Due to the wet weather, this weekend’s USS event at Atherfield has been MOVED to KNIGHTON.
Just a little post to say hello and please comment below if you’re listening. 😉
Due to Crop rotations the event next Sunday will now be at Knighton Sandpit hope to see as many of you there as possible!
Marshalling is imperative to events, therefore we are trying a new marshalling system to try and distribute the duties on the day as fairly as possible.
- The requirement to marshal is absolute.
- It is your own responsibility to be ready at race control for the Marshall switch over between runs. We suggest that if for example you are in team C you are one of the first 2 complete your 2nd run so you are ready with plenty of time to releave the marshals once the last person completes their run.
- If you do not marshal or provide a replacement, you will be disqualified from the event and any remaining runs withdrawn.
- It may be that you are car sharing, In the event that you find that you and your team mate are drawn on the same team, it may be sensible to find someone on another team to swap with.
Marshall training evening.
With the clock ticking to the start of the season we have arranged a social event at the Camp hill Prison club on Wednesday 21st March at 8pm. This will be a great opportunity to catch up with your fellow competitors and refresh your minds on what your club needs from you when its your turn to Marshall! Safety at our events is imperative and we feel everyone would benefit from a quick reminder of all the simple things that help run our events as smoothly and safely as possible. If you can, please pop in for a quick pint, sign on and say hi!
Advanced Sign on
We would like to urge as many of our members as possible from the past season wishing to renew their membership for 2012 to do so online through the clubs website. Everyone wishing to compete at the first event will need to be a registered season or day member before we can get going. Therefore the more people who do this in advance the sooner we can start, giving you all as much driving time as possible. If you can’t sign on online, you will be able to at the Marshall training evening mentioned above.
There have been some questions relating to the class regulations we issued on the last email round. Effective from Round 1 the now amended Reg’s are available to see on the clubs website. – http://iowcc.co.uk/regulations/regulations-2/
For all the F1 fans in the club we’re running a league on this site:
Sign up and register an account (all free) and then join your team into the Isle of Wight Car Club league. The league is open to all and has no password. You have a few days now till the season starts but you can enter after the 1st race should you miss the deadline.
The Event Calender is now available to be seen on the Clubs website, http://iowcc.co.uk/calendar/ .
AGM & Awards Evening
On Saturday the 3rd of March the IOWCC welcomes its members to the Quay Arts centre for its annual general meeting and 2011 season awards evening. As ever the fastest chef on the island will be serving up a cracking 2 course meal. The club will cover half the bill meaning we just need a menu choice and £6 from you by the 17 of February to participate! Doors will open at 7pm with food served for 7:30.
The Menu for the evening can be found here Payment via Paypal is available http://iowcc.co.uk/payments/, once paid please email name & menu choices to email@example.com. For cash payments please contact Matt Price on 07894050791 or Toby Allen firstname.lastname@example.org, please note you cannot pay on the evening.
There will be awards for last years season handed out after the meal. Regrettably this does mean if you were fortunate enough to win a trophy last season its time to give it a polish and return to Steve Stotesbury. You can arrange delivery direct with Steve on 07855877282. Alternatively Jai Nolan has kindly offered to be a drop off point for trophy’s at the Gun shop in Newport.
Finally there will be the AGM, its at this point the 2012 committee will be voted in and is your opportunity to voice any thoughts you have over the coming season. Anyone who can, should attend!
8pm Wednesday the 21st of March at Camphill Prison club in Newport will host a refresher to Marshalling at events. We implore you to come to this. Whilst we have some well seasoned Marshall’s in our midst the efficiency and understanding of the job is key to not only the safety at events, but also fair scoring and number of runs you get in at each event! Additionally there happens to be a bar selling drinks there so you’d be a fool not to come.
Membership forms for the 2012 season can be downloaded from the clubs website here http://iowcc.co.uk/payments/ . Membership and event prices have been frozen so remain exactly the same as last season. The agm and Marshall training evenings will be an ideal opportunity to settle up for the year. Alternatively you can pay online through Paypal at http://iowcc.co.uk/payments/ and post the printed and signed application to the address at the bottom of the form. Members shall default to their race number from the previous season.
