FDMC @ Brooklands Double Twelve – 16th & 17th June 2018

FDMC @ the Double Twelve Motorsport Festival, Brooklands Museum, 16-17 June 2018.

As well as the Museum to look over with all its newly opened exhibits, there is a sprint to watch on the Saturday with members of the VSCC taking part in their vintage cars, and then the Driving Tests with both older and more modern cars on the Sunday. There will also be a chance for people to take part in ascents of the iconic Test Hill on the Sunday afternoon.

We have a good space for Club stand, but we need a few more people to come along on both, or either day, to help promote the Club in particular and motorsport in general. We have a couple of people who have volunteered their services so far, but need a few more to come along and help. All we need is for people to bring along their competition cars, and a good helping of enthusiasm so we can try and sign up a few new members.

More info on the weekend’s event here.

Please contact Steve Castle stevecastle@brooklandsmuseum.com directly if you can help. 

Your Club Needs You.



Abingdon CAR-nival – 9th & 10th June 2018

3 Disciplines, 2 Days & 1 Venue

Like a lot of events, Abingdon Motorsport CAR-nival was started by a stupid idea over a cup of coffee at a Bentley Owners Club Sprint way back in 1997 – Since then, it has now grown into one of the largest and most popular clubman motor sport events in the country.

There’s a unique 2-course sprint for 150 cars, a championship autosolo, an 88 mile stage rally and so much more….

2017 Winners

Graeme Bell – Rally
David Sims – Sprint FTD






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Or if you want to know what it’s all about?  Click here

Spring Solo – 13th May 2018

** UPDATE ** Results, courtesy of Paul Prescott, are here.

* UPDATE * Final instructions are here.

Welcome to our Spring Solo, which continues our 16th season of this enjoyable, low cost form of motorsport for road-going cars.  For this, the second round of our popular Solo Challenge for 2018, we are using the Martinique Parade Ground in Bordon.

Here are the event regs and postal entry form (although it’s easier to enter online below).

Here is the online entry form (no longer available).

The current entry list can be found here.

We look forward to another great event, thank-you for your interest, the FDMC Organising Team.

Dimanche Sprint – 6th May 2018

FTD winner Jonathan Smith receiving his trophy from Club Chairman, Simon Taylor.

Final standings (overall) here and (by class) here.

Welcome to the Dimanche Sprint 2018, our first of three sprints for the year.

Final instructions here.

Final entry list here.

Marshal registration form here.

Event regs here.

We look forward to another great event, thank-you for your interest, the FDMC Organising Team.

April Solo – 8th April 2018

Welcome to our April Solo, which continues our 16th season of this enjoyable, low cost form of motorsport for road-going cars. For this, the first round of our popular Solo Challenge for 2018, we are using part of the runway at Dalton Barracks, Abingdon.

The event regs are available here.  (deleted – entries closed).

Online entry form here(deleted – entries closed).

Online payment form (deleted – entries closed).

The current entry list can be found here.

More info:

With thanks to Sutton & Cheam Motor Cub who are running their Long Course Sprint at the venue at the same time as our Solo. Hence, there are restrictions on entry and exit times for the site and movement around the site. S&CMC are expecting an entry of 120 cars for their Sprint. Effectively, as a competitor in the Solo, you will need to be in the venue by 0800; the gate will be locked at 0830. The location of the entry gate will be notified in the Final Instructions Part 1, but will be in the vicinity of OX13 6JH.  Invited clubs are listed in these regulations, or if joining FDMC to enter, there’s an application form on our website, to be submitted with your entry. And there’s a reduced entry fee for drivers under the age of 21 – see Section 9. Please note the closing date for entries is Tuesday 3rd April – any entries sent AFTER Friday 30th March incur an additional £5 (so get in quick). Note that the exhaust silencing requirements in Section 5 will be strictly enforced.  

We look forward to another great event, thank-you for your interest, the FDMC Organising Team.


FDMC 60th Anniversary Dinner Dance – 3rd March 2018

Tickets are now available for FDMC’s 60th Anniversary Dinner Dance, supporting the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

The evening will consist of a sit down meal with choice of menu (pre-chosen), annual awards presentation, a prize raffle and dancing to professionally-provided music.

It will take place at the Lismoyne Hotel, Fleet, on Saturday 3rd March 2018.  Doors open at 7pm, carriages at 12 midnight.   

Dress code is black tie (or, at least, a smart lounge suit).

Here is the Ticket Order Form (deleted – closed) to download and complete.  Please pay online using a paypal account or debit/credit card. Simply choose the number of tickets, add the guest names then click “Pay Now.

Arrive for Drinks reception between 7-00 and 7-30
Sit down for Dinner at 7-45
Three course silver service dinner with coffee
Presentation of the Annual Awards
Charity Auction and Raffle in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell
Music by our very own “Kraigy!”
Yes, Yes, Yes, the bar is open all evening till late
Carriages Late
Special Hotel Stay-over deal. £60 per room, including breakfast.
( Contact & pay the Hotel direct on : 01252 628 555 ).

The Lismoyne Hotel, 45 Church Road, FLEET, GU51 4NE.

We look forward to celebrating our 60th Anniversary with you.

Bramley Targa Rally – 18th March 2018

Latest docs:

FDMC Bramley Targa ’18 – Paddock Layout

Final instructions Part 1 2018

TARGA RALLY 2018 Final Draft Entry List

Vehicle Entry Pass (deleted – entries closed)

Original post:

Welcome to FDMC’s Targa Rally 2018.  On Sunday 18th March 2018, FDMC will organise a “Clubman Permit” single-venue Targa Rally at Bramley Military Training Area, Hampshire.

Here are the event regs (deleted – entries closed).

And here is the online form to enter: (deleted – entries closed).

Current Entry List : click here for current entries.

the current entries list will be here (TBC).

News and views:  see the Forum Thread and/or Facebook.

Thanks – and happy Targa Rallying – from the FDMC Organising Team.

Editor: Geoff Wade, FDMC Media.

ACSMC Speed Championship 2018

Edited by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media.

From Dave Whyman regarding the 2018 ACSMC Sprint and Hillclimb Championships.  Please find attached:

 – Regulations for 2018 (download: 2018 Approved ACSMC Speed Championships Regs)

– Class structure for 2018  (download 2018 Approved Speed Championships Class Structure). These are embedded in the regs but you may want to print separately. In our quest to reduce the number of classes yet still have some level of competitive equality, we succeeded in confusing competitors and organisers alike in 2017. This year we have reverted back to more conventional structures.

– Registration form (download 2018 Speed Registration Form). If you have already printed the regs and do not want another copy, please mark on the form.

We had over 60 registered sprinters in 2017 – I hope with your help to improve on that in 2018. Unfortunately we had only 20 registered hillclimbers. Understandable in some context given the lack of local venues. However I think we offer a more sympathetic class structure than some other associations. We need more than 20 in 2018 – if not we have to consider the viability of a separate championship for 2019.

Can I ask therefore that for both the Sprint and Hillclimb Championships, that you promote it to your fellow competitors. The larger the championships, the more competitive and exciting it is.

Registration is again £5 – the smallest paper currency there is – so excellent value (or cheap if that works better)

Any questions, do contact me.

All the best for 2018.


Dave Whyman