Tuesday, 21 June 2011

UK Motor Clubs Run Special Events in National Motorsport Week


As an integral part of the re-energised National Motorsport Week (25 June - 3 July) motor clubs throughout the UK are organising a series of events aimed at boosting their membership and attracting more people into all areas of grassroots motorsport.

The events feature a wide variety of different activities ranging from novice autotests held in a grassy field to special ‘two for one’ ticket offers at a local event. They all combine to highlight the large number of opportunities available to those wanting to get involved in motor sport whether as a competitor, volunteer or spectator. A full list is provided below. 

Sporting Car Trials will also feature in the next programme
of Overdrive! Watch this space!
While it is right to celebrate this country’s successes in Formula One and other high-profile championships, it is also essential to acknowledge that the pinnacle of the sport is underpinned by the amateur club structure,” explained Colin Hilton, Chief Executive of the Motor Sports Association, the governing body of UK motor sport. 

National Motorsport Week is providing our many hundreds of clubs with a great opportunity to increase awareness of the thousands of cost-effective events they organise every year.” 


Airdale & Pennine Motor Car Club
Photo and video evening
Tuesday 28 June
Prune Park, Prune Park Lane, Wilsden BD15 9BJ
Insights from club members competing in many disciplines of motor sport including rallying, co-driving, car trials, sprints, autotests plus a bit of club nostalgia. Pie and peas (pre-booked please). www.apmcc.co.uk 


Alwoodley Motor Club
Navigation Scatter
Thursday 30 June 
Start Swinsty Reservoir, Little Timble, North YorkshireA simple road based navigation event designed to introduce novices to the basics of navigation. www.alwoodleymc.org.uk

Coalville Car Club
Open Evening
Wednesday 29 June (8-10 pm)
The New Inn, Peggs Green, Coleorton, Leicestershire LE67 8JE
A chance to meet members of Coalville Car Club and look at their competition and rally cars. Find out how to get involved in local or national motorsport. Club members, competitors, marshals and event organisers will be present to talk and answer questions. www.coalvillecc.org.uk

Dukeries Motor Club
Rainworth Skoda Dukeries Rally Review Evening
Tuesday 28 June 
Mansfield Rugby Club, Eakring Road, Mansfield, Nottingham NG18 3EW
The evening will include the showing of the DVD of the recent 52nd running of the Rainworth Skoda Dukeries Rally followed by an informal question and answer session about the event. There will be a forum to question drivers and co-drivers about their experiences, also learn more about Dukeries Motor Club and its many other activities. Members’ rally cars are likely to be displayed outside the rugby club and a small free buffet will be provided. www.dukeries-motorclub.co.uk

Eastwood & District Motor Club
Novice Grass Autotest 
Wednesday 29 June
Brunswood Farm, Longley Lane, Spondon, Derbyshire DE21 7BU
A novice friendly event suitable for road cars – no previous experience necessary. Timed slalom on a smooth grass surface run against the clock. www.eastwoodmotorclub.co.uk

Farnborough District Motor Club 
Summer AutoSolo
Sunday 10 July
Montgomery Lines, Barton Stacey, Andover, Hampshire
A tarmac slalom event suitable for novices competing in a road car. www.fdmc.org.uk

Herefordshire Motor Club
Club Display
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July
Bromyard Gala, Steam and Country Fair, Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7 4EZ 
A display of members competition cars together with active members providing information on how to get started in motor sport. www.herefordshiremotorclub.co.uk

Knutsford & District Motor Club
Novice Grass Autotest
Saturday 2 July 
Newhall Farm, near Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9HE
A novice friendly event suitable for road cars – no previous experience necessary. Timed slalom on a smooth grass surface run against the clock. www.knutsfordmotorclub.co.uk

Knutsford & District Motor Club
Gymkhana
Sunday 3 July
Newhall Farm, near Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9HE
Light-hearted games and competitions using road cars on a smooth surface field.  www.knutsfordmotorclub.co.uk

Lancashire & Cheshire Car Club
Club Display
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July
Transport and Aviation Fair, Manchester Airport Viewing Park, Manchester M90 1QX
A display of members’ competition cars together with active members providing first-hand information on how to get started in motor sport. www.lancashireandcheshirecarclub.co.uk

Lindholme MSC
White Rose Classic Run
Sunday 3 July
Lakeside Village, White Rose Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN4 5PJ
A gentle touring event for classic cars. www.whiteroseclassictour.co.uk

Liverpool Motor Club
The Jack Neal Memorial Sprint
Saturday 25 June 
Aintree Motor Racing Circuit, Liverpool, Merseyside L9 0LQ
Two for one admission offer for spectators at one of the country’s oldest motor sport venues. Featuring a wide range of cars from 400bhp single-seaters to historic sports cars. www.liverpoolmotorclub.com

Oxford Motor Club
Grass Autotest
Thursday 30 June
Pusey Lodge Farm, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8QD
A novice friendly event suitable for road cars – no previous experience necessary. Timed slalom on a smooth grass surface run against the clock. www.oxfordmotorclub.co.uk

Peterborough MC
Novice Grass Autotest
Friday 1st July 
Willowbrook Farm, Helpston 
A novice friendly event suitable for road cars – no previous experience necessary. Timed slalom on a smooth grass surface against the clock. www.peterboroughmotorclub.co.uk

Rugby MC
Evening Grass Autotest
Wednesday 29 June
Buckwell Lodge Farm, Walcote, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
A novice friendly event suitable for road cars – no previous experience necessary. Timed slalom on a smooth grass surface against the clock. www.rugbymotorclub.co.uk

South Wales AC
Club Display
Saturday 2 July
Porth Carnival, Porth, Rhondda Valley, South Wales
A display of both classic and competition cars plus a chance to meet members and discover how to get involved. www.southwalesac.com

Sporting Car Club of Norfolk
Evening Novice Autotest
Thursday 23 June
Tibenham Aifield, Norfolk NR16 1
An evening autotest suitable for novices in road cars with slalom round cones on a disused airfield. www.sccon.co.uk

Warwickshire Drivers Motor Club
All day AutoSolo
Sunday 3 July
Night Owl Truckstop, A5, Clifton on Dunsmore, Near Rugby
A slalom event for road going cars using a large smooth Tarmac area at the Truckstop. Suitable for novices. www.warwickshiredrivers.co.uk

 For more information, please visit:
www.nationalmotorsportweek.co.uk


All these events are on our own Calendar, It you have an event you would like us to include, or any amendments, please get in touch with us via e-mail : info@overdrive-uk.com