Master Calendar

Bath Motor Club Events

AGM 2018
Oct
29
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: 

TBA, on Monday 29th October 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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Winter 12 Car/ Jogularity
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Winter 12 Car/ Jogularity

Friday Nov 16th Winter 12 Car / Jogularity

Start & Finish at Leigh Delamere Service (M4 Eastbound).

Map 173.

First car away 20:01

Mileage: 46 miles

Following on from the popularity of the Jogularity's that Jerry and Nick have organised this year, I wanted to invite crews to the next step in the Road Rallying experience. The same sort of thing, but at night! For those who fancy trying the next step in the ladder of Road Rallying I am also planning on putting on some navigation for you to try. 

To cater for all abilities it is my aim to have the following 4 sets of instructions. You select your type on the entry form in advance.

  1. Jogularity Road book - very similar to what Jerry and Nick have used on their event.

  2. Marked Map - OS map printed with the route marked on it.

  3. Novice - Simple navigation, ie Tulips, Spot heights, Map references, Gridlines. (All the navigation technique will be the same as those used on the Table Top Rally organised by Mark Dunkerley on 8th Oct, so you will get a chance to practice before hand. I will be on hand at the Table Top to help out if you need it).

  4. Expert - same type of navigation, but in a more difficult form, ie ball and arrows missing from tulips, no spacing in the map references / gridlines / spot heights etc, or anything else I can think of to slow the experts down!

The route has been driven already and is passable in my MX5 so any road car will be suitable for the event.

If you have any questions, then please contact me and I will explain anything and everything.

Regs to be issued very shortly, but please let me know in advance if you are interested and which type of navigation you would prefer.

Martin Moore
mooremartin at live.co.uk

07515 862233

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Christmas Quiz
Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

Christmas Quiz

The annual Christmas Quiz will be held 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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Festival Targa Rally - (Provisional)
Mar
2
2:30 PM14:30

Festival Targa Rally - (Provisional)

 2018 Winners: Gavin & Carrie Rogers Bath Festival Targa Rally 2018 © M&H Photography

2018 Winners: Gavin & Carrie Rogers
Bath Festival Targa Rally 2018 © M&H Photography

Welcome to the 2019 Festival Targa Rally organised by Bath Motor Club. The date is currently provisional pending ratification but we are starting to finalise the plan. We are organising 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!

The entire route will run in Wiltshire and Somerset with all road sections and special tests being 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.

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Spring Autosolo (Provisional)
Apr
7
8:00 AM08:00

Spring Autosolo (Provisional)

Spring AutoSolo - 7th April - Provisional Date

A provisional date for the Summer AutoSolo at Kemble Airfield (subject to championships). The latest info can be found on the AutoSolo

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 beginner’s 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.

07-Oct-18

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Kemble Targa Rally 2019 (Provisional)
May
12
8:00 AM08:00

Kemble Targa Rally 2019 (Provisional)

The Kemble Targa Rally - 12th May 2019

Bath Motor Club is once again organising the Kemble Targa Rally on Sunday 12th May 2019 (Provisional subject to final confirmations and championship acceptance).

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

The course layouts will vary during the day creating an enjoyable competitive days sport.

Don't panic if this is your 1st event, Kemble is a straightforward and smooth venue. To give you an example of what the event entails have a look at the pictures from last years event and a sample test diagram.

 2017 Test Diagram

2017 Test Diagram

Entries and further details are available on the Kemble Targa Rally Page

Nick Chapman

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Mendip Meander 2019 (Provisional Date)
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Mendip Meander 2019 (Provisional Date)

Mendip Meander   -   19th May 2019

Mendip Meander - on the day 019 (1024x768).jpg

Mendip Meander 6-  Sunday May 19th 2019

Start: TBC

Finish: TBC

Entry Fee: £8

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

Make a note in your diary to join us for the sixth Mendip Meander which will be run in the afternoon of the date above. The first five 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 (junction) 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.

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, prizes,  permit fees etc. Details of how to enter are given below. Look out for updates in future issues of  “News and Forthcoming Events” emails

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Gymkhana - Kilima Farm (Date TBC)
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

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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Summer Autosolo (Provisional)
Aug
4
8:00 AM08:00

Summer Autosolo (Provisional)

Summer AutoSolo - 4th August - Provisional Date

A provisional date for the Summer AutoSolo at Kemble Airfield (subject to championships). The latest info can be found on the AutoSolo

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 beginner’s 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.

07-Oct-18

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POSTPONED - Beginners Tabletop Rally
Oct
8
7:30 PM19:30

POSTPONED - Beginners Tabletop Rally

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 clubman rally 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

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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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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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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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Emergency Services Show - Kemble Airfield
Sep
16
9:30 AM09:30

Emergency Services Show - Kemble Airfield

Bath motor club will be helping to raise money for emergency services charities by attending the 2018 Emergency Services Show at Kemble Airfield.

