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.
- August Competitor Of The Month – Will Nicholls & Rob Swann
With motorsport activities restarting under Covid restrictions this has allowed some SCMC members to dust off their cars and start competing again which has given use some results to review for competitor of the month.
For August we’ve got joint COTM winners. Firstly, for Will Nicholls who took FTD at the Long Course sprint. The 4 wheel drive Subaru certainly suited the damp conditions but beating some of the more specialist sprint cars was an excellent result for Will.
Photo courtesy of www.rallygallery.com
Rob Swann choose sunny conditions for his win, Barbados in fact. In preparation for the Rally Of Barbados later in the year, Rob won the HammerTime 20 Rally in his Fiesta R5.
- February Competitor Of The Month – Rob Dennis
SCMC were well represented at Goodwood in early February for the annual stage event run by Southsea & Bognor Regis motor clubs. In favourable weather conditions Rob Dennis came out as the lead SCMC member finishing 3rd o/all in his superbly turned out Impreza.
Photo courtesy of Nick Adams
- 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.