Round 11 This Sunday 12th October!

Evening Sports Fans!

Just a reminder we’re back at the notorious Knighton Sandpit for the final round of the USS 2014 Championship this coming Sunday!
Please if possible sign on in advance through the clubs website and assure you arrive in good time to be signed on and unloaded prior to the 9:30 safety briefing and walk round!

Round 10 this Sunday!

Good Evening Members!

Just a quick reminder we’re at Little Pallence Farm in Northwood This coming Sunday the 28th! For those of you not sure where that is please see the photo below!

Please if possible use the sign on function on the website.

Also, you may have noticed the “members profile” section on the website is somewhat out of date, if anyone would like their profiles updated, or added please send your profile in for it to be added to the website!

Hope to see you at the weekend!

 

 

£1500 Raised for Kissy Puppy Fund!

Good Evening All!

Firstly thanks to everyone who supported the motorsport festival with your help we were able to raise £1500 toward the kissy puppy fund!

Atherfield this coming Sunday 14th for round 9 shortly followed by Round 10 2 weeks later on the 28th! Please where possible utilise the online sign on function through the clubs website!

Please also note due to restrictions imposed on us by Sandown Parish Council Round 12 at Fort Street previously set for October the 26th is being moved back to Sunday 30th of November.

 

Hope to see you at the weekend!

Toby

Club Sec

Good Evening Members,

 

A reminder that the Motorsport Festival is this weekend! Kicking off at 10am on the Saturday.

 

Aside from the various displays and activities listed below there will be the opportunity to drive both days.

 

The Key thing to note is on Saturday only road tyres will be allowed on the course, this is to hopefully keep the track as smooth as possible and to encourage people to take their own cars around. If you think you know anyone who might want a go try and get them down to the showground on Saturday! Non members will be charged £15 for 6 runs! Members £10.
There will be the opportunity to experience as a passenger either a 240bhp MK1 escort Rally car or 300bhp Subaru Impreza Rally car. Spaces are limited and will be on a first come first served basis arms and legs must be covered and passengers must be a minimum of 14 years old. £15 for 3 Laps of the course.

On the Sunday Round 8 will ensue usual proceedings with usual tyre/car regulations, sign on from 9am briefing 9:30.

 

Please do spread the word!

 

Regards

IOWCC

Motorsport Festival Full Speed Ahead! – 30th – 31st August

 

Building on 2 very successful previous years the Isle of Wight Car Club are hosting another weekend long event packed with lots of things to do and see!

If you are a petrol head, part of a club or just a interest in cars and Motorsports then please keep the weekend free! If you have something you’d like to display, or are part of a club on the island who would like to participate then please let us know!

Entry to the event is free although we will be collecting for the Kissy Puppy island based charity.

The Itinerary for the weekend will be as follows – please keep checking back as we will be adding things all the time!

Saturday
– Gates open 10am

– Taster auto-test course open to anyone with a full driving licence in a road going car with normal road tyres. Helmets are required and we will have ones available to borrow.

– Passenger laps on a separate course in either a MK1 escort Historic Rally car and 300bhp Group N Impreza.

– Various Static displays from multiple local island car clubs

– Island trials bike club displays

– Car and Bike Auto Jumble

-Live music all day in the beer tent

– Drive in outdoor cinema

-Burger Van

– Pole Climbing

– Off road Go-kart displays

– Samba band

Camping Saturday night

Sunday

The IOWCC will be holding a championship round which everyone is more than welcome to watch and or participate in!

If you have anything you would like to do to contribute to this event please get in touch!!

 

Atherfeild Event Report

Drivers were greeted to near perfect conditions on Sunday 22nd of June for the fifth round of the Isle of Wight Car Club Championship, and the second unsealed surface event, held at Atherfield Farm. The Farm played host to an open, varied and technical layout which included several hairpins.

 

K Richardson in his C1 Skoda

The early runs were plagued by ‘wrong tests’, with many of the drivers knocking over cones or not taking the correct route on their first attempt. Steve Brett looked to be in the groove immediately, setting a 67 second time in his Mini, which put him on top of the time sheets after the first run. On his second run, Brett improved once more, setting a time of 64.46 seconds. However, it was not long before the four-wheel drive contenders inevitably took control on the off-road layout, with James Robbins achieving a 62.87 in his Subaru.

