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The event will follow the same format that proved popular on last years Loco 2 in so far as the cars will contest the stage in a West-East direction, enter a holding area for a cup of coffee and then contest the stage in an East-West direction.
It will cover a challenging and hugely varied 3-mile stage route suitable for all types of cars (2WD and 4WD). Whilst it is not a long stage, it will be testing, tricky and will put a post Christmas smile on you face. All in all it will be great fun for everyone.
We are just in the final stages of authorisation and will probably open for entries on 1st November so keep your eyes peeled on here for regs and entry details.
- Quiz Brains Wanted
The BRSCC are organising a Quiz Night at The Kentagon, Brands Hatch on 14th November and S & C MC would like to enter a Team of 5 – The entry fee will be covered by the club and there’s a Curry / Sausage & Chip supper on offer.
Please contact Dave Whyman by 1st November (via firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details
- Down the Pub this month (Tues 23rd Oct) is with Dave Whyman at the Stephan Langton Inn at Friday Street near Dorking.
Considered the most secluded Pub in Surrey, it has also won many awards for its food and local beer. To quote from their website:
The Tillingbourne Brewery opened its doors to discerning lovers of quality craft ale in December 2011. Based in the picturesque village of Shere in the Surrey Hills, with a deserved reputation for brewing the finest beer infused with hops of distinction, you’ll find their top quality craft ale on the pumps at the Langton.
Brewery co-owner and Langton resident Lee is proud to have such a traditional Surrey pub as the flagship for showcasing Tillingbourne Brewery’s real ales. ‘Hop Troll’, ‘AONB’, ‘Falls Gold’, ‘The Source’, ‘Summit’ (supporting the National Trust celebrating 250 years of Leith Hill) and ‘Black Troll’ are all award-winners in their own right and you’ll always find the latest new brew on tap at the Langton – something for every taste.
Currently on the pumps is ‘Dormouse’. A 3.8% traditional English bitter with a nutty & biscuity taste that has been brewed to support Surrey Wildlife Trust’s ‘Save the Dormouse’ project. With the largest population of dormice living behind the brewery it made perfect sense.
The postcode is RH5 6JR and their website is https://stephanlangton.pub/. See you on the 23rd.
- September Competitor Of The Month – Dale Huxford
Armed with his replacement second-hand 1500cc, £250 engine, which is slower than his old 1300cc (the old 1300cc had decided that it didn’t want be together anymore and is now in many pieces !!), Dale showed that he’s lost none of his skill and pushed the Spitfire to its limits to finish 2nd in class at Gurston in September.
- French Offroad Championship Spectating Trip – Nov 2nd – 4th
As previously advertised in Spotlight, Sutton & Cheam Motor Club are looking at running a short trip across the water to watch and support Mark Bullen’s epic attempts in the French Off Road Championship.
The trip to Rallyes Touts-Terrain (near Le Havre in northern France) will launch from Folkestone Channel Tunnel around noon on Friday 2nd November. Then, travelling via the Hotel (likely to be the Best Western Hotel just 12 miles from the Rally Base in Auchy les Hesdin) we will visit the pre-event scrutiny session and maybe a beer or two.
Dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel precedes a day of spectating at this most exciting off-road event where buggies, monster off-roaders and converted yet recognisable road cars all compete over the extremely fast, rough French countryside on courses similar to our rally stages. Visits to the Service Area are a must as in true French style, everyone stops for lunch which will be taken at a suitable time and place before further spectating until the light fades and dinner calls.
Next morning and after breakfast, it will be a third and final stint on the stages, lunch and then back to Eurotunnel Calais, arriving back in Folkestone around tea-time Sunday evening.
At present, the cost is likely to be around £135 per person for the 3 days including travel, fuel and accommodation.
Anybody interested should send an expression of interest by Sunday 30th September (email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) with a firm commitment needed shortly after (bookings for trains and hotels have to be made and paid for).
So please join us on what we hope may become an annual trip over the channel for an early winter dose of high octane action!