Round 3 Westridge Report

We Had a Blazing Hot Autotest at Westridge – You Should Join Us Next Time!

Results are in, and wow, what a scorcher! The Isle of Wight Car Club autotest at Westridge car park was a scorcher (in a good way!), with glorious sunshine setting the scene for an epic day of precision driving and fierce competition.

A Challenging Course for All

Huge props to James Robbins, our Clerk of the Course, for building a course that truly tested our skills. It was tight and demanding, but it also offered a good variety to keep us all on our toes, even with a few “Wrong Tests” (WTs) thrown in for some extra excitement! The positive feedback from everyone is a testament to James’s talent in creating a course that was both challenging and fun.

Welcome New Faces!

We at the Isle of Wight Car Club were especially thrilled to welcome several new members and first-timers to this event.It’s fantastic to see the club attracting fresh faces and getting more people hooked on autotesting!

Inclusive Spirit Reigns Supreme!

This event perfectly captured the essence of the Isle of Wight Car Club – inclusivity! Experienced members were there for everyone, lending a helping hand with advice, guidance, and even passenger navigation to keep everyone on track. This supportive atmosphere ensures that anyone, regardless of experience, can participate, learn, improve, and most importantly, have a blast!

Family Fun for Everyone

The IOWCC truly proved to be a family affair! Partners, parents, and kids were all part of the excitement, with some youngsters even getting their first taste of marshalling and learning the ropes of the sport. This is a fantastic way to introduce the next generation to the world of autotesting and create lasting memories.

A Big Thank You to Our Amazing Team!

Speaking of marshals, a huge thank you goes out to everyone who helps run these events, especially our marshals. Their dedication and hard work are the backbone of any successful autotest, and the smooth running of the day wouldn’t be possible without their tireless efforts.

Class Champions Take the Podium!

Now, let’s get to the exciting part – the winners! Congratulations to all the class champions:

  • Class 1: Steven Phillips (Ford KA)
  • Class 2: Wayne Hole (Mazda MX5)
  • Class 3: Dave Goodwin (Austin Mini)
  • Class 4: Dean Long (Mazda MX5)
  • Class 5: Martin Goddard (Special)

Youth and Experience Shine

A special shoutout to Brogan McCullough (Seat Arosa) for claiming the “Best Junior” title, proving the future of autotesting is bright! Cathy True (Suzuki Ignis Sport) also impressed everyone with the fastest time in the “Fastest Lady” category.

Overall Podium Triumphs!

The battle for the overall win was nothing short of exhilarating! Ultimately, the top three spots were secured by:

  • 1st Place: Wayne Hole (Mazda MX5)
  • 2nd Place: Dave Goodwin (Austin Mini)
  • 3rd Place: Dean Long (Mazda MX5)

Congratulations to all the winners and participants who put on a fantastic show!

Want to See More? Join Us Next Time!

For a complete breakdown of the results, head over to the official Isle of Wight Car Club website:

The excitement doesn’t stop here! The Isle of Wight Car Club is already gearing up for their next autotest event happening on Saturday, June 30th at Palmers Farm in Wootton. Keep an eye on our social media channels for further information. We’d love to see you there and welcome you to the fun and supportive world of autotesting!

Round 2 Knighton sandpit report

Round 2 Knighton sandpit

Round 2 was the first unsealed event of the year and what a day we had. With 24 drivers in attendance, Knighton is a very popular venue as it’s alway fun to watch and take part – whatever the weather.

Robbie cooper took the reins as Clerk of the course, this role includes many duties that include designing and setting the course. Knighton one of the favourites within the club thanks to the different surfaces and terrainan also puts drivers skills to the test.

Class winners –

Class 1 – With 9 competitors in this class and a range to cars this is a very popular and accessible class -Dave Leppard took class honours in his Seat Arosa which he was sharing with brogan mccullough.

Class 2 – Jacques Ridett with improving times throughout the day and with a final time of 95.82 took 1st in class 2 in this Toyota Corolla which he shared with his dad.

Class 3 – Darren Phillips and Rob Highmore were sharing their Ford KA and were in competition with father and son Gary Staff and Steve Staff in their Micra.
Darren not only took the class 3 win 0.3 seconds ahead of Rob Highmore and finished 3rd place overall.

Class 4 – Wayne Hole dominated the competition this weekend, achieving a double victory! With a 86.95, not only did Wayne win the overall event but he also secured the coveted 1st place position in his class behind the wheel of his trusty Ford Focus.

Also in class 4 Shane parry came 2rd overall in his Ford puma with a time of 87.8.

Fastest lady of the day – Louise wren with a time of 91.48 in her trusty Ford puma.

Fastest junior – Alfie forment
Alfie Forment in is Ford fiesta took fastest junior With a 104.29. He also shares this car with his dad and they have been competing together since last year.

Class 5 – Martin Goddard
Martin Goddard got off to a rocky start with his special but throughout the day he found the grip he needed to take 1st in class with a time of 96.74.

Well done to everyone who took part and we would like you to thank everyone who helped on Sunday with setting up and packing away.

