"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!

 

 

 

 

A big congratulations!

SOCC Member David Burden with the Stephen Paine Junior Challenge Shield. Well done David and all the best for 2021.

Latest News, Events, Members & Club Updates

 

28th December 2020 - SOCC Christmas Shakedown

Please note, this event has been postponed till the tier 4 Government restrictions are lifted - apologise to those of you who were looking forward to Christmas Fun!

SOCC Christmas Shakedown - Sorry fully booked!

A Shakedown with a twist - Open to 40 entries and other clubs welcomed

27th December - 2020 SOCC Christmas Autotest

Please note, this event has been postponed till the tier 5 Government restrictions are lifted. 

19th December - 2020 Hero Events - Per Ardun Ad Infinitum

SOCC congratulates Simon Ayris & Kim Bannister in the mighty MG B with a great result finishing up 22nd overall and 4th in class with Rob & Julie Clifton following up the rear in 28th overall and 3rd in class.

A fabulous day out, filled with Christmas cheer, jumpers and sparkles. A day filled with 11 special tests, 2 regs including a trip round the local farm! 
And closing the day with what can only be described as a TC named "Airfield Mayhem" a fitting end to a fabulous day.

Special thanks go out to the RPS Marshall crew including Lewis, Katie and M-J.

12th December 2020 - Preston Rally

Well what can I say, but who'd have thought the Preston would be running in such times..!
A huge well done to the 5 SOCC crews who battled the weather and conditions of the Preston Rally.

Our Congratutions go to Simon Ayris and Kim Bannister with a fantastic closing position of 18th overall, followed closely by Bob Wisniewski & Paul Lettington finishing 28th overall and by no means by least the Boss man himself sat in the silly seat Rob Hall with Eddie (Rallyboy) Haynes who finished up 40th overall.

Our comiserations to both crews Lewis Ayris & Simon Lassam and James Hall & Dave Galbraith.

 

 

 

 

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