In previous years, the club has co-run with Devizes & District MC, passenger rides on an autosolo type course.

In 2015 we raised a grand total of £1000 and gave rides to over 350 people.

We'll be looking for volunteers to run the test, be drivers, help with signing on or just to spread the good word about Bath and Devizes motor clubs by mingling with the crowds.

Mike Patton will be helping to run this event.

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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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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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Tavern Skittles Challenge
Aug
20
8:00 PM20:00

Tavern Skittles Challenge

Bath MC have received an invite to a inter club skittles match from Tavern MC on Monday 20th August 2018.

The match will take place at the Royal British Legion in Dundry.

Arrive about 8 o’clock for an 8.30 kickoff.

Please contact Jerry Pennell on jerryp52@mail.com  in order that he can give Tavern Motor Club some idea of the number of people coming along in order to gauge the catering requirements.

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Summer Jogularity Rally
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Jogularity Rally

  • The Compass Hotel, Tormarton, Nr Badminton, South Gloucestershire GL9 1JB (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Summer Jogularity is a perfect beginners event to learn the basics of navigation and competive timing. Taking place on a Sunday afternoon and run at speeds between 15 and 30mph the trick is to arrive on time; for lateness or early arrival you will collect penalties which will decide the winner.

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.

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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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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Summer Autosolo
Aug
5
8:00 AM08:00

Summer Autosolo

Summer AutoSolo - 5th August - Entries Open

Entries are now open for the Summer 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

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 beginner’s 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.

23-Jun-18

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Walking Treasure Hunt
Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

Walking Treasure Hunt

  • Perretts Courts Melksham, England, SN12 6YE United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The walking treasure hunt is a good social event where teams have to follow a route around town (This year Melksham) and answer clues along the way. A good family event and only rarely car related.

This years walking treasure hunt will take place in Melksham on the 30th July with the start being in the Church Street Car Park (SN12 6YE should get you near) between 6:30 PM & 7:00 PM (parking free after 6:00 PM).

f you are joining this event please email Mike Burrows on mike.f.burrows@gmail.com

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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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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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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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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
16
to Jun 17

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

Kemble Targa Rally 2018

The Kemble Targa Rally - Results

A fabulous and successful day yesterday for the club with the 2nd running of the Kemble Targa.

After a hard fought battle Bath Members Ben Griffin and Steve Conner came out on top with 5 secionds in hand from a hard charging Gavin Rogers. Full results are available at RallyRoots.

On Saturday the course was set up, with the start, finish and admin areas and an early start for the organisers on Sunday saw the day dawn a bit grey and cloudy but at least dry

Noise and scrutineering went according to plan, a quick drivers briefing held and we started on time with 56 starters, 4 non starters and concluded the 6 tests at approx 17:15 hours. I think we finished the event with 52 still running.

During the day the skies cleared and we were blessed with a warm and sunny day with a slight breeze

Wonderful weather, great sport and thanks to all the marshals and organising team for a very professional and well run event

I believe everybody enjoyed themselves,  Especially the competitors with good feedback received after the event. 

Remember the second serving of Targa at Kemble with the Cotswold Targa to be run on July 22nd, entries are already being received to don't delay and make sure you get your entry in early. 

23-Jun-18


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 and the event will have a number of special tests of between one and two miles in length on a sealed surface.

The course layouts will vary during the day creating an enjoyable competitive days sport.

Don't panic if this is your 1st event, Kemble is a straightforward and smooth venue. To give you an example of what the event entails have a look at the pictures from last years event and a sample test diagram.

 2017 Test Diagram

2017 Test Diagram

Entries and further details are available on the Kemble Targa Rally Page

Nick Chapman

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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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Mendip Meander 2018
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Mendip Meander 2018

Mendip Meander   -   20th May 2018

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On a fine sunny afternoon we ran our fifth annual motorised treasure hunt. The event started and finished at The Highwayman Inn at Shepton Mallet and was contested by eleven teams in vehicles of various age and description. This point might also be made with regard to the participants as the youngest official navigator was aged ten years.

Competitors were given a route card for a 25 mile course defined entirely by tulip diagrams and interspersed with fifty questions about points to be noted en route.

The route followed a large loop to the south of Shepton Mallet taking in a variety of roads ranging from narrow and steep country lanes to wider B roads.

Unbeknown to the organisers, several teams found time to take afternoon tea at the Cole Manor tea rooms (highly recommended) making it a very civilised afternoon out. It turned out that an early competitor liked the look of the place and others followed suit. This caused some consternation to those waiting at the finish when one competing team arrived some ¾ hour before anyone else, having foregone the tea party.

Despite this, all but the one team who had mechanical problems arrived back in time for the 6pm deadline and most turned out to have an almost complete set of answers.  The winners even managed to correctly assess that the route crossed the defunct Somerset and Dorset Railway eleven times.

