‘via’ changed to ‘avoid’ and SH176 changed from avoid to via meant that there was then a shorter route that missed the code-boards through Naunton. These boards have been deleted from expert results. A code-board in Cutsdean had been removed by a resident.
First overall, Rich Smith and David Evans had a fine run and dropped just 2 minutes into TC4 whilst Dave and Emily Evans were 4 minutes late into the same control, arriving just behind Rich and Dave as the minute rolled over.
Craig Owen and Tim Bell, from Ross-on-Wye, missed the board at Didbrook and another on the final triangle on the herringbone through Shipton Gorge. Jeff and Josh Wheeler missed the boards at Notgrove and the Shipton triangle. Newcomers Adam and Holly Lister did well to get all the time controls without a pre-marked map, albeit missing five code-boards. Kev Smith retired at TC5 following an argument with a bank that damaged the radiator.
Bob Blackstock & Jeremy Cooper
Here are a couple of direct links to give you an idea:-
We have extensive paper archives dating back almost 100 years, including information regarding events, regs, results, photos, newspaper cuttings, newsletters etc. We intend someday to upload onto the web, but it is a very laborious task. If you happen to have anything from our history, we would be happy to put it on the system. If possible send it to us as a PDF file, then it’s dead easy to upload. Also if anyone, with plenty of time on their hands, would like a nice little project to upload the information (even if it’s only a little bit)?