The annual OMC Twisted Arms Grass Autotest & PCA
plus Club Sponsored Barbeque
will be held on Sunday, July 30th 2017 at
Pusey Farm, Nr Farringdon, Oxon. SN7 8QD
by kind permission of Matthew Green

It took several trips between Long Hanborough and Pusey Lodge with the kit to set up the event, using my Focus and 6 by 4 trailer. You would have thought the “Almighty” would have seen fit to provide good weather. About 1/2 an hour into the event just as the grass had been polished off the surface of both tests, the heavens opened up to dampen the proceedings. As I was time keeping at the time and, my car was being driven by Jack Smith, who had emptied the contents of the car into my trailer. My wet gear was a long walk away. In 2 minutes I was soaked.
When Jack had finished his first test, I could then have a go. Well the writing was on the cards for Jacks eventual triumph over me, in my car!
Ford Focus, dear old Henry and his minions conspired to ensure that me and Jack would be propping up the field. The ‘Daganham dustbin’ (made in Spain) has a fly by wire, traction control, ABS, get you home mode and switch of when confused. I had some smart Alec advice like pull the fuse out for the ABS, I thought it safe to leave well alone.

David Smith. Clerk of the Course

                                                    2017 Twisted Arms Autotest  
No. Name Class Car Total of Best Times Overall Position Class Position  
10 James Hall A Rover 100 313.3 1 1  
9 Robert Hall A Rover 100 317.2 2 2  
17 Alan Wakeman A MG ZR 323.6 3 3  
12 Bryan Cherriet D Peugeot 106 328.5 4 1  
21 Alan Cartwright D Peugeot 206 330.4 5 2  
7 Derek Looker A Peugeot 205 332.9 6 4  
24 Simon Phillips B Peugeot 205 334.0 7 1  
1 Matt Endean B MG ZR 334.3 8 2  
19 Chris Charlston D Peugeot 206 338.8 9 3  
20 Matt Green B Peugeot 309 339.6 10 3  
8 Eddie Haynes A Rover 100 341.2 11 5  
28 David Lumsdale B Peugeot 206 346.5 12 4  
18 Jimmy Milligan B Toyota 346.8 13 5  
4 Haydn Marks D BMW 318 352.1 14 4  
2 Suze Endean B MG ZR 356.4 15 6  
11 Jack Cherriet D Peugeot 106 367.2 16 5  
27 Bryan Murphy B Corsa Van 370.5 17 7  
26 Carl Lewis B Corsa Van 372.9 18 8  
23 Jamie Hyde D MG ZR 374.8 19 6  
22 Liam Hyde D MG ZR 376.0 20 7  
6 Simon Bradley B Mazda MX5 376.8 21 9  
5 Mark Bradley B Mazda MX5 378.7 22 10  
16 Jack Smith B Ford Focus 380.5 23 11  
15 David Smith B Ford Focus 382.7 24 12  
25 Martin Davis B Peugeot 206 391.7 25 13  

Grass Autotest 2017 Results pdf

Pictures taken by Harvey Warner (The Masters are & Mbyte)

Base Camp

Before the rain


 During the rain



One of the Hall Gang (Witney Motor Club)

Derek Looker

Derek Looker of Dolphin MC

Matt (2)

Matt Endean (Chelmsford MC)

Simon Phillips and son

Simon Phillips and navigator son giving the thumbs up

Haydn Marks

Haydn Marks being shown the way by Helen Tutt

Green and Co

Martin Davies driving and Matthew Green debating which way to go

David Lumsdale

David Lumsdale of Witney MC

Cartwright and Charleston

Alan Cartwright and Chris Charleston of Witney MC

Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker and Haydn Marks

Mark and Simon Bradley

Mark and Simon Bradley of Witney not the day for the rag top to be down

Jack Smith

Jack Smith Showing his uncle how to do it

David Smith

David Smith thinking “i’ve got wash this thing”

Jimmy Milligan (4)

Jimmy Milligan of Witney MC, It should be alright on our Autocross next month

Charlie Walker and Ollie Ball

Charlie Walker driving with Ollie Ball, Charlie its not Haydn BMW

Suze Endean of Chelmsford

Suze Endean giving Matt a run for his money

Jack and Bryan Cherrett

Jack Cherrett showing his Dad how to do it

Alan Wakeman

Alan Wakeman from Boundless formally CSMA and Oxford

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