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Bath Motor Club Events

Festival Targa Rally
Mar
3
2:30 PM14:30

Festival Targa Rally

Welcome to the 2018 Festival Targa Rally organised by Bath Motor Club. Every year we make small changes, but for 2018 it is a change of direction. We have decided due to the increasing PR pressures in running a competitive night event, to change format and run a competitive Targa Rally. We have organised around 30 miles of tests in a total route of 100 miles, starting in the afternoon and finishing later that evening.

The event will be dual permit, both National ‘B’ and Clubmans events run as a Targa Road Rally allowing any 2WD cars suitable for road rallies, subject to safety and tyre restrictions.

The format has been designed to meet the landowner’s wishes, starting at 16:30 and finishing around 22:00: remember to bring your spot lights for special tests run in the dark!

Included in the entry fee there will be a dinner available for driver and navigator to enjoy when you arrive back at the finish.

The entire route will run in Wiltshire and Somerset, starting and finishing at the Frome Cattle Market. All road sections and special tests will be defined by a tulip road book. Competitors are not required to bring a marshal, but it would be appreciated.

For latest updates visit www.bathmotorclub.co.uk/festival. We hope you can join us. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, the landowners of the special test venues for their continued support and the Frome Cattle Market as start and finish, this being a new venue for us.

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Jogularity Rally
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Jogularity Rally

Entries will be open soon for the first Jogularity Rally 2018. It will run with a similar format to previous years but in a slightly different area.

Start & Finish: TBC

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

 

REGULATIONS

ENTRY FORM

 

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 Jerry Pennell on Jerryp52 at mail.com

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Spring Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Apr
7
7:00 AM07:00

Spring Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Spring Action Day - 7th April

CASTLE COMBE ACTION DAYS 2018

2018 sees Bath Motor Club once again asked to assist with the themed Action Days at our local race circuit.

We always appreciate your help so please consider joining the team to do this role and get something in return. Our involvement generates club funds through a donation from the organisers

 So  the deal is:

Saturday: Approx 4 hours in the morning getting people through the entrances, handing out show guides, pointing them in the right direction, and making sure they do not overspill their allocated space. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

 In return for your help:

Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £20.00). Saturday - food vouchers for Lunch and a drink, plus a contribution to your travelling expenses. A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me. 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 £135 / £100 OAP) to go to all the race meetings, etc. at the circuit.

If you did all 8 dates, and took up the season ticket option it equates to a grand total of approx. £450.

 The dates:

 Sat 7th April  -         Spring Action Day

Sat 12th May  -        Pure Ford Action Day

Sat 2nd June -         JDM Combe (Jap Car Show)

Sat 7th July -           Summer Action Day

Sat 8th Sept   -        Forge Action Day

Sat 22nd Sept -        Rally Day

Sat 29th Sept -        Mini Action Day

Sat 6th Oct -            Autumn Classic

So I am looking for your attendance and help on the event Saturday's.

If you would be available to help set up on the Friday as well (a drink on me if the tavern is open and travelling expenses included), it would be much appreciated.

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

 Further details can be found at: http://www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk/

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email : dick.pease1945@gmail.com

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Spring Autosolo
Apr
8
8:00 AM08:00

Spring Autosolo

Spring AutoSolo - 8th April - Entries Open

Entries are now open for the Spring AutoSolo at Kemble Airfield. Regs and Entry Form are on the AutoSolo page. The latest entries can be found below and on the AutoSolo page.

Latest Entries

This year the event is helping to support Cancer Research UK with proceeds from the entry fee being donated to the charity.

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 are thinking of trying the sport out. One of the best ways to get a flavour of the event is to come out and marshal for the day, helping us run the event safely and getting close to the action.

15-Feb-18

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Club Night at the Rose & Crown
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

Club Night at the Rose & Crown

Our regular club night at the Rose & Crown, Hinton Charterhouse.

A chance to discuss the weekend's events and plan for events to come.

Feel free to pop-in or alternatively contact Dave Whittock on "whittock at talktalk.net" before hand to have a friendly face there to meet you.

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Pure Ford Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
May
12
7:00 AM07:00

Pure Ford Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Pure Ford Action Day - 7th April

CASTLE COMBE ACTION DAYS 2018

2018 sees Bath Motor Club once again asked to assist with the themed Action Days at our local race circuit.

