Charity Event 12th August Northwood Show ground


On Sunday the 12th of August the IOWCC has hired out the County Show ground in Northwood. We will be running a charity Auto Test along with a few other bits and pieces to hopefully make what will be a very enjoyable day out.

For what we hope to be a great day, we need a great cause and what better than the Kissy Puppy fund for the Island girl Sophie Rolf. If you are not aware of Kissy Puppy please visit the website to see what its all about and help IOWCC to raise as much money as we can on the 12th to support Sophie on her Journey.

The day is going to run very similar to any other event, however there will be a few adjustments to make the day more relaxed and encourage new drivers to have ago!

  • No championship points are available at this event
  • First car will be away 10am and we shall run up to 5pm
  • All Proceeds will be going to the Kissy Puppy Cause
  • Event fee’s will be the same as any other, but to encourage non members who haven’t competed at our events before anyone who fancies a go is able to sign up to 6 runs for £15 on the day, and starting at any point in the day – obviously the earlier you arrive the more runs you’re likely to receive.
  • To allow people to start at any point in the day, we will not require everyone to complete their runs at the same pace.
  • As per the last 2 events marshalling will be picked out of the hat, however instead of swapping after the first run, marshalls will be required at their post for 1 hour before being swapped out by the next group.

We are encouraging you to invite your friends and family to come and have a go and see what IOWCC is all about! Crash helmets will be required so if you have a spare you don’t mind lending out please bring it with you.

The course is going to be a relatively simple one, and with 13 acres available to us there shouldn’t be much to hit either!

Of course weather permitting it is expected that the field will be of acceptable standard to allow road cars round without causing any drama!

Additionally if you are able to bring someone who is happy to marshall for 2 or 3 hours we will give them a free lunch out of the burger for their efforts!

In addition to the Auto Solo we are hoping to have some rather nice Machinery on show for you all to have a nosey round, Toilets are available and of course the burger van selling food and drink all day.

For those not interested in competing in the Auto Test there is going to be a “Show and shine” meet for all the island drivers who nurture their pride and joy to drag them out of the garage and show them of to the rest of us! At around 2pm There will be a IOWCC Concourse d’elegance trophy up for grabs for the best dressed car. We will be asking for a £2 donation for the Kissy puppy cause.

If its a nice day this could be a very popular event, please remember why we are all there and drive respectfully!

Track day coming up

There is a trackday at Brands Hatch on Saturday the 1st of December, It is still early days however initial indications suggest there will be a healthy number of drivers going up to wrestle their cars round the Indy Circuit.

Vitals for the day are:

Open pit lane

105bd Noise limit

£139 plus £25 additional drivers and £10 for passengers.

We are going to try and get a group discount so if you are interested please let Toby know on

Committee Meeting 17th July 2012

Isle of Wight Car Club Committee Meeting


Venue:                      Camp Hill Social Club


Time and Date:        17 July 2012, 8pm


Attendees:                AW, PW, MS, JD, DW, MP, BR, SS, PR, GB


Guests:                     None


Apologies:                RW, DM, DG






1.    Acceptance of Minutes


Accepted by all.



2.    Matters Arising


Solar charging system for trailer batteries.  GB authorised to spend up to £250.


Write ups – no volunteers as yet.


Marshal briefing – improvements made.  Two car overlap for marshal changeover.


Class 3 trophy – new band being added.  Currently with engravers who will add D Dutch’s name.


Linda Burt website – PW delivered replies to Linda’s comment about marshalling posted on our website.


Broken cars – two run window adopted and works.













3.    Membership Report


28 at Knighton, 10 in advance and 18 on the day with 1 full and 1 day member.  Total takings £359.


New member was Chris Wilson, proposed AW and seconded PW with all in favour.


4.    Treasurer’s Report


Current account = £6913.41

Business premium account = £2560.50

5.    Venues


MP spoke to GKN – less likely owing to insurance claim from a cricket match incident, however, if can show we have insurance may turn things around.  Insurance details sent to all by PR a few weeks ago.


BAE on 27 July – permit sorted


Show ground for social charity event on 12 August – £125 cost to hire.


Atherfield – permit sorted


PW field at Little Palance Farm is 9 September


Tech is 23 September


Nunwell in Oct is TBC


Regarding show ground, need to chain harrow it afterwards and in worst case, may need to re-seed at cost of £40 max.


Letter needs to go to residents for this event and needs to state that the Royal IoW Agricultural Society has requested the IoWCC write to nearby residents.


There is the potential to use this ground two or three times a year.


Regarding the event itself, it will be for charity for Sophie Rolf who is fighting a tumour.  All monies raised to go to Sophie’s charity, Kissy Puppy, less insurance costs.  Also to have a collection bucket.


To make it an open day with Concours d’Elegance (‘Show and Shine’) and trophy, entry at £2 per car.  SS to get trophy.


To invite Will Nichols, Steve Wells etc to show off their competition cars as well.


Can also allow public to compete if they specifically ask, at usual rate for day members plus day membership.


Marshalling will be as per normal but based upon 1hr stints.  Normal pricing for IWCC members but day sign on fee to the Kissy Puppy charity.


Advert and PR – AW to do this and invite Autoglym to have a stand as part of Show and Shine.  Judging for Show and Shine will be JD assisting Sophie, who will present the trophie.


IWCC banner to go up Sat night.


AW to do sketch on Google of field, markup, scan and email to committee.


MS to consider whether need to contact MSA regarding our insurance for such an event, though felt should be okay.


AW to contact RW regarding risk assessment.


WCs available onsite and SS to clean after event.


MS thanked AW for his work on this event.


























































6.    Any Other Business


DW unable to attend charity event.


Track day on 1ST December at Brands Hatch for £140.

Date of next meeting


Tue 7 August in Back Bar area.


Close of Meeting


Meeting closed at 9.55pm.