Chris Leeming Memorial Autotest – 25th October

From Robert Newlove:

Just in case anybody has not seen this



From: Ray Jude
Sent: 11 October 2020 13:19
Subject: Sunday 25th October for the Chris Leeming memorial Autotest

Hi Everyone,

The following clubs are invited to The Chris Leeming memorial Autotest on Sunday 25th October 2020.

All full members holding a valid club membership card, of the organising club & the following Clubs ;- Ilkley & DMC, Airedale & Pennine MC, Beverley & DMC,  North Humberside MC, Trackrod MC, Huddersfield MC, Ripon MSC, Sheffield & Hallamshire MC, Slaithwaite MC,  Yorkshire Sports CC, Alwoodley MC, Malton MC, . All competitors must be able produce a valid club membership card and motorsport UK clubmans licence if required at the event. Continue reading “Chris Leeming Memorial Autotest – 25th October”

Derek Slater RIP

From Robert Newlove:

Some of you will remember Derek from the Road Rally dys




It is with extreme sadness I have to share the news that Derek Slater, RLO for West Yorkshire, Club Secretary of Wakefield and  District Motorsports Club and long time member of the ANCC Management Group, passed away on Monday. Our thoughts are with Jean and his Family.

Best regards
Chris Woodcock
Association of Northern Car Clubs Ltd

NHMC Club Autotests

From Robert Newlove:

I have been looking into starting the club Autotests again, under the new Covid Regulations.

I was hoping to run an event in October or November, but after looking at the various events that are planned, I am going to try our next scheduled date of 6th December.

Hopefully at Reader’s Yard (although the venue is currently for sale!)

There will be no physical paperwork, hopefully everything will be done electronically, also NO SPECTATORS

I need to know how many entries I can expect, as there is quite a lot involved in running an event, I need to know if it is to be worthwhile.

Also, looking to the future we are going to need to find some new venues.

Please let me know if you are going to be entering.

New meeting place

From Robert Newlove:

Following the news that the Fergie Fawsitt will close permanently on 4 October, I’m pleased to announce that Committee members from Beverley and North Humberside clubs have successfully secured and approved a new Thursday night meeting venue. We needed someone to test the beer, and although this was a somewhat onerous task, Dennis stepped up to the mark, thanks Dennis someone had to do it!

From the 8 October, the Bay Horse, Cherry Burton, HU17 7RF, SE990 421(ish) will welcome members from both clubs. At present there is no allocated room, so you can only enter if there is a free table. Naturally, whichever Covid-19 restrictions are in place at the time will need to be adhered to when visiting the new venue. Currently, masks need to be worn and there is an excellent table service in place, Please respect these measures to ensure the safety of other members and staff. Also pubs close at 10.0pm (that’s actually closed by 10., not last orders).

These are strange times and we will have to see how it goes

NHMC withdraw from organising the NHMC Cadwell Stages 2020

North Humberside Motor Club Ltd has issued the following statement at 20:00 today (24th September 2020):

After considerable soul searching, North Humberside Motor Club Ltd have decided not to continue with the organisation of this year’s NHMC Cadwell Stages Rally which was scheduled for Sunday 22nd November 2020.

We believe that COVID-19 cases are rising. The Prime Minister’s statement on Tuesday leaves us more uncertain as to what the position in late November will be. Whilst expert scientific opinion still differs, it has been suggested that a full UK lockdown may be required; this further increases our uncertainty for the event.

We have already cancelled the NHMC Warcop Stages earlier this year when the lockdown started and we lost a significant amount of money on that event.

A combination of loss of some sponsorship and unavailability of some of our key organisers also has an impact on the organisation of the event.

Most of our organising team are over 60 and several are in high risk groups.

Looking forward to 2021, circumstances permitting, NHMC Ltd plans to run three single venue special stage rallies: the NHMC Warcop Stages on the Warcop Military Training Area in Cumbria on Easter Sunday (4th April), the John Overend Memorial Stages Rally at Melbourne airfield on 30th May, and the NHMC Cadwell Stages Rally at Cadwell Park on 21st November.

COVID-19: update to face mask guidance from Motorsport UK

Email received this evening:

Release: 17/09/2020

Following our previous communications, we are writing to you with further clarification on the use of face masks and coverings at Motorsport UK events.

Since the last update on Monday 14 September, we have engaged with our community including stakeholders from all disciplines. We have also received important feedback from a recent Motorsport UK Webinar which saw over 400 senior officials from across the sport discuss the issue and the ongoing evolution of the sport. From the consultation, a further guidance chart has been produced to clarify the usage of masks and coverings in the specific areas within a motorsport event.

We need to once again reiterate that motorsport needs to be in the best possible position to withstand the ever-changing conditions. However, we can only continue while we playing its part in maintaining the safest possible environment, as we have all been doing so far. We must look after our community and most vulnerable and prevent the transmission of the virus and its impact on our sport.

The revised measures are effective from Thursday 17 September and further details will be found in an updated version of our COVID-19 Q&A, available on the COVID-19 section of our website in due course.

Motorsport UK

COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance – email from Motorsport UK

An email from Motorsport UK on 14th September 2020:


I am writing to you following feedback from our members on the changes to the use of face masks and coverings, available here. During the past few days we have received plenty of feedback, most of which strongly endorses the approach taken, and we have also listened to people’s suggestions for further refinement. Continue reading “COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance – email from Motorsport UK”

Ferguson Fawsitt closing for good from 4th October 2020

From Robert Newlove:

As some of you will have heard, the Ferguson Fawsitt at Walkington is to close for good on the 4th October. There has been a small number attending on a Thursday and the last meeting will be on the 1st October.

We are looking for an alternative venue, preferably to share with Beverley & DMC, but any suggestions are welcome. Please contact a member of the committee .