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Bath Motor Club Events


Autumn Classic - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Oct
7
7:00am 7:00am

Autumn Classic - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Autumn Classic - 7th October

Castle Combe Circuit organise various Action Days throughout the year and Bath Motor Club have been asked to help with the setting up and running of these themed activity days.

So what’s the deal:

Friday (day before): Helping set up with pitch layout and marking, erecting signs, etc.

Saturday: Approx 3 hours in the morning organising getting people through the entrances and on to their pitches with as few delays as possible, making sure they do not overspill their allocated space and generally trying to make the exhibitors life easier. The rest of the day is your own.

In return:
Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £15.00). Saturday, a food voucher for Breakfast, Lunch and morning or afternoon drink plus a contribution to your travell.

A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me in advance. An ideal opportunity for some testing or simply a chance to have a blast.

AND NOW THE BIG ONE: anyone who commits in advance to three of the eight dates will be entitled to a FREE season pass (worth £106) to go to all the race meetings etc. at the circuit.

So I am looking to you to help out primarily on the Saturday, but this year I will need more help on the Friday, as we are likely to have less help from the circuit staff (who knows -  2 events with Friday help could get you that season pass!!).

Please contact me with any questions or more importantly to volunteer at any of the contact details below.

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413 460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email :dick.pease1945 at gmail.com

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Mini Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Sep
30
7:00am 7:00am

Mini Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Mini Day - 30th September

Castle Combe Circuit organise various Action Days throughout the year and Bath Motor Club have been asked to help with the setting up and running of these themed activity days.

So what’s the deal:

Friday (day before): Helping set up with pitch layout and marking, erecting signs, etc.

Saturday: Approx 3 hours in the morning organising getting people through the entrances and on to their pitches with as few delays as possible, making sure they do not overspill their allocated space and generally trying to make the exhibitors life easier. The rest of the day is your own.

In return:
Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £15.00). Saturday, a food voucher for Breakfast, Lunch and morning or afternoon drink plus a contribution to your travell.

A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me in advance. An ideal opportunity for some testing or simply a chance to have a blast.

AND NOW THE BIG ONE: anyone who commits in advance to three of the eight dates will be entitled to a FREE season pass (worth £106) to go to all the race meetings etc. at the circuit.

So I am looking to you to help out primarily on the Saturday, but this year I will need more help on the Friday, as we are likely to have less help from the circuit staff (who knows -  2 events with Friday help could get you that season pass!!).

Please contact me with any questions or more importantly to volunteer at any of the contact details below.

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413 460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email : dick.pease1945 at gmail.com

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Rally Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Sep
23
7:00am 7:00am

Rally Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Rally Day - 23rd September

Castle Combe Circuit organise various Action Days throughout the year and Bath Motor Club have been asked to help with the setting up and running of these themed activity days.

So what’s the deal:

Friday (day before): Helping set up with pitch layout and marking, erecting signs, etc.


Saturday: Approx 3 hours in the morning organising getting people through the entrances and on to their pitches with as few delays as possible, making sure they do not overspill their allocated space and generally trying to make the exhibitors life easier. The rest of the day is your own.

In return:
Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £15.00). Saturday, a food voucher for Breakfast, Lunch and morning or afternoon drink plus a contribution to your travell.

A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me in advance. An ideal opportunity for some testing or simply a chance to have a blast.

AND NOW THE BIG ONE: anyone who commits in advance to three of the eight dates will be entitled to a FREE season pass (worth £106) to go to all the race meetings etc. at the circuit.

So I am looking to you to help out primarily on the Saturday, but this year I will need more help on the Friday, as we are likely to have less help from the circuit staff (who knows -  2 events with Friday help could get you that season pass!!).

Please contact me with any questions or more importantly to volunteer at any of the contact details below.

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413 460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email : dick.pease1945 at gmail.com

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Forge Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Sep
9
7:00am 7:00am

Forge Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Forge Action Day - 9th Sept

Castle Combe Circuit organise various Action Days throughout the year and Bath Motor Club have been asked to help with the setting up and running of these themed activity days.

So what’s the deal:

Friday (day before): Helping set up with pitch layout and marking, erecting signs, etc.


