Social: Summer BBQ & Annual Awards 28 June 22

FDMC members and their partners are invited to our Summer Social at the Mytchett Community Centre (140 Mytchett Road, Mytchett, GU16 6AA) on Tuesday 28th June.

To join in the BBQ, you must text Ken Martin on 07939 5021069 by June 24th with your name and +1 guest or not.  Children are also welcome.

The evening will also feature our Annual Awards ceremony.

FDMC awarded StreetCar status

FDMC awarded StreetCar status

FDMC are proud to announce we have been awarded StreetCar status by Motorsport UK. We are one of eight launch clubs who have signed up to the StreetCar Charter; we have pledged to initiate new people into the sport, help and guide them at events to ensure they enjoy their experience. Furthermore, our events will be branded as official Motorsport UK StreetCar events.

From the Press Release: “Motorsport UK has launched StreetCar to encourage more people to get behind the wheel and enjoy the sport; overturning the age-old perception that it is out of reach for most people. StreetCar will showcase the existing vibrant grassroots motorsport scene, and demonstrate that the sport is affordable, fun and accessible whilst acting as the enabler to drive participation in the club community. A wide range of low-cost ‘grassroots’ disciplines are available for new and existing members of the community, comprising 12 StreetCar disciplines that provide a wide variety of format and challenge. Segmented into Autotest, Trials & Cross Country and Rally, the disciplines are:

  • Autotest, AutoSOLO and Production Car Autotest
  • Trials and untimed Cross Country events
  • Rally including Touring Assemblies, Treasure Hunts, Navigational Scatter, Navigational Rally, Road and Historic Rally, 12 Car Rally and Targa Rally

All 12 disciplines can be participated in with a standard unmodified road car without special safety kit and to drive only a free Motorsport UK RS Clubman licence is required.”

 

Full Press Release can be found here.

Geoff Wade

FDMC Media

FDMC & The Brooklands Festival of Motorsport

The Brooklands Festival of Motorsport – 18th & 19th of June

FDMC have been working behind the scenes with Brooklands on two Double-Twelve Competition events, as part of the “Festival of Motorsport” weekend at the famous museum:

“Come and enjoy this two-day extravaganza, featuring the three Double Twelve Competition events, Test Hill ascents, great food, music and entertainment for the whole family. The event celebrates Brooklands’ rich motoring and motorsport history, and is always held on the weekend closest to the anniversary of the original opening of the race track on the 17th June 1907. 

Soak up the atmosphere of the site and see both current and vintage cars competing on the Speed Trials at Mercedes-Benz World on Saturday and then on the Driving Tests on Sunday, on the Banking and the Finishing Straight. If you prefer to be able to walk around and study your classic cars, then the “Pride of Brooklands” Concours may be the thing for you, including casting your vote for the “Visitors Choice” award on the day.

Both days will feature festival fun on the Museum site, with live music, car and motor club displays and family entertainment”.

For more information including event regulations and online entries, visit the Brooklands website (click here).

Geoff Wade
FDMC Media

Picture courtesy of Brooklands Museum.