Friday 10 May 2024

Targa Rally Sunday June 2nd - Kemble Airfield


Want to get involved in grass roots rallying locally - Now is your Chance with a Targa Rally organised by Oxford Motor Club.

If your still unsure, why go along for the day and find out what's involved - contact John below 

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Hello all,

We still have places available on the Oxford Motor Club Bullnose Targa Rally being held at Kemble Airfield, nr Cirencester on Sunday, June 2nd which is just under a month away.


The interclub event is a round of the CMSG, BTRDA & ASWMC Targa Championships but we are also running a Clubman event for non-championship competitors.  

For any newcomers or anyone who wants get into Targa Rallying this will be an ideal opportunity as Kemble has a smooth surface which is also used for Autosolo’s.

For a small number of the tests we are utilising a very small area of rough concrete in order to make the tests longer but driving through this will be controlled at a low speed with controls and can still be driven in your normal road car.

As well as competitors we need a few more marshals to run the event successfully, no experience will be needed for the observation and check points.

If you wish to enter or volunteer please use this Event Registration Form.

If you need any more information on the event please give me a call.

Kindest Regards

John Blackwell

Event Secretary

Oxford Motor Club

Tel: 07857 403451

Tuesday 7 May 2024

Upcoming Social Events


 

Thank You Marshals Dixies Challenge

Adam Kettley

Chief Marshal - Pitstop Garage Dixies Challenge 2024

On behalf myself and all the Pitstop Garage Dixies Challenge 2024 organising team, I wanted to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your invaluable support and assistance in making this year's event a resounding success.

 

Your dedication, hard work, and professionalism were instrumental in providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants and spectators. your contributions did not go unnoticed.

 

We deeply appreciate the time and effort you invested in helping us execute the event flawlessly. Your commitment truly made a difference and contributed to the overall success of the Pitstop Garage Dixies Challenge 2024.

 

As we wrap up this year's event, we would like to extend an invitation to those who are available to lend their support once again. The Hills Ford Stages will take place on the 14th and 15th of September, and additional assistance would be greatly appreciated. Registration details can be found through another day in orange. 

 

 

Once again, thank you for your unwavering support and dedication. I look forward to seeing you out on the stages.

 

Kind Regards,


Tuesday 30 April 2024

Cotswold Historic Rally – 30th June 2024

Cotswold Historic Rally – 30th June 2024

Organised by Tavern Motor Club  - A REQUEST FOR MARSHALS

 

 

Please see below some details of this years Cotswold Historic Rally.  If you are able to marshal please register using the link below.

 

If you are interested in marshalling on the event please register at https://mtc1.uk/Marshals/CotswoldHistoric24/MarshalForm.php


If registering online is not possible please contact me on  denise@desbois.co.uk or on 01761 233510 before 9pm please.

 

The event will follow a similar format to previous years, with slight changes to keep things interesting.  There will be 8 Tests at 2 venues, on a variety of surfaces (tarmac, concrete and gravel) together with 6 Regularities covering around 95 miles in a total route of 150 miles. 

 

The two Test venues are Charlton Park and Kemble Airfield.  The Kemble Tests are being looked after by Bath Motor Club.  If you want to marshal at Kemble still use the link but in comments state ‘Kemble’.

 

The event starts and finishes at Cirencester RFC, The Whiteway, Cirencester, GL7 2ER. with the first car starting at 8.30am.  The event is scheduled with the first car finishing around 5pm.

 

The entries will open on the 30th April at 7pm.  Last year we ran with a full entry and hope to be able to do the same in 2024.

 

Denise Desbois – Chief Marshal

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