Congratulations to Dave and John for their Championship wins! – Also don’t forget to book your seat for the Christmas Bash!

Saturday 22nd December is the date to pencil in your diary, for the only party worth attending this festive season.

Commencing with drinks in the bar from 6.30pm, a lavish 4 Course Festive Menu
has been arranged, with sit down at 7.30pm in the Summerhill Restaurant.  The evening doesn’t end their though – there will be entertainment from The Tony Martin Experience, with Bar open until 1am.


The cost for the evening, including entertainment and party favours is just £25 per person, and should you wish to stay overnight and enjoy a relaxing Full English Breakfast the next morning (served until 10.30am), the cost is just £25 per person based on 2 sharing a double or twin room.

How to Book

Simply call the hotel on 01983 400 500 to reserve your place, or alternatively text Steve your name and number of people attending on 07717 844767.  Payment can be made by Friday 14th December.

DAVE DUTCH comes out on top

To become the 2012 Isle of Wight car club (SS) Champion

 Rounds 11 and 12 (SS) on the 10& 11-11-2012 

The final two rounds of the I O W Car Club Sealed Surface championship were held at BAE on Saturday and IW College on the Sunday. It turned out to be a titanic battle over the weekend to decide all class titles and the overall sealed surface title. It was to be an on going battle between Dave Dutch,  Dave Goodwin, Toby Allen, Chris & Adam Greenen, Dave Bizzill and John Dutch for the fastest times, but from the start Dave Dutch in his DutchSpeed Modified Mini Pickup set the pace all weekend with increasingly quicker times to the point where he was 1.03 seconds ahead of the next driver Chris Greenen.

This was a massive amount as positions are normally decided by tenths of a second.

It looked like Dave was on a mission to let the others drivers know that the title was his and if they wanted it they would have to catch him first….Congratulations to Dave on a faultless drive all season.


The Final overall Championship Positions were as follows


1st Dave Dutch on 249 points

2nd Dave Goodwin on 240 points

3rd Toby Allen on 239 points

4th Chris Greenen on 231 points

5th Dave Bizzill on 229 points

6th John Dutch on 216 points

The Final overall Class Positions

Class 1

1st Wayne Hole on 50 points

2nd Jemma Western on 49 points

3rd Jess Greenen on 48 points

Class 2

1st Daryl Turner on 245 points

2nd Dean Long on 200 points

3rd Steve Adams on 94 points

3rd Dave Leppard on 94 points

Class 3

1st Dave Dutch on 250 points

2nd Dave Goodwin on 244 points

3rd Adam Greenen on 238 points

4th Chris Greenen on 193 points

5th Kevin Richardson on 138 points

Class 4

1stToby Allen on 249 points

2nd Dave Bizzill on 244 points

3rd Matt Griffin on 241 points

4th Wayne Hole on 213 points

5th Steve Stotesbury on 206 points

Class 5

1st John Dutch on 245 points

2nd Andy Williams on 244 points

3rd Darren Taylor on 242 points

4th Terry Steele on 231 points

5th Callum Steele on 222 points

Ladies Class

1st Vicky Cox on 153 points

2nd Linda Burt on 143 points

3rd Jemma Western on 110 points

4th  Marion Saunders on 39 points

More details can be found on 


Pictures by Allan Marsh


Write up by John Dutch


Conclusion to the 2012 Unsealed Surface Calendar!

John Dutch becomes the 2012 Isle of Wight car club

unsealed surface Champion 

At the final round of the USS Championship held at Knighton sand pit on the  28/10/2012  John Dutch faced a strong challenge as it was close on points between him and Neil Glasbey, Darren Taylor and Steve Brett who also had one hand on the trophy but needed John to come lower than 5th place or have his car break down in this last round, but even though John was having a bad day he managed to get 4th place overall on the day which put him one point ahead of Neil Glasbey to win the title..

Although John in his DutchSpeed prepared mini only managed a fourth place in this final round he had collected enough points to Win Class 5 and also the overall (unsealed surface) championship title in his first full season competing in the IOW Car Club..