A number of returnees then enjoyed the evening menu at the inn or discussed the afternoon’s experiences until the results were announced where it was found that the top few positions were closely contested.  The results are given below.

Geoff Sutton

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Mendip Meander 5-  Sunday May 20th 2018

Start: The Highwayman Inn (BA4 4LY)

Finish: The Highwayman Inn (BA4 4LY)

Entry Fee: £8

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 (junction) 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 and finish at The Highwayman Inn (BA4 4LY) on the southern side  of Shepton Mallet where the afternoon’s experiences can be compared after the event. Food and drink will be available at the start and finish venue (carvery at lunchtime and normal menu later).

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, prizes,  permit fees etc. Details of how to enter are given below. 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 food requirements after the event I will need to know the following details from prospective entrants:-

1.  Names of driver / passenger(s)

2.  Number of people wishing to eat at The Highwayman Inn and at what time.

The establishment serves Sunday lunches. Those wishing to eat before the event should make their booking direct with The Highwayman (01749 331247).

 Evening serving begins at 6pm. As the establishment has asked to be forewarned I will send a menu to those wishing to eat on their return and ask for choices.

 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 S

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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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TT Workshops Visit
May
5
10:30 AM10:30

TT Workshops Visit

Through the good offices of member Stan Cole we are arranging a visit to TT Workshops in Westbury.

TT Workshops are an award winning Historic and Classic Car Restoration Business that undertake all forms of Classic and Vintage Car Restoration.

They are situated at Engineer Road, West Wiltshire Trading Estate, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4JW. 

You can see what they do on their website www.ttworkshops.co.uk

We have arranged the visit to take place on Saturday May 5th 2018 at 10.30 am.

It is not a guided tour but an opportunity to see what they do and look at the various cars under restoration, and awaiting restoration, in the workshop at present.

Stan tells me that it is a fascinating place and, amongst others, currently they have a Jaguar XK 120 from Mexico being worked on requiring a complete ground up restoration (restoration cost >£100k), another (one owner!) Jaguar XK120, a Jaguar V12 E Type (for sale for £285k), an American Chevrolet the size of the QE2, a Formula 5000 racing car which needs a new engine and an enormous Harley Davidson bike. It sounds like a really interesting visit.

The visit will last about one and a half hours and TT Workshops will provide us with some refreshments in the form of tea/ coffee and some bacon rolls. What more could you ask for?

We feel that this is very generous and as there is no other cost, we would like everyone who comes along to consider making a voluntary donation to our club charity, the Great Western Air Ambulance.

We can arrange, after the visit for some lunch at a nearby hostelry, possibly The Barge at Seend, to round off the day if you wish. You will need to let me know about this as this will need to be arranged.

The Barge Inn, Seend Cleeve, Melksham, SN12 6QB.   www.bargeinnseend.co.uk  

Numbers are limited so all you have to do, is let me, Keith Wilson, know on keithwilson860@gmail.com by 1st May if you would like to join us, as TT Workshops need to know who and how many to expect on the day.  a

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Jogularity Rally -Rescheduled
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Jogularity Rally -Rescheduled

22nd April 2018 - Results

Many thanks to Jerry Pennell and Nick Chapman for organising a very enjoyable Spring Jogularity event.

11 crews started driving a nice mixture of cars on a dry sunny day with a route covering about 45 miles over a good range of roads and lanes.

With 6 time controls spread around the North Somerset countryside, the event was a brilliant way to learn the art of historic navigating.

The results are listed below and congratulations to winners Mike Burrows and Alan Spencer in the Ford Puma.

 Winners: Mike Burrows (Right) and Alan Spencer (Left) with organiser Jerry Pennell.

Winners: Mike Burrows (Right) and Alan Spencer (Left) with organiser Jerry Pennell.


Another snow affected event was this year's Spring Jogularity.

We have rearranged it for the 22nd April.


Bath MC are running a Spring Jogularity on Sunday March 18th 2018 starting and finishing at Hinton Charterhouse near Bath from 14:00 hrs for approx 45 miles, details in the regulations 

Please find attached the regulations and entry form for the event

Start & Finish: Rose & Crown, Hinton Charterhouse

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

Our aim for this event is to make 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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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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Spring Autosolo
Apr
8
8:00 AM08:00

Spring Autosolo

Spring AutoSolo - 8th April - Results

Sunday was a beautiful day for AutoSolo'ing at Kemble with the first 3 tests being run in the dry, albeit cold, and the final 4th test in damp conditions.

The masters of the changing conditions and taking the overall wins were Luke Dale in the ASWMC/BTRDA Nat B class and Alex Forbes in the Clubman class.

This year the event was helping to support Cancer Research UK in memory of Mike patton's son Mark who passed away from cancer on the 8th April 2001.
With the final donations still to be counted it looks like the Autosolo community will be able to donate upwards of £386 to the charity. Thank you all for your generosity.

Below are the detailed results:

Nat B Results    Clubman Results

09-Apr-18


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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