Hogmanay Run 2016

The inaugural running of the Hogmanay Run Scenic tour was held on December 29th with 16 crews braving the elements to traverse an enjoyable route through the Oxfordshire Countryside. The weather helped by being cold but bright. Perfect for blowing away the Christmas cobwebs. Many thanks to all the participants and marshals who helped make the event a success. Entrants and Images of all crews can be found below.

2016 Hogmanay Run Start List

Hogmanay Run 2016 Gallery

Event Background

When the “Cars in the Claydons” event was announced early in 2016, Oxford Motor Club approached the Organiser, James Beckett Motorsport, and asked if a Touring Assembly finishing in the middle of the day at Claydon House (and joining in with the celebration of all aspects of motorsport attractions that included a Le Mans car display, a historic racing car concours, trade stands and food stalls) would be a worthwhile addition to the day. This suggestion was welcomed so planning was soon underway.

The “Cars to the Claydons” Run took place in early September with a relatively small entry of 25 cars but was very well received and we are already being asked how things are going with next year’s event.

Recently, we decided to use the “Cars to the Claydons” Run roadbook as the basis for a second run between Christmas and New Year – to give Oxford Motor Cub members (and friends) the chance to enjoy a half-day scenic tour with a pub finish where there will be a chance for a social chat and to have a meal. Cars of all ages are eligible to enter – there is no need for a “classic” but it is hoped that, if the weather gods are kind, people will bring out interesting cars.

Thursday 29th December has been selected as the date and costs have been pared back so that the entry fee is only £12.00 and we will provide a souvenir rally plate (if required) for a further £5.00. Participants can buy teas, coffees and breakfast rolls at the resident catering van at the Burford Start and whatever they fancy from the menu at the Finish, 70miles later, at the Akeman Inn, Kingswood (on the A41 between Bicester and Aylesbury).

With the leaves now having dropped from the hedges, the views of the Cotswolds, North Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire countryside are less restricted than in the middle of the year and are there to be enjoyed.

The finish venue has limited us to an entry of 20 cars (plus Officials) so please get your entries in promptly to avoid disappointment. We have had to put a closing date for entries of 14th December in place (to ensure pre-Christmas deliveries of the Roadbooks and Rally Plates).

We hope that you can come and join us on this inaugural event and that it turns out to be the first of many.