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

Harlequin 12 Car Rally – 19th Jan 2018

Here are the Harlequin 2018 Regs and Entry Form (deleted – entries closed).

The 2018 Harlequin 12 Car Rally, carried over from December ’17, organised by Mark Collings.

Distance – approx. 45 miles

Maps – 185 & 186

Navigation – suitable for all abilities:

 – Experts will be challenged without the use of anything cryptic

 – Novice navigation will include guidance instructions

–  Beginner – Marked maps available on request.

Start – from the northern of the two laybys on the A32 crossroads south of Rotherfield Park at 186/ 688¼ 304¾.

Finish – Hen & Chicken pub, Upper Froyle at 186/ 755¾ 411¼.

Marshals – required for 10 time controls and, ideally, manned Passage Controls too

Contact – Mark Collings – 07824 634424 or markcollings205@hotmail.com


2017 Nearly Boxing Day results

Here is a summary of the Nearly Boxing Day Driving Tests 2017 results (full results can be downloaded here):

Number Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL AWARD
20 Simon May 38.6 18.3 20.5 25.4 20.1 21.4 144.3 1st Overall
6 Adrian May 36.7 18.9 22.9 26.0 21.1 21.0 146.6 2nd Overall
15 Richard Thompson 40.9 19.2 20.8 25.6 21.0 21.2 148.7
17 Tom Caldecourt 38.7 19.2 21.6 27.0 24.1 20.8 151.4
18 Russell Roberts 43.6 19.9 23.1 26.0 21.8 22.0 156.4
12 Keith Petit 49.7 18.7 20.8 25.9 21.4 20.3 156.8
22 Jed Wootten 43.9 21.4 20.5 27.0 23.4 22.1 158.3
5 Jenny Caldecourt 45.1 20.4 22.1 26.1 24.0 21.3 159.0 Best Lady
1 Tim Cartledge 41.3 20.2 21.6 30.6 23.5 22.5 159.7
16 Peter West 42.9 20.1 22.5 27.0 25.5 22.6 160.6
8 Smon Taylor 47.2 19.3 20.4 30.6 23.0 21.3 161.8
23 Geoff Wade 49.8 20.1 21.0 27.7 23.2 22.0 163.8
11 Brian Sharpe 47.5 19.9 22.2 27.9 24.4 22.2 164.1
9 Ken Martin 52.5 19.4 22.8 25.8 26.8 20.8 168.1
7 Steve Woodings 45.1 19.0 20.5 24.9 21.7 41.0 172.2
10 John Taylor 49.0 21.8 24.4 30.1 24.9 22.5 172.7
2 Thomas Hutchings 41.7 38.7 19.0 31.7 21.2 27.1 179.4
4 David Brown 57.1 21.9 24.6 30.6 27.6 23.0 184.8
19 Peter West 49.3 20.0 23.9 30.9 35.0 26.9 186.0
21 Brian Grant 51.2 21.7 25.5 44.9 28.1 22.2 193.6 Wooden Spoon

Pictured are, overall winner, Simon May (centre) being presented his trophy by Club Chairman, Simon Taylor (right) with Club Secretary, Steve Castle (left):

Runner up, Adrian May (Simon winning made his day):

Watch out chaps, it’s fastest lady, Jenny Caldecourt:

And finally the wooden spoon being collected by Brian Sharpe on behalf of Brian Grant: