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- Abingdon Long Course Sprint – Entries now open
Sutton & Cheam Motor Club and Craven Motor Club are pleased to present The 4th Abingdon Long Course Sprint at the stunning Abingdon Airfield in Oxfordshire, home of the Abingdon Motorsport CAR-nival each June.
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- Social – 25th Feb – Down the Pub with Melissa – Fox and Hounds
Melissa has spent literally months researching the pub from behind the bar and advises that whilst the beer is good, the food is excellent.
An added bonus is that Melissa has steered us clear of a couple of Quiz nights in the month so we should be able to hear ourselves think.
The web site is at http://www.foxandhoundscc.co.uk/
The address is: 71 Crookham Road, Church Crookham, Hants GU51 5NP
So, if you want to:
- anticipate the start of the F1 season;
- reflect on the age of drivers in the World Rally Championship;
- find out more about our visit to Harlequins for the rugger at the beginning of March; or
- tell us about your plans for the year;
then join us from around 8:30.
- January Competitor Of The Month – Angelica Fuentes
Still recovering from the awards dinner, Angelica was at Brooklands Museum the next day to take part in the New Year Driving Tests organised by the VSCC (Vintage Sports Car Club). Driving a 1928 Peugeot Lockhart special, Angelica finished an excellent 3rd in class, don’t mention the lack of brakes !
- AWARDS DINNER
Declan takes top honours…
Declan Dear was awarded the coveted Competitor of the Year Award at the recent Annual Awards Dinner held at the sumptuous Tyrells Wood Golf Club.
In an evening designed to thank, honour and applaud both the Competitors and the Officials of the club, the Awards Dinner is one of the highlights of the social calendar and a ‘bloody good reason’ to get dressed up’.
The evening included a ‘Behind the Scenes’ interview with McLaren F1 Race Operations Director and long-time club member Mark Norris who chatted freely about the resurgence of the Woking-based Team along with recollections of both his best and worst days at the pinnacle for world motor sport.
After the interview a number of club members were honoured with Dave Woods receiving elevation to life membership after over 40 years of service.
This years Bazza Awards were presented to both Club President Chris Phillips and Club Chairman Ian Brooks for individual acts of stupidity during the course of last year whilst Pam Guess collected the Cosgrove Trophy, awarded for her behind the scenes activities at Abingdon
Paul Hopkins was awarded Sporting Driver of the Year whilst Rob Dennis was named Rally Driver of the Year after a successful outing on a number of events in 2019.
Sue Fielding picked up the Club Official of the Year whilst Kirsten Stutchbury was rewarded with the Mark II Motorsport Trophy for her work on behalf of the clubs competitors.
The Greville Award went to Dale Huxford for his superb ‘Sutton & Cheam Motor Club’ YouTube Channel, broadcasting live pictures and sound from the clubs events.
The most popular award however was the Competitor of the Year Trophy (along with a £200 cheque) with ace co-driver Declan Dear recounting what had been a busy 2019 Season.
In all, Declan took part in events in 4 different countries, with 4 different drivers and in 5 different cars.
The highlight was however emerging as Welsh Rally Champions in the Mitsubishi Evo.
We send our congratulations to all our winners who make us proud to be one of the premier motor clubs in the United Kingdom.
IMAGES OF THE EVENING…
- December Competitor Of The Month – Robert Swann
Robert Swann finished off 2019 in fine style by winning the SCMC/Craven MC Mini Tempest Rushmoor stage event between Christmas and the New Year. Running at the Rushmoor arena for the first time, Robert used his Fiesta on the short but demanding stages to win outright by over 40 seconds. A great way to finish 2019.