NEWS and POSTS
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.
Friday, December 29
7:00pm – 10:00pm
7pm for a 7:30pm start
28 mile easy to follow route
Open to all. Prizes for all.
Org. Dave Gregory
Wednesday, December 27
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Try tto remember the events of 2017!
Teams of 4 or 5, £1 per person, all proceeds to charity
Monday 4th December 8:00 at the Club
Would I get in a car that you are driving?
Test your knowledge of the Highway Code with a selection of question from the DVSA theory test.
General knowledge of Motoring and Motorsport.
Lots of fun and lots of prizes.
Live coverage of the F1 final race of the year at CMC.
Race starts at 1300 UK time and the club will be open from 12 noon.
Bye for now.
Nice to see some new faces and some old one returning to the 12 car series.
Thanks to the marshals and to Phil for driving me around to put the code boards out on Friday morning.
It was a bit like a day in my office, being bounced about in the car and me having to remined to check his mirrors before indicating.
Driver Navigator Class
1st Martin Davis Dave Cooper E/E 30 points
2nd Dave Price Emily Price N/N 45 points
3rd Dom Taylor Monty Taylor Marked Maps 60 points
4th Sandra Coulson Rich Smith N/E 75 points
5th Adam Lister Holly Eaton Marked Maps 1F 70 Points
6th Steve Toms Jack Major Marked Maps 1F 71 points
7th Amy Goodson Ben Sergeant Marked Maps 2F 135 points
Phil Easton Nick Cutts Non finisher
Round 2 of the Cheltenham Motor Club 12 car series will run on Friday 17th November.
Signing on at the Club 19:00 to 19:45.
The route will cover approximately 50 miles on Map 163 C2.
Entries is now open.
Thanks to everyone who turned up on Friday night, special thanks to the marshals who braved the wind and later on the rain.
I have removed one of the code boards from the results as the route information was a little ambiguous for that section, it does not change the overall results but makes the individual penalties look better.
Well done to our newcomers who had no idea what to expect, lack of local knowledge particularly the closed gates near Guting Wood cost them dearly. They did get round a good portion of the route which is not always the case for first timers.
The results and therefore the championship standings are:
|1||Kevin Smith||E||Martin Saunders||E||4|
|2||Dave Price||N||Emily Price||N||13|
|3||Dave Cooper||E||Jeremy Cooper||E||18|
|4||Phil Easton||E||Nick Cutts||E||25|
|5||Jon Smith||E||Alastair Gregg||E||56|
|6||Amy Goodson||B||Ben Sargeant||B||1F & 175|
Next event Friday 17th November
F1 US GP 22 Oct. Club open. Race starts 2000.
Coverage starts at 1900 on Channel 4 and the race starts at 2000.
The Return of the Speed Gurus with Steve and Kim
Monday 6th November.
7:30 for 8:00pm start
at the Club House
With hints and tips on how to avoid speeding tickets and getting points on your licence.
Plus : New laws about using your mobile phone while driving
and how to become a safer driver.
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)?