Saturday: Approx 3 hours in the morning organising getting people through the entrances and on to their pitches with as few delays as possible, making sure they do not overspill their allocated space and generally trying to make the exhibitors life easier. The rest of the day is your own.

In return:
Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £15.00). Saturday, a food voucher for Breakfast, Lunch and morning or afternoon drink plus a contribution to your travell.

A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me in advance. An ideal opportunity for some testing or simply a chance to have a blast.

AND NOW THE BIG ONE: anyone who commits in advance to three of the eight dates will be entitled to a FREE season pass (worth £106) to go to all the race meetings etc. at the circuit.

So I am looking to you to help out primarily on the Saturday, but this year I will need more help on the Friday, as we are likely to have less help from the circuit staff (who knows -  2 events with Friday help could get you that season pass!!).

Please contact me with any questions or more importantly to volunteer at any of the contact details below.

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413 460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email :dick.pease1945 at gmail.com

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Summer Autosolo
Aug
20
8:00am 8:00am

Summer Autosolo

Summer Autosolo - 20th August - Finals

Everything is in place for the Summer Autosolo on Sunday. The finals should have been emailed out to all competitors, if you haven't already received them there is a link below.

We will once again be laying out 4 courses for the day and will be varying the layout from recent events to keep everyone, novice and experienced alike, on their toes. Whether it is the long slalom or the sweeping concrete bends there will be a little bit of everything the venue has to offer.

Autosolos are a timed tarmac course open to all road going cars. There is no requirement for modifications to the car so it is a great way of getting your first taste of competitive motorsport. Bath Motor club has produced a beginners guide to Autosolos HERE if you would like to see what the discipline is all about.

As always we welcome any offers of help with the event and this extends to any novices who would like to get a flavour of what an Autosolo is about.

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th August.

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Summer Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Jul
22
7:00am 7:00am

Summer Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Summer Action Day - 22nd July

Castle Combe Circuit organise various Action Days throughout the year and Bath Motor Club have been asked to help with the setting up and running of these themed activity days.

So what’s the deal:

Friday (day before): Helping set up with pitch layout and marking, erecting signs, etc.


Saturday: Approx 3 hours in the morning organising getting people through the entrances and on to their pitches with as few delays as possible, making sure they do not overspill their allocated space and generally trying to make the exhibitors life easier. The rest of the day is your own.

In return:
Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £15.00). Saturday, a food voucher for Breakfast, Lunch and morning or afternoon drink plus a contribution to your travell.

A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me in advance. An ideal opportunity for some testing or simply a chance to have a blast.

AND NOW THE BIG ONE: anyone who commits in advance to three of the eight dates will be entitled to a FREE season pass (worth £106) to go to all the race meetings etc. at the circuit.

So I am looking to you to help out primarily on the Saturday, but this year I will need more help on the Friday, as we are likely to have less help from the circuit staff (who knows -  2 events with Friday help could get you that season pass!!).

Please contact me with any questions or more importantly to volunteer at any of the contact details below.

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413 460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email :dick.pease1945 at gmail.com

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Bath Festival of Motoring
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Bath Festival of Motoring

Bath Motor club will have a stand at this popular car show which attracts a wide variety of cars from competition to classic.

Details of the event are HERE.

The club will have free tickets available in exchange for displaying your car on the stand or volunteering your time to help man the stand.

Geoff Sutton will be co-ordinating this nearer the time

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Bristol Classic Car Show
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Bristol Classic Car Show

Once again the club will have a stand at this popular classic car show, held at the Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet.

Details of the event are available HERE

The club will have free tickets available in exchange for displaying your car on the stand or volunteering your time to help man the stand.

Geoff Sutton will be co-ordinating this nearer the time

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Gymkhana - Kilima Farm
Jun
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Gymkhana - Kilima Farm

BATH MOTOR CLUB GYMKHANA

MONDAY JUNE 12TH 2017

1st Steve Connor with 275 penalties

2nd Steve Macey         284

3rd Martin Moore         311

4th Mike Burrows         328

5th Keith Wilson          386

6th Mark Dunkerley     410

7th Mike Patton           436

8th Kate Connor          471

9th Vic Wright             513

10th Jerry Pennell       560

For more years than I can remember the Stratton family, John, Liz and Chris have organised the annual Bath Motor Club Gymkhana on the beautiful flat field at Kilima Farm that is used for caravans.