We always appreciate your help so please consider joining the team to do this role and get something in return. Our involvement generates club funds through a donation from the organisers

 So  the deal is:

Saturday: Approx 4 hours in the morning getting people through the entrances, handing out show guides, pointing them in the right direction, and making sure they do not overspill their allocated space. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

 In return for your help:

Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £20.00). Saturday - food vouchers for Lunch and a drink, plus a contribution to your travelling expenses. A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me. 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 £135 / £100 OAP) to go to all the race meetings, etc. at the circuit.

If you did all 8 dates, and took up the season ticket option it equates to a grand total of approx. £450.

 The dates:

 Sat 7th April  -         Spring Action Day

Sat 12th May  -        Pure Ford Action Day

Sat 2nd June -         JDM Combe (Jap Car Show)

Sat 7th July -           Summer Action Day

Sat 8th Sept   -        Forge Action Day

Sat 22nd Sept -        Rally Day

Sat 29th Sept -        Mini Action Day

Sat 6th Oct -            Autumn Classic

So I am looking for your attendance and help on the event Saturday's.

If you would be available to help set up on the Friday as well (a drink on me if the tavern is open and travelling expenses included), it would be much appreciated.

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

 Further details can be found at: http://www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk/

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email : dick.pease1945@gmail.com

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Mendip Meander 2018
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Mendip Meander 2018

Mendip Meander 5-  Sunday May 20th 2018

Start: TBC

Finish: TBC

Entry Fee: TBC

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

Make a note in your diary to join us for the fifth Mendip Meander which will be run in the afternoon of the date above. The first four 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. 

 Look out for updates in future issues of“News and Forthcoming Events” emails.


                   Mendip Meander 5 -  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 finish

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.uk or gsu180@supanet.com .

 Thank you, Geoff Sutton

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AutoCross
May
26
to May 27

AutoCross

Bath Motor Club will be returning to the discipline of AutoCross in 2018 with a double header on the 26/27th May.

Details are still being worked out but keep an eye out on the dedicated AutoCross page for further details.

Bath Motor Club has a distinguished history with AutoCross back to the early 70's with luminaries such as Peter Gould (Mini) Peter Maslen (Mini) and Roger Brunt (mini) leading the charge.

Further stories from the club's AutoCross history are available HERE.

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JDM Combe (Jap Car Show) - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Jun
2
7:00 AM07:00

JDM Combe (Jap Car Show) - Free Entry to Castle Combe

JDM Combe (Jap Car Show) - 2nd June

CASTLE COMBE ACTION DAYS 2018

2018 sees Bath Motor Club once again asked to assist with the themed Action Days at our local race circuit.

We always appreciate your help so please consider joining the team to do this role and get something in return. Our involvement generates club funds through a donation from the organisers

 So  the deal is:

Saturday: Approx 4 hours in the morning getting people through the entrances, handing out show guides, pointing them in the right direction, and making sure they do not overspill their allocated space. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

 In return for your help:

Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £20.00). Saturday - food vouchers for Lunch and a drink, plus a contribution to your travelling expenses. A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me. 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 £135 / £100 OAP) to go to all the race meetings, etc. at the circuit.

If you did all 8 dates, and took up the season ticket option it equates to a grand total of approx. £450.

 The dates:

 Sat 7th April  -         Spring Action Day

Sat 12th May  -        Pure Ford Action Day

Sat 2nd June -         JDM Combe (Jap Car Show)

Sat 7th July -           Summer Action Day

Sat 8th Sept   -        Forge Action Day

Sat 22nd Sept -        Rally Day

Sat 29th Sept -        Mini Action Day

Sat 6th Oct -            Autumn Classic

So I am looking for your attendance and help on the event Saturday's.

If you would be available to help set up on the Friday as well (a drink on me if the tavern is open and travelling expenses included), it would be much appreciated.

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

 Further details can be found at: http://www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk/

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email : dick.pease1945@gmail.com

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Kemble Targa Rally 2018
Jun
10
8:00 AM08:00

Kemble Targa Rally 2018

The Kemble Targa Rally - 10th June 2018

Bath Motor Club is once again organising the ‘Kemble Targa Rally’ on Sunday 10th June 2018.

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.

Entries and further details will be out nearer the time.

Nick Chapman & Dave Whittock

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Bath Festival of Motoring
Jun
16
to Jun 17

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 - Bath & West Showground
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Bristol Classic Car Show - Bath & West Showground

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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Summer Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Jul
7
7:00 AM07:00

Summer Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Summer Action Day - 7th July

CASTLE COMBE ACTION DAYS 2018

2018 sees Bath Motor Club once again asked to assist with the themed Action Days at our local race circuit.