However, on his third run, Steve Brett was on the ragged edge, pushing to get every last tenth out of his little blue Mini. However, it was soon evident that he was pushing slightly too hard, as he tipped his car going through one of the hairpins, coming to a halt upside down. Marshals and fellow drivers ran over to help, and soon righted the car. Steve was unharmed, and assisted in pushing his Mini back to the paddock.

James Robbins improved once again on his third run, setting a time of 61.86 seconds. Toby Allen also looked promising in his Subaru, setting a time which could have taken the lead. Unfortunately, he over pushed, and missed the ‘stop box’ area at the finish line, meaning that he would be penalised and lose the time. On the fourth run, Toby set a time of 60.58, and this time it would go without penalty. Matthew Price, who was sharing the Car with Toby, set a time of 61.33, which would then be beaten by just one hundredth of a second, courtesy of James Robbins.

Matthew improved once more on his fifth run, setting a time of 60.50, which put him to the top of the timing sheets. Toby had set yet another quick time, but caught another penalty as he sent a cone flying during the run. However, it would all come together on the sixth run, with a time of 60.47, which was just enough to secure victory overall and in Class Four. Matthew Price remained second, while Ryan Munt moved up to third on his last run, at the expense of James Robbins, with whom he was sharing the Group N Impreza. Dan Morgan was fifth in his VW Golf, while Steve Brett, who made it back out onto the course and proceeded to drive even quicker, took sixth overall in the Mini, as well as Class Three honours.

The ever-sideways Dean Long took Class Two honours in his Mazda MX5, while Steve Glass took the Class One win in his Fiat Siecento.

The sixth round of the championship will be held on the 13th of July at BAE, while preparations are well underway for the IOWCC Motorsport Festival, which will be held on the 30th and 31st of August at the County Show Ground in aid of Kissypuppy.

 

Round 5 this weekend and Preparations for Motorsport Festival Well Underway!

Atherfield this Sunday

Just to remind you were at Atherfield for round 5 this Sunday, please if
possible sign on online with PayPal from the clubs website.
As usual 9-9:30 sign on, drivers briefing 9:30 and first car away at 10am,
please ensure you arrive in good time to sign on and be ready for the
briefing.


Motorsport Festival

Please also note we are starting to ramp up the preparations for the
annual Motorsport festival at Northwood Showground.
Held over Saturday and Sunday the 30th and 31st of August were hoping this
will be a great weekend for the club and fellow motor enthusiast, below is
a rundown of how the weekend looks so far.
Building on 2 very successful previous years the Isle of Wight Car Club
are hosting another weekend long event packed with lots of things to do
and see!

If you are a petrol head, part of a club or just a interest in cars and
Motorsports then please keep the weekend free! If you have something you'd
like to display, or are part of a club on the island who would like to
participate then please let us know!

Entry to the event is free although we will be collecting for the Kissy
Puppy island based charity.

The Itinerary for the weekend will be as follows - please keep checking
back as we will be adding things all the time!

Saturday
- Gates open 10am.
- Taster auto-test course open to anyone with a full driving licence in a
road going car with normal road tyres. Helmets are required and we will
have ones available to borrow.
- Passenger laps on a separate course in either a MK1 escort Historic
Rally car and 300bhp Group N Impreza.
- Various Static displays from multiple local island car clubs
- Island trials bike club displays
- Car and Bike Auto Jumble
- In the afternoon going into the evening Live Music will be on and there
will be a beer tent open until late.
- Camping Saturday night

- Sunday

The IOWCC will be holding a championship round which everyone is more than
welcome to watch and or participate in!

If you have any ideas or suggestions of something to add to the event
please let us know! The more on show the better.

Round 4 Event Report

Round four of the IOWCC Auto-Test championship saw us at St George’s football club and as has been the way when we have been on tarmac, the heavens opened and open they did. With drivers not only wringing out performance from there chosen vehicle they where wringing out their overalls and the first runs of the day saw the iconic Mini of Dave Goodwin being chased hard by the shear power of Russell Hectors Impreza.