This year was no exception and 9 entrants arrived on a bright, sunny evening to see what devious tests of driving manoeuvrability had been organised for us all.

It must be explained that all these tests are very low speed in order to preserve the grass in the field but are also quite devious to curb the entrants desire to set a quick time.

Test 1 manned by Dave Richards consisting of driving around a cone and into a coned box and then getting out of your car and changing over the tyre pressure caps of the front wheels and then reversing back around the cone and into the start box without hitting any of the cones. I think that most people coped with this pretty well although my advanced years did not take too kindly to too much chasing around the front of the Ford Focus in order to swap over the tyre pressure caps.

 

Test 2 and manned by John Stratton was a touch more devious. You were confronted with a central cone and a ring of 6 cones circled around said central cone. These cones had a tennis ball lodged in the top of each one. From said central cone there was attached a rope from which the seated driver of the car had to hold on to and the circle clockwise around the outer cones and dislodge the tennis balls from each cone. To make matters a little trickier the cones were not equidistant from the central cone. All sorts of results emanated from this test as one particular tennis ball proved very difficult to dislodge. All very good fun.

Test 3 manned by Vic Wright consisted of starting from a line and the applying maximum right hand lock. Vic would adjust a large plastic petrol can to the drivers best estimate of their driving circle. No one that I saw came very close to getting a top results here. Yours truly included.

Test 4 saw one of the campers on site measuring the distance taken from a start to a stake and then stopping as close as one could with the front bumper without touching it.

Test 5 manned by Chris Stratton involved started from a line and then whilst holding a tennis ball balanced in a child’s beach spade out of the window of the car drive in a figure of eight around 5 cones and also crush two empty beer cans with the wheels of the car. This was about as easy to do as it is to explain to you all how to do it.

The Focus managed OK but hit a cone (10 secs Penalty) the first time but failed to get a beer can on the second time and reversed to try to catch it again.

Memo. Read the instructions. No reversing allowed !  

All the tests were attempted twice and then we retired for a cup of tea or beer or soft drink and a Ploughmans buffet.

Many thanks to the all the Stratton’s for the fun and games and also to Dave and Doreen Richards for helping out on the evening.

The results showed that that man Steve Conner was once again the winner.   

It was a good very enjoyable social evening.


No it's not a horsey event and neither is it as extreme as a Ken Block drift video but the club gymkhana is a great chance to get your first taste of club motorsport.

A gymkhana is a series of challenges laid out around a set of fields which sees you attempting challenges as diverse as grass slaloms, penalty shoot-outs and blindfold driving followed by a ploughmans supper.

Non-damaging and suitable for all levels, just bring a sense of fun.

Kilima farm will be arrowed from the road, the postcode is a rough guide with a more accurate location being at 173/939 691.

Although it is on grass, it is only a bit of fun, so please only bring road tyres not knobbly tyres. The field is a campsite the rest of the year and we don't want to tear it up.

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Targa Rally
Jun
11
8:00am 8:00am

Targa Rally

Targa Rally

The Kemble Targa Rally - 11th June 2017

Seeded Entry List

Bath Motor Club is organising for the first time the ‘Kemble Targa Rally’ on Sunday 11th June 2017.

It will be held within the confines of Kemble Airfield and the event will have a number of special tests of between one and two miles in length on a sealed surface.

We look forward to receiving your entry.

Nick Chapman & Dave Whittock

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JDM Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Jun
10
7:00am 7:00am

JDM Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe

JDM Action Day - 10th June

Castle Combe Circuit organise various Action Days throughout the year and Bath Motor Club have been asked to help with the setting up and running of these themed activity days.

So what’s the deal:

Friday (day before): Helping set up with pitch layout and marking, erecting signs, etc.


Saturday: Approx 3 hours in the morning organising getting people through the entrances and on to their pitches with as few delays as possible, making sure they do not overspill their allocated space and generally trying to make the exhibitors life easier. The rest of the day is your own.

In return:
Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £15.00). Saturday, a food voucher for Breakfast, Lunch and morning or afternoon drink plus a contribution to your travell.

