Cotswold Targa

Cotswold Targa Rally

22nd July 2018


The first Cotswold Targa rally took place under clear and sunny skies ands very hot conditions on Sunday July 22nd.

21 entries assembled and enjoyed a good day of competition, which was mainly aimed at novice crews in standard road cars, with plenty of smiles to be seen from the competing crews.

6 tests were offered with the crews getting quicker and more experienced every time.

By the end of the 6th test the results showed Steve Conner came out on top. Steve has not competed in his MX5 on a Targa and is still learning how to drive it in autosolos (having been a successful front wheel drive man for the past 30 years).

Ben Griiffin was trying a rear wheel drive car for the first time and finished second so it is the man not the machinery doing the business.

Chris Elkins was in the top 5 in his Fiat Seicento Sporting with all of 65 BHP, again showing that the man not the machinery gives the result.

Welcome to the third Bath Motor Club single-venue Targa Rally at Kemble Airfield.

This event is new for this year with the specific aim of introducing beginners to targa rallying. Kemble is perfect for this as it is straightforward and smooth allowing anyone to have a go even in a standard road car.

To show this different bias; we are calling this event the Cotswold Targa Rally and limiting the entry to 35 cars to make it a compact day (11:00-16:00).

This event is closed-to-club meaning no MSA competition license is required. Membership to Bath motor club for the remainder of the club year is included with all accepted entries.

The driving tests event will be one to two miles long on the sealed surfaces at Kemble. The course layouts will vary during the day creating an enjoyable competitive days sport.

We hope that this event will allow begineers and novices the opportunity to compete and learn on the same style of tests as our main Kemble Targa.

Dave Whittock
Clerk of the Course