The Final overall USS Championship Positions were as follows


1st John Dutch on 242 points

2nd Neil Glasbey on 241 points

3rd Darren Taylor on 239 points

4th Steve Brett on232 points

5th Toby Allen on 218 points

The Final overall USS Class Positions

Class 1

1st Wayne Hole on 250 points

2nd Jemma Western on 244 points

3rd Neil Hole on 49 points

Class 2

1st Dean Long on 150 points

Class 3

1st Steve Brett on 250 points

2nd Marion Saunders on 243

3rd Kevin Richardson on 194

4th Brad Cullen on 96 points

5th Mike Townsend on 47 points

Class 4

1st Neil Glasbey on 247 points

2nd Toby Allen on 239 points

3rd Matt Price on 227 points

4th Vicky Cox on 217 points

5th Linda Burt on213 points

Class 5

1st John Dutch on 247 points

2nd Darren Taylor on 246 points

3rd Andy Williams on 239

4th Terry Steele on 237

5th Andy Lee on 175 points

Ladies Class

1st Vicky Cox on 185 points

2nd Marion Saunders on 165 points

3rd Linda Burt on 164 points

4th Jemma Western on 130 points

More details can be found on 


Pictures by Allan Marsh


Write up by John Dutch







A reminder of all the forth coming events we have on!

Healey weekend this Saturday and Sunday at BAE & IW college.

Please if you can use the advance sign on through the website this is always a busy couple of events and the more done in advance the smoother things will run on the day.

We will be signing day members on at these events however they will be on a 1st comes 1st served basis based on how many other drivers we already have signed on. Of course we will do all we can to let anyone who turns up to participate.

Please can you ensure if you’re driving you follow the directions of the parking stewards and are there signed on and ready for 9:30.

Christmas Dinner and Disco

Saturday 22nd Melville hall hotel Sandown hosts the annual Meal and Disco, £25 per head for a 4 course meal plus disco.

This is always an excellent evening, I attach the menu to this mail, booking is required directly to Steve at the hotel on 400500. Alternatively you can book and Pay at the Healey weekend!

New Venues

It’s that time of the year where your committee start to plan next seasons calendar, we already have a few idea’s of our own however if you have any suggestions please let us know – we can never have enough venues. What we do ask is that you let us approach the land owners so we can go equipped with the various papers and reassurance that our events present very little risk to their property!

Sprint Royale 7th October 2012

A bit of a late write up, however as usual the IOWCC members acquitted themselves superbly on the Sprint Royale event organised by FDMC

The early part of the day was shrouded in mist, but this did not deter the competitors from setting some solid times.



After the mist had burnt off, the times started to fall and by the close of play Will and Derek Thomas in their Porsche 911 had shown dominance and topped the leader board.

Derek drove brilliantly to finish in 5th overall and 3rd in class (11) comfortable ahead of the chasing pack.

Toby Allen proved his mettle as normal and driving his Mazda Mx5 supercharged posted some excellent times, sadly not improving his personal best at this venue, but taking away some more useful experience and 13th overall and 2nd in class (5).

Just behind him in 14th was Matt ‘Fiddler’ Griffin in his Honda Civic VT who came home a creditable 4th in his class (10), despite an altercation with the barriers (see video below) which fortunately left car and driver relatively unscathed.

Darren Taylor, Peugeot 306 GTi6, also in Fiddler’s class drove well to 18th overall and 5th in class (10) ahead of Matt ‘Basra’ Price who finished 21st overall and 6th in class (10) making it a real duel between Fiddler, Darren and he as they jostled for class position.






However, the man of the moment was Will Thomas who just dominated the event in the Porsche and came home with top honours overall and in class with fastest time of the day.

A truly magnificent performance.

Will said,

‘Dad and I had a day competing at Prescott yesterday (Saturday 6th October) and I was rubbish! I’m not sure you can do much more with this course, by the end of the day i was holding a higher gear between some of the bends and that seemed to improve the time’

Well done to the competitors representing the IOWCC, all of who finished well inside the top half of the final results and netting some silverware to bring home along the way.

Results here