We always appreciate your help so please consider joining the team to do this role and get something in return. Our involvement generates club funds through a donation from the organisers

 So  the deal is:

Saturday: Approx 4 hours in the morning getting people through the entrances, handing out show guides, pointing them in the right direction, and making sure they do not overspill their allocated space. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

 In return for your help:

Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £20.00). Saturday - food vouchers for Lunch and a drink, plus a contribution to your travelling expenses. A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me. 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 £135 / £100 OAP) to go to all the race meetings, etc. at the circuit.

If you did all 8 dates, and took up the season ticket option it equates to a grand total of approx. £450.

 The dates:

 Sat 7th April  -         Spring Action Day

Sat 12th May  -        Pure Ford Action Day

Sat 2nd June -         JDM Combe (Jap Car Show)

Sat 7th July -           Summer Action Day

Sat 8th Sept   -        Forge Action Day

Sat 22nd Sept -        Rally Day

Sat 29th Sept -        Mini Action Day

Sat 6th Oct -            Autumn Classic

So I am looking for your attendance and help on the event Saturday's.

If you would be available to help set up on the Friday as well (a drink on me if the tavern is open and travelling expenses included), it would be much appreciated.

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

 Further details can be found at: http://www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk/

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email : dick.pease1945@gmail.com

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Aquae Sulis Classic Tour
Jul
8
8:00 AM08:00

Aquae Sulis Classic Tour

AQUAE SULIS TOUR

SUNDAY JULY 8TH 2018

 
All photos are courtesy of M & H Photography (www.mandhphotography.co.uk)

All photos are courtesy of M & H Photography (www.mandhphotography.co.uk)

 

The 2018 edition of the Aquae Sulis Tour offers around 100 miles of East Wiltshire and North Somerset countryside.

This year the tour will start from the Georgian City of Bath where you have an opportunity to see some of the famous buildings during the beginning of the tour.

The route will travel through East Wiltshire to a lunch stop at Wilton House, near Salisbury, set in 22 acres of parkland and gardens. Here you will have ample time to enjoy the gardens, the house, visit the Earl of Pembroke’s classic car collection and take some refreshments in the restaurant.

After lunch the route will travel through North Somerset to finish at our regular venue at Orchardleigh Golf Club in the beautiful Orchardleigh Estate near Frome for the usual high quality carvery meal.

The entry fee for the tour will be £75 per car, with an optional £5 per entry for our chosen charity, the Great Western Air Ambulance. Since 2015 we have been able to donate over £1000 to the GWAA to help with their vital work.

For this entry fee, you will receive an easy to read comprehensive Tulip style road book, an Aquae Sulis Tour rally plate, each entrant will receive one email photograph from our super official photographer, Andy Manston, entrance to the grounds and café at Wilton House, a breakfast roll and drink at the start and a choice of a 4 meat carvery meal at the finish.

After a very successful event again in 2017 we encourage you to enter early.

All details, regulations and entry forms are available on its own dedicated page HERE

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Club Night at the Rose & Crown
Jul
9
8:00 PM20:00

Club Night at the Rose & Crown

Our regular club night at the Rose & Crown, Hinton Charterhouse.

A chance to discuss the weekend's events and plan for events to come.

Feel free to pop-in or alternatively contact Dave Whittock on "whittock at talktalk.net" before hand to have a friendly face there to meet you.

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Gymkhana - Kilima Farm (Date TBC)
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

Gymkhana - Kilima Farm (Date TBC)

BATH MOTOR CLUB GYMKHANA

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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Club Night at the Rose & Crown
Aug
13
8:00 PM20:00

Club Night at the Rose & Crown

Our regular club night at the Rose & Crown, Hinton Charterhouse.

A chance to discuss the weekend's events and plan for events to come.

Feel free to pop-in or alternatively contact Dave Whittock on "whittock at talktalk.net" before hand to have a friendly face there to meet you.

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Forge Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Sep
8
7:00 AM07:00

Forge Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Forge Action Day - 7th July

CASTLE COMBE ACTION DAYS 2018

2018 sees Bath Motor Club once again asked to assist with the themed Action Days at our local race circuit.

