Accrington Motor Sport Club members recently volunteered at the Pirelli International Rally, a round of the British Rally Championship.
Just before the start of stage 3, the crews had a stop-off in Bellingham, about an hour east of Carlisle. ANWCC Chairman Bob Milloy conducted interviews and provided another brilliant commentary. The event gave local residents and fans alike an unrivalled opportunity to get up close to the cars and crews.
The event also gave the British Rally Championship a real presence in the village. Many residents were unaware of the event taking place just a few miles away in the Kielder Forest and were thrilled by the noise and spectacle of the cars.
A small team of marshals from Accrington Motor Sport Club joined Deputy Chief Marshal Dave Brodie and his team to help set up the event and run the special time control.
Organisers of the British Rally Championship are looking for exciting new ways to widen the rally’s appeal to both existing fans and new audiences and this special event in Bellingham did just that. It is estimated that over 250 people came out to welcome the cars into the village. Not your typical Saturday afternoon, perhaps?
Accrington Motor Sport Club members spent their Bank Holiday weekend helping Warrington & District Motor Club organise the first Production Car Autotest at Wern Ddu quarry near Corwen, North Wales. See Twitter @werndduquarry.
AMSC members marshalled the event and others competed over the three tests finishing 1st and 3rd in their class.
A number of North West clubs are collaborating to develop the new venue to make this a cheap and fun motorsport event.
The event attracted over 30 entries on the day.
AMSC is providing support for the next Boundless by CSMA NW AutoSOLO, Autotest and Production Car Autotest events on 14 May and 18 June at Lymm Services. The regulations and entry forms can be found on the SD34MSG and ANWCC websites.
If you’d like to get involved, please get in touch via our website or email email@example.com.
A team of 4 marshals from Accrington MSC were out in the glorious Yorkshire sunshine last weekend helping Ilkley & District Motor Club to run time controls at the Ilkley Jubilee Historic Rally and Run.
Picture – Paddy Hopkirk’s Mini Cooper (Car 0) at signing-on.
The Accrington Motor Sports Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 24 March 2017 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 ?
Marshals from Accrington Motor Sport Club were out in the snow today marshalling at the Cambrian Rally near Bala, North Wales.
‘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 and then we’re all helping out at the NW Stages in Blackpool on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February.’
Don’t forget that you can renew your membership for only £5. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you haven’t already renewed your membership.
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.
Accrington marshals braved the cold rain at the weekend to run the main time control at the Promenade Stages at New Brighton.
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.
Steven and Tracey Smith from Accrington Motor Sport Club were out in the Yorkshire mud at the weekend marshalling in stage at the Lookout Stages Rally at Melbourne Airfield in Yorkshire.
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 !’