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Our next event is the Boenerges Autosolo and PCA on Sunday, 4th October
Regulations and entry form are now on the Autosolo page.

 

Welcome to Oxford Motor Club

The Club

Oxford Motor Club brings amateur motorsport to you in Oxfordshire. We are a very active Club with members being involved in many types of motor sport such as Road Rallying, Endurance Rallying, Stage Rallying, Autosolos and Autotests. These, and others, are all are outlined in Club Events.

Our big event is the Carfax Stages Rally currently held at Throckmorton Airfield, nr Pershore.
A National B event which is a round of the ACSMC, ASWMC and CMSG championships and supported by our sponsor and Club member Lotusbits.com

We also organise two large Autosolos at Bicester nr Oxford as well as several 12 car rallies, Navexes and Scatters.

Many of our events are aimed at family cars, both saloon and sports cars where you can compete in 12 Car Rallies or test your driving skills around the cones on an Autosolo course. See the Club Events for details of these. For those who prefer to not to compete but still wish to contribute to the club and motor sport there are opportunities for marshalling and timekeeping.

We have good ties with other local motor clubs and as we are members of several MSA Associations you will be able to compete on events in other regions and be eligible to register for a Championship for the year. Further details can be found in Championships.

The club meets at 8pm on the first Wednesday of each month at Green Road Social Club, Kidlington, OX5 2EU (OS Map reference 164/494136), where we have social events which include quizzes and video nights throughout the year.

Members receive up to six magazines during the year by email or post. Back copies can be viewed in the MAGAZINE ‘LAST’ tab

 

2015 Lotusbits Carfax Stages Rally

A big thank you to all who were involved with the Lotusbits Carfax Stage Rally 2015;
marshals, competitors, the organising team, MSA officials, our venue hosts, and our sponsor Lotusbits.

Reports, results and winners photographs may be found on the Carfax page.

Dear Marshal

Thank you for making the Carfax Rally a great success, without you putting yourself out, we could not entertain running this event.

I hope you all had a good day, some more eventful than others. My day as Assistant Chief Marshal and then Competitor Liaison Officer started busy with signing on, spent the event itself running time cards back to the results, then posting the results on the Burger Van in the paddock after each stage. I had very few questions from competitors re their times, last year in the wind and rain, I had loads of query’s. I did watch a few from a distance around junction 14 and 3. The speed difference was quite amazing between the top few cars coming up to the finish and the cars splitting to do the first lap. Probably about 14 cars on the course from 14th car to the 14th from the last car. The remainder of the day was spent clearing up then shoehorning the contents of Simon and Haydn Marks’s trailers into our Garages. My trailer has to be unloaded on Monday after I have sorted the first two lots. Unloading Colin’s trailer will wait till next weekend, which will be the end of the Carfax 2015 for me and Colin, apart from the debrief. Comments are welcome!

Last year’s event had a warm monsoon, this year was just warm. The hot conditions and very grippy surface conspired to find weaknesses in the competing cars. We had a number of drive train failures, we also had some engine failures.

The results

FTD and Winner in Car 2 were David Willett and Co-driver John Davies in their Ford Escort Mk 2.

Second and Class C winners in Car 1 were Carl O’Grady and Co-driver Ian Davies in their Nissan Sunny.

Third overall Car 5 and Class D winners, Robert Davies and Nicola Davies in their Ford Escort Mk 2 F2

Fourth overall and Class B winners in Car 17 were John Lewis and Chris Williams in a Darrian T90

Fifth overall and Class E winner Car 15, Wynne Watkins and Emma Todd in a Subaru Impreza

Thirteenth overall and Class A winner car 48, Paul Davies and Keith Richings in their Vauxhall Corsa

Stage Stats

Accumulative times for Car 2 who won 68 minutes 15 Seconds and for the Class A winner who came 13th 75 minutes and 59 seconds Horse power difference is unknown but 100bhp would be a reasonable guess. 73 cars started the event and 41 completed all 10 stages. The 32 dropped out throughout the event.

Marshalling Stats

Radio Marshals 26 signing on sheets 5 Put down no grade

69 signed on, 43 Signed on as un-licensed marshals. One of which I know to be an MSA Steward, 7 Signed on with just a License number and no grade, the remaining 19 were un registered marshals.

I don’t know the number of officials and In club appointees, about 25 I would think including Colin and Myself.

Colin Minchin, David Smith and Harvey Warner Marshals Signing on

Pete Henness and Cedric Etwell Radio Marshals signing on, Radio Control

Marshals Briefing Video;- double click this link  http://youtu.be/awh44ED0C0w

David Smith ( 10th Aug 2015)

Erik Carlsson

It is with great sadness, the club has heard that Eric passed away on the 27th of May of this year. He was one of the greats of stage rallying. Erik and his wife Pat Moss were joint presidents of Oxford Motor Club during the mid sixties. The last time we saw Eric was for a seminar of his motor sporting life in 2013, where 120 fans of all ages turned up to hear him speak. The Club had the honour of putting this event on.

The Committee 28/5/15

Click on  ‘Club Calendar’ to view our events for 2015.