We always appreciate your help so please consider joining the team to do this role and get something in return. Our involvement generates club funds through a donation from the organisers

 So  the deal is:

Saturday: Approx 4 hours in the morning getting people through the entrances, handing out show guides, pointing them in the right direction, and making sure they do not overspill their allocated space. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

 In return for your help:

Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £20.00). Saturday - food vouchers for Lunch and a drink, plus a contribution to your travelling expenses. A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me. 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 £135 / £100 OAP) to go to all the race meetings, etc. at the circuit.

If you did all 8 dates, and took up the season ticket option it equates to a grand total of approx. £450.

 The dates:

 Sat 7th April  -         Spring Action Day

Sat 12th May  -        Pure Ford Action Day

Sat 2nd June -         JDM Combe (Jap Car Show)

Sat 7th July -           Summer Action Day

Sat 8th Sept   -        Forge Action Day

Sat 22nd Sept -        Rally Day

Sat 29th Sept -        Mini Action Day

Sat 6th Oct -            Autumn Classic

So I am looking for your attendance and help on the event Saturday's.

If you would be available to help set up on the Friday as well (a drink on me if the tavern is open and travelling expenses included), it would be much appreciated.

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

 Further details can be found at: http://www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk/

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email : dick.pease1945@gmail.com

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Club Night at the Rose & Crown
Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

Club Night at the Rose & Crown

Our regular club night at the Rose & Crown, Hinton Charterhouse.

A chance to discuss the weekend's events and plan for events to come.

Feel free to pop-in or alternatively contact Dave Whittock on "whittock at talktalk.net" before hand to have a friendly face there to meet you.

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Rally Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Sep
22
7:00 AM07:00

Rally Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Rally Day - 22nd September

CASTLE COMBE ACTION DAYS 2018

2018 sees Bath Motor Club once again asked to assist with the themed Action Days at our local race circuit.

We always appreciate your help so please consider joining the team to do this role and get something in return. Our involvement generates club funds through a donation from the organisers

 So  the deal is:

Saturday: Approx 4 hours in the morning getting people through the entrances, handing out show guides, pointing them in the right direction, and making sure they do not overspill their allocated space. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

 In return for your help:

Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £20.00). Saturday - food vouchers for Lunch and a drink, plus a contribution to your travelling expenses. A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me. 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 £135 / £100 OAP) to go to all the race meetings, etc. at the circuit.

If you did all 8 dates, and took up the season ticket option it equates to a grand total of approx. £450.

 The dates:

 Sat 7th April  -         Spring Action Day

Sat 12th May  -        Pure Ford Action Day

Sat 2nd June -         JDM Combe (Jap Car Show)

Sat 7th July -           Summer Action Day

Sat 8th Sept   -        Forge Action Day

Sat 22nd Sept -        Rally Day

Sat 29th Sept -        Mini Action Day

Sat 6th Oct -            Autumn Classic

So I am looking for your attendance and help on the event Saturday's.

If you would be available to help set up on the Friday as well (a drink on me if the tavern is open and travelling expenses included), it would be much appreciated.

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

 Further details can be found at: http://www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk/

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email : dick.pease1945@gmail.com

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Mini Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Sep
29
7:00 AM07:00

Mini Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Mini Day - 29th September

CASTLE COMBE ACTION DAYS 2018

2018 sees Bath Motor Club once again asked to assist with the themed Action Days at our local race circuit.

We always appreciate your help so please consider joining the team to do this role and get something in return. Our involvement generates club funds through a donation from the organisers

 So  the deal is:

Saturday: Approx 4 hours in the morning getting people through the entrances, handing out show guides, pointing them in the right direction, and making sure they do not overspill their allocated space. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

 In return for your help:

Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £20.00). Saturday - food vouchers for Lunch and a drink, plus a contribution to your travelling expenses. A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me. 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 £135 / £100 OAP) to go to all the race meetings, etc. at the circuit.

If you did all 8 dates, and took up the season ticket option it equates to a grand total of approx. £450.

 The dates:

 Sat 7th April  -         Spring Action Day

Sat 12th May  -        Pure Ford Action Day

Sat 2nd June -         JDM Combe (Jap Car Show)

Sat 7th July -           Summer Action Day

Sat 8th Sept   -        Forge Action Day

Sat 22nd Sept -        Rally Day

Sat 29th Sept -        Mini Action Day

Sat 6th Oct -            Autumn Classic

So I am looking for your attendance and help on the event Saturday's.

If you would be available to help set up on the Friday as well (a drink on me if the tavern is open and travelling expenses included), it would be much appreciated.

