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Social – Treasure Hunt – Navigational Rally – Tues 28th June 7:30pm

SCMC_Treasure_Hunt_2016Nigel Griffiths will be organising the annual SCMC Treasure Hunt on Tuesday, June 28th. The event will start from the Artington Park & Ride in Guildford Treasure_Hunt_2016_Tulipand finish at the William Bray Pub in Shere, covering
approx. 26 miles in the Surrey countryside. The route will be defined by simple tulip diagrams (explanation will be given where required). Just turn up between 7:30pm – 8:30pm at the start venue to get your roadbook.

Start Venue;
Artington Park & Ride, Old Portsmouth Rd, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1LP

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AGM – 12th July 2016 – Downs Lawn Tennis Club

The Sutton and Cheam Motor Club AGM needs you. (If you’re a member…)

Motorsport is going through major changes. Our sport’s future depends on all of us.

The Annual General Meeting this year is being held at the traditional club HQ at Downs Lawn Tennis Club, SM2 6HU on Tuesday 12th July from 8:00pm.  AGM information will be sent out via post and email.  Changes this year mean that we can also accept proxy postal votes, so hopefully more of you will be able to join in with the AGM process.

We want to keep running the best events, and all the members are an important part of making sure we meet our legal commitments so that we can continue to do so. When you receive the AGM documentation, please read it and respond. Preferably turn up on the 12th and let us know what you think. Your input will be much appreciated.

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Abingdon CAR-nival 4th/5th June

The 20th, yes, 20th, Abingdon CAR-nival weekend took place on the 4th and 5th June this year. Over the past 19 years the event has raised over £250,000 for charitable causes, including the local charity ‘Friends of Stowford House‘ and the Army Benevolent Fund. This year we are also supporting needs even closer to home, The Dalton Barracks Soldiers Social Welfare Fund.

140 sprinters and 100 rally cars competed in the Abingdon Car-nival on the 4th and 5th June.  The weather could not have been better, with light cloud on Saturday and bright, spectator-singeing sunshine all day Sunday. Rally results were live on-line and the complete set of results for the Autosolo, double-Sprint and Rally are over on the dedicated web site at  http://www.abingdoncarnival.com.

Many thanks to all those who took part, especially for keeping mostly to the black stuff, allowing the event to run smoothly.

A very special thanks to the huge team of volunteers that made it all possible.

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Social – National Hot Rods – 15th May 1pm

Nato_hot_rodsFrom 1pm Sunday, SCMC will be visiting the National Hot Rods at Aldershot. Sunday features the 1300cc Stock Cars, Banger racing and a World Championship qualifying round for the National Hot Rods, the fastest cars on the oval track. More like full circuit cars, but in a confined space, racing centimetres apart. See you there from 1pm Sunday 15th May at Aldershot Raceway, Claycart Road, Aldershot, GU11 1SQ.

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Interesting Car Night 2016 – 10th May ’16 – 7:30pm

Interesting Car Night 2015

Interesting Car Night 2016 is 10/5/16

Yes, it’s here again already… Racing, rallying, classic and modern cars and a free barbecue. We’re looking forward to an evening of interesting cars and great food. See you there?

Once again Guildford Tyres opens its depot for an exhibition of all things motoring. Chris and the team will be firing up the barbecue with locally sourced sausages and burgers. Food and drinks are on the house (whilst stock lasts). All members and non-members are welcome. Bring along an interesting car, or just come along and join us, chat to the owners, and see the display.

Tell us you’ll be there and what you’ll bring (if anything) at Facebook ICN 2016

Last year we had rally, race, sprint, hillclimb, classic and modern cars, from a Model T Ford, plus Drift, Rally, Sprint, Race, Classic and Supercars, plus one huge Unimog, and everything in between.

We’re promising to be a bit more organised with the parking this time, having been a bit overwhelmed by the response last year.

Tesla2Tesla are promising to bring the new P90D with ‘Ludicrous’ mode switched on this time.  The acceleration of the P85D was staggering, can’t wait to see what the new is like.

We’re looking forward to a great evening of interesting cars and great food. See you there?

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Social – Down the Pub With Matt Dubber – Tues 26th April

hawthorn_barley_mowMatt Dubber has opted to host us at The Barley Mow at Tilford, nr. Farnham (GU10 2BU), a Country Pub with a good selection of real ales a ‘Pie & Pint Night’ on Tuesdays if you want to arrive early and eat.

