"A Motorsport Club for Enthusiasts!"

Bath Festival

 

Congratulations to all the SOCC crews for finishing the Bath Festival!!!!!!!

A demanding event with 19 tests including Castle Coombe Circuit, Keevil Airfield and Longleat Forest.
Lewis Ayris finished the event 7th overall and was 1st in class 2 in his MG ZR.
3rd in class 2 was Simon Ayris also in a ZR coming home in 10th overall.
James Hall and Dave Galbraith collected 2nd in class 5 and 16th overall.
Rob and Julie Clifton arrived at the finish minus their sump guard in 28th overall and 7th in class 2.
Jonny and Sarah Woodward were out in the Mazda Mx5 running in class 6 and after a few issues early on got 8th in class and 39th overall. 

 

 

 

Welcome to South Oxon Car Club

 We exist to provide, promote and support grass roots club motorsport to all levels of competitor from beginner to seasoned campaigner.

South Oxon Car Club was started by a group of motorsport enthusiasts. We are a car club based around everything to do with cars and motorsport and we organise local events.  All competitors are welcome at all events. We have competitors taking part at all levels from beginners to experts and semi professionals. Being an active club, South Oxon Car Club members are regularly out and about helping to organise and marshal events both locally, nationally and internationally.

Whether you just want to watch motor sport, talk about it, or get involved as a competitor, marshal on events we can provide the opportunities for it all!

Please view our events and latest news pages for the all the updates.

Rubber side down, see you soon!

 

 

Latest News

22nd February - SOCC sees the normal Targa crews competing for some silverware and also welcomes John & Sara Woodward who are newbies to the Targa world, good luck all!

22nd & 23rd February - Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park.  

1st March - SOCC Auto Test - REGS and entries available now!

7th March - HRCR - Tour of Cheshire. Rob & Julie once agaon but Nigel the Viva to the test on the 2nd event on the Clubmans Championship

15th March - 12  Car - A novice based event using the Lord Kitchener in Curbridge as both a starting and finishing venue. Regs and entry forms Out Now! 
Click her to download the 12 Car regs and entry forms

15th March - SOCC Sunday social & a pint - From 11:00am - The Bus Museum Long Hanbrough OX29 8LA everyone welcome members and non members. 

21st & 22nd - HRCR - North Yorkshire Classic. Rob and Julie head off the 3rd round of the HRCR Clubmans Championship. A rally with a difference, open to Targa Rally entries and includes night stage sections.  Entries and regs available now

A brief overview to some of the many types of events available to SOCC members

 

Auto Solo & Auto Tests

AutoSolo in the United Kingdom is a form of Motorsport-based around the principles of autotesting, the main differences being that the tests are run in a forward direction only and are usually slightly faster and more open than traditional Autotests. Courses are usually larger than those for Autotesting, and as the courses are laid out to run in one direction

Autotesting involves a series of tests, generally around traffic cones, to measure precision driving skill. The tests often include stopping with the front and rear wheels straddling a line, and always end stopping in a garage (usually marked out with cones). Sections of each test are usually completed in reverse. Cars involved can be standard road cars or ones specially built for autotest. In either case, the sport is cheap, with entries to events usually costing between £8 and £25.[citation needed] Autotests can take place on either grass or hard surface. Grass Autotests are popular for club events as they are more gentle on tyres and transmissions. Many Clubs run their Grass autotests without any reversing. Championship Autotests in the UK are normally on a hard surface.

 

 

Targa Rallying

Targa rallying is a real test of driver and navigator; the driver needs to tackle the test/course as quickly as possible but they cannot do it without the navigator who tells them where to go. Targa rallying may not be one of the most well known forms of rallying, but using standard cars and a cheap entry level of motor sport, they are rapidly becoming more popular. They are easily accessible to anyone with a road car and driving licence. How does targa Rallying work? A targa rally comprises of a driver, navigator and a car. A targa rally is a long test/course, normally taking a few minutes per test to complete, defined by cones or pylons. The crew are provided with test diagrams which show where to go and which side of the cones to pass, and the navigator tells the driver where to go. Sounds easy? The crew need to ensure they go the right way, the driver cannot hit any cones for that will incur a time penalty and this all has to be done as quickly as possible. It's a real test of driver skill, navigator skill, communication and team work. The winning crew is the crew who completes all of the tests in the lowest aggregate time. Targa rallies can take place on tarmac or loose surfaces such as gravel or fields and normally take place at a single venue over one day.

 

12-Car Rallies

A 12-car rally is a type of car rally, often run by motor clubs as a simple and strictly amateur form of the sport. 12-car rallies are run to Navigational Rally rules, which are based on navigational skills rather than speed, and with usually a notable social element too. In the United Kingdom, the rules for 12-cars are governed by the Motor Sports Association UK (MSA)[1] and are as follows: Maximum of 12 competing vehicles per event (hence the name) Generally only standard road cars permitted, not fully prepared cars (this is at the discretion of the organising club, but is widely upheld) Maximum 30 mph average speed only "Plot 'n' bash" navigation only No timing to the second permitted, only to the previous minute "PR" (public relations) work as necessary if the route affects residential areas, this is as for a road rally but the requirements are not quite as strict. Police to be informed of the event, though route information does not need to be submitted and approved Route authorisation must be granted from the MSA's local representative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historic Rallying

Historic rallying is all about recreating the challenge and excitement of competing during the ‘golden age’ of rallying, using cars that were rallied from the 1950’s through to the 1980’s. It is one of the most affordable and friendly forms of motorsport available today. There are five different types of historic rallying you can take part in. Scenic Tours (which are non-competitive), Road Rallying, Endurance Rallying, Hill Climbing & Sprinting and Stage Rallying (which are competitive). All have many different things to offer depending on how you want to use your car, what kind of driving experience you want, and how competitive you want to be, but all are great fun.

Auto Test 28th December 2019

Auto Test 28th December 2019

Auto Test 28th December 2019

Golf and a pint at Waterstock 19th Jan 2020

Golf and a pint at Waterstock 19th Jan 2020

Golf and a pint at Waterstock 19th Jan 2020