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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!

www.thebarleymowtilford.com

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Social – 26/1/15 Down the Pub with Ian Brooks

Ian Brooks, our Chairman, is starting off the year by hosting a ‘Down-the-Pub-With’ at The Saddlers Arms, Send Marsh Road, Send Marsh, Woking Surrey GU23 6JQ.  The start of the year is the perfect time to find out what we have planned for the year, so come along and find out more… see you there.

Web site http://www.thesaddlersarms.co.uk/

 

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Annual Awards Dinner – 30th January 2016

SCMC2015DinnerBeing held once again at Puttenham Golf Club (‘Find Us’), the annual Sutton and Cheam Awards evening is from 7:30pm on the 30th January ’16. Featuring the usual mixture of three course dinner, drinks, good company, the celebration of successes during the year as well as the opportunity to join in with ritual humilation for the ‘Bazza’ winners. The tickets are subsidised by SCMC, at £25 per person. Please email ‘wnorman.phillips at ntlworld.com’ for tickets.

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The Last Tempest Rally

It is with considerable regret that Sutton & Cheam Motor Club announces that the 2015 JLT Tempest Stages will be the last. This is a decision has not been taken lightly, reflecting that the event has been running for more than 50 years.

Read more over on the Tempest Rally web site, or see reaction on our Facebook page

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