However with the track now being bathed by sunshine and drying fast the rest of the field came chasing hard and Dan Morgan started to assert his dominance on run two, however bragging rights where withheld from this run as both Dan and Kevin Richardson both managing to set identical times to the hundredth of a second!

By the third runs Dan was home and dry and managed to set a time some two second ahead of his closest rival. But the rest of the field where trading tenths of a second with second and third places constantly changing hands with some seven people vying for the podium.

Run four the drivers were starting to attack hard with the whole field of 23 drivers being covered by 8.2 seconds which included Dan’s lead of 1.3 seconds. Which meant that it was anyone’s guess as to who would be accompanying Dan on the podium?

Run Five saw all the drivers trying to find some big gains which meant that risks where being taken and some ten drivers either accrued penalties or failed the test and even the leader managed not to finish, was the pressure of an eroding lead getting to Dan??

Of course not, normal service was resumed on run six with Dan Morgan being the only driver to break into the sub 40 second bracket setting a time of 39:73 and taking the overall win. So the only question to answer now is who will be the best of the rest? With the Mini drivers looking set to mop up along comes Toby Allen, whom most of the day had been arguing with the foot of the table, to steal second place by posting a time some five seconds faster than his previous time. Third place went to Kevin Richardson.

The next event is Sunday 22nd at Atherfield Farm (PO38 2LG) from 10 am, For more info see IOWCC.CO.UK

 

August 30th and 31st IOWCC Motorsport Festival!

Building on 2 very successful previous years the Isle of Wight Car Club are hosting another weekend long event packed with lots of things to do and see!

If you are a petrol head, part of a club or just a interest in cars and Motorsports then please keep the weekend free! If you have something you’d like to display, or are part of a club on the island who would like to participate then please let us know!

Entry to the event is free although we will be collecting for the Kissy Puppy island based charity.

The Itinerary for the weekend will be as follows – please keep checking back as we will be adding things all the time!

Saturday
– Gates open 10am.

– Taster auto-test course open to anyone with a full driving licence in a road going car with normal road tyres. Helmets are required and we will have ones available to borrow.

– Passenger laps on a separate course in either a MK1 escort Historic Rally car and 300bhp Group N Impreza.

– Various Static displays from multiple local island car clubs

– Island trials bike club displays

– Car and Bike Auto Jumble

In the afternoon going into the evening Live Music will be on and there will be a beer tent open until late.

Camping Saturday night

Sunday

The IOWCC will be holding a championship round which everyone is more than welcome to watch and or participate in!

If you have anything you would like to do to contribute to this event please get in touch!!

IOWCC Round Three – Knighton Sandpit

After two rounds of competition on tarmac for the Isle of Wight Car Club, it was time to head off road at the Knighton Sandpit for the first unsealed surface event of the year. In a stark contrast to the first two rounds, the weather was sunny and hot, with only the slightest breeze troubling the drivers. 

The course itself was an interesting mix of flowing sections, sand and tight corners.

In the early runs, it seemed that the drivers were driving with a hint of caution, clearing the track and re-adjusting to the world of off-road driving after the tarmac rounds beforehand. The Subaru Imprezas seemed to have the early edge, with the likes of Toby Allen and James Robbins setting the pace during the initial attempts.

The track got quicker as the day went on despite ruts developing at the back of the course. This made the back section of the course a problem for the drivers, since it was much easier to lose time instead of gain time.

Toby Allen was consistently fast throughout the day, and when the time sheets were printed at the end of the day, it was him on top overall, as well as class four, in the Subaru Impreza. He did not go unchallenged however, with the top five drivers all within two and a half seconds of him. This included Ryan Munt, Dan Morgan (The only person to drive anything other than a Subaru in the top six) and James Robbins, who made up the rest of the top four. Dean Long was on top in Class Two, using his flamboyant style to full effect in his Mazda MX5.

Class Three honours went to Mini driver Steve Brett, while Steve Glass triumphed in Class One.

Next up in the IOWCC heads to Newport Football Club on the 7th of June. For more details head over to iowcc.co.uk

Many thanks to Adam Weller for the write up and Allan Marsh for the Photography.