Committee member profile – David Walton

David started his motorsport career in the early 70’s on a CSMA road rally starting in Farnborough where he & his colleagues – four up in an Austin A30 – got hopelessly lost and so retired to a café!

After that initial escapade motorsport became a large part of his life. In the mid 70’s a minor crisis in his wallet took David & family to the Middle East he was a founder member of the Qatar Car Club before moving to Bahrain where he was Chairman for a year with a calendar of nearly 40 events a year. Somehow he also found time to hillclimb and autocross his Datsun 260Z, loaded with Janspeed go faster bits – “The best car I ever sold” – and to contest the Middle East Rally Challenge as a member of the factory backed Zayani Mitsubishi Rally Team.

Returning to the UK in the 80’s he got heavily involved with FDMC activities – competition secretary for years before a three year stint as Chairman.

Competition activities included co-driving in the BTRDA Championship for several years with an old friend and various other rallies with FDMC members and friends.

These days he is a MSA Steward [for 25 years] and a MSA Rally Safety Delegate so his weekends are quite busy! He is proud to be a Vice President of FDMC.

Committee member profile – Geoff Wade

Geoff is a keen motorsport enthusiast and regular competes in circuit racing, sprints and solos as well as being a lifelong F1 fan.

He loves having a half-finished project car or three on the go and intends to get “at least one running in the very near future”.

In his committee role, Geoff takes care of our club media & PR activities including the website, forum and Facebook, design and creative stuff, editing the Club magazine and eNewsletter, and anything else media-wise which comes his way.