"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!

 

 

6th November 2020

SOCC 12 Car Rally

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 and entries out shortly.

 

 

Round 3 of the Charlies Travel Autotest
sees another fantasic day.

South Oxon Car Club held their third round of the Autotest championship at the fantasic Bill Gwynne international rally School.

The day was filled with sun shine and all the thrills and spills of a classic summer autotest.  SOCC where delighted to welcome and include 6 junior entries to the mix.

FTD went to Lewis Aryis and Suze Endean as first Novice, well done both.

First in class A went to Max Authurs in the classic MG Midget and class B went to husband and wife duo John & Sara Woodward in there latest supper budget Rover 25. 

 

 

Latest News, Events & Club Updates

SOCC - Latest update

SOCC gives it's thanks to all the new members and wishes each anrm welcome and good wishes which brings the members up and over the 90 mark, thank you for your support.
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Friday 21st August sees another chance to scrub up on those navigation skills with another table top rally from 20:00 at the Swan Inn, Enysham.

Please email info@southoxoncarclub.co.uk for entry and details.

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SOCC extends it's thanks to the invitation to join the 2020 "Akeman Rally" hosted by friends, Oxford Motor Club being held on August 23rd.

 SOCC sees 5 teams out in various guises to include the boss man himself, Rob Hall and Iulian using the much worked on 1398 Rover 25! Hugely well known and respected classic man and new club member Tim Saywer joins us with navigator Nick Cooper to unleash the beautifully prepared classic Escort Mexico, Rob & Julie in there 1972 Vauxhall Viva Magnum, affectionately known as Nigel along with club members Lewis Ayris in his infamous 1398 yellow peril MG ZR and master of the class, senior Ayris (Simon) in his Red 1398 ZR. Mike Authers also joins the event in his undoubtable well prepared MG Midget   

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SOCC thanks it's neighbours Witney Motor Club for the extended invitation to join the 2020 Autocross where we see 5 crews out competing for some silverware to bring home.

James Hall brings to the event for the first time his newly built Honda Blackbird whilst Ben Stockton brings his formidable Nova. Alan Carwright with his eklectic collection of vehicles opts for the Nissan Almera, with Dave Lumsdale looking to clinch some silverware in his Peugeot 206 and Dave Galbraith looks to be going all out in his Suzuki Swift.   

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SOCC extendes it's grtitude and thanks to Simon & Lewis Ayris of
Rally Preperation Services for hosting an exclusive evening
with WRC Champion Phil Mills

SOCC are delighted to offer Club members a night to remember on Tuesday 8th September from 19:00, held at the RPS head quarters in Witney.

Tickets available now from just £5.00 per head with all proceeds going to the charity "Seasaw"

Watch this space for further details!

Bookings available now by emailing info@southoxoncarclub.co.uk or contact James Hall. 

 

Motorsport restarts in Scotland Monday 10 August 2020

Motorsport UK has announced that the sport can begin to resume in Scotland following the publication of further guidance from the governing body. Following a successful restart across several home nations during the past month, Motorsport UK is moving to its next phase of getting the sport back on track.

From today, (Monday 10 August) motorsport can begin its resumption in Scotland after positive dialogue with Sport Scotland, the Scottish Government and relevant authorities.

 

 

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!.

 

SOCC Annouces is 2nd Table Top Rally of 2020

 

SOCC are delighted to annouce the second of this years planned table top rally. Held on  Friday 21st August at the Swan Inn, situated in Eynsham from 20:00.

There is no charge for the entry to the event and people of all experiences are welcome from novices through to expert experienced navigators.

Please note, all entries must pre book to ensure Covid-19 rules are met.  

Please email us info@southoxoncarclub.co.uk for details and entry. 

 

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.

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