A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me in advance. An ideal opportunity for some testing or simply a chance to have a blast.

AND NOW THE BIG ONE: anyone who commits in advance to three of the eight dates will be entitled to a FREE season pass (worth £106) to go to all the race meetings etc. at the circuit.

So I am looking to you to help out primarily on the Saturday, but this year I will need more help on the Friday, as we are likely to have less help from the circuit staff (who knows -  2 events with Friday help could get you that season pass!!).

Please contact me with any questions or more importantly to volunteer at any of the contact details below.

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413 460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email : dick at peaser.freeserve.co.uk

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Mendip Meander 2017
May
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

Mendip Meander 2017

Mendip Meander 4-  Sunday May 21st 2017

Sunday May 21st saw the fourth running of Geoff Sutton's Mendip Meander when 13 crews assembled at The Rose and Crown Hinton Charterhouse for the annual leisurely tour of around 25 miles wherein we are prescribed to follow some easy map instructions and collect a little matter of 50 clues whilst traversing the given route. The cars varied from the Maslen's 1937 Morris Eight Tourer (4 up - all the more eyes to spot things), Dave and Jill Hansford,s lovely Austin Healey 3000, the Argyle's smart BMW Tourer, Austin Healey Sprite, Dave and Donna Williams in their Mk 4 MG Midget, Ken and Sarah Binstead in their rally MGB,  and Richard and Lesley Batt in their VW Jeans Beetle name but a few. Geoff had obviously had words with weather gods as the day was warm and sunny and those who could drive round with open top cars, did so.

We assembled from 2 pm onwards. Myself with Cathy Dyer in Ford Focus were the first to depart and we made our way following Geoff's Tulip diagrams towards Iford Manor looking for (hard seats with dates on), and ( rulers of the waves) and other sundry clues.

Fortunately we spotted the statue of Brittannia on top of the bridge over the stream at Iford, so she was obviously the ruler of the waves. We turned right after the bridge and climbed the hill towards Westwood where we spent some time counting the number of small posts at the road junction. We then traveled down towards Freshford, where some pedestrian exercise was needed by Cathy to discover a clue we had missed before we arrived in Freshford looking for three more clues. After a while these were eventually traced and we set forth through Limpley Stoke and up Winsley Hill to turn left past Hartley Farm Cafe and through the lanes towards Monkton Farleigh.

Geoff had been very kind and had given us trip meter readings in order to narrow the search for the clues down to a small area of road. We arrived at the finish of Section 1 and felt that we had  most things. 

The next section took us through Neston and then to Gastard and we enjoyed the pleasant countryside whilst keeping our eyes peeled for roadside clues. The next section took us through Lacock and then up Bowden Hill to the finish just short of Sandy Lane. We were then given a fairly direct route to the finish at The Barge Inn at Seend back we had to find the answer to three more clues that were to be tie deciders. These were actually needed once more.

We arrived at The Barge feeling that we had done the best we could and had failed to find one answer but whether the others were correct remained to be seen. 

Over the next half hour or so everyone arrived and Geoff soon had the results worked out. The Maslen's and Mike McNulty with eagle eyed Mark Dunkerley as navigator had tied on 46 points out of 50. There was an interesting tie decider and eventually The Maslen's came out on top. 

Many thanks to Geoff for all his hard work in putting on a very enjoyable and satisfying event and also to the staff of The Barge Inn for looking after us so well and feeding us all in quick time.


Start: Rose & Crown, Hinton Charterhouse, BA2 7SN

Finish: The Barge, Seend Cleeve, Melksham SN12 6QB

Entry Fee: £8/car

Entry by contacting Geoff Sutton on gsu180 at hotmail.co.uk

Make a note in your diary to join us for the fourth Mendip Meander which will be run in the afternoon of the date above. The first three were well received and proved to be fun social events for those taking part.

The format will take crews around the countryside on an unhurried, untimed drive to areas that they might otherwise not visit.

The route to be followed is described in a straightforward form - mainly by tulip diagrams. To provide a competitive element crews are required to look out for certain features along the way which relate to the list of questions given at the start. The crew able to interpret the clues and answer the most correctly will be deemed the winners. The event is classed as a treasure hunt so no special vehicle insurance is required but entrants should make sure that they are covered by their own policy for this type of (non speed) event.

