AUTOSOLO
&

PRODUCTION CAR AUTOTEST 

Boanerges 2020 Autosolo & PCA

Many thanks to everyone who came along to our Autosolo at Finmere on October 4th. Despite the loss of part of the venue a few weeks beforehand and the terrible weather conditions on the day, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Results of the event can be found below:

Boanerges Autosolo & PCA Results 2020

 

Event Report 

First of all, may I thank all the timekeepers for their fantastic work under very trying circumstances, compounded a bit by using the new timing app.
Also I need to thank the Marshals manning the course and being fixed radios. Normally we use the competitors to do the radio marshalling bit.
The greatest thanks goes to the logistics team for the transport of the kit, setting up of the course in the ‘belting rain’ on the Saturday, then putting all the kit back in the garage in the dry and dark on the Sunday, They all had jobs running the event on the day as well.

Well done to the competitors for coming. Driving some distance in the dark in a monsoon was a tad trying. Dodging the odd lake and fallen trees, tested the nerve of quite a few of us.

A spanner chucked into the works, two weeks before the day with a phone message that we can’t go though the trees.  The new land owner decided to peck up one of the concrete pans. I then had to redraw the test diagrams to suit what we the Club were left with. The A43 was having major road works going on and, the spoil from that was being dumped on a concrete pan we were not going to use. It was just another thing that could to go wrong to foul up the day for us.

The weather conspired to ruin the day but failed. Its eventual submission resulted in the rain giving up around 2pm, and a still and eventually sunny clear up.

The very wet condition and aggressive driving took its toll on the venue surface as the hydraulic action broke the failing concrete and the tarmac additions. Most competitor were very understanding and went away happy at the end of the day.

Harvey, our photographer was ill so had to head home before the action started so unfortunately we have no photographs on this occasion.

Thank you all.
David Smith, Clerk of the Course

 

Oxford Motor Club organise two AutoSolo’s during the year, the Bocardo and the Boanerges. We also run a Production Car Autotest which runs simultaneously with the Solo’s to allow newcomers and younger drivers to the discipline to gain experience.

Due to the ongoing Corona Virus situation and following Government advice around restrictions to movement of people and non essential travel, the 2020 Bocardo Autosolo was forced to cancel .

 

An Introduction to Autosolo

To see more of the action click on the links below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aXmhMW0cLc  April 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZSuzbuoXDY  April 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk9GhhSWh5I  April 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_p2mI1eYcM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZLL9tordZ4

 

2019 Bocardo Autosolo Pictures 

 

2019 Speed Machine Autosolo Passenger Rides
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