‘We’re really looking forward to our next event – the AMSC/Under 17 MC (NW) PCA and autosolo at Blackburn Services (M65, J4) on 18th and 19th February’
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The Roger Barfield Memorial event in December raised £375 for the Christie Hospital. Thank you to all the competitors and marshals who helped make the day such a success and thank you also to Roger’s daughter Joanne who kindly presented the commemorative mugs.
Our next event will be the Autosolo, Autotest and Production Car Autotest on Sunday 19th February at Blackburn Services. The regulations will be published in due course at www.sd34msg.org.uk (event regs section) and www.anwcc.org. Please get your entries in early to avoid disappointment. The Nat B Autosolo and Autotest are rounds of the ANWCC and SD34 championships. The PCA is a round of the ANWCC Junior PCA Championship and SD34 Under 18 Non-Race/Rally Championship.
Wishing you the very best for 2017.
Supplementary Regulations are now available for the AMSC Roger Barfield Memorial Autosolo, Autotest and Production Car Autotest to take place at Blackburn Services, M65 J4 on Sunday 4 December 2016.
The event will raise money for the Christie Hospital – £10 of the £35 entry fee will be donated to the Christie Hospital.
No class awards will be given, however, all event finishers will receive a commemorative mug.
The regs and entry forms can be downloaded at www.sd34msg.org.uk (event regs section) and www.anwcc.org.
The Nat B Autosolo and Autotest are rounds of the ANWCC and SD34 championships.
The PCA is a round of the ANWCC Junior PCA Championship and SD34 Under 18 Non-Race/Rally Championship.
Pictured here with car #45 Dan Woods and Tony Garret from Clitheroe & District Motor Club.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Roger Barfield on Tuesday 26 July after a short illness. Roger passed away very peacefully with his family at this side. He had been diagnosed with leukaemia just a few days prior to his death. His funeral will be held on Friday 12 August at the Southern Manchester cemetery crematorium. Roger was a kind, gentle man who gave so much of his time and himself to supporting local motor sport clubs at grass roots level and was well known for providing driving instruction for young drivers. He was also a club official at Under 17 and Accrington MSC events. Beneath his quiet exterior Roger was a great driver, popular competitor and most recently won his class in the local non-race/rally championship.
He was a great friend and will be remembered fondly.
Tracey says, ‘The crews kept us very busy down at the chicane ! And, it’s official, Yorkshire mud is just as sticky as Welsh mud.’
‘We’re looking forward to our next event – the Ilkley Silver Jubilee rally – and hoping for better weather than we had last year !’
The Accrington Motor Sports Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 18 March 2016 at Accrington Cricket Club, Thorneyholme Road, Accrington. The programme for the evening is as follows: 7pm open committee meeting.
7.30pm AGM start
8.30pm pie and peas supper – meat and potato or cheese and onion, followed by an open forum/social event. All members/prospective members welcome – why not bring along a friend ?
Dave Barratt – 2015 winner of the Brian Molyneux Award for outstanding contribution to Motor Sport. Pictured receiving his award from Ian Grindrod, local rally star. Photograph courtesy of Brian Taylor at White Dog Photography.
Since first getting involved in motorsport in the early 80s his contribution has continued, unabated, as a marshal, timekeeper, organiser, active club member over all those years right up to the present day .
He’s not just been marshalling and organising, he’s also had a go at competing – navigating on a few road rallies, stage driving and co-driving and Autotesting.
However, it’s his prolific work on the organisational and club side that makes him stand out – or not, as the case may be. He’s the sort of chap that you don’t really notice, doesn’t make a big fuss going about his business, just gets on with it, you would hardly know he’s there – but we’d definitely miss him if he wasn’t! The words that spring to mind are words like “dependable” and “reliable”. You know, without fail, the job will be done right.
So, let’s list a few credentials. What’s he been up to lately:-
– Ever present on the autosolos and autotests run by AMSC and CSMA NW
– Radio operator on various events, stage rallies and bike rides as Hodder 2
– a valued member of the organising team for the Clitheronian Rally for the last 9 years and before that the CSMA rally, assisting with PR work and in various other roles, more recently as chief timekeeper and 50% of the set up crew – both vitally important jobs carried out faultlessly.
– Founder member of the CSMA NW WMG and Founder member and secretary of AMSC and
– And, a stalwart of the SD34 motorsport group, having attended virtually every monthly and bi-monthly meeting as for as long as anyone can remember and has just completed 20 years as compiler for the off the road championship.
Paying tribute to Dave Barratt, colleagues said, ‘In short, quite simply the sort of person that Motorsport can’t exist without.’ Congratulations Dave.
This picture, entitled ‘Calm Before the Storm’ shows Mads Ostberg in his Citroen DS3 World Rally Car on the start line for the Gartheiniog Stage of Wales Rally GB on 14th November 2015. The rally took place during storm Abigail that caused widespread flooding and gave rally organisers a headache.
After the stage Mads told reporters, ‘It was OK. I was quite careful. With a puncture on the previous stage I need to be a little bit careful now. There was so much water in the stage. Everything is OK as it stays in my footwell.’
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To celebrate we are offering a complimentary, commemorative T-shirt for all entries for our February event received before Saturday 30th January 2016. Supplementary Regulations are now available for our anniversary Nat B & Clubmans Autosolo and Autotest and Production Car Autotest to take place at Blackburn Services Services, J5 M65 on Sunday 14 February 2016. The regulations and entry forms can be downloaded at www.sd34msg.org.uk (event regs section) and at www.anwcc.org
The Nat B Autosolo is a round of the ANWCC and SD34 championships. The Nat B Autotest is a round of the ANWCC and SD34 championships. The PCA event is a round of the ANWCC Junior Production Car Autotest championship and SD34 Junior Championship. We look forward to receiving your entry.
Regards Tracey Smith.