NEWS and POSTS
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
F1 GP Azerbaijan, Club open Sunday 29th April 12.00 Racw start 12.10
Time is short, you will need to register and submit your first predictions by 5.50AM this Saturday.
Please see the email from Josh detailing the results from last night’s 12 car.
Apologies it’s taken a while to work it out.
We found three code boards had gone missing upon collection.
Two had been deliberately driven over, one in Dymock Woods and one in Queens Woods Kempley.
Sorry about that as it was then a long way between the previous code board at Oxenhall
and the next one at Four Oaks. They’d both got run over before anyone found them
and they were a long way off the side of the road!
The third missing board was simply taken and that was just off Castlemorton common.
We finally got back home at 2.30am this morning!!
Many thanks for all the lovely comments- it has been heartening to hear that you all enjoyed Josh’s first attempt at a 12 car organisation.
He was solely responsible for the teasing clues.
In case someone still hadn’t got the final section sussed –
the 18 represented R, the 19 was S and the 20 was T.
I’ll leave you to work out 12 and 15!!
Nice to see one expert crew and one novice crew got them 100%.
If anyone wants to know specifics about what boards they missed etc
please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you all soon.
Jeff & Josh
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
|Missed Code Boards||Missed Board Penalties
|Martin Taylor & Simon Harris||1||E/E||1||0||0||0||1|
|Dave & Emily Price||2||E/N||13||2||20||0||33|
|Kev Smith & Martin Saunders||3||E/E||7||5||50||1||57|
|Amy Goodson & Ben Sargeant||4||B/B||1||7||70||1||71|
|Martin Davis & Dave Cooper||5||E/E||13||6||60||1||73|
|Phil Easton & Nick Cutts||6||E/E||27||5||50||1||77|
|Derek Love & Rich Winters||7||N/N||47||7||70||1||117|
|Jack Major & Tim Bell||8||N/N||OTL||5||50||1||50 + Ex|
|Steve Toms & Craig Owen||9||N/N||OTL||5||50||1||50 + Ex|
In damp and slippery conditions David and Emily drove almost faultlessly to the win with no Time Penalties and 1 missed code board. One went missing on the night so was excluded from the results. I expect that Dave was pressing on a bit missing code board 57 which was on the A436 between the Air Balloon and Seven Springs!
In second place with no missed code boards but 20 time penalties were Jon and Alastair , another great result.
In 3rd accompanied by a first time navigator (he only turned up to take some photos) were Kev and Callum.
4th Were Leighton and Craig who explored the local shrubbery just before TC3.
5th Were Jeff and Josh who struggled a bit keeping to the time schedule and having to cutting route in places.
Finally commiserations to Phil and Nick who again had to retire with Nick feeing a bit “Uncle Dick”, and to Martin Davis and Adam Lister who both found them selves without navigators, then paired up only to be foiled at the last minute by an ABS problem with Martin’s Subaru.
Thanks go to Martin Saunders for an interesting and challenging route, especially that rogue yellow that did for my front splitter when setting out the boards. He did go out and amazingly retrieved it frozen to the middle of the track! Also to Phil, Rich and Dave, Martin and James, Dave and Doreen and Gaff for marshalling.
The next round is being organised by Jon and Alastair on Friday 16th February, book your place on the website.
Round 3 of the CMC Winter series is being held on Friday 19th January, hosted by Cirencester Car club and will be run by Martin Saunders and myself. Sign on will be at the Cheltenham Motor club from 19.00 hours. There is a run out of 10 – 15 minutes to the start where Car 1 will leave at 20.01. The finish will be just outside Cirencester and refreshments and results will be at the Plough Inn Stratton. There is no charge for entry but insurance for the event will be required and will be available at the usual cost of £15 if your normal policy does not cover you. The route is approximately 45 miles on map 163 Cheltenham and Cirencester C3 or newer. Please reserve your entry on www.cheltmc.com on the winter series page. Beginners wishing to use marked maps please contact me for further details.
The last round had a good entry so early booking is advisable. Marshals are also required. I hope to see you there.
Many thanks to the teams that turned out to take part in this years “Cracker. The weather eventually turned in our favour even though a few of the lanes were more like rivers!
I the end as normal, the results were very close, just the odd clue here and there.
Congratulations to Chris and Fran on the win. The answer to the tie breaker was 61 sweets in the box and although it was not needed at least Sandra and Henley went home with the sweets as a consolation prize.
Thanks to Rich Burdett for supplying the prizes, enough for everyone to take one home.