Thursday 8 February 2024

Club Member Update Feb 2024

Send in your motorsport stories and pictures so we can publish on the website and update new images.

All considered, have you been out marshalling on an event, take a photo and send in a report.

Dixies Challenge 5th May 2024

Do you want to get involved ? 

1-2 physical meeting and the rest online, then stage set up on the Saturday 4th May and the Rally on the Sunday over the Eypnt ranges.

If your unsure and want view as a deputy role, that's not a problem it would be great to have you along.

First Meeting :-

The Carpenters Arms - Shirenewton NP16 6BU - 7:30pm Mon 26th Feb

The rest most probably online 

The best way to get in touch about this, is via email :

fodmotorclub@gmail.com  

 

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Stroud Classsic Car Show


Stroud Classsic Car Show - date for your diary or Display your Classic Car 

Mick Jones (Secretary TOTCA)

am pleased to inform you that Stroud Classic Car Show will be held on Sunday 21st July 2024. 

Last years show was a record breaker, attendance was terrific, same venue the playing field Bisley Old Road Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1NL 

Same rules no entrance fee no booking just turn up on the day show starts 10am trophies for best Classics, American, Bikes and Custom please feel free to ring or email me for further details, hope to see you in July  

My Mobile 07883604522  email  jwiddey@aol.com 

it would be nice to hear from you if you can make it so that we have a idea of numbers thanks. 

Club Stands Free Of Charge But Please Inform Us Of Size Needed 

(Dogs Allowed Bit Must Be Kept On Lead). 

Could you please pass this on to your members thank you very much If anyone wants to attend and would like to send me their email address I can keep you updated on any developments and send you a flyer thank you.

Click this Link for the Flyer 

Wednesday 31 January 2024

2024 British Rally Championship on ITV 4

 

ITV4 set to screen Probite 

BRC in 2024

The Probite British Rally Championship [BRC] will return to free-to-air terrestrial television in 2024, after signing a multi-year deal with ITV4 and ITVX to broadcast the six-round series across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

An enhanced media package for the UK’s premier rally championship will include a dedicated one-hour highlights show on ITV4 after each round of the series to be broadcast at prime time with further repeat broadcasts and an end of season round-up programme.

In addition to the groundbreaking prospect, the programme will also enjoy availability on the accompanying online catch-up service ITVX, ensuring the championship action can be enjoyed long after each round ends.

The all-action show will enjoy breathtaking stage-side footage, on-board camera shots and heat-of-the-moment interviews. It will be interwoven with features and specials to encapsulate the full story of the British Rally Championship title fight as each driver bids to add their name to a prestigious roll of honour that includes legendary names, including Ari Vatanen, Roger Clark, Hannu Mikkola, Colin McRae and Richard Burns.

Each category of the series will feature in the highlights, giving every registered contender a chance to appear in the broadcast with an unrivalled offering for UK rally competitors, sponsors and each of the six regions visited by the BRC.

Further information on the broadcast schedule will be announced in the coming weeks and the programme will be a Motorsport UK production with facilities provided by industry-leading broadcast partner Globecast. The worldwide operator has provided coverage for sports events such as Wales Rally GB, Tour de France and the British Rallycross Championship, and will use its unrivalled knowledge to propel the BRC onto the TV screens to an all-new audience, returning to terrestrial TV for the first time since 2018.

The ITV4 terrestrial free to air TV coverage will have universal reach in the UK and Republic of Ireland and provides a significant step up in profile for the UK’s premier rally championship as it heads for an all-new look and feel in 2024.

“We are delighted to announce this groundbreaking return to mainstream television for the British Rally Championship” enthused Reece Tarren, Probite British Rally Championship Manager.

“We have spent a good deal of time working to maximise the visibility of the championship for our competitors and sponsors alike. This sensational partnership with ITV4 and ITVX opens up a whole new audience for the series, allowing almost every home in the country to watch the championship drama unfold from the comfort of their sofa, captivating rally fans old and new. It’s a very exciting time for the BRC and we can’t wait to get the championship underway in March”.

Hugh Chambers, CEO of Motorsport UK commented, “Like many fans of rally I recall when all the drama and excitement from the heroes of the BRC was beamed to our homes week in week out. Motorsport UK, as custodians of the BRC and rally in the UK, take seriously our obligation to promote rally as a discipline and inspire the next generation of talent into the sport. Working in partnership with ITV and securing prime time playout is a key part of our strategy to maximise the visibility of the BRC and create a halo for the sport in the UK.”

Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport commented, “Fans of motorsport across the UK will be able to see the very best of the British Rally Championship in our highlights shows with all the big moments and stories from this standout event brought together from each round and available to viewers on both ITV4 and ITVX”

The six-round series will have events across England, Scotland and Wales in 2024 with a reinvigorated calendar of events as the BRC1 top-flight, Junior BRC young guns, National and Open categories battle for the prestigious crown.

2024 Probite British Rally Championship calendar

Round 1 – Legend Fires North West Stages – Preston – 22/23 March

Round 2 – Rallynuts Severn Valley Stages – Builth Wells – 13 April

Round 3 – Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally – Duns – 24/25 May

Round 4 – Voyonic Grampian Forest Rally – Banchory – 9/10 August

Round 5 – JDS Machinery Rali Ceredigion – Aberystwyth – 30 August/1 September

Round 6 – Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally – Llandudno – 26 October

Tuesday 23 January 2024

Radio Crews - Spring Half Marathon Sunday 24th March



The Forest of Dean Rotary Club are once again running their Spring Trails Half Marathon within the Dean on Sunday 24th March 2024. 

As always the Club will be supporting the event by providing radio coverage to ensure a quick response can be provided to any incident that might occur anywhere on the route.

Volunteers do not need to have their own radio or any previous experience, the club will provide and fit the necessary equipment and training if required.

We meet up near the Speech House field, at approx. 08:15 for the fitting and checking of radios before dispersing to our allocated points. 

Maps and full details of locations and timings are provided. The race starts at 10.00 and all runners normally finish before 13.30 - 14.00.

This is an ideal opportunity for local Wyedean competitors, present and past, to repay all the volunteers from the Rotary Club for their help on Wyedean carparks over the years.

I look forward to receiving offers of help - Thank you.

To secure your place contact details are:-

Grantley Cleaver

Tel: 07979 331111

e-mail: gcleaver@btinternet.com

Friday 19 January 2024

Autosolo Timing Training

 We've had an email offering this App training for an Autosolo - Details below 


FREE Timing App Live Hands On Training

ASWMC in collaboration with Bath Motor Club will be holding FREE hands on training for TimingAppLive on Saturday 27th January in the Strawford Centre (and garage) at Castle Combe.

The training will be open for anyone, not just ASWMC, who will be using TimingAppLive, especially event Organisers and Chief Timekeepers.

The training will start at 10:00. The café will be open alongside a track day, we have access to some great facilities at Castle Combe.

The author of TimingAppLive, John Clavey will take you through how to create an event, accept entries, configure results, etc, etc. The set up of the ASWMC beams and new smartphones will also be covered. We’ll then finish with an Autosolo with radio controlled cars (that’s why we have the garage).

This is also a great opportunity to discuss potential new functionality with John.

Time is short, please book rapidly, we’re expecting the event to fill rapidly.

To book, register as a Marshal at:

https://autotest.sapphire-solutions.co.uk/eventlist.php?sitename=demo

Road Rally Opportunity in the South West

 



South Hams Motor Club in association with VCRR Rallies, Exmouth Motor Club, Taunton Motor Club, Devizes & District Motor Club and Plymouth Motor Club will run a Club Road Rally Championship using events from the host clubs.

The 2024 championship will run from 1st January 2024 to 31st December 2024 and will include awards for drivers, navigators and marshals. Entry fee is only £10 for drivers or navigators and FREE for marshals.

The following events will be rounds of the championship with the provisional 2024 dates

13th/14th January – Bagger – Vintage & Classic Rally Register (VCRR)
3rd/4th February – Taunton – Taunton MC
16th/17th March – Primrose – South Hams MC
6th/7th April – Plymouth 20/20 – Plymouth MC
5th/6th October – Harvest – South Hams MC
19th/20th October – Driveshaft 20/20 – Devizes & District MC
9th/10th November – Guy Fawkes – South Hams MC
30th November/1st December – Exmouth Memorial – Exmouth MC

To find out more information and to register your entry, please visit the website http://www.shmc.co.uk/index.php/events/south-western-club-road-rally-championship"

I've also attached a promotional image if you would like to use it as well

Best wishes,
Daniel Pidgeon
Championship Secretary

Thursday 18 January 2024

Motorsport Magazine

Our own BTRDA champions Nigel & Karen Jenkins have made the latest Motorsport magazine within the Chairman’s report – good luck this weekend at the Builth Showground Stages