"A Motorsport Club for Enthusiasts!"

 

 

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, Events & Club Updates

SOCC - Latest update

 

Our best wishes and good luck go to the Woodward husband and wife duo who take to Litchfield this Sunday for the Guyforks Autotest in there beautifully sounding 1396cc MGZR

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Our best wishes and good luck go to the 5 SOCC crews out this weekend on the Cotswold Stages in various vehicles ranging from a Mk2 Ford Escort to Nissan Micra and Peugeot 205, Results to follow.

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Congratulations to all those who attended the 4th Round of the Charlies Travel Autotest Championship at the Kassam Stadium the 25th October.

James Hall picked up 1st in class and the FTD award with Alan Cartwright in 2nd and Jonny Woodward picking up 3rd  in the expert class.  Hot in the driving saw 2 new drivers picking up class awards in the novice class, Iulian Arcos & Sammy Cartwright.
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Congratualtions go to James Hall & Suze Endean for 2nd overall and 1st Novice in the Link Rally event.

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SOCC sees a pround moment as club secretary James Hall becomes a BARS registered instructor and joins the Bill Gwynne International Rally School teaching the new F1000 boys a thing or 2!

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SOCC sees yet another busy weekend of action.  

Opening up the weekend sees the F1000 juniors enjoying a blast at the Bill Gwynne International Rally School for a shack down day accompanied by 2 not so junior members Jonny Woodward and Rob Hall who took the opportunity for some seat time in the well prepared MG ZR and the king of the rally cars, the MK1 Escort Mexico.

Josh and Alex Williams are out and about this Sunday at Bedford Aerodrome in their track day 182 Clio

James Hall & Suze Endean take to the Oxfordshire street with the Link Rally starting at Thame

Dave Galbraith and Dave Lumsdale head off to Kilmingrton for the final round of the ASWMC Autocross

Good luck to all!

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Simon Ayris and Kim Bannister took to the streets of Somerset and Devon at the Hero Challenge 3, with the beatifully prepaired MGB.

After a cracking day of mixed tests and jogularities Simon and Kim brought home 1st in Class - Well done gents!

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Hot off the press...

SOCC are delighted to announce the 4th round of the Charlie's Travel Autotest at the gravel car park at the Kassam Stadium Oxford on Sunday 25th October 2020.

Please be reminded that entries will not be accepted unless payments are made in full. Regs and entries available now at

Click here for 

Regs and entries for round 4 of the Charlie's Travel Autotest Championship

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Another big weekend out for the SOCC members with a variety of eventers out in action with some great results. 

Matt and Suze Endean took to the streets at the Debden Autosolo, with the Man himself Mr Dave Galbraith kicking up the dust at the ASWMC Autocross. Dave headed down to Devon for the latest round of the Autocross Championship at Kilmington. And buy by no means least Dave Thornhill & Kev Barnes used the freshly built C2 at the Abingdon Carnival Stages on Sunday.

Way to go team SOCC!

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Congratulations to Matt and Suze Endean who came in 1st and 2nd in class today following a succesful day at the North Weald Sprint. 

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Congratulation to car 60, Tim Saywer and his beautifully prepared Escort Mexico who had a great day and great result at the Hero Challenge 2 finishing 27 overall - Well done!

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Flying the flag for SOCC Matt and Suze Endean support Hero events with marshalling on Saturday's Hero event where 100 pre 1986 classic vehicles hit the streets of Oxfordshire for the long awaited Challenge 2.

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SOCC November 12 car

 Hot off the press, SOCC are delighted to annouce the first of it's planned 12 car rallies. Using map 164 north and into Warwickshire

Regs out now!
Please folow the link below.


November 12 car regs

 

 

Shakedown September 2020

 

Hatsford Targa Rally

SOCC sees club members out in force next Sunday with 6 crews.

Leading the way, father and son, James Hall goes head to head in the driving seat with his Dad, Robert Hall as does Simon and Lewis Ayris. Best of luck to the navs, Iulian Arcus, James Dempster, Bradley Petit and Kim Bannister - Damian Rigden follows up in car number 31- hold on to your seats boys and girls for what looks to be a great day of motorsport!!

 

 

SOCC are delighted to annouce the 4th round of the Charlie's Travel Autotest Championship

 NOW FULLY BOOKED SORRY!

It is with pleasure to annouce the Clubmans Autotest at the Kassam Stadium Oxford on Sunday 22nd November 2020.

Please note the date of the event may change - all those who enter will be informed by 18/08.

Entries open to SOCC members, Oxford, Witney, Junior F1000 & Thame Motor Clubs.This event is sure to make you smile, make you sweat and will make you smile some more!.

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 directionAutotesting 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.Please follow the link below to see some of our members

The Bill Gwynne auto test video

 

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.

Bill Gwynne August Autotest

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