NEWS and POSTS
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
Sad news: Relayed from an announcement on the Forresters Car Club page…
“For anyone who hasn’t heard We have lost Alun “Lofty” Thompson. Our thoughts are with the family and friends.”
For those who are unfamiliar with his considerable contribution to Motorsport, Alun, known as Lofty Revovery, has been there to rescue many stricken rallyists over the years. Many Cheltenham Motor Club, Cirecnester Car Club & EMCOS members will remember seeing Lofty recovery at all the Down Ampney & Wyedean rallies. He was also very often spotted out at classic car events.
The family have now made the arrangements for Alun’s funeral. It is on Wednesday 27th November 2019, 3pm at Langstone Crematorium.
The family ask that bright colours are worn to celebrate his life but if you wish to black that’s fine.
Out running finish time control
12 Car Nav-Ex – Friday 18th October 2019
Thanks to you all for coming out to the autotest last night, and what a turn out, I hope enjoyed it.
Thanks to the marshals Glynis & Paul.
The results are as below:
Cheltenham Motor Club
It is very sad to announce the passing of Cheltenham Motor Club’s President, Dave Cooper.
Our condolences go out to his wife Kathy, sons Jeremy, Jonathan and Grandchildren.
Dave first became a member of CMC in 1971 and from the beginning played a big part in club activities. He was always organising and competing on motoring events far and wide, was an excellent rally navigator and sometime driver in his self-built ‘Gecko’. He became a senior steward for the national motor sports organisation Motorsport UK, was on CMC’s management committee for many years and became President in 2001. He was ever knowledgeable and helpful to new members and will be sadly missed by CMC’s committee and many others.
For those that knew him well and often saw him wearing shorts, even on the coolest of days, he suggested that you might also like to wear shorts if attending his funeral and celebration of his life, details below.
Cambray Baptist Church
Thursday 3rd October 2:30pm
Cheltenham Motor Club, organisers of the 7th September ‘Hills Ford Three Shires Stages Rally’, are pleased to report that we have donated £1000 to the Midland Air Ambulance on behalf of Eastnor Castle in respect of use of their facilities.
We have also donated £300 to the Midland Air Ambulance on behalf of Andrew Ruck and Charlotte Ashworth at Brockmore Farm who supplied bales for our event.
Selection of pictures kindly supplied by Andrew Manston, M&H Photography.
To see and/or purchase more pictures go to https://www.mandhphotography.co.uk/p914340803
Many thanks to ALL involved
Summer Series Round 4 – NEW DATE
Friday 23rd August
start 18:30 prompt
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)?