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

 Further details can be found at: http://www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk/

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email : dick.pease1945@gmail.com

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Autumn Classic Meeting - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Oct
6
7:00 AM07:00

Autumn Classic Meeting - Free Entry to Castle Combe

Autumn Classic Meeting - 6th October

CASTLE COMBE ACTION DAYS 2018

2018 sees Bath Motor Club once again asked to assist with the themed Action Days at our local race circuit.

We always appreciate your help so please consider joining the team to do this role and get something in return. Our involvement generates club funds through a donation from the organisers

 So  the deal is:

Saturday: Approx 4 hours in the morning getting people through the entrances, handing out show guides, pointing them in the right direction, and making sure they do not overspill their allocated space. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

 In return for your help:

Some good banter. Free entry to the show (ticket price £20.00). Saturday - food vouchers for Lunch and a drink, plus a contribution to your travelling expenses. A track session worth £40 can be arranged (noise check and helmet required) but must be booked through me. 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 £135 / £100 OAP) to go to all the race meetings, etc. at the circuit.

If you did all 8 dates, and took up the season ticket option it equates to a grand total of approx. £450.

 The dates:

 Sat 7th April  -         Spring Action Day

Sat 12th May  -        Pure Ford Action Day

Sat 2nd June -         JDM Combe (Jap Car Show)

Sat 7th July -           Summer Action Day

Sat 8th Sept   -        Forge Action Day

Sat 22nd Sept -        Rally Day

Sat 29th Sept -        Mini Action Day

Sat 6th Oct -            Autumn Classic

So I am looking for your attendance and help on the event Saturday's.

If you would be available to help set up on the Friday as well (a drink on me if the tavern is open and travelling expenses included), it would be much appreciated.

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

 Further details can be found at: http://www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk/

Dick Pease

Home : 01761 413460

Mobile : 07813 109444

Email : dick.pease1945@gmail.com

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Club Night at the Rose & Crown
Oct
8
8:00 PM20:00

Club Night at the Rose & Crown

Our regular club night at the Rose & Crown, Hinton Charterhouse.

A chance to discuss the weekend's events and plan for events to come.

Feel free to pop-in or alternatively contact Dave Whittock on "whittock at talktalk.net" before hand to have a friendly face there to meet you.

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AGM 2018
Oct
15
8:00 PM20:00

AGM 2018

We have come to that time of the year for the next Annual General Meeting of Bath Motor Club to be held at: 

Rose and Crown Public House, Hinton Charterhouse, on October 15th 2018 at 20:00 hrs

This gives a chance to the current committee members to give an account of the running of the club over the last year, questions from the floor to be asked and for a new committee to be elected

The AGENDA for the meeting, which gives the details of the meeting; venue and times, a NOMINATION PAPER for club members who want to stand for election to the club committee for the coming club year and a copy of the minutes from the last AGM

I would urge any of those members who would like to get involved in the running of the club to put themselves forward for election to the club committee via the nomination process, that being getting themselves proposed and seconded and the return the nomination paper via a scanned copy of the completed paper to myself as the current Secretary,  Otherwise bring a completed copy to the meeting and let me know that you would like to be considered for election before the AGM

Best regards

Jerry Pennell

Secretary

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Club Night at the Rose & Crown
Nov
12
8:00 PM20:00

Club Night at the Rose & Crown

Our regular club night at the Rose & Crown, Hinton Charterhouse.

A chance to discuss the weekend's events and plan for events to come.

Feel free to pop-in or alternatively contact Dave Whittock on "whittock at talktalk.net" before hand to have a friendly face there to meet you.

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Christmas Quiz
Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

Christmas Quiz

The annual Christmas Quiz will be held at The Rose and Crown, Hinton Charterhouse on Monday December 10th. Starting at 8 pm to finish at 10 pm.

I do hope that as many of you as possible can come along as it is always a good fun evening. The quiz is taking shape and I seem to have a good number of picture questions already lined up. 

We normally arrange a bit of food halfway through to allow your brains a break which Keith will detail nearer the time.

So all you need to do is let me know if you are coming and to tell me if you would like food as it is necessary for me to let The Rose and Crown know our food requirements.

Keith Wilson (keithwilson860@gmail.com)

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Skittles Evening
Feb
19
7:30 PM19:30

Skittles Evening

The next social event will be a Skittles Evening against Tavern Motor  Club on Monday February 19th 2018 at The Bathford Village Club, 58. High Street, Bathford, Somerset, BA1 7SN.  

