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Another big weekend of 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, who 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
A huge thank you to Paul Gwynne for today's SOCC Shakedown at the Bill Gwynne International Rally School. A great day for our Club Members!
Below are a few pictures from Thursday's shakedown! A great event for our members to be able to blow the dust off their vehicles before hitting some events later this year. Our thanks go to Dave Galbraith for the pictures.
Here is to the next one!
It's with great regret to announch the 1st Year's annual Club Birthday Bash has been cancelled following revised Goverment restrictions which take effect on Monday14th September - watch this space for further updates!
It's with a heavy heart to announce that following the latest Government updates the SOCC AGM due to be held on the 15th September has been postponed - further details to follow
Congratulations to Matt and Suze Endean who came in 1st and 2nd in class today following a succesful day at the North Weald Sprint.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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. 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
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) 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.