Every month the committee awards the ‘Competitor of the Month’ award to someone who has achieved something great in their motor sport. It doesn’t have to be first place, sometimes overcoming adversity (or is that reliability?) is enough. We’ll send you a voucher for £20 too. Tell us what you’ve been up to each month by email.
- 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 !
- 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.
- November Competitor Of The Month
November joint winners of the Competitor(s) of the Month.
Declan Dear navigated Matthew Hirst to 1st overall on the Wyedean stages which in turn won them the 2019 Welsh Forestry stage championship, a fantastic achievement
Keith & Angelica Mainland braved the weather on their 1904 Orient to complete the London to Brighton veteran car run in a record 7 hours for the team.
Don’t forget that all monthly winners are automatically nominated for the prestigious Sutton & Cheam Motor Club Competitor of the Year Award
- October Competitor Of The Month
October saw two club members awarded COTM. Long term club member Richard Corney took his Nissan Sunny to 2nd in class at the Kempton Park Autosolo and Chris Surman followed in the tracks of the likes of Ogier & Tanak on the Wales Rally GB National rally and brought his Subaru home to an excellent finish on the challenging event.
- Competitor Of The Month – Summer 2019
SCMC competitors have been busy over the summer competing on various events across the country.
July saw Mark Straker take his Darrian T90 GT ‘R5’ to mid Wales for the Harry Flatters rally over Epynt, coming away with 3rd o/all, a great result against some WRC machinery.
Piers Thynne used his Radical SR8 to good effect to finish 3rd in class at the Gurston Down Sprint in August.
Wesley Simpson continued the winning ways of the Proton previously owned by SCMC members Graeme Bell/Russ Radford with an outright win on the September Promenade Stages, which his run along New Brighton’s sea front on the Wirral.
- May Competitor Of The Month – Martin Pickles
Martin was on top form with his Jedi 988 during May. The Blyton Sprint in mid-May brought a 1st in class on the Saturday followed by 2nd in class on the Sunday but this was topped by FTD at the Crystal Palace Motorsport at The Palace sprint over the bank holiday weekend.
- September 2016 Competitor Of The Month – Shawn Rayner
- August 2016 Competitor Of The Month – Dale Huxford
- July 2016 Competitor Of The Month – Martin Pickles
Following the engine rebuild (see other posts from Martin), Martin ran the engine in with a class win at the Curborough sprint in July with his Jedi 988. Unfortunately Martin wasn’t so lucky last weekend, when the front hub shaft snapped in a 4th gear corner (hence the lift back with the JCB) – he didn’t have grey hair before that run either !. What upset him most was that apart from trashing the upright and obviously the shaft, a brand new slick that had been fitted just five minutes before also got wrecked – the fastest £200 he’d ever spent apparently. That’s motorsport.
- June 2016 – Competitor of the Month – Graeme Bell & Russ Radford
- May 2016 – Competitor Of The Month – Angelica Fuentes
- April 2016 Competitor Of The Month – Rob Collard