Time: 7.30 for 8pm start.

It is Bath's turn to organise the Tavern Motor Club v Bath Motor Club Skittles evening.

The invitation is open to members of all local motor clubs and members friends to join us for a good social evening.

Food will be provided in the form of Sausages, Rolls, Sandwiches, Crisps, etc.

Organiser Richard Batt would like to know the numbers of people attending and also any vegetarian requirements. Cannot do gluten free.

Prizes   Top Score Men and Top Score Ladies.

Parking under the archway until space full. Look out for yellow tabard on entrance to the venue.  

Contact    Richard Batt         richardbatt1943@icloud.com  

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 Taster Scatter
Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

Taster Scatter

Taster Scatter - 16th Feb 2018

Mike Patton and John Earl will once again be putting on a Taster Scatter, this year taking place on Friday 16th February.

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.

Being a Taster event means that there is no need to already be a club member and being road based, means that you can use any basic road legal car.

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

To enter, just read the simply regulations below and drop an email to Mike Patton in advance.

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Club Night at the Rose & Crown
Feb
12
8:00 PM20:00

Club Night at the Rose & Crown

Our regular club night at the Rose & Crown, Hinton Charterhouse.

A chance to discuss the weekend's events and plan for events to come.

Feel free to pop-in or alternatively contact Dave Whittock on "whittock at talktalk.net" before hand to have a friendly face there to meet you.

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2016/17 Awards Presentation
Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

2016/17 Awards Presentation

BATH MOTOR CLUB ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON

SUNDAY JANUARY 28TH 2018

The club will hold an Awards Luncheon Carvery Meal on Sunday January 28th 2018 at the Orchardleigh Golf Club, Orchardleigh Estate, near Buckland Dinham, Frome, BA112PB.

For those of you who have not been involved with the clubs Aquae Sulis Tour, this is where we have held the start and finish for this event for some years.

The setting is wonderful and the food is first class.  The cost will be £9.95 per person for a choice of 4 meats carvery meal with all the trimmings. There will be a vegetarian option of a Cheese Beef Wellington that is proving exceptionally popular vegetarian choice.  There will also be a sweet course option at extra cost if desired.

Time 12 noon for 12.30 pm. 

Please come and join us for a good social event and give all the award winners their deserved congratulations and applause. 

All you need to do is to contact me, Keith Wilson on kethwilson860@gmail.com to reserve your place. 

I look forward to hearing from you all.

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Beginners Tabletop Rally
Jan
8
7:30 PM19:30

Beginners Tabletop Rally

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Many thanks to Mark Dunkerley for providing us with an excellent and entertaining Beginners Table Top evening at The Rose and Crown Hinton Charterhouse last night.  

There were 5 sections in all covering Tulip Diagrams, a Herringbone, Grid Squares, Compass Points, Yellow Road Junctions  and Turn Directions instructions.

If anybod who missed the event would like to have a try in their own time, please contact webmaster@bathmotorclub.co.uk


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. This is the perfect training session before the Taster Scatter on the 16th February

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.

Ahead of the tabletop a number of experts will be doing a quick teach-in to help show beginners the basic elements of navigation. This will start at 19:30.

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. The club can provide copies of Landranger 172, but if you prefer your own it's been plotted of versions B, C and C1 (it may work on others but I haven't checked yet).

If you interested and would like to come along please book a place with the organiser - Mark Dunkerley on webmaster@bathmotorclub.co.uk

This is a round of the 2017/18 Club Championship

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Christmas Quiz
Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

Christmas Quiz

Many thanks to the 30 people who came along on the coldest night of the year to the Bath Motor Club Annual Quiz evening at The Rose and Crown, Hinton Charterhouse. 

There was the usual array of questions both motoring and general knowledge, plenty of pictures for the teams to identify, a page of advertising slogans to put names to, a couple of pages on road signs and a feely bag of objects for the contestants to feel and fumble over to identify the objects inside.

Not for the first time that redoubtable pairing of expert die cast car modeler Glenn Street and MGA Hill Climber Terry Drinkwater came out on top. Mental note, perhaps I might have to give them a handicap next time.

They were hotly pursued by Morris Minor racer Andy Cross and Austin Healey Sprite hill climber Colin Gale in second place. Hard on their heels were quiz ace Dave Fussell and his 2 colleagues in third place. 