A breakdown of dates for your diaries
Saturday 3rd March AGM & Awards evening
Wednesday 21st March Marshall training Camphill Prison officer’s club
Round 1 SS Sunday 8th April College
Round 2 USS Sunday13th May Knighton
Round 3 SS Saturday 16th June St Georges Football club
Round 4 USS Sunday1st July Atherfield
Round 5 SS 22ndJuly BAE
12th August PCT / Social Event
Round 6 USS 19th August Atherfield
Round 7 USS 9th September Pallance Farm
Round 8 SS 23rd September Venue TBC
Round 9 USS 14th October Nunwell
Round 10 USS 28th October Knighton
Round 11 SS 10th November HW BAE
Round 12 SS 11th November HW College
Friday 7th December Season ending party / Awards night / Christmas do
As ever these date can change so always keep an eye on the clubs website or face book page for changes!
Safety at events is imperative, your committee has therefore deemed it necessary to enforce some new reg’s for the up coming season.
Cars in all classes
To be fitted with bodywork including a driver compartment isolated from the engine, fluid filled batteries, gearbox, hydraulic reservoirs, transmission shafts, chains, belts and gears, brakes,
wheels, suspension components including their operating linkages and attachments, petrol/fuel tanks, oil tanks, water header tanks, catch tanks and fuel system components. Vehicles to be fitted with a bonnet covering the engine and all its’ major components.
If batteries have been moved into the drivers compartment and there is no bulkhead to separate the driver area from the battery, a battery box must be used.
Where a radiator is not isolated from the driver a suitable deflector is to be fitted to prevent fluid directly coming into contact with the vehicle’s occupants
Have positive fastenings for all doors and all hinged or detachable parts of the bodywork.
Classes 1-4 only (not class 5)
A) Body shape must conform to the original silhouette of the vehicle and retain the original layout of engine and transmission.
B) Any areas of window, opening or transparent material originally specified as part of the vehicle to provide Driver visibility must remain consistent with he original specified dimensions and position.
C) If originally fitted with driver/passenger doors, hatchback doors, sliding doors, opening boots or tailgates, these must be secured in the closed position during events.
For clarity, Points A,B & C must be adhered to for classes 1-4, if you fall outside of this you will compete in class 5.
Finally all cars must be silenced and reasonable measures should be undertaken to keep cars quiet. At the discretion of officials cars may be excluded due to excessive noise.
You may or may not be aware every time you pay for an event on the day, £1 goes into a pot for the clubs chosen charity. In recent year this has been the IOW hospice and the club shall be proud to present a cheque to the hospice early later in the year. We are considering changing the charity for this collection so if any members have any recommendations please let us know!
All the best and hope to see you all on the 3rd March!
Unfortunately the venue at Atherfield is not ready yet so we are having to postpone the event this weekend.
Good evening fellow car clubbers.
Just to make you all aware, Steven Wells has reluctantly stepped down as Membership Secretary due to work commitments and therefore I have taken his role. I’m sure everyone would agree that Steve has put a massive influence into the club and would like to thank him for his hard work over the years. This does not mean he is gone for good but is still a proud member and hopefully competing with us this Sunday.
Looking ahead to this weekend, we will be holding the first Unsealed Surface Autotest at what is pretty much everyone’s favorite venue – Knighton Sandpit. The event kicks off on Sunday at the usual time of 10am sharp, but you need to sign on in from 9am-9.30am. The safety briefing and track walk will be held at 9.35am before the first car is let loose.
You can sign-on in advance from the club website and pay via Paypal which will help the smooth running of the event on the day. I strongly advise most members if possible to sign-on in advance as this really helps makes the event to run on time.
Just to make you all aware, if you have friends or family coming to take part on a DAY MEMBERSHIP this Sunday, they must show their driving License as part of sign-on admission. Failure to do so will result in declined membership. This is for DAY MEMBERS and people wanting to join as a FULL member.
Lets hope for good weather for the Sandpit and look forward to seeing you all there.
See you Sunday
Isle of Wight Car Club LTD