The event will start at the Rose and Crown at Hinton Charterhouse and finish at the Barge Inn at Seend where the afternoon’s experiences can be compared. Food and drink will be available at the start and finish venues although this will be up to individuals to arrange.

Crews may leave the start at any time between 2pm and 3pm. The total length of the drive will be about 20/25 miles and should take a couple of hours .

As mentioned above this is not a high speed competitive event but rather one for the family to join in with. Husbands, wives, partners, offspring, friends etc. are all welcome.   The entry fee will be £8 per car to cover paperwork and permit fees. Details of how to enter are given below. Look out for updates in future issues of“News and Forthcoming Events” emails.

                   Mendip Meander 4-  Entry applications

There is no entry form or pre-payment for this event but in order to prepare sufficient paperwork and to forewarn the kitchen at the finish venue of the numbers likely to be requiring food it will be helpful to have the following details from prospective entrants:-

1.  Names ofdriver / passenger(s)

2.  Number of people likely to be eating at The Barge.  Serving begins at 6pm.

     Menu can be found at www.bargeinnseend.co.uk/home

Supply of this information does not imply a commitment.

Entry fees will be collected at the start.

No club membership is required and any (roadworthy!) vehicle may be used although owners of interesting vehicles may like to give their pride and joy an airing.

 If you plan to take part please email the details above to me at gsu180@hotmail.co.ukorgsu180@supanet.com .

 Thank you, Geoff Sutton

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Pure Ford Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
May
13
7:00am 7:00am

Pure Ford Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Pure Ford Action Day - 13th May

Castle Combe Circuit organise various Action Days throughout the year and Bath Motor Club have been asked to help with the setting up and running of these themed activity days.

So what’s the deal:

Friday (day before): Helping set up with pitch layout and marking, erecting signs, etc.

Saturday: Approx 3 hours in the morning organising getting people through the entrances and on to their pitches with as few delays as possible, making sure they do not overspill their allocated space and generally trying to make the exhibitors life easier. The rest of the day is your own.

In return:
Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £15.00). Saturday, a food voucher for Breakfast, Lunch and morning or afternoon drink plus a contribution to your travell.

A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me in advance. An ideal opportunity for some testing or simply a chance to have a blast.

AND NOW THE BIG ONE: anyone who commits in advance to three of the eight dates will be entitled to a FREE season pass (worth £106) to go to all the race meetings etc. at the circuit.

So I am looking to you to help out primarily on the Saturday, but this year I will need more help on the Friday, as we are likely to have less help from the circuit staff (who knows -  2 events with Friday help could get you that season pass!!).

Please contact me with any questions or more importantly to volunteer at any of the contact details below.

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413 460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email : dick at peaser.freeserve.co.uk

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Ten Tenths Workshop Visit
May
2
12:00pm12:00pm

Ten Tenths Workshop Visit

Those of you who are classic and historic motor sport enthusiasts will have, no doubt, heard of the name of Nick Mason who has the most eye watering collection of wonderful motor cars that are used properly. Nick Mason's day job was as drummer for the Pink Floyd group and from the proceeds of that enterprise presumably the funds for this collection of cars has come from.

Nick Mason's motor car company is called Ten Tenths Ltd and they have a workshop just north of Cirencester where the cars are kept.

I have, for the last 18 months or so been working on getting a Bath Motor Club visit to the Ten Tenths workshop and have eventually succeeded in getting a date for this.

I have found a suitable lunch venue in the Green Dragon, Cockleford, near Cowley, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NW.  The food is good and there is a large car park.

We will meet at The Green Dragon and 12 noon and I have booked a table for 16 people.

The Green Dragon is situated on the A435 travelling North from Cirencester and is signposted from the A435. The Green Dragon is about 6 to 7 miles from the Ten Tenths workshops.

As I anticipate that this visit will be popular it must be stressed that initially it must be for Bath Motor Club members only and on a first come - first served basis. 