The winners took home a couple of bottles of plonk and the others some boxes of After Eight Mints to boost their respective calorie intakes over Christmas.

I hope that you all enjoyed it and will come again next year.


The annual Christmas Quiz will be held at The Rose and Crown, Hinton Charterhouse on Monday December 11th. Starting at 8 pm to finish at 10 pm.

I do hope that as many of you as possible can come along as it is always a good fun evening. The quiz is taking shape and I seem to have a good number of picture questions already lined up. 

The Rose and Crown will provide food in the form of sausage, chips and rolls at 9 pm, to give everyone a break and recharge the grey cells a bit. The cost of this will be £5.50 per head.  

So all you need to do is let me know if you are coming and to tell me if you would like food as it is necessary for me to let The Rose and Crown know our food requirements.

Keith Wilson (keithwilson860@gmail.com)

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Club Night at the Rose & Crown
Nov
13
8:00 PM20:00

Club Night at the Rose & Crown

Our regular club night at the Rose & Crown, Hinton Charterhouse.

A chance to discuss the weekend's events and plan for events to come.

Feel free to pop-in or alternatively contact Dave Whittock on "whittock at talktalk.net" before hand to have a friendly face there to meet you.

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Autumn Classic - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Oct
7
7:00 AM07:00

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
7:00 AM07:00

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
7:00 AM07:00

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
7:00 AM07:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

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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Treasure Hunt
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Treasure Hunt

Walking Treasure Hunt

Monday 24th July 2017

RESULTS

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Starting in the Long Stay Station Car Park in Bradford on Avon, the competitors made their way past Timbrell’s Yard and St Margaret’s Hall to cross the River Avon via the Foot Bridge over to a stroll past St. Laurence Church. Up to this point, clues were all shown on the street plan provided. Making their way up to Newtown they had to find 18 of the 93 questions: many were concerned that they would run out of time.  Mike checked where the leading crews had got to after the first hour and 15 minutes: they were approaching the half-way point, phew! The time allowed, 2 ½ to 3 hours to walk the course should be long enough.... Six of the eight teams managed to visit all the question locations.

Having found Pat and Geoff, near Pete, Linda, Jacky and Ken leading the way nearing the Castle Inn, having walked most of the way up the fairly steep hill, Masons Lane, Mike breathed a sigh of relief.     

Walking back along the route, it wasn’t until Mike got into St Laurence Church Yard that he found the trailing crew, who had unfortunately wandered along the High Street, before realising that they were off route. They had recovered to the route, though.

Many of the teams were asked by locals what they were doing: some thought they must be Estate Agents, walking around with Clip Boards in their hands! One particularly friendly couple on Whitehill were giving the teams clues as to the whereabouts of on or two answers. Later, after they had said they would have loved to do the Treasure Hunt, Mike provided them with route instructions and a set of questions, so they can have a go in their own time: email addresses were exchanged and Mike promised to let them have answers by email once they had attempted the route.

Questions ranged from the straight forward, like “Tight Rope Bridge?” ans. “The Rope Walk” to the obscure: “Luxury, Tailor made, wedding what?” answer required, the name of the Agency “Holidays and Cruises”. Perhaps the most amusing question was “What happened on this site in 1785?”

After getting to Clue 93, which required some knowledge of the World Land Speed Record Holder – Andy Green – to get the answer Shiatsu Massage: a different Andy Green provides this at an Alternative Treatment Clinic, on Church Street, the teams retired to Timbrell’s Yard for a well deserved Pint or Glass of Wine, before dining on Bangers and Mash with Yorkshire Pudding.

A BIG THANK YOU to EVERYONE who came and joined in making for a fun evening!

Mike Burrows

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Summer Action Day - Free Entry to Castle Combe
Jul
22
7:00 AM07:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
7:00 AM07:00

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
2:00 PM14:00

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
7:00 AM07:00

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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Club Night at the Rose & Crown
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

Club Night at the Rose & Crown

Our regular club night at the Rose & Crown, Hinton Charterhouse.

A chance to discuss the weekend's events and plan for events to come.

Feel free to pop-in or alternatively contact Dave Whittock on "whittock at talktalk.net" before hand to have a friendly face there to meet you.

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Ten Tenths Workshop Visit
May
2
12:00 PM12:00

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
1:00 PM13:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
7:00 AM07:00

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
12:00 PM12:00

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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