The Barley Mow also has a nice motorsport connection – it was Mike Hawthorn’s favourite local and subsequently I believe the meeting place for a group of motor sport notables including journalist Eoin Young and James Hunt who used to turn up in the Austin A35 van he used to transport his prize budgies after retiring from F1!


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Social – Down the Pub with Dave Atherton 22nd March

GP_AngliaAround 15 of us joined Dave at the Bletchingley Arms on Tuesday. Being well East of our usual haunts, the Croydon contingent were there along with members from as far away as Cambridge. By coincidence, we had re-assembled Sylvia’s support crew from when she competed in the 1969 RAC Rally. Those also included George Polley, well known in oval racing, and the 1976 National Hot Rod World Champion. George remains extremely enthusiastic and heavily involved in Hot Rods, and has some very interesting and entertaining stories about what used to go on behind the scenes.

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Social – Down the Pub with Dave Atherton – 22nd March 2015

Bletchingley_Arms_SignDave is hosting this months ‘Down-the-pub-with’ at The Bletchingley Arms on the old A25 between Godstone and Redhill; about 8 – 10 minutes from Junction 6 on the M25, Sat nav:RH1 4PE, From 8:30pm on Tuesday 22nd March.  It should be easy to find for all (watch the local speed cameras) as it is well lit and has a large car park. The food and beers look good. It used to be called the Plough for all those who can remember that far back! Hope you can make it. 

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Social – Pub Skittles in Long Ditton. Tues 23rd Feb

WSkittlesThe creme of SCMC’s bowling competitors lined up for the annual tournament at 8:30 on Tuesday night.  Battle commenced, and suffice to say that the outcome was far from certain. Pics and full results will be in the next Spotlight magazine, at the end of March.

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2015 Awards Dinner 30th Jan 2016

News from the Team Tempest, Sutton and Cheam Motor Club Awards Dinner on the 30th January 2016.


Keith Mainland accepting Driver of the Year on behalf of Angelica Fuentes


Angelica Fuentes – Rallye Monte Carlo

Congratulations are due to to Angelica Fuentes who won the Sutton & Cheam Motor Club Competitor of the Year 2015, for her dedication to the Chihuahua Express rally in Mexico. It’s an amazing event, an on road, 3-day event where Angelica co-drives for Doug Mocket in his ‘Nascar’ Oldsmobile. Angelica’s award was picked up by Keith Mainland on Angelica’s behalf, as she’s currently co-driving an ex-works 1964 Sunbeam Tiger with Jeremy Holden in this year’s Rallye Monte Carlo.


Chris Surman – Rally Team of the Year

The Best Rally Team award went to Chris Surman, who has competed in the last two Tempest Rally’s and this year not only helped with setting it up, but also sponsored the Pavilion ‘Warmstyle Windows’ stage. Unfortunately Chris was held up, preparing to compete at Brands Hatch on Sunday.


Martin Pickles – Sporting Driver of the Year

Martin Pickles received the Sporting Driver of the Year for his achievements in sprinting his 998 Jedi right across the UK, achieving second in a very competitive, well represented class, and four top-ten run-offs.


MK II Motorsport Award – John Peckham

The MKII Motorsport trophy, is awarded to someone that has gone beyond the call of duty in helping make motorsport happen. This year the recipient was John Peckham. John works tirelessly to make sure that all the equipment we need for setting up events is ready and in the right place at the right time, and equally importantly, is there making sure it all gets taken down and stored away again.


Greville Award – Mark Bullen

The Greville Cup, awarded to the person that has done most to support and promote motorsport and the club was awarded this year to Mark Bullen, who not only organised one of the most successful ‘down-the-pub-with’ evenings but also played a vital role in Competitor Liaison at the Tempest, in almost impossibly wet and windy conditions.


Official of the Year – Paul Hopkinson. (also tallest official!)

Official of the Year, Paul Hopkinson has been instrumental in the running of the Tempest, taking on the role of Deputy Clerk of the Course in recent years.

The Social of the Year went to the Interesting Car Night. Owing to a sustained Facebook presence by Dale Huxford, it exceeded all expectations, filling the Guildford Tyres yard plus most of the road outside.

Darren Wicks recieved the ‘Team Tempest’ award, or as he put it ‘the-putting-up-with-Barry-award’ for all his help on this years Tempest Rally.

The usual raffle went somewhat up-market this year, with the top prize being two tickets to a ‘VIP-hospitality’ day at the MGJ Winter Stages at Brands Hatch, donated by rally driver Shawn Rayner.

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