You can contact me on keithwilson860@gmail.com  

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Jogularity Rally
Apr
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

Jogularity Rally

Results below:

1    Steve Connor and Gary Frostick     269   (Bold are Bath MC members) 

2    Mike McNulty and Peter Barnard        274

3    Elliot Dale and Charlotte Ryall              405

4    Caroline and Gruffyd Parry             409

5    Mike Burrows and Steve Macey      526

6    Ken and Sarah Binstead                  693

7    Stephen Hall and John Lockyer            979

Mark D and Jerry P agreed to take on and run the April Jogularity, Mark sketched put a route which in the end started and finished at the Highwayman Inn, Cannards Grave and took in the local area around Glastonbury and the moors to the north and south of there.

We had assembled 7 crews and 4 marshalling crews to compete, and to run the event with.

As was the idea of this type of event we had a couple of crews not having done this type of event before so a bit of advice was given on the timings appearing in the road book and such.  

Mark let me know the night before a re-route was needed as a road closure had popped up since we had run the route and sorted the mileages with a car Odometer, so that meant having to recalculate part of the route and re print the road books Sunday Morning.

Mark also had been informed the Glastonbury half marathon was due to held on the morning of the 30th but that it should be clear for our run as it passed around Glastonbury, that was not to be so yet another very last minute reroute.  

The crews assembled at the start and were to be led off with Mike Burrows with Steve Macey on the maps, Mark had done a good job with marketting the event with Woolbridge MC who provided 2 crews.

The event was just under 40 miles and the first car was away at 14:00 hrs, 8 controls were to be manned,

So Mark and I went out to near Coxbridge to man TC 4, all the 7 cars appeared on time and seemingly unphased by the route navigation

We left TC 4 and headed back to the finish calling in to see another TC near Dulcote to see if everything was OK, to which it was.

Back at the finish I manned the final TC by the pub car park and waited for the competitiors to arrive, all 7 duly arrived and seemingly completed the route as intended, apart from a couple of PC questions not completed.  Looking at the results below the PC missed penalties accounted for the marks allocated from 5th onwards

Mark worked out the results very quickly and we had a winner, which turned out to be Steve Connor with a Novice Navigator; Gary Frostick parachuted in from Woolbridge (he had not done this type of event before) so a good result for Steve.

Everybody enjoyed the event and a few stayed on to have a meal at the Highwayman and chat, the only downside of the event was that after so many weeks of fine, clear and sunny weather the afternoon became cold, breezy and slightly wet but that did dampen the spirits of the marshals or the enjoyment the competitors experienced
Organisers: Jerry Pennell & Mark Dunkerley

Marshals: Colin & Janet Biles, Mike Patton, Geoff Sutton, Dick & Alice Pease, Sue Barnard & Kevin Clarke.

Finally it only goes for me and Mark to thank the competitors for turning out and making the event a success and the marshals for giving their time on a Sunday PM to help run the event so well

Well done everybody involved, Hope to see you all on the next one hopefully to be organised later this year

Jerry Pennell


Entries are open for the 2017 Jogularity Rally. It will run with a similar format to previous years but in a slightly different area.

Start & Finish: The Highwayman Public House, Cannards Grave, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4LY .

Times: Signing on from 13:00, first car away 14:01. Results approx. 17:15.

Our aim for this event is tomake it a social event with time for fun. Therefore we have decided to run it on a Sunday afternoon starting at 14.00hrs, using roads safe to do so and at speeds compatible to the daylight conditions.

In addition a bunch of us will be staying on for an optional Sunday lunch at the finish (around 16.30 hrs) for those who have worked up an appetite.

The event will run as jogularity, meaning you will be issued with route instructions in a road book complete with marked maps in case you get lost, giving you inter and total mileages, in line with your normal speedometer in your car (no trip meter required) landmark and/or junctions and information, plus the time you should arrive at that point. What we will do is to set up intermediate and time controls at certain landmarks and you need to arrive on time. For lateness or early arrival you will collect penalties.

There are plenty of you with old and new cars that could enter this event and have lots of fun, followed by a carvery and a pint at the finish.      

The complete route will be timed at average speeds from 15mph to 30 mph. The idea is to encourage Bath and neighbouring club members to use any form of transport to have a go. This is simple straightforward navigation, easy to achieve average speeds with the need to concentrate and follow the correct route.

