Midland Centre Sporting Events 2021 ...N
Are you interested in Motorsport but not sure how it all works?
To try and give you as much information as possible the MG Car Club Midland Centre have created information sheets for various Sporting events, most of which the Centre will be holding during the year.
If you would like more details or like to discuss further, please contact the following who will be keen to assist you.
|How can I get
started in Sprinting and Hillclimbing? The
MG Car Club has been organising motor sport since the 1930ís and
the Midland Centre also has a very long history of doing so.
Currently, we organise two speed events each year at the
Curborough Sprint Course, which is situated three or four miles
north of Lichfield in Staffordshire, just off theA38, near the
Fradley Industrial Estate. The Centre has recently celebrated
fifty years of running these successful meetings there.
MGCC racing, sprints and hill climbs are well publicised in Safety Fast Magazine.These are speed events, often connected to championships for which an MSUK competition licence is required before one can compete. Their website explains how to qualify for a licence. There are plenty of clubs in the Midlands organising similar contests enabling the newcomer to plan a season of competition.
As a way to encourage the younger drivers, all 'Under 21s' qualify for a discounted entry fee.
Midland Centre Young Members in Motorsport.
Itís been highly encouraging to learn that some of
the Young Members Branch recently obtained Clubmanís licences.
The Midland Centre of the MGCCis registered with AWMMC, the Association of West Midlands Motor Clubs. This organisation acts as a forum and clearing house for regional motorsport, avoiding date clashes and providing publicity for all the affiliated clubs in the area.
The AWMMC website is a gold mine. It lists all its affiliated members and their principle activities in motor sport which makes hunting down a club event in your neck of the woods pretty easy. You will find annual calendars, regulations, entry forms; so pretty straight forward to organise your weekend pursuits in which ever discipline takes your fancy.
The MSUK rules for clubman events encourage the organising club to invite up to 15 MSUK affiliated-clubs to participate; this information can be found in the regulations.
A quick scan through the clubs listed in your geographic areawill reveal all sorts of sport which is impossible to publish in Safety Fast but nonetheless could be open to MGCC members.
If the MGCC is not listed as an invited club you will likely find that a call to the organisers will welcome the MGCC and we will be added to the list, clubs donít turn down potential entries.
Midland Centre is keen to help the Young Members Branch become
involved in motor
sport, in whatever way it can, visit
the Midland Centre 'events'
page for up-to-date event listings, contacts and motor sport
is a Naviscat'?
This style of event involves plotting onto an Ordnance Survey 1:50000 scale map twenty or twenty-four clue-point locations and then selecting a maximum of three quarters of them to visit. They will likely be within a radius of eight to ten miles of the start and the plotting will require an understanding of basic navigation techniques such as grid references, tulip diagrams, map symbols, spot heights or herringbone diagrams.
What is an 'AutoSolo'?
'Autosolo' is a forward only version of an autotest ideal for unmodified road cars, they must be driven to the event and have an MOT, although this can vary depending on the regulations. The rules allow for a passenger as young as 12 and a driver aged 14, though not in the same car! MGCC members have an invitation from the Cannock and District Car Club to enter their events.
If you want a fun day out then visit http://www.cdcc.org.uk or see them on Facebook. An ideal opportunity to exercise your daily driver and still get to work on Monday morning.
Other events may be open to MGCC members. Anyone interested in taking part in any of these events should contact the Cannock & District Car Club directly. Their website contains details of entry forms and regulations.
Thanks to MGCC Member Ian Webb for this summary which has previous;y been printed in Safety fast Magazine.
More Information on our pdf - download HERE
Start Trials safely and cheaply with a 'Taster' event.
MSUK encourage Taster events which are designed to whet the appetite of novices for Clubman level competition. The Midland Centre has organised an annual Taster Car Trial for several years which has been popular, a friendly all-inclusive low cost day out with your daily driver, no special preparation needed. Lots of instruction about car control plus the opportunity to tackle grassy hills, adverse camber, hilly stop and restart and safe downhill reversing techniques, an opportunity to get involved in a safe environment.
Another way to get a feel for the many and varied disciplines is to volunteer as a marshal, they are always in relatively short supply and if it is your forte you will find yourself in demand. Contact the chief marshal for the event to make yourself known.
Simon Morris - Sporting Event
and Marshal Co-ordinator
Events 2021 ...
Our regular events which the Centre organise like the Spring Sprint to be held at Curborough on Sunday 11th April.
Our Summer Sprint is again at Curborough on Sunday 1st August and the Autumn Trial at Burton Dassett Hills Country Park on Sunday 26th September, will continue again in 2021, Covid restrictions allowing.
The Regularity Run is planned to take place during September 2021 in Herefordshire, more details, regulations and entry forms will be available on our 'events' page on this website nearer the date for the event.
planned to start late Morning of Saturday 5th June.
This style of event involves plotting onto an Ordnance Survey
1:50000 scale map twenty or twenty-four clue-point locations and
then selecting a maximum of three quarters of them to visit.
They will likely be within a radius of eight to ten miles of the start and the plotting will require an understanding of basic navigation techniques such as grid references, tulip diagrams, map symbols, spot heights or herringbone diagrams
|General News ...|
The current situation regarding coronavirus may result in many public events being either cancelled or at least severely curtailed. This may apply to events being organised by various MG groups, including the Midland Centre. We strongly advise our members to check with the organisers of any event which you may be thinking of attending, before leaving home, to ascertain whether or not it is still being held. Updates affecting Midland Centre events will be displayed here and may be issued in Centre email bulletins.
The MG Car Club Ltd - Midland Centre
House, Cemetery Road, Abingdon OX14 1AS.,