Change of FDMC bank & what you need to do

An important message from our Membership Secretary, Paul Prescott:

You have received this message because currently my records show that you renew your FDMC subscription through a Standing Order that you have in place with your bank. If you haven’t heard already, Barclays Bank recently decided that they no longer want our business after many, many years. Towards the end of October this year they shut down our account. Consequently, the Club has had to set up a new account, and this is now with the Metro Bank. In order to prevent any of your future renewal subscriptions disappearing into a Barclays black hole, we need you to contact your bank as soon as possible, to amend your Standing Order.

The main FDMC account is now with Metro Bank is at 1 Southampton Row, LONDON WC1B 5HA. The new Account Name is Farnborough District Motor Club Limited  (or .. Ltd also works), Sort Code 23-05-80 and Account Number 50856739. PLEASE action this change to your Standing Order as soon as possible, for your benefit, as well as the Club’s.

It would also be helpful if you could email me at when done. Many thanks in anticipation.

Paul Prescott
Membership Secretary

Posted by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media

FDMC sign up to Motorsport UK’s Race with Respect initiative

FDMC are proud to sign up to Motorsport UK’s latest initiative, “Race with Respect”: 

Encouraging a positive environment, on and off the track

The National Governing Body’s Respect Code champions a high standard of behaviour from everyone within the motorsport community underpinned by our commitment to make motorsport an inclusive and safe sport for everyone, across all levels of motorsport. The Respect Code will help to grow and strengthen the sport by making it accessible and welcoming for everyone and we cannot stress enough how important it is that it is embraced by all participants. By participating in a Motorsport UK event, in any capacity, you are agreeing to follow the values of the governing body’s Respect Code:

          • Respect
          • Integrity
          • Fair Play
          • Self-control
          • Good Manners
  • We therefore ask all members to pledge to #RaceWithRespect and:
          • Contribute to a welcoming and friendly environment that ensures the safety and welfare of all participants
          • Always behave with integrity and uphold fairness in the sport; play your part in keeping the sport safe through your actions
          • Treat everyone with respect, regardless of their gender, ethnicity or socio-economic background, language, religious or other beliefs, disability, sexual identity or other status
          • Recognise that we all represent the sport and therefore have a duty to be polite and respectful to all staff, officials, competitors, volunteers, as well as fans and supporters
          • Respect the rules, regulations and authority of the officials and Motorsport UK

    Whether you are a Competitor, Parent, Official, Marshal, Team Manager, Mechanic, Spectator or any other participant in the Event it is incumbent on us all to Respect our fellow participant and to ‘call out’ poor standards of behaviour. Breaching the above obligations may result in disciplinary action.

    More info in this PDF:  Race-With-Respect-Competitors-coc

    Posted by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media.

Competition Corner Aug 23

Our Competition Secretary, Simon Taylor, writes:

No wonder we were Club of the Year, we are always doing something!  In the next six weeks we have three more exciting and different events coming up:

1. Shere Hillclimb Autotest Demo – Sunday 3rd September
2. September Solo at Brooklands – Sunday 10th September
3. Sprint Royale at Eelmoor – Sunday 1st October

Your Club needs you:

1. Shere Autotest Demo: We need two small teams (AM and PM). Each team  needs at least four drivers with cars to demonstrate a small grass AutoTest and take passenger rides.  Plus two or three other volunteers to help sign on the passengers. There will be time to enjoy the main event too. Please email Simon Taylor here if you can help.,

2. September Solo: Competitors are invited to enter the event, click here.  This is a #Streetcar event and beginners are welcome.

3. Sprint Royale: Again, we invite competitors to enter click here, and we also need a team of 10-15 marshals on the day, please email Iain Morris here.

Many thanks in advance for supporting your Club.

Simon Taylor (07966 826706)

Posted on by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media

FDMC AGM Notice 2022

Notice is hereby given of the 64th Annual General Meeting of Farnborough District Motor Club, on Tuesday 22nd February 2022 commencing at 20.00.

This is the most important Club meeting of the year, and all members are urged to attend via Zoom.

If you wish to attend please email Steve Castle (click here) so that he can send you the joining instructions and any other paperwork that will be produced for the meeting.  

Sent on behalf of the Committee,
Geoff Wade, FDMC Media.

Sharing: Motorsport UK Opens Throttle on Restarting Motorsport from 4th July

Posted on the Motorsport UK website here.

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Motorsport UK has announced that in anticipation of motorsport restarting in the UK from 4th July, it is inviting online permit applications from 1st June 2020.