If you have any questions please contact Mark Dunkerley on Webmaster at bathmotorclub.co.uk

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Spring Autosolo
Apr
9
8:00am 8:00am

Spring Autosolo

Spring Autosolo - 9th April 2017

Round of the CMSG B.P Motor Body Builders & Engineers Ltd AutoSolo Championship
Round of the Vincenzo & Son MX5 Challenge
Round of the CMSG AutoSolo Championship
Round of the ASWMC AutoSolo Championship
Round of the BTRDA AutoSolo Championship
Round of the WAMC AutoSolo Championship

Bath MC now have a full entry of 60 cars for the Spring AutoSolo at Kemble airfield on Sunday 9th April. The main source of information for this event is on the dedicated AutoSolo page.

We will be taking reserve bookings (with no guarantee of a run) by contacting the Entry Secretary Cathy Dyer directly on the email listed in the regulations.

Autosolos are a timed tarmac course open to all road going cars. There is no requirement for modifications to the car so it is a great way of getting your first taste of competitive motorsport.

Bath Motor club has produced a beginners guide to Autosolos HERE if you would like to compete next time, there are still spaces for marshals on the day to help out and get a flavour of the events

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Spring Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Apr
8
7:00am 7:00am

Spring Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Spring Action Day - 8th April

Castle Combe Circuit organise various Action Days throughout the year and Bath Motor Club have been asked to help with the setting up and running of these themed activity days.

So what’s the deal:

Friday (day before): Helping set up with pitch layout and marking, erecting signs, etc.


Saturday: Approx 3 hours in the morning organising getting people through the entrances and on to their pitches with as few delays as possible, making sure they do not overspill their allocated space and generally trying to make the exhibitors life easier. The rest of the day is your own.

In return:
Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £15.00). Saturday, a food voucher for Breakfast, Lunch and morning or afternoon drink plus a contribution to your travell.

A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me in advance. An ideal opportunity for some testing or simply a chance to have a blast.

AND NOW THE BIG ONE: anyone who commits in advance to three of the eight dates will be entitled to a FREE season pass (worth £106) to go to all the race meetings etc. at the circuit.

So I am looking to you to help out primarily on the Saturday, but this year I will need more help on the Friday, as we are likely to have less help from the circuit staff (who knows -  2 events with Friday help could get you that season pass!!).

Please contact me with any questions or more importantly to volunteer at any of the contact details below.

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413 460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email : dick at peaser.freeserve.co.uk

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Morgan Factory Tour
Apr
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Morgan Factory Tour

By popular request we are making another group visit on Wednesday April 5th 2017. 

Having been to Morgan Cars more than a few times on a factory tour, I can thoroughly recommend the visit. I personally never tire of going around the factory as it changes just a little each time I go. Not quite so antiquated as it used to be, you will still see people using hand tools and hitting things with hammers and the like. 

Take a look on the Morgan Cars website at www.morgan-motor.co.uk and you should get the general idea.

The cost of the tour is £20 per head and we are shown around by a professional tour guide who is very knowledgeable. 

The tour will commence at 2.30 pm. There is ample parking at the factory and a cafe that you can have a cup of tea and cake after your visit.

We will meet for lunch at 12 noon as we did in 2014 at The Swan, Newland, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 5AY. Tel No 01886 832224.

If you're interested please contact Keith Wilson on keithwilson860 at gmail.com

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Skittles Evening
Mar
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

Skittles Evening

The next social event will be a Skittles Evening against Tavern Motor  Club on Monday March 6th 2017 at The Bathford Village Club, 58. High Street, Bathford, Somerset, BA1 7SN.  

Time: 7.30 for 8pm start.

Always a good social evening please come and join us.

A buffet will be provided and in order that some idea of numbers for catering can be obtained could you please email organiser Richard Batt if you can join us on richardbatt1943@icloud.com

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Beginners Tabletop Rally
Feb
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Beginners Tabletop Rally

I hope everyone enjoyed last night and learnt a lot. If you ever want any help or advice please don't be afraid to ask and I'll try my best to answer your questions.

We had 11 "crews" attempt the tabletop last night and if there had been space I could have had another 3.

A big thank you to Martin for agreeing to help the novices rather than compete and to Nick Chapman for stepping in to marshal as the timekeeper (To allow me to eat my delicious pie).

