Colin Wright RIP

From Robert Newlove:

I have been advised that Colin Wright has passed away in The Cottingham Nursing home aged 84. I’m afraid that only our older members will know him, he was a past club  magazine editor and a member of the famous  “Green Men” marshalling team, together with Les Coulson and  Bob Simpson, sadly no longer with us. This leaves Graham Hudson as the only remaining Green Man, although Mike Kitchen is still under apprenticeship.

I will advise funeral arrangements when I get them


Motorsport UK Club Webinar – Volunteering – 18th May 2022

From Claire Kirkpatrick (Head of Club & Community Development at Motorsport UK):

On Wednesday 18th May at 19:00, Motorsport UK will be hosting a webinar to provide guidance on how best to support and recruit new volunteers.

In the 2021 club consultation, clubs told Motorsport UK the biggest challenge they face is recruiting volunteers, find out about resources being developed to support clubs. As well as top tips and discussions about the recruitment and retention of volunteers along with ideas for celebrating National Volunteers Week. You can register to attend the webinar here:

If your club has any volunteer top tips or good practice stories, please get in touch by emailing

2022 Rex Pet Hotel Flying Fortress Stages – Sunday 12th June 2022

From John Newlove:

Sorry , yet another request for marshals


From: Jon Leckenby <>
Sent: 05 May 2022 21:21
To: Jon Leckenby <>
Subject: Marshals Please! – 2022 Rex Pet Hotel Flying Fortress Stages – Sunday 12th June

The 2022 Rex Pet Hotel Flying Fortress Stages is running on Sunday 12th June 2022.

Once again, the event is based at its unique venue, the former WW2 American 8th Air Force Base at Grafton Underwood (near Kettering in Northamptonshire) on the private estate of Boughton House.

This estate has very limited public access, spectators will not be permitted, and we are using some newly-discovered bits of the old airfield to keep the crews on their toes!

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Next club meeting (5th May) and John Overend Memorial Stages Rally (19th June)

From Robert Newlove:

Just a reminder, that the next Monthly Meeting at the Ferguson Fawsitt is next Thursday 5th May, hopefully we can get some of us there a bit earlier about 8.0pm, we meet in the room behind the bar, it used to be called the snug.


On another note we need help with the setting up of Melbourne Airfield, the John Overend is on Sunday 19th June, so we need help on Friday and Saturday, 17th and 18th June. Please can you contact Robert Newlove ( 07764 140205) or John Dixon (01964 562001

Kielder Forest Rally – 18 June 2022

From John Newlove:

Please see request from Tony, replies direct to him please

From: The Best Looking Stage Commander <>
Sent: 17 April 2022 10:57
Subject: Kielder Forest Rally

Kielder Forest Rally, Saturday 18th June.

I’ve been asked to run the Bewshaugh stage on this years Kielder Forest Rally on Saturday 18th June.

I need help in lots of ways, but especially with timing, in stage-marshals and radio marshals.

The stage is just over 8 miles long with 18+ locations to cover. The entrance is just North of Kielder village and will be run twice as stages 2 + 5 with first car times of 10:25 and 15:12. Signing on will be sometime around 07:30 – 08:00 and we’re expecting the sweeper car around 17:00. We’ll supply you with the usual crisps, chocolate and water plus whatever the event organisers come up with.

If you can help please get in touch via phone call or text message on 07792375371 or email me on and let me know what role you fancy and roughly how many of you there will be. The event is also using a tracking system similar to rallitrak so if anybody would to have a go on a radio that hasn’t done so before let me know, full instructions will be given.

Any questions please ask.

Tony Jones