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 robbie.iowcc@gmail.com 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.

Get close to the Action

We still have two spaces available Sunday 3rd March for two marshals to join the IOWCC marshal team at Bovington Rally Stages. Leaving the island 0600, returning 1930. This rally is a non spectator event so if you want to see some of the best action why not join the marshalling team for the day, it will give you a good insight into rallying and what being a marshal entails .

If you are interested please contact the club

You should be a marshal

For anyone who is passionate about motorsport but does not necessarily want to get behind the wheel, becoming a marshal is a great way to get close to the action.

The Isle of Wight Car Club are actively seeking people to be accredited marshals for evens such as –

The Island Speed trials (Sandown Sprint)

The Island Stages

Sprints, Hillcimb and rally events on the mainland

If you feel this is a role that you would be interested in – The IOWCC will guide you through the process of becoming accredited and how to marshal at some of these events.

please contact the club via our marshals page

also check out the motorsport UK marshals section on their website

Would you like to be a marshal at the Bovington Rally stages on the 2nd and 3rd of March?

We have a team of marshals heading there for the weekend to assist the Bournemouth & District Car Club (BDCC) and you are invited

contact the club for more details

Time to renew your IOWCC membership

Why do you need to be a member?
Almost all motorsport UK motorsport events require you to be a member of an affiliated club – your IOWCC membership will open the door to so much more than IOW events. 
Your IOWCC membership runs from the 1st of jan until the end of Dec, you can apply and pay via our website.

Membership cards
You will now be issued with a digital membership card, this will have your membership number on it and will be needed to compete in Motorsport UK events and will also give you access to some amazing deals through our sponsors and partners.
Thank you for being a member.

Please remember to FILL IN THE MEMBERSHIP FORM as well as pay via the pay pal link – Thank you

It is also time to renew your Motorsport UK licence

To compete at Isle of Wight Car Club Autotest events as a driver or a passenger in 2024 you will need to hold a new RS Clubman licence as a minimum, which will be free of charge.

The RS Clubman licence can be applied for online via the Motorsport UK website and aims to encourage more grass roots participation, as well as ensuring all Motorsport UK event competitors are covered by comprehensive insurance. Additionally, licence holders will have access to Motorsport UK’s Member Benefits Programme that includes the new upgraded personal accident cover.

2024 1b and 1c list

The moment you have all been waiting for – “The Christmas Holidays?” – NO – the 2024 Motorsport UK tyre list. So just to be clear – Motorsport UK insist that cars are NOT PERMITTED to use any tyre on the current 1B or 1C list for autotesting. On top of this there are IOWCC restrictions for classes 1 and 2 but we can discuss them later – in the meantime here is that magic list of banned tyres for 2024. Don’t forget you can get a great deal from our partner Wight Tyres if you flash your current IOWCC membership card.

Sandown Sprint 20/21 April 2024


Supplementary Regulations: download

Entry Form: Opens 18:00 on Friday 15th December!

Sprinting and hillclimbing is more accessible than you might think, and with the IOWCC organising the motorsport aspect of the Sandown Sprint there is no excuse for not having a go.

How to enter

The event is open to all members of clubs affiliated to the ACSMC and ASWMC. Including Isle of Wight Car Club Members.

The below images serves as a basic guide as to the different classes and what is required, please check the regulations along with motorsport UK’s year book for all information.

the below images serves as a basic guide as to the different classes and what is required, please check the regulations along with motorsport UK’s year book for all information. 


For spectator info, visit the main Isle Of Wight Speed Trials website.

Round 14 report

The final round of the IOWCC sealed surface Autotest calendar was held at Fort Street car park in Sandown.

This popular venue is great for spectators and despite the prospect of rain attracted many onlookers.

Cathy True took the reins as Clerk of the course, this role includes many duties, including designing and setting the course. The course Cathy designed resembled a butterfly and it was named Metamorphic motoring. Considering this was Cathy’s first ever course, many drivers praised it as one of the best courses ever designed at car club, so sell done.

