Thursday, 26 March 2020

Volunteers needed for the COVID-19 public effort



To all club members, stay safe during this uncertain time and please adhere to the government guidelines.

Wednesday 25th March 

The Government has launched an urgent appeal for 250,000 volunteers to help the NHS in the battle against Coronavirus.
Volunteers can support in a number of roles including;
  • Community Response volunteer: This role involves collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home.
  • Patient Transport volunteer: This role supports the NHS by providing transport to patients who are medically fit for discharge, and ensuring that they are settled safely back into their home.
  • NHS Transport volunteer: This role involves transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites, it may also involve assisting pharmacies with medication delivery.
  • Check-in and Chat volunteer: This role provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.
If members of the Motorsport UK community feel fit and well and are able to assist, you can register as an NHS Volunteer Responder through the following link: https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS
For the latest updates and advice from Motorsport UK on COVID-19 please visit this page: https://www.motorsportuk.org/covid-19/

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Radio Crews Required


Cancelled

The Forest of Dean Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 29th March

The Forest of Dean Motor Club will again be assisting with radio locations during the morning event in and around Speech House.


Come along, you will be given a radio plus a location to attend where you should be able to sit in your vehicle, watch and assist the Lions Club marshals with the event.


If you can help please contact Phil Turley 



01594 562767
07530 366 114
01594 564717

or email the club fodmotorclub@gmail.com 




Monday, 24 February 2020

HRCR Meetings


Paul will inform you when the next meeting will take place after the CoVid-19 outbreak 
Stay safe 

The rest of the meeting dates are as below


Monday, 3 February 2020

Yorkley Fete June 20th - Display Your Car ?


Email from Yorkley Fete - If anyone is interested in showing vehicles - please make contact with the club -  fodmotorclub@gmail.com 
or Mark Wheeler  - competitionsecfodmc@gmail.com

Dear Sir,
The trustees of Yorkley Community Centre are looking to revive the village fete this coming summer with June 20th as the proposed date. As well as providing a weekend of events for the community we hope to raise money to renovate the skate park for the youngsters of the village and provide state of the art audio equipment for the hall.
We would like ask you if some of your members ( if they're not competing that weekend) would be happy to come and display their competition cars as one of the attractions? A static display of your cars would appeal to many adults and children and would be a little different for most fetes.
If you can help us we would be really grateful.
Of course if you can help details of providing suitable display arrangements could be discussed nearer the date.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Many thanks
Steve Dunford

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Membership


Hello Everyone.

Thank you to all who have already rejoined the club for 2020 and to those who caught up with us at the Orepool Inn last week, for those who are still needing to join the motor club for upcoming events don't forget you can join online on the membership tab above.

I would also like to take this opportunity to tell you about 2 things;

Firstly, Ross Motor Club has supported the Forest of Dean Motor Club and the Wyedean Rally for many years now and they are in need of our help, they are in desperate need for Marshals for the upcoming Ross Traders event taking place at Caerwent Saturday 1st February, if you are able to help please get in contact with Graham Watt - grahamwattis@hotmail.com  please take this opportunity to give back to the sport we all love, all help is greatly appreciated and events as you know can not run with out Marshall's!!

Secondly, Clubs events;

The HRCR we have invited us to attend some of their events this year, the first 2 on the agenda are...

-February 24th 19:30, Palace Cinema, Cinderford - Film Night

-March 23rd 19:30, Bespoke Brewery Visit, Unit 5 The Mews, Mitcheldean


Simply for The forest of Dean Motor Club Members we are trying to organise something a little special, but you will need to let us know if you can attend or not...

-Wednesday 15th April 19:30 a Visit to Jacob Engineering, for a tour and a look at the restoration of the Ex Bruce McLaren, Type 73 Works Cooper Formula 1 Car. 1500cc Coventry Climax engine


To register any interest in these events please get in contact as soon as possible!!

Here is to a great year

Kind Regards
Jason Morgan
Membership Secretary
Forest of Dean Motor Club

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Reminder


Dixes Challenge Rally 2020 

Organiser meetings start Wednesday 21st January at the Tredegar Arms in Shirenewton 8pm if you want to get involved with the event or if you just want to help on the day or day before let the club know - fodmotorclub@gmail.com



Forest of Dean Motor Club - Members Renewal Evening 

Thursday 23rd Jan 8pm at the Orepool Inn GL16 8DL

There will be a Committee only meeting prior to this so if you have any questions that you would like raised please email them in or make contact with a committee member - fodmotorclub@gmail.com 

Monday, 13 January 2020

The 12th annual Historic Rally Car Register Open Day goes back to the beginning

Many acknowledge that the 1960 RAC rally saw the first real loose surface special stage in the UK. At Monument Hill in Scotland, the RAC organisers hinted at a new direction, away from the public road navigational challenges of old. The two-mile test of rough, loose track set the pattern for future events, and Erik Carlsson and Stuart Turner showed the world how they should be driven.
60 years on from that pivotal event, historic rallying is now a multidisciplinary sport, with much to offer. From road rallying with its regularity challenges and driving tests, to flat-out forest and tarmac stages, and from bucolic scenic tours to the intensity of sprint and hillclimb speed events, the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) celebrates this diversity.
So, for the 2020 HRCR Open Day, visitors will be encouraged to explore three distinct halls; ‘Speed’, ‘Stage’, and ‘Road and Tour’.  Each dedicated area will be packed with event organisers and equipment suppliers offering advice and help, and each will have dedicated HRCR expertise on hand to guide visitors to the HRCR Championship that’s right for them.
Preparation is, of course, essential to success. Throughout the day a series of short forums will explore car and personal preparation, together with advice and tips for those new to each discipline. Each forum will be supported by examples of genuine cars competing today, so visitors can really see what’s involved.
Forest of Dean members attend Gaydon HRCR Open Day