Round 11

The final unsealed surface event of 2019 was held at Knighton Sand pit.
Despite a low turn out of current members, the club were excited to see 4 new members take the plunge and split the cost of a VW polo so that they could experience a day of grass roots motorsport.
Even though the weather was inclement this did not dampen their enthusiasm, interestingly all but 2 cars were competing in the unmodified classes proving that driving slow cars fast is not only cheap but extremely fun.
Alex Conrad, Ryan Whitehal, George Richards and Ben Ash were super competitive in class 1 and were posting faster times as the day progressed, interestingly all 4 recorded their fastest lap of the day on their last run despite having to use their space saver spare wheel on this run. Not only did Ben Ash post the fastest time of the group, he also finished 3rd overall allowing him to stand on the podium during his first ever event.
Dean long took the honours of the fastest class 2 car in his MX5 despite Barry Richardson removing the front bumper for him.
Marion Brett was the fastest lady of the day in here shared class 3 classic mini
Joe Moore used his all wheel drive Subaru to take the 2nd step of the podium, however, the best news of the day was that after decades of competing at the Isle of Wight Car Club in his classic mini, Steve Brett stood on the top step of the podium.
It was so nice to see Steve finally win an event and posting a time over 1.3 seconds quicker than Joe in his Subaru it was well deserved.
The next event on the Isle of Wight Car Club Calendar is a two day sealed surface event at both BAE and the Isle of Wight College on the 2nd and 3rd of November, please see the club website for more information www.iowcc.co.uk

NEXT EVENT – Turbine Trophy Weekend (Healey Weekend)

2nd and 3rd of November

For longer than anyone can remember, members of the Austin Healey Club have made an annual pilgrimage to the Isle Of Wight.

A weekend of fun and motorsport currently featuring two days of sealed surface autotesting in a bid to win the coveted Turbine Trophy which is awarded to the driver with the fastest combined time for the two events.
This year is comprised of round 12 and round 13 of the Isle Of Wight Car Club Autotest Championship.

This year we are opening this event up to other clubs on the Island and on the mainland, to not only try and capture the Turbine trophy but also to see who is the quickest in their club – Club organisers are more than welcome to supply and present trophy’s for their club members at the awards presentation held at the Bergman’s rest immediately after the close of the Sunday event

You can enter each day individually please see our website for more details

Healey Weekend now open to other clubs

For longer than anyone can remember, members of the Austin Healey Club have made an annual pilgrimage to the Isle Of Wight.

A weekend of fun and motorsport currently featuring two days of sealed surface autotesting in a bid to win the coveted Turbine Trophy which is awarded to the driver with the fastest combined time for the two events.
This year is comprised of round 12 and round 13 of the Isle Of Wight Car Club Autotest Championship.

This year we are opening this event up to other club on the Island and on the mainland to not only try and capture the Turbine trophy but also to see who is the quickest in their club – Club organisers are more than welcome to supply and present trophy’s for their club members at the awards presentation held at the Bergman’s rest immediately after the close of the Sunday event

You can enter each day individually please see our website events list for more details

Next Event Knighton sand Pit 13th Ocotber 2019

This is your last chance to enjoy sliding around in an unsealed surface event in 2019.

This is one of the most epic venues on the Isle of Wight Calendar. Dirt, Dust, rubble and sand – whats not to like?

Please register your interest in competing at this event otherwise it may be cancelled due to low numbers

If you plan to take part as a competitor please enter on line as soon as possible or if you plan to pay on the day please inform the club via Email, social media or tell a member of the committee.

please support your club and maybe even encourage your friends to have a go – lets keep our club alive

Round 9 Report

Round 10 of the isle of Wight Car Club calendar was based at Knighton Sand Pit, however due to heavy rain days before the event, the course looked more like a mud bath than a sand pit.
Not put off by a little mud, 12 competitors enjoyed a great day of club motorsport, threading their way through traffic cones, piles of rocks, and quarry excavators.
In round 1 Josh Finish posted the fastest time, however for the rest of the day struggled to stay at the sharp end of the leader board. Jon Barrett took advantage of the all wheel drive in his Subaru Impreza and was the fastest driver in round 2, but the Steve Brett in his light and nimble classic mini was the fastest drive in round 3. This was proving to be an entertaining mix of cars and drivers battling for the top spot.
In the class battle, Steve Glass was pushing his MGZR hard to keep up with Hannah Thompson and Ricky Sheppard in their shared Renault Clio. Ricky took the class win and Hannah was crowned the fastest lady of the day.
In class 2 Barry Richardson showed his son Kevin how it’s done by taking the class 2 victory.
Joe Moor was the fastest class 4 driver of the day and temporarily topped the leader board in round 6 but was knocked down to the second step by the drivers that followed him.
Steve Brett also has a chance of standing on the top step in round 6 but had to settle for the second step as Josh Finch in his final run put down a perfect lap to win the event.
This was a popular result with the crowed as this is the first time Josh has stood on the top step of the podium and well deserved it was.
The final unsealed surface event of the year will return to Knighton Sand Pit on the 13th of October, competitors and spectators are more than welcome. Please visit our website for more information.