Class 1 is for unmodified cars under 1400cc – new member Max Downer struggled to learn the course to start with, however, once he knew where he was going, he put his karting skills to good use and finished 15th overall and 4th in class. Michael Jolliffe finished 3rd in class, Rob Highmore 2nd and the class winner was Darren Phillips finishing 10th overall.

Wight Karting had their simulator van at the event and the chosen course was Goodwood, a fitting choice, since quite a few IOWCC members will be competing there in a week’s time as part of the South Downs Stages. Jakey Jarrold was the 3rd fastest virtual driver of the day followed by Kevin Richardson in 2nd and our Kart champion of the day was Jacques Ridett. Thank you so much to Wight Karting for adding this new dynamic to our events.

The IOWCC / Wight Karting evening is on the 29th of November for IOWCC members – checkout our website for more details.

Class 2 is for unmodified cars over 1400cc –  Wayne Hole as missed a few events due to a damaged thumb and although safe to drive he was worried about aggravating his injury at today’s event and with this he felt his times suffered. Despite this, he still took the class win and just missed out on the podium by a tenth of a second. In consolation Wayne has taken the combined championship award for 2023.

Class 3 is for modified cars under 1400cc – a decade ago the IOWCC was awash with classic minis but in later times they have been in the minority, however, at today’s event we had Daniel O’Connor in his lovely red 1989 classic mini, Collin Attrill in his formidable yellow mini and Dave Goodwin who has never wavered from using his mini at car club and has consistently been firing for the top spot. Dave performed the fastest time of the day on his 3rd run and the rest of the field were unable to challenge such a lead. Steve Staff took 3rd in class 3 finishing 5th overall and James Robbins took 2nd in class and 2nd overall. Dave not only finished 1st in class and 1st overall he has also taken the sealed surface championship for 2023.

Tyres were the hot topic at this meeting – under Motorsport UK regulations cars used for autotesting are not permitted to use tyres on the 1b and 1c tyre list, contained within the current Motorsport UK yearbook (commonly known as the blue book). Tyre softening treatment, blankets or hot boxes are also not permitted.

With the season coming to a close it is very tempting to make upgrades to your car for 2024, however, it would be wise to delay any expensive purchases such as tyres until the 2024 year book has been released.

IOWCC rules also change from time to time and if there are any changes, these will be discussed and put into place at the AGM.

Class 4 is for modified cars over 1400cc – James McEnery in his Fiesta, Dave Leppard in his MX5 and Luke Everson in his Subaru Wrx, all driving very different class 4 cars, finished 9th, 7th and 7th. Yes that is not a typo both Dave’s and Luke’s fastest times were identical – 0:54:58.

However, the fastest class 4 driver of the day was Kevin Richardson in his shared BINI Cooper S, he also finished 3rd overall.

Fastest youth of the day was Kaiden Read, who also finished 19th overall in his class 3 Clio.

Club members can drive as young as 14 years old and this year was sponsored by Jake Ellis Sunglasses and we would like to thank them for their support – we hope to see more youth drivers competing in 2024 – check out our website for more details.

Class 5 is for heavily modified cars, limited production cars and specials such as Martin Goddard’s single seater special. Martin is racking up his seat time in his new machine and we are looking forward to seeing what he can achieve in 2024. 

Fastest lady of the day was Cathy True in her class 4 Suzuki Ignis Sport, not only did Cathy take this title but also finished 17th overall and 7th in class.

That’s it for the 2023 Autotest season, it has been amazing and we would like to thank everyone who has helped make these events happen. 

Don’t forget we have the club’s Wight Karting event on the 29th of November and the IOWCC Christmas meal on the 7th of December, check out our website for more details.


Christmas meal ??
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Christmas meal,if you could be so kind as to respond to the event on Facebook or via email and comment on the post what you would like so we could give our orders in ahead of time that would great. You have till the 30th of November to let us know if you will be attending this wonderful event. 
These are the prices for this year Christmas meal. 
Adult 3 course £20
Child 3course £15
?Homemade vegetable soup
?Prawn cocktail
?Pate and toast
?Beef roast
?Turkey roast
?No chicken chicken roast (vegetarian)
?Xmas pudding and brandy sauce
?Vanilla or chocolate ice cream
?Apple crumble 
We look forward to seeing you all