Well done to Mike Burrows for the overall win and to John Leigh/Nick Eccles and Mark Griffith for heading up the novices. (In fact if John & Nick hadn't mistyped one of the spot heights they would have pipped the very experienced Paul Waterton!)

Many thanks, Mark Dunkerley


Our annual Tabletop rally is the perfect way to dust off those maps and try your hand at rally navigating in a friendly (and stationary) environment.

A tabletop takes you through all of the different types of navigation you might see on a 12 car whilst in the comfort of our club house at the Rose & Crown, Hinton Charterhouse.

There will be classes for Experts (You know who you are), Novices (Anyone who's done a 12 car but wants to improve) and Beginners (Anyone who has never tried this before).

As on 12 cars you can work as a pair to plot the route and Mark will be on hand to offer advice and help to the Novices and Beginners (Sorry Experts but you're on your own).

All you need to bring is a pencil, eraser, a romer, a sense of fun and a Landranger 172 map.

For any further details contact the organiser - Mark Dunkerley on webmaster@bathmotorclub.co.uk

This is a round of the 2016/17 Club Championship

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Navigation Scatter
Jan
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Navigation Scatter

New Year/Winter Scatter - 6th Jan 2017

On Friday 06/01/2017 17 entries were ready to attack the lanes on Map 172, for the annual scatter laid on by Mike Patton and John Earl, at this point I would like to say thanks for the support we had.

6 starters left The Rose and Crown on Friday night, in somewhat misty conditions to locate 24 0f the 32 locations spread over all corners of the map; unfortunately, Simon Sparey from Tavern had not recovered from a particularly bad virus to come out and play.

Extremely well done to Gavin and Martin who managed to visit 17 of them. Also it is worth noting that the mileages were extremely close, and the difference between 2nd and 5th. was only 1 or 2 locations. And congratulations to Dave and Steph who gained a place by 1 mile.

Mike Patton and John Earl are once again putting on the Winter Scatter, this year taking place on Friday 6th January starting at The Rose & Crown, Hinton Charterhouse nr. Bath.

Scatters are a fantastic beginners event with no set route to follow and no timing (except to be back at the start by 10pm) it is an easy and fun night at the start of the year.

Signing on is from 6:30pm and the first car is away at 7:30pm.

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Christmas Quiz 2016
Dec
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

Christmas Quiz 2016

Results

The quiz consisted of 8 pages of general knowledge and motoring questions and picture identification to be answered and a "feely"  bag with 10 objects inside to be identified.

Once the quiz had commenced I  was very conscious of the lack of noise in comparison with a normal club night but I did almost sense that I could hear the cogs in the respective brains whirring around as the teams set to their task. I wish that I had had the presence of mind to bring a camera along with me to take some impromptu pictures of the faces as each team puzzled over the objects in the "feely" bag.

I hope that you enjoyed this years offering. it is always tricky to know just how many questions to ask and also how to pitch the level of questions, knowing some of the "masterminds" who would be there. My apologies to Taff Evans and Dave Clifford because somehow in the flurry of gathering all the answers together, their answer paper seems to have eluded me.

The results were as follows with Bath Motor Club members highlighted.


Start at 8 pm sharp.

There will be questions on general knowledge, motor sport, and a few other things to test your grey cells. Please come along and join us for a good social evening.

There will be no entry fee.

Contact Keith Wilson

Round of the Club Championship

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Annual Dinner and Awards Evening
Dec
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

Annual Dinner and Awards Evening

BATH MOTOR CLUB ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

FRIDAY DECEMBER 2ND 2016

The club will hold its Annual Awards Dinner at The Rose and Crown, Hinton Charterhouse on Friday December 2nd 2016. Time 7.30 for 8pm.

A good club social occasion and an opportunity for everyone to congratulate the Bath Motor Club Championship winners and the Bath Motor Club Person of the Year voted for by the Club Committee as the person who has contributed the most for the club during the last year.

Prices are £17.50 for a two course menu and £22.50 for a three course menu.

The club will provide a bottle of wine per each table of 4 people.

We hope that you all will join us for this evening.

Can you please send your menu choices to Mike Burrows on mike.f.burrows@tesco.net

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