As always thank you to pro-tek for sponsoring the podium and to our new sponsor’s.

2024 sponsorships

here is this years sponsors which we have a very wide range of sponsors from a clothing brand to auto cleaning and many more check out there Facebook pages and websites. To take full advantage of your memberships please present your digital membership to receive your discount.


Round 1 report

The first round of the IOWCC sealed surface Autotest calendar was held at BAE car park in Cowes.

This popular venue and is great for spectators even though it was very cold.

Robbie cooper took the reins as Clerk of the course, this role includes many duties, including designing and setting the course. The course robbie design of the course was set out to challenge our drivers with 360s a chicane and much more.

Class 1 is for unmodified cars under 1400cc – Jamie duff in the Citroen c2 started the day off with a time of 75.15 and by the end of the day came 1st in this class with an impressive 69.91.

Class 2 is for unmodified cars over 1400cc –  Wayne Hole in his Mazda mx5 took 1st place in his class and 3rd place over all.

Class 3 is for modified cars under 1400cc –Steve staff in his Nissan mirca took first place in class with a 66.4.

Class 4 is for modified cars over 1400cc-John cooper in his Audi tts came first in his class with a time of 64.51,he also came 2rd overall. We look forward to seeing him at the sprint in this impressive car.

Fastest youth of the day was Kara duff one of our new members for 2024. In the Citroen c2 with her best time being 75.08.
Club members can drive as young as 14 years old

Class 5 is for heavily modified cars, limited production cars and specials such as Martin Goddard’s single seater special. Ryan munt in his locost took 1st in this class and 1st overall. With an impressive 61.63.

Fastest lady of the day was Courtney Mullen in the Ford puma with an amazing time of 68.95.

Well done to everyone who won.
We would like you to thank everyone who helped on Sunday with setting up and packing away.

As always thank you to pro-tek for sponsoring the podium and to our new sponsor’s which the will be another write-up on and what benefits are open to the club members

AGM 2024 – Members’ Agenda Items

Thank you to all the members who have submitted items to be discussed at the 2024 AGM. There was one overwhelming theme – the Youth Championship! Concerns have been raised about how once a member passes their test they are able to drive a car which is prohibited for unlicenced drivers.

It’s important to have a starting point for any discussion, so I would propose the following be defined in the 2024 IOWCC Autotest Championship Regulations:

Youth Championship Eligibility: All entrants must hold a Junior membership of the Isle Of Wight Car Club and compete in a vehicle eligible under GR M.17

Junior memberships are available to anybody who is under 18 at the start of the membership year. For those of you who haven’t memorised the Blue Book, General Regulation M.17 reads:

Entries may be accepted from Drivers who are aged 14 years and over who do not have a valid, full RTA Licence, subject to:
(a) The vehicle must by definition be a ‘’Touring Car’’;
(b) The vehicle engine capacity must not exceed 2000cc including forced induction;
(c) A passenger must be carried who holds a valid, full RTA licence and be experienced in Autotests or AutoSOLOs.

This means the Youth Championship remains open to newly licenced drivers who may not have had the luxury of competing with us since they were 14, but they will have to compete on a level footing in terms of their car.

It’s great that the Youth Championship has been so popular and we hope it continues to be!

One other suggestion received was to mix up the event format a little, perhaps with multiple tests or using cumulative times. While this is difficult to do within the championship, perhaps we could make use of Motorsport UK’s new “Evening Autotest” permit which offers a reduced fee (and therefore reduced entry fees!) to hold some non-championship events during the summer months. Ideas welcome!

See you all at the AGM,

IOWCC Secretary

Have your say at the AGM

What is an AGM? An AGM is the process by which the club reviews their year and elects a committee for the following year.

It also gives all IOWCC members a fair and democratic opportunity to affect the way that the club is run.


If you have a question for the committee or a suggestion to change club structure or rules you must submit them to the club before the AGM in the form of an agenda item via email.
All agenda items will then be posted on the club website.
This way members will have time to think about all the agenda items in advance and this may assist members if a vote is required at the AGM.

– Agenda items acceptance will close on midnight Sunday the 10th of March
– All Agenda items will be posted on the IOWCC website Wednesday the 13th of march.

Send your Agenda items complete with your name to

Make your opinion count

The 2024 IOWCC AGM
will be held at the Ambassador club on the 16th of march.
we look forward to seeing you all there to celebrate the winners and what we have achieved as a club

AGM times
Arrive 17.30 for eating at 18.00 (if pre booked).
AGM 19.15
Awards 20.30

2024 AGM & Awards Night

Hello everyoneDon’t miss out on the biggest night of the year.The 2024 IOWCC AGM will be held at the Ambassador club on the 16th of march. we look forward to seeing you all there to celebrate the winners and what we have achieved as a club

The format has changed slightly for this year.

If you wish to have food before the meeting arrive by 5:30 and could you please email Before the 7th of march to ensure they have the correct amount of food for all of us. We look forward to seeing you all there. If you are unsure on anything please contact the club.