Motorsport is currently suspended throughout the UK until 30th June 2020. Following ongoing positive dialogue with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and having set out its strategy and anticipated conditions for restarting motorsport disciplines, the governing body is now moving to its next phase of getting the sport back on track. Further details will be communicated following the next Motorsport UK Board meeting of 3rd June.

Any resumption of motorsport is contingent on event organisers demonstrating that they can plan in accordance with the recently published, “Getting Back on Track” guidelines of Motorsport UK, while respecting government guidance on social distancing.

Motorsport UK is also acutely aware that different devolved territories of the UK may be moving at different paces in easing restrictions; any application for an event permit will be subject to approval based on the prevailing government advice. The move is also contingent on governments continuing with measures to open up society and that further restrictions resultant of any additional waves of COVID-19 are not required.

David Richards, chairman of Motorsport UK, commented“In March, Motorsport UK moved quickly and in line with government to suspend motorsport, while everyone’s priority was restricting the spread of this terrible disease and protecting the NHS. It is now right that, as government has set out plans to ease restrictions, we move in step and introduce the next stage of our phased restart. Unlike many sports, motorsport in the UK is an industry in itself, employing tens of thousands and contributing billions of pounds to the UK economy.”

“We always said that, when the conditions were right, we would take a responsible decision to resume motorsport in order to sustain the sport, jobs and the economy. We have explained our plans to government and are fortunate that motorsport takes place outdoors over large controlled spaces. Our plan is that, subject to government advice and ongoing lifting of restrictions, motorsport will resume from 4th July. We are making this announcement now as event organisers, venues, preparation specialists, the supply chain, volunteer Marshals, Officials and Competitors all need time to put in place their plans.”

There will be a number of caveats of granting event permits, including that event organisers commit that their events will be held behind closed doors, appropriate PPE requirements are met, and that each organiser must appoint a COVID-19 officer to ensure compliance with any relevant guidelines. Furthermore, there will be a limit on the number of permits issued for July to 50% of those in the corresponding month of 2019, in order that there are sufficient volunteer Official and Marshal resources available to support the restart in a safe and responsible manner. No national or British championship events will take place in July to reduce potential national and international travel (excludes FIA championships).


2019 Annual General Meeting – 26th February 2019

Notice has been given that the 2019 AGM will take place on Tuesday 26th February at the Mytchett Centre, GU16 6AA, starting at 8pm.

 If you have not attended the AGM before, what should you expect?

  • The Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary will report on how the club has grown, it’s achievements and performance over the past year;
  • Nominations for committee posts will be accepted;
  • You can vote on who runs our club next year;
  • You can raise questions about the club and put forward your points of view.

Taking part in FDMC’s committee has many interesting and rewarding aspects, and opportunities to put your ideas into action about how the Club continues to evolve.  With the wide range of our current events, plus more which are being explored for the future, there’s lots you can contribute to.  To find out more, please do discuss it with me, Simon Taylor, or any other committee member.  This could be more productive than trying to decide whether to volunteer ‘on the spot’ at the AGM.  And it is very likely that your enthusiasm and experience can bear fruit for us all.       

Apologies and Proposals to the club secretary, Steve Castle at If you are unable to attend the AGM and have a question, please email Steve in good time.

Annual Awards Presentation

All Welcome – come and socialise with your fellow club members. Find out what they are doing this year in the world of club motorsport.  Cheap beer too! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to take part at the AGM.

ACSMC Marshal Training Day – 9th December 2018

Marshal Training Day to be held on Sunday 9th December 2018 at Brooklands Museum.

The ACSMC invites you to come and join them at their Marshal’s Training Day at Brooklands Museum on Sunday 9th December. The day will follow the same format as previous training days, with registration, followed by 4 training sessions.

Motorsport UK Licenced Trainers will deliver all training sessions.

The sessions will be: Casualty extraction and helmet removal, First Marshal on Scene, Fire Practical Training and an Introduction to Radio and Timing.

The sessions will run as follows:

08.45 -09.30 Signing-on

09.30 – 10.15 Introductions, The new PRCs, Fire Theory and Introduction to First Marshal on Scene.

10.30 – 11.30 Session 1

11.45 – 12.45 Session 2

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Session 3

14.45 – 15.45 Session 4

16.00 -16.30 Form filling & round up of the day.

Tea and coffee will be available all day and sandwiches and cake will be provided at lunchtime.

Please remember to bring your current Personal Record Cards with you, so you can have the sessions signed off in them.

To reserve yourself a space, please contact Steve Castle at